Using lockdown lessons for Ramadan fasting

  By Asjad Nazir ACCORDING to acclaimed chef and culinary TV personality Sarah Choudhury, this year’s Ramadan will be different than usual in terms of food due to the extended lock­down period. Although being indoors has nega­tively impacted many, she feels there are a lot of positives that can be taken from people’s changing habits […]

‘UK-India deal is win-win’

  By Nadeem Badshah BRITISH food firms and restaurants could potentially be the big winners if the UK strikes a new £100 billion trade deal with India, according to business leaders. Entrepreneurs said import and export costs for shops and restaurants will fall if they can use Indian suppliers and manu­facturers more. Business owners have […]

‘Food war’ on Twitter after UK-based academic calls South Indian food idli ‘boring’

UK-based academic Dr Edward Anderson has sparked a ‘food war’ on Twitter by calling South Indian staple food ‘Idli’ boring. On Tuesday(6) while responding to a tweet by food delivery app Zomato India which asked about ‘one dish you could never understand why people like soo much’ Dr Anderson said: “Idli are the most boring […]

Tikka Masala, Korma, Rogan Josh are the top 3 favourite UK curries, survey shows

BRITS start eating Indian food at a much younger age as one in five enjoys their first ‘curry’ before their 10th birthday, survey shows. The survey by online takeaway platform Foodhub has found out that Tikka Masala is the favourite UK curry followed by Korma and Rogan Josh. The other ‘hot’ choices are Madras, Jalfrezi, Vindaloo, […]

Kitchen diaries of a culinary queen

MASTER CHEF DIPNA ANAND TALKS ABOUT HER COOKING PASSION, TOP TIPS AND HEALTHY EATING IN LOCKDOWN by MITA MISTRY A MASSIVELY popular pastime during the Covid-19 lockdown has been cooking and many experts like master chef Dipna Anand have helped guide those wanting to learn new recipes. Having been brought up among a family of […]

Grandma Todiwala’s macaroni and cauliflower cheese

EASTERN EYE asked celebrity chef Cyrus Todiwala to give a recipe for Ramadan. He said: “This was mum’s all-time favourite dinner for us when we were kids. It goes back to when the first pasta was introduced to the British public and promptly found its way to India, and into the clubs of the Raj. […]

Top cooking tips for Ramadan

AWARD-WINNING CHEF SARAH ALI CHOUDHURY’S GUIDE TO HEALTHY EATING DURING THE HOLY MONTH by ASJAD NAZIR A KEY aspect of Ramadan is preparing food before and after the daily fast. With a coronavirus lockdown in place, it is even more essential to get this aspect of the holy month correct, but some simple food and […]

Cooking in quarantine

by MEERA DAS AS THE whole world learns to slow down and stay at home during these challenging times, I found myself returning from an adventure fuelled holiday and taking on an immediate, self-imposed quarantine, just in case I was a coronavirus carrier. My focus was shifted in an instant. I was homebound with all […]

MasterChef contestant Jasmeet Dial on what’s cooking next

by LAUREN CODLING A SEMI-FINALIST on the BBC’s MasterChef has reflected on his time on the popular cookery show following his elimination last week. Jasmeet Dial impressed viewers with his Asian-inspired cuisine, including his Vegan Aubergine 3 Ways Thali dish. The meal saw him being crowned ‘Cook of the Day’ after it won over MasterChef […]

How to stay connected while social distancing

THE DIVERSE INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES KEEPING PEOPLE ENGAGED DURING COVID-19 by ASJAD NAZIR VARIOUS individuals are demonstrating that self-isolation doesn’t mean solitary confinement by giving all those indoors during the lockdown ways to keep connected. From fitness and cooking classes to quizzes and Bollywood parties, technology is being used to keep those at home healthy, entertained […]

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