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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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Indian Lamb Koftas in ‘Spice Tailor’ Peanut and Tamarind Sauce (National Curry Week October 13-19)

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It’s National Curry Week (13-19 October 2014) and I’ve been inspired by TV chef Anjum Anand’s Spice Tailor chutnis (which is the Hindi word for ‘lick’). This recipe uses The Spice Tailor Peanut and … Continue reading

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Goat’s Cheese and Beetroot Tartlets with ‘Spice Tailor’ Papaya Chutni #National Curry Week 13-17 October

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  It’s National Curry Week (13-19 October 2014) and I’m getting involved with a week of Indian recipes inspired – and facilitated – by TV chef Anjum Anand’s Spice Tailor chutnis (which is the … 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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‘Spice Tailor Mint Chutni’ Tandoori-style Chicken and Minty Coleslaw: National Curry Week (13-19 October 2014)

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  It’s National Curry Week from tomorrow (13-19 October 2014) and I’m getting involved with a week of Indian recipes starting with these inspired – and facilitated – by TV chef … 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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Pat Chapman’s Tandoori Pigeon Breasts

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This recipe comes from curry king Pat Chapman’s ‘Indian Restaurant Cookbook’, one of the first cookery books I ever bought. It is so stained and splashed with spices and crusted … 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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Chicken and Pistachio Nut Korma

Chicken and Pistachio Nut Korma

An authentic chicken korma is usually made with a nut paste made up of almonds and cashews, but I thought I’d try making it with pistachios after I was sent … 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 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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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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Authentic Homemade Indian Chapatis

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A friend of mine, Liam, has just returned from a five-week trip to India. He based himself mainly in Kerala and while he was out there enrolled in an Indian … 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: 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: 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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Recipe Shed: Vegetable Biryani made with Smoked Balti Masala

The perfect storm of Meat-Free Monday meets National Curry Week is upon us and so I’ve concocted this twist on the classic Vegetable Biryani by using The Curry Guy’s Smoked … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Indian-Spiced Roast Chicken with Onion Bhajis and Vegetable Biryani

I cannot tell a lie: the bhajis and biryani that accompany this dish  are reheated leftovers from my local Indian restaurant that I bought on my way home from the … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Mint and Coriander Chicken Curry with Keema Potato Patties

This is one of those recipes that came together via the blessing of leftovers. I had some leftover onion/garlic/ginger puree, some leftover bolognese sauce, some leftover mashed potato – and … Continue reading

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