Dumpukht Lamb Biryani

Dumpukht Lamb Biryani

There are hundreds of varieties of biryani and the dum pukht biryani is the method of cooking the dish in a sealed vessel or spherical pot made from clay or steel known as a handi. A clay saucer is often used as the lid and placed on the top of the pot or vessel. The…

Chicken Jambalaya

Chicken Jambalaya

Serves 4 2 tbsp olive oil 2 chicken breasts, chopped 1 onion, chopped 2-4 garlic cloves, crushed or 2 tsp garlic puree 1.5 tbsp Cajun seasoning 2 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp smoked paprika  250g long grain rice, such as basmati 450g can plum tomatoes 500ml chicken stock 1 red pepper, thinly sliced   Heat…

Dal Makhani - Creamy Buttery Lentils

  Serves 8 225g brown lentils 50g butter, plus extra for garnish or 3 tbsp sunflower oil 2 bay leaves 2 onions, finely chopped 4-6 garlic cloves, chopped A generous pinch of asafoetida 2 green chillies, chopped 1 tbsp peeled and grated root ginger 2 tsp ground coriander 2 tsp ground cumin 1/4 tsp salt…

African Chickpea Stew

African Chickpea Stew

Serves 6-8 3 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, chopped 3-4 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tsp ground ginger ¼ tsp allspice 1 tsp curry powder A pinch of cayenne pepper or chilli powder 1/4 tsp fine sea salt 2 tsp tomato puree 1 x 450g can chopped tomatoes 2  x 450g cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed…

Black Pepper Chicken - Kali Mirch ka Murgh

Black Pepper Chicken - Kali Mirch ka Murgh

Serves 8 4 tbsp sunflower oil 2 tsp peeled and grated root ginger 4 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp coarsely ground black pepper 1/2 tsp ground white pepper 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, approximately 950g, cut into bitesize pieces 2 pieces cinnamon sticks 3-4 green cardamoms, slightly crushed 3-4 onions, finely chopped…

Uppama - South Indian Semolina

Uppama - South Indian Semolina

Serves 4 250g fine or medium semolina 2 tbsp groundnut or sunflower oil 1/4 tsp brown or black mustard seeds 4-6 curry leaves (optional) 1 onion, sliced 2 green chillies, finely chopped 60g petit pois or peas, defrosted if frozen 1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp lemon juice 1 tomato, washed and chopped 1 tbsp desiccated…