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coconut chutney

Getti chutni is a simple versatile chutney to go with most South Indian foods. It is most commonly served with idli, vada or dosa.

masala lemonade

Nimbu pani is the famous traditional and enormously refreshing lemonade from North India and Pakistan.

egg chaat

Take some boiled eggs, onion, tomato and a few spices and you haveĀ anda chaat, another great street food from Delhi.

Lucknow leg of lamb

Lucknavi raan is a slow roasted lamb leg dish. It has a delicate taste that enhances the flavour of the meat, and is very visually appealing. A special occasion dish.

lamb with silverbeet

This Hyderabadi dish of lamb, cooked with leafy green vegetables, or saag gosht, is a restaurant and home-cooked favourite. Spiced lamb, covered with clinging silverbeet. It could be cooked with almost any leafy vegetable.

vegetable sambar

Sambar is a dish from the tradition of lentil-based vegetable soups from southern India. This is our family recipe for a simple vegetable sambar, or sabzi sambar.

pink gin

Pink gin is sharp and heavy, with its alluring colour hinting at its rich, dry taste. The traditional pre-dinner drink for the Raj.

tanduri chicken

The classic North Indian dish. From Persia, it is not hot, but has a gentle and subtle spice background. Part of the flavour comes from the slightly charred outside of the chicken.

beef with tamarind and ginger

Our favourite beef recipe. It is a thick, rich and hot dish, with the sourness of the tamarind offset by the sweetness of the ginger.

fruit chaat

Fruit chaat, or phala chaat, is a mix of fruits, tossed with potatoes and chaat masala.

prawns in tomato and tamarind

A good prawn curry is hard to resist and this is a good prawn curry. Hot and tangy, malabari jinghri masala is from the Malabar coast and highlights the flavour of the prawns.

tomato soup

Warm up a winter evening with a bowl of freshly made tamatar ka shorba, a spicy and flavoursome tomato soup from the Mughal cuisine.