What better time in the year is there to cook, than when you start to feel the chill in the air?
Picture this: The sun setting in the distance and the flame on the stovetop is roaring high, with a divine blend of spices and scents wafting throughout the household. The sun has given way to the night and you’re in your own bubble of warmth. Then the work is done! You can curl up on the couch or set yourself up at the dining table with a beautiful dish of your own making, the cold of the night having long disappeared.
Sounds pretty good, huh? Now enough with the imagery, let’s get cooking!
Listed below are our top dishes to make when the cold is nipping at our heels. From curries, to snacks, to desserts, these dishes are filled with beautiful premium spices meant to warm your body and soul. Click on the titles to go straight to the recipes detailing exactly how you can recreate these hearty dishes today.
Check out this spectacular and super simple one-pot wonder, loaded with spices galore! For all the times you just need something easy that doesn’t require much brain power but still packs an enormous punch. As an added bonus, the leftovers taste even better the next day!
Dal Makhani is a rich, creamy, and deliciously spicy lentil dish that originates from the Northern Punjabi district. It’s the perfect winter dish for vegetarians, made with whole black lentils and kidney beans. Served as a dip for naan bread or as the main meal, this dish is sure to satisfy.
Cooked slowly and with love, this dish has a rich mouthfeel and is melt-in-your-mouth creamy with the addition of cream and butter. Throughout the entire cooking process, it gives off flavourful and enticing aromas of dried and fresh spices.
Butter Chicken is a classic Indian dish and one of the most popular in the world. This beautiful play on butter chicken is a quick, simple, and delicious meal that’s sure to warm your belly and soul in these colder months.
Featuring the Lord & Lion Butter Chicken Masala Blend, this dish is full of authentic flavours and premium Indian spices, taking the guesswork out of spicing up the perfect winter curry.
Just make sure to marinade the chicken in the Masala Blend at least a half hour beforehand to concentrate the flavour. Check out the recipe here to start cooking today!
Samosas are a well-known dish around the world, coming in all shapes, sizes, flavours. While you can buy these in any Indian restaurant around or in the frozen section of your local supermarket, there’s an unmistakable sense of satisfaction that comes from making one from scratch.
This recipe runs you through how to create the perfect Vegetable Samosa, from the dough to the filling. Using a range of premium Indian spices (some of them being a little harder to find than you’d think) from the Maharaja Spice Box, this dish requires a bit of prep work but is well worth it in the end.
This dish is a showstopper! The Spicy Coconut Fish Curry is perfect for wowing your friends and family with an authentic Indian Curry. Filled with creamy coconut milk and beautiful spices, this spicy curry is a great way to warm your bones in the evening.
We use the Lord & Lion Spicy Coconut Kolhapur Masala Blend to make sure to get the most out of our spices. It adds the fiery heat of chilli and aromatic coconut-y flavour that makes this dish what it is. Check out the recipe here!
Chefs all over say that it doesn’t take much to make a simple dish exponentially better. Just one extra ingredient, additional step, or (in this case) one premium ingredient can make all the difference. This is what we have done here.
A Swedish creation, but one much loved across the world, the cinnamon scroll is a sweet roll mixed through with cinnamon and glazed with a sugary buttery concoction.
Our take on the cinnamon roll features Ceylon Cinnamon, some of the best in the world. Loaded with immune boosting antioxidants and characterised by its anti-inflammatory properties, this 'true' Ceylon Cinnamon has a sweeter taste than cinnamon found in other parts of the world.
The most delicious Chicken Biriyani is just minutes away with our Lord & Lion Biriyani Rice Masala Blend. Biriyani is a royal, celebration dish, served across India and beyond. This dish is packed full of tantalising aromas, spectacular flavour, and toasty comfort – an indulgent dish best shared with family and friends!
If you’d like to try a vegetarian version, replace the chicken with 1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed, 1 sliced capsicum and 1 cup of diced carrots. You can substitute virtually anything; the flavours are still irresistible! Check out the recipe here!
This South Indian lentil dish is a favourite among foodies, both vegan and not. It is oh so authentic, delicious, and the perfect regular dish the entire family will love!
Using the Lord & Lion Sambhar Lentil Masala Blend, the dish is elevated from the humble dahl into a slightly sweet, slightly sour, moreish bowl of goodness. Served with naan bread and a bit of lemon rice, the Sambhar Lentil Masala is sure to satisfy. Try out our recipe!
Try this divine meat-free Spicy Chickpea, Spinach and Coconut Hotpot full of superfoods to leave you glowing from the inside out!
This recipe is incredibly easy to pull off and exactly what you need to give yourself long lasting energy. All you need to do is chop your veges, stir them into your pot already sizzling the delicious smells of onion and ginger, then leave for 25 minutes to have a quick and healthy meal you’ll be drooling over.
Kofta curry is a savoury, rich, and slightly spicy dish featuring tender meatballs that simmer with the sauce. Originating from Pakistan but still made and eaten in India, the Kofta Curry warms the belly and features coconut milk to add a creaminess that makes it perfect for rice or roti.
Check out the recipe here to start cooking up this hearty winter warmer in time for dinner!
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