Gujarati Surati Dal | Sweet & Spicy Dal with Chillies & Peanut

Gujarati Surati Dal

Cooked with jaggery, chilli, turmeric and peanuts, this sweet and spicy yellow pigeon pea dal is definitely more than the sum of its parts, the peanuts providing textural interest whilst the spices come together to create a layered mouthful of flavours. It’s soupy, tangy and full of flavour The recipe is from Maunika Gowardhan’s Thali cookbook, ... Read more »

Village-Style Lamb & Other Stories | A Visit to Clay’s Hyderabadi

Claypot being opened

After enjoying food from Clay’s Hyderabadi Kitchen’s via mail order on many occasions over the last several months, we excitedly made a pilgrimage to visit the newly reopened restaurant in person with fellow fans. Located in Reading city centre, it’s a small and unassuming space. Inside, magic happens. One of my favourite dishes (of a ... Read more »

Travelling By Way Of My Belly | Favourite Recipes From The Middle East, Central & South Asia

Persian Tahcheen-e morgh (Baked Yoghurt Rice with Chicken)

I know I’m not alone in missing international travel, which is naturally hugely affected by this awful Covid pandemic we are experiencing all around the world. A great way to travel in one’s imagination is to cook and eat dishes from other countries, celebrating international cuisine and travelling by way of our bellies. Here, I ... Read more »

Recipe: Tamatar Ki Chutney | Tomato Chutney with Prunes and Apricots

Recipe: Tamatar Ki Chutney | Tomato chutney with Prunes and Apricots

I hope you enjoyed reading my review of Asma Khan’s first cookery book, Asma’s Indian Kitchen. The book reflects Asma’s personal cooking heritage, and the food she has been sharing with thankful Londoners. Publishers, Pavilion have given permission for us to share three recipes from Asma’s book with you. Hyderabadi Tamatar Ka Cutt is already up. ... Read more »