Author Archives: surinder Hothi-Bellamy

How to make yoghurt

Yoghurt making, yogurt making, dai, indian yoghurt, greek yoghurt, natural yoghurt, how to make yoghurt, how to make yogurt, cooking at home, goat's yoghurt, sheep's yoghurt, www.purepunjabi.co.uk

How to make yoghurt An overriding memory of my teenage years is the late-night ritual of making dahi, which is the Punjabi and Hindi (Indian languages),  word for yoghurt, and pronounced ‘day’.  It’s a very simple and straightforward process, and requires no special equipment at all, so here’s how to make yoghurt… All that was […]

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

Pure Punjabi Corporate European Roadshow Madrid culinary experience

The venue – The Westin Palace Madrid The third European roadshow event, hosting the incredible Freshworks tour, was held in the stunning Westin Palace Madrid. Having completed a successful first week in London and Manchester, this was where Safia now headed.  She flew into the beautiful city of Madrid to deliver our role in the […]

How to make ghee

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How to make ghee I was taught how to make ghee, as a young girl, by my mother.  When it was time to make ghee, my mother would send me to the local shop to collect the case of New Zealand Anchor butter that she had ordered.  I’m sure that the staff at the shop […]

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

how to make paratha

Paratha is the delicious crispy shallow-fried version of a roti, and is a very popular Punjabi bread. The process starts out the same as making the roti, which is to make the atta (dough).  However, butter is layered into the dough and rolled out, then shallow fried in ghee until light brown and crispy.   […]

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

Pure Punjabi Safia and Surinder European Roadshow culinary experience - Manchester event

The venue The seccond roadshow event was held in the amazing space that is fivefourstudios in Manchester. A 1970’s warehouse transformed into a state of the art studio and events venue, fivefourstudios is set over three floors, with its own bar, outdoor area and three pure white studios. The white studios were the perfect backdrop […]

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

Pure Punjabi Safia and Surinder European Roadshow culinary experience - London event

In June 2019, we travelled to Little Venice, Paddington, London for a very unusual breakfast meeting with CEO, Noel Wax of GroundSwell Group, a marketing company from Los Angeles.  This was the start of our journey to London – The first city on our European Roadshow culinary journey. This was in response to this message […]

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

Pure Punjabi Safia and Surinder European Roadshow culinary experience

London –  London Zoo        Manchester – Fivefourstudio     Madrid – Westin Madrid       Paris – Galerie Joseph        Berlin –  Old Smithy’s        Munich – Palais Lenbach       Hingene – Kasteel d’Ursel        Amsterdam – Taets Park & Arts        Stockholm – 7A        Helsinki – Hueno Event Read our post on the London event HERE

​5 must-know tips to stress free entertaining

Pure Punjabi Ltd wedding catering

Chicken burnt, still not dressed and you’re about to either scream or burst into tears? No more! Follow our 5 must know tips to becoming a stress free host. Have you ever invited friends or family over for a meal, and been so excited. It’s a chance to try that recipe that you’ve been meaning […]

Pure Punjabi Ltd selected for SmallBiz100 2016

Pure Punjabi Surinder & Safia SmallBiz100 2016 winners

In the August of 2016, we were thrilled and delighted that our small business, Pure Punjabi, was selected for SmallBiz100 2016. We’d wanted to apply the year before, but circumstances had delayed us in getting our information together, while trying to run and expand the cookery school, food events and spice product business. The application […]

Pure Punjabi Ltd invited to No 10 Downing Street

Pure Punjabi invited to No. 10 Downing Street as art of SmallBiz100 for Small Business Saturday

On Thursday the 1st Of December 2016, Pure Punjabi Ltd were invited to No 10 Downing Street as part of their selection as one of the 100 United Kingdom small businesses, chosen as part of the national Small Business Saturday U.K. campaign. Safia Hothi-Bellamy represented Pure Punjabi and was honoured to have the once-in-a lifetime […]

Why Indian food IS a vegan’s best friend!

Pure Punjabi Learn Cook Eat Meal Prep Box, Cookery School, E-learning, Weddings, Pop-up Restaurants and Privat Dining

Over the last few years veganism has been growing and growing in popularity, with major celebrities such as Beyoncé preaching the benefits, it’s been hard not to notice the increasingly popularity Working in the food industry, we, here at Pure Punjabi, have noticed a major shift in consumer habits. At any market or food festival […]

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

  After a short detour through the Wiltshire countryside (thanks to his Sat Nav), chef Sven-Hanson Britt arrived safely at Pure Punjabi HQ, with a roasting tray and foraged vegetables in hand. Sven, former sous chef at The Ritz and finalist of the BBC’s ‘Masterchef: The Professionals’, was ready to start cooking. You see, he […]

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan at Turner Sims

Pure Punjabi Learn Cook Eat Meal Box and Cookery School

Music and dance holds a special place in mine and my family’s heart. My maternal grandfather always wanted to be a singer, however, due to his family not allowing him to pursue this avenue, he never became a professional Indian singer. My mother always told us about how she can remember her late father singing […]

Top 5 tips for producing delicious meals on a budget

Pure Punjabi Learn Cook Eat Meal Box and Cookery SchoolHow to make delicious meals on a budget

Running a household can be a difficult and stressful task, especially when keeping an eye on your spending. By following a few simple rules and our top 5 tips for producing delicious meals on a budget, you can save a few pennies in the process… 1. Buy in season By doing this, you’re able to […]