Onion Fritters - Pyaaz Pakora

Onion Fritters - Pyaaz Pakora

Pakoras, sometimes called bhajis or bhajias, are batter-fried snacks usually eaten as a starter. The batter is made of spiced chickpea or gram flour that is gluten free. This flour is used to coat vegetables or fish to create a variety of fritters. This recipe is taken from the Easy Indian Cookbook.   Makes about…

Black Pepper Chicken - Kali Mirch ka Murgh

Black Pepper Chicken - Kali Mirch ka Murgh

Black Pepper has been exported for centuries ans was one of the major attractions for trader-turned-colonists. Peppercorns are the dried berries of the pepper plant, an evergreen creeper. Their heat and pungency make pepper a popular ingredient in curries, raitas, pachadis and salads. Peppercorns are also boiled in milk with a pinch of turmeric powder…

Kerala Chicken Stew

Keralan cuisine has adopted colonial British stew recipes, adding spices to make them their own. In southern India, stew is made with coconut milk and Malabar Coast spices. Serves 4 4 green chillies, roughly chopped, plus 2 more, slit lengthways, to garnish 1/4 tsp turmeric 1/2 tsp ground coriander 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon  1 tsp…

South Indian Style Fish Curry

South Indian Style Fish Curry

Although the food of southern India is predominantly vegetarian, the coast line is teeming with seafood which is transformed into delicious coconut and fresh green chilli based curries such as this one which uses two kinds of chilli. Serves 4 1 tsp ground turmeric 3-4 garlic cloves, crushed  500g firm white fish, such as cod…