What are our favourite recipes?
This list has the recipes that we prepare most often, and are the family favourites. They are in no particular order.
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.
This lamb dish, lucknavi biryani is a great example of the Awadhi cuisine from Lucknow. It has wonderfully complex flavours, and is a work of art when presented well.
Christmas was a big deal during the days of the Raj, This is a recipe from then and is surprisingly gluten-free. Dried tropical fruit, almond meal and coconut flour create a wonderful fruit cake, suitable for today.
One of the most popular Indian desserts, gajar ka halwa is a rich dessert made from grated carrots, milk, sugar and nuts.
The easiest of the Indian breads, chapatis are a simple unleavened flatbread.
This murgh kurma is the definitive Mughal recipe – a mildly spiced, delicate and elegant dish.
This delicious, nourishing dish of mixed dal is a family favourite and is so healthy. Called keoti dal, it is from Hyderabad and is quite robustly spiced.
Meen moli is a wonderful, simple fish dish, with chunks of fish cooked in a hot coconut milk masala.
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.
Vindalu is hot and has a complex layer of flavours. First the pork, then the chilli, vinegar and garlic, and then the aromatic spices over that.
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.
From the street food vendors of Kolkatta comes this spiced chicken, wrapped in an egg soaked flatbread. Kolkatta kebabs are quite possibly the world’s best snack.