Ginger Chicken

The lovely, fresh-tasting Ginger Chicken

Quick Indian Recipes – Easy, Healthy & Delicious

img_2030-copyThis is a very simple preparation of chicken, yet a very tastier one – full with the flavour of ginger, the distinct and mild pungent flavour of hyderabadi chilli, and the rustic essence of coriander leaves.

The combination of hyderabadi  green chilli  and coriander leaves is magical and I have used this flavoursome combination in the recipe ofGINgery HaKKa NooDles, RUStic Chicken Curry and  Steamed Rice (in appetizing Tadka).

The Recipe:

  1. Marinate pieces of chicken (about 1 kg) in: ½ tsp. of turmeric powder, a tsp. of garam masala (– a roasted powder mix of spices such as coriander, cumin, black pepper, chilli, cassia leaf, cassia, clove, black cardamom, star anise, fennel seeds etc.) ; and salt – according to preference.
  1. In adequate quantity of any (mild flavoured) vegetable oil :-
  • Sauté finely sliced pieces of (3 small) onions,
  • Blend the marinated pieces of chicken with…

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Egg & Veggie Fried Rice

Indeed. Is there anyone who doesn’t like fried rice…

Happy Healthy Tash


Who doesn’t love egg fried rice? Is there anyone? Nope, didn’t think so 😉

This version of egg fried rice is healthier because i’ve used wholewheat basmati rice instead of plain white rice and I’ve thrown in so many veggies, it simply has to be good for you 🙂


  • Tilda wholewheat basmati rice – 1 microwaveable pack
  • Spinach – handful
  • Peas – handful
  • Green beans – handful
  • Sweetcorn – handful
  • Cajun spices – 2 tbsp
  • Soy sauce – 2 tbsp
  • Worcester sauce- 1 tbsp
  • Salt & pepper – to taste
  • Coconut oil – 1 tsp


  1. Follow the instructions on the microwaveable pack of rice (open one corner and pop in the microwave for 2 minutes usually)
  2. Heat the coconut oil in a pan or wok
  3. Pop the rice in the pan and add the other ingredients mixing well
  4. Serve

Enjoy 🙂

With love, Tash x

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Dal Chawal with ghee/ Dal rice with ghee.

If anyone still underrates dal as delicious food then take a look at this…


dal-chawal-12Just imagine – a large, banana leaf filled with up with many wildly flavourful and addictively vegetarian curries sitting alongside servings of dhal (lentils), spicy vegetables and a guaranteed-to-be-yummy dessert payasam. This is the way of serving a Kerala sadhya. Among Dal plays an important role with his companion ghee (clarified butter)dal-chawal-3There are many more variations of Dal… it differs from state to state, city to city, home to home.dal-chawal-5

dal-chawal-9A dal or parippu is a must for a Sadya. Daal is the first course to have with rice. It is served with ghee. The aroma of melted ghee over hot rice and dal is really a great way to start a meal.dal-chawal-4This one is a true heirloom recipe. Simple, though very delicious!!

With few of our fellow bloggers we have created a food group in Facebook where we met few amazing food bloggers and food photographers…

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Recipe… Chicken Wings Curry

Chicken wing curry

Chicken Wings Curry
Serves 6-8
Preparation and cooking time: 2 to 2.5 hours

What you need
• 125gm butter
• 20 green chillies chopped
• 6 medium-sized onions chopped
• 8–10cm piece of ginger chopped
• 2 whole garlic bulbs with cloves chopped
• 800g chopped tomatoes
• 1.5 tsp salt
• 0.5 tsp turmeric
• 1 tsp cumin seeds
• 2kg skinless chicken wings
• 2 cups boiling water
• 1.5 tsp garam masala
• bunch coriander chopped

How you cook it
1. Heat butter over a medium heat.
2. Add chillies, onions, ginger and garlic and cook until golden brown.
3. Add chopped tomatoes, salt, turmeric, cumin seeds. Cook on a low heat until the butter starts to rise to the edge of the masala sauce.
4. Add the chicken wings. Cook on low heat until the water comes out from the meat. Then raise heat for 5–8 mins to dry out the water.
5. Add boiling water.
6. Add garam masala and coriander. Cook on high heat for 5 mins then low heat for 15 mins. You will see the butter on the surface.
7. Serve with basmati rice and salad.

Note: you can add more or less chilli according to your tastes. Check the pot for salt levels before serving. You can cook this on a higher heat quicker if you are in a rush!

Recipe courtesy: Desi Indian stall (at Greenwich covered market)

Masala omelette

Masala omelette

I discovered this on the beaches of Goa at about three in the morning. It certainly helps the munchies late at night but also makes a nice, spicy breakfast snack.

Serves: 1. Preparation and cooking time: 10 minutes

• Knob of butter or oil
• 1/2 clove garlic
• Two eggs (duck eggs are great)
• 1/4 cup of milk
• 1/2 red chilli and 1/2 green chilli chopped (double if you really like it hot)
• Pinch of salt and pinch of pepper
• Coriander, chopped to garnish

1. Whisk eggs with milk, add chilli, salt and pepper and mix.
2. Heat butter over a hot heat.
3. Fry garlic for 20-30 seconds.
4. Tip in the egg mixture and cook, tipping the pan regularly so the omelette is evenly cooked.
5. Garnish with coriander and serve with a spoonful of lime pickle.

Masala omlette on the beach
Masala omlette on the beachphoto