Bradford at the top of the list for Curry Capital 2012?
Jun20

Bradford at the top of the list for Curry Capital 2012?

Being born as a British Asian, I have enjoyed a curry almost every night with my family, from as far back as I can remember, which is probably why I only enjoy eating spicy food.  But when I think about going out for a curry the first place that springs to my mind is Bradford and as argued by most of my friends from the town – it is and should remain as the Curry Capital for this year. Bradford has been the reigning champion as the...

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Eating spicy food will cool you down!
May28

Eating spicy food will cool you down!

When you’re sat soaking up the sun what kinds of food run through your mind? Maybe ice cream, fresh salads or fruits such as watermelon? Well recent studies have found that hot foods like curries containing peppers are actually the ones to cool you down. Chillis are grown in some of the warmest regions, providing us with fiery foods like Indian curry, Thai soup and Jamaican jerk. Crying from the bite of a hot pepper or sitting over a...

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Bollywood Dancing – The new Celebrity Fad!
May25

Bollywood Dancing – The new Celebrity Fad!

They’re all doing it – Madonna, Gwyneth, Shakira and Holly Valance.  Bollywood dancing is the new celebrity fad, with all manner of famous faces shimmying their way into great shape.  Burning 450 calories an hour, it’s a fantastic approach to working off that korma and having fun at the same time! Bollywood dancing is a commercial name for modern Indian dancing.  A combination of classical Indian dance (which is the base), folk...

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Mustard oil
Mar21

Mustard oil

There are two different oils that the term ‘mustard oil’ refers to.  Both are made from mustard seed and each has its own uses: Culinary mustard oil is a fatty vegetable oil, made from pressed seeds. The essential oil, made by grinding seeds with water and extracting the oil by distillation, is used therapeutically for massage.   Uses Mustard oil is the most popular oil in Indian cooking and is used to make many traditional...

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Regional influences and styles of cooking
Jan09

Regional influences and styles of cooking

Indian Indian cuisine is renowned for its sophisticated use of exotic spices and herbs in its dishes. Rice and pulses combined with rich spices such as chilli pepper, black mustard seed, cumin, turmeric, fenugreek, ginger, coriander and asafoetida form the staple ingredients in most dishes. In terms of the cooking of food, the use of a Tandoor, a clay-like oven, and grill add to the food’s already prominent taste. Punjabi A special...

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