Authentic Restaurant Style Chicken Tikka Masala

The Chicken Tikka Masala Origin Story Chicken Tikka Masala was supposedly born in Glasgow when a customer complained about his chicken curry being dry.  To remedy this situation, the restaurant chef added some tomato soup to the mix and VOILA! This British-Indian dish was born.  Many people speculate on whether or not this is actually…

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Aloo Palak (Pakistani Spinach Curry with Potatoes)

How my love of curry began Years ago I decided to expand my culinary horizons by attending a Pakistani cooking class and this curry, Aloo Palak or Pakistani Spinach curry was one of the first things I made.  At that time, I knew nothing about Indian and Pakistani cuisine.  I wasn’t even a big fan…

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Andy’s Go-to Base Gravy for Balti Curry

Why do we need a base gravy for this dish? It’s tough to pick the “biggest difference” between British Indian food and “real” Indian cooking – beyond the fact that one has come through the lens of the restaurant industry rather than the homes and street stalls of the subcontinent.  At home, most curries are…

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The Best Restaurant Style Rogan Josh with Lamb

What is a Rogan Josh? Rogan Josh is a delicious red curry most notably made with lamb or mutton. The name, Rogan Josh,  literally means ‘stewed in butter’.  No wonder I love it so much.  I can’t think of anything that I wouldn’t like if it was slow-cooked in butter.  Especially if that something was…

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Chana Masala (Vegetarian Indian Chickpea Curry)

Chana Masala, the humble chickpea curry Chickpea curry does not have the ‘pizazz’ that some Indian dishes seem to carry. There aren’t any bright colors nor does this curry give off that chili pepper heat that makes you sweat.   It’s a simple curry with simple ingredients, like the humble chickpea, simmered in a tomato gravy. …

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Yemini Inspired Spicy Lamb and Butter Bean Stew

  The stew This lamb and butter bean stew is inspired by Yemini cuisine. Lamb, vegetables and butter beans are cooked in a lightly spicy tomato broth. Humble ingredients like butter beans, potatoes, tomatoes, carrot and celery are stewed in the most vibrant combination of spices and juicy lamb.  The end result puts all of my other…

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