My Mum is a Keema Nan!

For the last few months, mum and I have been keeping a little secret! Together, we’ve been working with Simply Beef and Lamb on their latest campaign to remind the British consumer how delicious, affordable and versatile lamb is through the delicious Indian dish, keema. The keema nans! Mamta and Pervin Mum (who is the ... Read more »

My Grandfather’s Spicy Tomato Ketchup

Long before I started this blog, I was sharing recipes online at Mamta’s Kitchen, our family cookbook on the web, named after my mum who has contributed the bulk of the recipes, with many more given by family, friends and readers. Mamta’s Kitchen has been going strong since 2001 and is a wonderful way to ... Read more »

Indian Street Food Cooking Class at Demuths | Bath

Making an Indian spice blend

Ready to get started, 12 eager students hop onto stools arranged around an island within the large and bright custom-built school kitchen. Rachel Demuth, our class tutor for the day, starts by reminding us that “India is a huge country with thousands of different recipes and different ways of cooking“. Key to the cuisine is ... Read more »

Spice At Home by Vivek Singh

Spice at Home by Vivek Singh

Vivek Singh is one of Britain’s most celebrated Indian chefs. Classically trained in India, he’s been executive chef at The Cinnamon Club since it opened. Since then, he’s launched sister restaurants Cinnamon Kitchen and Cinnamon Soho. A frequent face on cookery shows including Saturday Kitchen and Masterchef, Vivek has also published several successful cookbooks revealing ... Read more »

Monday Meet The Blogger | The Spice Scribe

If you ever attend a blogger event and spot a whirlwind of energy and smiles, a warm and exuberant character with a truly deep love for Indian food, you can be sure that you’ve found Zoe, aka The Spice Scribe. More recently, she also launched a second blog to share her love of chocolate. Find ... Read more »

How to Make Mamta’s Delicious Lucknowi-Style Lamb Biryani

I love biryani! I mean the real deal, with beautifully spiced meat between layers of fragrant basmati rice… NOT stir-fried rice with a few bits of meat thrown in, served with a side of sloppy vegetable curry, that is sold as biryani by so many curry houses across the UK. *rolls eyes* Incidentally, if you’re ... Read more »

Spicy Sungold Tomato Ketchup

I love home-made ketchup, and it’s even more satisfying making it from home-grown tomatoes. In the past, I’ve made several batches with red tomatoes and a couple of batches with green ones but this is the first batch I’ve made with beautiful orange sungold tomatoes, a variety we’ve been growing for the last few years. ... Read more »

Sweet Potato Curry

It was a mini Ready Steady Cook challenge. My ingredients consisted of a large sweet potato, a white onion, plus tinned tomatoes and a can of coconut milk from my store cupboard and a wide selection of spices on the shelf. A sweet potato curry was the answer! Sweet Potato Curry Ingredients 1-2 tablespoons vegetable ... Read more »

Curry For Change – Find Your Feet

Curry for Change is a fundraising and awareness campaign by charity Find Your Feet. Find Your Feet is a small organisation currently working in the most remote areas of India, Nepal, Malawi and Zimbabwe. They help poor rural families improve their agricultural practices so they can grow enough food; support them in finding their voice ... Read more »