Pea and Aubergine Curry #GreatBritishPeaWeek

Nutritional information PER SERVING (4): 106 kcalories, 7g protein, 13g carbohydrates, 9g fat, 0g saturated fat, 8g fibre, 5g sugars, 0.05g sodium. Nutrition – as well as the nutritional value of the Peas this recipe contains: Beta carotene, vitamin C, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, allicin plus other antioxidants from the herbs and spices. Ingredients 2 […]

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Jul 11, 2017
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GREAT BRITISH PEA WEEK IS BACK! The UK’s annual celebration of the British pea harvesting season will take  place from 10 – 16th July -Mild Pea and Sweet Potato Curry

Mild Pea and Sweet Potato Curry Nutritional information PER SERVING (4) 600 kcalories, 7g protein, 35g carbohydrates, 8g fat, 1g saturated fat, 7g fibre, 13g sugars, 0.04g sodium. Nutrition – as well as the nutritional value of the Peas this recipe contains: vitamin A and beta carotene, B complex vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin […]

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Jul 11, 2017
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Bunny chow #StreetFood South African Curry

Street food has become so popular over the last decade in the UK, but there are still many regions of street food still to be explored by UK diners, here is recipe from South Africa! Bunny chow is simply a hollow bread roll stuffed with curry – not made with real bunny, but with tender […]

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May 22, 2017
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Black-eyed peas with tamarind and coconut

Anjula’s World of Daal! More recipes like this in issue 28 of Chaat!  Daal’s the store cupboard ingredients that can trigger your taste buds and culinary skills! Anjula’s tells Chaat!, “I have always loved daal; for me it’s the ultimate delicious comfort food. I’m not quite sure why many people in the UK don’t appreciate the […]

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May 10, 2017
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Celebrate #Pakistani Cuisine with Shehzad Hussain a perfect #recipe for #Easter

Further recipes and interview in Chaat! issue 28 NEHARI LAMB NEHARI Regarded as the national dish of Pakistan, nehari is known for its piquancy and texture. The name has its origins in Arabic and means ‘day’ or ‘morning’ and it was typically served to kings and nobility around sunrise, after the Muslim early morning Fajr […]

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Apr 14, 2017
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Slow Cooked Cumin and Coriander Spiced Vegetables with Pearl Barley

This rich and flavoursome veggie stew is a great way to experiment with your rice cooker, demonstrating that this must-have kitchen gadget can do more than serve up bowls of fluffy basmati. Autumnal veg and piquant spices create a wonderful, and surprisingly light, stew full of delicious flavours and delightful textures. Vegetarian and vegan friendly, […]

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Apr 10, 2017
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Anjula Devi’s Healthy Indian Inspired Christmas Feast

For anyone looking forward to enjoying a Christmas with a difference, chef and author, Anjula Devi, has created a Christmas feast with hints of carefully selected spices, all containing amazing health properties. Anjula’s Christmas banquet features: Caramelised carrots with chilli flakes, jaggery and smoked ginger juice. Finished with a drop of orange liquor.  Sticky parsnips […]

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Nov 15, 2016
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#Bonfire Night Orange Cream Brandy Snaps

These are old-fashioned, lacy, gingery brandy snaps filled with cream. They’re relatively easy to make – the fiddly bit is the shaping and filling that follows – just remember to give them plenty of space while they’re in the oven and get to the shaping soon after they come out. Ingredients 125g unsalted butter 125g […]

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Nov 03, 2016
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Gunpowder chicken #fireworks

Enjoy the traditional British celebration with an Oriental twist this November and treat your taste-buds to a gunpowder of flavours. Chinese cuisine has always been an all-time favourite in the UK, but why should the treats stop at a Saturday night takeaway? With this in mind, Wing Yip has created two exclusive recipes bursting with […]

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Nov 01, 2016
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East End Foods – Bombay Style Chicken perfect for a #Halloween Treat

INGREDIENTS for the recipe www.store.eastendfoods.co.uk 6 Whole Cloves 8 Black Peppercorns 2″ Cinnamon Stick 5 Green Cardamom Pods 1 Large Onion (Finely Chopped) 3 Garlic Cloves (Crushed) 1tsp Minced Ginger 1 tin Chopped Tomatoes 0.5 cup Plain Natural Yoghurt 1 cup Water 0.5 tsp East End Chilli Powder 1tsp East End Cumin Powder 1tsp Salt […]

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Oct 28, 2016
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Pumpkin Beet Soup #Halloween #Soup

The Pumpkin Beet Soup is jam-packed with goodness that will keep you full, and healthy! INGREDIENTS 2 Small Beets 1 Cup Pumpkin Puree 3 ½ Small New Potatoes 2 Teaspoons Olive Oil ¼ Cup Onions, chopped ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon ¼ Teaspoon Nutmeg ¼ Teaspoon Sea Salt ½ Cup Light Coconut Milk 1 ½ Cups Water […]

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Oct 27, 2016
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Peachy #Halloween Mini Cupcakes

  Ingredients: 500ml Peach Nectarine Sparkling Ice sparkling water, (divided) 1 classic plain cake mix, 400g box 3 large eggs 110ml vegetable oil 450g cream cheese 120g unsalted butter – room temp 400g confectioners sugar Candy corn for garnish  Special Equipment: Mini cupcake pans Paper mini cupcake liners Electric mixer with beaters Instructions: Preheat oven […]

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Oct 26, 2016
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Spooky #Sushi #Halloween Coffins From Yutaka  

Nothing shouts Halloween more than coffin-shaped sushi, now does it! This dastardly design from leading Japanese food company www.yutaka.co is so easy to make that anyone can create their own sushi cemetery with just a few simple ingredients. Spooky Sushi Coffins Ingredients 125g Yutaka Sushi Rice 1½ tbs Yutaka Rice Vinegar 1 tbs sugar ½ […]

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Oct 24, 2016
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Hot and Spicy Cocktail

Ingredients 400ml apple juice 30ml Highland Black 8 Year Old Scotch Whisky 8 teaspoons clear set honey 4-8 teaspoons – lemon and lime juice 3 cloves 1 inch fresh ginger 2 pinches- stonemill ground cinnamon Methodology 1. Heat all the ingredients except the whisky over a low heat until all the flavours have infused 2. […]

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Dec 28, 2015
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STIR FRIED BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH LEMON AND CHILLI

Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Serves: 2 WHAT YOU’LL NEED: 2tsp sesame oil 2 chicken breasts sliced into thin strips 4 shallots thinly sliced 250g Brussels sprouts shredded 1 clove garlic finely diced Half tsp chilli flakes Zest of 1 lemon 1 tbsp soy sauce WHAT TO DO: 1. In a wok […]

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Dec 25, 2015
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HALLOWEEN IS HERE GET SPOOKY WITH A GHOULISHLY TASTY REALLY EASY LAMB GOULASH

Halloween is a time for spooks, scares… simmering and sautéing! Forget the sweet treats and try out this ghoulishly good stew, complete with creepy eyeballs made from stuffed olives, which will leave the kids full up for hours and ready for an evening of trick-or-treating. IT’S ALWAYS A TREAT WHEN THERE’S NO WASHING UP! thanks […]

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Oct 31, 2015
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The First Ever Curry Musical Hits Cardiff

To celebrate National Curry Week and the performances of ‘Half ‘N’ Half’, the Duchess of Delhi in Cardiff Bay will be offering a special menu reminiscent of the seventies and eighties dishes that solidified Britain’s love of curry. The Musical coincides with National Curry Week, and is the first ever ‘curry musical’ which opens at […]

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Oct 12, 2015
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Smokey Sweet Potato and Sweetcorn Soup

Perfect for autumn! This healthy and filling soup is packed full of nutrients thanks to the sweet potato and sweetcorn. It has a warming smoky undertone from the paprika and cumin, whilst the lime juice and sweetcorn add a burst of freshness and flavour.   Serves 4 Prep time: 15mins Cook time: 25mins   Ingredients: […]

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Sep 27, 2015
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Mridula Baljekar Recipes Demonstrated at the JustVShow Olympia

Sweet Potatoes in Coconut Milk Serves 4 675g/1.5lb sweet potatoes 3 tbsps coconut oil ½ tsp black mustard seeds ½ tsp cumin seeds 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 green chilli, chopped 2tsps ground coriander ½ tsp ground turmeric ½-1 tsp chilli powder Salt to taste 400ml/14oz canned coconut milk 175g/5oz frozen garden peas The […]

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Jul 09, 2015
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Mridula Baljekar will be joining Chaat! at the JustVShow

Mridula Baljekar will be joining Chaat! at the JustVShow at London Olympia 4 July 11 am, come along and watch the demonstration! Follow the link to get your free entrance ticket www.justvshow.co.uk/go/chaat! Here is one of Mridula’s Recipes to give you a taste of her demonstration Plantain Curry Plantains are used in this delightful recipe from […]

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Jun 27, 2015
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Thai Green Curry with Venison

Serves 4 Venison suits the strong flavours in this Thai curry. Some commercial Thai curry pastes are very hot so watch out. 3 tablespoons sunflower oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 red pepper, halved, seeded and sliced 1 yellow pepper, halved seeded and sliced 4-6 tablespoons bought Thai green curry paste 2 x 400ml cans […]

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Jun 23, 2015
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Keralan Banana Leaf Grilled Fish

Perfect summer BBQ delight! This seems complicated, but is actually quite easy to do and although using banana leaf will give the fish more flavour you can also use aluminum foil and still have a delicious, healthy dish. You can choose whichever fish you like, in Kerala they use Pomfret, here I have used Tilapia […]

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Jun 23, 2015
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Mother’s Day Memories of Maa’s Kitchen

Mother’s Day – Celebrating the memories of our Mother’s Ten year old Fazila who was born in England and being only once to Bangaldesh tells us about her mother’s speciality. Now there’s another reason to look forward to the weekend because of ‘Mothers Special (saag prawn).’ The whole family loves it; all the flavours and […]

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Mar 11, 2015
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MAA’S KITCHEN perfect for Mother’s Day!

MAA’S KITCHEN perfect for Mother’s Day! A mouth-watering, spicy-sweet mango curry from Kerala, a Mother’s day recipe! When the mango season starts in April, Mrs Sundari Vinay’s phone doesn’t stop ringing. Her family and friends are all asking when she’s going to cook her special mango curry. “There’s a long waiting list,” she laughs. And no wonder. Over the years Sundari, who lives in […]

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Mar 09, 2015
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Valentine’s Day is near!

Love is in the air… And so are the essential fragrant spiced aromas of your curry! Valentine’s day is near! Khodai Gosht Masala A classic Mughlai dish that’s rather popular at Indian weddings… If you’re thinking of popping the question this Valentine’s then this is more than appropriate. It’s very sweet and mild, too. The […]

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Feb 10, 2015
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THE FLAVOURS AND ESSENCE OF PAKISTANI FOOD

Something for the weekend ahead. A cuisine in its own right, food writer Sumayya Jamil explores Pakistan’s rich culinary history. CHICKEN YAKHNI PULLAO This is a rice dish that was always cooked on Sundays in my home. It’s warm, comforting and a complete meal on its own. The whole garam masala is added to the […]

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Jan 29, 2015
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Hairy Dieters to the Rescue!

Si King and Dave Myers – the Hairy Bikers – have the perfect spicy diet recipes!  The Dieters amongst us are always striving to diet and still eat the cuisines we love so much, the following is a great combination of both recipe, healthy and for the dieters. LAMB, SPINACH AND POTATO CURRY 293 Calories […]

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Jan 12, 2015
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Gurpareet’s Guilt Free Christmas Dinner

A SPICY CHRISTMAS DINNER WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS Gurpareet Bains has created  a three-course festive feast with fewer calories than a single bowl of mixed nuts. His “Guilt-Free Gala” contains a total of just 930 calories, over two-thirds less than the classic lunch. It includes turkey with roast potatoes and all the trimmings, a lobster […]

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Dec 15, 2014
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RECIPE REVISION: Nadia Sawalha’s Splenda Fragrant spiced chicken

Our sincere apologies, it has been brought to our attention that the ingredients for this recipe have been printed incorrectly. Please find the revised recipe below.   SPLENDA® Sugar Alternative has a great sugar-like taste but a fraction of the calories of sugar per serving. SPLENDA® has teamed up with healthy cooking guru Nadia Sawalha to […]

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Dec 09, 2014
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WIN! A Kenwood Multi Pro Excel | RECIPE: Tarka Dahl

Kenwood’s ‘Around the World in 80 Plates’ list is sure to inspire the nation to discover different flavours from around the globe. Many of the top 80 dishes can be easily enjoyed at home with the help of a few trusty kitchen appliances, such as the Kenwood Multipro Excel – the perfect choice for ambitious […]

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Dec 05, 2014
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Chocolate Week: SPICY HOT CHOCOLATE DOUGHNUTS

Chocolate week: SPICY HOT CHOCOLATE DOUGHNUTS WITH MARSHMALLOW GLAZE This is not your typical hot chocolate. Packing some heat, this doughnut is perfect for eating while in front of the fireplace. INGREDIENTS: For the doughnuts – 190 g (6 3⁄4 oz) plain flour 20 g (3⁄4 oz) unsweetened cocoa powder 200 g (7 oz) caster […]

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Oct 18, 2014
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Chocolate week: Pot au Chocolat

Chocolate week suggestion pot au Chocolat Rich and decadent, these silky chocolate pots are a magnificent way to complete your dinner party   Ingredients 200ml double cream 130g dark plain chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa solids) 70g milk chocolate 2 tbsp liquid glucose 2 egg yolks 20g butter 100g Rachel’s Greek Style natural yogurt To Decorate […]

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Oct 15, 2014
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Chocolate week:

Chocolate week celebrations: If you’re in the Edinburgh area, love chocolate and Auchentoshan three wood whisky then visit the Queens Arms. The Queens Arms is an Edinburgh gem. The local pub is situated just off of George Street, in Edinburgh’s bustling new town. A favourite with both locals and tourists, The Queens Arms is a quirky pub with a […]

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Oct 14, 2014
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Chocolate Week: Lyle’s Chocolaty Fudge Cake

If you would like to really indulge with chocolate then this delicious cake is just for you for chocolate week! Lyle’s Chocolaty Fudge Cake Serves:  8-10 Prep time:  30 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes   for the cake 75g (3oz) cocoa 9 tbsp boiling water 150g (5oz) unsalted butter, softened 110g (4oz) Lyle’s Golden Syrup […]

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Oct 13, 2014
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RECIPE: Grilled Lime Shrimp(Prawn) Tacos with Roasted Corn and avocado salsa

Joining our team for the next four issues is US authority on diabetic nutrition and food preparation, Chef Chris Smith. Chef Chris is a Certified Executive Chef with over 20 years experience in the culinary field.  With his focus on healthy cuisine, he is an America-wide recognized author, public speaker and spokesperson for all people affected with […]

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Sep 29, 2014
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RECIPE: LASSI – Indian recipe to enjoy

Lassi is a south Indian drink and perfect for the summer. They are so easy to make and a great way of enjoying fruit and yogurt together. The consistency of lassi can be changed to thick or thin to suit personal preference. The recipe is so effortless, simply put all the ingredients into your blender […]

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Sep 15, 2014
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RECIPE: CLASSIC BRINDIAN CHICKEN JALFREZI

“Chicken Jalfrezi is one of the easiest curries to make” The Curry Guy tells us. Author: Dan Toombs aka ‘The Curry Guy’ (www.greatcurryrecipes.net) Recipe Type: Main Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  10 mins Total time:  20 mins Serves: 4 INGREDIENTS 700g pre-cooked chicken meat – Click here for my pre-cooked chicken recipe 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 onion thinly sliced […]

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Sep 08, 2014
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RECIPE: Beetroot & Coconut Samosa

Something a little different from your usual samosa perfect Indian recipe idea with a twist. Super simple to make. INGREDIENTS 500g beetroot 1/2 tsp mustard seeeds 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1/4 tsp asafoetida 6-8 curry leaves 2 green chillies 6-8 tbsp grated coconut 1 pack of frozen Spring Roll or Samosa pastry (Available from most […]

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Aug 03, 2014
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Use your seasonal radishes!

Radish & Butternut pilaf with almonds and Greek yoghurt The wonderfully fragrant smell of the onions and spices cooking at the beginning of the recipe will really get you in the mood for this delicious pilaf. This is a quick, easy recipe to make but the resulting dish is warm and comforting and is packed full of vitamins and goodness. Radishes are […]

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Aug 01, 2014
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Haute Dogs – with Wasabi

Food magazines and books come up with some varied content but this is one we like at Chaat! You’ve probably noticed the rise in trendy new street-food recently; old classics given a twist by innovative young chefs. Haute Dogs is a perfect example of this; throughout the book its Texan author, Van Kraayenburg demonstrates his […]

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Jul 17, 2014
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Goat’s Cheese, Beetroot and Papaya Chutni Tartlets

The Spice Tailor Chutnis are authentic  in flavour and based on regional favourites, but are so versatile that they can be used to create delicious fusion dishes.  Here’s a recipe idea to get the most out of The Spice Tailor Green Papaya Chutni. Indian spice recipe   Goat’s Cheese, Beetroot and Papaya Chutni Tartlets   Serve […]

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Jul 16, 2014
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RECIPE: Authentic Indian Korma

Korma is quite literally the curry of kings! Originating from the expensive tastes of Indian Mughals, this rich and creamy Indian curry recipe dish is the height of indulgence and decadence! And with that information to hand, you need never be at the mercy of teasing when ordering a korma! You can re-create your own lavish, […]

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Jul 15, 2014
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RECIPE: Lemon & Paprika Crusted Cod with Rosemary & Garlic Roasties

The potato is an interesting vegetable, isn’t it? Actually, perhaps that’s the wrong way to start. After all, I don’t think there are many of you who would apply the adjective ‘interesting’ to the humble tuber. Filling, perhaps. Bolstering. Comforting. Blandly starchy. But probably not interesting. What I meant by ‘interesting’ is that it’s curious […]

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Jul 04, 2014
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RECIPE: Hariali Chicken

Harilali means greenery, so while this gorgeously sweet, spicy and saucy recipe uses spinach, you could add peas, asparagus or runner beans. This recipe was provided by Syed Ahmed, director at the Cinnamon Room in Eaglescliffe, Stockton on Tees. Visit www.cinnamonroom.co.uk for more information on this British Curry Club member and try their hariali chicken […]

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Jun 21, 2014
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RECIPE: Elderflower Cordial

There are about a million and one different uses for this simply stunning cordial that truly embodies the taste of summer. The sweetness of the cordial compliments most dishes, particularly spicy food. Perfectly refreshing when diluted with still or sparkling water, we particularly like to celebrate this golden syrup by adding a little to some […]

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Jun 10, 2014
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Chicken and vegetables in an aromatic coconut sauce by Anjum Anand

    This is a beautiful, full-flavoured, creamy dish that hails from the Christians of Kerala. It is known as ishtu, a word that is a derivation of ‘stew’, because this is a naturally-fused dish of east and west. Chicken and vegetables are all cooked together with the local flavours of the south western coast […]

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Jun 04, 2014
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Cumin and Coriander Spiced Vegetables

Cumin and Coriander Spiced Vegetables and Pearl Barley (Serves 6) Sautee 4 – 5 carrots (peeled, 1 cm sliced) 2 x leeks (washed, 1 cm sliced) 2 courgette (1 cm sliced) 1 small squash (peeled and chunked) 1 medium red onion (sliced) (120g) 2 cups of fine beans (topped, tailed and halved) (600g) 1 ½ […]

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May 15, 2014
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Recipe Ingredient Spotlight: PANEER

When you think of different types of cheeses, what comes to your mind first? Cheddar, Brie, Stilton? What about Paneer? Paneer is a fresh ‘farmers’ cheese popular in India and other Asian Countries. Also called Chhena in northern regions, it is similar to cottage cheese and is so versatile it can be used in both […]

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Mar 24, 2014
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