Butter Chicken

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This butter chicken is worth the extra steps and I thoroughly recommend it. The butter chicken recipe: https://cafedelites.com/butter-chicken/?fbclid=IwAR0ETgusCQ6-n96awmc0sU9r2VLJXIBwOiCVSaBgMSpvDcQ1nQ-QY8TdHJE The Naan Bread: https://www.kenwoodworld.com/uk/cooking-with-kenwood/recipes/bread-maker-recipes/bread-maker-bm450-recipes/naan-bread?fbclid=IwAR3BacTgpaosHE2T3D91wlChqGjq7XLDJUZOciQ0BNmQUksDRH_1BzYNy-8  I don’t have a pizza stone. I set my oven to bottom heat only with fan. Turn the oven on as high as it will go with a baking tray in it. Place …

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Chapatis

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The recipe I followed: https://www.bongeats.com/recipe/roti Makes 10, 35g Each 200g Atta Flour 150g Hot Water 4g Salt I use the stand mixer with the dough hook. Put the flour and salt in the bowl, turn on the machine and add the hot water slowly. Let the dough knead for 5 mins and rest for 15 …

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Aloo Gobi

One of my favourite dishes and it does take a little bit of patience for the potato and cauliflower to steam in its own moisture. Ensure your potato is cooked to a size that it will cook the same time as the cauliflower or the cauliflower may become overcooked and disintegrate. The recipe I followed: …

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Tarka Dhal

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I followed this recipe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlB8kmsVvyk. Quantities I used: DHAL 200g Red Lentils 1 tsp tumeric TARKA 1 cup of Onion and Tomato Masala (see the Curry Hack post) https://www.britishbornchinesefood.co.uk/curry-hack/ 2 TBSP of butter 2 tsp cumin 4 tsp coriander powder 1/2 tsp chilli powder salt Fry the cumin in the butter until the seeds pop …

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Curry Hack

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I love curry and for years I have tried to perfect the Tarka Dhal but it simply lacked a depth of flavour. I recently discovered that flavour is achieved by slow cooking the onions for about 45mins until they are light brown and start releasing the sugars. Even though the outcome is a great Tarka …

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Samosa’s

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I used to buy these lovely samosa’s from a local Indian grocery store in the town where I lived. They were made by a row of Indian ladies every day. You can rarely buy these any more and I am so pleased I have figured out how to make them during lockdown 1. I think …

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Quick Curry Tofu with mince lamb and pork

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Heat pan with some oil and fry the mince lamb and pork, add some pataks madras paste and some water.  Fry for about 5 mins until the mince is cooked, add the tofu and cook for a few more minutes.  Add chilli flakes if you would like it hotter.

Tarka Dhal

1 pint of uncooked red lentils 2 pints of water 4 large onions 1 tin of tomatoes 1 heaped teaspoon of tumeric 3 heaped teaspoons of cumin 3 heaped teaspoons of coriander 6 heaped teaspoons of garam masala or even madras powder. I soak the red lentils whilst i prepare the rest of the ingredients. …

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