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    Crispy Fried Gourds ala Nirwarna

    by Lisa K. on Mon, March 12, 2018

    Although there are plenty of banana leaf joints that serve crispy fried gourds, it really hit big time with Nirwarna Maju. Most people will just call it ‘fried bittergourd’ but in actual fact most places (including Niwarna)…  More »

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    Indian Green Chicken Curry

    by Lisa K. on Fri, March 02, 2018

    This recipe is easily half a century old and good as gold. The green tinge comes from a mix of fresh coriander, spring onions and green chillies, which makes this curry mild, mellow but very savoury and sooo tasty. Double thumbs up!  More »

  • What to CookIndianVegetarian

    Crispy Cauliflower & Mint Dip

    by Lisa K. on Mon, January 29, 2018

    Looking for a crispy snack with a little less sin? Chop yourself up some cauliflower and make a pile of this Fried Gobi- so good! Even the adamant no-veg eaters will cave in. Deep fried with a spiced batter, served with a cool yogurt…  More »

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    Puri & Potato Masala

    by Lisa K. on Thu, January 25, 2018

    Thaipusam is just around the corner and it reminds us of one of our favourite Indian breakfast – Puri and Potato Masala! Here is an easy recipe you can whip up in less than an hour. (Vini’s Amma can do this in half the time!)  More »

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    Salmon Fish Head Curry

    by Honey on Fri, July 14, 2017

    I am a fan of fish head curry but always thought it quite difficult to make. In reality fish curries can be one of the easiest curries to cook! This recipe was a combination of instructions from a friend and a recipe we have on the…  More »

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    Roasted Chicken Curry

    by Lisa K. on Tue, January 10, 2017

    Here is a healthier version of the all-time favourite Chicken Curry. With minimal effort, you could whip up this tasty treat without breaking a sweat. Allow the chicken to sit in the marinade longer for a more robust flavour.  More »

  • What to CookIndian

    Simple Mutton Varuval

    by Aida Azizuddin on Sat, January 23, 2016

    A lovely and fragrant varuval that cooks down all the spices is a wonderful vehicle for mutton. The rendering down of curry, spices and dried chillies will also tenderise this slightly tougher meat into a wonderful fall off your fork…  More »

  • What to CookIndian

    Fish Curry with Eggplant and Okra

    by Edwan S. on Thu, December 10, 2015

    This spicy and tart version of fish curry does not use any coconut milk. Instead, the tender eggplants and okra (lady fingers) lend a lovely creaminess to the dish. Delicious with a plate of hot white rice and sambal belachan on the…  More »

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    Easy Chicken Vindaloo

    by Edwan S. on Tue, April 14, 2015

    Vindaloo is a dish with origins from Goa, India. But it’s best known in its British curry house form all around the world. This version is easy to make but still packs a great punch from the spices and a rich, lingering heat.…  More »

  • What to CookIndian

    Spicy Honey Fried Chicken

    by Edwan S. on Tue, September 03, 2013

    This is our take on those succulent sweet ‘ayam madu’ much loved by briyani enthusiasts. Use small cuts of chicken so it fries faster or even boneless thighs or breasts. Then make a ridiculous honeyed spicy glaze using…  More »

  • What to CookIndian

    Egg Briyani

    by Honey on Fri, March 08, 2013

    We love the toss everything in a pot type of recipe. Also known as egg bukhara, this heart-warming dish is fragrant with spices but gently so. Top it with fresh mint to be transported to the days of Caravanserais.  More »

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    Sambar Dhal

    by Buvaneswari on Mon, November 12, 2012

    Hearty and fulfilling, sambar dhal is a spicy vegetable stew that will warm your tummy and keep it satisfied. Dhal and assorted vegetables are cooked with a myriad of spices making this an ideal accompaniment for chapati and tosai.  More »

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