Kiran's Cooking Club

Everyday Indian Food

Happy Diwali with Besan Burfi: Pistachio Almond Sweet bites

Happy Diwali to all those celebrating the Indian – Hindu Festival of Lights. This is a celebration of new beginnings, and of the win of lightness over dark – good … Continue reading

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Raj-ma: The King of Beans and the Mother of all things yum – Kidney Beans

So the word ‘Raj’ translates as King and ‘Ma’ as Mother. But, Rajma somehow translates to the rather more humble Kidney Bean. However, there is something of the ‘Mother of … Continue reading

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Cookie Monster and Tummy Trances: Channa Massala

You know how Cookie Monster is when he says “COOO – KIES”? A little bit possessed by the very idea of them: eyeballs zigzagging in opposite directions, voice gruffer than … Continue reading

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Curry Capitals -”I can make it at home for nothing”: Garam Massala

Indian restaurants in the UK have moved on a long way from the 1960s and 70s when everything – from the chairs to the menu – was decked out in … Continue reading

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Smokey Autumn Aubergine (Bhaingan ka Burtha)

Without overstating it, I think there is something a bit regal about an aubergine. The deeply rich shade of purple; it reminds me of the most glorious Royal Robe. The … Continue reading

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Digest This: My Everyday Chai Recipe

In an Indian household it is generally considered polite to love your meal so much that you can’t help but eat more than you ought to (‘FoOd is LoVE’ in … Continue reading

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Cardamon Plum Crumble

The last Bank Holiday of the year usually signifies the end of summer, but today felt like the first day of Autumn with a distinct chill in the air. Ever … Continue reading

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Squishing Squashes – Fenugreek & Coriander Marrow

There’s a very nice woman who lives at the top of the hill. She kindly left some of her glut of summer marrows (giant courgettes / zucchinis) out on the … Continue reading

September 10, 2012 · 33 Comments

Himalayan Hot Garlic Prawns

A Great Summer sizzler. This recipe is quick, easy and yummy. I did mine on a BBQ – but of course you can cook yours indoors (especially as the clouds seems … Continue reading

August 26, 2012 · 22 Comments

Creamy Hot Bean Pasta

Summer’s here! Well, this is day four in a row of sun (at the risk of tempting fate!), and so far the hottest weekend I think we’ve had this year … Continue reading

August 21, 2012 · 11 Comments
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