Veg biryani at Kadiris of Hendon

Veg biryani at Kadiris of Hendon

In what has been a momentous week for cricket in India, I, like billions of others, have spent the last four days scouring the internet for feel good quotes about one Mr Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. In fact, India’s news channel Continue reading

Chicken Biryani from Kadiris of Hendon

Kadiris of Hendon

Last Saturday after a long bike ride with some friends, we realized that we had found the biryani that would wear the yellow jersey. It started like this: husband’s aunt kept mentioning a place called Kadiris in Hendon. As I Continue reading

.. and we are back!


..after a blissful two weeks in the motherland. And a good time was had by all – eating, playing cricket, eating, swimming, eating, shopping, eating with friends, eating with family and eating, eating and eating! Therefore whilst the spirit is Continue reading

Vegetarian Biryani at Southbank Tandoori – Guest blog by my friend Resa

Vegetarian biryani at South bank Tandoori

First of all, a disclaimer: I’m an Anglo veggie who doesn’t know her masala from her elbow so read on with caution… Poornima and I went for lunch at the South Bank Tandoori. I do like a restaurant with a Continue reading

Haldiram Minute Khana – Hyderabadi biryani

Haldirams Veg biryani

“Biryani from a packet?, I hear you sniff. And why not? After all it is made by Haldirams. To quote them:“Haldiram’s is one of the best known in Indian food. Our chefs take pleasure in perfecting your favourite dishes. Only Continue reading

Veg biryani at Lal Qila – guest post from the husband

Lal Qila Veg biryani

We are attempting to reduce carbs and thus reduce waistline and related matters. On January 2nd, following supermarket trip to re-stock I was shocked to find 3 small baby new potatoes in place of the usual 1.5kg budget pack. They Continue reading

Vegetable biryani at Cochin Restaurant, Finchley

Veg biryani at Cochin Restaurant

There is an old Hindi saying….  this is an outright lie, I am just pretending to be intellectual. So let’s start again: There is an old Hindi song that talks about how innocent a moth is – it knows that Continue reading