Author Archives: surinder Hothi-Bellamy

Fight off winter bugs with Traditional Indian remedies

Pure Punjabi Learn Cook Eat Meal Box and Cookery School

Traditional Indian remedies using herbs and spices, not only provide great flavour to so many dishes, but also contain a powerhouse of natural ingredients. These ingredients help to boost our immune system and help us fight off seasonal bugs. Here are our 3 favourite Indian remedies that we use year after year to fight off […]

Pure Punjabi Ltd – a Google Case Study

Pure Punjabi Indian cookery school, named a top 8 UK Indian cookery school

How a cooking school pivoted to virtual classes — with meal kits delivered to the letterbox — during the pandemic!  A Google case study. When the first lockdown hit we knew we had to do something… and to do something fast!   Our products division already had an extensive range of Indian meal kit boxes and […]

How to make yoghurt

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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 […]

Berlin – The fifth city on our European Roadshow culinary journey…

The venue Old Smithy’s Dizzle is on a calm suburban road in Berlin, with huge big stable doors. Once you enter those doors, you find yourself in a little oasis. The building dates back to the 1800’s and the original features have been beautifully preserved whilst having a clean, modern feel. The kitchen team Safia […]

Paris – The fourth city on our European Roadshow culinary journey…

Pure Punjabi Corporate European Roadshow Paris culinary experience

The Venue The kitchen team The food set up for Paris was fairly unique in that the venue didn’t have fully functioning kitchen. Therefore, all the food prep and cooking was done off site, at Baldev Singh’s beautiful restaurant Jodhpur Palace. He was so acomodating and he and his team were a pleasure to work […]

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 corporate culinary journey. This was in response to this […]

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

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 Cookery School The Indian Experience cookery workshop Somerset, roti-making, dhal meal kits

Although veganism may be a step too far for some meat-eaters, there’s no doubt that adopting some of it’s philosophies would take your daily fruit and vegetable consumption closer to the quantity we all ought to be consuming!  It’s an easy way to try and achieve your 5 a day. Indian food is so naturally […]

Top 5 tips for producing delicious meals on a budget

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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 […]

Customer Reviews

Indian Meal kits, Dinner Kits & Gift Boxes

Customer Reviews

Karen Taylor October 2018

We are having such fun cooking from The Spice Pack Collection and all the dishes have come out brilliantly. The smell is divine and Rob, who is very fussy, is particularly impressed. All our visitors are wowed when they smell the box – we’ve been too possessive to share any with others, as yet!

As a natural therapist I particularly appreciate the healthy aspect of each dish, none of which compromise on taste. Good ingredients freshly cooked makes a big difference.

We’re going on holiday with three other couples in a couple of weeks and going to take the pack with us to cook some dishes together.

Maria M / BBQ Meal Kit Box customer

“We had a BBQ for family and friends few weeks ago and we made the Lamb Kebabs & Coconut & Sesame Chutney and Crushed Tikka New Potatoes & Mango Chicken… We received such rave reviews!! All so easy to make with the spices and sauces all provided for us…food was all delicious!”

Chris & Debs - dinner kit with cook-along customer

“That was so fun…

Thank you for the zoom meet up. That was so fun. We will definitely be up for another. Please send another suitable invite and kit. We are predominately veggies so used the butternut squash version. If this continue the local takeaway will suffer for sure. Again thanks”.

Carol R. dinner kit with cook-along customer

“What a wonderful cookalong…

…The Mango Chicken was delicious and my naan bread actually looked amazing – like the real thing. I feel so successful. Thank you. Looking forward to our next cookalong”.

Pam Brown – dinner kit with cook-along customer

“Thank you so much both…

– the class was amazing and we both really enjoyed the food. It makes so much difference knowing exactly how to do things and that we can make such tasty food which is gluten free. Jeera rice has always been my favourite but many restaurants don’t have it on the menu”.

Sylvia M – dinner kit with cook-along customer

“Thank you so much...
... for a great hour of cooking on Saturday evening. I enjoyed it very much as I have never done anything like it before. The Punjabi chicken was delicious and we had enough to freeze for another time”.

Sue W – dinner kit with cook-along customer

“Well that was amazing…
... the best curry I've ever had and Jxx said it was like being in India ( as he’s spent so much time there with work ) loved the class and so did Exxx looking forward to coming to your workshops…
…and will order some more kits from your website”

Roy P…dinner kit with cook-along customer

“Many thanks…
...for the cook–along workshop yesterday. It was very enjoyable and the meal tasted lovely. As someone who is not a confident cook it was ideal to follow your teaching. I have recommended this to a friend of mine who is very interested in joining the next cook–along. I will definitely be doing it again”.

Ellie Pipe

I highly recommend this lovely family run local company…

... We’ve enjoyed 2 of their meal kits now along with an online cook along to show us what to do. Thank you.

Diane McGillivray

I love them all and would highly recommend…

...If I had to choose one it would be the Mango chicken.