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

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

October 24, 2012 · 87 Comments

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

October 22, 2012 · 44 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

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

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

Aloo Gobi (potatoes and cauliflower)

Here’s my first home cooked Indian recipe for you – it’s the colourful classic Aloo Gobi. This is a short video to show you just how easy, quick and fun this … Continue reading

January 24, 2012 · 10 Comments

Hello! Welcome to my Kitchen

Namaste and Hello! My name’s Kiran. Welcome to my kitchen. I’ve been teaching Indian vegetarian cookery classes in Oxfordshire for more than 14 years. I’m also the co-founder of Holy … Continue reading

January 19, 2012 · 10 Comments