The Perfect Chicken Curry

Chicken curry.jpgI’ve said this before: If you want to make a devilishly good curry, make your own curry paste. Nothing beats the aroma of freshly ground spices and believe me, it’s no fuss! Ok, I admit that opening a jar of store-bought curry paste is simpler, but if you want your guests to be wowed, home made paste is the way to go. In order to make this easier, I used already ground spices in the paste but if you want to go the extra mile, first dry roast whole spices and then grind them. Continue reading

Spiced Lentil Balls

lentil ballsThis indian inspired version of a meat-less-ball, is fantastic. I love lentils, they are actually number 2 on my list of favourite ingredients (number one is of course, chocolate!). The coconut and ginger together with the green chilies and spices, make this dish so fragrant and tasty. Serve these lentil balls, in pita bread with yogurt, fresh coriander and a generous squeeze of lemon. Like falafel, but not quite. 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