Gorgeous recipes for everyone!
- Chicken curry
This is just a basic chicken curry using curry powder for the spice and brown stuff for the sauce. Quick and easy – just like looking cooking from a jar but better!
- Chicken jalfrezi
Jalfrezi, or jhal frezi, means dry fry and as such this deliciously hot dish does not have much of a gravy. Instead the thick sauce tantalisingly clings to spicy chunks of chicken and pepper.
- Lamb dhansak
Dhansaks are probably the most satisfying of curries. Nice and hot with a fruity sweetness absorbed by the lentils. My ‘secret’ ingredient in this recipe is probably a surprise, but its origins are from colonial India.
- Quick Curry Sauce
This delicious curry sauce is for when you have run out of brown stuff and don’t have time to make a fresh batch.
- Rogan josh
Rogan josh came initially from Kashmir in Northern India. In this recipe extra spices are used, which are tempered with a generous helping of cream.
- Brinjal bhaji
Chargrilled aubergine (egg plant) combined with spices to create a juicy side dish; the smoky aubergine tempered by tangy tomato.
Tomatoes, cucumber, fresh coriander and citrus juice combine to cleanse the palette. Goes particularly well with rich curries such as Rogan Josh.
- Lamb samosas
Delicious chunks of lamb in crisp filo pastry. Serve them as a side dish or starter. You could also have them for breakfast (I do).
- Luxury dhal
Two sorts of lentils are luxuriously cooked in coconut milk with the addition of freshly fried onions, tomatoes and spices to provide an uplifting freshness.
- Fruit compote with mascarpone creams
This dessert doesn’t pretend to be the slightest bit Asian, but does cleanse the palette and leave you with a lovely sweet taste with succulent red fruit drizzled over melt-in-the-mouth creams.
- Brown stuff
What I rather unappealingly call brown stuff is the basic sauce for almost all the curry recipes on cuzza.com. It will ensure your curries are rich and silky smooth. Make a big batch to save time when you next cook a curry.
- Curry powder
A home-made curry powder that will easily rival your favourite factory made tub. Medium heat and nicely aromatic. Make little and often for absolute freshness.
- Garam masala
An aromatic blend of roasted and ground spices to add to heat to your curries (garam means hot; masala means spice mixture).