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RE: GROW YOUR OWN CURRY
Welcome to the this years British Curry Club’s campaign to
encourage the public to “grow your own curry” ingredients!

This is the second year we invite primary schools to get involved in our “Grow Your Own Curry” campaign, along with help from our campaign partners, Chaat! Magazine, Sutton Seeds, East End Spices and Sweet Cherry Publishers. We also have celebrity chefs providing recipes for both schools and parents to cook up!

There can be nothing better than encouraging young people to enjoy gardening, and being able to use these fresh ingredients to cook their very own curry, either in school or at home! Global foods topic is encouraged by the primary schools educational curriculum.

Your school may already have a gardening patch or have some spare pots ready to grow your seeds in!

For your school to get involved it is very simple, all you have to do is:
b Use as many of the Sutton Seeds we have included with this letter
b Put the poster up in your school to spread the message of the campaign
b If your school has a Website, Facebook or Twitter post #Growyourowncurry
Plus if you would like to get involved in our nationwide competition with the chance of being one of three schools to win £200 and for one pupil to win £25 worth of of reading books provided by Sweet Cherry Publishing then register your involvement by returning the slip or email to [email protected] by the 30 June 2017, then by the 15 July send us letters/drawings from your pupils telling us about your schools vegetable path and how much they have enjoyed taking part in the schools gardening club.

Terms and conditions

  • Completed competition entry form must be returned by post or email
  • ([email protected]) by the 30 JUNE 2017.
  • All competition entrant schools must publically display #Growyourowncurry either on the schools website, Facebook or Twitter
  • School can use Sutton Seeds or other seeds the school may already be using for the schools gardening club/activities.
  • All schools sending in letters must make sure there is a clear covering letter stating the schools contact details and each letter is marked on the back with pupils name and class for traceability and letters to arrive by 15 July 2017, to the competition address below.
  • 3 winning schools will be chosen by the merit of pupil’s letters emphasizing the enjoyment of their schools gardening club; to receive £200 worth of books from Sweet Cherry Publishing.
  • No cash alternative will be offered in exchange for books. No alternative prize will be offered.
  • Books will be delivered to the UK school address on the entrant form, date of delivery to be confirmed.
  • One winning pupils from each winning school will be awarded a voucher for £25 where Sweet Cherry Publishing will deliver to the pupil via the school  contact details, and gardening club organiser, books to the value of £25 from the publishers range for the age group.
  • The decision of the British Curry Club and the campaign partners are final.
  • Competition in partnership with all campaign partners.
  • Entrants must be primary schools from the UK.
  • Entrant forms and posters can be requested by contacting [email protected]
  • All schools sending in letters from pupils must be primary age pupil and be UK residents.
  • For details of the prize winner, please contact the competition owner [[email protected] or British Curry Club 6 Bute Crescent, Cardiff, CF10 5AN]

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The nation will once again be overrun with curry-licious treats in celebration of the 19th annual National Curry Week.

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Kingfisher Beer, as proud partners of this fantastic occasion, are collaborating with tip-top chef, the Urban Rajah, to rustle up a range of the most ravishing Indian recipes that are all superbly simple to make and can be perfectly paired with a refreshingly cool pint of India’s finest.

These delicious delights can be found on their official Facebook pages during National Curry Week – @KingfisherBeerUK & @UrbanRajah

        

If this wasn’t enough to get you into the kitchen and cooking up a storm, then Kingfisher, the Real Taste of India, are offering one fab foodie fan the chance to win a hamper full of incredible ingredients to recreate their favourite National Curry Week recipe – and of course, a case of India’s No.1 to wash it down with!

To enter, all you must do is ‘Like’ the Kingfisher Beer UK Facebook page and comment on the recipe you’d love to cook most… Our wonderful winner will be selected on Monday 17th October 2016.

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Chai Xpress – The home of the herbal tea!Chaat_26_web

From revitalising Jasmine to exotic Spiced Masala, the range of teas from Chai Xpress is something to get excited about! And if that weren’t exciting enough, one lucky Chaat! reader will receive a selection of the entire range worth at least £25.00 The team at Chai Xpress believe that ‘proper Indian tea isn’t just about taste it’s about the aroma.’ Every tea has a distinct taste and an authentic flavour, and you can be sure that the ingredients are pure and authentic. Sourcing the finest ingredients from around the globe; Chai Xpress is a tea company with a firm commitment to quality.

SO HOW DO I WIN?!

If you’d like to be in with a chance to win this fantastic prize, you can enter in one of the following ways:

EMAIL: Send your details to [email protected] with “CHAI XPRESS” in the subject line

FACEBOOK: ‘ Like’ our page and share our competition post

TWITTER: Re-tweet our competition post and follow us

  • Individuals can enter the competition by Facebook, Twitter or Email
  • Entrants can enter multiple times, using a separate entry methods. Multiple entries by the same entrant in the same ways will be disregarded.
  • This is a consumer competition therefore all entrants must be individual
  • The prize will be delivered to a UK  address only
  • The winner will receive the full range of Chai Xpress tea. No payment will be made by Chaat! Magazine. No alternative prize will be offered.
  • The decision of the Chaat! Magazine Team is final.
  • Competition in partnership with Chai Xpress
  • Entrants must be 18 years of age and over and full time UK residents
  • For details of the prize winner, please contact the competition owner [[email protected] British Curry Club 6 Bute Crescent, Cardiff, CF10 5AN]

CLOSING DATE: 1st September 2016

 

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Dear Gardening Club,

RE: Grow Your Own Curry

Over the last couple of years British Curry Club has enjoyed a summer campaign to encourage the public to “grow your own curry”, ingredients!

This year we would like primary schools to get involved in our, “Grow Your Own Curry” campaign, along with help from our campaign partners,  Chaat! Magazine, Sutton Seeds, East End Spices and  Sweet Cherry Publishers,

There can be nothing better than encouraging young people to enjoy gardening, and then using the fresh ingredients to be cook their very own curry either in school or at home! Global foods topic is encouraged by the primary schools educational curriculum.

Your school may already have a gardening patch or have some spare pots ready to grow your seeds in!

For your school to get involved it is very simple, all you have to do is:

  • Use as many of the Sutton Seeds we have included with this letter (if you have already recieved a pack or simply use your own seeds)
  • Put the poster up in your school to spread the message of the campaign
  • If your school as a Website, Facebook or Twitter post #Growyourowncurry

Plus if you would like to get involved in our nationwide competition with the chance of being one of three schools to win £200 and for one pupil to win £25.00 worth of of reading books provided by Sweet Cherry Publishing then register your involvement by returning the slip or email to [email protected] by the 31 May 2016, then by the 1  July send us letters from your pupils telling us about your schools vegetable path and how much they have enjoyed taking part in the schools gardening club.

Best wishes,

Rosena Alim British Curry Club Team

Terms and conditions

  • Completed competition entry form must be returned by post or email Gardening_Letter_NEW SECOND EXTENTED LETTER 2 GYOC([email protected]) by the 31 May 2016.
  • All competition entrant schools must publically display #Growyourowncurry either on the schools website, Facebook or Twitter
  • School can use Sutton Seeds or other seeds the school may already be using for the schools gardening club/activities.
  • All schools sending in letters must make sure there is a clear covering letter stating the schools contact details and each letter is marked on the back with pupils name and class for traceability and letters to arrive by 1 July 2016, to the competition address below.
  • 3 winning schools will be chosen by the merit of pupil’s letters emphasizing the enjoyment of their schools gardening club; to receive £200 worth of books from Sweet Cherry Publishing.
  • No cash alternative will be offered in exchange for books. No alternative prize will be offered.
  • Books will be delivered to the UK school address on the entrant form, date of delivery to be confirmed.
  • One winning pupils from each winning school will be awarded a voucher for £25 where Sweet Cherry Publishing will deliver to the pupil via the school  contact details, and gardening club organiser, books to the value of £25 from the publishers range for the age group.
  • The decision of the British Curry Club and the campaign partners are final.
  • Competition in partnership with all campaign partners.
  • Entrants must be primary schools from the UK.
  • Entrant forms and posters can be requested by contacting [email protected]
  • All schools sending in letters from pupils must be primary age pupil and be UK residents.
  • For details of the prize winner, please contact the competition owner [[email protected] or British Curry Club 6 Bute Crescent, Cardiff, CF10 5AN]

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More and more consumers are looking at food hygiene ratings when deciding where to eat. Seeing a green and black sticker in the window could make the difference between them choosing where to eat.

So get your favourite restaurants and takeaways to feel pride in their FSA sticker. Help them not to lose out by leaving potential customers to guess their hygiene standards or assume  they may have something to hide.

Enter the competition now!

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Terms and conditions apply

Closing date is midnight 30 April 2016!

  • Each entrant’s tweet, Facebook post or Instagram must include the photo of the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme sticker and the hashtag#WheresTheStickerChaat
  • Entrant’s must also mention the food business’s Twitter handle, Instagram handle or tag them on Facebook (their trade name is also acceptable if the food business is not on social media)
  • Entrants can enter multiple businesses, using a separate entry for each one. Multiple entries by the same entrant for the same business will be disregarded.
  • Only businesses in England displaying a current and valid food hygiene rating sticker showing a rating of 3, 4 or 5 will be eligible for the prize draw
  • The customer will receive £500 and the business will receive £500. The payment will be made by The British Curry Club. No alternative prize will be offered.
  • The validity of the food hygiene rating of the business will need to be verified by the Food Standards Agency before the winner is confirmed, announced and paid.
  • The decision of the British Curry Club and the FSA is final.
  • Competition in partnership with the FSA
  • Entrants must be 18 years of age and over and full time UK residents
  • For details of the prize winner, please contact the competition owner [[email protected] or British Curry Club 6 Bute Crescent, Cardiff, CF10 5AN]

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Blue Nun Original Family Tradition, is a limited edition wine with a charming retro design, in the iconic, blue glass fluted bottle. Ideal for entertaining over the festive period with its easy going style, really delivering on taste for family get togethers. Traditional winemaking with care, a modern, fresh, crisp and fruity taste for your enjoyment and pleasure.

To enjoy at its best, lightly chill before drinking (Alc 10.0% Vol). Blue Nun Original Family Tradition is available exclusively in most ASDA supermarkets

HOW TO ENTER We have 6 cases of Blue Nun up for grabs; if you would like to enter the competition this is how you can win, try any of the three ways!

EMAIL: Send your details to [email protected] with “BLUE NUN” in the subject line

FACEBOOK: ‘Like’ our page and share our competition post

TWITTER: Re-tweet our competition post and follow us

CLOSING DATE: 31ST DECEMBER 2015 T/C Apply

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THE EXOTIC LANDSCAPE of foreign climates is closer than you think. We have chosen three days out across the UK that will give you a flavour of some of the vibrant plants found abroad. As a part of our ‘Grow Your Own Curry’ campaign, they will provide you with plenty of ideas of how to cultivate some tasty produce at home and get you thinking about the next growing season!

To win a great day out at one of three British Botanic Gardens do one of the following!

EMAIL: Send your details to competition @britishcurryclub.co.uk with “BOTANIC” in the subject line AND LET US KNOW WHICH BOTANIC GARDEN YOU WOULD LIKE TICKETS FOR – KEW  – EDINBURGH OR WALES
FACEBOOK:POST “BOTANIC” ON OUR WALL, ‘Like’ our page and share our competition post
TWITTER: Re-tweet our competition post and follow us
CLOSING DATE:  4 SEPTEMBER 2015

ANY OF THE THREE WAYS CAN WIN!

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IN AN ENGLISH COUNTRY GARDEN
Kew is a widely popular garden set over 300
acres of luscious Richmond soil. It has built
up a collection of over 30,000 species of plants
from English Roses to exotic Venus Fly Traps.
The UNESCO world heritage site is a great
attraction close to the capital city for London
tourists hoping to escape the concrete jungle.
The scale and variety of the gardens at Kew
makes it unrivalled for a horticultural day trip.
The perfect plants and beautiful buildings are a lovely backdrop for a Great Day Out this summer. Kew appeals particularly to our love of food and spices with its spice festival this year running from May to September. Spice lovers can learn about the history of the trade which brought so much flavour to our plates from foreign shores. Artefacts from the East India trading company, rickshaw inspired tours
of the gardens and street food vans will all add an exotic element to your day.
HIGHLIGHT: Raymond Blanc’s kitchen garden, Kew On A Plate.

IN THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS
The Royal Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh have a surprising array of exotic plants, which is less Expected among the cold and rugged highlands. Just a mile from the city centre, the gardens are in a perfect accessible location. Set over 70 acres of gardens, plants from exotic climes with an international
heritage spice up the Scottish landscape. The rainforest has been recreated in Scotland with the wet tropics growing some of our favourite cardamom flowers and turmeric roots. The food stall in the Victorian glasshouse  shows how many of our foods come from  these hot and steamy climates. Bananas, rice, sugar and cocoa all grow in the replicated rainforest climate of the glasshouse. Plants
here are larger than life, the giant Victorian water lilies are far larger than dinner plates and can reach up to 2 metres in diameter. The edible gardening project is not to be missed, the team give great advice in their special drop-in sessions, and the productive garden is the perfect visual example of all their hints and tips. Learn about sowing seeds, pruning, harvesting, storing and preparing your own produce for truly home-made dishes, with tips for growing those spices we love from hotter origins from the adverse weather perspective of Scottish gardeners!
HIGHLIGHT: The different species of rice plants growing around the extraordinary giant lily-pad pond.
IN THE FIELDS OF WALES
You are guaranteed to see a whole lot more than daffodils in the National Botanic  Gardens of Wales. It hosts 8,000 different species of plants and a rich collection of art, sculptures and architecture across 560 acres of Carmarthenshire. The gardens branch  out into exotic collections from the South African
Western Cape to California and Chile. The Botanic Gardens help to preserve some of the rarest and most exotic plants in the world.

As the seasonal fruit and vegetables ripen in the late summer months, the bee garden quietens. The garden designed to house hundreds of bees, allow visitors to get a closer look at a working bee hive where their sweet honey is made. Popular plants for bees, aromatic herbs such as marjoram, basil,
sage and mint are all planted in the garden. The honey they produce comes from these aromatic and pollen rich plants.
HIGHLIGHT: The doubled walled garden growing a variety of fruit and vegetables.

WRITTEN BY HELEN WHITE

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#SUMMER #Hamper includes @KingfisherBeer @Velvet_Lake @AldiUK @Bloomspopcorn @Liberation_Nuts @AmiraFoodsUK #TasteOfIndiaFoods @Teatulia

EMAIL: Send your details to competition @britishcurryclub.co.uk with “SUMMER HAMPER” in the subject line
FACEBOOK:POST “SUMMER HAMPER” ON OUR WALL, ‘Like’ our page and share our competition post
TWITTER: Re-tweet our competition post and follow us
CLOSING DATE: 30th JUNE 2015

ANY OF THE THREE WAYS CAN WIN!

Kingfisher is India’s No.1, the first choice of the nation from Delhi to Doddanapudi, and the leading Indian beer the world over. Brewed to an authentic and most venerable recipe for more than 150 years, it is the perfect partnership for the heat and spice of even the richest of curries. Practice surely does make perfect.

VELVET LAKE WINE  A trio of red, white and rose wine, from South Eastern Australia. The wines are sweet but well-balanced and have been placed in convenience retailers nationwide with an extremely affordable price point of £5.49 each. Now available in stores across the UK : www.velvetlake.co.uk

Taste of India Butter Chicken Curry sauce is a winner! Having won several international food awards including the prestigious ‘iTQi Taste Awards’. Gluten Free product with no artificial colours or flavours and comes with extra seasoning spices and simple recipe step by step guide. Now available in 375g and 2kg Foodservice pouches from Bestway & Batleys Cash & Carry depots and selected Best One Retail outlets. For more information please visit www.tasteofindiafoods.com

Aldi Chocolate : Chocolate and cherries are one of the finest flavour combinations for a gourmet palate. Aldi’s Moser Roth Sour-Cherry Chilli Chocolate Mousse Bars combine the two, making the perfect treat for the modern chocolate connoisseur.  These slim bars of 85% dark chocolate have a lightly whipped mousse centre, giving that melt in the mouth sensation with the added thrill of a hint of chilli. Combined with a touch of sour-cherry, this chocolate bar is one not to be missed. You can pick up a bar for just £.179 in Aldi stores nationwide

BLOOMS POPCORN: Jumbo sized popcorn is hand popped in the traditiional way, in small batches to give crunch and character! Lots of great flavours Seasame & Sea Salt, Roasted Peanut, Caramel and Smoked Mexican Chili. www.bloomspopcorn.co.uk

Santa Maria Natural Umami Seasoning 45G

Superior Aromatic – Amira Rice: A luxuriously extra-long rice grain that looks so beautiful you’ll be proud to serve it. Pure white perfection, extraordinarily elegant to the eye, our rice grains don’t stick – giving you a professional dish in under 15 minutes. With grains significantly longer than Basmati and aged for 12 months, Amira Superior Aromatic is delicately fluffy and fragrant, with the right balance of natural bite and sweet softness in the mouth www.amirafoods.co.uk/

Liberation Nuts  www.chooseliberation.com/ Liberation Foods is the UK’s only Fair Trade, farmer-owned nut company. Our vision is a world in which small-holder nut producers earn a decent, secure income and can plan for the future of their families and communities. We buy our nuts from the co-operatives of small-scale growers and farmers who own a 44 percent share of our company.

Organic Tea by Teatulia: For many tea lovers, choosing the right tea helps maintain a healthy lifestyle and a healthy environment. And for Teatulia, that means providing a range of organic tea to satisfy the palates of tea fans everywhere – it also means that our organic black tea and green tea is grown and cultivated in a way that respects the land on which it’s grown, the community of workers who produce it and the people who drink it. www.teatulia.com/

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Arun Kapil has his own spice blend range – Green Saffron – and now his new book Fresh Spice. His love of spices jumps out of the pages as you browse through. A great gift for the season with lots of recipes using both winter and summer produce. With heaps of personal twists on traditional recipes such as a Lamb Biryani Ka Kesar (with saffron), cauliflower cheese with spiced mornay sauce; there is plenty to entice you with.

We have copies of Arun’s new book Fresh Spice up for grabs; if you would like to enter the competition this is how you can! Three ways.

EMAIL: Send your details to competition @britishcurryclub.co.uk with “ARUN” in the subject line
FACEBOOK: ‘Like’ our page and share our competition post
TWITTER: Re-tweet our competition post and follow us
CLOSING DATE: 30th JULY 2015

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Surprise your Valentine with a sleek luxury wine cooler

Forget the usual romantic gifts this February and surprise your Valentine with something cool, stylish and uniquely thoughtful with this luxury wine cooler from Husky. This is the perfect gift for wine lovers who want to drink their favourite tipple, at the optimum temperature, in the comfort of their own home. Not only will this countertop cooler add a touch of class to any home but at the same time it will create a romantic ambiance the two of you can enjoy this February 14th and for many months and years to come.

The Husky HN5 Reflections countertop wine cooler has an 8 – 18ºC temperature range & is suitable for either red, white or rosé collections. The sleek, reflective surface oozes sophisticated style and its touch screen operation will put you in touch with your inner technophile. The HN5 Wine Cooler has a 16 bottle capacity, ideal for those special intimate occasions, weekend garden parties or for those long summer nights.

Follow @HuskyRetail on Twitter and like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HuskyRetail

 

The cooler comes complete with your first bottle of wine provided by Blue Nun – a perfect drink for Valentine’s Day – sparkling Gold Edition

 

Blue Nun has released this sparkling Gold Edition white wine, complete with distinctive fine flecks of delicate 22 carat gold leaf, ideal for a Valentine’s Day tipple! Designed with special & romantic occasions in mind, the iconic brand, owned by the Langguth family in Germany, has used their passion, heritage and expertise to create a delicate, subtle quality sparkling white wine with a lovely light fruitiness (alc 11.00%) and a full, rounded flavor. This light and elegant style wine has the exciting addition of gold flecks to highlight the natural effervescence of sparkling white wine!

The Gold Edition is ideal as an aperitif or to accompany spicy light bites and hors d’ouvres.

Blue Nun Sparkling Gold is available to buy from Rhythm & Booze stores nationwide, or on-line from www.drinksdirect.co.uk priced at under £10 for a 75cl bottle

 

FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN THIS FANTASTIC PRIZE:

EMAIL: [email protected] with your details and the subject line as ‘HUSKY’

FACEBOOK: Like /ChaatMagazine and share our comeptition post

TWITTER: Follow @curryclubuk and retweet our competition tweet.

CLOSING DATE 10 FEB 2015

 

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Each issue, we ask you to get in touch with your spice questions. Over to Chef for some enlightening answers to those tricky spice dilemmas.

“Whenever the Chaat! team have a query about a recipe or an ingredient, they’re able to come down to the kitchen and get an answer immediately. I’ve had lots of interesting questions sent over to me, and I’ve answered some of them here and the others in the magazine. I hope you’ll find my replies useful! Looking forward to answering more problems next issue!

 

Do you have a question about cooking spicy food?

If you’ve got burning questions about anything to do with South Asian cuisine, spice or cooking methods, get in touch with us, and we’ll answer your question in the next issue or on our website.

 

SO ASK AWAY AND YOU COULD BE IN WITH A CHANCE TO WIN THIS FANTASTIC PRIZE…

AN EXCLUSIVE DUCHESS OF DELHI COOKERY COURSE FOR 2 PEOPLE, WITH A COMPLIMENTARY DINNER.

Not only will one lucky reader get their queries answered by our resident chefs, but they will also be treated to:

A private afternoon cookery course for 2 at the Duchess of Delhi.
The course will be taught by one of our expert chefs in our restaurant, who will introduce you to the wonders that are a professional South Asian Kitchen. Learn all the cookery skills and secrets you need to create your own authentic dishes at home!

A meal for 2 at the Duchess of Delhi.
Enjoy dinner in our stunning restaurant, overlooking the heart of Cardiff Bay. Immerse yourself in our luxurious surroundings, enjoy our specially prepared South Asian dishes, and be treated to an unforgettable, authentic dining experience.

www.duchessofdelhi.com

An overnight stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff

A complimentary 1 night stay for 2 people in the inviting Radisson Blu Hotel Cardiff. Just 5 minutes from Cardiff Bay and the city centre, experience all Cardiff has to offer just outside this fabulous hotel’s doorstep!

www.radissonblu.com

To be in with a chance of winning simply get in touch by either:

EMAIL: Send your question with the subject ‘ASK CHEF’ to [email protected]

FACEBOOK: Post your question on our Facebook Wall /ChaatMagazine or /Duchessofdelhi

TWITTER: Tweet your question to @curryclubuk using #askchef

 

CLOSING DATE: 30th April 2015

Terms and Conditions

Entrants must be 18 or over. Winner to be chosen at random by Chaat Magazine. Winner to arrange date of stayDate subject to availability. All rights reserved.

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Feeling lucky – you could win a box of beer! If you’re on the hunt for something refreshingly different, we recommend that you give Indian Runner Golden Ale a try.

Launched at the beginning of June 2014, Indian Runner stands tall as a brand new competitor in the market, just like the fabulous breed of ducks the brand is named after.  Brewed here in the UK using a complex structure of malts and hops, this unique, refreshing Premium Golden Ale is easy drinking, whatever the occasion.

The market for beverages that compliment spicy foods has increased significantly in recent years, especially in Britain. As a nation of curry lovers, we’re always looking for something new to tempt our palate and tame the heat of increasingly fiery foods.

The perfect accompaniment to dishes of all types, Indian Runner Golden Ale works particularly well with spicy food. It’s lightly sparkling body and depth of flavour makes it a refreshing partner to any meal. So whether it’s curry with friends, a BBQ on the beach or perhaps a plate of Nacho’s in front of the TV, this golden ale is the ideal refreshment.

So, if, like us, you’re keen to try this delightful, the guys at Indian Runner Drinks are offering a case of beer to a lucky Chaat! reader.

For a chance to WIN a case of Indian Runner Beer simply:

‘Like’ their page at www.facebook.com/indianrunnerdrinks and post #RefreshinglyDifferent&Chaat! on their wall.

AND

‘Follow’ them on Twitter (twitter.com/irdrinks) and tweet us with: @irdrinks @curryclubuk #RefreshinglyDifferent&Chaat!

Best of luck!

T&Cs: Closing date is 30th April 2014. Winner chosen at random.

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Kenwood’s ‘Around the World in 80 Plates’ list is sure to inspire the nation to discover different flavours from around the globe. Many of the top 80 dishes can be easily enjoyed at home with the help of a few trusty kitchen appliances, such as the Kenwood Multipro Excel – the perfect choice for ambitious cooks aiming to push the boundaries in their food preparation.

View the list of the top 80 dishes here: http://www.kenwoodworld.com/uk

Kenwood Multipro Excel FPM900

Kenwood Multipro Excel key features include:

  • Powerful 1300W motor
  • Shatterproof 4L ThermoResist TritanTM bowl which is also BPA free and dishwasher safe
  • Extra wide feed tube (large enough to fit whole onions, carrots and potatoes without the need to prepare them in advance)
  • A glass Multi-Mill attachment for grinding small amounts of herbs and spices
  • Variable speed settings, offering eight speeds, plus pulse for perfect results
  • Intelligent auto speed function
  • Clever ‘Eco mode’, which automatically switches the machine off if left on and unused for thirty minutes

 

We have one Kenwood MultiPro Excel for one lucky winner, simply either:

EMAIL: [email protected] with your details and the subject line as ‘KENWOOD’

FACEBOOK: Like /ChaatMagazine and share our comeptition post

TWITTER: Follow @curryclubuk and retweet our competition tweet.

 

In the meantime, here’s a delicious recipe you could make with this fantastic food processor…

 

RECIPE: TARKA DAHL

Tarka DahlServes 2 as a vegetarian main course or 4 as an accompaniment

INGREDIENTS

175g chana dhal (yellow dried split peas)

75g red lentils

1 tsp turmeric

1 small onion, peeled

3 red or green chillies, deseeded

2cm piece fresh ginger

3 cloves of garlic, peeled

3 tbsp vegetable oil

2 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp brown mustard seeds

1½ tsp ground coriander

3 tomatoes

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

½ tsp garam masala

To serve :

1 onion, sliced, fried until crisp and brown

 

METHOD

  • Place the split peas and lentils in a sieve and wash under running cold water. Put into a pan with 900ml water and bring to the boil. Skim off any froth that rises to the surface.
  • Stir in the turmeric, then cover the pan and simmer, stirring occasionally for 35-40 minutes, or until the lentils are just tender.
  •  Remove from the heat and stir to break down the lentils. The mixture will thicken as it cools, so a little water may need to be added.
  • While the lentils are cooking put theonion, chillies, ginger and garlic into the blender and chop using the coarse chop programme.
  • Heat the oil in a large pan, add the cumin and mustard seeds and fry until they begin to pop. Add the onion mixture and fry gently for 4-5 minutes, stir in the coriander with 2 tbsp water and the tomatoes, cook a further 2-3 minutes.
  • Add all of this mixture to the lentils and stir together, season if needed. Sprinkle over the garam masala, cover and stand for 1 minute.
  • Re-heat gently before serving.
  • Garnish with crisply fried onion

T I P

For a hotter flavour leave some of the seeds in the chillies. This is an ideal recipe to use frozen garlic and ginger pastes substitute 10g of each for the amount in the ingredients list.

 

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Send us your suggestion(s) and you could WIN a Ferns curry paste!

It’s Britain’s original top ten countdown of best loved curries. Disagree with the current standings? Vote in our TOP OF THE POPPADOMS and win a jar of FERNS authentic paste!

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A huge thank you to everyone who got in contact to suggest the top ten Indian dishes to go on our Top of the Poppadoms Poll! And here is how it currently looks!

 

  1. MADRAS – We weren’t surprised to learn that this dish came out on top, knowing how popular it is in our own restaurant.
  2. BALTI – The Brummy invention loses the top spot but remains a firm favourite.
  3. BIRYANI – We can’t agree more; rice, meat or veg and curry sauce – what’s not to love?
  4. JALFREZI – The ‘Hot-Fry’ remains ever popular
  5. SAAG – Could the position of this dish be down to a new push for healthy eating?
  6. DHANSAK – Down 1 place, is the hot and fruity flavour losing favour?
  7. KORMA – Not going anywhere. The Korma retains its rating in our poll.
  8. CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA – A lot less popular this issue, it seems.
  9. KARAHI – We’d like to see a little more appreciation for this fabulous style of cooking.
  10. VINDALOO – It seems that Fat Les and his family haven’t been voting in TOTP.

 

DISAGREE WITH THE CURRENT STANDINGS? VOTE!

Tell us your favourite curry on the list and why you like it and you could WIN a Fern’s Curry Paste! Click the button below to vote…

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 There are 3 ways to get in touch with your details – no contact – no win!! :

 Closing date is 30th April 2014 – Good Luck! (Please see T&Cs)

Ferns: The official sponsor of Top of the Poppadoms. Authentic curry pastes made in India since 1937. Each Ferns’ product is crafted into a delicious paste, enabling anyone to cook a fragrant, spice-infused Indian dish with ease and speed.

For more information, visit www.fernsofindia.co.uk

 

 

Terms and Conditions: Open to entrants with a UK postal address only. Delivery of competition prizes may take up to 30 days.

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Green Saffron is a multi-award winning family business started by Arun Kapil in 2007. Based in Midleton, Co. Cork, Green Saffron began at farmers’ markets, selling the highest grade, fresh and authentic spice blends that Arun created from whole, wild harvested spices sourced by his cousin from family farms throughout India. Green Saffron has grown and developed over the past seven years, creating a reputation as spice specialists throughout Ireland with their dry spice blends, sauces and seasonal Christmas range.

Green Saffron believes that beautiful ingredients should be available to everybody, and its philosophy is to offer them in a way that makes them totally accessible and a pleasure to use. All Green Saffron products are gluten free, Halal certified and vegan friendly without an ounce of compromise on taste- plus you will not believe the vivid, amazing aromas created by these fresh, quality spices.

The three new curry sauces- The Hot Hot Hot One!, The Medium Tomatoey One! (winner of a 2 star Great Taste Award 2014) and The Mild Creamy One!, along with the existing Green Saffron product range including spices, chutneys and sauces can be found on the Green Saffron online store, always open at www.greensaffron.com

WIN A GREEN SAFFRON HAMPER

Green Saffron are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a huge Green Saffron hamper! To be in with a chance of winning simply get in touch by either:

EMAIL: Send your question with the subject ‘GREEN SAFFRON’ to [email protected]

FACEBOOK: Like & Share our competition post /Facebook

TWITTER: Follow and retweet our competition tweet @curryclubuk

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HELEN MIRREN & OM PURI TANTALISE YOUR TASTEBUDS IN CULINARY DRAMA THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY, AND YOU COULD BE THE LUCKY WINNER OF A THEMED HAMPER!

After rave reviews from across the pond, UK audiences have been treated to their own fix of the culinary goodwill with the official release of The Hundred-Foot Journey on September 5th, a gastronomical feast of a film exploring the fusion of Indo-French cultures, represented beautifully through the universal language of heart-warming food for the soul.

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To celebrate the central message of the film, that of good food surpassing cultural differences, and to give viewers a taste of the film’s vibrant flavours, Chaat! Magazine are giving away 1 delectable The Hundred-Foot Journey prize hamper comprising of a branded apron, cotton bag, recipe journal, spatula and herbs and spices jar, to satiate the taste buds of food enthusiasts.

 

To enter, please answer this simple question: Who plays the role of Papa Kadam in The Hundred-Foot Journey?

 Either: 

TWEET your answer to @curryclubuk followed by #thehundredfootjourney

OR

POST your answer on our FACEBOOK WALL followed by #thehundredfootjourney

Competition closes 31st December 2014. The winner will be chosen at random.

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Our #growyourowncurry challenge for your Indian curry recipes still continues, Plants4presents are eager to get you started and happy to provide your free chilli plant when you subscribe to your food magazine subscription of  Chaat!  A great gift!*
 
We would love to see your garden images growing vegetables, fruit, and herbs, no matter how big or small your veg patch is or even if its just a pot. Share your images with us to share with our followers and show people what is possible.
You may have grown coriander, tomatoes, potatoes or more elaborate ingredients such as aubergines, peppers that some of us struggle to grow our team at Chaat! would love to see what you have put your green fingers to, tell us how easy or difficult the challenge has been and share your wealth of experience with us and our readers. Have you a circle of friends or your own allotment which is thriving from all the nurturing and the brilliant weather we have been having or is the sunny weather been too much for your delicate plants, the most simple of technique shared with others could add so much value to fellow gardeners so get in touch!
One of our Chaat! team is always trying to grow Bengali pumpkins/marrows every year she nurtures the seeds and worships the new seedling, but no real big vegetables ever grow and she’s not sure what she is doing wrong! Someone out there has probably had this problem and faced the challenge and won so tell us about the challenge!
 
Email your images stating
GROWYOUROWNCURRY to: [email protected]
there is a copy of Chaat! up for grabs each month for our favourite image.
 
Remember to tell us your name and town you live in! We will contact you by if you win to send you the a copy of your single issue of Chaat! your food magazine subscription prize
*chilli plant subscription is available until the end of August 2014!
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Anjum’s Quick & Easy Indian is a collection of 80 recipes inspired by Indian flavours and spicing, showcasing
Anjum’s evolving tastes with the use of surprising ingredients such as chorizo and ricotta and the inclusion of
other cuisines. Anjum demonstrates how to create a delicious meal in just 20 minutes, provides tips on stocking
your cupboards with time-saving ‘cheat’ ingredients and gives numerous hints on how to make cooking Indian
at home as easy as possible

YOU CAN ENTER IN ONE OF THREE WAYS:

EMAIL: Send your details to competition @britishcurryclub.co.uk with “ANJUM’”in the subject line

TWITTER: Re-tweet our competition post and follow us

FACEBOOK: ‘Like’ our page and share our competition post
Please enter by August 30th 2014. Good luck!

 

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Do you have a question about cooking spicy food? Chaat! Your Curry Magazine’s team of chefs at the Duchess of Delhi are on hand to help!

Cooking with spices can often be a tricky business, even for the most experienced of cooks! Whenever we have a query about a recipe or an ingredient, we’re lucky enough to be able to go down to the kitchen and get an answer immediately. We’d like to extend the acquisition of knowledge at our fingertips to you, our lovely readers.

Do you have problems such as: What can I cook for my mother-in-law? What is star anise? How do I grind spices?

If you’ve got burning questions about anything to do with South Asian cuisine, spice or cooking methods, get in touch with us, and we’ll answer your question in the next issue.

SO ASK AWAY AND YOU COULD BE IN WITH A CHANCE TO WIN THIS FANTASTIC PRIZE…

AN EXCLUSIVE DUCHESS OF DELHI COOKERY COURSE FOR 2 PEOPLE, WITH A COMPLIMENTARY DINNER AND OVERNIGHT STAY IN THE BEAUTIFUL CARDIFF BAY.

Not only will one lucky reader get their queries answered by our resident chefs, but they will also be treated to:

A private afternoon cookery course for 2 at the Duchess of Delhi.
The course will be taught by one of our expert chefs in our restaurant, who will introduce you to the wonders that are a professional South Asian Kitchen. Learn all the cookery skills and secrets you need to create your own authentic dishes at home!

A meal for 2 at the Duchess of Delhi.
Enjoy dinner in our stunning restaurant, overlooking the heart of Cardiff Bay. Immerse yourself in our luxurious surroundings, enjoy our specially prepared South Asian dishes, and be treated to an unforgettable, authentic dining experience.

www.duchessofdelhi.com

An overnight stay at the Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay.
A complimentary 1 night stay for 2 people in the inviting Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay, set on the picturesque old east dock. Many of the modern bedrooms overlook the canal and you can wake up to a complimentary buffet breakfast in the morning. The hotel also offers wifi throughout the building at no extra charge.

www.exhicardiff.co.uk

What a prize! You’ll even get to meet us!

To be in with a chance of winning simply get in touch by either:

EMAIL: Send your question with the subject ‘ASK CHEF’ to [email protected]

FACEBOOK: Post your question on our Facebook Wall /ChaatMagazine or /Duchessofdelhi

TWITTER: Tweet your question to @curryclubuk using #askchef

CLOSING DATE: 31st August 2014

Terms and Conditions

Entrants must be 18 or over. Winner to be chosen at random by Chaat Magazine. Date subject to availability. Winner to arrange date of stay with Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay. Travel Expenses not included. Room service not included. All rights reserved.

 

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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 in the traditional style with
loop handles and a chutney trinity bowl with
space for three of your favourite sundries!

You can enter in one of three ways:
Email: Send your details to
[email protected] with
‘MUDDYFINGERS’ in the subject line
Twitter: RT our competition post and follow
us
Facebook: ‘Like’ our page and share our
competition post

Please enter by Aug 31st 2014. Good luck!
Prize must be taken on a Saturday before
end of September 2014, to be arranged with
winner. Own transport must be arranged by
winner. Lunch and light refreshments will be
provided

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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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LAST YEAR, WE spoke to Hairy Bikers Si and Dave about their culinary trip to India. The two have since journeyed to Asia, visiting the glorious sights of Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand and Korea to fulfil their culinary thirst. They haven’t just  found speedy and easy recipes packed with flavour, they’ve uncovered the unusual traditions that go with them. A part of what makes their new cookbook such a great read is the insight into each country’s food customs.

YOU CAN ENTER IN ONE OF THREE WAYS:

EMAIL: Send your details to competition @britishcurryclub.co.uk with “BIKERS’”in the subject line

TWITTER: Re-tweet our competition post and follow us

FACEBOOK: ‘Like’ our page and share our competition post
Please enter by May 31st 2014. Good luck!

 

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FOODIES FESTIVALS IS giving away 10 pairs of tickets to your nearest chilli festival. Each festival’s Chilli Food Market will include local
chilli growers and exhibitors and host some exciting chilli-eating competitions every day. It’s situated next to the BBQ arena where visitors can improve their summer BBQ recipes, watch demonstrations and take part in BBQ challenges, meat-eating competitions and even learn how to make ‘BBQ Cake’.

Winners can choose from any of the
locations below.
YOU CAN ENTER IN ONE
OF THREE WAYS:
1. EMAIL your contact details to
[email protected]
with FESTIVAL in the subject line.
2. FACEBOOK: Like our page and share our
competition post.
3. TWITTER: Follow us and re-tweet our
competition tweet.
Good luck! Closing date is 31st April 2014
CHOOSE FROM ANY OF THESE
FOODIES FESTIVALS:
Brighton Hove Lawns (3–5 May)
Marble Hill (24–26 May)
Kenwood House (30 May–1 June)
Clapham Common (6–8 June)
Bristol Harbourside (11–13 July)
Tatton Park, Cheshire (18–20 July)
Edinburgh Inverleith Park (8–10 August)
Battersea Park (15–17 Aug)
Oxford South Parks (23–25 August)

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Send us your suggestion(s) and you could WIN a Ferns curry paste!

It’s Britain’s original top ten countdown of best loved curries. Now, in 2014… we’d like YOU to tell us what dishes YOU would like to see in our TOP OF THE POPPADOMS poll!

Three years ago, when we first launched the magazine, we asked our partner restaurants which dishes they thought should be on our very own curry poll. Since that time, our wonderful Chaat! readers have voted for their favourites from our ‘Top 10’ list, Jalfrezi has dominated the top spot, battling against some of the classic British favourites including Balti, Rogan Josh and Chicken Tikka Masala.

Three years on, there are lots of new restaurants out there, and people are favouring a much wider variety of dishes! Thanks to a rise in the amount of spice lovers, Indian food is more popular than ever before.

 This is how the chart looked at the beginning of the year:

 

1. Chicken Tikka Masala

2. Madras

3. Korma

4. Vindaloo

5.  Balti

6.  Jalfrezi

7.  Rogan Josh

8. Dhansak

9. Butter Chicken

10.  Dopiaza

 

 

We’d like YOU to tell us what dishes YOU’D like to see in our Top of the Poppadoms poll.

 There are 4 ways to get in touch:

 Closing date is 30th April 2014 – Good Luck! (Please see T&Cs)

Ferns: The official sponsor of Top of the Poppadoms. Authentic curry pastes made in India since 1937. Each Ferns’ product is crafted into a delicious paste, enabling anyone to cook a fragrant, spice-infused Indian dish with ease and speed.

For more information, visit www.fernsofindia.co.uk

 

 

Terms and Conditions: Open to entrants with a UK postal address only. Delivery of competition prizes may take up to 30 days.

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Be part of our homegrown challenge and share your pics with us!

This year, we here at Chaat! Magazine are pulling our green fingers out and growing our own Indian curry recipe ingredients. As a curry magazine, it’s only fitting, but here’s the thing –  we’d like you to give it your best shot too!

Yes, the idea of growing plants that we consider to be very exotic can be worrying to say the least, but with a little expert advice and the right environment growing your own curry ingredients can be incredibly rewarding.

The latest issue of Chaat! features a 10 page feature on growing your own, full of information about exotic vegetables with Mridula Baljekar, top tips from Pippa Greenwood and RHS horticulturalist, Mario De Pace, and a really inspiring interview with food-writer-turned-producer, Jojo Tulloh.

“When you make someone something really nice that you grew and just picked, its so rewarding. And you can grow in a windowbox, you don’t even need a garden!” Jojo told us. “People seem to think that if they don’t have an enormous garden where they can grow rows and rows of vegetables, that they might as well not grow anything at all. But even if you only have steps and you grew in pots on your steps, you’d get an enormous amount of pleasure from them, and quite a bit of crop!”

Along with our friends at Plants4Presents, who are huge advocates of growing your own curry (even creating a dedicated display every year at the RHS) we want you to get growing too and share you pictures of your planting progress on our Facebook and/or Twitter page for your chance to be featured in Chaat!’s Winter edition!

SUBSCRIBE TO CHAAT! NOW TO RECEIVE THE NEXT 6 ISSUES AND A FREE CARDAMOM PLANT WORTH £25!

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Spice up your love life this Valentine’s Day with Chaat! Magazine’s seductive spicy hamper!

Our special love-themed hamper is packed full of aphrodisiac spiciness, and as if that wasn’t enough to get you ‘in the mood’, it comes with an issue of Chaat! Magazine.

Our current issue includes 23 fantastic recipes ranging from flavoursome nibbles to impressive desserts that will make you feel like a culinary genius in the kitchen. With a large section on the artisan food revolution, bread and pastry recipes from Paul Hollywood and James Morton, inspiration from the UK’s top restaurants and chefs, and travel diaries that will whisk you off to exotic destinations. Don’t miss our regular column with Bill Oddie and playful interviews with Gok Wan, Karl Pilkington and Tom Stade. We also need YOU to vote for your favourite curry for the country’s only Top of the Poppadoms poll.

The perfect gift for your loved one (and for you too!), our special Valentine’s-themed hamper is a must for spice lovers; and lovers who crave some spice…

You could win one of our seductive spicy hampers! It includes:

2 x Blue Nun Sparkling Gold Edition (200cl)
Our Little Secret Dine in Curry Kit
Jelly Belly Tabasco flavoured Jelly beans
Hotel Chocolat ‘Dark Smiley Lick’ lollipop
Cook’s Brand Ketjap Manis soy sauce
The Spicery ‘All You Need is Love’ sweet spice mix
Seed & Bean Exotic flavoured Organic chocolate
1 issue of Chaat! Magazine

Enter in one of three ways: Either ‘like’ us and share our post on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and RT our post, or email [email protected] with “Valentine” in the subject line by February 15th. Good luck!

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Why Chaat! Magazine’s Danielle thinks Crockpot is great for family meals…

Happy Friday to all our lovely followers! It’s competition time once again and on offer this time is this fantastic Crockpot Digital Countdown Slowcooker!

Now to start, I was not a fan of slow-cooked meals due to the sheer amount of time spent stirring on the hob, and making any kind of stew usually involves the kids complaining about how they’re “starving” or why can’t I play with them etc etc. I had a slow-cooker once before, but I could never seem to get to grips with it, forgetting to time the food and ending up with undercooked dinner or food so overcooked it was practically inedible.

Bearing the above in mind, it was with great trepidation that I gave the Crockpot a try. As the original slow cookers on the market, and a brand established over 40 years ago, Crockpot retains its place at the top of the market. Black with a gloss finish, it blends in quite easily with other kitchen appliances and can be quite easily stored away, despite it’s considerable size. Both the ceramic bowl and the lid are dishwasher safe – which is great news for busy professionals or working families.

Speaking of families, the capacity of the Crockpot Digital Countdown Slow Cooker is a rather large 4.7 litres, which will easily hold and cook a meal for at least 5 people – perfect for family dinners or having friends over for dinner without theneed to slave over the stove.

Easily the best feature of this Crockpot slow cooker are the digital settings, which allow you to select the high or low option according to the time you have available or the recipe, and select the amount of time the dish needs to cook on the inbuilt timing function. This feature is perfect for people like me who inevitably forget the timer – or even forget that you’re using the slow cooker at all! And as if all that weren’t helpful enough, the slowcooker automatically switches to the ‘keep warm’ function once the timer has finished, so you don’t need to worry about overcooked dinners.

Slowcooking is versatile, and I find myself using my Crockpot even at weekends because it frees up so much time, and isn’t just for hearty old-fashioned British stew. I’ve made everything from Lamb Bhuna and Roast Chicken to Lasagne (who knew you could make lasagne in a slow cooker?!) and not to mention a gorgeous chocolate chip bread and butter pudding!

While the Crockpot Digital Countdown Slow Cooker does cost considerably more than models by other brands, I’d see the additional features as a worthwhile investment, especially for those whit busy lifestyles who want to come home and just crash out with an amazing hot home-cooked meal.

The kind people at Crockpot have given us a Crockpot Digital Countdown Slow Cooker to give away! To enter, retweet us on twitter (@curryclubuk) using #inittowinit, or like and share on Facebook (/chaatmagazine). Why not leave us a comment here too? Good luck!

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This issue, we spoke to Yasmin Choudhury, founder of philanthropic food and travel brand Lovedesh. She’s introducing the UK to the unique concept, that is also perhaps a dying art, to Bangladeshi wood-fired curry.

She tells us that, “As gas fires spread across remote rural villages in the Indian subcontinent, cooking over an open wood fire is a dying tradition, one that only poor villages undertake. To help preserve the art, I flew to Bangladesh in March 2013 to learn the tricks involved with cooking artisan curries.” (Full article in issue 16, out now)

Yasmin is giving four lucky people the chance to win a wood-fire curry cooking lesson in London. To enter, email [email protected] with ‘Wood-Fired’ in the subject line, including your name, address and telephone number. Good luck!

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