The Sheffield College takes top prize at Zest Quest Asia 2024

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The Sheffield College has been announced as the worthy winners of Zest Quest Asia 2024 at its celebratory Gala Dinner & Awards Night held at the Hilton London Wembley hotel on Tuesday 27th February 2024.  Guests included college, industry and media representatives who gathered to support Zest Quest Asia in…

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Festivals!

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Indian festivals

India is a land of diverse cultures and religions, and as a result, there are numerous festivals celebrated throughout the year. Here’s a list of some prominent festivals celebrated in India along with brief descriptions. This isn’t intended to be an exhaustive list so if you have one you would…

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Poppadom – how do you spell it?

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Popadom

The term “poppadom,” also spelled “papadum” or “papad,” refers to a thin, crisp disc-shaped Indian flatbread made primarily from seasoned lentil or chickpea flour. This versatile and popular accompaniment to many South Asian meals has a complex etymology and a variety of spellings that reflect its cultural diversity and historical…

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So, what the hell is ghee?

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Ghee, often referred to as clarified butter, is a staple in many cuisines around the world, with its origins deeply rooted in South Asia. The term “ghee” is derived from the Sanskrit word “ghṛta,” and its popularity has transcended cultural boundaries, finding its way into kitchens worldwide. So, what the…

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Zest Quest Asia’s Finalists Announced

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The six finalists have just been announced for the 2024 Zest Quest Asia competition! Entries were plentiful and standards were high but after paper entries were scrupulously judged, six student teams have been chosen to compete at this year’s esteemed event.   Going through to the final cook-off, to be held at the University of West…

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CYRUS TODIWALA DRUMS UP SUPPORT FOR ZEST QUEST ASIA 2024

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Cyrus Todiwala OBE DL, chef patron of landmark Indian restaurant, Café Spice Namaste, and co-founder with Pervin Todiwala of Zest Quest Asia, has been busy encouraging friends and associates in industry and education to support the student finalists of Zest Quest Asia at the competition’s eleventh gala dinner and awards night in February next year.…

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Tandoori Chicken Naga Recipe

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Variety of Indian curry food with tandoori chicken and basmati rice.
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Review: Yorkshire Hand Made Pies

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Yorkshire Handmade Pies

Not strictly anything to do with curry (although they make a very acceptable Samosa Pie) but I wanted to give a shout out to the people who make these fantastic pies. I moved to Yorkshire a little over a year ago and was lucky enough to find them online. We’ve…

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Gary’s Scotch Bonnet & Mango Sauce

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It’s always nice when someone gives you a present, so today my friend Gary brought in some of his homemade Scotch Bonnet & Mango Sauce. So we immediately hot footed it off to Lily’s to buy some of their excellent samosas to give it a taste test. Here’s what we…

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Tilda takes top sponsorship slot for Zest Quest Asia 2024

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Tilda has just been announced as Zest Quest Asia’s headline sponsor for the 2024 competition. As seasoned supporters of Zest Quest Asia, providing gold sponsorship each year since the competition’s inception, Tilda is proud to be taking the headline sponsorship slot for the 2024 competition and in doing so, demonstrates…

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Spooky Pumpkin and Eyeball Curry Recipe

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Eyeballs are ideal for a Halloween curry

Instructions: If you do try this then send us your pictures!

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A Culinary Journey Through the Many Types of Indian Breads

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Introduction to Indian Breads When it comes to Indian cuisine, the rich tapestry of flavors, textures, and aromas is truly a feast for the senses. And at the heart of this diverse and delicious cuisine, you’ll find a delightful array of Indian breads. Whether you’re a fan of fiery curries, succulent tandoori dishes, or vegetarian

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