A few years ago the hubbie and I but devoured every episode of Rick Stein’s India cooking show. After the series finished, we picked up the accompanying cookbook and we have made a few bits and pieces from it but I can never seem to follow a recipe without tweaking it for myself.
Mexican chicken fajitas are one of my favourite go to quick and easy dinners on a Friday night but equally, we do love a good Indian treat so last week, whilst brainstorming my weekly menu, I thought why not combine two of my favs and come up with a new Friday night mash up….. Indian chicken fajitas!
I love a good home made scotch egg and so a few weeks ago, when I was having an Indian themed dinner party, I thought I would try and put an Indian style twist on this classic snack for a low smart point, tasty starter. The result went down an absolute treat with my guests and they’ve been in demand ever since!
My chicken and chorizo jambalaya is one of my most popular recipes and I’m also a big fan so last week, when I was thinking of ways to jazz up my jambalaya, this idea hit me and I knew I had to give it a go. The result was delicious, filling and yet packed with flavour, you would never believe that the bowl food of food that I ate at the end was only 6sp. Even better, it now means I have two delicious recipes for jambalaya…winner!
As you will have no doubt seen by my Instagram, curry Sunday has become a regular thing in our household. Always keen to come up with new and interesting things to serve on a Sunday, this week I decided to give making my own Tandoori Marinade a go. It is exceptionally easy and I have to say, the results were fantastic. Whilst not strictly a curry, the delicious Indian flavours which burst from this dish definitely make it Sunday worthy.
One of my OH’s conditions for me getting my beautiful puppy was that we would have ‘curry Sundays’ which to be fair, we have mostly stuck too (with the exception of last night!). Last week, in an effort to keep things interesting, I whipped together this lovely curry and I have to say, it may be my favourite curry creation yet. I cooked this on a low simmer for an hour so the sauce was lovely and rich and the beef lovely and soft and falling apart. If you don’t have time to do this however, just pop it on a higher heat for anywhere from 15 minutes.
I’m always keen to try a new curry recipe and so when my next door neighbour whipped this one up for me, I knew I had to recreate it for you all. I have adapted the original recipe to suit my own taste (so this version is a little spicier and zestier than the original) but I have to say, it is by far the nicest homemade curry I have tasted. Not only is it 1sp per person but it honestly tastes like it has come straight from an Indian restaurant.
A few weeks ago I went out to a little café for lunch and I had a lovely curried chicken breast burger. It tasted so good I decided to make my own version of it, adding a few little Indian accompaniments.
This is another adaptation of a Sunday Brunch recipe which I felt need a bit more flavour and a few more veggies! It’s a lovely quick and simple curry but the tamarind gives it a really nice, different flavour. I’ve included a decent portion of potatoes in this recipe and so wouldn’t serve it with rice.
This is a dish that I only caught the end of on an episode of Food and Drink with James Martin but it caught my eye as both the OH and I love a stir fry. Having never experimented with an Indian Stir Fry before, I thought I would give it a go. I didn’t have to make too many changes to this one as the point of the episode was healthy recipes. I did however omit much of the oil (unnecessary calories!!), regularise the portion sizes and up the spices for more flavour! You can see the original recipe here.