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Courgette Pakora

Courgette pakoraI fancied something different for lunch but didn’t have much time so I put together some principles from a couple of different recipes and luckily came up with something that worked!! It literally takes 5 minutes to prepare and 5 minutes to cook, so perfect for a post-party snack or quick and easy lunch.

Serves: 1 hungry dude for lunch


  • 1 x courgette (grated with a cheese grater)
  • 2 tbsp garam flour
  • 1 tsp each fennel seeds and cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp each dried corriander, turmeric, hot chilli powder and cumin (yes, I love cumin)
  • Salt to taste


  • Put everything in a mixing bowl, mix it up and wait about 10 minutes for the liquid to soak out of the courgette. 
  • Your mixture should be sticky enough for you to make little round cakes. If it’s too dry add water a teaspoon at a time. If it’s too wet add more flour a teaspoon at a time.
  • Taste the mixture – add spice and seasoning until it’s to your taste.
  • Shallow fry in the oil of your choice (I used rape seed oil) for about 2.5 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

Chicken Korma Recipe

One just for me! I have been searching for a bang-up korma recipe for some time now, I have tried a number but nothing is really making the mark. I came across this recipe today and it looks pretty good! As I’m off today for the weekend, I won’t have a chance to try it out but if I don’t record it somewhere I’ll just forget where it was!

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Quick & Easy Biryani Recipe

This is an awesome recipe taught to me by a Punjabi family man. This is definitely not a traditional hyderabadi biryani, (if you want to see one those amazing dishes being made authentically take a look at the video at the foot of this recipe) however, it tastes amazing – just like the biryani rice that comes from many UK takeaways.

I have been eating this for lunch on a very regular basis! There are a lot of ingredients but please bear with it, it takes about 30 minutes in total and is worth every second!  Read the rest of this entry »

Hyderabadi Curry Recipe

Hyderabadi Curry RecipeI’ve been making this curry for lunch all week using a different headlining ingredient. On Monday I used a pork chop, on Tuesday I used mushrooms, on Wednesday tuna steak, on Thursday I added some mushrooms to wednesdays curry and today (Friday) I used chickpeas. Each day I have adjusted the seasoning a little until today I think we have the perfect hyderabadi curry recipe (although I have run out of coriander (cilantro for our American friends) leaves. So without further ado, here is the secret to my hyderabadi curry recipe. Read the rest of this entry »

Super-quick Curried Chickpeas

Curried Chickpeas RecipeDying of starvation and at the end of the week, I needed something quick, easy and fulfilling for lunch today. Chickpeas are one of my favourite ingredients, combined with the aromatic, intense flavours of india they make a most exquisite lunch.

This meal only takes about 10 or 15 minutes which, coincidentally is about the same time it takes to whip up some rice or a chapati…perfect! Read the rest of this entry »