Join the Chilli and Spice Club and help the Gurkhas

By the editor

Nepali dishes are some of our favourite, so when we saw this fundraising initiative from the Gurkha Welfare Trust it looked like a great way to help them and to get hold of some new recipes to try. I’ve not had the first recipe through yet but will let you…

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Cyrus Todiwala, My Favourite Lamb Recipe

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Cyrus Todiwala’s Khara Gos Ni Biryani recipe

The recipe, Khara Gos Ni Biryani – Chef Todiwala’s take on a lamb biryani – combines British lamb leg with a mix of spices, tomato, potato and rice – and is one of the chef’s go-to dishes to impress, even when time is limited.

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My Curry Club by Habiba Chowdhury

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Habiba Chowdhury

Cheshire’s first Indian Cookery School tastes success at virtual awards. Habiba Chowdhury, who is the founder and chef of ‘My Curry Club’, Cheshire’s only multi-award winning Indian cookery school, took the decision to go virtual two days before Prime Minister Boris Johnson told everyone to stay at home. She has…

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It’s Nearly Time for National Curry Week 2020

By Nick Benton

Back for its 22nd year, the annual National Curry Week will run from 5th – 11th October 2020. With everything going on, we’ve all got a lot we could be worrying about. But that is why it’s more important than ever to celebrate our love for curry this year. Here’s…

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The Birmingham Balti Bowl Company

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The curry world is not just about restaurants, there are a huge number of other businesses, home chefs and curry enthusiasts involved in the industry and today we look at one of them, the Birmingham Balti Bowl Company. If like me you originally thought the Balti and Balti Bowls must…

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Zest Quest Asia Summer Challenge Winners named

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Students from Colchester Institute, University College Birmingham and North Hertfordshire College triumph.#  Students from three colleges were named winners of the first Zest Quest Asia Summer Challenge, the first completely on-line spinoff of Zest Quest Asia, the culinary competition founded by Indian restaurateurs Cyrus and Pervin Todiwala to raise the profile…

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A Trio of Chutneys from The Truckle Cheese Company

By Nick Benton

The Truckle Cheese Co. asked us to review three of their chutneys and give our verdict so after receiving their samples, we sat down in the office to give them a try. It was an eclectic mix, and the six judges had varying degrees of chutney expertise from the “I…

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Naunits Gujurati Street Eats, £10 Well Spent

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If you have £10 and are looking for a great meal and are fortunate enough to live within striking distance of Bury Market, head over to Naunit’s and pick up one of their £10 meals. They also do a £20 deal for a larger family. We tried one this weekend…

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Dal Bhat: Nepal’s Favourite Dish

By Nick Benton
Dal Bhat

To call dal bhat (pronounced ‘dal-bat’) Nepal’s national dish is an understatement; many Nepalis eat it with every meal. On a recent trip there, I ate it twice a day, every day for six weeks.

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Amchoor Powder, is it really Fairy Wings?

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Amchoor Powder

Every now and then, actually in almost all the recipes I like the look of, there is an ingredient listed that I have never heard of. From Fairy’s Wings to Dragon Tongue there always seems to be one of them and as my spice cupboard expands, I only ever seem to use them once.

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Café Spice Namaste extends Eat Out to Help Out

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Cafe Spice Namaste

Cyrus and Pervin Todiwala have announced that their flagship Indian restaurant, Café Spice Namaste, will be extending the concept of HM Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme throughout its entire operating week, up to the end of August. Café Spice Namaste already takes part in the month-long scheme on…

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Birmingham Balti Triangle

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Birmingham Balti Triangle

I don’t know about you but up until recently I had never really heard of the Balti Triangle. I stumbled across the term when researching Balti Bowl suppliers having seen them being discussed online by “The Curry Guy”.

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