Chicken Chettinad

Ingredients: SPICE BLEND 1 tbsp fennel seeds 1tbsp cumin seeds 1 tbsp coriander seeds 1tbsp black peppercorns 1 tbsp Kashmiri chilli powder or hot chilli powder CURRY 50 mls vegetable oil 1tsp fennel seeds Large stick of cinnamon (roughly 7cm broken in half) 150g shallots, diced Handful curry leaves 700g skinless chicken thighs (bone out), cut…

Tamarind fish curry

Ingredients: 6 garlic cloves 2 red chillies, roughly chopped (deseeded for less heat or more chillies for hotter) Thumb-sized piece ginger, peeled and roughly chopped 1 tsp turmeric 1 tbsp ground coriander 1 tbsp rapeseed oil 2 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp fennel seed 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes 200g green beans, trimmed and halved…

Super easy veggie korma

Ingredients: 3 medium onions 3 cloves of garlic Large knob of butter Thumb-sized piece of ginger 10 green cardamom pods 1 tsp ground cumin 1/2 tsp ground turmeric Large pinch ground cinnamon 1 cinnamon stick 1-2 tsp chilli powder (more if you want more of a kick) 3 bay leaves 650g assorted mushrooms 250g spinach…

Khao Soi (Thai chicken curry noodles)

I love Asian flavours and this is a twist on the usual red curry, and it’s really quick to prepare. You can add the minimum amount of red curry paste if you don’t like it too spicy and omit the chillies. Rice noodles are generally soaked for 15 mins or so in warm water before…

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Went for the obvious turkey curry to kick this week off, couldn’t resist! But also two of the easiest dinners ever with posh ham, egg and chips and a gorgeous creamy, comforting mussel dish. I do hope you like and try something! Enjoy 🙂 Saturday: Sri Lankan turkey curry Sunday: Rabbit casserole Monday: Potato tart with…

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This is the first of 2 menus this week, lots of lovely food to give you as many ideas as possible for the festive period. Also don’t forget to check out my Turkey 5 ways and Christmas Trimmings posts from last week! Enjoy 🙂 Saturday: Kedgeree Sunday: Roast stuffed partridges with festive stuffing Monday: Baked…

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Kicking off this week is Nigel Slater’s lasagne recipe which uses a very indulgent cream sauce instead of the usual béchamel. This is such a fantastic recipe because not only do you get a very indulgent dinner but also a whole batch of ready meals for the freezer – genius! Those of you who have…

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My goodness it’s been cold this week! And when it gets cold all I want to do is eat meat and lots of it so I have struggled to get veggie and fishy things on the menu this week. However, I think there is something that everyone will like on here somewhere so do give…

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Definitely feeling the cold now so some really hearty, warming recipes this week. Some of the meals this week take a little time, so you might want to prep the night before or pre-cook so all you have to do is pop in the oven when you get home from work to finish off. However…

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You know how sometimes you think about something and it sends you in to a blind panic because you haven’t done it? Well that happened this week when I realised that I hadn’t had a curry on the menu in a while…. so you’ve got 2 this week, one Indian and one Sri Lankan! If…

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I’m not quite sure where this week has gone, but here we are at the start of another menu! I have snuck in a pie this week and a few other comfort food favorites. These dishes are not expensive to make and delicious and tasty and what’s more the leftovers are great to freeze for…

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We have a very global theme this week, Turkish, Indonesian, South Indian, Italian, Japanese and Sri Lankan. Lots of different cooking styles and flavours going on, the thing I love most. It also gives you the opportunity to tweak to suit your taste adding more or less spices and getting things just as you like…