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Pat Chapman's Curry Club

Welcome to Britain's first and foremost authority on Asian food. I sell COOKERY BOOKS, SPICES and UTENSILS, including Rick Steins recommended ingredients, COOKERY COURSES, and for the adventurous gourmet, I take GOURMET TOURS TO INDIA. I also publish the COBRA GOOD CURRY GUIDE.

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I have closed my online shop, but I do take telephone orders. Please call me on 01428 658327 or 07808 922635, I accept debit/credit cards. If you would prefer to send a cheque, please post it to: Pat Chapman, 50, West Street, Haslemere, Surrey. GU27 2AP. I promise rapid delivery.

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PUBLICATIONS

2013 COBRA GOOD CURRY GUIDE Announcing our latest edition! If you would like it author-signed, just ask.

 

 

RESTAURANT REVIEW - Monday 8th September, 2014

JOLSHIRI The Green, Claygate, Esher, Surrey. KY10 0JQ. 01372 468 996.

Consistently good food!

 

FILM - On general release from 5th September, 2014

THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY - starring Helen Mirren and Om Puri.

 

The book was written by Richard C Morais.

 

RESTAURANT REVIEW - Tuesday 15th July, 2014

AKASH 145, Stafford Road, Wallington, Surrey. SM6 9BN. 020 8647 5592.

 

Proprietor of Akash Tandoori Restaurant - Mr Yawar Khan

 

RESTAURANT REVIEW - Saturday 5th July, 2014

THE RAJA OF KENT Biddenham Road, St Michaels, Tenterden, Kent. TN30 6SX. 01233 851191.

Bangladeshi cooking in Kent

 

RESTAURANT REVIEW - Monday 30th June, 2014

CHAKRA 157-159, Notting Hill Gate, Notting Hill, London. W11 3LF. 020 7229 2115.

 

Chakra means 'energy'

 

PRESS RELEASE - Wednesday 11th June, 2014

HOLY LAMA - Natural Spice Drops

  Spice Drops is a range of 27 spice flavours. They are easy-to-use, yielding the required flavour to your cooking, instantly and without the hassle of weighing up, roasting, grinding and storing excess spice mixes. Each bottle contains 5ml and you only need one drop per 200g of curry.

 

RESTAURANT REVIEW - Thursday 8th May, 2014

JOLSHIRI The Green, Claygate, Esher, Surrey. KT10 0JQ. 01372 468 996.

 

Claygate's newest Indian restaurant!

 

RESTAURANT REVIEW - Tuesday 6th May, 2014

KARNAVAR 62, South End, Croydon, Surrey. CR0 1DP. 020 8686 2436.

Chef Manoj Karnavar

 

PRESS RELEASE - Friday 2nd May, 2014

BISBAS - Secret Sauces from the Middle East

 

Available in Harrods and selected independent retailers

 

PRESS RELEASE - Wednesday 26th March, 2014

THE SAKE SAMURAI ASSOCIATION - UK Parliament Hosts Japanese Sake

 

Five renowned sake makers, showcased their most exceptional sakes

 

RESTAURANT REVIEW - Tuesday 18th March, 2014

GOLDEN TRIANGLE 192-196, Fleet Road, Fleet, Hampshire. GU51 4BY. 01252 616 352.

Authentic Indian food comes to Fleet

 

RECIPE TO TRY - BLINTZE - SWEET CHEESE PANCAKE - Tuesday 4th March, 2014

HOMESTYLE MIDDLE EASTERN COOKING by Pat Chapman

 'Great for Pancake Day! Yes, these are a Jewish dessert but they are wonderful! - enjoy!'

 

COBRA GOOD CURRY GUIDE AWARD WINNER - Wednesday 19th February, 2014

BRITANNIA SPICE The Parade, Parkgate, Wirral. CH64 6SA. 0151 336 1774

AWARD WINNER! BEST IN CHESHIRE AND THE WIRRAL

 

RECIPE TO TRY - LATKES - SHREDDED POTATO CAKES - February, 2014

HOMESTYLE MIDDLE EASTERN COOKING by Pat Chapman

 'Delicious comfort food and very easy to make!'

 

INDIAN CURRY COOKERY CLASS - 3 HOURS CAN YOU HELP? We have received a telephone call today (08/01/14) from a lovely gentleman called Andrew, who wishes to come along to this course. Would anyone like to join him and share the expenses? If you are interested, please call Pat Chapman on 01428 658327 and get a date in the diary!

Jaipur, India 2010. Not quite as recognizable as our BT boxes. However, this is an Indian public phone box, seriously!

 

RECIPE TO TRY - CHEMEEN MANGA KARAVALI - PRAWNS IN MANGO - January, 2014

INDIA: FOOD AND COOKING by Pat Chapman

 

COBRA GOOD CURRY GUIDE AWARD WINNER - Thursday 5th December, 2013

BENGAL DYNASTY 1, North Parade, Llandudno, Conwy. LL30 2LP. 01492 875928

AWARD WINNER! BEST IN NORTH WALES

 

COBRA GOOD CURRY GUIDE AWARD WINNER - Wednesday 4th December, 2013

HANSA'S 72-74, North Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire. LS2 7PN. 0113 244 4408.

AWARD WINNER! BEST UK INDIAN VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT

 

COBRA GOOD CURRY GUIDE AWARD WINNER - Tuesday 3rd December, 2013

AZRAM'S SHEESH MAHAL 346-348, Kirkstall Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire. LS4 2DS. 0113 230 4161.

2013/14 AWARD WINNER! BEST IN WEST YORKSHIRE

 

COBRA GOOD CURRY GUIDE AWARD WINNER - Tuesday 19th November, 2013

THE VALLEY JUNCTION 397 The Old Station, Archbold Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne. NE2 1DB. 0191 281 6397

2013/14 AWARD WINNER! BEST IN THE NORTH EAST

 

COBRA GOOD CURRY GUIDE AWARD WINNER - Tuesday 19th November, 2013

CAFE SALMA 523, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, Strathclyde. G3 7PQ. 0141 221 7636.

2013/14 AWARD WINNER! BEST IN SOUTHERN SCOTLAND

 

COBRA GOOD CURRY GUIDE AWARD WINNER - Monday 18th November, 2013

CINNAMON 476, Union Street, Aberdeen. 01224 633 328.

2013/14 AWARD WINNER! BEST IN NORTHERN SCOTLAND

 

COBRA GOOD CURRY GUIDE AWARD WINNER - Wednesday 13th November, 2013

SHIFNAL BALTI 20, Broadway, Shifnal, Shropshire. TF11 8AZ. 01952 460142.

 

2013/14 AWARD WINNER! BEST IN SHROPSHIRE

 

COBRA GOOD CURRY GUIDE AWARD WINNER - Tuesday 12th November, 2013

FLAMINGO BAR AND GRILL 179-183, Loughborough Road, Leicester, Leicestershire. LE4 5LR. 0116 261 0109.

 

2013/14 AWARD WINNER! BEST IN LEICESTERSHIRE

 

COBRA GOOD CURRY GUIDE AWARD WINNER - Tuesday 12th November, 2013

THE CUMIN 62-64, Maid Marian Way, Nottingham. NG1 6BJ. 0115 941 9941.

 

2013/14 AWARD WINNER! BEST IN THE MIDLANDS

 

COBRA GOOD CURRY GUIDE AWARD WINNER - Wednesday 6th November, 2013

MINT AND MUSTARD 10, Station Road, Taunton, Somerset. TA1 1NH. 01823 330770.

2013/14 AWARD WINNER! - BEST IN SOMERSET

 

COBRA GOOD CURRY GUIDE AWARD WINNER - Tuesday 5th November, 2013

MELUHA 51, Park Street, Bristol. BS1 5NT. 01179 304693.

 

2013/14 AWARD WINNER! BEST CHEF AWARD AND BEST IN THE WEST OF ENGLAND

 

COBRA GOOD CURRY GUIDE AWARD WINNER - Sunday 3rd November, 2013

MISBAH 9, Priory Street, Monmouth. NP25 3BR. 01600 714940.

2013/14 AWARD WINNER! BEST IN SOUTH WALES

 

PRESS RELEASE - Thursday 31st October, 2013

BEDFORD & STRAND 1a, Bedford Street, London. WC2E 9HH. 020 7836 3033

 'The 'Braised beef cheek, curly kale, parsnips, red wine & mushroom jus' was just wonderful, the meat being so tender that it simply fell apart and melted in the mouth.'

 

HALLOWEEN RECIPE TO TRY - SINDHI LUKI MASALE DAR - PUMPKIN CURRY - 31st October, 2013

Don't throw away those pumpkins! Use them to make this delicious curry from Pakistan.

 

RECIPE TO TRY - GOSHT TIKKEA MALAI KE BOHRIS - BAKED MARINATED BEEF - October, 2013

INDIA: FOOD AND COOKING by Pat Chapman

 

PAT CHAPMAN'S COOKERY CLASS - Saturday 19th October, 2013 FULL

INDIAN CURRY COOKERY CLASS - 3 HOURS Pat Chapman demonstrates our favourite Curry House dishes - Channa Chat Salad served with Chappati and Mint Raitha; Chicken Tikka Masala and Chicken Jalfrezi served with Pullao Rice and Lemon RiceCall Pat on 01428 658327 and BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!

 

NATIONAL CURRY WEEK - 7th to 13th October, 2013

16TH NATIONAL CURRY WEEK Join the 23 million Brits who eat curry on a regular basis!

 

PAT CHAPMAN'S COOKERY CLASS - Saturday 21st September, 2013

THAI CURRY COOKERY CLASS - 3 HOURS Pat Chapman demonstrates our favourite Thai dishes - Green Papaya and Long Bean Salad, Thai Green Chicken Curry, Prawn Phad Thai, served with Oyster Greens and Black and White Rice. Call Pat on 01428 658327 and BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!

 

FREELANCE FOOD AND NUTRITIONAL SCIENCE WRITER - August, 2013

THE POWER OF THE CURRY: HEALTHY EATING FOR A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE by Lisa Campbell

 

RECIPE TO TRY - RAAN-E-MURGH - BAKED CHICKEN LEGS - July, 2013

INDIA: FOOD AND COOKING by Pat Chapman

 

RECIPE TO TRY - BUTTER CHICKEN - July, 2013

QUICK AFTER WORK CURRIES USA EDITION by Pat Chapman

 

 

RECIPE TO TRY - ALOO CHOLE - POTATO AND CHICKPEA CURRY - July, 2013

INDIA: FOOD AND COOKING by Pat Chapman

 

 

PRESS RELEASE - Wednesday 26th June, 2013

FALL HOOK, LINE AND SINKER FOR THE POTTED FISH COMPANY

Try the 'Crab Cake with Ginger and Coriander'

 

PRESS RELEASE - Thursday 20th June, 2013

LAURENZ V. 2012 FRIENDLY VELTLINER - KAMPTAL

Wine to drink with spicy food

 

PRESS RELEASE - Thursday 20th June, 2013

LAURENZ V 2012 SINGING GRUNER VELTLINER - LAURENZ AND SOPHIE

Wine to drink with spicy food

 

PRESS RELEASE - Wednesday 22nd May, 2013

PRINZ VON HESSEN RIESLING - 2012 KABINETT ROYAL

Wine to drink with CHINGREE IN COCONUT

From HOMESTYLE INDIAN COOKING by Pat Chapman

 

RESTAURANT REVIEW - Monday 20th May, 2013

MR TODIWALA'S KITCHEN Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Poyle Road, Colnbrook, Berkshire. SL3 0FF. 01753 766482.

 

Pat Chapman with Restaurant Manager - Asta

 

RESTAURANT REVIEW - Tuesday 14th May, 2013

SHOZNA 153, Maidstone Road, Rochester, Kent. ME1 1RR. 01634 847847.

Perfect for sunny summery evenings

 

RESTAURANT REVIEW - Wednesday 8th May, 2013

IMLI STREET 167-168, Wardour Street, Soho, London. W1F 8WR. 020 7287 4243.

 

Pat Chapman - Head Chef Dayashankar Sharma - General Manager Abhishake Sangwan

 

PRESS RELEASE - Friday 3rd May, 2013

MASSALA INDIAN DINING 19, Anyards Road, Cobham, Surrey. 01932 865005.

 

The 7 Day WAG Diet by Chef Sunil Sinha of Massala Indian Dining of Cobham

 

PRESS RELEASE - Wednesday 1st May, 2013

INDIAN SUMMER 69, East Street, Brighton, Sussex. BN1 1HQ. 01273 711001.

 

New Indian Summer Lunch

 

PRESS RELEASE - Wednesday 24th April, 2013

BARBARELLA 428, Fulham Road, London. SW6 1DU. 020 7920 6430.

 

Chelsea Institution Announces New Menu and Head Chef - Barbarella, one of London's most popular restaurants, and a Chelsea favourite for over 40 years, is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Head Chef and an exciting new Italian-inspired dining menu from Tuesday 23rd April 2013.

 

COBRA GOOD CURRY GUIDE AWARD WINNER - Wednesday 10th April, 2013

MANGO LOUNGE 9, Datchet Road, Windsor, Berkshire. SL4 1QB. 01753 855 576.

AWARDED - Best in Home Counties

 

RESTAURANT REVIEW - Wednesday 14th March, 2013

DALCHA 636, Fulham Road, London. SW6 5RT. 020 7731 6066.

 

Inspiring Hyderabadi cuisine

 

PRESS RELEASE - Tuesday 19th February, 2013

CHANGYU - CABERNET BLEND 2011

 

Wine to drink with spicy food

COBRA GOOD CURRY GUIDE AWARD WINNER - Monday 4th February, 2013

SESAME INDIAN AND THAI 216, Kingston Road, New Malden, Surrey. KT3 3RJ. 020 8949 2211.

AWARDED - Best in Outer London

 

COBRA GOOD CURRY GUIDE AWARD WINNER - Tuesday 29th January, 2013

THE AMBRETTE 44, King Street, Margate, Kent. CT9 1QE. 01843 231504.

AWARDED - Best in South East

 

INDUSTRY AWARDS - Sunday 27th January, 2013

FoBC CELEBRATION 2013 - at the Hilton London Paddington Hotel, 146, Praed Street, Paddington, London. W2 1EE.

 

COBRA GOOD CURRY GUIDE AWARD WINNER - Monday 14th January, 2013

INDIAN DINING 6, The Green, Warlingham, Surrey. CR6 9NA. 01883 625905.

   

AWARDED - TOP 100

 

PAT CHAPMAN'S COOKERY COURSE

INDIAN CURRIES COOKERY CLASS 3 HOURS Karen helps Kevin celebrate his birthday by cooking Tikka Masala Sauce in our Haslemere Kitchen.

    

 

COBRA GOOD CURRY GUIDE AWARD WINNER - Thursday 20th December, 2012

RAJPOOT 5a-6, Gabriel Street, St Ives, Cornwall. TR26 2LU. 01736 795307.

 

AWARDED - Best in Cornwall

 

COBRA GOOD CURRY GUIDE AWARD WINNER - Tuesday 11th December, 2012

THE MINT ROOM Longmead Gospel Hall, Lower Bristol Road, Bath. BA2 3EB. 01225 446 656.

 

AWARDED - Best in the West

 

COBRA GOOD CURRY GUIDE AWARD WINNER

CALCUTTA BRASSERIE 7, St Paul's Court, High Street, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. MK11 1HA. 01908 566577.

AWARDED - Best in Home Counties

 

COBRA GOOD CURRY GUIDE AWARD WINNER - Tuesday 4th December, 2012

CURRY FEVER 139, Belgrave Road, Leicester, Leicestershire.  LE4 6AS. 0116 266 2941.

 

AWARDED - Best in Central England

 

COBRA GOOD CURRY GUIDE AWARD WINNER - Monday 3rd December, 2012

BENGAL DYNASTY 106, Chester Road, East, Shotton, Deeside. CH5 1QD. 01244 830455.

 

AWARDED - Best in North Wales

 

COBRA GOOD CURRY GUIDE AWARD WINNER - Monday 3rd December, 2012

GULSHAN 544-548, Aigburgh Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L19 3QG. 0151 427 2273.

 

AWARDED - Best in Merseyside

 

COBRA GOOD CURRY GUIDE AWARD WINNER - Monday 3rd December, 2012

INDIAN OCEAN Stamford Street East, Ashton Under Lyne, Lancashire. OL6 6QH. 0161 343 3343.

 

AWARDED - Best in the North

 

COBRA GOOD CURRY GUIDE AWARD WINNER

ASHOKA 307, Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. S11 8NX. 0114 268 3029.

AWARDED - Best in Yorkshire

 

COBRA GOOD CURRY GUIDE AWARD WINNER

NEW BALAKA 3, Alexandra Place, St Andrews. KY16 9XD. 01334 474 825.

AWARDED - Best in North Scotland

 

COBRA GOOD CURRY GUIDE AWARD WINNER

BRITANNIA SPICE 150, Commercial Street, Ocean Drive, Edinburgh, Lothian. EH6 6LE. 0131 555 2255.

AWARDED - Outstanding Restaurant

 

COBRA GOOD CURRY GUIDE AWARD WINNER

VERANDAH 17, Dalry Road, Edinburgh, Lothian. EH11 2BQ. 0131 337 5828.

AWARDED - Best in Scotland

 

COBRA GOOD CURRY GUIDE AWARD WINNER

MYA 92, Commercial Street, Leith, Edinburgh, Lothian. EH6 6JA. 0131 554 4000.

AWARDED - Best in East Scotland

 

COBRA GOOD CURRY GUIDE AWARD WINNER - Tuesday 27th November, 2012

AKBARS 573-581, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. G3 7PQ. 0141 222 2258.

 

BEST IN UK GROUP AWARD

 

INDUSTRY AWARDS

BRITISH CURRY AWARDS 2012 Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London. SW11.

  

Lodue Miah from the Madhuban, 94, Station Road, Liss, Hampshire. GU33 7AQ with Pat Chapman and Andy Vama from Vama, 428, Kings Road, London. SW10.

 

INDUSTRY AWARDS - Sunday 25th November, 2012

FoBC AWARDS 2012 Grosvenor House Hotel, 86-90, Park Lane, London. W1K 7TN.


 

Pat Chapman announces the 'Best Restaurant Award - London and Home Counties,' at FoBC's The Asian Curry Awards 2012. Pat Chapman congratulates Ashwani Kumar, Executive Chef at The Mango Lounge, Windsor, Berkshire.

 

RESTAURANT REVIEW - Wednesday 17th October, 2012

PAINTED HERON 112, Cheyne Walk, London. SW10 0DJ. 020 7351 5232.

Happy Anniversary

 

CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN - Wednesday 31st October, 2012

'SPOOKY' LOOKI (PUMPKIN) KALIA

'SEVERED' BINDI - CRISPY OKRA (LADIES FINGERS)

INDIA: FOOD AND COOKING by Pat Chapman

         

All Hallows Eve or Halloween, will soon be here. So after 'trick and treating' come home to these 'spooktacular' festive recipes

 

PRESS RELEASE - Monday 22nd October, 2012

CHANGYU - GOLDEN DIAMOND ICEWINE VIDAL

 

Wine to drink with spicy food

PRESS RELEASE - Monday 22nd October, 2012

CHANGYU - WHITE - CHARDONNAY RIESLING BLEND 2011

 

Wine to drink with spicy food

CHARITY FUND RAISING - Saturday 29th September, 2012

ST STEPHEN'S CHURCH Stephen's Church, Church Road, Shottermill, Haslemere, Surrey. GU27 1NS.

 

On Saturday 29th September, St Stephens Church of Shottermill, Church Road, Haslemere - opened its doors to raise much needed funds for St Stephens Church of Chennai. Volunteers decorated the church beautifully with bright 'sari' colours and twinkling 'Diwali' fairy lights. One hundred and twenty diners enjoyed an Indian feast cooked by Pat and Dominique, bid at the auction and there was entertainment too!

 

RESTAURANT REVIEW - Tuesday 14th August, 2012

NAMAASTE KITCHEN 64, Parkway, Camden and Primrose Hill, London. NW1 7AH. 020 7485 5977

Fine Indian 'Theatre' Dining

 

PRESS RELEASE

RISTORANTE PIZZA Dr Oetker Ristorante gives the ultimate Pizzeria taste

 

ADVERTISEMENT - 7th and 8th September, 2012

HASLEMERE BEER FESTIVAL 2012 Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road, Haslemere, Surrey. GU27 2AS. 01428 642161

Buy your tickets at www.haslemerehall.co.uk

 

PRESS RELEASE

MANUKA HONEY AND ROOT GINGER Manuka Honey Products direct from the beehives of New Zealand.

Delicious! painted on grilled chops

 

RESTAURANT REVIEW - Sunday 29th July, 2012

BOMBAY BAY Southsea Marina, Fort Cumberland Road, Southsea, Hampshire. PO4 9RJ. 023 9281 6066.


Curry by the Sea

 

RESTAURANT REVIEW - Tuesday 17th July, 2012

HASON RAJA 84, Southampton Row, Holborn, London. WC1B 4BB. 020 7242 3377.


Authentic Bangladeshi Dishes

 

RESTAURANT REVIEW - Monday 16th July, 2012

BANGALORE EXPRESS 103-105, Waterloo Road, London. SE1 8UL. 020 7021 0886.

 

RESTAURANT REVIEW - Wednesday 11th July, 2012

TASTE OF MOGUL 45-47, York Street, Twickenham, Middlesex. TW1 3LP. 020 8892 9841.

 

RESTAURANT REVIEW - Monday 9th July, 2012

KOHINOOR TANDOORI 11, Adelaide Road, Chichester, West Sussex. PO19 7NB. 01243 778605.

Quick Curry in Chichester

 

RESTAURANT REVIEW - Sunday 1st July, 2012

MOKSH Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay. CF10 5AN. 029 2049 8120.

Fine Indian Dining in Cardiff

 

RESTAURANT REVIEW - Thursday 28th June, 2012

SESAME  216, Kingston Road, New Malden, Surrey. KT3 3RJ. 020 8949 2211.

Indian and Thai Dining

 

RESTAURANT REVIEW - Wednesday 27th June, 2012

NAYAAB 309, New Kings Road, Fulham, London. SW6 4RF. 020 7731 6993.

Authentic Home-style Indian Food

 

RESTAURANT AND WINE REVIEW - Tuesday 26th June, 2012

LA PORTE DES INDES 32, Bryanston Street, London. W1H 7EG. 020 7224 0055.

  

'Eclectic Wines from the Indian Subcontinent' at La Porte des Indes Wine Ambassador Introduces Ritu Wine from India

 

NEWSLETTER - June, 2012

SPECIAL OFFERS

   

Pat and his favourite Thai salad 'Thai Green Papaya and Long Bean - Som Tom'

 

RESTAURANT REVIEW - Tuesday 15th May, 2012

MASSALA INDIAN DINING 19, Anyards Road, Cobham, Surrey. KT11 2LW. 01932 865 005.

Fine Indian Dining in Cobham

 

RESTAURANT REVIEW - Friday 11th May, 2012

AKASH 99-101, Albert Road, Southsea, Hampshire. PO5 2SG. 023 9229 1813.

Albert Road - The Alternative United Nations

 

RESTAURANT REVIEW - Wednesday 2nd May, 2012

BRILLIANT 72-76, Western Road, Southall, Middlesex. UB2 5DZ. 020 8574 1928.

 

Punjabi Kenyan Curries with Home-made Chutneys and Pickles

 

ESSENTIAL SPICES

DAGARFUL - BLACK STONE FLOWER - KALPASI

Widely used in Chettinad Cuisine

 

RECIPE TO TRY - CHETTINAD MUTTON CURRY - May, 2012

 

RESTAURANT REVIEW - Wednesday 6th April, 2011

MANGO LOUNGE 9, Datchet Road, Windsor, Berkshire. SL4 1QB. 01753 855576.

Meet The Talented Team!

 

PAT CHAPMAN'S COOKERY COURSE

INDIAN CURRY COOKERY COURSE 3 HOURS Jill Peters cooks Murgh Makhani.


 

PRESS LAUNCH - Friday 16th March, 2012

ROYAL HALAL FROZEN CURRIES Bombay Halwa, Southall, Middlesex.

Pioneering a premium range of delicious frozen ready-cooked Halal meals for the UK market

 

NEWSLETTER - March, 2012 - St David's Day

SPECIAL OFFER

   

 

BOOK LAUNCH - Tuesday 21st February, 2012

FOOD AND COOKING OF INDIA by Mridula Baljekar.

Mayor Asghar Majeed, Mayor Tim Dodds and Mridula Baljekar at Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey. GU25 4LS.

 

NEWSLETTER - February, 2012

SPECIAL OFFER

Pat Chapman's Saturday Morning Group BBQ Cookery Class

 

RECIPE TO TRY - BIRIANI - February, 2012

INDIAN RESTAURANT COOKBOOK by Pat Chapman

 

Pat and I never refuse an authentic Lamb Biriani. Traditionally cooked, it is quite delicious and a meal in itself, served simply with a generous bowl of Jeera Raitha. However, it is rather tricky to get right, so kick everyone out of the kitchen and don't answer the phone - you will need to concentrate. On this occassion, I have used chicken breast (it was all I had in the fridge!). And, just by chance Mark Millan requested a recipe for Biriani using chicken thigh. Well, you will have to make sure that the chicken thigh is skinned and cooked through to the bone, so adjust the timing, but apart from that, it should work well.

 

COBRA BEER ON-PACK COMPETITION WINNERS - Monday 16th January, 2012

DAVID AND SHELIA JAMIESON FROM GATESHEAD

An Indian Feast cooked by Pat Chapman in their own home - with their three daughters and partners.

 

NEW YEARS HONOURS LIST - 2012

Congratulations to Bajloor Rashid - Restaurateur and President of the Bangladesh Caterers Association. Bajloor has been awarded an MBE for services to Bangladeshi Catering. He also owns the highly successful Zarin Restaurant in Ashford, Kent and regularly holds Elvis tribute evenings. So, if you fancy a little entertainment while tucking into your favourite curry - then this is the restaurant for you!

PAT CHAPMAN'S COOKERY CLASS

INDIAN BBQ COOKERY CLASS  ! Great Gift for FATHERS DAY !

Spice up your summer BBQ! Join a small group of like-minded curryholics and learn Indian BBQ cooking. This presentation will include: Tandoori, Tikka, Kebabs, Chutneys, Salads and bread.

 

RECIPE TO TRY - CURRY PUFFS - December, 2011

PAT CHAPMAN'S TASTE OF THE RAJ by Pat Chapman

 

One of the best examples of east meets west! Curry Puffs make a delicious lunch time or afternoon tea snack, served with a mixed salad and pickle. Make a good stock of the spicy minced filling, it freezes very well and don't be ashamed of ready made puff pastry - I'm not!

 

BRITISH RAJ CHRISTMAS RECIPE - TURKEY JHAL FREZEE - December, 2011

PAT CHAPMAN'S TASTE OF THE RAJ by Pat Chapman

If you feel like a change from a Roast Turkey with trimmings Christmas lunch, then why not spice it up. However, if you can't bear to break with tradition, then perhaps a spicy Boxing Day lunch or New Years Day brunch would fit the bill. 

 

COBRA BEER ON-PACK COMPETITION WINNERS - Friday 9th December, 2011

CHARLOTTE AND JAMES FROM PENZANCE

An Indian Feast cooked by Pat Chapman in their own home - with their friends.

 

INDUSTRY AWARDS - Sunday 4th December, 2011

BANGLADESH CATERERS ASSOCIATION - BCA AWARDS 2011 at the Park Plaza Westminster Hotel, London.

 

Lodue Miah of the Madhuban Restaurant with Pat Chapman

 

BOOK LAUNCH - Thursday 10th November, 2011

'FOOD OF THE GRAND TRUNK ROAD' by Anirudh Arora and Hardeep Singh Kohli.

At Moti Mahal, 45, Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London. WC2B 5AA.

 

RECIPE REQUEST - November, 2011

OONBHARIOU - PARSEE ROAST ROOT VEGETABLES - requested by Nick and Shirley Bertram.

 

FOOD FESTIVAL - Saturday 27th to Monday 29th August, 2011

SECRETTS THAI FOOD FESTIVAL Hurst Farm, Chapel Lane, Milford, Surrey. GU8 5HY. 01483 520500.

Delicious Chicken Satays!

 

RECIPE REQUEST - CHICKEN DHANSAK CURRY HOUSE STYLE - July, 2011

 

RECIPE REQUESTS - CACHUMBER - June, 2011

NEW CURRY BIBLE by Pat Chapman

 

RECIPE REQUESTS - PODINA KI RAITHA - MINT AND YOGHURT DIP - June, 2011

INDIA: FOOD AND COOKING by Pat Chapman

 

COBRA BEER ON-PACK COMPETITION WINNERS - Saturday 14th May, 2011

CHRIS LOREK FROM EASTLEIGH beautifully dressed in a turquoise silk kurta suit and looking just like a Maharaja!

He shared his Indian Feast cooked by Pat Chapman in his home with his partner, Kim and their family. All took the evening very seriously and dressed in traditional attire!

 

RECIPE TO TRY - CHICKEN TAK A TAN and PILI-PILI CHICKEN - May, 2011

250 FAVOURITE CURRIES AND ACCOMPANIMENTS by Pat Chapman

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT CURRIES by Pat Chapman

 

CHARITY FUND RAISING - Wednesday 6th April, 2011

THE LORD MAYORS BIG CURRY - THE ARMY BENEVOLENT FUND - The Soldiers Charity


Book your tickets for the Lord Mayors Big Curry, held at Guildhall's Great Hall, Gresham Street, London. EC2. Don't forget to take your credit card for the aution and raffle and your passport for the security check.

 

RECIPE TO TRY - ONION BHAJIA - April, 2011

INDIAN RESTAURANT COOKBOOK by Pat Chapman

 

 

Everyones favourite Curry House starter and so very easy and quick to make. Delicious served with mixed salad and Mint Raitha - wonderful!

 

RECIPE TO TRY

MUTTON XACUTTI Try this wonderfully authentic Goan dish - it's not all Vindaloo!

INDIAN RESTAURANT COOKBOOK by Pat Chapman

 

COOKERY CLASS - Saturday 21st May, 2011

BBQ INDIAN COOKERY CLASS Our Inaugural Class

Great Gift for YOU ! Spice up your summer BBQ! Join a small group of like-minded curryholics and learn Indian BBQ cooking. This presentation will include: Tandoori, Tikka, Kebabs, Chutneys, Salads and bread. If you have been on one of our Saturday Morning Cookery Classes before, please take a £10.00.

 

COBRA BEER ON-PACK COMPETITION WINNERS - Saturday 19th May, 2011

MICHELLE FROM ALDERSHOT

Michelle shared her Indian Feast cooked by Pat Chapman in her home with her partner and their friends. 

 

RECIPE REVIEW - MADRAS MEATBALL PIZZA

JEFF AND LINDA'S STEP-BY-STEP PIZZA

 

Delicious Madras Meatball Pizza! Jeff and Linda made Pat Chapman's Madras Sauce Recipe and made the most delicious pizza! Take a look at their step-by step instructions.

 

RESTAURANT FOOD FESTIVAL REVIEW - March, 2011

SESAME - RAJASTHANI 216, Kingston Road, New Malden, Surrey. KT3 3RJ. 020 8949 2211.

Rajasthani Food Festival - 14th February to 27th March, 2011.

 

RECIPE TO TRY - PATISHAPTA PITHA - PANCAKES WITHA CREAMY FILLING AND POTHITTU - PANCAKES WITH A SWEET SAUCE - March, 2011

VEGETABLE CURRY BIBLE by Pat Chapman

Tuesday 7th March - Shrove Tuesday - Pancakes Day! Try these delicious pancake recipes. The first is stuffed with a lightly spiced creamy filling and the second has a sweet sauce. Don't forget me email me - I want to know how they tasted!

 

RESTAURANT REVIEW - February, 2011

ZARA 214, Ifield Drive, Crawley, West Sussex. RH11 0DQ. 01293 560606.

 

 

THERMOMIX

THE KITCHEN REVOLUTION If you are looking to update your cooking techniques and/or replace kitchen equipment, then please have a chat with Annabel Khurshid before you do anything else! Annabel is an independant Thermomix demonstrator and will happily and calmly show you a different way of cooking, with minimal fuss.

Thermomix is the intelligent blender and processor that also weighs, cooks and steams! Fast, easy, healthy and creative cooking. Save money, time, space, and energy. Stunning textures, flavours and aromas. More than 10 appliances in one compact unit. One bowl, one blade, one whisk does it all! Contact her on 07803 137408 or email annabelkhurshid@yahoo.co.uk

 

OBITUARY - Thursday 23rd December, 2010

SHANTA PATHAK The Curry Queen

Shanta Pathak, who died aged 83 is best remembered for founding the mighty Patak brand. Read the full story including Pat Chapman's comments in the Daily Express.

 

RESTAURANT REVIEW - Thursday 9th December, 2010

MADHUBAN 94, Station Road, Liss, Hampshire. GU33 7AQ. 01730 893 363.


Run by brothers Lodue and Bedar Miah

NATIONAL CURRY WEEK - 21st to 27th November, 2010

LANCASHIRE HOT HOT HOT POT

YORKSHIRE CHILLI PEPPER PUDDING

DEVONSHIRE CREAM CHAI photo below.


Pat Chapman has spiced up one the nation's favourite regional dish. Check out My Recipes or log on to www.facebook.com/welovecurry

 

CHARITY FIND RAISING - Saturday 20th November, 2010

KINGS WORLD TRUST FOR CHILDREN

'Just a brief note to thank you for all you did for the Kings World Trust Charity Dinner. The food was great and the donation of the cookery course and the cookbook was appreciated. You will already have heard that the event was a great success. We raised over £10,000 and found sponsors for 15 children.' Kind Regards, Nick Pasricha, Chairman, Kings World Trust for Children.

 

RESTAURANT REVIEW - November, 2010

INDIAN ZILLA 2-3, Rocks Lane, Barnes, London. SW13 0DB. 020 8878 3989.


 

RESTAURANT FOOD FESTIVAL REVIEW - October, 2010

SESAME 216, Kingston Road, New Malden, Surrey. KT3 3RJ. 020 8949 2211.

Seafood Festival - 4th October to 24th November, 2010.

 

RECIPE TO TRY - ALOO PODIMAS - South Indian Potatoes - October, 2010

HOMESTYLE INDIAN COOKING by Pat Chapman

RECIPE TO TRY - HAAKH GADH - Fried Fish and Spinach - October, 2010

INDIA: FOOD AND COOKING by Pat Chapman

 

RECIPE TO TRY - ERACHI ULATHIYATHU - Beef Coconut Fry - September, 2010

INDIA: FOOD AND COOKING by Pat Chapman

RECIPE TO TRY - COCHIN SAMBAR MASALADAR - Lentil and Vegetable Curry - September, 2010

250 FAVOURITE CURRIES AND ACCOMPANIMENTS by Pat Chapman

 

Price rises in the Recession

4th January 2011 ... VAT rises from 17.5% to 20%.  All the more reason to cook yourself.  

If you are tightening your belt and feel that eating out at your favourite Curry House has become a little bit of a luxury (after all, who can afford £20 or more, per head, every week?). Not to worry, why not cook your favourite spicy dishes yourself at home! Remember...

"Dining In Is The New Dining Out"

And Pat and Dominique are here to help you! We are in the process of adding recipes to our website. Please be patient, it will take some time, but we will be looking out for your recipe of the week requests. Please email Dominique at chapman.curry@btconnect.com with your requests and she will make sure that your recipe gets added to this website.

Better still ... come for a cookery lesson.  An investment for life.  And we've kept our 2010 prices.

! OLD NEWS, BUT ... !

A Good Laugh With Virgin

Virgin's brilliant ad celebrating the airline's 25th birthday, with the red uniformed honeys in killer, red patent high heels (Dominique wants to know where can she buy a pair - even though she already has four pairs or red heels, but hey! you can never have too many shoes!), the 1984 icons and the smug pilot, hit the ratings with a thumbs up from most viewers. (Dominique loves it!) Days after its launch comes what has been lauded as the world's best passenger complaint.

Advertising exec Oliver Beale, returning to London from Mumbai on Virgin in December 2007, was so disgusted by the state of his in-flight food and entertainment, he sent a six-page rant to Sir Richard himself, to convey his disappointment. The letter, which also included five photographs of the “offending” dishes, has since been circulated around the world and has been almost universally praised for its pointedness and humour.  This is Mr Beale's comment about one dish.

"Answer me this Richard, what sort of animal would serve a desert with peas in." [see image]. "I know it looks like a baaji but it’s in custard Richard, custard. It must be the pudding. Well, you’ll be fascinated to hear that it wasn’t custard. It was a sour gel with a clear oil on top. It’s only redeeming feature was that it managed to be so alien to my palette that it took away the taste of the curry emanating from our miscellaneous central cuboid of beige matter."

 

Read the piece yourself?  Go to: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/blog/editors_corner/article/11975/

PS:  The Daily Telegraph asked readers which airline provides the best meals.  Virgin Atlantic currently lies third (15 per cent) behind Singapore Airlines (40 per cent) and British Airways (20 per cent).  We rate Air India, their curries travel well and taste good. (Pat always orders a vegetarian meal while Dominique has meat, and then we share!).

Our Comments: Mr Beale is probably Sir RB himself, or one of his staffers, to whom all publicity is good publicity!  As for the dish, it is Carrot Halva with green pistachios!!! Dominique makes a wonderful Halva and will be requesting this recipe for the website. Serve it warm with Vanilla Ice Cream - delicious!

 

! Good News ! What You Say !

Thank You for Your Letters and Emails

 

on 16 April, 2010, Molly Sheridan wrote:

The Curry Bible has arrived, please thank Pat for his signature. It looks superb and I look forward to experimenting. I always wondered it is is possible to curry wild boar! as we have plenty around here, the Pyreenes.

on 10 April, 2010, Una Greene, St Andrew's School, Totteridge, London. N20 wrote:

On behalf of St Andrews PTA I would like to thank you for your signed book. Our Bollywood evening was a great success. We had a vast selection of Indian food donated from local restaurants and from some of our parents at the school. We had a clothes sale beforehand and the majority of the people who attended wore Indian attire. It was a great night and spoken about in the playground for weeks. We raised over £1,500, which is fantastic, all money will go towards our new resources room and school library. Events like these would not be possible if it was not for the support from people like yourself. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.

on 28 February, 2010, David Owen wrote:

May I say how thoroughly I, and July, enjoyed our morning session with you last Saturday. All the way back to Steyning we spoke about the morning and the meals we were to make together from what we learned and from the recipes in the book we bought. The whole session was an eye opener and the Coleman's jar was the only trade name in sight. How marvellous to learn how to make the Sauce's and Marinade's but using the basic vegetables and spices and not from tins and jars. Our friends will be in for a nice surprise and will only be annoyed with us by not making contact with you earlier. Again many thanks and more powder to your elbows.

on 1 February, 2009, Dan Fox wrote:

I love curry. I'm sure you've heard that before. I've spent some time in India and grew up in the Midlands, UK where I enjoyed regular take-outs! I own two of your books. (Indian Restaurant Cookbook and your full colour Curry Bible) but it was always easier just to phone the local delivery people. Four months ago my wife and I moved to Vancouver Island, Canada. No Indian takeaways. One local restaurant serving bland 'Canadian curry' Oh dear oh dear. There was only one thing for it. I dug out your books and decided to give them ago.

I went to the mainland. Spent $160 on whole spices. $50 on an electric grinder and $100 on air-tight plastic containers. Quite an investment! Then I set about making Tikka Madras Curry (page 89 of the Curry Bible).

I don't mind telling you that I called you many unpleasant names during the next three or four hours as I delved deeper and deeper into the recipe and realised just how complex it was ...  I'm sure you can imagine what it's like when you start from the beginning and you have to make everything from grinding your own garam massala, to gravies - the works ...  marinated my chicken in your yoghurty tandoori loveliness, But I did it .... and it was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FINALLY I had managed to recreate that "special taste" that I missed so dearly. Next, I decided to cook some more for my new Canadian friends to show them what a curry should really taste like.  OH MY, was I popular that night!  Imagine how good it felt to be in a room full of eight people and hearing them all go 'MMMMMMMM!!!!! This is like nothing I've ever tasted!   The flavours are amazing !!!  Wow !!!!!!!!!!'  Your recipes are not for the faint hearted.  And it took necessity for me to give them a go.  But I am so glad I did.

So thank you Pat for taking the time to publish your books !!!  It's so satisfying to finally be able to recreate that 'special curry taste' that I'd previously only known in restaurants and take-outs for my wife and I (and my ever growing bunch of Canadian friends / curry-converts!).

Me and My Spice Drawer!

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My first attempt at chicken tikka about to go under the grill ... (I cut the chicken much bigger these days)

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Caramelising Onions

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Dan Fox - Editor www.urbangardenmagazine.com

 

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