Non vegetarian dishes

north-indian-chicken-curryChicken curry – chicken pieces marinated with Indian spices such as cumin powder, garam masala, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and cooked with curry leaves, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves in an onion, garlic, ginger and tomato paste

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Dahi Chicken curry – chicken marinated with spices, ginger and garlic paste and yogurt, cooked in an onion gravy

Chicken Pulao (flavoured rice dish) – chicken pieces marinated with Indian spices, pressure cooked with rice, bay leaves, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves in an onion, ginger and garlic paste, topped up with a boiled egg and cucumber raita

prawn-curry

Prawn & Aubergine curry  –  prawns marinated with India spices and cooked with aubergine in an onion, ginger and garlic paste

Egg & Prawn curry – prawns marinated with India spices and cooked with egg in an onion, ginger and garlic paste

South Indian Fish Pulusu curry – fish cooked with tamarind gravy

South Indian Fish Iguru  – fish marinated with Indian spices and cooked in ginger, garlic and onion gravy

Lamb & Potato curry – lamb pieces marinated with Indian spices cooked with potatoes, curry leaves, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves in an onion, garlic, ginger and tomato paste

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Lamb, Potato and Pea Keema (mince) – Minced lamb marinated with Indian spices, cooked in an onion, garlic and tomato paste with potatoes and peas

Lamb Pulao (flavoured rice dish) – lamb pieces marinated with Indian spices, pressure cooked with rice, bay leaves, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves in an onion, ginger and garlic paste kathi-roll

Chicken Kathi roll – Layered wholemeal paratha cooked with egg and filled with chicken tikka, onions, coriander chutney and sour cream

Vegetarian dishes

Paneer Tikkas – Indian cooking cheese pieces marinated in yogurt and Indian spices, skewered and oven cooked

Toor/Mung/ Red lentil Tadka dal – Lentil soup pressure cooked with crushed garlic, tomato and Indian spices and given a tadka of hing (asafoetida), rai (mustard seeds), cumin seeds, curry leaves (tempering)

Palak Paneer curry – Indian cooking cheese cooked in Indian spices with ginger,onion and spinach pastepalak-paneer

Paneer Tikka Masala curry – Indian cooking cheese cooked with Indian spices in onion, ginger, tomato gravy

kadi

Kadi- a thick gravy made from gram flour (chick pea flour) and yogurt with Indian spices. It is usually eaten with boiled rice

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Egg curry – eggs boiled and cooked in an onion and tomato gravy with Indian spices

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Bhindi ki Sabzi – Okra cooked with Indian spices and dry mango powder in an onion gravy

Bharwa Bhindi – okra stuffed with Indian spices and shallow fried

Picnic Aloo -boiled potatoes cooked with hing (asafoetida), mustard seeds and Indian spices like coriander powder, turmeric powder along with kasoori methi (dried fenugreek) and amchur (dry mango powder) to form a dry dish

Aloo Baingan sabzi – potatoes and aubergine cooked with Indian spices to form a relatively dry dish

Different types of South Indian Dosas with Sambar and Coconut chutney – a crepe made with lentils that goes so well with sambar which is a lentil soup filled with the goodness of seasonal vegetables, along with fresh coconut chutney

Please note that this list is not exhaustive. I have described some dishes in short to give you an understanding of some of the ingredients that we will cook with.

Family recipes that champion my homemade spice blends