Rasam….. the healthiest Indian soup you’ll ever eat!

2022-03-23T13:49:59+02:00March 23rd, 2022|From the Garden, Indian|

When I spent a few days on a ‘spice island’ in Kerala one of the highlights was enjoying a massage every day. For the rest of the time I sipped G&T’s in hammocks strung between palm trees and walked among the groves of spices. And oh yes, enjoyed 3 beautifully prepared traditional Southern Indian meals [...]

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Lamb Rogan Josh with Lentils

2021-08-07T11:10:55+02:00August 7th, 2021|From the Kitchen, Indian|

While the Western Cape is known for its magnificent restaurants we sadly lack good, authentic Indian Restaurants in my area so when I have a craving for Indian I start paging through my pile of recipe books. This week I felt like a favourite on Indian menus, Rogan Josh, also known as Roghan Ghosht. I [...]

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Creamy Rice Pudding with Indian Flavours

2020-05-02T15:04:34+02:00May 3rd, 2020|From the Kitchen, Indian|

Perfect for cooler weather..... I happened to have an extra cup of cooked white rice so I threw the calorie counter out and made rice pudding! This recipe is far from the traditional ‘English’ style rice pudding and my in house ‘quality controller’ declared it the best he has ever tasted. The choice of rice [...]

Roast whole cauliflower with Indian spices

2020-04-14T16:35:13+02:00April 14th, 2020|From the Kitchen, Indian|

While I love a decadently cheesy traditionally English cauliflower I find that I have recently been serving more Indian influenced cauliflower dishes. Particularly when you are watching the calories a fat free curried yoghurt topping ticks all the boxes. This is an interesting accompaniment or as a vegetarian main course when the addition [...]

Palak Paneer (Indian Spinach Sauce with Cheese)

2020-03-29T19:18:27+02:00March 29th, 2020|From the Kitchen, Indian|

Originating from North India, this basic vegetarian dish is one of my favourites. Palak is spinach and Paneer is cream cheese in Hindi. It is basically a thick spinach puree seasoned with garlic, chilli, ginger, onion and spices. The cream cheese is usually set and cut into 15mm cubes. I have had it [...]

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