The korma. The curry for people who don’t like curry. Normally bland, tasteless and swimming in cream, the average Asian restaurant korma is as far away from the real deal as it’s possible to get. I’d hesitate to say that the humble korma is the most abused of the curry house staples – that honour [...]
There are a lot of different types of curry out there, but I tend to stick to the Indian or Pakistani varieties, with maybe the odd Thai green curry every now and again. To me, the Indian sub-continent is the spiritual home of the curry, but that doesn’t mean that other regions don’t make astonishingly [...]
Saag Murgh is a classic Indian combination of spinach and chicken. A Punjabi favourite, and another superb recipe from Madhur Jaffrey.
A long time ago, a demon called Kolhasur settled in the beautiful and rugged land along the West coast of India, bordering the Indian Ocean. The people suffered terribly at the hands of their demon neighbour. A goddess, Mahalakshmi, was sent to free them. Mahalakshmi killed Kolhasur, but in an act of benevolence, granted his [...]
‘Bhuna‘ is a particular Asian cooking style where a sauce is reduced and reduced until it is so thick that it just clings to the meat, making the meat appear ‘browned’. Dishes cooked in the bhuna style are rich and pungent, the flavour of the spice mix concentrated down by the fierce reduction of the [...]