Prawn and Coconut Milk Ramen

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I couldn’t resist adding coconut milk. I know it’s not the traditional ramen dish but it’s sooooooo tasty! I created the delicious broth with the prawn shells and it came out phenomenal. I used thin egg noodles as I think they are hard to overcook. There’s nothing worse than overcooked noodles in your ramen so if you can’t get hold of ramen noodles, egg noodles are the best choice. Continue reading

Quick, Easy and Delicious Chicken Curry

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This is one of those “curry days”. It’s cold and windy outside, the kind of weather you crave a plate of spicy, creamy curry. I saw this lovely Indian chef on Food Network once, Nisha Katona, who created a wonderful curry, in what seemed like 5 minutes. She had everything gathered near the stove of course. But it really was an easy curry and it looked delicious served in lettuce leaves so I decided to give it a try. Continue reading

A Colourful Chicken Biryani

biryiani2This is it. The aromatic, flavorful, spicy, delicious chicken biryani. If you don’t like spending time in the kitchen, this dish is not for you. But if you really enjoy cooking (and eating) then all the time you spend will be justified when you eat the first bite of this fantastic dish. In India, this is a celebration dish, usually cooked with goat. It consists of aromatic, saffron infused basmati rice, layered with fragrant meat curry and sweet onions. I made this with chicken and it was absolutely delicious. Continue reading

Indian Butter Chicken

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I just love Indian food. The spices, the aroma, the creaminess of a good curry, always tickle my taste buds for more. Butter chicken is heaven on a plate. Chicken marinated with yogurt, lemon and spices, then cooked in butter and finished with cream. What’s not to like about that. Actually, although the name of the dish implies otherwise, the quantity of butter used is not sinful. Ok, I admit, it’s not for the figure conscious, but a normal portion of this won’t tip your scale either. And it’s so worth trying. Really. Continue reading

Rich Beef Curry with Potatoes

beef-curry2 copy.jpgIf you love a good, fragrant curry, then put away your store-bought curry powder. Use freshly ground spices like cumin, turmeric and coriander, dry fry them in a pan and smell the difference. In fact, that’s the only thing you will fry in this recipe. To cook the meat you only need to simmer it in coconut milk, together with fragrant spices. Your blender will do most of the work. Continue reading