feasting on the tastes and aromas of Indian food

The passion to create delicious and healthy Indian food… each meal a time to come together in mutual pleasure and gratitude for the abundance life offers. It’s true, is it not? We spend more time communicating with our dearest friends, family and colleagues through social media, email and all the rest of it than actually face to face! Whatever happened to the dinner parties we (and our guests) used to get so much pleasure from?

Some of the very best times of my life have been spent sitting around the dinner table, talking, laughing… sharing delicious food and a glass or two of fine wine with friends and family. Sometimes we’d just meet for brunch – any excuse for a lie in before enjoying a casual late breakfast meal in the mid morning sun. As the sun set, we’d often find ourselves in bbq mode, cooking traditional and ethnic treats for friends and visitors to Australia. As special occasions came and went we marked them by digging out our best linen, dressing up the table, polishing the glassware and inviting everyone over for dinner. Whatever we did, no matter how casual or formal, there was something particularly warm and rewarding about sitting down to feast upon what we had all created. Which is why when you visit Prana we offer you chai, seasonal fruit or small morsels of our cuisine to tempt, ease and refresh the palate.

cookery classes: passion shared

Cooking is my passion of course. It is integral to Indian life – our way of celebrating any occasion and honouring the people we meet. If you too love Indian food, I can help you to create the sublime tastes, textures and aromas of authentic Indian food. As I was taught, SO I TEACH YOU how to create, prepare and present a meal that is all your own; not mine. That is the way that food passion spreads and enriches us all. It is the best gift I can give you; the ability to understand the complexity of flavours that comprise well-cooked Indian food. In short, you’ll learn to create your own version of a meal your guests will adore! To begin, just gather a few friends or colleagues together and call me…

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When life is good you are happy. When you are happy life is good. The key is knowing the difference. Restaurant-style matar paneer... for my cheese n peas loving husband 😉 ...

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Eats one salad... checks for abs 😂 Beetroot. Sweet corn. Cucumber. Spinach leaves. Avocado. Garlic. Dukkah. Red onions. Sriracha mayo. Mwah! ...

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It's better to be an authentic loser than a false success... and to die alive than to live dead. Easy like Sunday morning sandwich melts 🌞 ...

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The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. They asked for schnitzels. They got schnitzels 😉 ...

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The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering. When it comes to fish and chips, my philosophy is simple... bring your own fries 😉 ...

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Live your life in such a way that if someone spoke badly of you, NO ONE would believe it. Outrageously tasty thai chicken curry with coconut milk... need I say more? 😉 ...

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If you are going to quit anything, quit being lazy, quit making excuses and quit waiting for the right time. If you want good potatoes, speak to an Irish cook. If you want the best curried potatoes in the world... speak to me 😉 ...

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Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going! Same old same old lentil curry? Not really! This one had pumpkin masala, carrots, peas and mustard greens in it. Which made it even more dalicious 😉 ...

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My son went to London and all I got was some tea and chocolate 😉 Only the best though... from @harrods. Love you @94_blackjesus ...

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Love and work are to people what water and sunshine are to plants. Soya marinated chicken breast with garlic and chilli flakes, fried with bread crumbs. Went whoosh with jasmine rice and green cabbage 😉 ...

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Plants are more courageous than almost all human beings: an orange tree would rather die than produce lemons, whereas instead of dying the average person would rather be someone they are not. Mmmm, garlicky pumpkin for thought 🤔 ...

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Most people will talk the talk, few will walk the walk; be amongst those few. Coles call it asian veg... I call it my kinda veg 😉 To which I added a bit of lemongrass paste to the stir fry in olive oil and salt and pepper. ...

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Don't downgrade your dream just to fit your reality. Upgrade your conviction to match your destiny. Fresh turkish bread, toasted and lightly buttered, to mop up some leftover chana masala. ...

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NEVER STOP doing your best just because someone doesn't give you credit. You know it's time for a toastie when the temperature inside drops to single digits 😉 Tuna mix for him. Tuna mix for me. ...

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You don't have a right to the cards you believe you should've been dealt. You have an obligation to play the HELL out of the ones you're holding! Pulao rice with pistachios. Fried salmon in a tangy masala sauce. Ginger infused broccoli. Who said Tuesday is Monday's ugly cousin? 😉 ...

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It's not so much what's on the table that matters, but who's in the chairs. Ain't that right @just_the_girl_next_door_in_oz? 😘 ...

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Your soul is attracted to people the same way flowers are attracted to the sun. Surround yourself only with those who want to see you grow. Green cabbage. Simply steamed with a little olive oil, salt, pepper and paprika make it nutritiously delicious. You don't have to know the names of all the good things in this cruciferous vegetable... just eat it! 🙂 ...

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Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are. Pizza tasteth best when shared with thy good friends... and wine floweth freely with good pizza 😉 ...

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The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail. My chana (chickpea) masala is one of those dishes that’s unassuming at first, but blows you away with just one bite! Want proof? You'll find the quick and easy recipe somewhere on Prana's website. Dig around and give it a go... I'm only a phone call away if you come unstuck with anything. WARNING: all my curries are highly addictive 😉 ...

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Someone asked me what I wanted for my birthday. "More of the same" I replied 🙂 Breakfast in the lobby @crownperth to start with. ...

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