a bowl of Rajastani chicken biryani

chicken biryani

This chicken biryani, or murgh biryani is delicately scented with rosewater and cardamom, with hot and spicy chicken pieces.

a bowl of tarka dal

tarka dal

Lentils, with spiced oil added just before serving are eaten all across India. There are wide regional differences – this one is our family version and is typical of the Rajasthani cuisine.

A bowl of rajasthani red lamb curry

Rajasthani red lamb

Laal maas is a smoky, fiery, slow-cooked, hunter-style lamb dish from Rajasthan. Kashmiri chillies give a deep red colour, heat and depth to this dish – and you need a lot of them.

a serving dish of sweet lemon pickle

sweet lemon pickle

Khatta meetha nimbu ka achaar is a hot, sweet and sour lemon pickle, typical of pickles from Rajasthan.

a serving plate of mushroom pulao

mint and mushroom pulao

A delicate and mildly spiced mushroom pulao from Jodhpur. Kukurmutta pulao has mint and mushrooms highlighted by gentle spices. A very elegant dish.

a serving bowl of pulao with peas

green pea pulao

Simple and delicious pulao with peas or matar pulao. This is rice simmered in stock, with bursts of flavour from the fresh green peas.