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A tea plantation in Kerala

A tea plantation in Kerala

I LOVE tea! That is an understatment. I can’t start a day without a bucket of tea. I will spend good money on good tea like other people do wine. I particularly love black tea and notice all the subtle differences between ceylon orange pekoe, […]

My first Biryani attempt

My first Biryani attempt

Before I start, just to be clear, I am sharing with you what I did to make a biryani pure and simple. I am not claiming this to be a definitive recipe but it did taste good and I would do it again. I took […]

Out and about in Fort Kochi

Out and about in Fort Kochi

I started and ended my trip to the south of india in Kochi. I stayed in Fort Kochi which is right on the edge of the city and is actually an island. The main city seems to be much like any other big city in […]

Breakfast experiment

Breakfast experiment

Well yesterday I was making my morning cuppa wondering what needed eating and what to have for breakfast. Out of those questions these little tasty morsels were born. First of all the thing that needed using up was some chunks of fresh coconut, the kind […]

Friday night curry part two – jeera rice

Friday night curry part two – jeera rice

So what else do you need for a Friday night curry? Tasty rice I should say. Here in the UK we are forever having colourful pilau rice but in India I didn’t come across that anywhere (which I was quite pleased about to be honest!). […]

Friday night curry Part one – Saag Paneer

Friday night curry Part one – Saag Paneer

So I wonder if anyone has tried making Paneer yet? Either way this is a perfect recipe for you to use it in or if you would prefer just buy some, I have to warn you though the taste does not compare! When I was […]

How to make Paneer cheese

How to make Paneer cheese

Over the years I have learnt so much from my Indian sister about cooking Indian food. This week she showed me how to make paneer cheese the same way as her mum had shown her. I had assumed that it would be complicated and a […]

Dosa’s on the Golden Mile

Dosa’s on the Golden Mile

I’m on my way back up north and have stopped off in Leicester for a night to catch up with a couple of friends. We decided to go out for a Dosa on the Golden Mile which, if you have never been to Leicester, is […]

Left overs quick curry

Left overs quick curry

For the last few days I’ve been sorting through my photos, sketchbook and drawings from India. It has made me need a good curry. I was on cooking duty a couple of days ago and was also skint so needed to make something from what […]

Masala Chai anyone?

Masala Chai anyone?

I am british and I love tea. Its been part of life always. My dad had a pint mug for his tea and I seem to have his tendencies. As a teenager I tried to become a cool kid and drink coffee but never liked […]