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 »

A Taste For… Garam Masala

Mamta's Garam Masala on Kavey Eats

When cooks from the Indian subcontinent talk of garam masala, they talk of whole or ground. In his seminal and encyclopaedic book, McGee on Food and Cooking, Harold McGee explains that a greater surface area (from cracking or grinding spices) allows flavour molecules to escape more rapidly into the dish. This is why whole spices ... 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 »

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 »

Darjeeling Express–Asma Khan Cooks

I met Asma Khan online a few short months ago. It’s always a pleasure chatting about food to someone as enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgable, as Asma. When she needed some advice on how to bottle her Indian chutneys and pickles, I was able to help, having learned how to do this myself only a few ... Read more »