Recipe: Homestyle Lamb Biryani

Lamb Biryani, Homestyle serves 2 INGREDIENTS 400g Lamb diced 400g Basmati Rice, washed and drained 2 Onions chopped finely 2 Gloves Garlic crushed Small piece of Ginger crushed 3-4 bay leaves 2-3 cinnamon sticks 1-2 Star aniseed 1 Tb spn salt 2-3 Tb spn of vegetable ghee ½ t spn haldi powder 1 Tb spn […]

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Jun 30, 2014
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Up and Coming: Parveen Ashraf

From Spice Bags to making authentic curry simple; the mother of three and Come Dine With Me Contestant, Parveen-the-Spice-Queen is certainly one to watch… Parveen Ashraf is one exciting, energetic lady with a passion for life, cooking, and sharing her recipes. After setting up Amaani Spice in 2008, she first appeared on our television screens back in 2010 on […]

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Jun 29, 2014
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TRAVEL: Sundarbans, Bangladesh

Sitting proudly on the chest of their national cricket team, the Bengal tiger is Bangladesh’s most iconic animal. Yet with only a few thousand tigers in a forest that spans over 10,000 kilometers, it’s not an easy animal to spot. Photographer and keen wildlife enthusiast Nazmul Islam headed back to his homeland to spend a […]

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Jun 28, 2014
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LITTLE PYRAMIDS OF SPICED HEAVEN

No we’re not talking about tea or  some new type of Toblerone (though we love both). We’ve recently discovered something even more exciting on our recent trip to Harrogate – which you can read all about in the new issue of Chaat (see here). We met with Syndi Duke, owner of Asharun Spices, who has […]

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Jun 27, 2014
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FRESH ISN’T BEST…IT’S EVERYTHING!

If you’re looking for fresh authentic Indian foods, look to new kid on the block, Zingh Foods! Their ethos is to capture the taste, freshness and authenticity of real Indian food in their high-quality product range. Zingh’s products are created using only the finest ingredients, authentic and exact preparation methods, expertly blended spices, and they […]

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Jun 26, 2014
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A passion for good taste

The man behind the bhajis, DON LEAR talks about his easy-peasy curry kits and the importance of family meals. “When I arrived in England as a young man, I had just £7 in my pocket. I started at the bottom in the motor trade and worked my way up to owning several successful and award-winning […]

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Jun 25, 2014
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BOOM!

We’re loving the Lady Naga Indian Restaurant kit by Boom Kitchen at the moment. Described as a”monster of a curry” the kit contains all locally sourced produce including  a whole Naga Jolokia chilli! Certainly not a dish for the faint hearted, it definitely packs a punch, while retaining stunning flavour. If you prefer something a […]

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Jun 24, 2014
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WIN A POTTERY MAKING EXPERIENCE

Make your own ceramic curry serving set with Muddy Fingers Pottery in their studio in Newcastle! Taking place over a full day from 10 – 4pm Marv and Diane will show you various techniques to make a curry serving set for two. The set consists of a bread serving platter, 4 curry and rice bowls […]

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Jun 24, 2014
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WIN A BAZAAR BAG®!

BeanBagBazaar are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a Bazaar Bag, they’ll even let you choose the colour*! Enter by either: Email: Send your details with ‘BAZAAR’ to [email protected] Twitter: RT and follow us Facebook: Like and share competition post. Please enter by August 31st 2014. Good

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Jun 24, 2014
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RELISH IN SUMMER

In our latest issue we have been focusing on Indian Summer BBQ recipes, and a BBQ would not be complete without a sauce for your dipping pleasure. Unfortunately, many spicy sauces are just too hot to handle, burning your taste-buds and overwhelming any other flavours. Thankfully, Rugeroni’s has created an alternative that combines the taste […]

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Jun 22, 2014
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RECIPE: Hariali Chicken

Harilali means greenery, so while this gorgeously sweet, spicy and saucy recipe uses spinach, you could add peas, asparagus or runner beans. This recipe was provided by Syed Ahmed, director at the Cinnamon Room in Eaglescliffe, Stockton on Tees. Visit www.cinnamonroom.co.uk for more information on this British Curry Club member and try their hariali chicken […]

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Jun 21, 2014
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Scorching Samosas by Afia

Afia’s Samosa Shop is a mother and daughter team (Afia and her mum, Rukhsana). They started in August 2009 and have been growing in strength ever since. Everything Afia knows about Indian food  has been learned over the years at her mother’s side in the kitchen. Afia specialises in Wheat and Gluten Free pastry for her […]

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Jun 20, 2014
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Grilled Lamb Chops – Madras Hot!

Features Editor, Danielle, has been experimenting in the kitchen in preparation for BBQ season. “Last week I co-erced my other half into visiting the dark depths of the back of the shed, in order to retrieve the barbecue. After a thorough clean, a trip to the shop for coal and much begging for BBQ dinner […]

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Jun 19, 2014
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Say goodbye to Hay Fever

Traditional Chinese Remedies for Hay Fever Sufferers Just when we start to get a little sunshine in Britain and the flowers bloom, many of you like myself will suddenly get an onslaught of sneezing, the need to itch your eyes until you resemble a zombie, and a sluggish sensation in your mind. Not exactly the […]

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Jun 19, 2014
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RECIPE: Elderflower Mockito

Summertime cocktails are at the forefront of our minds at this time of year. We think this super refreshing non-alcoholic twistt on a classic mojito is the perfect accompaniment to spicy food. In fact, we’re yet to find a dish that it doesn’t compliment! INGREDIENTS 50ml Elderflower cordial (there are many varieties available in most […]

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Jun 16, 2014
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Beauty’in-side and out!

We’ve been keeping up our energy levels at the BBC Good Food Show with these fabulous ‘beautybars’ from beauty’in. beautybar is a healthy snack with added beauty benefits, containing hydrolyzed collagen, golden linseed and organic cereals, whilst being enriched with vitamins and sweetened with honey. They are extremely low in calories and contain no preservatives, artificial colourings, […]

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Jun 15, 2014
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Curries of the World… Spice Up Your Life!

Exciting news! Our friends at CurryKit.co are working with Chaat! at the BBC Good Food Show this year to spice up kitchens all over Britain. Subscribers at the BBC Good Food Show at the NEC, Birmingham will be the first to get their hands on CurryKit’s spice blends which make cooking an authentic tasting curry an absolute […]

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Jun 13, 2014
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Sensational popcorn!

WALKERS INTRODUCES SENSATIONS POPCORN A pinch of sweet with a dash of salt inspires three new flavour fusions Famous for its delicious, aromatic crisps, the popular Walkers Sensations brand is giving a new meaning to the ‘sweevory’ trend with the introduction of its new fusion inspired Sensations Popcorn.  Renowned for its irresistible flavours, this new […]

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Jun 13, 2014
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Spiced Tea

Here at Chaat! magazine we like nothing better than to unwind with a relaxing cup of chai tea after a busy day at the office, and we are absolutely in love with the Chai Tea Xpress range! The range boasts nine different flavours, retailing in at £2.50. Our Editor’s personal favourite is the Red Bush […]

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Jun 12, 2014
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Fudco: Chicken Masala

Jenny Adams tries the Fudco spice kit. Looking for an easy to follow recipe bursting with flavours? The Fudco Chicken Masala is a specially blended mix of spices designed to enhance the flavour of any chicken dish, accompanied by a simple recipe to create a quick and tasty dish. The recipe uses the Fudco mixed […]

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Jun 11, 2014
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The new summer issue of Chaat! magazine will be out soon, here is a glimpse!

What do you get the person who loves curry? The UK’s only magazine for lovers of spice, of course! Along with your chilli plant (worth £19!), you’ll receive our exciting Summer issue featuring: Part 2 of our ‘How to grow your own curry’ feature – With a large section on growing your own curry ingredients […]

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Jun 11, 2014
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BBC Good Food Summer

We’re very excited to be heading over to the BBC Good Food Summer show tomorrow, ready for the start of a brilliant four days. The show is guaranteed to be fantastic, full of fab food and drink products, amazing cookery demonstrations and the launch of the brand new issue of Chaat! – Summer 2014! This […]

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Jun 11, 2014
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RECIPE: Elderflower Cordial

There are about a million and one different uses for this simply stunning cordial that truly embodies the taste of summer. The sweetness of the cordial compliments most dishes, particularly spicy food. Perfectly refreshing when diluted with still or sparkling water, we particularly like to celebrate this golden syrup by adding a little to some […]

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Jun 10, 2014
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Chicken and vegetables in an aromatic coconut sauce by Anjum Anand

    This is a beautiful, full-flavoured, creamy dish that hails from the Christians of Kerala. It is known as ishtu, a word that is a derivation of ‘stew’, because this is a naturally-fused dish of east and west. Chicken and vegetables are all cooked together with the local flavours of the south western coast […]

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Jun 04, 2014
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