Nina Wadia and Cyrus Todiwala cook up a storm at the Curry for Change campaign!
Jun14

Nina Wadia and Cyrus Todiwala cook up a storm at the Curry for Change campaign!

We previously posted about Find Your Feet an organisation which works in most of the rural parts of India, Nepal, Malawi and Zimbabwe to support poor families. The UK based charity has recently launched its exciting new campaign, Curry for Change, which will run throughout the month of June. The campaign aims to raise vital funds to change lives through the celebration of Indian cuisine. There are two elements to the campaign − eating...

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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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Roshan Lal Recipe

Looking for an easy starter or maybe more than just a snack? Well we have the perfect dish for you, courtesy of chef Ajmal Mushtaq. Mushtaq’s dishes are influenced from home cooked recipes but are created using distinct ingredients to bring together unique flavours. Below he shares his Roshan Lal recipe with us; The Roshan Lal is made up of three individual components that complement each other. The chicken is dry cooked in the oven...

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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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