Category Archives: Curry

30 Minute Curries Atul Kochhar

Atul Kochhar of Benares a Michelin-starred chef has 30 Minute Curries available this week the 18 May.

Curry is the nation’s favourite dish, not easy to ck properly at home. In his beautiful new book Atul Kochhar, BBC’s Great British Menu and Saturday Kitchen guides us to create simple curries in our own homes in just 30 minutes!

Dishes included showcase Atul’s trademark mix of using the best and freshest British produce and his modern Indian style, and ensure that this book is one you will cook from time and time again.

This is a book for curry lovers everywhere, Atul’s 90 curries, British ingredients, curries featured are accompanied by stunning photography by Mike Cooper.

Interview with Atul Kocchar in Fine Dining Guide @finediningguide

 

To consider purchasing a copy see 30 Minute Curries by Atul Kochhar

 

Atul Kochhar – The home of 2 Michelin starred chef Atul Kochhar

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Previous book:

Atul’s Curries Of The World Atul Kochhar 2013 – curry recipes

Dan Toombs The Curry Guy Recreate Over 100 of the Best British Indian Restaurant Recipes at Home

New #cookbook 4 May 2017 The Curry Guy by Dan Toombs @TheCurryGuy is a new cookbook that offers 100 recipes that provide recipes to help us duplicate the real British Indian Restaurant curry  that we buy every week at home. A time of visiting sites through-out the UK when Dan tasted different dishes and picked up tricks and tips for the best curry house recipes has been distilled down into this excellent book.

If you have heard of Dan – you may know he has a blog @TheCurryGuy where he has been blogging about all things curry and helping guide people to select and use the spices and ingredients to recreate the best curries.

Some of the recipes in the book include:

  • aloo gobi
  • samosas
  • saag aloo
  • pakoras
  • tarka dhal
  • tikka masala
  • korma
  • pickles, chutneys and raitas
  • bhaji
  • dopiazza
  • madras,
  • pasanda
  • rogan josh
  • dhansak
  • vindaloo
  • karai
  • jalfrezi
  • bhuna
  • keema

Such a good idea, we all like a good curry, but it is not always possible to recreate the authentic Curry House curry. So let Dan show you the way………………….and yes I bought it and I liked it very much! ☺️

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The Hairy Dieters Good Eating recipes Si King and Dave Myers in Daily Mail

The Hairy Bikers new book Good Eating is due 9 October 2014 and includes many new diet recipes, all of which have reduced salt, sugar and fat. You can buy The Hairy Dieters: Good Eating (Hairy Bikers) new cookbook at Amazon.

After a serious aneurysm in June 2014 Si King was rushed to hospital, read more about Si and his almost fatal time in Hairy Biker in life-or-death operation on brain aneurysm after battling severe headaches for four days before going to see doctor.

Si reckons if he hadn’t been on his new eating plan and diet – he may not have made it.


The next book following on from their multi-million selling diet books, The Hairy Dieters: How to Love Food and Lose Weight and The Hairy Dieters Eat for Life: How to Love Food, Lose Weight and Keep it Off for Good! (Hairy Bikers), the Hairy Bikers share more delicious low-calorie recipes and easy-to-follow advice.

Si King and Dave Myers, aka the Hairy Bikers, have been entertaining and feeding Britain with their unique blend of tasty recipes, cheeky humour and motorbike enthusiasm for years now.

Recipes from The Hairy Dieters Eat for Life:

The best good eating recipes for folks to diet – more recipes in the Daily Mail next Saturday 4 October 2014.

 

Read more and buy The Hairy Dieters: Good Eating (Hairy Bikers) new cookbook.

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The Incredible Spice Men BBC 2 TV watch again episode guide and recipes

The Incredible Spice Men: this is hilarious cooking fun! Please watch!

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New Series Jamie’s Comfort Food

A new exciting TV series and cookbook on spices, from chefs Tony Singh and Cyrus Todiwala with a cook book to support the series The Incredible Spice Men are going to spice up your life. These fine chefs have appeared on programmes such as the Great British Menu and Saturday Kitchen, preparing excellent recipes based on spicing up British food.

There  is a friendly banter to carry the program along.

Watch the first show on iplayer

Watch an introduction broadcast on BBC Breakfast: Shake up your dinner plate with the incredible spice men.

The new book The Incredible Spice Men has excellent recipes, but there are sections on different spices:

  • cumin
  • nutmeg
  • cinnamon
  • chilli
  • cassia bark
  • cloves
  • pepper
  • coriander
  • star anise
  • cardamom

Recipes include, starters, snacks, fish, chicken, poultry, pork, lamb, beef, vegetables, salads, chutneys, desserts and drinks.

There are 5 episodes in the TV series, watch a sample I loved every lick of it!

Read more about the TV series:

Series 1 – 1. Hastings  Mon 19 Aug 2013 at 20:30 pm

1/5 Ginger and Lime Juice.

In the first episode ‘a dover sole with lime and ginger is cooked – then a traditional fish and chips with a spicy marinade for cod fillets. Slow-cooking pulled pork with cinnamon and cloves, and cinnamon and chilli powderwith vanilla ice cream.’

Recipes:

Watch the first episode The Incredible Spice Men 1 Hastings on BBC iPlayer

 

Series 1 – 2. South Wales   Mon 26 Aug 2013 at 20:30 pm

2/5 Tony and Cyrus cook with goats’ cheese in Carmarthenshire and visit a Bridgend sweet shop.

In the second episode ‘beginning in the Cothi Valley in Carmarthenshire, Tony bakes a goat’s cheese, red onion and caraway seed tart served with pickled onions flavoured with chilli flakes, lime juice and pomegranate molasses. A family-run toffee business in Bridgend is visited where they put some whole aniseeds into a pan of bonfire toffee.’

Recipes:

Watch the second episode The Incredible Spice Men 2. South Wales

 

Series 1 – 3. Edinburgh   Monday, 2 September at 20:30 pm

3/5 Tonight the intrepid pair visit Tony’s home of Edinburgh and he makes the traditional Scottish dessert cranachan, but with a twist.

The third episode sees Tony Singh taking Cyrus Todiwala to his home town of Edinburgh, where we see him working the spice men magic with traditional Scottish dessert cranachan by infusing the honey with cardamom and adding a splash of rose water. The pair visit a community cafe where Tony’s mother Kulvinder volunteers, and she shares her recipe for haggis pakoras.

Recipes:

Watch the third episode of the Incredible Spicemen 3. Edinburgh

 

Series 1 – 4. West Sussex   Monday, 9 September at 20:30 pm

This episode shows Tony and Cyrus in West Suffolk, where they convey the benefits of  rapeseed oil and cook cinnamon, ginger and red chilli chicken wings. At Melford Hall stately home, they spice up afternoon tea. They add a salt and chilli blend to the cucumbers for the sandwiches and a fennel and orange butter cream to fill the Victoria sponge.

Recipes:

 Watch the fourth episode of the Incredible Spice Men in West Suffolk

Series 1 – 5. Somerset   Monday, 16 September at 20:30 pm Last in the series.

Somerset and cider, the lads are about boiling a gammon joint in cider that is infused with cinnamon sticks, red chilli and coriander seeds.

Cyrus cooks a chilli cheese toast extravaganza with beer, egg yolks and for that spicy magic, fresh green chillies and lashings of English mustard.

Recipes:

Links to Somerset recipes

Watch the fifth episode of the Incredible Spice Men in Somerset

New book reviews The Incredible Spice Men

 

 

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Rick Stein’s India In search of the perfect curry – new cookbook recipes and video player links

Rick Stein’s India is the new excellent text on curries, written as only Rick can.
Subtitled – In Search of the perfect curry – Recipes from my Indian Odyssey.

Rick Stein sums up all that is special and sumptuous about curries and the Indian recipes he has encountered on his Indian curry Odyssey in this new and beautifully produced curry guide and cookbook. A journey through this exciting and colourful country, it is a sensual and stimulating experience.

We all love a good Curry – some just with onion and chicken, others with creamy sauce and crispy duck…. The variety of possibilities are almost endless  but Rick has – in his unique style – made sense of the complex world that is the Indian Curry.
So what is a good curry? Is it the aroma, the look, or the combination of all these with an expectation of a satisfying meal, that helps us forget about our problems and lifts us to a higher level.

To quote Rick :
‘Whenever I hear the word curry, I’m filled with a longing for spicy hot food with the fragrance of cumin, cloves and cinnamon. I see deep red colours from lots of Kashmiri chilli’s, tinged with a suggestion of yellow from turmeric. I think of the tandoor oven and slightly scorched naan shining with ghee and garlic. A bowl of dark dal, a green chutney of coriander and mint and a plate with a few sliced tomatoes, cucumbers and sliced onions. When Indians talk of food, they talk about their life. To understand this country you need to understand curry.’

In this adventure Rick discovers 120 recipes by visiting home cooks, street vendors and having had what must have been the experience of a lifetime.

Readers of this book if based in the UK or Ireland will have a concept of curry based on visits to various take away food houses. Perhaps Indian, Thai or Chinese. The first thing Rick helps us with is to see curry from the perspective of the Indian people.

It is not the same as we understand it, a curry is something that can refer to almost any food from the Indian subcontinent.

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So where do we start? Rick sets out a number of food types in the book:

  • Dhaba
  • Sabzi
  • Macchi
  • Murgh
  • Gosht
  • Meetha

By visiting various cities Rick samples curries of all types.

  • Punjab – Lamb curry
  • Mumbai – Pau bhaji
  • Amritsar – Butter chicken
  • Pondicherry – Prawn currry
  • Kolkata – Eggs in coconut masala
  • Jaipur – Tandoori dish

Follow the TV series on BBC player and see India in all its colourful glory.

And yes Rick does discover  his favourite curry recipe.

Recipes: please visit the BBC Food website –

Watch red button clips from the episodes

Watch clips from each episode and episode guide

See cookbook reviews and cost information at Rick Stein’s India.

          

 

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Rick Stein’s India 1 Kolkata and Chennai BBC2

TV series and book, Rick Stein’s India.

Episode 1 Kolkata and Chennai

Rick Stein begin his search for the perfect curry.

As we all love a curry and there are so many varieties, Rick Stein sets us off on a road of adventure. Just the thought of a curry … ahhhhh….

So Indian street flood and different communities and those curries.

We start in Kolkata and find a British guide who takes Rick and us, on a visit to a number of street stalls, also a restaurant at the All Bengal Women’s Union which is a charity.

We search the curries of Bengal and Tamil Nadu, see the use of mustard and tamarind in fish dishes.

Remember to select the red button after the show to see Rick preparing vegetable curries.

Recipes:

More on BBC iplayer – Rick Stein’s India episode one

 

Read more and see reviews Rick Stein’s India UK (book  and review).

In the US Rick Stein’s India and in Canada Rick Stein’s India for review in Canada

Book background:

Want to discover the world of curries? Rick Stein’s India: The Search For The Perfect Curry is the new book and then a tv series due soon on BBC2.

Rick is intent on finding the perfect curry and seeks new dishes by going to India to seek out the curries we have never seen before.

For tv – Rick visits Calcutta, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Rajasthan and The Punjab.

A final tv episode sees a taste off in Bradford to see how folks react to Rick’s newfound recipes.

Rick Stein says: “No other food that I know gives the taste buds such a roller coaster ride long before you’ve even entered a restaurant. No wonder we, as a nation, have taken this amazing multi layered and multi-cultured food for our own. My gastronomic journey celebrates the best from the world of curry and dispenses with some of the myths – just the thought of flying to the Indian sub-continent to start filming is making my mouth water.”

Next episode 24 June 2013 Rick Stein’s India 2 Mumbai BBC2

 

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Rick Stein’s India 2 Mumbai BBC2

TV series and book, Rick Stein’s India.

Episode 2 Mumbai Monday 24 June 2013  BBC2 at 9.00pm

In Mumbai the search continues . this evening bombii a fish.

The Parsee community and their cuisine.

Then Pondicherry and fusion cooking, southern Indian dishes and French influences.

In Mamallapuram a superb fish curry. Rick cooks a sali murghi dish based on a Parsee dish.

 

Read more and see reviews Rick Stein’s India UK (book  and review link available please bookmark link and check back later, or add to wish list) In the US Rick Stein’s India and in Canada Rick Stein’s India for review in Canada

Book background:

Want to discover the world of curries? Rick Stein’s India: The Search For The Perfect Curry is the new book and then a tv series due soon on BBC2.

Rick is intent on finding the perfect curry and seeks new dishes by going to India to seek out the curries we have never seen before.

For tv – Rick visits Calcutta, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Rajasthan and The Punjab.

A final tv episode sees a taste off in Bradford to see how folks react to Rick’s newfound recipes.

Rick Stein says: “No other food that I know gives the taste buds such a roller coaster ride long before you’ve even entered a restaurant. No wonder we, as a nation, have taken this amazing multi layered and multi-cultured food for our own. My gastronomic journey celebrates the best from the world of curry and dispenses with some of the myths – just the thought of flying to the Indian sub-continent to start filming is making my mouth water.”

 

Rick Stein’s Curries free with the times eat magazine Sat 25 May

From Rick Stein’s new book Rick Stein’s India where Rick travels across India in search of the perfect curry. A set of free recipes to pull out and keep in Eat magazine. The new book is published June 6 2013 see below for more details.
Rick Stein’s India The Search For The Perfect Curry

Due to be published 6 June 2013 by BBC books at 320 pages in hardback. A full colour cookbook with location images. Read more and see…. Recipes include:

  • Madras fish curry
  • Chicken skewers and cardamon
  • Spicy scrambled eggs
  • Leg of lamb and red chillies
  • Morel Pulao
  • Vegetable stew and coconut
  • Fried minced lamb garlic green chilli and coriander
  • Prawn molee
  • Pondicherry mackerel fish fry
  • Cod curry
A real delight and due as a TV series hopefully. Coromandel, Chennai, Pondicherry and Mamallapiram. Rick has a deft touch and we are really going to enjoy this new book.
Read more and see costs Rick Stein’s India UK.



Saturday Kitchen James Martin BBC One TV Saturday 13 April 2013 at 10.00 am and recipe links

James Martin hosts Saturday Kitchen on BBC1 TV Saturday 13 April 2013 at 10.00 am.

Guest this week are Clare Smyth and Paul Ainsworth.

Clare Smyth is amazing, a Northern Irish chef who is currently Chef Patron at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay. Clare was the first female chef to hold three Michelin stars. She has worked in The Fat DuckThe Waterside InnGidleigh Park and The French Laundry.

Paul Ainsworth at No 6 Padstow, read about Paul and his work.

 

Last weeks guests, 6 April 2013, Jason Atherton and Daniel Clifford, and comedian Julian Clary.

Jason Atherton is the excutive chef of Gordon Ramsey’s Maze restaurantlocated on the Grosvenor Road, London. There is the new Maze Grill, with restaurants in  New York and new outlets due in Dubai, Melbourne and Doha. Jason was the first British chef to study a full set at Spain’s famous El Bulli restaurant. He has worked under the tutelage of Pierre Koffman, Nico Ladenis and Gordon Ramsay as Executive Chef at Verre in Dubai.

Read about the cookbooks: Gourmet Food for a Fiver and Maze

Daniel Clifford hails from Canterbury and has experience as a chef in restaurants all around the UK. His time spent in France was six months at a Michelin-starred restaurant. Back in the UK he then worked under Marco Pierre-White. In 1998, Daniel took over Midsummer House in Cambridge.

Recipes from 13 April 2013:

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James martin’s cookbooks:



Atul’s Curries Of The World Atul Kochhar curry recipes

Atul’s Curries Of The World Atul Kochhar due 14 March 2013  -Don’t miss it!

A new book from Atul Kochhar is an important event. This is Atul’s first book for a number of years. In Atul’s curries of the world, we are treated to the curries of his native India, also the curries of Asia, Africa, America, Europe and the UK.

If you love the enigmatic nature of spices, then this is a book for all spice lovers. Curry has been popular in the UK for so long and around the world, it remains one of the world’s most popular dishes and here Atul’s presents us with a serious collection of mouth-watering dishes. The exploration takes in 100 recipes + and we see mild to hot curries, visiting different continents. Meat, fish and vegetable curries from the corners of the earth.

Book details:

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Absolute Press (14 Mar 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906650799
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906650797
  • Product Dimensions: 26 x 21.5 x 2 cm

Read more about Atul’s wonderful approach to curry cuisine at Amazon – Atul’s Curries Of The World

Atul Kochhar is one of the finest Indian chefs in the country, renowned for the vibrancy of his food and the subtlety of his spice mixes. Benares is his signature restaurant in London. He was one of the first two Indian chefs to be awarded a Michelin star and he has become the recognisable face of Indian cuisine on television. His innovative take on food has taken him through two whole series of the BBC’s Great British Menu and continue to win him an admiring public through regular TV appearances, including regular stints on BBC’s Saturday Kitchen.

New Year with Atul in Benares

Recipes:

  • Bengali Lobster curry
  • Chicken Tikka pie
  • Coconut fish curry
  • Grilled red bream with spice rub
  • Kashmiri curry

On BBC the curry recipes from Atul

Atul Kochhar’s restaurants:

Read reviews of The Hairy Bikers’ Great Curries cook book 

See also blog with recipe links –  The Hairy Bikers’ Great Curries cook book review recipes