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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|

Rajasthani Goat Rib Curry

I’ve gone on before about goat meat, Mauritian Goat Curry, for example, and on this occasion it is yet another spicy delight. However, this time my cabrito came from Paco in the village, not Carrefour.

As 70% of the male population of my village (and no doubt every other Andalucian town and village) are called […]

By |January 4th, 2015|Andalucia|1 Comment|

Curry: Lies, damned lies, and statistics.

Whilst reviewing Google Analytics of my website and blog it is clearly obvious that when I post something on there or on social media and include the word ‘curry’ the stats go through the roof.

What is it that we love so much about curry, I wonder? I spent one month travelling around India earlier […]

By |October 1st, 2014|Andalucia|1 Comment|

Lemony Bombay Potatoes

Lemony Bombay Potatoes

If you happen to have your oven already on cooking something else then this is quick, easy and tasty to knock up.

Peel and cube some potatoes and boil with a whole lemon (un-waxed and washed) and add a good sprinkling of turmeric.

Meanwhile, add some oil or ghee to a roasting tin and […]

By |September 22nd, 2014|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Butternut Squash (and vegetable) Curry

This is an easy curry which tastes even better the next day. Adding whatever vegetables you have to hand helps you exceed your 5-a-day

Serves 4.

4 tbsp vegetable oil or ghee
3 red onions, thinly sliced
Several garlic cloves,thinly sliced
Knob fresh ginger,grated
1 green chilli, halved, deseeded and thinly sliced
2 tsp ground coriander
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp garam […]

By |September 22nd, 2014|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Empire Chicken – Celebrating the NO vote

As the Scot’s voted NO to independence yesterday I decided to celebrate with two British favourites, roast chicken and curry. It’s a slant on a Jamie recipe.

Using a young chicken, Picantón in Spain or Poussin elsewhere, the idea is to marry the chicken with a curry. It is simple to do this by making […]

By |September 20th, 2014|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Indian bread: Kulcha

You are probably familiar with Indian Naan bread, well this is similar and worth a try. And if you make extra dough then portion it as it freezes well and comes in very handy when you have the munchies after a night on the town. Use your imagination to make stuffed Kulcha.

230 ml plain white […]

By |August 5th, 2014|Andalucia, Curry, India|1 Comment|

Basil Pesto: So Versatile

Genoa makes claim to the original pesto from pounding garlic, pine nuts, basil and olive oil. The ancient Romans used to make a similar version and the pesto made in southern France evolved into pistou. There’s also evidence that it actually originated in India but if it did I never came across it when I […]

By |August 4th, 2014|Andalucia|0 Comments|

How to make home-made Ghee

Ghee is a class of clarified butter. After making ghee it reduces the saturated fat content marginally but as we know, every little helps.

And the best part about making ghee is the wonderful golden aroma it creates in your kitchen. If I close my eyes I am transported to food heaven where Keith Floyd now lives. […]

By |July 31st, 2014|Andalucia, Curry, India|0 Comments|

India: My New Friend in Jaisalmer

This is Anshi who lives inside a fort in the city of Jaisalmer of southwestern Rajasthan.

Her name means God’s gift and she doesn’t live in poverty but in one room with her sons within a fort that was built in 1156.

It is a magnificent fort but alas it is an endangered site as it […]