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Ed Chef

Hi, my name is Ed, or Ed Chef as you’ll come to know me here. After years serving other people’s food, I’m turning my attention to cooking my own!

I absolutely love cooking curries and other Asian dishes, but I cook food from all over the world. Here, you’ll find the very best of my ideas, recipes and photographs!


Latest Posts | Ed Chef

  • Sri Lankan Pork Curry Recipe | A Rare Pork Curry Recipe
    Sri Lankan Pork Curry Recipe | A Rare Pork Curry Recipe This Sri Lankan pork curry recipe is proof of two very important things. First, that India isn’t the only […]
  • Brown Bread Recipe in a Dutch Oven | How to make Brown Bread
    Brown Bread Recipe in a Dutch Oven | How to make Brown Bread This tasty bread recipe is all about how to make a soft, moist loaf of brown bread […]
  • Super Easy Poppadom Recipe | How to Make Poppadoms
    Super Easy Poppadom Recipe | How to make Poppadoms Crispy, crunchy and always wonderful, poppadoms are the forgotten heroes of every Indian takeaway you’ve ever had. If you’d like to […]
  • Chicken & Tamarind | Thai / South Indian Fusion Curry
    Chicken & Tamarind | Thai / South Indian Fusion Curry This South Indian Chicken & Tamarind Curry takes South Indian approaches to cooking and combines them with exotic, far reaching […]
  • Chicken Bhuna Recipe | Easy Indian Cooking
    Chicken Bhuna Recipe | Easy Indian Cooking This Chicken Bhuna recipe will run you through some really easy, really straightforward Indian cooking techniques and show you how to make one […]
  • Easy Korean Style Beef Bibimbap with Soy & Sesame Sauce
    Easy Korean Style Beef Bibimbap with Soy & Sesame Sauce This Korean Beef Bibimbap recipe will show you how to make the laborious, but totally worth it, beef bibimbap and […]
  • Beef Madras Curry Recipe | Takeaway Favourites
    Beef Madras Curry Recipe | Takeaway Favourites This easy beef madras curry recipe will help you recreate the wonderful UK takeaway favourite, the fiery, sour beef madras! Subscribe Now Introduction […]
  • Crispy Sesame Beef Stir Fry | Korean Style
    Crispy Sesame Beef Stir Fry | Korean Style This amazing crispy sesame beef stir fry recipe contains everything you could ever ask for. It has crispy beef, crunchy vegetables, salty […]
  • Jalfrezi Chicken Recipe | Indian Stir Fry
    Jalfrezi Chicken Recipe | Indian Stir Fry This Jalfrezi chicken recipe teaches you how to make the simple, spicy Indian stir fry that has quickly become one of the UK’s […]
  • Croque Monsieur Original | Authentic French Sandwich Recipe
    Croque Monsieur Original | Authentic French Sandwich Recipe The Croque Monsieur is the quintessential French Sandwich. In this Croque Monsieur recipe, we’re going to do things the original, traditional way, […]
  • White Bread Recipe | Baking Bread in Dutch Oven
    White Bread Recipe | Baking Bread in Dutch Oven This quick and easy white bread recipe makes a single, simple white loaf of bread with a light, fluffy crumb and […]
  • Easy Coq au Vin Recipe | Chicken Stew with Red Wine
    Easy Coq au Vin Recipe | Chicken Stew with Red Wine This easy Coq au Vin recipe is all about making the traditional, authentic chicken stew with red wine as […]
  • Tasty Chicken Podina Recipe | A Delicious Mint Curry
    Tasty Chicken Podina Recipe | A Delicious Mint Curry This tasty Chicken Podina recipe has everything you’ll ever need. Creamy, yet tart, lightly spiced and absolutely booming with mint! Subscribe […]
  • Easy Beef Bourguignon | Beef Stew with Red Wine
    Easy Beef Bourguignon | Beef Stew with Red Wine This Easy Beef Bourguignon recipe kinda has it all. A dish made from incredible, melt-in-the-mouth beef, excessive amounts of red wine […]
  • Lamb / Mutton Rezala | A Creamy, Nutty Mughlai Recipe
    Lamb / Mutton Rezala | A Creamy, Nutty Mughlai Recipe Whether you use lamb or mutton, this creamy, nutty rezala recipe takes all the best bits of Mughlai cuisine, including […]
  • French Onion Soup Recipe | The King of French Soups
    French Onion Soup Recipe | The King of French Soups French onion soup could be said to be the greatest French recipe of all, and almost certainly of its soups. […]
  • Pad Krapow Gai | Thai Basil Chicken Recipe
    Pad Krapow Gai | Thai Basil Chicken Recipe Pad krapow gai, stir fried basil with chicken. As simple as it sounds, this dish absolutely bursts with flavour and will absolutely […]
  • Thai Chicken Salad | Chicken Larb Recipe
    Thai Chicken Salad | Chicken Larb Recipe This Thai Chicken Salad has juicy chicken, crunchy lettuce and beautiful Thai flavours all wrapped up in a delicious sweet, sour and savoury […]
  • Thai Coconut Soup with Prawn & Mushroom
    Thai Coconut Soup with Prawn & Mushroom This Thai coconut soup recipe takes two of Thailand’s most famous recipes and smashes them together, creating a light, warming prawn soup with […]
  • Delicious Thai Pad Kee Mao Recipe | Drunken Thai Noodles
    Delicious Thai Pad Kee Mao Recipe | Drunken Thai Noodles This is a recipe for Pad Kee Mao, aka “drunken Thai noodles“, so called because they are considered to be […]
  • Perfect Thai Pad Prik King | Dry Curry Recipe
    Thai Pad Prik King | Dry Curry Recipe Thai Pad Prik King! Aka, Phat Phrik Khing, an absolutely insane dry curry that booms with flavour! All of those amazing Thai […]
  • Thai Chicken Panang Curry – Paste Recipe Included!
    Thai Chicken Panang Curry – Paste Recipe Included! This Thai chicken Panang curry recipe will show you how to cook a spicy, nutty, delicious Thai chicken Panang curry and provide […]
  • South Indian Curry – Delicious Keralan / Goan Fish Curry Recipe
    South Indian Curry – Delicious Keralan / Goan Fish Curry Recipe This South Indian style, Goan / Keralan fish curry recipe will show you exactly how to make a beatiful, […]
  • Thai Mango Salad with Chicken & Papaya Recipe
    Subscribe Now Thai Mango Salad with Chicken & Papaya Recipe This Thai style mango salad recipe uses some of the techniques and flavours used in authentic Thai dishes to create […]
  • Authentic Thai Yellow Fish Curry | Thai Yellow Curry Paste Recipe
    Subscribe Now Authentic Thai Yellow Fish Curry | Thai Yellow Curry Paste Recipe This authentic Thai yellow fish curry recipe has all the fire and zing of a proper Thai […]
  • Authentic Thai Green Curry / Thai Green Curry Paste Recipe
    Authentic Thai Green Curry / Thai Green Curry Paste Recipe This authentic Thai green curry recipe will teach you everything you’d expect and more! Not only will you learn how […]
  • Prawn Pad Thai | Delicious Thai Noodle Recipe
    Subscribe Now Prawn Pad Thai | Delicious Thai Noodle Recipe This delicious Thai noodle recipe will teach you how to make a beautiful Prawn Pad Thai in minutes. If you’ve […]
  • Fresh Pasta Carbonara Recipe | How to Make Carbonara from Scratch
    Fresh Pasta Carbonara Recipe | How to Make Carbonara from Scratch This delicious carbonara recipe is made with beautiful, light, fresh pasta. It will show you how to make carbonara, […]
  • How to make Chocolates at Home | Delicious Caramel Milk Chocolates
    How to make Chocolates at Home | Delicious Caramel Milk Chocolates This recipe for delicious, caramel-filled milk chocolates will teach you everything you need to know about how to make […]
  • Mince & Potato Curry | Delicious Keema Aloo Gobi Recipe
    Mince & Potato Curry | Delicious Keema Aloo Gobi Recipe A delicious Keema Aloo Gobi recipe that will show you how to make a stunning mince and potato curry with […]
  • Breakfast Roll Recipe | Delicious Bacon & Egg Sandwich
    Breakfast Roll Recipe | Delicious Bacon & Egg Sandwich This tasty breakfast roll recipe keeps it nice and simple. But it will show you a few little tricks to take […]
  • Lamb Haleem | The Very Best Indian Spiced Stew Recipe
    Lamb Haleem | The Very Best Indian Spiced Stew Recipe This gorgeous lamb haleem is packed full of wonderful flavours. This Indian spiced stew recipe is filling, warming, comforting and […]
  • Indian Lamb Dish | Best Authentic Lamb Dhansak Curry Recipe
    Indian Lamb Dish | Best Authentic Lamb Dhansak Curry Recipe This delicious, authentic lamb dhansak curry is absolutely packed with sweet, sour and spicy flavours. It’s everything a curry should […]
  • Delicious, Oven Baked Chicken Legs with Salt & Vinegar Mash
    Delicious, Oven Baked Chicken Legs with Salt & Vinegar Mash These delicious oven baked chicken legs are perfect all year round. Reverse seared for colour and texture, they come served […]
  • Wholemeal Flour Bread Recipe | Baking with Wholemeal Flour
    Wholemeal Flour Bread Recipe | Baking with Wholemeal Flour This wholemeal flour bread recipe will teach you everything you need to know about baking with wholemeal flour! I’ve been doing […]
  • Homemade Butter Chicken Sauce Recipe | Murgh Makhani
    Subscribe Now Homemade Butter Chicken Sauce Recipe | Murgh Makhani This homemade butter chicken sauce recipe will show you how to make an absolutely beautiful murgh makhani. First, we’ll marinade […]
  • Easy Toad in the Hole | Yorkshire Pudding with Self-Raising Flour
    Easy Toad in the Hole | Yorkshire Pudding with Self-Raising Flour This easy toad in the hole recipe will show you how to make the very best toad in the […]
  • Indian Rice Dish – Jeera Rice | Delicious Fried Rice with Cumin
    Indian Rice Dish – Jeera Rice | Delicious Fried Rice with Cumin This recipe will cover a wonderful Indian rice dish known as Jeera Rice. The dish is very simple […]
  • Authentic Keema Recipe – Mince Curry with Peas
    Subscribe Now Authentic Keema Recipe – Mince Curry with Peas This authentic keema recipe will show you how to make a rich, flavoursome curry with mince and peas! It’s the […]
  • Easy Vegan Lentil Curry – The Best Dal Saag Recipe
    Easy Vegan Lentil Curry – The Best Dal Saag Recipe This easy vegan lentil curry is the best dal recipe I’ve put together so far! The addition of a few […]
  • Chicken Pasanda Recipe – An Authentic Leftover Chicken Curry
    Chicken Pasanda Recipe – A Delicious, Authentic Leftover Chicken Curry This gorgeous chicken pasanda sauce recipe will teach you how to make a delicious, authentic leftover chicken curry quickly, easily […]
  • Easy Pork & Sausage Cassoulet Recipe
    Easy Pork & Sausage Cassoulet Recipe This recipe makes use of some leftover pork trimmings to make a stunning French cassoulet. The dish contains pork, sausage, beans and loads of […]
  • Best Pulled Pork Bap with Homemade Apple Coleslaw Recipe
    Best Pulled Pork Bap with Homemade Apple Coleslaw Recipe In this recipe, we will be making a gorgeous, sweet & smokey pulled pork, a homemade apple coleslaw and putting those […]
  • Soft & Fluffy, Crusty Caraway Seed Bread Recipe
    Soft & Fluffy, Crusty Caraway Seed Bread Recipe This recipe will show you how to make a soft & fluffy, crusty caraway bread loaf. It’s similar to my simple white […]
  • Indian Lentil Dish – Delicious Dal Makhani Recipe
    Indian Lentil Dish – Delicious Dal Makhani Recipe This recipe is for a simple, delicious Indian lentil dish called Dal Makhani. It’s creamy, buttery, subtly spiced and absolutely gorgeous. Subscribe […]
  • Indian Sandwich Recipe – The Tastiest Masala Vada Pav
    Indian Sandwich Recipe – The Tastiest Masala Vada Pav This recipe takes the infamous Indian street meal, the tasty, crispy vada pav sandwich, and tweaks it ever-so-slightly. In place of […]
  • Delicious, Fruity Moroccan Lamb Casserole Recipe
    Delicious, Fruity Moroccan Lamb Casserole Recipe This delicious, fruity Moroccan lamb casserole recipe will show you how to make a wonderful lamb tagine-style casserole at home. It’s full of spices, […]
  • Simple Homemade Middle-Eastern Pita Bread Recipe
    Simple Homemade Middle-Eastern Pita Bread Recipe This simple homemade Middle-Eastern pita bread recipe does exactly what it says on the tin. It will teach you how to make a very […]
  • The Best & Tastiest Simple Hummus Recipe
    The Best & Tastiest Simple Hummus Recipe This very tasty and very simple garlicky hummus recipe will teach you about making hummus at home and about really ramping up that […]
  • The Best Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato Sandwich – BLT Recipe
    The Best Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato Sandwich – BLT Recipe This delicious BLT recipe will show you how to take a simple bacon, lettuce & tomato sandwich and elevate it […]
  • Delicious Homemade Leftover Roast Beef Sandwich Recipe
    Delicious Homemade Leftover Roast Beef Sandwich Recipe This delicious homemade leftover roast beef sandwich recipe will show you the very best way to make the most of yesterday’s Sunday lunch […]
  • Authentic Homemade Keralan Beef Curry Recipe
    Authentic Homemade Keralan Beef Curry Recipe This simple authentic Keralan beef curry recipe uses one of the less commonly used proteins in Indian cuisine and turns it into something wonderful! […]
  • The Best Kashmiri Lamb Rogan Josh Recipe
    The Best Kashmiri Lamb Rogan Josh Recipe This simple Kashmiri lamb rogan josh recipe takes the takeaway favourite rogan josh and elevates it to a whole new level. It will […]
  • Beef Bolognese Ragu & Fresh Handmade Pappardelle Pasta
    Beef Bologense Ragu & Fresh Handmade Pappardelle Pasta This recipe will show you a delicious recipe for a perfect beef bolognese ragu and will teach you exactly how to make […]
  • Perfect Pork Sirloin, Creamy Polenta Mash & Crispy Crackling
    Perfect Pork Sirloin, Creamy Polenta Mash & Crispy Crackling This perfect pork sirloin, creamy polenta mash and crispy crackling recipe takes a little from Italy and a little from the […]
  • The Best Grilled Chicken and Bacon Salad Sandwich Recipe
    Subscribe Now The Best Grilled Chicken and Bacon Salad Sandwich Recipe This tasty grilled chicken and bacon salad sandwich recipe will take a simple sandwich and elevate it to another […]
  • Simple Home Made White Bread Recipe
    Simple Home Made White Bread Recipe This simple home made white bread recipe will teach you everything it says on the tin. It’s absolutely perfect for everything from sandwiches to […]
  • Easy Savoury Shortcrust Pastry Recipe for Pies and More
    Easy Savoury Shortcrust Pastry Recipe for Pies and More This recipe will teach you how to make a really tasty, really easy savoury shortcrust pastry recipe that can be used […]
  • Best Buttery Fudge Chocolates Recipe
    Best Buttery Fudge Chocolates Recipe This article will teach you all about tempering milk chocolate, how to make the best buttery fudge and how to make these beautiful chocolates at […]
  • Creamy Potato Chowder & Sausage Meat Croquette Recipe
    Creamy Potato Chowder & Sausage Meat Croquette Recipe This recipe will show you how to make perfect, creamy potato chowder and wonderful sausage meat croquettes. Subscribe Now Introduction I was […]
  • The Easiest, Tastiest, Beef & Ale Casserole Recipe
    The Easiest, Tastiest, Beef & Ale Casserole Recipe This recipe teaches you how to cook a really easy beef & ale casserole with ingredients you’re likely to have around the […]
  • Perfect Lamb Chops with Creamy Mustard Mashed Potatoes
    Perfect Lamb Chops with Creamy Mustard Mashed Potatoes This recipe will show you how to cook perfect lamb chops and some beautiful, creamy mustard mashed potatoes. It’s a wonderful, home-cooked […]
  • Indian Spiced Fried Rice Recipe
    Indian Spiced Fried Rice Recipe A simple guide to how to cook an Indian style spiced and fried rice that will go with any number of curries or other Indian […]
  • Ridiculously Good, Easy Homemade Onion Bhaji Recipe
    Ridiculously Good, Easy Homemade Onion Bhaji Recipe This is my ridiculously good, easy homemade onion bhaji recipe. So called because it is ridiculously good, ridiculously easy and entirely homemade. Subscribe […]
  • The Best Indian Flatbread Recipe
    The Best Indian Flatbread Recipe This is the very best Indian flatbread recipe I’ve put together so over 10 years of cooking Indian meals. It’s fluffy, doughy, tasty and fantastic! […]
  • Deliciously Spicy Jamaican Lamb Curry
    Subscribe Now Deliciously Spicy Jamaican Lamb Curry This recipe will teach how to make a deliciously spicy Jamaican lamb curry. It’s just like a proper, authentic curry goat, but with […]
  • Easy, Delicious Eggs Florentine Recipe
    Easy, Delicious Eggs Florentine Recipe This will show you how easy it is to make a delicious eggs florentine with little more than eggs, crumpets and a good recipe. The […]
  • The Best Goan Lamb Curry
    The Best Goan Lamb Curry This recipe shows you how make an authentic Goan lamb curry in the style of a wonderful, fiery vindaloo with chilli, garlic and vinegar. This […]
  • Creamy & Delicious Chicken Korma Curry Recipe
    Creamy & Delicious Chicken Korma Curry Recipe This chicken korma curry recipe will show you how to make a beautiful, creamy chicken korma and teach you a little about Northern […]
  • Delicious Sweet and Sour Duck Breast
    Delicious Sweet and Sour Duck Breast This recipe will show you how to cook a lovely sweet and sour duck breast with a few beautiful Asian-inspired vegetables. For another tasty […]
  • Perfect Home-Made Beef Burger
    Perfect Home-Made Beef Burger This recipe will show you how to make a perfect home-made beef burger and how to build it into a delicious burger bun. Subscribe Now Introduction […]
  • Beautiful Homemade Brioche Burger Buns
    Subscribe Now Beautiful Homemade Brioche Burger Buns These beautiful homemade brioche burger buns are absolutely perfect for this incredible summer weather. They’ll go wonderfully with these delicious handmade beef burgers. […]
  • Juicy Pork Chop, Perfect Fried Egg and Triple Cooked Chips
    Juicy Pork Chop, Perfect Fried Egg and Triple Cooked Chips This recipe will give you a few simple tips and tricks for cooking a perfect, juicy pork chop and how […]
  • The Very Best Thrice Cooked Chips
    Subscribe Now The Very Best Thrice Cooked Chips This recipe will show you just how easy it is to make thrice cooked chips. First you blanch, then you fry, then […]
  • Easy Black Forest Cake Recipe
    Easy Black Forest Cake Recipe This easy guide will show you an absolutely gorgeous black forest cake recipe. It’s a nice, simple introduction to the flavours of a Black Forest […]
  • Forest Fungi – Vegan Mushroom Risotto Recipe
    Forest Fungi – Vegan Mushroom Risotto Recipe This vegan mushroom risotto recipe will show you how to make a beautiful, creamy risotto with no meat, no gluten and no grains! […]
  • Sweet and Sour, Sticky, Spicy, Crispy Fried Chicken
    Sweet and Sour, Sticky, Spicy, Crispy Fried Chicken This recipe is sticky, spicy, crispy, sweet and sour and it’s all about the fried chicken. That’s what food is all about! […]
  • Easy Homemade Eggs Benedict Recipe
    Easy Homemade Eggs Benedict Recipe This easy home made eggs Benedict recipe uses my hollandaise sauce recipe to make a perfect bacon eggs Benedict! Subscribe Now Introduction In a recent […]
  • Slow Cooked Beer Braised Beef Cheek Recipe
    Slow Cooked Beer Braised Beef Cheek Recipe This recipe will teach you how to make beautiful caramelised onion croquettes, delicious, buttery mashed potatoes and a little bit about cooking ox […]
  • DECADENT CHOCOLATE CHIP BANANA CAKE RECIPE
    Decadent Chocolate Chip Banana Cake Recipe This decadent chocolate and banana cake recipe will show you how to make a very simple chocolate chip banana cake and how to make […]
  • Pork Satay with Carrots and Homemade Egg Noodles
    Pork Satay with Carrots and Homemade Egg Noodles This recipe is all about the homemade egg noodles, but it will also teach you how to make a beautiful satay sauce […]
  • Slow Roast Topside Beef, Caramelised Onion & Bone Marrow
    Slow Roast Topside Beef, Caramelised Onion & Bone Marrow This recipe will show you how to slow roast a beautiful topside of beef and how to make an absolutely gorgeous […]
  • Homemade Salted Dark Chocolate Caramels Recipe
    Homemade Salted Dark Chocolate Caramels Recipe This homemade salted dark chocolate caramels recipe will show you how to make caramel, how to temper chocolate and how to mould the chocolates! […]
  • Easy Homemade Rhubarb Drizzle Cake Recipe
    Easy Homemade Rhubarb Drizzle Cake Recipe This easy homemade rhubarb drizzle cake recipe takes the techniques used in a simple lemon drizzle cake and mixes them all up with a […]
  • Easy Homemade Hollandaise Sauce Recipe
    Easy Homemade Hollandaise Sauce Recipe This easy homemade hollandaise sauce recipe will show you how to make a simple, zingy, rich hollandaise perfect for an eggs benedict or an eggs […]
  • Gorgeous Thai Chicken Massaman Curry Recipe
    Gorgeous Thai Chicken Massaman Curry Recipe This gorgeous Thai chicken massaman curry recipe will show you how to make a beautiful Thai massaman sauce and some fantastic Thai chicken meatballs, […]
  • Fillet of Brill with Beetroot, Goat’s Cheese & Summer Salad
    Fillet of Brill with Beetroot Puree, Goat’s Cheese, Fried Tomato, Asparagus, Peas and a Honey Vinaigrette This recipe will show you how to make a wonderful summery salad and a […]
  • Beautiful, Spiced Indian Chickpea Dal Recipe
    Subscribe Now Beautiful, Spiced Indian Chickpea Dal Recipe This recipe will teach you a beautiful, spiced chickpea dal recipe that couldn’t be any simpler if you tried! Introduction I have […]
  • Delicious, Easy Braised Leg of Lamb Recipe
    Delicious, Easy Braised Leg of Lamb Recipe This recipe will teach you a really easy braised leg of lamb recipe in which we oven roast lamb shanks with a few […]
  • Perfect Lamb Chops with Asparagus & Soft Goat’s Cheese
    Perfect Lamb Chops with Asparagus & Creamy, Soft Goat’s Cheese This gorgeous lamb recipe combines perfect, succulent lamb chops with asparagus, goat’s cheese, peas, mint and tomatoes, then brings it […]


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