India

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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