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Kid Goat Tikka with Pistachio Sauce and Coriander Chutney

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Have you tried goat? It’s one of the world’s most popular meats but it is relatively rare in the UK. I had to ask my butcher to get hold of … Continue reading

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Sara’s Vietnamese Pork Curry

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The great thing about having friends who love to cook is that we not only share recipes, but we also share leftovers! This fantastic flavoursome sauce was given to me … Continue reading

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Nitsa’s Thai Lamb Yellow Curry

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I’ve given up making Thai curry pastes from scratch because my friend Nitsa creates her own and they simply can’t be surpassed. She works full-time at Marks and Spencer but … Continue reading

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Game on! Tandoori Grouse and Venison Curry (National Curry Week, October 13-19)

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    Game on! Yes, a play on words. That’s the kind of shed this is. We toy with the language, we play with the nuance. We are a shed … Continue reading

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Suckling Pig Vindaloo

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I recently had the most astonishing Suckling Pig Vindaloo at a restaurant called Gymkhana in London’s West End.  It was nothing like the mouth-singeing vindaloos of my youth: this had … Continue reading

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Indian Restaurant-Style Butter Chicken

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Saturday Kitchen. One of life’s great joys, one of existence’s simple pleasures, one of the reasons I don’t take my kids to the park on Saturday mornings, and thus one … Continue reading

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Indian Restaurant-Style Chicken Dhansak with Pineapple

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Pineapple in a curry? Are you mad? That was the reaction of my wife when I told her what was on the menu in midweek.  Yep, guilty as charged. Trust … Continue reading

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Indian Restaurant-Style King Prawn Bhuna

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This amazing tasty King Prawn Bhuna is inspired by The Curry Guy, using his magnificently authentic British Indian-style curry sauce as a base. What you get is a sweet and … Continue reading

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Indian Restaurant-Style Methi Chicken (or Chicken with Fenugreek)

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This is a very quick, authentic-tasting after-work curry , inspired by The Curry Guy – BUT you do need to make up a batch of the great man’s British Indian … Continue reading

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The Curry Guy’s Super-Authentic Indian Restaurant Curry Sauce Base

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How many of us have come home from our favourite Indian restaurant and thought: “I wish I could cook, a curry like that?’ I’ve done it many times – and … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Hello Fresh’ Sri Lankan Mahi Mahi Coconut Curry

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Ever since I became a reluctant housedad three years ago, I have done all of the cooking in our family. My wife works long hours, so the last thing she needs … Continue reading

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Atul Kochhar’s Pigeon Breasts Stir-Fried with Chillies and Garlic

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I’ve signed up to Alternative Meats’ ‘Gourmet Surprise Box’ which, for £25 per month, supplies me with a box of meaty goodies to inspire my cooking. The latest box contained a wild … Continue reading

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Jamie Oliver-inspired Leftover Lamb Biryani

Jamie Oliver Lamb Biryani

My food shopping bills have gone through the roof lately, as I’m sure yours have, too. So I’m on a mission to save a few quid by making meals stretch … Continue reading

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Lamb Shank Vindaloo

Lamb Shank Vindaloo with Dhal

This lamb shank vindaloo recipe is adapted from Simon Cave’s magnificent Manly Food cookbook. If your fella’s a foodie, then I urge you to have a look at it. Could … Continue reading

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Atul Kochhar’s Jeera Chicken

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The flavours in this curry are wonderful and smoky, with a background heat that isn’t overpowering. It was developed by the Indian community in Kenya and has been brought to … Continue reading

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Atul Kochhar’s Sumatran Lamb Kurma

Sumatran Lamb Korma

I’ve adapted this recipe from Atul Kochhar’s wonderful ‘Curries Of The World’ book. His introductory note to this very mild, but tasty, Sumatran Lamb Kurma, goes: ‘The korma, or kurma, … Continue reading

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Slow-Cooked Chicken Do-Piaza

Slow-cooked chicken do-piaza

Do- Piaza translates as ‘two onions’ because that’s the number of times they appear in the cooking process. The first stage involves making a puree from onions, garlic and ginger. … Continue reading

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Red Thai Curry Chicken Pie

Red Thai Chicken Curry Pie

This Red Thai Curry Chicken Pie is a wonderful recipe for using up leftover chicken. And it really couldn’t be simpler. All you need is a couple if tablespoons of … Continue reading

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Thai Lamb Yellow Curry

Thai Lamb Yellow Curry

When my kids are old enough to do the grocery shopping, I want them to know that meat comes from animals, not from plastic-and-polystyrene packaging. I want them to know … Continue reading

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Scrag End of Lamb Biryani

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Scrag end is an ugly but incredible piece of meat – but you have to work to reap the benefits. It’s the clump of vertebrae immediately behind the lamb’s skull. … Continue reading

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Lamb, Orange & Mint Keema Curry

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When I first read this recipe on John Clayton’s Files and Records blog I wasn’t convinced that the combination of lamb, orange and mint would work, but I was spectacularly … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Chicken and Mango Madras

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What do you do with some leftover chicken and a slightly under-ripe mango? Why ask Dan Toombs, TheCurry Guy, of course. He suggested this fantastic madras curry, and although I’ve … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Chicken Makhanwhalla with Chickpea Dhal

  This recipe comes from legendary curry king Pat Chapman’s essential Curry Club Indian Restaurant Cookbook. I have cooked dozens of recipes from this since I first bought a copy in … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Thai Red Curry with Chicken

  Drinking pals of mine are friends with a Thai woman whose name I only know as Nitsa. By day, she works in customer services for a local supermarket; by … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Turkey and Nuts Curry with Spicy Broccoli

  This is a great recipe for using up leftover Christmas turkey and nuts. The curry is mild and creamy with lovely big chunks of flavourful meat. Spicy broccoli makes … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Simple Smoked Tandoori Chicken

The spice blends I’ve used in this dish were created by Dan Toombs aka The Curry Guy. If you fancy giving them a try, they’re available through his excellent blog. … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Eddoe & Coconut Curry

My local supermarket has gone all exotic lately, stocking more unusual vegetables than the bog-standard potatoes, carrots and cabbages. I’d never heard of dudhi, cassava, chayote, and this one, eddoes … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: My Best-Ever Chicken Curry

I have made many chicken curries in my time, going back 20 years when I really fell in love with Indian food on a backpacking trip around the Golden Triangle … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Lamb Neck Tikka with Pistachio Cream Sauce and Coriander Chutney

This is simply a stunning way to cook Indian lamb. The resulting meat ends up soft and melting and infused with garlic, ginger and spices. The pistachio cream tempers the … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Bengali Creamy Coconut Chicken with Courgettes

This is about the most hassle-free meal I’ve ever made – and the kids loved it. I’m not usually a fan of ready-sauces but we’d had a busy day and … Continue reading

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