Quick chicken curry (#74)

I won’t make a huge song and dance about this one, but it is actually a great one to have in your repertoire as a way of turning some curry paste into a curry with more flavour than those pre-created supermarket pastes tend to achieve on their own. This is a thank you to the Hairy…

Aloo gobi (#71)

I’ve wanted to make aloo gobi for ages. It’s one of those dishes I really like but feel I don’t get to have very often. I get the impression that my friends from school, known somewhere between ‘Michelin List Mandem’ and ‘Indian restaurant tour’, aren’t very fussed about it when we go out. So I…

Vegetable coconut curry (#64)

I am not one of those people who will willingly submit oneself to a meal without meat if I did not have good cause to do so. This one is a bit of a winner. Yes, the ingredients list looks pretty chunky, but what it does is partially build up a range of flavours but…

Rajasthani saffron chicken curry (#62)

Forgive the terrible photo. My dieting at the start of 2019 depends on me be over the top on packaging, freezing and then reheating a mass batch of Sunday cooking. With that aside, I want to just say that this is a wonderful little curry to have in your repertoire. Definitely one I’ll make again,…

Paprika chicken (#54)

I had the most tremendous goulash on my trip to Hungary at Easter this year. I cannot recommend Aszú Étterem enough (the city has so many fantastic restaurants it’s hard to beat, but this restaurant just nabbed the ‘best main course’). A few weeks after I got back I tried out a Hairy Bikers’ goulash…

Chicken balti (#49)

Last weekend I went back to visit my dearest Mother. When she has various gifts for me she asks me to bring a suitcase in which to take everything back to my London flat. In this case, she bought me a book by John Torode. Leaving that to one side for a moment, I also…

Eggs benedict with hollandaise (#30)

Number 30. My gosh, what a journey. Aside from the fact I should be on number 43 if I wanted to be on track for 52 new recipes in 2017 (I still have time, so everyone chill), I saved this one for number thirty because it’s actually been on my list for much longer than…

Spicy chicken & lettuce (#27)

When I want something quick it’s ideal if it’s basically preparing the stages pretty easily and then just smash them together in sequence. This one has the potential to look impressive for relatively little effort (mine doesn’t have half the garnishes that the Hairy Bikers recommend, so mine is not a great example of this)….

Chicken and mushroom udon (#26)

“This takes no time to prepare” are the magic words that greeted me at the top of the page for this Hairy Biker’s recipe. Chicken & Egg is a bit of a treat. I’ve been really keen on cooking more Far Eastern cuisine for a while now. I’ve mastered the stir fry. I can now make a pretty…

Coq au Riesling (#24)

Gosh, it’s been a while hasn’t it? News form me includes a new flat, which is why you will notice that the backgrounds do look a little different to what they did before. I apologise for how slap dash I got with the blog, but I have been experimenting outside of what I’ve posted so…

Turkish eggs (#23)

  A bank holiday Monday on my own meant only one thing. It’s time to cook. One of my new acquisitions is the rather wonderful Chicken & Egg book from the Hairy Bikers. I was a tad worried at the outset that the book would prove to be a disappointment, but it’s only my fault for…

Chicken Jalfrezi (#21)

Now I’m playing a little bit of a fast one with you, but not massively so. I did make this Chicken Jalfrazi last year at some point, but I think I originally thought it was a bit fiddly so never made it again. I would like to recant and this time I loved the outcome…