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

November 13, 2012 · 53 Comments

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

September 30, 2012 · 59 Comments

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

September 23, 2012 · 70 Comments

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

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

September 3, 2012 · 153 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

Two British Classics this Jubilee Weekend

Our neighbours have already got their bunting up, getting ready for our local street party to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee. How jolly exciting is that? It’s all looking rather tipity … Continue reading

June 1, 2012 · 4 Comments

Spicy Red Lentils – a little ray of sunshine on a winters day

With a good dusting of snow outside this weekend, I’m in need of some comfort food… a little bit of colour to bring some warmth to the unwelcome winter revival. … Continue reading

February 6, 2012 · 15 Comments

Garlic Chive Aloo Gobi Toasties

A little leftover aloo gobi – what to do? Most Indian dishes are yummier on the second/third days because the spices have had a good chance to sink in. But by … Continue reading

January 28, 2012 · 1 Comment