Lamb Kofta with Mint and Coriander Chutney on Wholemeal and Besan Roti

I LOVE spices!  Particularly those of the indian and middle eastern variety. You can liken my kitchen pantry to a spice bazaar. Having compiled a list (just so I could keep track of what’s in my pantry) I have:-

Amchur (mango powder)
Asafoetida (Hing)
Bay Leaves ( ok, they should be under herbs but I use the […]

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Paneer: Indian Fresh Cheese

I’ve always enjoyed a good paneer dish whether it be in the form of mattar paneer (with peas) or palak paneer (paneer in a spinach based curry). Whenever I decide to cook up some indian fare, usually for a dinner party, paneer would definitely feature on the table and I would scramble to the […]

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Masala Chai

Masala chai is a sweetened indian mixed-spice tea of black tea leaves boiled with assorted spices and  milk. I’ve been waiting to blog about Masala Chai as this has become my specialty after my friend’s dad made me my first cup of chai, oh so many years ago to accompany our meal of homemade chapatis.  Since then, I have made this many times […]

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Murukku - The Experiment

Last night my kitchen looked like a war zone, gooey strings of dough splattered on the benchtop, tiny pools of oil coating the surface, layers of paper towels excessively saturated. I would describe my first-time attempt at Murukku as awkward!
 
Murukku is a deep-fried savoury Indian snack often made during Deepavali (Festival of lights) and these crunchies are so tasty that […]

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