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National Curry Week at Darbaar

National Curry Week is on from 9 to 15 October and among the restaurants celebrating it in London is Darbaar, with Chef Abdul Yaseen creating a range of limited run curry dishes especially for the occasion. Continue reading

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Win the Complete Range of Vini & Bal’s Rustic Indian Curry Sauces

Feeling saucy? Yeah, me too. How about lucky? Then stick around for your chance to win the full range of rustic Indian curry sauces from Vini & Bal’s. Continue reading

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Good Stuff #62

Good stuff and lots of it! Here’s the low down on some fine things to see, sip, savour and more – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy. Continue reading

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#PukkaPimms Pop-Up Curry House – Saturday 6 December, Bethnal Green Road

A cold winter’s night, a warming spicy curry … and a refreshing glass of Pimm’s and lemonade? Wha … ? Believe it or not, these elements come to together in a moreishly complimentary way as I discovered last night at a preview of the #PukkaPimms pop-up restaurant near the ‘top end’ of Bethnal Green Road. Not sure such a mix would actually go down well? Find out for yourself this weekend when the pop-up opens to the public with celebrity Hardeep Singh Kohli as front of house. Continue reading

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Good Stuff

Good Stuff and lots of it! Here’s the low down on some fine things to see, sip or savour – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy. Continue reading

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Win an Assortment of Vini & Bal’s Rustic Indian Curry Sauces – Fresh is Best!

Vini & Bal’s award winning curry sauces are fresh, chilled, nutritious and healthy. They’re super yummy too and full of rustic Indian flavour. But don’t take my word for it. Here’s a chance to win a goodie bag of Vini & Bal’s sauces and have a taste for yourself! Continue reading

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Daawat Indian Restaurant at the Strand Palace Hotel

Presenting tried and true South Asian comfort food on the Strand and just down the street from Covent Garden, Daawat Indian restaurant at the four star (and recently renovated) Strand Palace Hotel is a smart choice when you’re on the go and seeking a satisfying meal. Continue reading

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Recipe: Cheesy Peasy Curry Toast

An opportunity to sample a few pots in Vini & Bal’s range of “rustic Indian curry sauces” provided a yummy answer to me wondering what to make for lunch this afternoon. Let’s see … I’ve got this jeera sauce … some wholegrain bread … some peas in the freezer … So I dug round the cupboards, went to the shop for some fresh coriander and paneer and came up with this cheap and cheesy little ditty: Cheesy Peasy Curry Toast. Continue reading

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New Menu at Salaam Namaste, Bloomsbury

I’ve been on a bit of a curry kick lately, trying out a bunch of Indian restaurants around town and having a great time doing so. South Asian cooking is the sort of food that once I get a taste of I start craving for more and more. So when the invite came to have a taste of the new menu “combining Indian culinary traditions with more diverse and progressive recipes” created by Chef Patron Sabir Karim, I was keen. Continue reading

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Spring into a Great Soho Supper at Carom Pan-Indian Restaurant

Kemey and I were treated to a delicious meal over the weekend at pan-Indian restaurant Carom at Meza. Based on past experiences, I figured we were in for a more than decent dinner when I made the reservation, but expectations were exceeded and both of us came away glad to add one more reliably good and centrally located restaurant to our list of quality venues worth keeping in mind. Continue reading

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Sophisticated Indian Flavours at Zaika (CDCLifestyle)

Dishes are as attractively presented as the setting and taste just as gorgeous. Head chef Navin Prasad’s kitchen delivers refined and delicate dishes that nonetheless check the boxes for filling and yummy. Continue reading

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Sophisticated Indian Flavours at Zaika Restaurant, London (OneTravel)

Head chef Navin Prasad’s kitchen delivers refined and delicate dishes that nonetheless check the boxes for filling and yummy. Case in point is the hearty yet dainty starter, pan-seared spiced scallops with sautéed cavolo nero and pumpkin sauce. Equally delicious, a main course of king prawns simmered in a rich coconut cream sauce flavoured with lime leaf proves curry prowess and gourmet subtly needn’t be mutually exclusive attributes. Continue reading

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Sophisticated Indian Flavours at Zaika, Kensington High Street

Dishes are as attractively presented as the setting and taste just as gorgeous. Head chef Navin Prasad’s kitchen delivers refined and delicate dishes that nonetheless check the boxes for filling and yummy. Continue reading

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Good Stuff

Here’s a quick lists of Good Stuff I’ve come across lately and got a kick out of but for whatever reason didn’t make it into their own blog posts on here, my tikichris-to-go Tumblr blog or one of my client blogs. Akari Japanese … Continue reading

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Recipe: Monkfish Biryani

As mentioned last week, I had a lot of fun attending a recent Curry Club at pan Indian restaurant and lounge, Carom, in Soho. As I also wrote in last week’s post, I learned a great recipe for a tasty … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Brick Lane Curry Festival (Londonist)

In Pictures: Brick Lane Curry Festival Londonist, June 2, 2010 2:25 PM Beer, curry and queuing. Yep it’s London. Throw in some Bangra beats and some heat lamps (ah summer in England) and you’ve got the Brick Lane Curry Festival. … Continue reading

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fine dining indian style in london (lastminute.com blog)

fine dining indian style in london lastminute.com blog, may 21, 2010 – 11:00 am Everybody’s got a favourite local curry joint that’s affordable and yummy. But subcontinent cuisine isn’t just about the cheap and cheerful curry. For discerning diners looking … Continue reading

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Guru Event: Samosa Making Workshop at Chilli Chutney (Qype does London)

Guru Event: Samosa Making Workshop at Chilli Chutney Qype does London, May 4th 2010 Next time you’re out at one of your favourite local curry houses (and if you live anywhere near Streatham, your top choice should definitely be Chilli … Continue reading

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Britain’s Oldest Indian Restaurant Veeraswamy Brings Back the Darwan (Londonist)

Established in 1926, Veeraswamy is Britain’s oldest Indian restaurant, one of London’s oldest surviving restaurants and possibly one of its most lauded. Indeed, National Geographic reckons Veeraswamy is among the ten best “destination and special restaurants” in the world. Still … Continue reading

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Upcoming Guru Event: Samosa Making Workshop at Chilli Chutney (Qype does London)

Upcoming Guru Event: Samosa Making Workshop at Chilli Chutney Qype does London, April 14th 2010 Here in London, Chilli Chutney in Streatham does samosas right and has invited Qype around to have a go at making our own. I recently enjoyed a … Continue reading

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Dining Beyond Zone 1: Chilli Chutney (20-21 The High Parade, Streatham High Road, SW16 1EX) (Londonist)

Dining Beyond Zone 1: Chilli Chutney (20-21 The High Parade, Streatham High Road, SW16 1EX) Londonist, March 19, 2010 1:50 PM Always keen to keep our readers posted on decent eats situated well beyond the shadow of Lord Nelson’s Column, … Continue reading

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Review: Coastal Menu at Cinnamon Kitchen (Londonist)

Review: Coastal Menu at Cinnamon Kitchen Londonist, August 5, 2009 12:16 PM Every dish – from the tuna and scallop ceviche starter to the citrus tapioca kheer with mango, mandarin & chilli sorbet for dessert – wowed us. Really, we … Continue reading

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Chefspective: Interview with Anirudh Arora of Moti Mahal (Londonist)

Chefspective: Interview with Anirudh Arora of Moti Mahal Londonist, July 22, 2009 2:26 PM We like Moti Mahal. A lot! Beyond the fact that this upscale modern restaurant serves some of the best South Asian and Indian food we’ve tried … Continue reading

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New and Stylish Indian Restaurant, Zeen, Opens on Drummond Street (Londonist)

New and Stylish Indian Restaurant, Zeen, Opens on Drummond Street Londonist, March 4, 2009 10:02 AM Londonist indulged in a bit of a feast last night at newly opened Indian restaurant, Zeen. Located at 30 Drummond Street, NW1 2PA, Zeen … Continue reading

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