HAPPY BIRTHDAY

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to me 🎂 Today has been my birthday so I spent it with family, and enjoyed a lovely Indian take-away rather than cooking. Usually on birthdays, we would have plain white basmati rice, with yellow dhal on top, and finally topped off with prawn or fish patia. Then for dessert it would be…

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…