Lets Talk About Caramelisation

We drop the word caramelised a lot, usually when we’re talking about grilling meats and roasting vegetables. Or, well, caramelising onions particularly in Indian cooking like curries. So what is the process of caramelisation? What are we really talking about here? Caramelisation happens when sugar is introduced to heat. Compounds are released that alter the…

How To Clean Dried/ Fresh Keski Fish

So the question, How to clean dried/ fresh keski fish! Keski fish is very delicate and frail, fresh or dried. It needs gentle handling to maintain its shape and integrity so it needs to be treated with due diligence! What You Need To Clean The Dried Keski Fish: You will need a colander and a…

Pan Pies

You know when rolling out dough is a chore?You will love these Pan Pies! I’m recovering from major shoulder surgery so this one’s just perfect way of making these yummy snacks. I haven’t made authentic samosas in a long time, decades. I find it grueling and cumbersome. Instead I make Pies and pastries using leftover…

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….

Caravan Chicken

Caravan chicken, a chicken curry using my simple spice kit I take with me everywhere and the usual produce available to everybody in our local supermarkets. Hubby and I spent a week recently off grid in a caravan nestled in the Welsh hills. It’s a beautiful hideaway, far from chaos, Covid and every day mayhem.It’s…

Dhuma Kara Murgi Ember Smoked Chicken

Today, I’m gonna share with you how to prepare a special dish, Dhuma Kara Chicken, smoked chicken curry. It is one of my favorite food recipes. For mine, I will make it a little bit unique and simpler. This will be really delicious. Smoked chicken curry is one of the most unique of current foods….

My Thai Fish Pie

Here I present my Thai fish pie! It’s a Thai inspired fish Pie, as the name infers. It came about because I wanted to inject some heat and spice into the white sauce which usually is green chillies but as I got thinking, I thought Thai paste for spice, coconut milk for the sauce and…

Spice Storage! More Tools For Your Trade!

I have OCD tendencies. I always feel things need to be done systematically. Things be well planned and organised. That’s the same in my kitchen. Order and practicality! That applies with my spices and cooking tools too!So therefore I have 7 spice dabbas! 1 for my regular spices1 for my whole spices1 for special spices1…

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…