Reza Mahammad

Flamboyant Reza Mahammad is the star chef of his restaurant, the Star of India.

Reza inherited the family restaurant 27 years ago when his father died suddenly. It had never occurred to him to enter the restaurant business, but he turned The Star around. After a radical revamp, he introduced a modern menu, with lighter, fresher Indian cooking.

Over the years his passion for food has grown, and his cooking has received much praise. He found television fame when he filmed a TV series about his trip of a lifetime through California and Nevada in search of culinary wonders, United States of Reza.

The Observer Food Monthly described meeting Reza as "like being ambushed by a cross between Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and Freddie Mercury".

Books
Rice, Spice and All Things Nice, Simon & Schuster Ltd, 2006

Reza Mahammad

Reza Mahammad's Recipes



 
Crab samosas with tomato and chive dip
Crab samosas with tomato and chive dip on Market Kitchen

Reza Mahammad’s crispy samosas were a huge hit with comedian Sanjeev Bhasker, who found them dangerously irresistible when filming Dehli Belly

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
1 hr 35 min

Lamb in black pepper sauce
Lamb in black pepper sauce on Market Kitchen

Black pepper was on the scene way before chillies reached the Indian subcontinent - Reza Mahammad’s rich curry sings its praises

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
2 hrs 10 min

Afghani aubergine casserole
Afghani aubergine casserole on Market Kitchen

Reza Mahammed shares a delightful vegetarian recipe of tender aubergines baked with passata and mint and topped with Greek yogurt

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr 20 min

Banana Leaf-wrapped Sea Bass with Green Mango Dressing
Banana Leaf-wrapped Sea Bass with Green Mango Dressing

For a stylish Indian fish dish try Reza Mahammad's elegant recipe for spiced sea bass in a banana leaf parcel

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
35 min

Biriyani
Biriyani

For a rich and delicious taste of India try Reza Mahammad's flavourful biriyani, a classic Indian rice dish

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
1 hr 50 min

Chicken curry
Chicken curry

For a simple but tasty dish, try Reza Mahammad's chicken curry, flavoured with spices, chillies, fresh coriander and coconut milk

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr 20 min

Chicken tikka masala
Chicken tikka masala

Lengthy marinating gives a real depth of flavour to Reza Mahammad's simple but seriously tasty chicken dish, great for barbecues

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
40 min

Chilli Parathas
Chilli Parathas

Try Reza Mahammad's simple recipe for home-made parathas, with a filling that packs a serious chilli kick...

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
55 min

Chilli and Coriander Prawn Fritters
Chilli and Coriander Prawn Fritters

For a luxurious snack or starter try Reza Mahammad's wonderfully tasty deep-fried king prawns, coated in a piquant batter

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
30 min

Crab Samosas
Crab Samosas

Reze Mohammed's recipe for freshly fried samosas filled with tasty spiced crab makes a dangerously irresistible snack that's sure to vanish quickly!

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
1 hr