If a single word describes Indian food, it's spice. Food from the land of spices is incredibly flavorful yet healthy because of its use of herbs and spice for flavor. If you're new to Indian cooking, youll want to start by experimenting with spice mixes.Garam Masala Spice Blend by Vicky Bhogal
1. Homemade Garam Masala Spice Blend
Garam Masala is one of the most important Indian spice blends and is absolutely indispensable. It is vital to have a good quality one rather than shop bought varieties which often contain turmeric as a filler ingredients. It is much better to make your own so you know exactly what has gone into it and you can tailor it to suit. Warming, packed with flavor, and absolutely delicious in so many different recipes including Vicky's garam masala scrambled eggs.
2. Warming Keema Minced Lamb with Garam Masala & Cinnamon
This keema minced lamb is absolutely perfect for the cold winter months to warm you up with its lightly spiced and complex flavors. Traditionally the peas are added to give the dish a wonderful sweetness, but you can make it plain or add what you prefer, such as diced peppers, sweetcorn or mushrooms. Fresh, hot, and quick, it is an easy supper and the leftovers are also great on top of a steaming, buttery, baked potato. Join Vicky Bhogal in this Grokker Premium Video, as she introduces you to her favorite family recipes, to really get you cooking like Mummyji.
3. Coconut Fish Dream
This is a totally delicious and versatile sauce, which is similar to, but simpler than a qurma (or korma) sauce (as there are no white poppy seeds or nuts) which you can use for fish, vegetables, chicken, prawns or any seafood really. It is also wonderful with crayfish, clams or lobster! Qurmas were introduced to India by the Mughal Empire, who loved adding a luxurious creaminess to their savoury sauces, and indeed, this can be made with single or double cream, but Vicky uses coconut milk because it makes it unctuous and delicious! Join Vicky Bhogal in this Grokker Premium Video, as she introduces you to her favourite family recipes, to really get you cooking like Mummyji.
4. Comforting and Rustic Dhal
This dhal or lentil dish is earthy and wholesome. Even when your cooking on a budget, Indian food allows you to eat nutritiously without compromising on flavor, and this dhal is no exception. Join Vicky Bhogal in this Grokker Premium Video, as she introduces you to her favourite family recipes, to really get you cooking like Mummyji.
5. Chicken Tikka with Sun Dried Tomato
This delicious chicken tikka with sun dried tomato is a healthy and easy option for any dinner party. Impress your friends with this modern take on an Indian classic. Watch Vineet Bhatia in this Grokker Premium video share some of his Indian cuisine secrets.
6. Indian Wild Mushroom Biryani
This wonderful, aromatic wild mushroom biryani would make a wonderful dinner to impress your friends. Healthy, vegetarian and flavourful, let Vineet introduce you to his take on the classic Indian biriani. Watch Vineet Bhatia in this Grokker Premium video share some of his Indian cuisine secrets.
7. Indian Coconut Prawn Curry with Lemongrass
Join Vineet Bhatia as he takes you on a journey of his progressive take on Indian cooking. Vineet was Europe's first Indian chef to be awarded a Michelin star, so get ready to learn from an expert. This beautifully light prawn curry is flavored with garlic, chili, ginger, lemongrass and perfumed with kaiffir lime leaves and served with corianderbutterrice. A true treat from South India.
8. Indian Vegetarian Korma
Vegetable Korma is a very mild yet flavorful Mughlai dish. Korma is traditionally meat or vegetables cooked with onions in a creamy yogurt sauce. Try this recipe for a healthy version of the well known favorite.
9. Tandoori Salmon
Are you a fan of Indian food but tend to find curries quite greasy? Do you always order the same old thing at an Indian Restaurant? Have you ever considered trying fish in a curry? This dish combats all of these by offering a light and healthy curry, without the need to leave the comfort of your own home.
10. How To Make A Masala Base
A marsala base is the secret to all North Indian cookery. Once you master this root recipe, you can make any curry easily.