Curry risotto

I’m not sure if curry risotto is a socially acceptable concoction, but I just got a craving for it out of the blue one day, and came up with a dish that was more than just passable – it made me giggle with delight. While it sounds totally gross, it’s worthy of being labelled a … Continue reading Curry risotto

Lemon-pepper spiced potatoes and kale with chickpeas

Indian food is sometimes surprisingly mild and comfort-foody, and this heartwarming lemony peppery loveliness really hits the spot. The combination of tangy lemon, spicy black pepper, creamy coconut, and traditional curry spices rounds out the flavour of this dish that’s also a barrage of textures, with tender potatoes, firm chickpeas, and crispy kale. I came … Continue reading Lemon-pepper spiced potatoes and kale with chickpeas

Malai kofta

Malai kofta has got to be the most impressively complex Indian dish I make, and it feels seriously decadent to eat. Malai means cream, and kofta refers to the fried dumplings that are the signature of this dish. There’s lots of different ways of making this north Indian dish, and mine is creamy without using … Continue reading Malai kofta

Massaman curry

Massaman curry…. Thai’s don’t really eat it, and I can’t say I was ever particularly jazzed about eating a dish that seems more aimed at western tourists’ feeble palates than representative of Thai cuisine. At least, not while I was living in Thailand… But one day, years after moving back to Australia, I developed a … Continue reading Massaman curry