Great fun at the launch party of the Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society’s 2017 Summer Show. This year’s Summer Show is on 15th July on the grounds of Windsor Castle. Among the celebrities attending the launch party were Marke Tilling, the winner of Creme de la Creme Bake off 2016 and Master Chocolatier as well as Bill Buckley, presenter BBC radio Berkshire. Plenty of local artisan producers displayed their produce including chutneys from Mridula’s Kitchen.
I had read about Chef Rohit Ghai and his fabulous creations of contemporary Indian dishes. The unusual sounding name intrigued me as much as the images of the food I had seen. Jamavar is named after a rare and exquisite 16th century shawl from Kashmir. Finally I made it to Jamavar with a friend, and upon entering the restaurant, which had a very pleasant and modern interior and soft lighting, a feature I love in any restaurant, I knew … Read More
Coming Soon I am super excited about my new you tube video series, I welcome any comments on ideas for videos and to start with I will be putting together some exciting content including how to use spices, cooking with superfoods and how to make your food different from everyone elses. Keep an eye out for more!
I will be creating a mini series highlighting the health benefits of a variety of spices and will be creating healthy recipes using those spices. I will also be creating recipes using super-foods like Kale, green tea, broccoli, orange tomatoes etc. So if you are in Borough Market tomorrow keep an eye out for me.
Spiced chutneys from Mridula’s Kitchen will soon be available in deli stores, garden centres and selected food halls in London. Two very successful soft launches in December 2016 with rave reviews were most encouraging. The picture shows only 3 flavours, but there will be 5 available in due course. Exotic marinades, spicy soups, dry spice rubs will be added soon.
On a Saturday lunchtime I took myself to my favourite market in London; the famous and fabulous Borough Market. I love this place and can never have enough of it. To be able to stroll around the amazing array of fresh produce from artisan bread, local and imported cheese, freshest of the fresh vegetables, some common and some totally unusual. This time of year root vegetables are the jewels of winter and I was delighted to see the fresh,plump and … Read More
I have been to Dishoom and the food is different from the typical Indian restaurant. This is a restaurant where you will find Iranian-style cafe food and drink that are served in cafes in Bombay. Exotic cocktails, samosas and chilli cheese toast and grills such as kebabs, the pomelo salad and the Dishoom slaw. Curries and flat breads, all are extremely tasty and it is no surprise that they won Diners’ Restaurant of the Year vote! There are 4 branches … Read More
This is a familiar sight in most Indian kitchen, but people often forget that this is also a powerhouse of health and vitality. While Indian spices add alluring flavours, tastes and textures, they also promote good health and protect us from various diseases. All the spices have astonishing health-giving qualities and I will take you through each and every one of them, only briefly, as for more details and recipes, you will have to wait until my new book on … Read More
I had been hearing really good things about this restaurant called ‘Babur’, named after a Mughal Emperror, in Forest Hill, London. I tried several times to get there, but my workload came in the way! Finally, I made it to Babur and was more than pleasantly surprised at Chef Jiwan Lal’s outstanding creations! He really is one of the most imaginative, skillful and stylish chefs, and I admire all these qualities in a chef. The food was sensational, presentation … Read More
A wonderful new Indian restaurant has just opened in New Malden, Surrey. The food, presentation styles and service, all excellent. Decor modern and very pleasant. It is so great to see good new restaurants coming up more and more in the UK who serve traditional Indian food with really modern presentation styles. I thoroughly enjoyed the soft-shell crab which was cooked to perfection, the kasundi chicken tikka was out of this world; what was so good to see that chef … Read More