Making Tikka Paste & Butter Chicken

I absolutely love this recipe for Tikka Paste found in the Thermomix Indian Cookbook. It’s like pure gold, maximum flavour & a timer saver for weekday meals like Butter Chicken πŸ™‚

I always make sure I have some in the fridge in case of emergency – it can be used as a marinade for any proteins before you grill them. Also if you can’t even be bothered to make the butter chicken recipe you can just add your cream with a bit of extra tikka paste to the marinated chicken & cook it for a nice easy dinner with rice & steamed veggies.

Tikka Paste



My Sister’s 40th Birthday Party 2021

Happy Birthday to my wonderful sister! We had so much fun cooking, styling, photographing & eating all the food for my sister’s birthday party dinner with family. There were 12 of us & it was supposed to start at 3pm but we took slightly longer getting the grazing board & countless photos done!! The most important thing was that my sister absolutely loved her birthday & her party was exactly just how she had imagined it would be. I made the birthday cake which was the Carrot Layer Cake recipe by Christina Tosi (which is also included in the In the Mix 2 Cookbook & on the Dani Valent website) My sister wanted all the food to team with the theme of neutrals & greens. The dessert was homemade ice creams with toppings, nibbles & sauces to compliment the ice cream.