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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

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 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.



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


The Hairy Bikers’ Great Curries cook book review recipes

The Hairy Bikers – The Hairy Bikers’ Great Curries
The one-stop cookbook for the best curries, rice, breads and chutneys you’ve ever tasted by Si King and Dave Myers.

The new cookbook from the Hairy Bikers. This is a big book and full of excellent curry recipes, including help and advice on how to make a great curry. Just published 28 February 2013 from Si and Dave.

To read reviews and comments see The Hairy Bikers’ Great Curries

The amazing curry is the favourite British food – from a Korma to a lamb biryani.

The new book is a large and heavy book at 384 pages, with high quality pictures of the recipes.



Recipes:

This a good value cookbook and I think this is a book that everyone will like and want to keep handy in the kitchen.

Contents – the Hairy Bikers Great Curry book :

Starters and snacks – includes pakoras and so much more including tikkas. An amazing 40 pages of starter recipes.

Light curries – masalas, kormas and coconut curries.

Chicken curry – tandoori, jalfrezi, masala.

Fish and shellfish– mussels, crab, prawns.

Lamb beef and pork – biryani, koftas, balti.

Vegetable – coconut, paneer, pad Thai.

Cooking curry for a large number of people.

The different side dishes – Saab Aloo, potato dishes.

Breads – chapatis, Naan bread, puris.

Types of rice – basmati, pilau, rice and peas.

Pickles, chutneys

Choices of sweet dishes

The fundamentals of a curry, spices chillies, leaves, garlic, ginger and more.

How a beer can make a curry special.

Meal suggestions.

An awesome book – sure to become an iconic reference text!

Read reviews and comments in the UK The Hairy Bikers’ Great Curries and buy post fee for £10.

In the USA Hairy Bikers Great Curries click and read more, see best prices.

In Canada The Hairy Bikers’ Great Curries


More comments about Great Curries:

As Si and Dave show us – a curry can be a superbly fragrant dish, with delicate flavours  and the Hairy Bikers show us how to cook delicious, authentic curries.

In the book, Si and Dave cook many brand-new recipes from around the world.

Recipes are developed with the tips, techniques and secrets Si and Dave have discovered on their travels in Asia as well as years of cooking curries themselves.

There is a run of new curry books just published by well known chefs.

Atul Kochar, Rick Stein, Madhur Jaffrey and the Hairy Bikers.

All great chefs – so it will be very interesting to compare recipes and cookbooks.

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Hairy Bikers Dieters £7.00 – How to love food and lose weight + recipes – What is in the cook book?


Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Nation recipes Oct 2012 What is in the book?

Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Nation Britain’s 100 recipes – favourite Curries- the new TV series and cookbook – a review.

Madhur Jaffrey has 30 years of experience of bringing the delights of Indian food to the UK and is very well known as the UK television’s most-loved Indian chef.

For reviews and more information see Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Nation cookbook.

TV Series:

She is back with a new TV series for the first time in 17 years and a new cookbook, the new series will be broadcast on the UKTV Good Food Channel at 9.00 pm on Sunday 4 November 2012. It will consist of 10 episodes of 30 minutes each. 

The shows main quest is to draw a curry food map of the UK. Read more about Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Nation at the UKTV Food Channel.

So Madhur will visit local Indian and South Asian communities and amazing though it seems – Madhur shows how we can taste every type of Indian cuisine without ever leaving the British Isles. From London to Birmingham and Glasgow to Leicester, Madhur will develop a food map of the UK South Asian cuisine that has made its home here.


Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Nation cook book:

The new cookbook Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Nation accompanies the new TV series of 10 episodes of 30 minutes each. Recipes revealing the cuisine of the Punjabi, Goan, Parsi and Bengali districts are presented in all their vibrancy and colour.

A great benefit of our UK living Indian communities is the synergy between UK food and Indian. As an example the pairing Aloo Gobi with a British roast lamb.

There are 100 recipes from the Punjab, Kerala, Goa and Bengal, plus many other Indian states.

The book is divided into the following sections:

  • Introduction
  • Appetisers, snacks and soups
  • Lamb, pork and beef
  • Eggs and chicken
  • Fish and seafood
  • Vegetables
  • Dals
  • Rice, breads and pancakes
  • Salads, pickles, chutneys and relishes
  • Drinks and sweets
  • Spices and sweets
  • Spice mixes
  • Seasonings, techniques and kitchen equipment

A comprehensive collection of recipes, methods and equipment, presented with beautiful images and a modern clean look. A book that the moment you lift it – it looks good, has excellent recipes and just feels good.

Recipes are just amazing and include:

Other recipes incude:

  • spicy, lentil-based specialities of Rajesthan
  • kebabs and kormas from Delhi
  • coconut-infused curries from Kerala
  • fantastic desserts
  • special spice mixes – with Vivek Singh of the Cinnamon Club

The opportunity to buy the new Curry Nation cook book at Amazon:

So an amazing book from the expert, with Madhur’s experience – develop curry cooking skills quickly and prepare the most amazing food!


The Hairy Bikers Great Curries recipes and cookbook due 28 Feb 2013


NEW – The Hairy Bikers present a variety of their best curries. The Hairy Bikers’ next cookbook is a guide to the great curries of the world.

The new cook book is published by W&N (28 Feb 2013) in hardcover consisting of 384 pages.

From lamb biryani to Korma, pickles and chutneys, the Hairy Bikers give us their take on how to make the perfect curry.

Read about the new book at Amazon and pre order the new book – NEW The Hairy Bikers’ Great Curries cookbook…..due 28 Feb 2013.

‘Who doesn’t love a curry? Whether it’s a take-away korma at your kitchen table or a lamb biryani at your local Indian restaurant, a curry is everyone’s favourite Friday night supper. But curry is so much more. A proper curry can be an exquisitely fragrant dish, with delicate flavours that surprise and titillate your taste buds, and the Hairy Bikers are here to show you how to make the most delicious, authentic curries you’ve ever tasted in your own kitchen. In this book, Si and Dave have put together loads of brand-new recipes from around the world – from simple dishes for a quick midweek taste treat to fantastic feasts for a weekend celebration. Their recipes are the real deal, using great techniques and secrets they’ve discovered on their travels in Asia as well as years of cooking curries themselves. You’ll find all the recipes and tips you need to make some mouth-watering meals, with everything from starters to pickles and chutneys. This is the one-stop shop for the best curries you’ve ever tasted – fresh, full of flavour and fantastic. These are curries for the 21st century.

Si King and Dave Myers have become national treasures – big hearted, down-to-earth cooks with a love of good food. They have written the bestselling FOOD TOUR OF BRITAIN, 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS, and the bestselling MUMS KNOW BEST, MUMS STILL KNOW BEST, PERFECT PIES and THE BIG BOOK OF BAKING.’

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Hairy Bikers Dieters – How to love food and lose weight + recipes – What is in the cook book?

The Hairy Dieters – How to Love Food and Lose Weight – REPEATED on BBC1 Wed 2 Jan and Thurs 3 Jan 2013

OK So after an enjoyable set of TV episodes -what is in the book and what are typical recipes? I really think this is a brave thing for the Bikers to do and a very good programme series. What strikes me is when Si and Dave are told about what their extra weight is doing to them. They are startled by the revelations of the Doctor and dietician. How overwieght they are, how much fat they carry and what this means for their health and longevity. A reality check for them, it leads me to ask – what about me?

To read additional reviews of the new cook book and best buy offers see,  The Hairy Dieters: How to Love Food and Lose Weight and for Kindle versions see The Hairy Dieters: How to Love Food and Lose Weight Kindle download edition.

NEW: The Hairy Bikers’ Great Curries cook book

So here follows a summary of the contents of the book:

Dave Myers and Si King have been very clever in approaching this issue and from their perspective and for their health’s sake, it is vital they change their diet and loose weight.

But the guiding principle is to still maintain their love of food. Retain flavour and texture, but reduce the calories. Not hard to do for one or two meals, but difficult to re-adjust to a life time of proper eating – it takes will power. As we eat more we seem to need more!

Book Contents: the new book has sections on each of:

  • Breakfasts, Brunch
  • One-pan dishes
  • grills
  • roasts
  • pies
  • stews
  • vegetables
  • salads
  • pasta
  • rice
  • puddings
  • cakes
  • lunch boxes
  • snacks

So based on altering our meal content to reduce the total calories there is plenty of scope for us to amend any one of our meals. Nice ideas on how to replace ‘heavy’ i.e. calorific high ingredients with alternatives helps. Taste and texture do not suffer!

The guys give us a guide as to how to begin and advice on how to go about this change in eating that will help reduce weight and lower the intake of calories.

What about cranberry and almond muesli for breakfast? Or fruit compote with granola?

A lot of the changes require us to take control of what goes into our food and we will need to make some of these items from the basic ingredients. It will be a little more time consuming, but like everything in life it will be worth the extra effort.

Hard lesson: We take responsibility for our own relationship with food and realise what needs to be done before it is too late. We see the health dangers in others and we can try and change now – even if only in a small way.

So how about golden vegetable soup or salmon with ginger chilli sauce?

Some recipes include:

Overall a good and encouraging book, that tackles a difficult topic amongst us all. There is a sensitive spot in each one when it comes to what we eat and our weight, even our appearance. But there are benefits to be had by eating good but low fat – low calorie food. What about a longer and healthier life – for a start? Feeling better each day, better relationships….
Si and Dave are to be commended for taking on what should be counter to their thinking as cooks?

See previous blog:  The Hairy Dieters – How To Love Food And Lose Weight recipe links from the new cookbook  – for some additional recipes

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Rick Stein’s India BBC2 The Search For The Perfect Curry

New TV series starts in UK on BBC2 Monday 17 June 2013 at 9.00pm.  A full colour cookbook with location images was published 6 June 2013 by BBC books at 320 pages in hardback. To read reviews and see purchase information, try Rick Stein’s India UK.

In the US see the reviews at Rick Stein’s India and in Canada please see Rick Stein’s India for reviews 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.”

Updates for each episode of the TV series to follow:

Recipe links from episode one:

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


The Hairy Dieters – How To Love Food And Lose Weight recipe links from the new cookbook

BBC2 New Series – The Hairy Dieters: How To Love Food And Lose Weight with recipe links

Well over the past few series of Si (Simon King) and Dave’s (David Meyers) cooking shows, we have noticed a little bit of weight being added on – each episode…. The boys have recognised the need for change but will not compromise the quality of what they eat. The boys have adopted a no sacrifice of taste and quality to their recipes. Yet still have reduced the fat and calories… a timely warning of improper eating and the benefits of eating properly. We will enjoy four programs in the series.

To read additional reviews of the new cook book – The Hairy Dieters: How to Love Food and Lose Weight and for Kindle versions see The Hairy Dieters: How to Love Food and Lose Weight Kindle download edition.

NEW: The Hairy Bikers’ Great Curries cook book

We all want to live a bit longer and have good health so is it time to pay attention to what we eat…absolutely?

So the Hairy Bikers return to help Britain loose weight yet let us still enjoy cooking and our food. Watch a clip (while available) on the boys on ITV’s This Morning with Ruth and Eamon Holmes where they rustle up a lemony lamb kebabs and fruity rice salad.

Hairy Dieters recipes include:

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So what is in the Hairy Dieters lose weight book? Click to see some information about the Hairy Dieters Love Food and Lose weight book.

See Woman and Home for more Hairy Dieter’s recipes:

Follow the guys on BBC2,  follow Hairy Dieters via this link and the first episode started 20:00 Thursday 2nd August 2012, recipe links from BBC Food:

Program 1 of 4 review Thurs 2 Aug 2012 9.30pm  (blog review of TV show)

Program 2 of 4 review Thurs 9 Aug 2012 (blog review of TV show)

Program 3 of 4 review Thurs 16 Aug 2012  (blog review of TV show)

Program 4 of 4 review Thurs 23 Aug 2012  (blog review of TV show)

See the Hairy Bikers on their own website and information about their appearance on the One Show, BBC1.

The Hairy Dieters introduce their new book on You Tube.

 

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