Recipe – Lemon & Ginger Rice

This deliciously fresh pilau is a great accompaniment to any Indian dish, especially seafood or poultry. Serves 2-4 as a side dish Ingredients 200g basmati rice 1 lemon, juiced and zested 2 teaspoons finely grated ginger Salt flakes, to taste Pinch ground turmeric 1 teaspoon ghee Tempering Mixture 1 tablespoon ghee ½ teaspoon brown mustard […]

Recipe – Masala Nuts

These spicy salted nuts are a popular treat in India, especially during Diwali. Use any nuts you like, just one kind or a mixture, and mix up the spicing to suit your taste. You can also use rice flour if that’s what you have on hand instead of potato starch. Serve these nuts with drinks […]

Recipe – Dhal Palak (Indian with Spinach)

Dhal is my favourite part of any Indian meal. Sometimes written ‘dal’, it is a staple of Indian cooking, ranging from soupy to quite thick and made from any of a wide range of split dried beans, peas or lentils. I use red (masoor) or yellow (moong/mung) lentils most often, as they don’t need soaking […]

Recipe – Gulab Jamuns

Many years ago a friend’s parents owned an Indian restaurant in Parramatta. His Dad did most of the cooking, but it was his Mum who taught me to make the classic Indian sweet gulab jamuns. This is very close to the recipe Mrs D’Souza gave me, though the addition of pomegranate is my idea … […]