10 Great Reasons to add smoothies to your diet!

Today’s smoothies using smoothie makers or blenders can use a vast array of ingredients on your supermarket shelfs to include both fruit and vegetables, now all year round you can use all the very fresh ingredients that you have in your kitchen gardens and incorporate them into your daily diet!   10 Great Reasons to […]

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Sep 21, 2017
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GREAT BRITISH PEA WEEK IS BACK! The UK’s annual celebration of the British pea harvesting season will take  place from 10 – 16th July -Mild Pea and Sweet Potato Curry

Mild Pea and Sweet Potato Curry Nutritional information PER SERVING (4) 600 kcalories, 7g protein, 35g carbohydrates, 8g fat, 1g saturated fat, 7g fibre, 13g sugars, 0.04g sodium. Nutrition – as well as the nutritional value of the Peas this recipe contains: vitamin A and beta carotene, B complex vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin […]

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Jul 11, 2017
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Bunny chow #StreetFood South African Curry

Street food has become so popular over the last decade in the UK, but there are still many regions of street food still to be explored by UK diners, here is recipe from South Africa! Bunny chow is simply a hollow bread roll stuffed with curry – not made with real bunny, but with tender […]

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May 22, 2017
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Black-eyed peas with tamarind and coconut

Anjula’s World of Daal! More recipes like this in issue 28 of Chaat!  Daal’s the store cupboard ingredients that can trigger your taste buds and culinary skills! Anjula’s tells Chaat!, “I have always loved daal; for me it’s the ultimate delicious comfort food. I’m not quite sure why many people in the UK don’t appreciate the […]

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May 10, 2017
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GROW YOUR OWN CURRY SEASON TWO

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 […]

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Apr 24, 2017
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Slow Cooked Cumin and Coriander Spiced Vegetables with Pearl Barley

This rich and flavoursome veggie stew is a great way to experiment with your rice cooker, demonstrating that this must-have kitchen gadget can do more than serve up bowls of fluffy basmati. Autumnal veg and piquant spices create a wonderful, and surprisingly light, stew full of delicious flavours and delightful textures. Vegetarian and vegan friendly, […]

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Apr 10, 2017
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Anjula Devi’s Healthy Indian Inspired Christmas Feast

For anyone looking forward to enjoying a Christmas with a difference, chef and author, Anjula Devi, has created a Christmas feast with hints of carefully selected spices, all containing amazing health properties. Anjula’s Christmas banquet features: Caramelised carrots with chilli flakes, jaggery and smoked ginger juice. Finished with a drop of orange liquor.  Sticky parsnips […]

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Nov 15, 2016
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#Bonfire Night Orange Cream Brandy Snaps

These are old-fashioned, lacy, gingery brandy snaps filled with cream. They’re relatively easy to make – the fiddly bit is the shaping and filling that follows – just remember to give them plenty of space while they’re in the oven and get to the shaping soon after they come out. Ingredients 125g unsalted butter 125g […]

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Nov 03, 2016
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Celebrate #Diwali with Asharaf Valappil, head chef at London’s Daawat #Restaurant

Asharaf Valappil, head chef at London’s Daawat Restaurant at the Strand Palace Hotel  Asharaf’s nomination comes at an exciting time for the Daawat Restaurant. A revolutionary summer menu with inspirations drawn from all over the sub-continent has been rapturously received by both critics and guests, many of whom have returned several times to make sure […]

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Oct 29, 2016
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Your Chance to Win a Hamper During National Curry Week!

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

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Oct 12, 2016
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New Gin Map of #Scotland launched for World Gin Day

For all the #Gin Lovers for #Scotland and afar The map includes nine Scottish gins created in the last year with two, McQueen and Persie, launching just last week. The map is a celebration of Scottish gin which has rocketed in popularity in recent years, threatening to overtake whisky as Scotland’s national drink. Gin Map […]

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Jun 10, 2016
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The Allotment: a green fingered cocktail for the gardener in you Allotments.

Bastion of all that is gloriously British. Where mugs of tea are sipped over rows of cabbages. Gossip is swapped. Boots muddied. Worms cajoled and stress relieved. Yep, we all know gardening is great for our health, but did you know just half an hour of gardening a week can deliver long-term benefits for body […]

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May 09, 2016
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#GROWYOUROWNCURRY Gardening Competition!

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 […]

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Apr 27, 2016
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WIN! £500 FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR FAVOURITE RESTAURANT OR TAKEAWAY!

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 […]

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Mar 23, 2016
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Win Arun’s new book Fresh Spice!

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 […]

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Apr 27, 2015
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WIN A ALDI BAKING ACCESSORY!!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ENTER THE COMPETITION AND WIN A ALDI BAKING ACCESSORY  THIS IS HOW YOU CAN! EMAIL: with the subject ‘ALDI’ to [email protected] FACEBOOK:’Like’ our page and share our competition post TWITTER: Re-tweet our competition post and follow us CLOSING DATE: 30 JULY 2015

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Apr 27, 2015
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THE FOOD OF LO♥E!

Chaat!’’s top ten aphrodisiac fun foods will steam up more than your kitchen windows this this season. If you are thinking about wooing a special person, sneak some of the following into your breakfast, lunch or evening meal! The food of love! To subscribe to Chaat! Click Here CHILLIES ♥♥♥♥♥ Hot chillies release endorphins which […]

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Feb 09, 2015
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THE FLAVOURS AND ESSENCE OF PAKISTANI FOOD

Something for the weekend ahead. A cuisine in its own right, food writer Sumayya Jamil explores Pakistan’s rich culinary history. CHICKEN YAKHNI PULLAO This is a rice dish that was always cooked on Sundays in my home. It’s warm, comforting and a complete meal on its own. The whole garam masala is added to the […]

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Jan 29, 2015
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On the twelfth day of Christmas…

My true love gave to me 12 Ahmed Cardamom Teas! 11 Taste of India‘s 10 Soul Tree Wines 9 Fudco Spices 8 Plants 4 Presents 7 Spices of India 6 Indian Runners 5 bottles ‘o Blue Nun! 4 Rani Mixes 3 Ferns Pickles 2 Kingfisher beers AND SOMETHING THAT’S REALLY SPICY!!! Like us on Facebook /chaatmagazine and Follow us […]

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Dec 24, 2014
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On the eleventh day of Christmas…

My true love gave to me 11 Taste of India‘s 10 Soul Tree Wines 9 Fudco Spices 8 Plants 4 Presents 7 Spices of India 6 Indian Runners 5 bottles ‘o Blue Nun! 4 Rani Mixes 3 Ferns Pickles 2 Kingfisher beers AND SOMETHING THAT’S REALLY SPICY!!! Like us on Facebook /chaatmagazine and Follow us on Twitter @curryclubuk

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Dec 23, 2014
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On the tenth day of Christmas…

My true love gave to me 10 Soul Tree Wines 9 Fudco Spices 8 Plants 4 Presents 7 Spices of India 6 Indian Runners 5 bottles ‘o Blue Nun! 4 Rani Mixes 3 Ferns Pickles 2 Kingfisher beers AND SOMETHING THAT’S REALLY SPICY!!! Like us on Facebook /chaatmagazine and Follow us on Twitter @curryclubuk

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Dec 22, 2014
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On the ninth day of Christmas…

My true love gave to me 9 Fudco Spices 8 Plants 4 Presents 7 Spices of India 6 Indian Runners 5 bottles ‘o Blue Nun! 4 Rani Mixes 3 Ferns Pickles 2 Kingfisher beers AND SOMETHING THAT’S REALLY SPICY!!! Like us on Facebook /chaatmagazine and Follow us on Twitter @curryclubuk

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Dec 21, 2014
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On the eighth day of Christmas…

My true love gave to me 8 Plants 4 Presents 7 Spices of India 6 Indian Runners 5 bottles ‘o Blue Nun! 4 Rani Mixes 3 Ferns Pickles 2 Kingfisher beers AND SOMETHING THAT’S REALLY SPICY!!! Like us on Facebook /chaatmagazine and Follow us on Twitter @curryclubuk

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Dec 20, 2014
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On the seventh day of Christmas…

My true love gave to me 7 Spices of India 6 Indian Runners 5 bottles ‘o Blue Nun! 4 Rani Mixes 3 Ferns Pickles 2 Kingfisher beers AND SOMETHING THAT’S REALLY SPICY!!! Like us on Facebook /chaatmagazine and Follow us on Twitter @curryclubuk

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Dec 19, 2014
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On the sixth day of Christmas…

My true love gave to me 6 Indian Runners 5 bottles ‘o Blue Nun! 4 Rani Mixes 3 Ferns Pickles 2 Kingfisher beers AND SOMETHING THAT’S REALLY SPICY!!! Like us on Facebook /chaatmagazine and Follow us on Twitter @curryclubuk

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Dec 18, 2014
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On the fifth day of Christmas…

My true love gave to me 5 bottles ‘o Blue Nun! 4 Rani Mixes 3 Ferns Pickles 2 Kingfisher beers AND SOMETHING THAT’S REALLY SPICY!!! Like us on Facebook /chaatmagazine and Follow us on Twitter @curryclubuk

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Dec 17, 2014
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On the fourth day of Christmas…

My true love gave to me 4 Rani Mixes 3 Ferns Pickles 2 Kingfisher beers AND SOMETHING THAT’S REALLY SPICY!!! Like us on Facebook /chaatmagazine and Follow us on Twitter @curryclubuk

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Dec 16, 2014
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Gurpareet’s Guilt Free Christmas Dinner

A SPICY CHRISTMAS DINNER WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS Gurpareet Bains has created  a three-course festive feast with fewer calories than a single bowl of mixed nuts. His “Guilt-Free Gala” contains a total of just 930 calories, over two-thirds less than the classic lunch. It includes turkey with roast potatoes and all the trimmings, a lobster […]

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Dec 15, 2014
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On the third day of Christmas…

My true love gave to me 3 Ferns Pickles 2 Kingfisher beers AND SOMETHING THAT’S REALLY SPICY!!! Like us on Facebook /chaatmagazine and Follow us on Twitter @curryclubuk

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Dec 15, 2014
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On the second day of Christmas…

My true love gave to me 2 Kingfisher beers AND SOMETHING THAT’S REALLY SPICY!!! Like us on Facebook /chaatmagazine and Follow us on Twitter @curryclubuk

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Dec 14, 2014
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On the first day of Christmas…

My true love gave to me Something that’s really spicy. Like us on Facebook /chaatmagazine and Follow us on Twitter @curryclubuk

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Dec 13, 2014
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TOP OF THE POPPADOMS!

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! A huge thank you to everyone who got in contact to suggest the top ten Indian dishes […]

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Dec 05, 2014
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National Curry Week 13-19 October 2014

National Curry Week was set up by its founders to really put the nations favourite dish on the map, curry has been loved by so many and the week brings along many local and national activities to raise money for much need charities across the country. This year’s National Curry week has been supported by […]

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Oct 09, 2014
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Black Cardamom for Indian Curry Recipe’s

Perfect for Indian curry recipes the Black Cardamom (Amomum Subulatum) – Grow your own curry challenge is still on and the black Cardmom seeds for this exotic spice is a definite plant that should be ticked off your list, as a Indian curry recipe ingredient plants4presents.co.uk have provided ours! Black Cardamom comes from an herbaceous perennial that is […]

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Sep 13, 2014
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#Growyourowncurry challenge continues… a way to win a issue of your favourite food magazine subscription

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 […]

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Aug 16, 2014
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RECIPE: Beetroot & Coconut Samosa

Something a little different from your usual samosa perfect Indian recipe idea with a twist. Super simple to make. INGREDIENTS 500g beetroot 1/2 tsp mustard seeeds 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1/4 tsp asafoetida 6-8 curry leaves 2 green chillies 6-8 tbsp grated coconut 1 pack of frozen Spring Roll or Samosa pastry (Available from most […]

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Aug 03, 2014
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Welcome to the wonderful world of chillies! Can YOU feel the heat?

The last couple of weeks Britain has had the perfect weather for growing the much loved chilli! Say hello to the five domesticated species of the genus Capsicum: Capsicum annuum: The most common domesticated species; includes sweet peppers and the majority of garden grown chillies Chinense: Generically known as ‘habaneros’; includes the hottest chillies ever […]

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Jul 30, 2014
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Keep up your routine jobs in the garden!

If we have encouraged you to grow your own Indian curry recipe ingredients that’s brilliant, or if you have your  own regular garden here are some tips for you.  We’ve had some really sunny days lately perfect for spending extra time out doors! Do’s & Don’ts! DO…  Water your veg regularly. The morning or evening […]

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Jul 22, 2014
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Give your barbecue something to be excited about this summer….

“INJECT SOME ZEST TO YOUR BBQ WITH SPICE RUBS TO ENHANCE YOUR FOOD TENFOLD!” www.JustIngredients.co.uk offering 15% discount to our readers code CHAAT15 THERE’S THE SUN! Quick, dust off that barbecue, and get grilling! Us Brits love nothing better than a BBQ in the (rare) sunshine filled days. If, like us, you’ve become bored of the same old burnt […]

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Jul 09, 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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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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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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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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WIN! A COPY OF THE HAIRY BIKERS’ ASIAN ADVENTURE

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 […]

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May 17, 2014
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A South Asian Enigma

Eat Water’s 7 Calories Rice, Pasta and Noddle Range For 100g of rice to contain a mere 7 calories seems unbelievable. However, British food company Eat Water’s slim range of rice contains around 343 calories less than a normal 100g serving of rice. The Slim range has become the UK and Ireland’s best-selling low calorie […]

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Apr 09, 2014
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Review: Manju Malhi’s Easy Indian Cookbook

While there is a plethora of Indian cookbooks out there, you’ll never catch us complaining! As far as we’re concerned, every cookery book offers a wonderfully different take on Indian Cuisine, with some absolute recipe gems nestled within their pages. Manju Malhi’s Easy Indian Cookbook is no exception. Fit to burst with stunning images of […]

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Mar 21, 2014
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THE CHAAT! CURRY CHALLENGE: Mutter Paneer Recipe

In our latest issue of Chaat magazine, a few of our team members competed in a our all new Curry Challenge to find out is cooking a homemade Indian curry recipe is affordable. The task was to cook a meal for four people for under £4, in as quick a time as possible. See who won with […]

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Mar 19, 2014
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A Diabetic Diet

Health is an increasing concern in today’s society. We’re all told that we need to watch what we eat and not to eat too much, but what if eating more of certain foods can have a positive effect? In Britain alone, diabetes affects 1.88 million people. According to Zoe Gray of Z Nutrition, the condition […]

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Mar 13, 2014
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CHAAT! s GROW YOUR OWN CURRY CHALLENGE!

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! […]

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Mar 10, 2014
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