Uyghur style Dapanji with Kudaimian Noodles

Man, I love this thing. Dapanji simply translates to Big Plate of Chicken and is easily one of the most delicious Chinese dishes I’ve picked up over the years. The Uyghurs from the Xinjiang province of China have a fantastic cuisine, that mixes Chinese and Central Asian flavours and packs a real punch. When I…

Bindu’s Kurnool Style Peanut Chutney

Once in a while, people who come for a class with me, leave things behind. Sometimes it’s a USB cable. Sometimes it’s a kickass recipe for Peanut Chutney. I’ve been running my Boring Indian Food Workshop™? for like a year & a half now. One of the most fun things about my side gig, is…

Sukha (Dry) Aloo Gobhi

I once ran a cross country race when I was in school. I was a notoriously slow runner & participated only because it was compulsory. There were 35 other kids in the race – ALL better at this shit than me, but that Friday something was different. We started running, & I soon saw other…

Recipe: Kerala Vegetable Ishtoo

Paro taught me how to make the most amazing Kerala Vegetable Ishtoo the other day. I was blown away by the simplicity of the recipe and by the sheer amount of flavour we were able to get out of the few ingredients used. Ingredients: Beans – 250 gm diced Carrots – 250 gm diced Potatoes…

Recipe: Baingan Ka Bharta

Cooked some killer Baingan ka Bharta the other day. This is a recipe I’ve constantly kept tweaking over the years and I think I’m now at a stage where I’m finally happy with it. Ingredients: Large Eggplant / Aubergine (roughly the size of a bottle of Jagermeister) – 2 nos Garlic – 1 pod Dry…

Recipe: OMG WTF BBQ Pork Ribs

Barbecued some pork ribs for the first time ever this week, and was amazed at how easy it was to do! I actually discovered BBQ ribs pretty late in life. They were never a big thing growing up, and I ate them for the first time at a TGIF or something. I then had a…

Recipe: Hyderabadi Baghara Baingan

Baghara Baingan is a Hyderabadi classic. My mum has been cooking it for years, but I somehow never got around to making it myself. Gave it a shot a few days ago, and was pretty happy with the results. Paro said it was the best Baghara Baingan she’d ever eaten in her life. My head swelled…

Recipe: Kurkure Karele / Bitter Gourd Fry

The first sign of actually growing up, is when you stop making a fuss to eat your damn veggies. I eat everything under the sun, but as a chef – I’d say vegetables are more versatile to cook with than meat and should always be a part of a meal. I’ve always loved Bitter Gourd (Karela…