Recipe: Chicken Korma

Yet another Indian favourite of mine, this chicken korma recipe is probably one of the the easiest curries to like. It’s creamy, sweet but also savoury, and the addition of nuts just give it a tasty crunch. Collect 2 T plain unsweetened yoghurt salt and pepper 1/2 t fenugreek 1 t garam masala 1 t…

Recipe: Butter Chicken

For me, butter chicken has always been take it or leave it. However, I absolutely changed my mind when I cooked it myself. It was so creamy and delicious, and so jam-packed with flavour. I could quite happily just eat the sauce with the rice, that’s how tasty it was. This is an authentic butter…

Recipe: Chicken Tikka Masala

With all this crazy weather we have been experiencing lately, how could we not excuse ourselves for thinking that winter is here. And winter time means we want hot food – what better fits that bill than curry? Indian curries have become my new favourite thing to make – a little bit of effort goes…

Recipe: Aloo Gobi

When I travelled through India I liked trying as many different kinds of curry as possible. Aloo Gobi was a dry curry (so less saucy than usual) and was always my preferred option when I was feeling a little off. It is also vegetarian; basically curried cauliflower and potato – although in this recipe I…

Intrepid through India

On the first night of our G-Adventures tour, our guide asked us all why we were excited to be there. My answer was that a) I love culture shocks; b) I had always wanted to travel somewhere with my mum; and c) I had always wanted to try an organised tour. India seemed like the…

Things I wish I’d known before I went to India…

Some simple tips that will go a long way for your time in India: Cows. Literally everywhere, they are considered a sacred animal of India. This is because they are the mother provider – their milk sustains our young, without them we wouldn’t survive. So it is illegal in India to kill cows, which explains…

Mumbai

Those who have read Shantaram would understand my excitement in visiting Mumbai. I couldn’t wait to explore the sights experienced by Shantaram during his time in Mumbai. Knowing this, you have you to empathise with the distraught I felt when I found out we only had one full day to spend in Mumbai. I was…

Udaipur

Udaipur was the only destination in our whole trip where I felt like the foot was taken off the accelerator, even if it was for just a brief time. With the nickname ‘Venice of the East’, I had high standards, and Udaipur does its best to live up to these expectations. It is a warren…

Bundi

Bundi is located in India’s northwest, and is most famed for its beautiful architecture. It has several ornate forts, palaces and step-well reservoirs which are known as baoris. I celebrated my birthday here, and wow, what a place to turn 27. I think it was the hottest day we had in India, clocking in at…

Goa

Described by Lonely Planet as a cocktail of sun, sand and spices, it breaks my heart to say that I was somewhat disappointed by Goa. I think that the reason for this was not necessarily due to Goa itself, rather it was just a run of bad luck for us (a combination of not enough…