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Jeera Chicken with Aloo Dum

It’s Saturday night and your team have lost. You need comforting but it’s not so easy to call for a takeaway in rural Andalucía so you have to get into the kitchen and create something to lift your spirits… Curry.

Jeera Chicken with Aloo Dum

One large chicken breast, skinned and cut into 1″ chunks
One large […]

By |October 25th, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Chutney: There was an Old Person of Putney

“There was an Old Person of Putney,
Whose food was roast spiders and chutney,
Which he took with his tea,
within sight of the sea,
That romantic Old Person of Putney.”

Edward Lear, English artist, writer; known for his ‘literary nonsense’ & limericks (1812-1888)

Following straight after the kick off of the English football season is the inevitable glut of […]

By |September 15th, 2015|Andalucia|1 Comment|

Palak Daal: Lentil & Spinach Curry

This is a quick and easy store cupboard meal. And it is healthy, not only is it rich in dietary fibre as lentils provide a good source of potassium, calcium, zinc, niacin and vitamin K and iron too. Together with vitamin packed spinach and curry ingredients it makes for a cheap and nutritious meal which can […]

By |September 3rd, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|

It is Hot and I am Sweating Onions

I read somewhere and some while ago that an onion is at the heart of every good meal even a salad I would say. They are cheap, flavourful, and versatile and without them a lot of meals would be, well, flavourless. Think curry, what would that be like without an onion or six making […]

By |August 25th, 2015|Andalucia|3 Comments|

Freddie Mercury was a Parsi

This is a great tasting hot and sour curry, similar to dhansak, with its origins emanating from Persia and introduced to India by the Parsi immigrants. And just so that you know Queen’s front man, the late Freddie Mercury, was a Parsi who was born in Zanzibar and grew up there and in India.

It […]

By |June 8th, 2015|Andalucia|1 Comment|

Chicken Drumsticks Sambar

I have a yearning for curry and lentils.

I absolutely adore lentils and I quite like curry too so this is a perfect combination for me. They are a great source of dietary fibre and are packed with proteins but that aside I just love them. Love, love, love.

First up is to make a Sambar […]

By |April 21st, 2015|Andalucia|1 Comment|

Asian Fusion Chicken

This is an easy and different way to serve chicken breasts for one or a dinner party. The coating helps keep the meat moist.

Using your home made mango chutney, or that liquidy stuff from a shop bought jar, add a sprinkling of cayenne pepper to taste. Stir and mash so that you can spread […]

By |April 18th, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Evelyn’s Zafrani Gosht Curry

Another grandchild. Another recipe. And being a beautiful girl I came up with a fragrant and delicate baked curry using the last of my goat meat. I hope she isn’t a vegetarian.

Goat (kid) no pun intended, leg – scored

Blitz the following to make a marinade:

Large onion
Knob ginger
Garlic, 2 or 3 cloves
Red chillies, 1 or […]

By |April 11th, 2015|Andalucia|1 Comment|

George’s Chicken Curry

My grandson, George, was born yesterday at 00.20 in England. And there’s two more on the way, one due next month and the other in early June – 2015 is the year of new grandkids to add to the six older ones. And in order to celebrate George’s arrival I created a version of […]

By |February 10th, 2015|Andalucia|2 Comments|

Feed a man ’til he’s full and he still want beef

And whilst I was day dreaming about Asia how about the fabulous Indonesian Rendang, there are versions of it found in Malaysia and Singapore too. I have never been to these countries but I had it once in Hong Kong and I’ve been hooked on it ever since. Even though I am not a […]

By |February 9th, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|