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Tandoori Fish Tikka – Fish cooked in a tandoori marinade with chilli, cumin & coriander

7 July 2014
Tandoori Fish Tikka
One of the most common dishes at seafood restaurants across Mumbai will always include Tandoori Pomfret. Pomfret was the preferred choice fish when I grew in the city. A flat fish, delicate and flaky which takes to the marinade and charred smokey tandoor flavours  really well. Buying pomfret was always a luxury (for us at […]... more
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Khatta Jeera Aloo – Spiced potatoes cooked with chilli, cumin seeds and pomegranate powder

19 June 2014
Khatta Jeera Aloo
I remember attending a wedding in Rajasthan a few months ago and this khatta aloo dish was part of the Indian wedding thali feast. The humble potato gets a makeover and every bite of it reminded me of how amazing the flavours were. There are several ways to make jeera aloo and a Punjabi version […]... more
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Cooking curries with Jamie Oliver on Food Tube!

13 June 2014
This week has been exciting to say the least! I am chuffed to be part of Jamie’s Food Tube; cooking Indian curries and recipes including chutneys, breads, drinks and regional dishes sharing some fantastic ideas on spices and tips on how to make those classic Indian dishes. Jamie’s Food Tube is an online channel that has grown […]... more
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Indian Kitchen – My Debut Cookbook with Hodder & Stoughton

15 April 2014
Goan Chicken Cafreal (3)
I am so very delighted to announce my debut cookbook ‘Indian Kitchen’ will be published by the fantastic team at Hodder & Stoughton in Spring 2015. If there is one way to sum up how I feel about writing my cookbook it’s elated! Seeing my family recipes and notes which have been part of my household […]... more
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Kanda Papeta per Eda – Parsi fried eggs with spicy onions, cumin & chillies

20 March 2014
Kanda Papeta per eda
So little is known about eggs in the Indian cooking repertoire. Be it in curries, stuffed in bread, cooked in pickles or a plate of spicy scrambled eggs. Indians have a way to perk up the humble eggs to no end. My mother would make this for us on a Sunday morning usually. One of the simplest […]... more
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How to make Paneer – Homemade Indian Cottage Cheese

20 February 2014
How to make Paneer
I’m all for shortcuts when time is of the essence! Tinned tomatoes, tinned chick peas and also freezing ground pastes to quicken my meals and use shortcuts which would still give me the traditional flavour I crave in Indian meals. Although when you look at making something homemade with just TWO ingredients (Yes TWO!) and tastes […]... more
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Marathi Kolambi Bhaat – Prawns cooked in spices and basmati rice

6 February 2014
Kolambi Bhaat
A rice preparation from the west of India, ‘Kolambi Bhaat’ is similar to pulao where the spices are mixed with prawns and the rice is added at a later stage. Rice within the maharashtrian communities is known as ‘bhaat’ or even ‘tandul’ meaning grain of rice. There is such massive variety of rice dishes across […]... more
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Parsi Dahi nu Gosht – Lamb curry cooked in chillies, green coriander & yoghurt

8 January 2014
Parsi Dahi nu Gosht
For the last few weeks I have been away in India which has been a constant reminder of how much I yearn for fantastic cultural food and also the authenticity of it all. It’s one of the main things that got me into cooking years back and something that keeps me excited, curious and with […]... more
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Kashmiri Paneer Masala – Paneer cooked in a fennel and ginger spiced tomato curry

13 November 2013
Kashmiri Paneer Masala
I have eaten this dish so many times at restaurants in India and always yearn to recreate a similar taste. Saying that there are very few places in India that give you the truly authentic taste of what Kashmiri food is all about. There are festivals hosted by restaurants to celebrate the cuisine including some […]... more
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Shahi Tukra – Indian bread pudding with saffron syrup, cardamom and almonds

3 November 2013
Diwali Shahi Tukda
Diwali celebrations are all about indulgence and opulence. Nothing makes it even more special than sharing it with loved ones. I love entertaining during this festive season and cooking an array of Indian dishes is the ultimate way celebrating with those around. I’ll be cooking Mutton curry, Pulao, boondi raita, Chole Bhatura and also Shrikhand for […]... more
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Easy Indian Chicken Pulao
Kanda Papeta per eda
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