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Chicken cooked with yoghurt

Chicken cooked with yoghurt

Cooking Indian food can be something of a trial. Lists of ingredients a mile long, complicated techniques, extended cooking times … It’s always worth the effort, always worth the satisfaction of sitting down to a rogan josh that’s been simmering away for a couple of hours, the spices blending together with unfathomable complexity. But sometimes, [...]

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Tomato mutton curry

Tomato mutton curry

This is a first for me. It’s the first time I’ve cooked a curry that doesn’t have any chilli in it at all. Not one single bit. None. Instead, this is a simple dish that relies on the delicate depth of its spicing for character and body. This is an excellent dish for those times [...]

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Baked chicken curry

Baked chicken curry

Here’s a turn up for the books. Instead of bubbling away on the hob for a couple of hours to cook, this curry goes in the oven. That’s right … in the oven! Can you imagine that! It’s baked instead of braised. Unbelievable. Your world is never going to be quite the same again, I [...]

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Chicken Chukka

Chicken chukka – chicken curry, made with coconut and spices

On the way home on Saturday, I stopped off at an Asian supermarket close to where we live. It’s a ramshackle, haphazard kind of place, piled high with a huge range of things. There are sacks of rice piled high, fruit and vegetables – big bunches of coriander, five for a quid, coconuts, curry leaves, [...]

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