Kashmiri Vers Masala Spice Cakes

Kashmiri Vers Masala Spice Cakes

All across India you will find regional spice blends (known as masalas). Vers masala hails from Kashmir and is commonly made and stored in small round cakes or tablets. Depending on the recipe (and the volume you are making), you can add either a small piece of Vers masala or a whole cake; usually towards ... Read more »

Kokur Yakhni | Chicken in Yoghurt and Saffron Gravy

Kokur Yakhni - Chicken in Yoghurt and Saffron Gravy

This delicious chicken curry dish is from Romy Gill’s ‘On The Himalayan Trail’ cookbook. Yoghurt, saffron and a heady mix of spices meld beautifully into the yoghurt gravy, creating a fragrant and warming dish. Instead of a whole chicken, we made this using chicken thighs, which worked really well. Read our full review of On ... Read more »

Ruangan Chaman | Paneer in Tomato Curry

Ruangan Chaman - Paneer in Tomato Curry

This Himalayan recipe for a simple paneer in tomato curry is a revelation. Slicing the paneer into thin strips rather than cubes (as is more typical in the Indian cooking I’m familiar with) means more surface area to be fried. It really changes the textural mouthfeel of the paneer! The recipe is from Romy Gill’s ... Read more »

Ghushtaba | Mutton Meatballs in a Yoghurt Gravy

Ghushtaba - Mutton Meatballs in a Yoghurt Gravy

This is a very simple but satisfying dish where the flavour of the mutton is able to sing. It’s from Romy Gill’s ‘On The Himalayan Trail’ cookbook and reflects the simple, wholesome and delicious cooking of the region. The mutton and other meatball ingredients are pounded together into a smooth paste before being shaped into ... Read more »

A Taste of Ghurka Cuisine | Yaks & Yetis in Ross-on-Wye

Yaks an Yetis Ghurka Himalayan and Nepalese Restaurant in Ross on Wye - (c) Kavey Eats

I hadn’t had time to do any research about where to eat when spending a few days in Ross-on-Wye to attend a pottery course recently, so was relieved that the hosts of our beautiful bed and breakfast gave us a list of recommendations, one of which was Yaks & Yetis, a Ghurka restaurant,¬†serving predominantly Himalayan ... Read more »