My Vegetable Curry

Usually, vegetables are a side dish for me. I like them served with my meal, but not actually as my meal. However, I had some friends coming over, one of whom is a vegetarian, and so I thought I’d create a curry that still tasted good, but had no meat or fish – a bit…

The Mystery of Bhakra

“The Mystery of Bhakra” sounds like a good title for a book or a movie, but actually, Bhakra is a tea time snack that’s a kind of biscuit/cake. And the mystery, is that I can’t remember where I first had it. It’s not something I remember having too often when I was young and living…

Biryani Sauce

So, I love a good biryani dinner. Usually chicken. The first time I went to an Indian restaurant with friends was when I moved away from home to live in Middlesbrough. I remember going to the Royal Bengal or Bengal Tiger (I can’t remember the exact name but I think it was near the bus…

Green Chutney

This chutney probably has an official name, but we’ve only ever referred to it as Green Chutney. My first memory of green chutney is from when we were young, having it spread on a bit of bread and butter. But, it is also used as a marinade for fish – at least that’s how we…

Pakora

I remember getting into the back of my Dad’s old Renault 6 and heading down to the pakora shop in Bury Park, Luton on a Saturday afternoon. My Dad would go there every now and again to bring us back a bag of pakoras for a teatime snack. The pakoras were made in the back…

Ras Chawal – hopefully an easy one to start with

I thought a good place to start blogging about my Parsi food journey would be with the first meal I decided to cook. Ras Chawal translates to spicy tomato gravy (ras) with rice (chawal). It’s a relatively simple dish, but very tasty and not too spicy (unless you want it to be, in which case just…

January 2017

It’s January 2017 and I’ve set myself a goal of becoming a better cook during the next 12 months. The type of food I’m aiming to cook is Parsi food, the food I grew up with. Parsi food has its origins in Persia, that’s the meaning of Parsi, to come from Persia. There’s more about…