Neena's Blog

April 05, 2018


Mouthwatering Lamb Chops...I'm definitely ready for BBQ season!

The weather was perfect last night for BBQ'ing, I made some really delicious lamb chops, which was marinated from the day before.  So you can only imagine how juicy and succulent they were.


So why not try them this weekend?

Here is the recipe:


BEWARE – silence will prevail at the dining table!
*Marinate 8 hours ahead


2 lbs lamb chops
4 tablespoons plain yogurt
1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
1 tablespoon chopped fresh garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1 handful fresh cilantro


1 tablespoon ground cumin & coriander
½ teaspoon garam masala
½ teaspoon chili powder*
*Note: if you prefer a hotter spice level 
increase the amount of chili powder by ¼ teaspoon increments to suit your taste. Be cautious!


  • Peel and chop the garlic as finely as possible
  • Peel and chop the ginger as finely as possible
  • Finely chop the cilantro
  • Thoroughly mix all of the ingredients from the Things You Need section and From the Spice Box together in a bowl and then cover. Let it marinate in the fridge overnight, or for at least 8 hours.
  • Get grilling
March 13, 2017


Enjoy this easy Chapati recipe!

Chapati is a real staple for Indian families, in fact, this was the first thing I learned in the kitchen when I was 5 years old!

Check it out:


Video courtesy of Recipe 30

March 13, 2017


Spicy food helps you live longer!

Great news for all you #curry lovers out there, check out this great article: #spicy #food #spicyfood
January 06, 2017


Go LOCO for COCOnut Oil

Lately, I've started replacing Olive Oil to Coconut Oil for my cooking.

Did you know adding coconut oil to your diet daily can boost your immune system? Also get your metabolism going?

Check out this great link that my friend (Klaudia Moran) shared:

October 28, 2016


Get a little saucy this weekend!

I LOVE covering a piece of meat (or even veggies) with this extremely tasty sauce.  If there is any leftover then freeze it for your meal!

Here is the simple recipe:


1lb sirlion beef steak

1 can diced tomatoes (14.5oz/410g)

3 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon brown sugar 

1 cup water (for the curry sauce)

1 handful fresh cilantro



1 teaspoon cumin seeds

2 tablespoons ground cumin & coriander

1 teaspoon garam masala

½  teaspoon chili powder*

*Note: if you prefer a hotter spice level increase the 

amount of chili powder by ¼ teaspoon increments to 

suit your taste.  Be cautious!



  • Blend the can of diced tomatoes in a food processor so it’s totally smooth
  • Peel and chop the ginger as finely as possible
  • Lightly chop the cilantro
  • Prepare everything else from the Things You Need section so that all ingredients are at hand and you are ready to cook 



  1. Heat the oil in the sauté pan so it’s hot then add the cumin seeds and let it cook for 30 seconds.  Then turn down the heat to low.
  2. Very carefully add the blended tomatoes (as they can spit), salt, ginger, brown sugar, water, cilantro, ground cumin & coriander, garam masala and chili powder.  Stir well and simmer on medium heat for 20 minutes with the lid on.
  3. Meanwhile, BBQ/roast your meat/veggies, to your liking.  Once cooked thinly slice the steak and place them on individual plates and pour the sauce on top.
  4. Serve.
  5. Suggested serving accompaniments include salad, quinoa or cous cous and non-gluten free options such as naan or pita bread.


Serves: 4

Spice Level: Mild

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Ideal cooking pan: 5qt sauté pan with lid and BBQ


September 15, 2016


Having a dinner party this weekend? Enjoy a Katsu Curry!

One of my favorite restaurants in London is Wagamama, they make the most delicious food and one of my go to dish there is Katsu Curry!  Now living in the US I do miss having it, so I searched up how to make one at home, this recipe is so easy to make and it will wow your guests!

(I obviously added 1/2 teaspoon of chilli powder from my spice box)

Here is a link to the recipe:




May 26, 2016


Memorial Weekend BBQ anyone?


This weekend the sun will be out and its the perfect time to get together with friends and family for a BBQ.

Surprise your friends with a tasty Indian style burger that will whip up some great conversations (or maybe not, as they will be too busy eating it!).

TIP: You can make the burger mix the day before which will enhance the flavor more so! Also, feel free to use any ground meat too!

Here is a link to the recipe (yes its the kebab recipe but can be used for burgers too) also why not dress it up with a refreshing raita sauce?


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