Okra Do Pyaza

So the most common way in which you can cook okra in an Indian way is by sauteing it with some whole spice and ground spices.Sometimes I use fenugreek seeds to temper. It’s super simple and tastes great with rice or roti. Sometimes I change things up a bit make okra do pyaza. The literal translation…

Smoky Spicy Chicken Rice

Well you can’t have a chilli, spice and rice website without the occasional rice recipe!Here’s the Smoky, spicy chicken rice! This one pot rice cooker meal might just make you smile, a big fat contented smile. This is what I call comfort food, a bowl of rice studded with colourful veg, speckled with herbs and…

Cheesy Chilli Baked Beans Baguette

Two things I love together, baked beans and cheese and onion. One of my favourite lunchtime meals was always the cheese and onion pasty with lashings of beans over it. A good season of salt and pepper and I was always over the moon. So here’s my way of bringing those 2 components together to…

Lets Talk About Bombay Duck

Bombay duck, bummalo, bombil, and boomla is a species of lizardfish. Adults may reach a maximum length of 40 cm, but the usual size is around 25 cm. Ever heard of Bombay Duck? It isn’t a duck, but a fish; and it isn’t found in Bombay, but pretty much all along the Indian coastline. Then…

Flat Bean And Potato Fry/Shim Aloo Bhaji

Looking for a quick I dish to go with your menu? Flat bean and potato fry /Aloo shim bhaji! This is a brilliant vegetarian side using potatoes and flat beans. Other than the prep it’s the usual simple bhaji style dish popular in Bengali households. The ingredients are always extremely limited with very little cook…

Lemongrass And Coconut Chicken Curry

This ones a quick streamlined recipe done for my girls. Lemongrass and coconut curry. Pretty much done and dusted in 30 mins or less. No need to miss out on a good curry with tonnes of flavour! I used chicken thighs, you can use prawns, paneer or fish. Cooking times might vary but the taste…

Okra Stirfry Dharosh Bhaji

Here’s something mighty easy…Dharosh bhaji or Okra fry. These little beauties are also called Dhyarosh in Bengali and known as bhindi or ladies fingers because of their delicate and dainty design. A bit more on Dharosh and other veg can be found here Lets Talk about Indian Vegetables – and Tips Okra has a sweet,…

Potatoes with Moong Dal And Dill/Sholpa Diye Aloo Moong Niramish

INGREDIENTS: 5 small to medium potatoes 2 bay leaves3 tablespoons moong soaked½ cup dill finely chopped stems separate2 whole dry red chilies1 tsp panch puran1/2 teaspoon turmeric1 tsp lemon juicesalt to taste2 tbsp oil3 green chillies slit2 tbsp ghee For Temper:This is optional but I like the fragrant aroma it imparts to the dish. 1 tbsp oil1/2 tsp panch puran METHOD: Soak 3 tablespoons of moong daal in hot…

Sausage, Leek And Potato Bake

Serves 2/3 6 sausages of your choice1 chicken stock cube2 leeks, trimmed and sliced6 small potatoes1 onion sliced5 cloves of garlic minced1 tsp black pepper3 green chillies chopped1 tsp chilli flakesHandfull of fresh chopped flat parlseyWater3 tbsp oilSalt to taste Heat the oven at 180 deg. PREP: Peel and cut your potatoes into 1 inch…