First Sydney Curry Paste

After some grocery shopping today with Maxine, we realised that all the pre-made curry pastes in the supermarket have sugar in them, so I felt to make one up! 4 garlic cloves 1/2 large red onion – roughly chopped 2 teaspoons dried chilli 2 teaspoons turmeric 2 teaspoons cumin seeds or ground 2 teaspoons coriander seeds or ground 15 or so curry leaves 1 star anise 2 teaspoons of fresh chopped lemongrass 2 tablespoons of water Blend all of the above in a small blender till you have a fine paste. The twist on this recipe tale is that I … Continue reading First Sydney Curry Paste

Jinya’s Lamb Kebab Bad Boys

In a pestle and mortar or spice grinder gather cumin seeds, black mustard seeds, a few coriander seeds and crushed chilli. Grind thoroughly. Chop up some lamb steaks and combine with herbs, turmeric, olive oil and minced garlic and marinade for at least one hour. Chop up courgette disks and red capsicum slices and layer with meat on skewers. Can be grilled or BBQ. Continue reading Jinya’s Lamb Kebab Bad Boys

Jinya’s Tofu Blini – Pancake – Wrap

200g of firm tofu 4 eggs 2 Tbsp approx Gram flour Drizzle of olive oil Gather the above in a blender and whizz away. Use a soup spoon for blinis or a ladle for pancake / wrap size and gently cook on a frying pan. Have fun flipping the pancakes! It’s all in the wrist… The toppings can be savory or sweet. I cooked a turkey steak in some jerk seasoning and had it in a wrap with guacamole, raw spinach, red capsicum and cucumber. Gotta say it was a delish dish. Continue reading Jinya’s Tofu Blini – Pancake – Wrap

Jinya’s Slow Roasted Lamb with Cherry Tomatoes

Coat the leg of lamb with olive oil then with a sprinkle of turmeric then cover with a Moroccan spice rub (ras el hanout). Surround the leg with lots of whole cherry tomatoes and red onions chopped in big chunks. Roast for one hour on just above medium heat then covered the whole roasting tray with foil then turned it right down to about 150oC / gas mark 2 and let cook away for just under three hours. Baste very occasionally. When it’s done, rest the leg under some tin foil while taking a mashing implement and mash away at … Continue reading Jinya’s Slow Roasted Lamb with Cherry Tomatoes