International Indian Chef of the Year Competition 2015

Alex Salmond, David Smith, Tommy Miah
Alex Salmond, David Smith and Tommy Miah
(photo kindly taken by Neil Mitchell)

  The 2015 International Indian Chef of the Year Competition was launched on 8th September at The Jubilee Rooms in the House of Commons.

Alex Salmond MP announced the launch alongside the competition's founder, Tommy Miah. As you can see from the photo, I was there too. I'm delighted to say that I will be one of the judges of the competition again this year.

If you would like to enter the competition, you will need to go to the organisers' website and complete an entry form. Don't hang about though, all entries must be submitted by 16th October.

The competition is open to anyone with flair and talent. You don't have to be a restaurant chef (or be Indian) to enter the competition despite its name. Good luck, and I hope to see you at the final.

the cookbook

My new book, Quick Meals from The Curry House, contains over 50 recipes for making Indian restaurant-style meals at home. Most of the recipes can be made from scratch in under an hour.

Quick Meals from The Curry House

The book has collections of recipes for House Specials, Curry House Favourites, Tandoori-style Dishes, Vegetable Bhajis, Rice, Breads and Relishes. The recipes make dishes that bridge the gap between restaurant meals and supermarket ready-meals.

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free recipes

Now that I have written a new cookery book, I have decided to showcase some of the recipes for replicas of Indian restaurant dishes from my previous book, The Curry House Cookery Book.

Recipe features - our Summer Sizzler spicy barbecue recipes, recipes for my Thai Green Curry and Indonesian Rendang, home-style recipes from Andhra Pradesh and other spicy features.

Recipes from the Raj - recipes from my collection of Anglo-Indian cookery books dating from the late 1800s and early 1900s. Discover how the Brits liked their curries over 100 years ago.

Party sized recipes for 8 or more. Recipes designed for large numbers. Avoid the hassle and unpredictability of scaling-up recipes meant for 2 or 4 people.

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We are gradually updating the whole Curry House website. Until we finish, you may still see our old logo and the old look on some pages. This is most likely to happen if you came here via a search engine to what is now a disused page.

old logo

Also, none of the old "UK Curry Scene" section has been updated yet. Please bear with us. I'm working as fast as I can but it's a massive task!

featured recipe

Lamb chops with ginger. Lamb chops are not a common sight on the standard curry house menu and more's the pity for that. You will need to go to a restaurant offering authentic South Asian cuisine to taste the delights of spicy lamb chops.

Alternatively, you can make lamb chops with ginger yourself from the recipe in Quick Meals from The Curry House.

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