Category Archives: Recipes

Chicken Chilli Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Chilli Masala – The Ultimate Version of the UK’s Favourite Curry

When it comes to Indian cuisine, there is no shortage of delicious, flavour-packed dishes to choose from.  Among the many mouth-watering options available, Chicken Tikka Chilli Masala is a dish that is sure to please.

I first tried this at the Cinnamon Lounge in Rishworth a few years ago one Christmas. We were there with some some friends, and I saw it on the menu.  Initially I was tempted by the chillis, but was put off by the Tikka Masala element. Continue reading

Chicken Pasanda Recipe

This Easy Chicken Pasanda Recipe is Tops – Super Quick and Tasty!

What is a Chicken Passanda?

This Chicken Pasanda Recipe is typcially a milder, more creamy and richer curry.  It is thought that it was traditionally made with a leg of goat or lamb.  Traditionally the meat from the leg would be cut, trimmed and flattened into strips and then cooked with the rich, tasty, Pasanda sauce.

In the present day, a pasanda curry can also be made using chicken (as per this recipe) or with king prawns or vegetables.  In any case, the process and ingredients remain generally the same and are easy to follow, resulting in an amazing flavoursome curry.

Although this recipe is milder than I would normally make, you can add more chilli powder or fresh chillis to suit your taste, but don’t over do it as you may miss out on some of the more delicate flavours that are present within this recipe if you make it too hot… Continue reading

Butter Chicken Served with Rice

Authentic Butter Chicken (Murgh Makhani) Recipe – So Rich and Creamy

Butter Chicken or Murgh Makhani to give it it’s correct name, is a typical Punjabi dish which is now popular in many countries all over the world.

It is a rich creamy dish and can be made as mild or as spicy as you like and has to be one of my all-time favourite curries to make and eat.

What is Butter Chicken?

Butter Chicken, although similar, shouldn’t be confused with Chicken Tikka Masala.  Chicken Tikka Masala originated in the UK where as Butter Chicken is a true Punjabi dish taking it’s influence from hundreds of years of Punjabi tradition and history. Continue reading

Chicken Vindaloo

Fiery Chicken Vindaloo Recipe – Can You Eat It?

Madras not hot enough for you? Then why not try this fiery Chicken Vindaloo Recipe?

Chicken Vindaloo Recipe

This recipe happens to be my favourite “from scratch” Chicken Vindaloo Recipe!  It’s one  that I stumbled upon in an old recipe book that was loaned to my wife by a friend some time ago.

In fact I cannot remember whose (if anyone in particular) this recipe started life as, but over time, I’ve fiddled and changed a few ingredients and quantities and come up with what I think is the hottest and best Chicken Vindaloo Recipe.

Chicken Vindaloo Recipe

Fiery Vindaloo

Chicken Vindaloo Origins

The Vindaloo itself, originated in the Indian region of Goa and it is derived from a Portuguese dish known as “Vinha De Alhos” which translates as “wine and garlic”.  The Portuguese dish was effectively a wine and garlic based stew which was typically made with Pork and served around Christmas time.  However, after the dish was introduced to India, it changed rapidly to what we now know as the Vindaloo with the introduction of chillies and different Goan spices.   Continue reading