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Curry for slimmers

Lamb Rogan Josh for Slimmers

June 5, 2020

We are often asked “what’s a good curry for slimmers?” This for me is a slightly mis-leading question as many curries are not fattening, it is often all of the items you eat alongside them that can make the meal less healthy.

Anyway enough preaching, here’s a great Lamb Rogan Josh recipe from Debbie Robinson of Slimming World and this shows you how with a few tweaks to the ingredients and cooking method you can enjoy a curry and still stick to a healthy eating plan.

Chef Anjula Devi

Feature Profile: Chef Anjula Devi

June 3, 2020

It’s always great when we get to profile a chef and today we are lucky enough to hear about the career and working life of chef and author Anjula Devi. Well known for her recipe books, cookery school and charity work, Anjula has been kind enough to share several of…

Chicken Curry Recipe

Chicken Curry

June 3, 2020

This classic chicken curry recipe comes to us courtesy of guest chef Anjula Devi and is taken from her recipe book Spice for Life.

Everyone loves chicken curry so this is a recipe we recommend you try and learn how to make. It’s a great one for every aspiring curry chef to have in their armoury and is bound to be popular with the whole family.

Dishoom Recipe Book Review

June 2, 2020

There seems to be a new recipe book published every day at the moment as we all turn ourselves into culinary wizards, or not, depending on your dedication to the kitchen.

Perhaps this is the influence of Bake Off and Master Chef, but either way I have invested in a few of the latest Indian recipe books and will review them over the next few weeks to let you know if, in my opinion, they’re any good or not for the average amateur chef.

Dosai recipe

Dosa with Potatoes and Onions

June 1, 2020

Guest Chef Dev Biswal gives a classic Indian street food recipe. Dosai with gently spiced potatoes, mustard and onions.

A dosa is a simple pancake, originating from South India, made from fermented batter. They look very similar to thin pancakes or crepes. You can add just about any fillings you wish to make a great snack or light meal.

Tandoori Lamb Curry

Tandoori Lamb Curry

May 28, 2020

This Tandoori Lamb Curry with scented rice & onion seed naan is brought to us courtesy of Steenbergs.

Although not seen as an “official” curry this dish is very popular and is full of flavour. You can adjust the heat level to your own liking by adding more or less chilli powder.

Star Anise

Star Anise

May 27, 2020

Star anise (also known as badain anise), when whole, is an eight-pointed star shape around the size of a small broad bean and is mid to dark brown in colour in its dried form. It has an aniseed flavour that is sweet and mildly spicy with a liquorice type aroma.…

Peanut Butter Curry

Peanut Butter Curry

May 26, 2020

Guest chef Astrid Mitchison brings us her Vegan Carrot & Sweet Potato Korma.

Ideal for those who are looking for both a healthy curry and one that is not too spicy, this twist on a classic Korma still has plenty of flavour for you to savour.

And even better, this recipe is not only suitable for vegans but is also dairy-free and refined sugar free.

NRB Assist Help for Hospitality Businesses in the North

May 26, 2020

If you are a hospitality business and need some help wading through the huge amount of help and information available, you might want to take a look at what the team at NRB are doing to help. Their Assist newsletter and website links you to much of the key sources…

cloudwater curry club

Cloudwater have a Curry Club

May 26, 2020

Sounds like a perfect match! And of course it is, great beer and great curry have got to be the country’s favourite duo or close to it. This curry club as taken on a lockdown twist by adding a live cooking class that you can follow from home. Here’s some…



May 25, 2020

Tamarind is a long, pea pod shaped fruit that contains a sour pulp and seeds and is a mid-brown colour. It has a strong, tart flavour and a little goes a long way. It is sold as a paste, in a pressed block (cake) or as whole pods and tastes…

Green Chillies

Green Chillies

May 24, 2020

Green chillies are popular as a cooking ingredient and give a hot flavour to dishes. However, they also have several applications for health and well-being.  The heat of your curry is generally determined by the amount and type of chilli peppers used in the recipe.  There are many types of…