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Archive for the ‘Larder Cupboard’ Category


What Is In My British Indian Restaurant Spice Larder?

I’m often asked which spices are essential for good British Indian Restaurant (BIR) style cooking. Indian curry house cooking is different to more authentic styles in that it was adapted to make great tasting meals fast in a busy restaurant. I have about every spice going in my spice larder but there are a few […]

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Indian Food Recipes Are Better With This Smoked Spicy Salt

My smoked spicy salt goes great with Indian food recipes or any food recipes! I have been making this recipe for years. When I was contacted by Besmoke Foods to launch a range of smoked curry spices, this recipe had to be in the collection. The word ‘spicy’ could scare some of you off, but […]

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The Curry Guy Smoked Spices Are Available Online Now!

Besmoke Foods, the UK’s leading supplier of smoked Ingredients, produces The Curry Guy Smoked Spices Finally! After months of preparation, recipe testing and spice blend smoking, The Curry Guy Smoked Spices are available to be purchased online from The Virtual Farmers Market! About four months ago I was sent some spices by Besmoke Foods to […]

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A Video On How To Make Homemade Garam Masala

Homemade garam masala will help take your curries to the next level! I would like you to think of garam masala just as you would the better known curry powders and tandoori masala which are also available in most supermarkets and Asian shops. For years I only used garam masala at the end of cooking. […]

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How To Make Tandoori Masala

This tandoori masala is nice to have on hand I want to teach you how to make an amazingly easy tandoori masala. This masala – or mixure – can be used to brighten up curries, marinade meat and vegetables and it works well as a dry rub for brilliant BBQs. If you compare it to […]

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How To Make Your Own Quality Curry Powder

Here is a curry powder recipe for those who like to try new things I won’t beat around the bush… There are good curry powders and there are those that are better left on the supermarket shelf. The good curry powders that are often used at curry houses taste fine and can be used instead […]

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How to Make a Balti Masala and Create Many Different Dishes Quickly and Easily

  I’m not a big fan of curry powder but this balti masala is amazing!   No self respecting Indian chef would use a curry powder to create their curries. Instead they roast and grind their spices freshly for each curry bringing the dishes to life with a multitude of amazing flavours. Curry powders were […]

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Using Ginger – To Peel or Not to Peel – Advice From The Curry Guy

Peeling ginger just isn’t necessary. Peeling ginger can add a lot of time to food preparation. So many people think you need to peel your ginger before using it. This is down to most recipes asking for peeled and chopped or sliced ginger. The process is, however, completely unnecessary. In fact, leaving the peel on […]

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Indian Spicy Salt – Just What the Doctor Ordered

  Indian spicy salt is better and tastier than normal salt!   About three years ago I was informed my doctor that I should go on blood pressure tablets. I had tried to avoid it for years but in the end I knew he was right. My problem was that I have always been a […]

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Indian Pickle Recipe – Lemon and Red Chilli Pickle That Will Blow You Away

This Indian Pickle tastes amazing!

So often it is the little things – the easy things that make a good meal great. This holds true whether you are eating Indian food or any other type of cuisine.

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