Blissful Butter Chicken (623 calories per serve)


Indian curries are absolutely fantastic – I use the word blissful because that’s how I feel when I eat them. There are so many different curries that it’s hard to whittle down to just one but most recently, I have become a big fan of the humble butter chicken. I used to not want to…

Chicken tikka masala (590 calories per serve)


I don’t cook much Indian food. When my middle brother used to live with me, he used to cook Indian curries all the time. I would smell all the spices in our little apartment for days after he cooked. I suppose that’s why I never cooked it myself. It was always a thing that he…

Pumpkin, tofu and green beans red curry (267 calories per serve)


Do you know how much pumpkin is actually in a whole butternut pumpkin? A lot apparently … after removing the skin and the seeds, I had about 1.6kg of pumpkin! Since I am pretty much living by myself at the moment, that’s a lot of pumpkin to get through for one person without trying to eat…

Burmese fish curry (225 calories per serve)


I’ve been craving rice lately so I decided to cook a dish that went really well with rice. In Burmese, they call this “htamin main” which means something so good that it makes you eat more rice (htamin). And this was it … a fish curry. My husband doesn’t like fish curry so I made…

Masala okra and tomato curry (144 calories per serve)


My brother went to Queen Victoria Market over the weekend and brought back a large bag of okra for $1. He said that the best bargains are when the stalls were just about to close. The funny thing was … he doesn’t even like okra. So I guess that means I get to cook the…

Dry beef and potato curry (274 calories per serve)


My mom used to cook something similar to this when we were young. I just recycled whatever was in my fridge, kind of. I had basil leaves in my fridge that I wanted to use up but I also had tumeric rice with eggplant and chickpeas and  that I needed to finish up. So I…