Indian, Pakistani & Bengali Recipes
Lamb Biryani

Lamb/Mutton Biryani

Biryani’s are very versatile and delicious dishes. This delightful lamb biryani uses earthy whole spices and chillis to create a deep, complex flavours with a spicy end-note.



Lassi is the perfect companion for any hot curry. The proteins and lipids in the drink help to dissolve the chilli oil that sticks in your mouth and so cools you down.

Lime Pickle

Lime Pickle

Lime pickle is a great accompaniment to any Desi meal. It also helps the digestion. When limes are cheap, make Lime Pickle!

Malai Kebab

Malai Kebab

Malai kebabs are a very simple vegetarian kebab, but they are more than a little spicy! The same mixture can be used for the dumplings in Malai Kofta Curry.

Mango Chutney

Mango Chutney

When fruit is cheap in the shops, it’s a great time to make pickles and chutneys. This recipe makes a mellow mango chutney, but it is easy to really spice it up!

Mulligatawny Soup

Mulligatawny Soup (Low Fat)

Mulligatawny soup makes a great starter to any Desi meal, or a hearty lunchtime snack on its own. This low-fat version is healthy, and you can make a vegetarian version by leaving out the chicken.

Mushroom Pilao

Mushroom Pilao Rice

Mushroom Pilao uses spices which compliment the earthy flavour of the mushrooms to give a very moorish and tasty rice dish.

Naan HD


Unlike Chapatti or Paratha, Naan is a leavened bread. Now, not all of us have a clay tandoor in our kitchen, and this recipe doesn’t even use an oven!

Nargisi Kofta

Nargisi Kofta (Nargis Kebab)

Nargisi Kofta is the Desi version of a Scotch Egg – a boiled egg sourrounded by meat and deep fried. This is a spicy version of this dish and should please the most dedicated followers of the Spicy Wee Beastie.

Onion Bhaji HD

Onion Bhaji

If there’s one thing you can always guarantee to be on the menu in any Indian or Pakistani restaurant in Europe, it’s onion bhajis!

Pakora HD


Pakora are very quick and easy to make. The batter should be a little thinner than that used for onion bhajis. In this episode I introduce a new kitchen gadget – The Amazing Mr B…

Palak Paneer

Palak (Sag) Paneer

This version of Palak Paneer is based on a traditional Kashmiri recipe. It’s quite spicy and contains no onions, tomatoes or yoghurt! Beware…

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