My first taste of curry was back in the early 80s, I think I must have been around 5 or 6 when my love for spicy food began. I remember the day when my mum dished up a plate of yellow brownish gravy with leftover cooked roast chicken, peas, carrots and onions, on top of a bed of rice. This was like nothing I have ever seen, even though it was made with commercial curry powder it was amazing and the taste was so exotic compared to the food I was used to, and this dish soon became a regular fixture in the weekly household menu. As I got older my love for indian food got bigger, and I was a regular customer in the local curry houses thinking i was eating real authentic indian food, it was in my late 20s when i realized i was eating BIR (British indian restaurant) food not the authentic food i thought i was, don't get me wrong, I still love a BIR curry at home or in a curry house. Over the years I picked up loads of indian and pakistani cookbooks to study and try to understand the art of cooking with spices, when i first started to cook from cookbooks, I was scared at the list of ingredients in some recipes but then other recipes only called for 4 or 5 ingredients. I have talked with a lot of people who have wanted to learn to cook indian and pakistani food, but have been put off by the amount of ingredients in some recipes or they have been afraid of using spices. When I started writing my own recipes, I wanted to keep them as simple as possible so everyone can have a go at cooking them, and that is how Indian Food By Sam facebook page was born. From the facebook page, a facebook group began called Indian and Pakistani food recipes with 4.2k members to date. Then of course this website, I'm hoping the website will make it easier for people to find a recipe they want to use. I hope you enjoy having a look around the site and maybe it will inspire you to cook a dish or two and please subscribe to be kept up to date with future posts.