Crispy Battered Karela Salad

Here’s my twist on on a South Indian karela salad! Instead of the simply fried karela this one has a light spicy tempura style batter with, slivers of red onion, a scatter of freshly chopped green chillies, sprinkle of fresh coriander, a dusting of red chilli powder, and a squeeze of lemon! I chucked out…

Chicken RaRa

Chicken Rara or Murgh Rara is a popular North Indian chicken curry wherein chicken is cooked in a thick curry and served spiced up with cardamom, yogurt and whole chillies in a lip-smacking chicken mince gravy. A proper restaurant style dish, it is best enjoyed with some hot phulka or plain boiled rice There are…

Spicy Tuna Mayo Medley

A week of delicious salads served by hubs! Each one delicious and prepared with detail! But the most memorable is an old time favourite that we so adore. Be it in wraps, baked potatoes, pita or sliced bread its simply delicious. It’s one I made often at work to enjoy with my colleagues at lunch…

Crispy Spicy Okra

I can’t tell you how moorish these are!Crispy roasted Okra! Proper Crispy!They make such a welcome addition with drinks and the heat is optional! You can throw these in an airfryer and done in 15mins but as not everyone has one the oven is fine too! Just turn over and keep eye on them.I can…

Curried Ragu

You know how Italians have a pasta sauce, a bolegnese or ragu sauce, rich and intense, well here is my Bengali Style alternative. That’s because we love pasta too! I love a traditional ragu but I love spices. The two marry in my house.They are so loved up that what is created with this marriage…

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…