Chicken And Mushrooms In A Hole

Savoury chicken and mushrooms in a hole. Yes a variation of the Toad in the hole, only I’ve used ready cooked chicken peices and some aromatics. I know the pictures aren’t that great…they were taken soon after my shoulder op and I struggled with pics! It does actually taste delicious and there is little effort…

Crispy Spicy Battered Roast Turkey Strips

It’s that time of the year! Leftover roast Turkey. That’s never a problem in our household. It’s made into a curry, used in biryani and always hot battered strips or pakoras! The battered turkey is quick, less labour intensive like pakoras and great to go with drinks! INGREDIENTS: Oil for shallow frying2 cups self raising…

Jhal Bhaja Chicken    Spicy Dry Fry Chicken

Jhal bhaja chicken is as the name infers!A hot, spicy dry fried chicken. I love using coarse chopped chicken from my Asian butchers although I used to do it by hand with a cleaver before it became readily available. I love the chicken like this as it cooks so quick! It’s a great way to…

Chilli Fry Morich Bhaja

Everyone who knows me understands my love for chillies and I mean really hot chilis, the superhot’s like the Carolina repears, Moruga scorpions and all hot pods alike. I love growing my own superhot’s, it’s a passion, a hobby, a thrill and I love making hot sauces, relishes, fermented sauces and using them in curries….

Piyaji Dal Lentils with Onion Temper

The simple Bengali dal adorns most Bengali tables, most days. Traditionally the dal is aways whisked smooth and the temper can vary…from whole seeds and spices or just fresh herbs and ingredients. I’m recovering from a shoulder operation. 10 days in, arm in sling, bored senseless so I cooked this dal today. Piyaji dal is…

Scrambled Egg Curry

I make no excuses for some of the curries I cook.The ever exploring and inquisitive mind of mine always seeks different methods in cooking. How to make the mundane standout, tweaking recipes, adapting curries, always seeking something different, something new. There’s nothing much new about this one, just a combination of 2 favorites.1st the Indian…

Nay Nay’s Potato Wedges

I’ve just returned from a lovely weekend from seeing my various family in Birmingham. In particular I spent the time with my neice, little Anaya, 7yrs old but going on 70! She used to pronounce her name as Nay nay as a baby…it stuck. She is still our Nay Nay and these are her Potato…

Bhuna Masala Chicken Wings

Do you have days when you take out something from the deep freezer and you ponder what to make?I took out some chicken wings today and I was lost for choice of what to do with them. There was just too many things that I wanted to make. In the end I opted for something…