Recipes

Browse through our recipes and start experimenting with spice!
Each recipe includes ingredients, instructions and a few of alternative suggestions, just in case.

‘Garam’ Soda Bun

These are brilliant with soups, but I prefer them spread thickly with jam or generously doused with my saffron honey as a quick and healthy snack!

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Aloo Gobhi – Mild

4-6

This is a wonderfully simple Northern Indian dish that really allows the flavour of lovely fresh cauliflower to shine through! As children, my brothers and I were often fed this […]

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Ansari Gosht

4-6

This is our version of the wonderfully spiced, fiery Achari Gosht dish from the north of India. It’s based on my sister-in-law’s recipe with a little help from my brother […]

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Arun’s Spiced ‘Chocolat Chaud’

1 cup

This is simply the best hot chocolate on the market. Bar none!

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Arun’s Summer Sunshine Salad

4-6

with Spiced Nectarine, Chickpea & Feta – the combination of fresh, invigorating garden mint, sweet juicy nectarines, soft-bite nutty chickpeas and gently salty feta cheese brought beautifully together with our […]

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Asparagus “Anti Pasti” – Vegetarian

4

Fritters, burnt fennel & honey yoghurt 2. Tartare, paneer, spice & herbs 3. Gazpacho, basil, spice & olive oil

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Autumn lamb, roast pumpkin and spiced tomato sauce

4

As the nights start to close in and the North winds bring their inevitable chill, this really simple, all-in-one roast dish perfectly sums up warming, comfort food, ideal for eating […]

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Baadam Pasanda – Mild

4-6

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Baked Chicken, Peach & Ginger Curry, Coconut & Basil

6

with buttery pilau, pomegranate & mint riata – This is proposed as a ‘dry curry’. As such the sauce should have a textured, viscous consistency.

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Baked Vegetable, Smoked Haddock Kedgeree

4

with steamed greens, poached hen egg, yoghurt, tamarind and lemon

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Balti

4-6

This tomatoey based dish is probably best known for its origins influenced by North West India, yet rooted in the Midlands of England. Its beautifully rich sauce is pepped-up with […]

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Beef Short Rib Madras

4-6

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Bhuna

4 - 6

This is a beautiful, simply spiced meal. Bhuna refers to the style of cooking. You could say it’s the Indian equivalent of a ‘confit’ style dish. You’ll be gently frying […]

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Biryani – Medium

4-6

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Bombay Aloo Potato soup, Bread and Masala Butter

3-4

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Bombay Potato – Mild

4-6

This is a delicious, intensely flavoursome potato accompaniment to any meal, Indian or not! Bizarrely named, Bombay Aloo most probably has its origins in Goa, Southern India, where potatoes were […]

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Breakfast Kedgeree

4

Basmati rice, fresh spice, fish & egg This is a wonderfully satisfying, yet surprisingly light dish perfect for breakfast or any little snack. Based on the Indian ‘kheari’ (pronounced “kitsch […]

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Burfi

10

with saffron & vanilla bean – a creamy, fudge-like sweetmeat eaten all over India particularly on special occasions like the ‘Festival of Light’ – Diwali and family poojas. They’re a […]

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Burnished Tamarind Duck Legs

4

“crisp & melting” with spiced spring peas, charred lettuce & Jersey Royals

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Buttered Chicken

4-6

Arun’s Murgh Oudhi – my version of the ever popular, creamy chicken, Murgh Makhani. We’ve based this recipe on a dish my father’s good friend used to enjoy whilst at […]

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Buttered Pea Pilau

4-6

Spiced baked rice, red onion, hazelnuts & ‘Kewra’ herbs Serve this exceptional pilau as an accompaniment to beef, venison, game, lamb; grilled, roasted, sautéed or braised. Created to add clean […]

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Butterflied ‘Old Delhi’ Spiced Lamb

10-12

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Cardamom and vanilla bean ice-cream

6-8

This recipe makes about 20 scoops of dreamy, creamy delight. An aromatic, indulgence!! Using the highest quality ingredients really does make a vast difference to the end result when making […]

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Carnival ‘Split’ Quail Pelau

6

This is my cheat version of making an ace carnival dish! Hearty, a bit trad; the perfect meal to set you up for wandering around Notting Hill’s streets for the […]

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Carrot Halwa

6

To the uninitiated, the texture of this utterly beautiful sweet-meat could be described as a curiously, decadent combination of marshmallow, soft fudge and a deliciously squidgy brownie rolled into one. […]

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Chana Masala – Mild

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Chicken ‘Bafat’ Curry

4-6

With pumpkin, tomato & butter – this is a beautifully fragrant, hot, sweet, sour, salty dish! A really simple-to-do, thick-sauced meal. Perfect with Green Saffron’s soft-tear Naan or vintage basmati […]

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Chips & Curry Sauce

4

Crisp sweet potato & korma sauce My take on the classic midnight snack and still relatively healthy! The sweet potato wedges work so well with the south Indian spice in […]

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Cumin Muhammara

A superb, fresh, very quick salad made in the food processor

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Curried Leftovers

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Dahl Makhani – Mild

4-6

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Delhi Fish Dish – Medium

4-6

Dum ki Machali – warming perfumed spices combine with yoghurt, lemon, a little chilli and a touch of coconut to create this Northern Indian, fish dish from Oudh. The ‘dum’ […]

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Dhansak (dahl gosht) – Medium

4-6

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Dhuli Kismis – Medium

4-6

Fruit, particularly sultanas, in Indian, spiced dishes??! Not normally my thing, but this typical Gujarati vegetarian dish incorporates the sweetness of sultanas (kismis), with peppery-anise carom seeds, lemon juice and […]

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Dosa ka Masala – Indian Crispy Pancake

4-6

Dosas are a really popular South Indian pancake eaten at any time of the day, for breakfast, as a snack or more substantially with spiced (potato) fillings and a variety […]

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French Bean Summer Salad

with nettle & mint yoghurt dressing – a summery salad combining garden herbs, a German-inspired salad dressing and delicious French beans. A great salad for summer barbeques, lunches or simply […]

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Garam Masala Cookies

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Gobhi Bacon – Mild (bacon & cabbage, Green Saffron style)

6

This is an excellent, lightly spiced version of the delicious, homely classic – Bacon and Cabbage (with Bombay Aloo potatoes and a Mustard sauce, please see separate recipes). This recipe […]

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Green Saffron’s Mild Korma

4-6

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Hake, Spiced Chickpeas, Masala Butter

4

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Keema Matar – Mild

6-8

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Kurry Kids Lunchbox Frittata Curried ‘Kolkata’ Egg Roll

2 kids

This is a good, easy and slightly quirky way to make your children the envy of the lunchtime dining room, whilst at the same time making a delicious nutritious meal. […]

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Lamb & Corn ‘Pepper’ Curry

6

with rich, spiced gravy

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Lemon, Ginger Sherbat, Mint ‘Twizzler’

20

with long pepper, cumin & clove – based on a drink my Aunt in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh used to make us when we returned home from a day’s exploring in […]

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Madras

4 - 6

This recipe has been tried and tested by the Green Saffron Masaalchi and is pretty much guaranteed, but if you want to change the quantities of a couple of ingredients […]

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Madras – Medium (Tamil Style)

4-6

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Madras Lobster Chops, Claw Pilau

16-20

with AAA Basmati, Courgette, Broad Beans, Apricot & Scorched Herbs – a fantastic, impressive looking and delicious dish to cook for a party or outdoor event. It’s my take on […]

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Malai Naryal Jhinga (creamy coconut prawns)

To the east of India lies West Bengal. Here, seafood is central to the region’s cuisine. Every day the locals catch the freshest fish, the plumpest prawns straight out of […]

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Murgh Tandoori – Mild

4-6

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Persian Lamb Tagine, Saffron, Dates

with Rhubarb, orange & mint – the wonderfully sticky texture of this dish has its roots in Arabic Bedouin tradition but, I’ve taken influence from Persia for perfumed flavour and […]

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Potato & Pickle Salad

6

This is my version of my wife, Olive’s, delicious potato salad. The wonderfully fresh, earthy flavour of the new season, Homeguards or Jersey Royals combined with delicately spiced vinaigrette, mayonnaise […]

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Prawns, Peas, Spice & Rice Coriander, lime crumb

A wonderfully comforting biryani type dish, made simple! Wonderful Korma spices, coconut milk, Basmati rice and textured topping. Lovely!

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Quail Tikki, Banana Guinness Catsup

4

Spiced legs and fruity dipping – a super simple, quick drinks accompaniment, canapé, snack or starter for your St. Patrick’s Day get together.

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Red Lentil Dahl – Mild

6-8

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Riata

side

Cucumber & Coriander, Spiced Banana

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Roasted orange, saffron ginger relish

4

A beautifully sweet citrus relish with a warming, floral perfumed heat. The perfect indulgence for rich, roast meats such as duck, goose or slow roasted, sticky pork (belly). It’s a […]

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Rogan Josh – Medium

4-6

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Salmon Tandoori

4

with lemon and chilli crumb – These lightly spiced salmon fillets are perfect for summer lunches in the garden and ideal for the BBQ. Serve with my Potato & Pickle […]

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Salted Gooseberry Kulfi

4-6

with cumin, ginger & mint – Kulfi is an Indian style of ice-cream and something dear to my heart. Dad bought me my first kulfi ‘cone’ from a street-vendor in […]

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Sambar podi masala – medium

4-6

A southern Indian dish combining lentils and vegetables (of your choice) in a fiery hot, spiced tomatoey sauce. Our family version has cut down on the heat, exchanging it for […]

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Sausage Pie

4-6

with a crisp potato topping & spice – sausage pie still gets ‘pulled out the bag’ whenever we’re looking for a little comfort factor and nurturing from our meal. Indeed, […]

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Savoy ‘stuffed’ cabbage cake

A delicious ‘cheffy’ accompaniment to lots of different dishes. This one is really quite posh with the use of ‘Foie gras’, but I’d normally use the liver, heart etc of […]

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Simple, creamy Kheer

A wonderfully satisfying, delicious recipe for a bowl of pure comfort food. This is my version of my cousin’s (Guria’s) recipe and she insists it’s the only way to make […]

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Sirka Masala (Goan Style)

4-6

This is a really simple, fragrant marinated chicken recipe based on the Portuguese dish Galinha Cafreal, a kind of Goan version of Chicken Peri-Peri…chillies and vinegar combined with sweet, highly […]

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Slow baked wild rabbit, saffron, coriander & shallot

4

with confit smoked bacon & fondant winter vegetables – a great tasting slow cooked dish with superb flavours and melting textures, just perfect for a chilly winter lunch or dinner […]

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Slow Roast Free-Range Pork Shoulder Vindaloo

4-6

with potatoes & pudding

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Spatchcock Chicken

4

with Masala Buttered Cabbage and Tomato Chilli Sauce – This is a really simple but totally tasty way to tickle your roast chicken. A little north Indian spiced sauce, spatch-cocked […]

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Sticky Gingerbread

This recipe is based upon one of Mum’s. As kids, she used to make it as the dark nights drew in, winter around the corner and serve a piled-high plate […]

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Tandoori ‘Split and Roast’ Chicken

4

with buttered cabbage & sweet potato fries

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Tandoori Béchamel Bake

4

Here’s a great way to use up left-over meat and veggies. A guaranteed comfort food dish that delivers on flavour and simplicity by the bucket load!

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Turkey delight – Mild

4-6

Left-overs? For a delicious way to use up left-over turkey, chicken, ham or beef try this recipe. Delicate, superbly aromatic, bursting full of flavour. Fresh Tamil spices, creamy coconut milk, […]

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Upside Down ‘Tahdig’ Pie

6-8

Spiced lamb mince, basmati & peas

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Vadagam – Mild

4-6

This is delicious! Delicate, superbly aromatic, bursting full of flavour. Fresh Tamil spices, creamy coconut milk, lime juice and fresh coriander…absolutely beautiful. Our version of the Tamil  ‘Vadagam’ blend, the […]

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Viceroy’s Winter Vegetables

8

with curry, basmati rice, condiments & papad – this recipe is great for use with any seasonal vegetables. For Spring / Summer produce, I’d recommend a light flora white wine […]

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Vindaloo

4-6

A wonderfully fragrant, almost sweet, sour type dish from Goa, to the south of India, with a distinct peppery perfume. This region’s cooking is heavily influenced by the Portuguese, so […]

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