News

Listed below are all the previous news articles that have appeared on the site. Click on the date in the list below to jump straight to the specific article.

3rd September, 2017 - Mamta's Kitchen Aprons Available Again
16th August, 2017 - Fresh fruit Chaat, Spicy Indian Fruit
17th July, 2017 - Water Melon Juice!
2nd September, 2016 - Launching the Keema Sutra!
12th July, 2016 - Have a wonderful summer!
14th June, 2016 - Some of the Foods of the season in June
12th May, 2016 - Summer is here!
26th March, 2016 - Enjoying British Beef and Lamb
22nd March, 2016 - Happy Holi!
18th March, 2016 - 18/03/2016
17th March, 2016 - 17/03/2016
26th February, 2016 - Mother's Day
2nd February, 2016 - Keep Cooking!
31st December, 2015 - Happy New Year!
7th December, 2015 - Merry Christmas!
12th November, 2015 - Season's greeting!
2nd November, 2015 - Happy Diwali
6th October, 2015 - October
6th October, 2015 - October
6th September, 2015 - Autumn on the way!
12th July, 2015 - Summer is here!
15th May, 2015 - Planting season!
22nd April, 2015 - Spring is here!
4th April, 2015 - How much chilli?
29th March, 2015 - Time to grow!
13th March, 2015 - Spring is springing
2nd March, 2015 - Holi hai!
11th February, 2015 - 11/02/2015
27th December, 2014 - Happy New Year 2015
21st December, 2014 - Merry Christmas!
31st October, 2014 - Mamta's Kitchen in the Guardian with Hen
27th October, 2014
21st October, 2014 - Happy Diwali to all our visitors!
3rd October, 2014 - Happy Dussehra to all our reasers
29th July, 2014 - Eid Mubarak
16th March, 2014 - 16/03/2014
15th January, 2014 - Get in touch!
29th December, 2013 - Happy New Year!
30th November, 2013 - Christmas 2013
7th October, 2013 - Helping Charities by Cooking Curry
13th August, 2013 - Lovely summer!
5th June, 2013 - Summer
2nd June, 2013 - Summer?
22nd March, 2013 - Spring 2013
10th March, 2013 - Happy Mother's Day, Mamta and all mums!
7th January, 2013 - Happy New Year!
20th December, 2012 - Merry Christmas!
20th November, 2012 - Christmas/ Winter Gift Orders
16th November, 2012 - Mamta's Recipes in New Leon Cookbook
12th November, 2012 - Happy Diwali to all our readers!
5th October, 2012 - Autumn is upon us!
29th September, 2012 - Happy Birthday to Kavita & Neeta
10th September, 2012 - Mamta's Kitchen Cookery Class on 08/09/2
13th July, 2012 - 10,000,000 hits!
3rd May, 2012 - FANTASTIC NEWS!
23rd April, 2012 - Pete Drinks Finalist in Saveur Blog Awar
11th March, 2012
8th February, 2012 - Emailing Recipes to MK
9th October, 2011
27th September, 2011 - Mamta's Curry in Leon Restaurants
20th September, 2011 - 3rd Class on 5 November - Pescetarian?
21st July, 2011 - We're on Facebook
21st June, 2011 - Second Mamta's Kitchen Cookery Class
23rd May, 2011 - The First Ever MK Cooking Class!
14th March, 2011 - MK 10th Birthday Cookery Class
1st March, 2011
31st January, 2011 - Mamta's Birthday!
20th January, 2011 - Welcome to all our visitors!
24th December, 2010 - Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
28th November, 2010 - Win a Christmas Hamper (UK Only)
5th November, 2010 - WIN Hotel Chocolat Christmas Chocolate R
29th October, 2010 - Win Tickets to BBC Good Food Show (NEC)
7th October, 2010 - New Recommended Supplier - Paganum
30th September, 2010 - Autumn Draws In
31st July, 2010 - Kavey Eats featured in The Times paper!
2nd July, 2010 - Summer is here!
27th May, 2010 - Happy Birthday, Pete!
18th May, 2010 - Kavey Eats, Profiled
2nd April, 2010 - Kavey Eats 1st Birthday
23rd March, 2010 - Five Million Visits!
28th February, 2010 - Enjoying Chatting To Our Visitors!
25th January, 2010 - Getting into 2010!
2nd January, 2010 - Happy New Year!
29th October, 2009 - Shiny New Amazon Store!
28th August, 2009 - A marvellous day!
29th July, 2009 - COME AND MEET US (AUG 27TH)
5th July, 2009 - Chocolate Competition
13th May, 2009 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PETE! + Kavey's Blog
3rd April, 2009 - Easter Wishes/ Kavey's New Blog/ Probs
9th March, 2009 - Site Problems
25th October, 2008 - Deepawali Greetings
15th October, 2008 - Christmas/ Winter Gift Orders
31st March, 2008
7th January, 2008 - Pictures of recipes!
30th December, 2007 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!
14th November, 2007
7th November, 2007 - HAPPY DIWALI TO ALL!
15th August, 2007 - HOW GORGEOUS IS OUR NEW APRON?
25th March, 2007 - New Home
30th December, 2006 - Happy New Year!
21st November, 2006 - We have crossed the one Million mark!
14th November, 2006 - One Million Visitors!
23rd October, 2006 - Eid
16th October, 2006 - Happy Diwali and Ramadan Eid Mubarak
2nd October, 2006 - We have a winner!
22nd September, 2006 - Competition Closed – Winner TBA Soon!
4th August, 2006 - Win! In the Mamta’s Kitchen Competition!
15th June, 2006 - Sending us photographs?
17th May, 2006 - Launching a photography prints website
3rd May, 2006 - Apologies for recent outage
30th March, 2006 - Back to normal!
30th March, 2006 - A Small Disruption
10th January, 2006 - Photographs needed
28th December, 2005 - Happy New Year!
6th December, 2005 - Merry Christmas and Season's Greetings!
15th November, 2005 - Winter is here!
10th November, 2005 - 10th November 2005
7th November, 2005
2nd November, 2005 - Eid!
31st October, 2005 - Diwali
11th October, 2005 - Please support the MS Society
1st October, 2005 - Autumn is here!
23rd September, 2005
16th September, 2005
8th September, 2005 - Supporting Victims of Katrina
19th August, 2005 - Summer Thoughts...
7th July, 2005 - Terrorist Attacks in London
6th June, 2005 - New Discussion Forum
28th February, 2005 - Forum
23rd January, 2005 - News update!
1st January, 2005 - News update!
24th December, 2004 - Season's greetings!
1st October, 2004
3rd September, 2004
23rd August, 2004 - Are you into wildlife?
12th June, 2004 - Summer 2004
18th May, 2004 - Enjoy the summer!
3rd May, 2004 - Spring is here!
29th April, 2004 - Broken Links



Mamta's Kitchen Aprons Available Again - 3rd September, 2017

We are now able to offer our Mamta's Kitchen aprons for sale again.

Please go through to the Apron Shop!

Indian spices in your kitchen cupboard:

When it comes to Indian cooking, people often get very flustered about having to have a lot of spices. That isn't really true. If you look at a lot of recipes for 'curries', they use 5 basic spices, plus a couple more, if you have space in your cupboard.

1. Seeds; any one of these seed are used for tempering in hot oil of choice/ghee; cumin/mustard seed/nigella seeds/fenugreek/panchpooran (a mix of 5)/carom seeds/fennel seeds

2. Turmeric, ground powder or fresh root, both giving different flavours.

3. Ground coriander seeds

4. Chilli powder/chilli flakes

5. Paprika

Extra, Following would be nice to have. Grind both fresh, the difference in flavours is amazing.

1. Cumin powder, made fresh from seeds, as well as made from dry-roasted seeds.

2. Garam masala. Make your own (recipe on my website), the difference is amazing. Some dishes use whole, generally added to hot oil at the beginning of the recipe. Most dishes say sprinkle at the end and close lid, so flavours can develop and infuse.

If you have these things, you can make almost all Indian dishes.


Fresh fruit Chaat, Spicy Indian Fruit - 16th August, 2017

Seasonal fruits are at their best right now. So how about making a refreshing fruit chat today? Fruit Chat

To spice it up a little more and to add crunch, sprinkle a handful of Besan-Sev or other similar Indian snack mix on top. These are usually bought ready-made these days, but you can attempt to make your own, if you have a vermicelli maker. I must admit, I haven't made them in years!


Water Melon Juice! - 17th July, 2017

We are at the height of summer here in UK and it has been quite hot. On such days, what could be better than a glass of chilled watermelon juice, either as it is or in India style, with a little chat masala added to it. Follow the link on recipe of the week above.


Launching the Keema Sutra! - 2nd September, 2016

Mamta's Kitchen are very proud to announce Mamta's role as ambassador for the new Simply Beef and Lamb campaign, the Keema Sutra.

As one of two 'keema nans', Mamta wants to remind everyone how tasty and affordable lamb is, especially lamb mince. The keema nans want to encourage you to try one or more of the campaign recipes. The Keema Sutra campaign flipbook shares ten fantastic keema recipes, two of which are from Mamta, and lots of handy cooking tips too.

Watch this wonderful video of Mamta for an overview of her Lamb Meatball Curry and then check the flipbook for the full ingredients list and detailed instructions.

When you buy meat, it's really worth buying the best you can afford. The lamb we produce in Britain is excellent. When you go shopping for lamb, look out for schemes such as the Red Tractor Mark which makes sure that rules about food safety, animal welfare, traceability and environmental impact are followed, and the Quality Standard Mark, which lets us know that all products displaying the logo meets very high quality standards.

The Keema Sutra contains ten fantastic keema recipes that are easy to make, and will show you how versatile lamb mince can be.


Have a wonderful summer! - 12th July, 2016

Here are few recipe selections to help you along;

A collection of BBQ recipes

A Collection of Marinade Recipes

Here is wishing you a great summer!


Some of the Foods of the season in June - 14th June, 2016

Fruits

Apricots

Blueberries (coming into season)

Cherries

Kiwi fruit

Peach

Raspberries (coming into season)

Strawberries (coming into season)

Nectarine

Vegetables

Artichokes (globe) (coming into season)

Asparagus

Aubergines

Broad beans (in season mid-June)

Chicory

Courgettes (coming into season)

Fennel (coming into season)

French Beans

Carrots

Mange Tout

New potatoes

Pak choi (in season end of June)

Peas

Peppers

Radish

Rocket

Spinach (end of main season)

Spring onions

Tomatoes

Turnips (summer season crop in season)

Watercress

Meat

Lamb

Rabbit

Fish and seafood

Crab

Haddock (coming into season)

Mackerel (coming into season)

Pollock (pollack)

Scallops

Salmon

Sardines

Tuna

Please note that a few other people have now opened facebook pages with the same name; mamtaskitchen. So be sure to get to the right one given below!


Summer is here! - 12th May, 2016

Summer is finally here, well nearly! We will of course have random cold days, but gardens are beginning to bloom. Keep an eye out for summer products, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Then look for a recipe to match on this website. If you can't find one, ask me via the contact link above or on mamtaskitchen facebook page; Facebook page. Please note that a few other people have now opened facebook pages with same name, so be sure to get to the right one! Some of the things to keep an eye out for are, especially in farmer's markets;

Asparagus

Aubergines

Carrots

Chives leaves and flowers for salads

New potatoes

New potatoes (coming into season)

Peas (coming into season)

Peppers

Rhubarb (ending season)

Rocket (coming into season)

Spinach (coming into season). I have been picking perpetual one from from last year, for a while.

Radish and radish leaves, if you grow your own

Rocket leaves

Spring onion

Spring onions

Watercress

Apricots

Cherries

Gooseberry

Kiwi fruit

Nectarine

Crab

Pollock

Salmon

Sardines

Tuna

Sardine

Lamb

Enjoy the summer!


Enjoying British Beef and Lamb - 26th March, 2016

Growing up in a typical Hindu family in North India I was vegetarian throughout my childhood. It was not until my early twenties, after completing my medical degree, getting married to Rakesh and moving to London with him, that I started eating meat. In those days it was not easy finding vegetarian food in the UK, certainly not in the canteens in the hospitals where we worked.

One aspect of eating meat here is that the quality of British beef and lamb is really excellent. The climate is well suited to rearing of cattle and sheep and there are strict standards of welfare and quality.

Simply Beef and Lamb is a division of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board. It supports the Red Tractor Mark, which confirms that rules about food safety, animal welfare, traceability and environmental impact are followed, and the Quality Standard Mark, which lets us know that all beef and lamb marked with the logo meet very high quality standards.

When my girls were born, they were both meat eaters from the start, and they enjoy a varied diet to this day. They love many of my Indian recipes, which are particularly delicious made with British beef and lamb.

Here are some suggestions for beef and lamb, and you can find many more via the Search function.

Mamta’s Slow Cooker Vindaloo

Keema Matar (Mince and Peas Curry)

Tandoori Roast Leg of Lamb

Beef Madras

Mamta’s Lamb Curry (which my girls call Mum’s Lamb Curry)

Meatball (Koftae) Curry

Mamta’s Kitchen received a commission from Simply Beef and Lamb, which has been donated in full to the Keech Hospice in Streatley, Luton.


Happy Holi! - 22nd March, 2016

Have a wonderful Holi with your family and friends!

Keep trying our recipes and sending your comments to us. We love to hear from you and try our best to reply to your questions within 24 hours.


18/03/2016 - 18th March, 2016

Happy Palm Sunday!

Keep trying our recipes and sending your comments to us. We love to hear from you and try our best to reply to your questions within 24 hours.


17/03/2016 - 17th March, 2016

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Keep trying our recipes and sending your comments to us. We love to hear from you and try our best to reply to your questions within 24 hours.


Mother's Day - 26th February, 2016

We wish you all a very happy Mothering Sunday with your mothers and daughters.

Keep trying our recipes and sending your comments to us. We love to hear from you and try our best to reply to your questions within 24 hours.


Keep Cooking! - 2nd February, 2016

Keep trying our recipes and sending your comments to us. We love to hear from you and try our best to reply to your questions within 24 hours.


Happy New Year! - 31st December, 2015

May you all have a happy, healthy and great New Year!


Merry Christmas! - 7th December, 2015

We at mamtaskitchen would like to wish all our visitors a very happy Christmas. May you have a wonderful time surrounded by all your loved ones. May the happiness, good will and peace be with you on Christmas day and all through the coming Year.

A very merry Christmas to you all!


Season's greeting! - 12th November, 2015


Happy Diwali - 2nd November, 2015

Diwali or Deepawali, one of the biggest and most celebrated festivals in India, is just round the corner. To find out more about what Diwali is, click on 'Diwali or Deepawali' under 'Upcoming Festivals'.

Mamta and mamtaskitchen team would like to wish you all a wonderful Diwali with your family and friends.

Firecrackers cause a lot of injury and sometimes loss of life, so please do be very, very careful, especially around children, if you decide to have some.


October - 6th October, 2015

This month is full of festivals in Indian calendar. We wish you all the best in this festive season.


October - 6th October, 2015

This month is full of festivals in Indian calendar. We wish you all the best in this festive season.


Autumn on the way! - 6th September, 2015

Last few days have a chill in the air, especially in the morning. I hope you have all enjoyed the summer's bounty from your garden, as well as shops. It is time to dig up those last potatoes, bring in fruits and pick tomatoes, unless yours are in a greenhouse. Because of supermarkets supplying most produce all the year around, we don't often take notice of what is in season. Everything is in season somewhere and we get it nearly fresh, although there are huge air-miles attached to them. We hope that we help you to find recipes for whatever it is you are trying to cook. Enjoy food!


Summer is here! - 12th July, 2015

Are you cooking seasonal produce in your kitchens? Our gardens and shops are full of fresh, locally produced food at the moment. Barbecue and summer party season is in full swing. Why not find a food item that you like and then look for a recipe on this site. It can be a vegetable, fruit, seafood, meat, poultry, rice, bread, snack, main course. You can make a nice dessert like kulfi, ideal for a summer party. Just name the main ingredient in the search window, click on relevant boxes below it and check out the list of recipes that come up. Have a good summer!


Planting season! - 15th May, 2015

Nearly time to plant the summer vegetables out, things like tomatoes, courgettes, gourds. Some are already in and growing; runner beans, radishes, potatoes, spinach etc. I am not growing many this year. What are you growing? Come and chat on our forum; any success stories, new ideas, advise for others.

Good luck with you gardens. May you try many new dishes with your own produce.


Spring is here! - 22nd April, 2015

It has been beautiful, glorious weather during the last couple of weeks. Gardens are beginning to come alive in front of our eyes. Everyday, a new plant comes into bloom. I hope that some of you are growing a few vegetables/herbs/fruits in your garden. Feel free to share your kitchen garden news, successes and failures on our forum. Share your seasonal cooking and recipes too, give everyone new ideas!


How much chilli? - 4th April, 2015

I heard from a reader today; "the ingredients only contain a 1/4 tsp of chilli powder which will not add a lot. I think the ingredients and instructions are wrong”. I have heard this so many times before here in UK; "this can’t be Indian, it has hardly any ‘heat’ in it" or words to that effect!

It is surprising that even after so many genuine Indian restaurants opening up in UK in recent years, people still think that good Indian food is same as a typical curry house food or the food they buy ready made from supermarkets in UK! It is true that many Indian dishes require a lot of spices, but not all. It is also true that people from all regions of India do not eat very hot food.

My take on the Indian cooking is to get the best ingredients you can afford and use the most suitable, fresh spices to cook it. It is a myth that spices cover ‘bad’ meat or other ingredients. If you use fresh spices, you don’t have to use huge amounts or drown your dish in a lot of chillies.

Jhal, Vindaloo and Phal like dishes are not even heard of in most of India.

My mother, who was a great vegetarian cook in her days and had many parties at our home, didn't often add any chillies at all to a dish and still produced superb, aromatic food. Whenever she had a new cook, she taught them to cook food simply and with care not covered in HOT spices.

My mother in-law on the other hand, another great vegetarian cook, specialised in very hot and equally delicious food. She didn't eat garlic and onions, but still managed to cook superb food, often even better than my mother.

So another myth that all Indian 'curries' start with onion, ginger, garlic and tomatoes is also not true.

Remember that there are many fragrant spices other than chillies and black pepper, heat is not everything.

When your main ingredients are fresh, you must not drown their natural flavours and taste in spices. If you need a mild dish to be hot, add more chillies or garam masala than the recipe suggests by all means, but don’t drown everything in HEAT!

Cheers!


Time to grow! - 29th March, 2015

Spring is here. It is time to start growing things in your garden, if you haven't already! I am going to grow fewer vegetables this year, how about you? Do you grow your own? Do you wish to share any of your gardening tips, successes, disaster? Come and join us at mamtaskitchen facebook, hare your recipes, cooking successes and disasters.


Spring is springing - 13th March, 2015

Here in the UK spring has finally arrived, the sun is (intermittently) shining, the trees are pushing out buds, birds are singing. Happy spring (or your local season) to you all!


Holi hai! - 2nd March, 2015

Happy Holi everyone!

Holi, the Hindu festival of colours is around the corner. May you have wonderful celebrations with your family and friends. For more information, click on Holi under upcoming festivals.


11/02/2015 - 11th February, 2015

Spring is nearly here!

Spring is nearly here and with it come many seasonal foods, vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Seasonal things always taste far better than out of season things. So get your seasonal food of choice, wherever you live, then look on this website for an Indian recipe to cook it. If you need any help, come and ask on out Forum.


Happy New Year 2015 - 27th December, 2014

May the coming year fulfil all your wishes. May you have a happy and healthy 2015.


Merry Christmas! - 21st December, 2014

We at mamtaskitchen would like to wish all our visitors a very Merry Christmas. May you all have a wonderful time with your families, including a wonderful feast.


Mamta's Kitchen in the Guardian with Hen - 31st October, 2014

Lovely article in the Guardian by the fabulous Henry Dimbleby featuring Mamta and Mamta's Kitchen.

It's lovely to see Henry share what he learned from Mamta's Kitchen. We must add a proviso though -- be generous with spicing, yes... but not too generous -- over-spicing can ruin a dish as easily as under-spicing it!


27th October, 2014


Happy Diwali to all our visitors! - 21st October, 2014


Happy Dussehra to all our reasers - 3rd October, 2014

May your life be full of happiness.


Eid Mubarak - 29th July, 2014

We love to hear and have feedback from you, so please feel free to write to us. You can do this either by visiting our Discussion Forums or by using the Contact button at the top or through our Facebook page. You are welcome to ask questions about our recipes, techniques and techniques, and point out any errors or problems you encounter. We will do our best to help or correct, as necessary.

We love to get your pictures of our recipes, again, please send them to us via the Contact email. We sometimes post these pictures on the recipe itself, with your name added.

Mamta's Kitchen Team


16/03/2014 - 16th March, 2014

We love to hear and have feedback from you, so please feel free to write to us. You can do this either by visiting our Discussion Forums or by using the Contact button at the top or through our Facebook page. You are welcome to ask questions about our recipes, techniques and techniques, and point out any errors or problems you encounter. We will do our best to help or correct, as necessary.

We love to get your pictures of our recipes, again, please send them to us via the Contact email. We sometimes post these pictures on the recipe itself, with your name added.

Mamta's Kitchen Team


Get in touch! - 15th January, 2014

We would like to welcome all our new visitors, along with our regulars, to our family website. It is always nice to hear and have feedback from you, so please feel free to write to us.

You can do this either using the Contact button at the top or through our Facebook page or by visiting our Discussion Forums.

You are welcome to ask questions about ingredients, techniques and recipes and point out any errors or problems you encounter. We will do our best to help or correct, as necessary.

We love to get your pictures of our recipes, again, please send them to us via the Contact email. We sometimes post these pictures on the recipe itself, with your name added.

Mamta's Kitchen Team


Happy New Year! - 29th December, 2013

Hello all

We hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and are now getting ready for the New Year celebrations.

We at mamtaskitchen wish a happy, healthy, prosperous 2014 to all our visitors.

Love and best wishes from us all.


Christmas 2013 - 30th November, 2013

Christmas comes earlier each year! Shops are full of shoppers looking for gifts for their loved ones. Music is piped endlessly. There are parties everywhere, Office parties are in full swing. How about you having an Indian themed Christmas day meal this year? Our menu suggestion will change on 22nd December, giving you some ideas. Meanwhile, if you have any ideas/requests, please let Mamta know via the contact link above.

Merry Christmas everyone!


Helping Charities by Cooking Curry - 7th October, 2013

Kavey has been invited to spread the word about two fantastic charities this year, Find your Feet and ABF The Soldiers' Charity.

Both have called on the public to raise funds by hosting curry nights for their friends and family.

We have shared some Mamta's Kitchen suggestions for planning menus and created pages for each charity. View the menu planning tips pages for Find Your Feet or ABF The Soldiers' Charity Big Curry and get involved too!


Lovely summer! - 13th August, 2013

Keep in touch with the cooking news on our Facebook page.

It has been a wonderful summer. The gardens have generally done well, as long as they have been watered now and then. I can't remember the last time it was this warm continuously. I hope you are enjoying the produce from your gardens and having a lovely time in your kitchens. Keep cooking!


Summer - 5th June, 2013

Keep in touch with the cooking news on our Facebook page.

Summer seems like a bit of hit and miss this year! However, we have had a few warm days. Local summer produce is appearing in the shops, make the most of it while it lasts. Have a good summer!


Summer? - 2nd June, 2013

When is it going to stop raining, so we can start some serious gardening and get5 some fresh produce? How is the weather where you are? Come and talk to us on the Forum. Meanwhile, keep cooking :-)!


Spring 2013 - 22nd March, 2013

Spring is officially here. Crocuses are beginning to flower, primroses are in dull swing. Birds are beginning to get active, dawn chorus is starting each morning. This is the start of new life, bringing new foods with it. It is time to get working in the garden, if you haven't already. It is too cold for me outside still, but I am getting started with seeds and things. Cooking with seasonal food is great, keep an eye out for spring foods. Some of the things to keep a look out for in spring are;

Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Spring Cabbage, Carrots, Wild Garlic, Leeks, Jersey Royal Potatoes, Spinach, Asparagus, Watercress, Spring Lamb, Lobster, Mackerel, Mussels, Sardines, Trout, Crab, Wild Salmon, Dover Sole, Gurnard, Hake, Langoustine, Lemon Sole, Whitebait.


Happy Mother's Day, Mamta and all mums! - 10th March, 2013

Dear Ma,

Happy Mother's Day!

x x x


Happy New Year! - 7th January, 2013

We at mamtaskitchen wish all our visitors a very happy 2013!

Kavey has recorded a video recipe for Mamta's Tandoori Leg of Lamb, a great alternative to a festive meal.

And don't forget, you can buy our Mamta's Kitchen aprons here.


Merry Christmas! - 20th December, 2012

Merry Christmas to all our visitors!

Kavey has recorded a video recipe for Mamta's Tandoori Leg of Lamb, a great alternative to a festive meal.

And don't forget, you can buy our Mamta's Kitchen aprons here.


Christmas/ Winter Gift Orders - 20th November, 2012

If you have any gift shopping to do (or fancy treating yourself!) don't forget our lovely apron; we're very proud of it!

apron1 apron2

Please visit our online ordering page.


Mamta's Recipes in New Leon Cookbook - 16th November, 2012

We're very proud that three of mum's recipes (and photos of mum and Kavita) are in the new Leon cookbook!

Here's a preview, if you'd like to see.


Happy Diwali to all our readers! - 12th November, 2012

May you all have a lovely Diwali tomorrow. We at mamtaskitchen wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous life!


Autumn is upon us! - 5th October, 2012

Here in the UK, summer has definitely turned to autumn and leaves are falling from the trees. Time to break out your favourite warming recipes.

Come and chat to us on our chat forum about what you're cooking this autumn.


Happy Birthday to Kavita & Neeta - 29th September, 2012

30th September

Many Happy returns of the day to both my daughters Kavey and Neet.

Have a wonderful day.

Lots of love from us.

Mum and Pops

PS The 'recipes of the week' this week are some of my daughter's favourites.


Mamta's Kitchen Cookery Class on 08/09/2 - 10th September, 2012

This was our latest cookery class, with 3 students attending.

The menu was as follows, which all the attendees cooked together;

Coffee and biscuits on arrival, followed by a brief introduction to the day

Lunch:

Mamta’s Mixed Vegetable Pakoras

Fresh Coriander, Mint & Green Mango Chutney (also served was tamarind sauce/chutney, prepared beforehand)

Fruit Chaat, a spicy fruit salad

Sweet Lassi

Afternoon break

Masala Chai With Ginger, Basil and Cardamom

Dinner

Mackerel Kebabs

Chicken Curry (+ a brief discussion of Variations)

Cauliflower and Potato Bhaji

Cauliflower greens and stalk bhaji made in pickle style (aachari)

Potato Raita

Plain Pilaf

Chapatties, stuffed parathas and poories

Yashoda Gupta’s (Mamtas mum) Senvian Kheer (Vermicelli Milk Pudding)

We all enjoyed the dinner together.

Feed back

We hope that everyone enjoyed the day with us and took some new ideas about Indian cooking back with them, along with the surplus food for their family back home!


10,000,000 hits! - 13th July, 2012

NEWFLASH: New Mamta's Kitchen 2012 Cookery Classes!

We've just noticed that our site hits have crossed the 10 million mark!

We had never thought that our family recipe site will become so popular world over. Just as well I started after I retired, otherwise I wouldn't have had the time to spend on it!

I couldn't have done any of it without the help of my lovely daughter Kavey and son in-law Pete, who set up and run the technical side of things.

Our moderators, Winton and Steve have helped us no end to monitor the Forum when we have not been around. Steve has contributed so many recipes, I have lost count!

Lastly, but not the least, the site could not have been successful without all of you, the users of the site and our friends at the forum, who I feel I know personally.

So thank you all and I hope that you will keep up the good work and keep coming.

Lots of love

Mamta


FANTASTIC NEWS! - 3rd May, 2012

Most of you know that Mamta's Kitchen is run by three of us, Mamta (mum), Kavey and Pete (K's husband).

We are VERY proud and happy to share with you that Pete's (fledgling) blog Pete Drinks has WON the Best Wine & Beer Blog category in the prestigious Saveur magazine blog awards 2012.

Yay, Pete!


Pete Drinks Finalist in Saveur Blog Awar - 23rd April, 2012

Most of you know that Mamta's Kitchen is run by three of us, Mamta (mum), Kavey and Pete (K's husband).

So we're calling on your help to support Pete's (fledgling) blog Pete Drinks in the prestigious Saveur magazine blog awards.

You'll need to register but it's a really quick registration, with none of that faffing about clicking on email links to finalise or anything. Check out the other finalists in his category, and if you feel he deserves it, consider voting for Pete!


11th March, 2012

Enjoy one of Mamta's curries at Leons Restaurants, available until spring menu change.

Look! Mamta's Kitchen shares the curry love over on Wanderlust magazine's online blog.

Own A Colour And Help Save A Child's Life; See here for more informations.


Emailing Recipes to MK - 8th February, 2012

A message to those who've emailed Mamta with queries or recipes in recent months. She's accidentally lost an Inbox folder of such emails which was waiting to be processed, and it cannot be retrieved. She always responds to all such emails, so if you've not heard back from her, please resend if you can!

Enjoy one of Mamta's curries at Leons Restaurants

Look! Mamta's Kitchen shares the curry love over on Wanderlust magazine's online blog.

Own A Colour And Help Save A Child's Life; See here for more informations.


9th October, 2011

Win a place on a MK Cookery Class! If you're feeling artistic/ creative, this may be a good one for you! We're offering a free place on a Mamta's Kitchen cookery class (held in Luton, UK) to the person who designs a new look for Kavey Eats. Click here for more information.

Enjoy one of Mamta's curries at Leons Restaurants

Look! Mamta's Kitchen shares the curry love over on Wanderlust magazine's online blog.

Own A Colour And Help Save A Child's Life; See here for more informations.


Mamta's Curry in Leon Restaurants - 27th September, 2011

We're very happy to share the news that London-based fabs of Mamta's Kitchen can now enjoy two dishes based on Mamta's basic curry sauce at Leon restaurants. Their new autumn winter menu launches on the 28th September.

To read more about how this came to be, visit Kavey Eats.

And if you do visit Leon and sample the sauce, do let us know what you think!

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In other news, we've tentatively set the date for the next Mamta's Kitchen cookery class as Saturday 5th November 2011. Depending on demand, we are looking at running this class on similar basis to our previous Indian Meal classes but with fish and vegetable dishes only.

If you are interested in attending, do get in touch. Email kavey@mamtaskitchen.com.

And do pass the word to your friends.


3rd Class on 5 November - Pescetarian? - 20th September, 2011

We've tentatively set the date for the next Mamta's Kitchen cookery class as 5 November. Depending on demand, we are looking at running this class on similar basis to our previous Indian Meal classes but with fish and vegetable dishes only.

Please let your pescetarian friends know (some will call themselves vegetarians who eat fish) and if we have enough interest that's what we'll do.

And pop over to our discussion forums to discuss.


We're on Facebook - 21st July, 2011

Mamta's Kitchen is now on Facebook. Look out for "Like" buttons on individual recipes and on the home and forum pages.

If you see any recipes without pictures, please feel free to send in yours for publication here in your name.


Second Mamta's Kitchen Cookery Class - 21st June, 2011

Back in May we held a our very first cookery class which you can read about here.

We're now holding a second class on Saturday July 30th! All the information, and how to sign up, can be found here.

Khushboo Welfare Society is a small, voluntary NGO in Gurgaon (near Delhi). It provides multidisciplinary education for the development and rehabilitation of children, adolescents and young adults with mental and multiple disabilities. This is not something widely available in India even these days. Please visit the charity's website to find out more, and consider donating here. The minimum donation amount of Rs. 250 is approximatley £3.50 or $5.50. Thank you.


The First Ever MK Cooking Class! - 23rd May, 2011

Mamta's Kitchen is celebrating its 10th birthday in May 2011. Since May 2001 we've had over 7 million visits and we have over 1,400 recipes on the site, contributed by Mamta, family, friends and our readers.

Earlier this month, we held a special all-day cookery class (and also donated funds to Khusboo).

Read all about the class, here.

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Khushboo Welfare Society is a small, voluntary NGO in Gurgaon (near Delhi). It provides multidisciplinary education for the development and rehabilitation of children, adolescents and young adults with mental and multiple disabilities. This is not something widely available in India even these days. Please visit the charity's website to find out more, and consider donating here. The minimum donation amount of Rs. 250 is approximatley £3.50 or $5.50. Thank you.


MK 10th Birthday Cookery Class - 14th March, 2011

Mamta's Kitchen celebrates its 10th birthday in May 2011. During that time we've had over 7 million visits and we have over 1,400 recipes on the site, contributed by Mamta, family, friends and our readers.

To celebrate this anniversary, we're holding a fundraising all-day cookery class in Mamta's own kitchen, with proceeds going to the Khushboo Welfare Society.

Find out all about the class and how to book.

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Khushboo Welfare Society is a small, voluntary NGO in Gurgaon (near Delhi). It provides multidisciplinary education for the development and rehabilitation of children, adolescents and young adults with mental and multiple disabilities. This is not something widely available in India even these days. Please visit the charity's website to find out more, and consider donating here. The minimum donation amount of Rs. 250 is approximatley £3.50 or $5.50. Thank you.


1st March, 2011

During the last year, we have been trying to add more and more pictures to the site, to make it easy for you to follow the instructions on our recipes. There are now pictures on 870 recipes out of a total of 1395 on this site. If you make any of the dishes that do not have pictures, or your pictures are significantly better than the ones we have, please feel free to send them to us via the contact link above. We will do our best to include them here, with your name on the pictures.

Just one more thing; if you are thinking of supporting a good social cause this year, please consider Khushboo Welfare Society. This is a small, voluntary, non-Government organisation near Delhi (Gurgaon), which provides multidisciplinary education for the development and rehabilitation of children, adolescents and young adults with mental and multiple disabilities. This is not something widely available in India even these days. Your support, however small, will go a long way towards providing these children and young adults independence in life. Please visit their website to find out more. If you wish to contact them or want to get involved, write to them at khushboowelfaresociety@gmail.com . I have visited them regularly since they were in a tiny building, a very small organisation. They definitely do a wonderful job. You can donate online while availing Tax Benefits for Indian, UK and US Taxpayers. The minimum donation amount of Rs. 250 is approximatley £3.50 or $5.50.

Thank you

Mamta


Mamta's Birthday! - 31st January, 2011

It's Mamta's birthday today (31st January)! Regulars may like to pop over to the forums and add their birthday greetings to a happy birthday thread there! ~Kavita

Over to Mamta:

During the last year, we have been trying to add more and more pictures to the site, to make it easy for you to follow the instructions on our recipes. There are now pictures on 864 recipes out of a total of 1395 on this site. If you make any of the dishes that do not have pictures, or your pictures are significantly better than the ones we have, please feel free to send them to us via the contact link above. We will do our best to include them here, with your name on the pictures.

Just one more thing; if you are thinking of supporting a good social cause this year, please consider Khushboo Welfare Society. This is a small, voluntary, non-Government organisation near Delhi (Gurgaon), which provides multidisciplinary education for the development and rehabilitation of children, adolescents and young adults with mental and multiple disabilities. This is not something widely available in India even these days. Your support, however small, will go a long way towards providing these children and young adults independence in life. Please visit their website to find out more. If you wish to contact them or want to get involved, write to them at khushboowelfaresociety@gmail.com . I have visited them regularly since they were in a tiny building, a very small organisation. They definitely do a wonderful job. You can donate online while availing Tax Benefits for Indian, UK and US Taxpayers. The minimum donation amount of Rs. 250 is approximatley £3.50 or $5.50.

Thank you

Mamta


Welcome to all our visitors! - 20th January, 2011

Welcome to all our readers. We hope that you are well settled into the year 2011 by now and enjoying some of our recipes!

During the last year, we have been trying to add more and more pictures to the site, to make it easy for you to follow the instructions on our recipes. There are now pictures on 864 recipes out of a total of 1395 on this site. If you make any of the dishes that do not have pictures, or your pictures are significantly better than the ones we have, please feel free to send them to us via the contact link above. We will do our best to include them here, with your name on the pictures.

Just one more thing; if you are thinking of supporting a good social cause this year, please consider Khushboo Welfare Society. This is a small, voluntary, non-Government organisation near Delhi (Gurgaon), which provides multidisciplinary education for the development and rehabilitation of children, adolescents and young adults with mental and multiple disabilities. This is not something widely available in India even these days. Your support, however small, will go a long way towards providing these children and young adults independence in life. Please visit their website to find out more. If you wish to contact them or want to get involved, write to them at khushboowelfaresociety@gmail.com . I have visited them regularly since they were in a tiny building, a very small organisation. They definitely do a wonderful job. You can donate online while availing Tax Benefits for Indian, UK and US Taxpayers. The minimum donation amount of Rs. 250 is approximatley £3.50 or $5.50.

Thank you

Mamta


Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! - 24th December, 2010

To those of our readers who celebrate it, a very merry Christmas!

To those that do not, Season's Greetings to you!

And to all, a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

With love from

Mamta, Kavita & Pete, AskCy & Winton


Win a Christmas Hamper (UK Only) - 28th November, 2010

Kavey is giving away an Interflora Christmas Hamper in her latest blog competition. The prize can be delivered anywhere in the UK, only.

Mamta's Kitchen readers are welcome to enter. Good luck!


WIN Hotel Chocolat Christmas Chocolate R - 5th November, 2010

Kavey is giving away 3 Hotel Chocolat Christmas chocolate prizes in her latest blog competition. The prizes can be delivered anywhere in Europe.

Mamta's Kitchen readers are welcome to enter. Good luck!


Win Tickets to BBC Good Food Show (NEC) - 29th October, 2010

Kavey is giving away 5 pairs of tickets to these two great(UK-based) shows in her latest blog competition.

Mamta's Kitchen readers are welcome to enter. Good luck!


New Recommended Supplier - Paganum - 7th October, 2010

Mamta has given up meat and become pescatarian in recent years (though she still cooks meat dishes for friends and family), but Pete and Kavita are big meat eaters and love nothing more than a dish made with really tasty British beef, lamb or pork.

During the last year, Pete and Kavita have ordered lots of their meat from Paganum, a North Yorkshire business run by Chris Wildman. Chris' cows, sheep and pigs are beautiful animals indeed and their life in the bucolic Yorkshire Dales results in top quality meat.

We are therefore very keen to encourage our British readers to try Paganum meat for themselves.

Chris has set up a discount code just for readers of Mamta's Kitchen and Kavey Eats. Enter MK+KE into the voucher code field during the check out process for a 10% discount on your order. You can use this code every time you order and pass it on to friends and family.

On top of that is an October 2010 special offer for Mamta's Kitchen and Kavey Eats readers: Use the MK+KE code above and Chris will send a free Yorkshire Chorizo Original or Piccante (Spicy) with every order over £50.

We don't get any commission from your purchases - we are recommending Paganum because we genuinely love their meat and buy from Chris ourselves.


Autumn Draws In - 30th September, 2010

Here in England, autumn has arrived. The days are shorter and with lots of rain and cloud, though some lovely sunny days, like today!

(The 30th September is nearly always sunny, which is good as it's both Gupta daughters' birthdays!)

Is the change in season seeing you cooking more hearty dishes? Let us know over in the discussion forums!


Kavey Eats featured in The Times paper! - 31st July, 2010

Although Kavey is proud of her involvement in Mamta's Kitchen, this week she's more excited about her blog, Kavey Eats, being featured in The Times newspaper in it's weekly Best of the Blogs spot, in it's food supplement, The Table.

If you haven't visited her blog before, now is a great time!


Summer is here! - 2nd July, 2010

Summer is in full swing now here in UK. Flowers and fresh vegetables are beautiful at this time of the year in English gardens. If you grow your own vegetables and fruits and have any new ideas on how to cook them, please come and share them with us on our forum. If you have surplus produce and either have brilliant suggestions about preserving/cooking it or if you don’t know what to do with it, ask our other readers. Share your summer news with us, you will be welcomed by the regulars.

Whatever you do this summer, have a good one!


Happy Birthday, Pete! - 27th May, 2010

Happy Birthday to Pete, without whom this site would not exist! Have a great day, Pete!

Don't forget to check out our Amazon Store, which we added late last year. We hope you'll find it useful throughout 2010! You can support the site by buying any of your Amazon purchases through the store link, whether or not they are an item we list in our store. It won't cost you a penny!


Kavey Eats, Profiled - 18th May, 2010

For those of you who also follow Kavey's food blog, Kavey Eats, you may enjoy this profile on Londonelicious.

Don't forget to check out our Amazon Store, which we added late last year. We hope you'll find it useful throughout 2010! You can support the site by buying any of your Amazon purchases through the store link, whether or not they are an item we list in our store. It won't cost you a penny!


Kavey Eats 1st Birthday - 2nd April, 2010

As some of you know, Kavita also has a food blog website, Kavey Eats. It's one years old today so please do pop over and visit, browse the archive and maybe leave a comment or two to really make her day!

Congratulations to Kavey!

Don't forget to check out our Amazon Store, which we added late last year. We hope you'll find it useful throughout 2010! You can support the site by buying any of your Amazon purchases through the store link, whether or not they are an item we list in our store. It won't cost you a penny!


Five Million Visits! - 23rd March, 2010

Mamta's Kitchen recently clocked up a fabulous milestone - over five million visits! Thank you to all our visitors, new and old. We hope you continue to find Mamta's Kitchen a valuable place to visit!

Congratulations to us!

Don't forget to check out our Amazon Store, which we added late last year. We hope you'll find it useful throughout 2010! You can support the site by buying any of your Amazon purchases through the store link, whether or not they are an item we list in our store. It won't cost you a penny!


Enjoying Chatting To Our Visitors! - 28th February, 2010

One of the nicest things about running Mamta's Kitchen is the lovely conversations we have with visitors, both regulars and new alike. The discussion board isn't just for one-off questions - if you want to chat about what you're cooking with fellow MKers, please come on in!

Thanks to all of you who've checked out our Amazon Store, which we added late last year. We hope you'll find it useful throughout 2010!

By signing up as an Amazon Affiliate, Mamta's Kitchen earns a (very small) commission for all purchases made via our store. This contributes towards the costs of running the site, which is a labour of love for all of us. It costs you, as an Amazon shopper, nothing!

Even if nothing currently listed in our store catches your eye, you can stll support us whenever you shop at Amazon, by clicking through our store front to get to Amazon's site. Anything you purchase in that visit - whether it's in one of our recommended items or not - will count as a referral purchase.

Happy cooking!


Getting into 2010! - 25th January, 2010

Now that the heavy snow seems behind us here in the UK (at least for the moment), we're enjoying the gradual lengthening of the days and the slow crawl towards Spring. We'd love to hear what you are cooking and eating! Do visit our forum to chat with us and our regulars!

Thanks to all of you who've checked out our Amazon Store, which we added late last year. We hope you'll find it useful throughout 2010!

By signing up as an Amazon Affiliate, Mamta's Kitchen earns a (very small) commission for all purchases made via our store. This contributes towards the costs of running the site, which is a labour of love for all of us. It costs you, as an Amazon shopper, nothing!

Even if nothing currently listed in our store catches your eye, you can stll support us whenever you shop at Amazon, by clicking through our store front to get to Amazon's site. Anything you purchase in that visit - whether it's in one of our recommended items or not - will count as a referral purchase.

Happy cooking!


Happy New Year! - 2nd January, 2010

Happy New Year to all our readers. May 2010 bring health, wealth and happiness to you and all your loved ones.

Best wishes and love

Mamta, Kavita and Pete

Our new Amazon Store has hopefully helped with some of your Christmas shopping! We hope you'll find it useful throughout the year.

By signing up as an Amazon Affiliate, Mamta's Kitchen earns a (very small) commission for all purchases made through our store. This all goes towards the costs of running the site, which is very much a labour of love for all of us. And costs you, the buyer, absolutely nothing!

Mamta, Kavey and Pete will be adding personal recommendations to the store on a regular basis so do have a look and see if anything takes your fancy.

But even if nothing catches your eye, you can stll support us whenever you shop at Amazon, by clicking through our store to visit the site. Anything you purchase in that visit - whether it's in one of our recommended items or not - will count as a referral purchase.

If you have any questions, do please get in touch in the discussion forums or via email.


Shiny New Amazon Store! - 29th October, 2009

Happy New Year to all our readers. May 2010 bring health, wealth and happiness to you and all your loved ones.

Best wishes and love

Mamta, Kavita and Pete

The eagle-eyed among you will already have noticed our shiny new Amazon Store page, which we've added in plenty of time for all your Christmas shopping needs!

By signing up as an Amazon Affiliate, Mamta's Kitchen earns a (very small) commission for all purchases made through our store. This all goes towards the costs of running the site, which is very much a labour of love for all of us. And costs you, the buyer, absolutely nothing!

Mamta, Kavey and Pete will be adding personal recommendations to the store on a regular basis so do have a look and see if anything takes your fancy.

But even if nothing catches your eye, you can stll support us whenever you shop at Amazon, by clicking through our store to visit the site. Anything you purchase in that visit - whether it's in one of our recommended items or not - will count as a referral purchase.

If you have any questions, do please get in touch in the discussion forums or via email.


A marvellous day! - 28th August, 2009

A marvellous day for the Kavey Eats & Mamta's Kitchen One-Off Food Market Stall!

Thank you so much for all the good wishes ahead of our day at the Real Food Market in Covent Garden yesterday! It was also really lovely to meet website readers who took the time to visit the stall and meet us. Read and see how it went on Kavey's blog.

Also, let us shout a loud welcome to the site for any new visitors who picked up one of our cards or noted our stall signage. WELCOME!


COME AND MEET US (AUG 27TH) - 29th July, 2009

Fancy meeting Mamta, Pete & Kavey? Check out this thread over on the forum for details of Kavey's stall at the Real Food Market in Covent Garden, London on the 27th August.


"Summer is in full swing now and a lot of you will have fresh vegetables and fruits from your garden. How about making a few jams, jellies, pickles and chutney’s for the year? They are easier than you think. Take a look at some of the recipes here.

Or, next time you make a curry, check out what recipes we have for it here and try something new, something you have never made before?

It is never too early for children to learn to cook. You could try a few simple Indian recipes with them this summer, things like Tandoori Chicken or Indian Rice Pudding or Cumin Biscuits. We also have a good selection of cake recipes, worth a try. Or teach them how to make an Easy Bread. It really is easy and they will love to eat bread they have made themselves.

And remember, we are always looking for pictures from our site users, for the recipes that don’t have them already. So, send us your pictures to be published here.

Site users comment of the month is from an Indian student living in London; "...you virtually come into our kitchen and guide us to cook delicious food ...ahh vegetarian food through out.. its been been like 3-4 months now that we are having good food ....and every one is just gaining weight ..so a big big thank you aunty..we are glad we found you over the net and are happy."


Chocolate Competition - 5th July, 2009

Pop over to Kavey Eats and leave a comment to enter a competition to win delicious chocolate goodies. (Open to UK residents only).


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PETE! + Kavey's Blog - 13th May, 2009

Wishing a very happy birthday to Pete, (Mamta's son-in-law, Kavita's husband and number one techman on Mamta's Kitchen).

Mamta's daughter, Kavey, has just launched a brand new foodie blog Kavey Eats and she'd love you to drop by! You'll see lots of posts dating back about 3 years which she's copied across from various places including her personal diary and posts she's made around the net. Bookmark if you like it and do please leave comments with questions, suggestions and advice or even just a quick hello!


Easter Wishes/ Kavey's New Blog/ Probs - 3rd April, 2009

Wishing those of our visitors who celebrate it a meaningful and enjoyable Easter!

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Mamta's daughter, Kavey, has just launched a brand new foodie blog Kavey Eats and she'd love you to drop by! You'll see lots of posts dating back about 3 years which she's copied across from various places including her personal diary and posts she's made around the net. Bookmark if you like it and do please leave comments with questions, suggestions and advice or even just a quick hello!

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Last month we experienced some problems as a result of someone attacking our site. This caused some odd behaviour on a few pages of the site and also resulted in the loss of some of our recipes. We believe we've now fixed and restored everything (and also added some new coding to hopefully stop repeat performance) but would be grateful if you could get in touch should you notice remaining problems.


Site Problems - 9th March, 2009

Over the last couple of days, we've had some problems as a result of someone attacking our site. This has caused some rather odd behaviour and corrupted pages - we apologise for this, and are working to address the issue.


Deepawali Greetings - 25th October, 2008

'We at Mamtaâs kitchen wish you all a Very Happy Deepawali (Diwali).

May this Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, bring you happiness, prosperity and peace. May the lights of Diwali brighten up your life, may good triumph over evil, the true reason for celebrating Diwali. May we all live in social harmony with each other.

If you have any gift shopping to do (or fancy treating yourself!) don't forget our lovely apron; we're very proud of it!

Please note: Orders to be delivered in time for Christmas must be placed by 3rd November 2008.

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Please visit our online ordering page.

We are in the process of adding new pictures to our recipes. If you take any of the recipes from here, please send them to me via the contact link above, with your name.


Christmas/ Winter Gift Orders - 15th October, 2008

If you have any gift shopping to do (or fancy treating yourself!) don't forget our lovely apron; we're very proud of it!

Please note: Orders to be delivered in time for Christmas must be placed by 3rd November 2008.

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Please visit our online ordering page.


31st March, 2008

If you have any gift shopping to do (or fancy treating yourself!) don't forget our lovely apron; we're very proud of it:

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If you'd like to buy an apron in which to strut your stuff in the kitchen, to give to a friend, to hang on the wall as art or just because you'd like to show your support for the Mamta's Kitchen team, visit our online ordering page.


Pictures of recipes! - 7th January, 2008

If you cook anything from this site which does not have pictures, please take some digital ones and send them to us via the contact link above. If they are suitable, we will add them to the recipe, with your name as contributor!

If you have any more shopping to do (or some gift money to spend on yourself!) don't forget our lovely apron, launched a couple of months ago! We're very proud of it:

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If you'd like to buy an apron in which to strut your stuff in the kitchen, to give to a friend, to hang on the wall as art or just because you'd like to show your support for the Mamta's Kitchen team, visit our new shop.


HAPPY NEW YEAR! - 30th December, 2007

All of us here at Mamta's Kitchen join together in wishing our visitors a very happy new year. Here's hoping that 2008 is a great year for all of you!

If you have any more shopping to do (or some gift money to spend on yourself!) don't forget our lovely apron, launched a couple of months ago! We're very proud of it:

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If you'd like to buy an apron in which to strut your stuff in the kitchen, to give to a friend, to hang on the wall as art or just because you'd like to show your support for the Mamta's Kitchen team, visit our new shop.


14th November, 2007

When you are doing your Christmas/ Hannukah gift shopping (or for any other occasion!) please don't forget our recently launched Mamta's Kitchen Embroidered Chef's Apron!

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If you'd like to buy an apron in which to strut your stuff in the kitchen, to give to a friend, to hang on the wall as art or just because you'd like to show your support for the Mamta's Kitchen team, visit our new shop.


HAPPY DIWALI TO ALL! - 7th November, 2007

When you are doing your Christmas/ Hannukah gift shopping (or for any other occasion!) please don't forget our recently launched Mamta's Kitchen Embroidered Chef's Apron!

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If you'd like to buy an apron in which to strut your stuff in the kitchen, to give to a friend, to hang on the wall as art or just because you'd like to show your support for the Mamta's Kitchen team, visit our new shop.


HOW GORGEOUS IS OUR NEW APRON? - 15th August, 2007

We are delighted to be able to offer for sale our very own Mamta's Kitchen Embroidered Chef's Apron.

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Made by a catering industry clothing specialist, this apron is made of heavy-weight 100% cotton. The corners are reinforced for strength and the anti-tangle ties are long enough to cross behind your back and tie around the front, should you prefer. We particularly like the generous width and length which provide more protection than other aprons we have tried. Even with the (beautifully detailed) embroidery, the apron can still be machine-washed at 40 degrees.

If you'd like to buy an apron in which to strut your stuff in the kitchen, to give to a friend, to hang on the wall as art or just because you'd like to show your support for the Mamta's Kitchen team, visit our new shop.


New Home - 25th March, 2007

Just a quick note to let you know that we've moved hosting companies over this weekend - hopefully it shouldn't be apparent to you (although it feels faster to me!) but if you do find anything not working quite as expected, drop me a line at webmaster@mamtaskitchen.com!


Happy New Year! - 30th December, 2006

2006 has been a busy year for us here at Mamta's Kitchen: Mamta has been busy travelling the world as well as raising funds for the MS Society, a UK based charity. Pete and Kavita have also been travelling as well as working on some interesting IT training and software development projects for new and existing clients. They've also launched a new photographic prints website and continue to enjoy their photography.

In between all of that the three of us have been adding new content to the site (recipes, festivals and a recommended ingredients supplier) as well as working behind the scenes on improvements to the site (some of which should be ready to install pretty soon).

As always we've enjoyed communicating with our visitors, new and old and look forward to hearing from many more of you in the year to come (via our discussion forums or email).

Here's wishing all of you a wonderful new year full of happiness, health and friendship and, of course, good food!

Mamta, Pete & Kavita


We have crossed the one Million mark! - 21st November, 2006

Today is a very special day for all of us here on mamtaskitchen. We have reached a milestone, we have crossed the one million mark of visits to this site since we started! I would like to raise a toast to all of you who have visited us and made us a success. And, a very special toast to my daughter Kavey and her husband Pete, without whose hard work and support, this site would not be here today. Thank you all!


One Million Visitors! - 14th November, 2006

Eagle eyed regulars may have noticed that our hit counter on the home page is very close to recording 1 million visits to Mamta's Kitchen since the website's creation in May 2001. We hope you'll join us in a toast to all the wonderful meals that have been cooked up around the world using Mamta's Kitchen recipes and help us reach the next million hits.

Enjoy the site and do pop into our forums to and drop us a note of your thoughts and stories about the site - have you cooked any special meals using our recipes for example?


Eid - 23rd October, 2006

Eid Mubarak to all our Muslim visitors! Have a great day.


Happy Diwali and Ramadan Eid Mubarak - 16th October, 2006

21st of October 2006

We wish a very happy Diwali to all our visitors. May the light of Diwali lamps spread peace and goodwill on earth.

May you have a happy, healthy and prosperous life with your family and friends!

Best wishes form all at mamta's kitchen!

Read about Diwali in 'Upcoming festivals' section.

Feel free to leave your own Diwali message on the Forum.


We have a winner! - 2nd October, 2006

Congratulations to Mrs Patricia Courtney of Malvern, England who is the winner of the Spices of India Gourmet Spice Basket!

The Gourmet Spice Basket contains Asafoetida powder, Curry Leaves, Fenugreek Leaves, Black Cardamom, Panch Puren, Tamarind concentrate, Pure Butter Ghee, Gram Flour, Turmeric, Birds eye Chillies, Ground Coriander, Cumin powder and Garam Masala and will be delivered directly to Mrs Courtney's door.

We hope you enjoy cooking up a storm of Mamta's Kitchen recipes, Mrs Courtney!

In the meantime, you can learn more about Spices of India by clicking on the Advice link at the top of the page and selecting Suppliers.




Competition Closed – Winner TBA Soon! - 22nd September, 2006

The entry period for our fabulous competition has now closed.

One lucky entrant will soon be receiving a fabulous Spices of India Gourmet Spice Basket direct to their door!

We will shortly be filtering out all the correct entries before randomly drawing a winner who will be announced right here on (or before) the 14th October. Good luck!




Win! In the Mamta’s Kitchen Competition! - 4th August, 2006

Breaking News! Mamta’s Kitchen’s have forged a relationship with online food supplier, Spices of India. To launch our partnership we join forces to offer you the chance to win a Spices of India Gourmet Spice Basket.

The basket is crammed full of the essential ingredients of Indian cooking and will certainly unleash the Indian cook in you!

Click here for more details on how to enter and be in with a chance to win this fantastic prize!

Good luck!



Sending us photographs? - 15th June, 2006

Many of our kind readers have offered to send us photographs of our recipes (during preparation stages and when finished) for use on the site.

Please read these guidelines to ensure that we get the best out of all the pictures you send and are able to use them on the website.

Many thanks!

Kavita


Launching a photography prints website - 17th May, 2006

I hope regular readers will recognise the names of Kavita & Pete Favelle - Mamta's daughter and son-in-law - as we developed and maintain this website and enjoy interacting with some of you over in the discussion forums.

We’re both keen photographers and have recently launched our new photographic prints website, fsquared images .

We'd really love you to visit and more importantly, we'd hugely appreciate any help you can provide in spreading word of the site and our products. As a new secondary business we know it will take time for us to become known so if you have any friends and family who love photography or who are looking for an unusual gift idea for someone, please tell them about our work.

Please also let your friends and family know about the discount offer we've set up for Mamta's Kitchen visitors. Enter the promotional code MKITCHEN into the box provided after adding all desired items to your basket to get 15% off the entire order price (excl. postage and packing). Please note that multiple promotional offers running at the same time cannot be combined.

If you have any feedback about the new website, please drop a line to the Favelles via the site's contact link. Thank you!


Apologies for recent outage - 3rd May, 2006

Our hosting company had a major outage and took a disappointingly long time to get things back and running - infact the other site we host with them is still not available. Please let us know if you have any difficulties accessing any part of the site or notice any oddities... we think this site has come through unscathed but might have missed something.

4th May: Another brief outage (unannounced) while our hosting company fixes the same problem. I'm starting to wish we'd never moved!

Thanks!

Pete & Kavita


Back to normal! - 30th March, 2006

The transfer is now complete, and we're running on our new host.

Everything should be back to normal - if you come across anything that doesn't work the way you expect or remember, please drop us a line at webmaster@mamtaskitchen.com and we'll get on it right away.

Thanks, and enjoy!


A Small Disruption - 30th March, 2006

Over the next few days, we'll be in the process of shifting the site over to a new hosting company.

While this shouldn't be noticeable for most of our users, we will have to disable a few features during the actual transfer (specifically things like forum posting) to make sure we don't misplace any data in the process.

I'll update this message once everything's finished.

Pete the Webmaster


Photographs needed - 10th January, 2006

Please remember to take digital pictures of the dishes you cook from this site and send them to me via contact link. If they are better than mine (mine are quite bad usually, so it will be easy), we will post them with the recipe, with your name in credits - Mamta.


Happy New Year! - 28th December, 2005

We wish all of you a happy, joyous and peaceful 2006. May all your wishes come! Let.s hope that; There is peace and understanding between all nations and peoples on earth. There is no desire to justify anger, hate and terror, whatever one.s beliefs and motives. We treat others with respect and learn to understand their pain and fears. We have generosity of spirit, kindness, love, patience, and mercy in our hearts. We allow hope to flourish once again.

The year will no doubt bring a few disappoints for all of us. Let.s hope that we will accept them without bitterness and blame to others.

Naye Varsh ki Shubhkamnayen (Hindi); Naya Saal Mubbarak (Urdu); Nave sal di Mubarak (Punjabi); Shubho Nabo Barsh (Bengali); Nutan Varshabhinandan (Gujarati); Naveen Varshachy Shubhechcha (Marathi); Prosit Neujahr (German); Xin Nian Kuai Le (Chinese); Bonne Annee (French); Godt Nytt?r (Norwegian); Gott nytt ?r (Swedish); Antum salimoun (Arabic)

Mamta, Kavita and Pete

PS Please remember to take digital pictures of the dishes you cook from this site and send them to me via contact link. If they are better than mine (mine are quite bad usually, so it will be easy), we will post them with the recipe, with your name in credits - Mamta.


Merry Christmas and Season's Greetings! - 6th December, 2005

Not only is December the month when some of us celebrate Christmas, Hannukah or Bodhi Day it's also a month where many of us enjoy many cultural winter traditions too.

Here in the UK we decorate our homes and offices with holly, ivy and mistletoe whilst hanging candles and ornaments on beautiful fir trees. Whilst these things have come to be associated with Christmas in recent times they didn't all originate with Christianity and are actually much older - some of them come from ancient Norse traditions associated with the Yule festival, others have been handed down from pagan/ fruid winter solstice celebrations, others still are likely to be Roman Saturnalia traditions and some may even come from the ancient Egyptians who were one of a number of ancient cultures that worshipped evergreens.

As winter often brings snow it's also the time to build snowmen, have snowball fights and make angel shapes in the snow before rushing back inside to warm ourselves on wonderful winter favourites such as thick, hot soups, casseroles and roasts!

Our Christmas food habits have similarly diverse origins to our other traditions and take much from other parts of the world. These days a traditional Christmas dinner includes roast turkey and stuffing, roast potatoes and vegetables, bread sauce, cranberry sauce and gravy, followed by Christmas pudding with brandy butter. Yet only a few decades ago goose was far more popular and further back still roast boar, swan and peacock graced the tables of families who could afford them!

We'd love to hear about traditional celebratory meals in your part of the world so do please drop into our forums and let us know your national/ regional/ local/ family or personal favourites!

All of us here at Mamta's Kitchen would like to wish all of our MK regulars a wonderful festive season and a very happy new year!

Kavita, Mamta & Pete


Winter is here! - 15th November, 2005

Winter has finally arrived here in south of England, with temperatures of 10?C/4?C! We had frost on Sunday, our first this winter. My beautiful buzy-lizzies (impatience), chrysanthemums and dahlias that were still full of blooms, died overnight. I spent a busy morning tiding up the garden yesterday!

Thanks to international trade these days, vegetables and fruits of summer are available almost all the year round. However, those amongst you who are gardeners, will have a store of traditional winter fruits and vegetables. Swedes, turnips, carrots, beetroot, parsnips, salsify, sweet potatoes, artichokes, celeriac, onions etc. are excellent in soups, roasts, pickles, curries, pies. Apples and pears make great desserts. I love soups for lunch during winter, often making them without oil, cooking vegetables in a pressure cooker and then blending with a stock. Crumbles/pies made from apple and other fruits, are also family favourites. I am experimenting with low sugar/sugar free versions, let.s see how they turn out! If you have and sugar free dessert recipes that you would like to share with the rest of us, please send them to me via the contact link. If they work, I will be happy to add them to this site under your name.

Best wishes to you all :-)!

Mamta


10th November 2005 - 10th November, 2005

Best wishes to all the Sikhs world over, on the auspicious occasion of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak ji on the 15th November 2005.


7th November, 2005


Eid! - 2nd November, 2005

"Eid Mubarak"


Diwali - 31st October, 2005

Happy Diwali.

Lots of love to all of you.

Mamta


Please support the MS Society - 11th October, 2005

Hello everyone

A friend of my daughter's, Abigail Brooks-Daw, is running the New York Marathon 2005 on the 6th Nov 2005, to raise funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of UK. I hope that you will be able to support Abigail in her endeavour, no matter how large or small your contribution is. Please visit Abigail's donation page, here.

MS Society does sterling work in supporting not only the people with MS and their carers, but also by funding various research projects that are trying to find a cure for this debilitating condition.

A receipt will be emailed to you once your donation has been successfully authorised.

You can find out more about the Multiple Sclerosis Society by visiting their website .

Many thanks

Mamta


Autumn is here! - 1st October, 2005

It looks like summer has finally left us. Autumn is one of the most beautiful times of the year in the Western hemisphere. Leaves on the trees are turning yellow, brown, rust, red. Autumn produce is filling the shops in UK. Apples (Cox's, Bramley, Russet, Discovery and Worcester), plums (Victoria, Damson, Gage), many soft fruits (pick your own in the garden centres or in the wild)) and vegetables are at their best right now. Wild mushroom picking is also good fun, but know the varieties well, before you eat them. I hope you have dried your herbs by now! It is a good time for making preserves and freeze your own produce. Those of you who have their own vegetable patches, have fresh potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic etc. from their garden to pick, store and preserve. Chillies are also nearly ready to pick. Tomatoes must be nearing the end now. Remember green tomatoes are very good for making chutneys and cooking with vegetables, fish and meat etc. Collect chestnuts to roast on winter fire.

Some of you must be making your own jams, jellies, crumbles & pies, chutneys, pickles, bottled/frozen fruits-some in alcohol, cider and beer. If you have any great recipes for preserving/freezing/drying and you want to share them with everyone else, do feel free to send them to me via the Contact link. Remember, they must not be copied from anywhere. All good recipes will be added to this site, with your name.

Have a great Autumn!

Love

Mamta


23rd September, 2005

I have cleared up the backlog of email queries from my .kitchen. mail box, I am sorry if the delay in replying in recent days has inconvenienced some of you.

I have a question for you all: Is edible Silver Leaf/Chandi Varak suitable for vegetarians?

The issue of Leaf/Chandi Varak being vegetarian or not, is quite interesting and relevant to most vegetarians, specially Hindus. We Indians have a sweet tooth, as have our Gods! Sweets are used extensively in prayers, offered in temples and eaten as desserts and snacks in all Indian homes. Most shop bought sweets are covered with a thin layer of silver leaf, not only to enhance their look, but also because silver is supposed to have medicinal properties.

It is said that silver leaves are traditionally made by beating small blocks of silver between 2 layers of the cattle intestines, until each block becomes paper thin. The reason intestines are used is because they are elastic and do not tear during intense beating.

The question is whether they are still made this way, using the intestines of cattle? Are the vegetarians eating silver leaves without realising that it is not .pure. vegetarian? Does anyone know for sure what the truth is? Who has a definitive answer? If you have any information on the subject, other than what is available on the internet already, do join in the discussion on the Forum.

Mamta


16th September, 2005

Thanks for your support for the fundraising for Katrina victims.

A family member is currently unwell, your good thoughts would be appreciated.

Please note that we may be slower to respond to emails and forum posts than usual.

Thank you for your patience.

Kavita


Supporting Victims of Katrina - 8th September, 2005

Hi Folks

Some members of a photography hobby website (where Kavita is active) have decided to donate all profits from prints sold in the next couple of weeks to supporting victims of Katrina. The owners of the site have kindly stepped in and made it a) official, so that all sales by donating members are automatically included in the fundraiser and b) included their percentage of the profits also. That means ALL profits from prints go to charity. Only costs of prints and postage do not.

If you are interested in viewing the prints, click here (LINK CORRECTED).

There are well over 6000 prints to choose from, many are by some incredibly talented photographers that create world-class work.

Of course, direct donations to aid charities are always the best idea for you main charitable giving. The idea behind this is to capture funds that would not normally be earmarked for charity - money to be spent on birthday and Xmas presents, on decorating office and home walls...

This offer is available only till September 15th.

Thanks for your interest.

Kind Regards

Kavita


Summer Thoughts... - 19th August, 2005

I hope that you are all enjoying the summer while you can! Barbecues are in full swing. Hardly a day goes by when there is't an aroma wafting from someone.s BBQ, tempting us to do one of our own. Cool drinks and chilled desserts taste their best on a hot summer day. Fresh produce from the garden is in full swing here in England. This is the time to make preserves and jams, freeze surplus bounty from your gardens.

Birds love to eat sunflower seeds from the spent flower heads. So when you de-head the dead flowers, don.t forget to hang these out for them. It is fun to watch them having a bath in shallow water tray I leave out for them.

Do remember to send your best recipes, with picture where possible, specially recipes from different parts of India. If I can reproduce it, your recipe could be added to the site under your name. More recipe pictures are coming soon! Kavita and Pete are working hard in the background, to make the site even more user friendly. They will announce the changes as they happen.

Take care and love to all.

Mamta


Terrorist Attacks in London - 7th July, 2005

Based in London as I am, I just want to say a couple of things about the terrorist attacks in my city this morning.

Firstly, the sympathies of everyone here at Mamta's Kitchen are with the families of those who were killed by these attacks and also with all those who suffered injuries or were involved in any way with the awful incidents this morning. Mum (Mamta) sends her love and best wishes also.

Secondly, I'd like to thank all those friends, family and strangers around the world who are expressing support for Londoners and Brits at this time. Your sympathies and support are much appreciated.

Sadly, Londoners are all too used to living with terrorism, as we experienced threats and terrorist acts all too often during the worst years of IRA activity. Although we've had a short period of relative calm, what saddens me deeply is how familiar this feels.

Please know that whilst Londoners are keeping their chins up in public that we are very sad inside. It's important to us to give out the message that terrorists will not make us change our lifestyles, our daily routines or our outlook on life.

Peace,

Kavita (site adminstrator)


New Discussion Forum - 6th June, 2005

Historically, our discussion forums have been hosted by ezboard and not on this main site. Unfortunately, ezboard experienced some severe problems recently and the majority of our wonderful and rich archive of threads has been permanently lost.

We have taken this opportunity to move the discussion area over to the main site and you can reach it by clicking on the forum button at the top of every page. At the moment the forum features are very basic indeed but we hope to add functionality over time. Please let us know if you have any problems accessing or posting to the new discussion forum.

Thanks for the positive feedback on the introduction of recipe photos. It will take some time for us to add photos for all our recipes. If you have taken any suitable digital photographs that we may be able to use, please email us to discuss. Recipes with pictures are listed in the search results page with a small camera icon by the recipe name. We have also added a check box to the Search function so that you can find recipes with pictures more easily.

We're also pleased to hear that our readers are not finding the subtle advertising panels too intrusive. The revenue earned goes towards paying for the site.

A request for help from Mamta: If you encounter any problems with any of the recipes, please let me know. Although I edit and update recipes regularly, it's easy to miss errors. Your help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.


Forum - 28th February, 2005

Our Discussion Forum is not fully available at present though it is possible to post new questions and comments. It is currently hosted by a provider called ezboard which has been attacked by a hacker. Sadly, it seems less and less likely that our wonderful and rich archive of threads will be restored. We are working hard on moving over to a new discussion forum which we will look after ourselves. Watch this space!

Thanks for the positive feedback on the introduction of recipe photos. It will take some time for us to add photos for all our recipes. If you have taken any suitable digital photographs that we may be able to use, please email us to discuss. Recipes with pictures are listed in the search results page with a small camera icon by the recipe name. We have also added a check box to the Search function so that you can find recipes with pictures more easily.

We're also pleased to hear that our readers are not finding the subtle advertising panels too intrusive. The revenue earned goes towards paying for the site.

A request for help from Mamta: If you encounter any problems with any of the recipes, please let me know. Although I edit and update recipes regularly, it's easy to miss errors. Your help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.


News update! - 23rd January, 2005

We're really pleased to announce the addition of recipe photographs to the site. Adding photographs will be a gradual process. If you have any good quality digital images of recipes from our website please feel free to email them to us. Recipes with pictures are listed in the search results page with a small camera icon by the recipe name. We have also added a check box to the Search function so that you can find recipes with pictures more easily.

Regulars will also notice that we have taken the decision to display advertising on Mamta's Kitchen. The money raised will go towards the cost of hosting and maintenance of the site. We hope you won't find the banners too intrusive. Please feel free to let us know what you think in our discussion forums.

This is the last month to contribute to wildlife conservation by buying one of Kavita's DSWF photographic prints, all profits going to the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation. Till end February only.


News update! - 1st January, 2005

We're really pleased to announce the addition of recipe photographs to the site. Adding photographs will be a gradual process. If you have any good quality digital images of recipes from our website please feel free to email them to us. Recipes with pictures are listed in the search results page with a small camera icon by the recipe name.

Regulars will also notice that we have taken the decision to display advertising on Mamta's Kitchen. Any money raised will go towards the cost of hosting and maintenance of the site. We hope you won't find the banners too intrusive. Please feel free to let us know what you think in our discussion forums.

When you're looking for presents for birthdays, and other celebrations or just looking for a gift for yourself, please don't forget to consider buying one of Kavita's DSWF photographic prints, being sold to raise funds for wildlife conservation.


Season's greetings! - 24th December, 2004

Happy New Year to all of you! May 2005 bring peace and joy to all corners of the world.

When you're looking for presents for birthdays, and other celebrations or just looking for a gift for yourself, please don't forget to consider buying one of Kavita's DSWF photographic prints, being sold to raise funds for wildlife conservation.


1st October, 2004

Welcome to the new incarnation of Mamta's Kitchen! We really hope you like it! As you can see, we've made some design changes, including a new logo (designed by Kavita) and we've reorganised some of the navigation to make it easier to find what you need and to move around the site. We've also made quite a number of changes behind the scenes to make Mamta's job of adding and editing recipes, festivals and news articles more straightforward.

Please let us know what you think of the new look and navigation via our discussion board where we're also seeking your input on future improvements. Thank you!

Thanks to our friend, John Arnold, for his help in rendering the logo design.

On another note, when you're looking for presents for birthdays, Christmas and other celebrations or just looking for a gift for yourself, please don't forget to consider buying one of Kavita's DSWF photographic prints, being sold to raise funds for wildlife conservation.

Pete & Kavita


3rd September, 2004

Hi folks! It's Kavita here - Mamta's eldest daughter and website administrator. I'm going to ask your indulgence in bringing up something unrelated to cooking (or eating).

I'd like to invite you to view a series of photographic prints that I am selling to raise funds for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.

DSWF achieves real results in conservation by supporting trusted, reputable individuals and organisations operating in the field. Lean on administration, generous on funding, money raised makes a direct difference to the survival of wildlife around the world.

All prints included in this project show (DSWF) in the image title. The owners of the prints website have generously agreed to donate their share of profits too so 100% of profits from each print sold is going directly to the conservation of wildlife.

If you like any of the images please consider buying one for a home or office wall. Please also pass this information on to anyone you know who has an interest in animals, in conservation or simply in a source of artwork.

Many thanks, Kavita

Recipes of the week, Yoghurt Selection: Sweet Lassi, Mattha, Cultured Buttermilki, Charnamrit Drink, Fruit Yoghurt, Smoothies, Raita Selection.


Are you into wildlife? - 23rd August, 2004

Hi folks! It's Kavita here - Mamta's eldest daughter and website administrator. I'm going to ask your indulgence in bringing up something unrelated to cooking (or eating).

I'd like to invite you to view a series of photographic prints that I am selling to raise funds for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.

DSWF achieves real results in conservation by supporting trusted, reputable individuals and organisations operating in the field. Lean on administration, generous on funding, money raised makes a direct difference to the survival of wildlife around the world.

All prints included in this project show (DSWF) in the image title. The owners of the prints website have generously agreed to donate their share of profits too so 100% of profits from each print sold is going directly to the conservation of wildlife.

If you like any of the images please consider buying one for a home or office wall. Please also pass this information on to anyone you know who has an interest in animals, in conservation or simply in a source of artwork.

Many thanks, Kavita

Mum reminds you that:

Aug. 30th is Raksha Bandhan (rakhi)

Sept. 6th is God Krishna Jayanti (birthday)

Recipes of the week: Fish (Salmon) Curry with Creamed Coconut, Spicy Fried Fish - Vimal's, Sharda.s Fish (Salmon) Curry 1, with Colman's Mustard, Smoked Salmon Dip, Roti or Chapatti Rolls


Summer 2004 - 12th June, 2004

This family run Indian Cookbook is a living thing, constantly updated and refreshed, as some of you may have noticed already. There's a great selection of over 600 sumptuous recipes to choose from, something to suit each taste. New recipes are added all the time and old ones are updated. If you have any questions or things to discuss, visit our Discussion Board, via Forums at the bottom of the page.

I hope you are enjoying the summer, what is left of it! We have had some fierce monsoons and floods. I hope they will pass soon! For menu ideas, conversion tables, common ingredients and glossary of Hindi and English words, look under 'More Information'.

Aug. 30th is the Raksha Bandhan and birthday of both my daughters Kavey and Neet, Happy Birthday to them both!

Sept. 6th God Krishna Jayanti (birthday)

Recipes of the week:Indian Ice-cream ( Kulfi) - 1, Mango Kulfi/Ice-Cream, Pista Chikki (Brittle) Ice-cream, Ice-cream with Fruits.


Enjoy the summer! - 18th May, 2004

This family run Indian Cookbook is a living thing, constantly updated and refreshed, as some of you may have noticed already. There's a great selection of over 600 sumptuous recipes to choose from, something to suit each taste. New recipes are added all the time and old ones are updated. Let's hope that we have another 'Indian summer' in UK this year and this site helps you to enjoy the bounty of nature that it brings with it. For menu ideas, conversion tables, common ingredients and glossary of Hindi and English words, look under 'More Information'.

Recipe of the week: Aloo Tikki


Spring is here! - 3rd May, 2004

My daughter and son in-law have worked very hard in the recent weeks, to make several changes to the site. Most of the changes have been behind the scenes, to make it more user friendly. Thank you for being patient.

In UK, the spring is finally and truly here. Most of you must be busy in your gardens, with less time to spend in the kitchen. Soon it will be BBQ season. For many, it is already warm enough to eat outdoors. Here are some recipes for you to try:

Baked Fish1

Tandoori Chicken - 1

Barbecued Vegetables

Courgette and Aubergine Salad

Mixed Salad

Fruit Juice, Indian Style

Lassi 1, A Yoghurt Drink

Fresh Lime Drink

Barbecued Chocolate Banana

If you have any family favourite BBQ recipes, I would love to hear from you-Mamta

Recipe of the week: Kulfi Ice-cream


Broken Links - 29th April, 2004

As some of you noticed, some of the links within the recipes weren't working. We've just gone through and (we believe!) fixed them all, so everything should be back to normal again.

If you come across any links that aren't working, please let us know and we'll fix it right away!