15-17 November 2024
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Comfort in Curry: Ragini Dey's Winter Soul Nourishment

As winter embraces us with its inviting scents and soothing rain, there’s a yearning for warmth that goes beyond the surface—it reaches deep within. What could be more satisfying than a pot of simmering, soul-soothing winter curry?

Embrace the cosy vibes of winter in your kitchen with Ragini Dey’s vibrant recipes. Just a step away from a bowl of comfort and a taste of homemade cosiness.

Winter invites a gentle call to retreat to the kitchen, but don’t let the chilly winds hold you back. It’s a chance to create, to bond, and to nourish—not just for sustenance, but for the heartwarming delight that comes with preparing food with love.

Aromatic Armour for Your Day

Escape into the warm abyss of spices and succulent chicken with Ragini Dey’s Chicken and Pistachio Korma. This signature recipe bursts with flavours, a symphony of northern Indian spices that harmoniously treat your taste buds.

Your Culinary Journey Begins


To prepare Chicken and Pistachio Korma, set the stage with the freshest of ingredients.

From the comforting essence of coriander powder to the bold richness of garam masala, every ingredient plays a part in creating a harmonious blend of flavours.

  • 4 onions, quartered
  • ¾ cup pistachio kernels
  • 4 green chilies
  • 30ml oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoons ginger and garlic paste adorned with love
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder for earthiness
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper powder for a subtle bite
  • 1 kg diced chicken thigh fillets for richness
  • Salt to sprinkle love
  • ¾ cup yogurt for velvetiness
  • ½ cup cream for decadence
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder, the crowning glory


  1. Boil your quartered onions in a cup of water until tender, then drain and cool before pureeing them.
  2. While your onions await their transformation, crush the pistachios with green chilies into a fiery green paste.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, ensuring your onions sauté without browning. Add the combination of ginger, garlic, and spices, to achieve a fragrant aroma. Introduce your chicken to the mix, allowing it to absorb the melded flavors. Stir in your yogurt and cream.
  4. As the scents start to combine, add in the garam masala. Then, a sprinkle of pistachios on the top is your final garnish.


Every bite brings you closer to Ragini Dey’s world, where flavors harmonise and delight the senses.

This meal isn’t just about cooking; it’s a narrative spun by skilled hands that understand the magic of good ingredients. As you whip up this creation in your kitchen, you’re crafting a dish that brings warmth to your soul during this snug winter season.

Health, Heritage, and Home in a Bowl

This isn’t just about eating; it’s about feeding—feeding your senses, your traditions, and your well-being. Winter is a tapestry that weaves health with heritage, and Ragini Dey ensures her recipes celebrate both.

The Hearty Nourishment

A curry is more than just a dish; it’s a vessel for soulful nourishment. In the colder months, when our bodies crave warmth from the inside out, Ragini’s recipes offer health and comfort in a single serving.

Ragini Recommends

  1. Substantial Sustenance: Complement your Chicken and Pistachio Korma with a nutritious steamed basmati rice or a wholemeal naan. Choose sides that not only soak in the flavours of the curry but also offer a bounty of wholesome goodness.
  2. The Winter-At-Home Workout: Preparing a wholesome meal is, in itself, an act of care for your physical health. The chopping, stirring, and serving are low-impact exercises that keep you in motion while the luscious meal simmers.
  3. Mindfulness at the Meal: In your rush to combat the winter, don’t neglect mindfulness. Sit down with your creation, and with each bite, savor the warmth, the flavours, and the intention behind this culinary creation.

Invitation to the Ragini Dey Ritual

This winter, don’t just cook; craft a ritual with Ragini’s recipes. Her curry isn’t just a meal; it’s a metaphor for what this season represents—a time for togetherness, nourishment, and an infusion of warmth.

A Burst of Flavor, A Bowl of Tradition

With each spoonful of Chicken and Pistachio Korma, you taste tradition rendered in flavour. This isn’t just a meal; it’s a rejuvenation of heritage, a drink from the well of the past that keeps our roots strong.

The Ragini Dey Promise

Ragini Dey’s dishes aren’t just recipes; they’re like heartfelt commitments brought to life. Every dish, every taste, carries a promise to uphold and share the warmth and tradition of homemade meals in our fast-paced world.

As you cosy up to your stove this winter, keep in mind—Ragini Dey is more than a chef; she’s a keeper of comforting moments. And when you cook up her recipes, they transform from mere instructions into narratives, waiting for that perfect ending—a delightful meal on your plate.