Sunday, 15 February 2015

Cricket World Cup Recipe Challenge - My Indian Recipe

The Cricket World Cup has come round again and I have devised a menu inspired by the Indian team who are one of the nations who will be competing in the Cricket World Cup.  

Since working with a friend who originates from a small village in India she has opened my eyes to the use of spices instead of buying pre-bought sauces and I think I have finally mastered our favourite indian meal.
1 cup Plain flour
sunflower oil to mix into dough 
Roll the dough into a circle, cut in half to make a triangle.
For the filling use finely chopped cooked potatoes, frozen peas, cumin seeds, garam masala, salt and red chilli flakes, mix together and fill triangles, seal ends and fry. 
These are fabulous serviced with salad and mint sauce.  
To make your own Mint Sauce use 6tbsp natural yoghurt, ½ tsp sugar, ½ tsp salt and 1tbsp mint sauce and mix together.

Authentic Chicken Curry
1 onion, 4 cloves garlic, 1 tbsp ginger, 5 green chillies, blitz in blender and cook in oil until soft, add  ½ tbsp salt, 1 tbsp garam masala, 1 tbsp turmeric, ½ tbsp cumin seeds, cook for 2/3 mins, ½ tin chopped tomatoes, cook 5 mins, add chicken and ½ pt water and cook for 20 mins.

Mix chappati flour and water and roll out finely, cook on a flat surface until golden brown.

Bombay Potatoes
Finely diced potatoes, onion sliced, 1 tbsp turmeric powder, ½ tbsp salt, 1½ tbsp mustard seeds, 2 chillies whole, cook in 2 tbsp oil on a low heat and serve.
Gulab Jamman and Ice Cream
175gms milk powder
3 tbsp self raising flour
3 tbsp course semolina 
Mix together, add a mug of warm milk to make a dough, roll into small balls and fry until golden brown.

For the syrup use a cup of sugar, 2 cups of water and bring to the boil, simmer for 10 mins.   Add the golden balls and let sit for 2 hours and serve with ice cream. (serve warm).

Finally I would like to wish all the teams all the best in the World Cup.

I was asked by Betfair to take part in the Cricket World Cup Recipe Challenge.


  1. AlexanderResidence16 February 2015 at 09:57

    Hungry now! Even though I had curry for tea last night ;)

  2. It was rather delicious 😊

  3. And now I'm starving!! lol looks so good I love curry so think I will give the Authentic Chicken Curry a go :)

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  5. It is really good Sarah :)

  6. Its worth a try Weronika x