Pure Punjabi – home to a world of North Indian food & cookery

Traditional Preparation | Original methods

 North Indian cookery school, meal kits & events  | Traditional preparation | Original methods 

Cookery workshop gift experiences & staycations

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We’re on a European Roadshow…follow us on our culinary journey.

London –  London Zoo        Manchester – Fivefourstudio     Madrid [...]

How to make ghee

How to make ghee I was taught how [...]

How to cook rice

One of the ‘Top 10’  questions relating to [...]

Cookery hack: How to flatten Makki di Roti using the traditional method

Cookery hack: How to flatten Makki di Roti [...]

Pancake day recipe: Turmeric & vanilla pancakes with agave syrup & lemon juice

  Pancake day recipe: Turmeric & vanilla pancakes [...]

What is Langar?

This system (langar) was implemented in Sikh temples [...]

5 Indian food myths busted!

  There are so many misconceptions out there [...]

​5 must-know tips to stress free entertaining

Chicken burnt, still not dressed and you’re about [...]

Fight off winter bugs with Traditional Indian remedies

Herbs and spices not only provide great flavour [...]

London – The first city on our European Roadshow culinary journey…

In June 2019, we travelled to Little Venice, [...]

Manchester – The second city on our European Roadshow culinary journey…

The venue The seccond roadshow event was held [...]

Fenugreek: an introduction to this lesser known spice

Fenugreek: an introduction to this lesser known spice [...]

A step-by-step guide: How to make paratha from scratch

Paratha is the delicious crispy shallow-fried version of [...]

What is ghee?

What is Ghee? Ghee is the Punjabi and [...]

Madrid – The third city on our European Roadshow culinary journey…

The venue – The Westin Palace Madrid The [...]

Partition: our experience at the India-Pakistan border ceremony

Partition: our experience at the India-Pakistan border ceremony [...]

A step-by-step guide: How to make roti (chapattis) from scratch

Punjab is known as ‘The bread basket of [...]

Fight off winter bugs with Traditional Indian remedies

Traditional Indian remedies using herbs and spices, not [...]

Broad Chalke pop up restaurant

On the last Saturday of January 2015, the [...]

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan at Turner Sims

Music and dance holds a special place in [...]

Chef Sven-Hanson Britt’s day at Pure Punjabi HQ

  After a short detour through the Wiltshire [...]

Pulses: What they are and why you need them in your life

Pulses: What they are and why you need [...]

Why Indian food IS a vegan’s best friend!

Although veganism may be a step too far [...]

Indian dairy-free swaps

Indian dairy-free swaps: dairy-free alternatives for commonly used [...]

The many uses of marigolds

Flowers, they’re everywhere at the moment, especially in [...]

What is Punjabi food?

What is Punjabi food? You’ve probably heard of [...]

Pure Punjabi Ltd invited to No 10 Downing Street

On Thursday the 1st Of December 2016, Pure [...]

Pure Punjabi Ltd selected for SmallBiz100 2016

In the August of 2016, we were thrilled [...]

How to use turmeric

How to use turmeric Turmeric: what it is [...]

3 Healthy Indian inspired breakfast recipes

3 Healthy Indian inspired breakfast recipes Cinnamon-pecan granola [...]

How to make paneer

How to make paneer   Paneer is Indian [...]

Pancake day: 3 Indian inspired pancake recipes

Pancake day: 3 Indian inspired pancake recipes Chocolate [...]

Our family trip to Northern Cyprus

Our family trip to Northern Cyprus   When [...]

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Pure Punjabi Wiltshire Life Awards finalist 2nd place

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Pure Punjabi Family Business of the Year South West Winner 2020 Federation of Small Business Awards
Pure Punjabi Indian cookery shcool, Surinder & Safia


We specialise in making traditional North Indian hand-made meal kits.

Our meal kit gift boxes are available in a range of dietary & lifestyle options.

Pure Punjabi Butter chicken & Methi Naan 3 course meal kit pack
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Hand-prepared North Indian & fusion food. Traditional and original methods and prepation, with contemporary presentation…

    …for your special occasion across Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire & Hampshire .

Pure Punjabi Indian food events & weddings
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Based in South Somerset

Our Pure Punjabi HQ and events venue, (based in the old Crown & Victoria Inn, South Somerset), is the perfect place for corporate team-bonding days, cookery workshops guests, short break/staycations and private events in the south west region.


We have four en-suite rooms, beautiful gardens, extensive free on-site gated parking and are conveniently located just off the A303, right next to the National Trust Tintinhull Gardens.

The Crown & Victoria Inn Tintinhull Somerset Four in a Bed winners
The Crown & Victoria Inn Tintinhull Somerset Four in a Bed winners
Pure Punjabi at The Crown & Victoria Inn Tintinhull Somerset Four in a Bed winners

Contact us for your corporate team-bonding event at our venue in South Somerset.

Corporate Team-bonding Cookery Experiences & Team Rewards

 Bring your teams together in a social activity that is a part of all of our daily lives – food and cooking!  It’s a great way to create a bond and introduce new people to each other.

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Freshworks Eurpean Roadshow 2019, indian caterer, international caterer, private chef, meal kits, purepunjabi.co.uk

 We’re a mother-daughter family business teaching the home-style cookery of our mother and grandmother, through –  The Indian Experience North Indian cookery workshops, Indian meal kits, and offering pop-up restaurant, weddings, corporate & experience evenings.

Our workshops and events are held at our HQ based in South Somerset. We have our own country inn which we bought as a closed down pub, specifically to house Pure Punjabi and to offer bed & breakfast to our workshop guests, and for our events and pop-up restaurant. 

We have a conservatory area to host private and group, licensed & catered functions and events with a North Indian menu and a Fusion menu.


Pure Punjabi Surinder & Safia SmallBiz100 2016 winners

The Small Business Saturday Campaign aims to promote small business. Each year they select 100 small businesses to represent U.K. small business and we were proud to be 2016 winners. Read more…

Pure Punjabi Ltd invited to No. 10 Downing Street as part of SmallBiz100 UK

Safia invited inside No. 10 to represent our business…her grandparents weren’t able to see it, but as the generation of immigrants to arrive in the U.K. in the 50’s, they would have been so proud!  Read more…

Pure Punjabi Indian Cookery School featured in The Telegraph

The Telegraph visited us in our home and ran a half-page feature about our mother-daughter business, on a mission to preserve our mother/grandmother’s culinary heritage.  Read more…

We were contacted by a global Los Angeles marketing agency, on behalf of their client to head up the authentic culinary experience on a 10 city European tour!  Read more…

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north indian cookery school and meal kit boxes

We are Pure Punjabi -North Indian cookery school, artisan spice blends producer, traditional Indian meal kits producer and and food events experiences business. We are home to a world of pure North Indian food traditions and methods of the grandmothers spanning generations of traditional Punjabi cookery teaching methods.

Our concept is simple: to deliver healthy, delicious home-style North Indian food and cookery techniques to anyone who would like to be able to reproduce the food of the Punjabi grandmothers.  Simple honest food that was cooked this way when the first generation of immigrants arrived in the U.K. in the 50’s, which included our mother and grandmother, Seso Kaur Hothi.

Our cookery workshops and meal kit gift boxes, are perfect for gifting at any time of the year: Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, thank-you’s, and all special celebration days such as new home, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.

OUR Family cookery mETHODS

Our Indian experience Cookery workshop, is centred on historic culinary methods and contemporary delivery.  We unlock the mother’s teachings of our past for the indigenous population and second generation Punjabi descendants, bringing it to life in a modern age and setting, while promoting, preserving and teaching the traditional culinary ways.

We hope that we can deliver the food of childhood memories, to those of Punjabi heritage, who have lost access to the original cookery of their grandparents, as well as introduce our home-cooked dishes in a simple, easy and quick meal kit format to new and experience British cooks.

This is mother’s food – the daily diet and the nutritious food of The Punjabi, a region known as ‘The Bread Basket of India’. Punjabi people are farmers and small landowners, with a rich farming heritage and famed for hearty, substantial, nutritious and delicous food!

Indian Meal Kits

Our Indian meal kits are available in a huge range of individual meal kit sachets, Indian dinner kits, meal kit gift boxes as well as Children’s Indian meal kit boxes and bags. Our meal kit gift boxes and a huge range of our meal kits can accommodate almost every dietary requirement. Whether you are gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free or combinations, the Indian diet is naturally and accidentally ‘free-from’.

We produce all our spice kits and meal kits from scratch to bring you Indian food from the northern region of Punjab. Punjabi food is an incredible variety of Dhal & always served with freshly-made Roti (Chaptti) and Sabjhi, (vegetable curries). It is predominantly vegetarian food, but Punjabi is also renowned for outstanding chicken dishes and feast dishes, such as Butter Chicken, Tandoori Chicken, Tikka Chicken Biriyani and Naan Bread.  There are the old-school farmers dishes of Saag & Makki di Roti, as well as classic dishes like Chole Bhatoore (Chickpea curry & Puri Bread).