Achari Tikka a Spring time curry

An ideal dish for Spring time the Achari Tikka allows to you to cook something out of the ordinary. This is the perfect dish to treat your relatives to a delicious meal and impress them with your culinary skills.

The Achari Tikka recipe is courtesy of the Brilliant Restaurant located in old Southall.

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Aloo Gobhi (Gobi)

aloo ghobi recipe

A delicious vegetarian dish consisting of potatoes (aloo) and cauliflower (gobhi).

Very popular across India and Pakistan with many different variations as additional vegetables are added to give it a different twist. The end product has a yellow tinge from the turmeric in the recipe.

Commonly served as a side dish, you can add peas kale or cabbage to vary the taste.

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Balti Recipe (a real one)

Balti recipe

This Balti recipe comes from chef Zaf at Shababs in the Balti Triangle in Birmingham so its as real as a Balti recipe can get.

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Beans on toast, Indian style!

Indian style beans on toast

An ode to the Brits from our guest blogger “The Mistress of Spices”

I have always been a HUGE fan of traditional English breakfasts, ever since enjoying them in the various parts of Anglophone Africa in which I’ve worked. A weekend in London wouldn’t be complete without at least one. Fried or scrambled eggs, grilled tomatoes and mushrooms and of course beans on toast (my favorite!)

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Beetroot Shami Kebabs

This vegetarian shami kebab recipe is an adaptation of one from Meera Sodha’s excellent recipe book “Fresh India”. I have modified it to avoid the use of any oil and replaced the paneer with quark. This makes the recipe lighter and was a bit of an experiment but I was really pleased with the end results.

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Bhuna Curry Recipe

bhuna curry recipe

Bhunna in Urdu means “to be fried” so the Bhuna curry is another cooking style rather than a specific set of ingredients. So although considered by many as a type of curry dish, bhuna is actually a cooking technique whereby a mix of spices are fried in very hot oil in order to make a paste.

The meat is then fried together with this paste mix giving a thick intense dish.

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BIR Style Chicken Tikka Vindaloo

Chicken Tikka Vindaloo

British Indian Restaurant (BIR) style curries have a large and enthusiastic following across the UK as curry lovers aim to reproduce their favourite restaurant dishes at home.

This is a great style of curry cookery and you can get some great results, but you usually need some preparation before hand to make some of the ingredients such as curry base sauce.

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Caribbean Chicken Roti Recipe

chicken roti recipe

Chicken Roti is a fantastic street food dish served in many parts of the Caribbean. This chicken recipe covers both the filling and the roti flatbread but you can of course just opt for the filling and buy the breads from your favourite supplier or supermarket.

This delicious recipe comes courtesy of Tan Rosie Foods and originates from India via Trinidad.

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Caribbean Style Curry Chicken

Caribbean Curry Chicken Recipe

Curry Culture loves all Indian cuisine, but every now and then we fancy a bit of a culture swap. If you want to try something a bit different, try this Caribbean Style Curry Chicken recipe courtesy of Tan Rosie Foods.

In the colder winter months, this hot, Grenadan-inspired dish promises to bring a little of the Caribbean sun to your home.

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Carrot and Sweet Potato Korma

Vegan Korma Recipe

Guest chef Astrid Mitchison brings us her Vegan Carrot & Sweet Potato Korma.

Ideal for those who are looking for both a healthy curry and one that is not too spicy, this twist on a classic Korma still has plenty of flavour for you to savour.

And even better, this recipe is not only suitable for vegans but is also dairy-free and refined sugar free.

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Carrot-Coconut Shorba Soup

Carrot Coconut Shorba Soup

Fancy some soup? Try the Carrot-Coconut Shorba

Need something to warm you up? Then you can say “Thanks” to Monsoon Spice, our guest blogger today for this delicious soup recipe.

The burst of flavour you experience when sipping this bowl of soup is makes this recipe a keeper.

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Channa Masala

channa masala recipe

Another great dish from guest chef Astrid Mitchison of Halo Eats. As with all the recipes on her website, this is suitable for vegans and is gluten free.

This chickpea based dish is ideal as a side dish or as part of a mezze style menu if you are serving lots of different dishes to your guests.

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