Main course recipes

Fish tacos

fish tacos

Ingredients 4 small fillets of white fish, cut into inch wide strips. 1 handful of coriander 2 cloves garlic 1 lime (juiced) 6 tbsp Olive oil 1 large pinch of rock salt For the guacamole 1 avocado 1/4 red onion 1/2 lime (juiced) 1 handful of coriander (cilantro) 6 cherry tomatoes 1 big pinch of… Read more: Fish tacos

Chicken saag balti

chicken saag balti

An all time classic, chicken saag balti. Tastes even better when served in a balti dish IIRC. (Serves 4) Ingredients 1 tbsp butter 2 tbsp sunflower oil 1 cinnamon stick 1 tsp cumin seeds 3 medium onions, peeled and finely chopped 2 tsp ginger & garlic paste 1 green chilli, finely chopped 1 tin chopped… Read more: Chicken saag balti

Peter’s special fragrant curry of joy

Peter's special fragrant curry of joy

This is a special curry comprising of several fragrant lovelies. Don’t be put off by the amount of ingredients, it’s a piece of piss. Peter penguin’s fragrant curry of joy! Ingredients 650g chicken, diced (breast or thigh) 3 tbsp rapeseed oil 1 large onion, finely diced 1 green pepper, cubed 10 cherry tomatoes, finely diced 2… Read more: Peter’s special fragrant curry of joy

Indian chilli chicken

indian chilli chicken

This is Maunika Gowardhan’s recipe for Indian chilli chicken. Ingredients (Serves 4) 300g boneless chicken thighs cut into small bite size pieces Oil for frying For the batter 2 tbsp corn flour 1 tbsp plain flour ½ tsp kashmiri chilli powder or mild paprika ½ tsp coarsely ground black pepper powder 1 tsp garlic and… Read more: Indian chilli chicken

Rigatoni alla Genovese

Rigatoni alla Genovese

This Rigatoni alla Genovese takes an age to simmer but it’s the shit. So do it! Rigatoni alla Genovese facts: Genovese sauce is a rich, onion-based pasta sauce from the region of Campania, Italy. Likely introduced to Naples from the northern Italian city of Genoa during the Renaissance, it has since become famous in Campania… Read more: Rigatoni alla Genovese

Nihari beef


Nihari (Urdu: نهاری‎) is a stew consisting of slow-cooked beef along with bone marrow, garnished to taste and occasionally served with cooked brain. This dish was first developed during the Mughal Empire which ruled over a significant part of the Indian Subcontinent. (Serves 3 to 4) Ingredients 1/2 Kg. beef shank 1½ tsp. salt ½ tsp…. Read more: Nihari beef

Lamb korma


British curry house korma is universally horrendous, but this is a different kettle of fish all together. Ingredients 1kg of lamb shoulder or leg, on the bone 1 large onion, chopped 6 green cardamoms 6 cloves 1 tsp whole black pepper corns 1 cinnamon stick quarter tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp cumin powder 2 tsp coriander… Read more: Lamb korma

Goat tagine

(Serves 8) Ingredients For the goat 1 Whole Shoulder of Boer Goat (bone in and including neck) Enough olive oil to cover joint 12 heads garlic, peeled and roughly chopped Bunch of fresh rosemary, roughly chopped Maldon salt Method For the goat Preheat the oven to 130C, place the goat shoulder in a pot with… Read more: Goat tagine

Chicken biryani

Chicken biryani

Ingredients For the marinated chicken 250ml/9fl oz natural yogurt 6 garlic cloves, finely crushed 6cm/2½in (30g/1oz) piece ginger, finely grated 3 green chillies, finely chopped, with seeds 1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder 1 tsp ground coriander ½ tsp ground turmeric 500g/1lb 2oz skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut in half For the crisp fried onions 300ml/10fl… Read more: Chicken biryani

Chicken Kra-pow

Chicken kra-pow

Ingredients 3 cloves garlic 2 large red chilies, seeds removed 500g chicken thigh (you can use breast, or a mixture of the two) 1 tbsp oyster sauce 2 tbsp vegetable oil 2 tbsp fish sauce ½ tsp caster sugar Handful Thai basil leaves a wedge of lime and a fried egg (optional), to serve Method Roughly chop… Read more: Chicken Kra-pow

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