Monday 31 August 2020

Kitchen Royale - Punjabi Perfection on your doorstep

 Having seen a number of  Facebook posts recently from Kitchen Royale (based in Crawley, West Sussex), I decided to give them a go as the photographs I had seen of the dishes looked pretty good.  They say they want to break the myth about Indian Punjabi Cuisine being unhealthy, well I can say, this was Punjabi perfection delivered to our door. 

I am all for supporting local businesses and I can genuinely say we weren’t disappointed.  I messaged our order through the day before, giving our delivery time and what we wanted and hey presto, Saturday evening it was delivered on schedule.

Kitchen Royale Poppadums

We opted for:

  • Punjabi onion pakora
  • Special Punjabi Aloo (peppers and potatoes)
  • Jeera rice (basmati rice cooked with cumin)
  • Plain naan and chilli naan,
  • Chicken tikka masala
  • Punjabi chicken curry
  • Shahi Pork kofta curry (lean pork mince meatballs slow cooked in a spicy traditional Punjabi gravy) 
  • Punjabi mutton sheek kebab
  • Poppadums and complimentary dips

Kitchen Royale Traditional Punjabi Cuisine

All dishes were fresh and packed full of flavour, good portion sizes and very good value for money, no delivery charge as well (within 2 mile radius of RH11).  I can’t fault any of the dishes or the service received, the only little comment I would make (as I do like my chilli) is that I would prefer a bit more chilli on the chilli naan, but that is just a personal preference.  

The complimentary dips with the poppadums were very tasty, mint, yoghurt, tamarind and chilli, a perfect accompaniment to the crispy goodness.

Kitchen Royale Traditional Punjabi Cuisine

Given the current climate it’s great to see a small local business getting out there with authentic, tasty cuisine.  Keep up the great work Kitchen Royale, support local, give them a go, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!

Place your orders up to 2pm on the day of delivery as everything is cooked fresh and to order.  

  • Tel no: 07782943372
  • Email: 
  • Or message them on their Facebook page
Kitchen Royale

Wednesday 26 August 2020

Crispy chilli beef tacos


Crispy chilli beef tacos
Crispy chilli beef tacos

  • 500g mincemeat
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 400g tin of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp chipotle chilli flakes
  • 2 tsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • Good few gauges of Worcestershire sauce
  • Flour tortillas
  • Grated cheddar cheese
  • Olive oil

Add a splash of olive oil to a large pan, heat and then sauté the onions and garlic, add the mincemeat (using a spatula to break up the meat otherwise it will clump together) and brown the meat, drain off any excess fat, add the herbs, spices, tomato purée, Worcestershire sauce and a good pinch of salt and pepper, stir through then add the chopped tomatoes and leave to simmer for at least 30 minutes, add the kidney beans and simmer for a further 30 minutes.

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees, cover a baking tray with some tin foil, brush some olive oil over one side of each tortilla (quantity depends on how many you are cooking for), place a tortilla onto the tray (oil side down)and spoon some of your chilli onto one half, top with some grated cheese and fold over then repeat.  Place the tray into the oven and cook until the cheese has melted and the tacos are crunchy.

This is quite a spicy chilli so adjust to suit your taste buds.  Packed full of heat and flavour, this is a real winner.  I served this with some homemade guacamole and pineapple salsa.  I find it better to make your own tacos as the shop bought ones are so small you can’t really get much filling in them!  I hope you enjoy this as much as we did, sadly a little bit too spicy for the boys!

Pineapple Salsa
Pineapple Salsa

Crispy chilli beef tacos
Crispy chilli beef tacos