Oil

You will notice that many of the recipes which involve frying off spices, particularly the Indian recipes, involve a large quantity of oil. Despite your health-conscious instincts, please do not cut down on the quantity of oil! It is essential to release and carry the flavours of the spices. Once cooked, any excess oil will…

Chilli

In most of my recipes, you’ll see I use chilli powder rather than fresh chillies. The only reason for this is for consistency – you can’t believe how disappointing a spicy meal can be if it’s either so hot you can’t taste it, or so mild that it has no effect. I’ve been caught out…