All posts tagged: India

Keralan runny eggs, curry leaf & coconut curry

The perfect healthy filling vegetarian brunch I know the words egg and curry might not instantly make your mouth water. What about spicy coconut curry and a soft boiled eggs with a runny yolk? Better? Ok, now try the three musketeers of any curry – ginger, garlic and chilli – tempered in coconut oil with curry leaves and mustard seeds. Finished with coconut milk and fresh herbs and topped by perfectly soft boiled eggs. Eaten with flat breads to dip in the yolk this dish is not only delicious but really healthy and a perfect brunch to set you up for the day. Egg curry was recommended by a blog follower as a ‘favourite curry dish’. A similar dish was served up every morning for breakfast when we were in Kerala, with hot chapatis and yoghurt. Like an Indian egg on toast. Keralan runny eggs, curry leaf & coconut curry Serves 2 as a brunch or lunch 4 eggs 1 onion 1 large, or two medium tomatoes, diced 2 inch piece of ginger 4 hot green chillies 1 tbsp coconut oil a small …

green coriander chutney

I’m working on some lovely Indian dishes in my little old kitchen at the moment and here’s a little taster of things to come. A punchy, green chutney full of chilli, curry leaf, lemon and herbs! It’s perfect with poppadoms, naan bread, drizzled over BBQ meat or kebabs or stirred into soup or dhal! Serves 4 1 big handful of coriander 1 sprig of curry leaves 1 garlic clove 2 green finger chillies 1 sprig of mint mint the juice from ½ a lemon a glug of groundnut oil a pinch of salt a pinch of sugar Roughly chop the herbs, chillies and the garlic and blend everything in a mini food processor to a puree. Taste and add more seasoning if required. Done.

What I learned at Cinnamon: the art of Indian cooking

I ate like a Queen this weekend. Beautiful, refined and proper clever Indian cooking. The food successfully mixed authentic flavours from all over India with more classic European cooking techniques and styles, which always did service to the original dishes but enhanced the dining experience. This type of cooking is a real art; a dish is never changed for the sake of being different. Everything I tasted was true and intelligent, without trying to be fashionable or in trend. I was privileged enough to spend the weekend as the guest of Vivek Singh at two of his three London restaurants, Cinnamon Club and Cinnamon Kitchen. As well as the chance to explore the kitchen at Cinnamon Club, where I skipping around with a spoon like a kid in a sweet shop, I also attended their Wine & Spice pairing at Cinnamon Club and a Vegetarian Masterclass at Cinnamon Kitchen, hosted by head chef at Cinnamon Club Rakesh Ravindran Nair and manager Hari Nagaraj. I took away with me so many tips. Here are my favourites: A pinch of sugar: …