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Category Archives: Indian Food

Indian Vegie Feast #1 – corn in spiced coconut milk

India is one of my favourite travel destinations. The reasons why I love India would make a list as long as long as your arm, but the big picture is … Continue reading

March 7, 2017 · 22 Comments

Rice Flour Carrot Paratha

It’s been a few years now since I last visited India, but not a day goes by without fleeting images of cheeky children, vibrant colours, pungent smells, abject poverty and … Continue reading

May 4, 2016 · 27 Comments

Lamb Kofta in Cashew Curry Sauce

Our new Grandson has come into the world, stolen my heart and turned my life upside down. He’s the whole reason we shifted north. Sure I’m just an onlooker at … Continue reading

October 13, 2015 · 45 Comments

Cucumber, Peanut and Coconut Salad

Pungent mustard seed oil is little appreciated in Australia except by our large community of Indian expats, but even they may not be aware Australia has it’s own high quality … Continue reading

September 17, 2015 · 29 Comments

Lamb Korma, Longhand

Don’t you just love it when dinner exceeds your wildest expectations. I have only ever owned a tiny mortar and pestle for grinding small amounts of spices but a few … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · 33 Comments

Potato, coriander and egg curry

During the 1980s when my interest in food began to grow beyond preparing simple daily meals, a friend gave me a pile of food magazines, copies of the Australian Epicure … Continue reading

November 6, 2014 · 27 Comments

Quinoa flour and yoghurt flatbreads

No one is more surprised about the success of these flatbreads than I am. In the days when I was still able to eat wheat I would buy wholemeal flour … Continue reading

August 7, 2014 · 35 Comments

Marieke’s Eggplant Pickle

My family are pickle and chutney lovers. They won’t settle for a commercial product off the supermarket shelf, or even a gourmet product from the deli, they want their sauces … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · 26 Comments

Charmaine Solomon’s Vegetable Curries

I’ve been hankering after curry for a week now, not just any old curry, but recipes cooked from the Indian section of Charmaine Solomon’s Complete Asian Cookbook, recipes that are … Continue reading

February 16, 2014 · 14 Comments

Tandoori Chicken

It’s hard to beat the flavour of meat that has been grilled over hot coals, and balmy summer evenings in Melbourne means the barbeque is being put to good use. … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · 27 Comments

Sweet Vegetable Vindaloo

My all time favourite travel destination is India. After three visits my enthusiasm for the sub continent has grown rather than waned. I am entranced by the history, the people, … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · 19 Comments

Busy Cook’s Lamb Curry

I confess to being pedantic in my approach to cooking Indian food. Whole spices, freshly ground is my usual mantra. This recipe pre dates my purist tendencies, its exact origins … Continue reading

October 8, 2013 · 20 Comments

Eggs in Tomato Curry Sauce

This dish makes a regular appearance on our weekly menu, accompanied by  Carrot and Cashew Nut Pilau,  simple steamed green vegetables and a dollop of thick natural yoghurt. The luscious … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · 16 Comments

Indian Style Mango Chutney

I love Indian style chutneys, not just with curry, but to zest up a simple steamed chicken breast, grilled fish or to give a plain barbecued sausage some pep. The … Continue reading

January 11, 2013 · 10 Comments