Category Archives: Lifestyle

Fight off winter bugs with Traditional Indian remedies

Herbs and spices not only provide great flavour to so many dishes, but also contain a powerhouse of natural ingredients that boost our immune systems and help us fight off those pesky seasonal bugs. Here are my 3 favourite Indian remedies that I use year after year to fight off Winter nasties… Winter cough: Turmeric […]

5 Indian food myths busted!

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  There are so many misconceptions out there about Indian food. Many of these stem from the belief that “all Indian food is the same”. So, I’m here to set the record straight! Even if you consider yourself a ‘curry aficionado’, I bet you will have been tricked by at least one of these… 1. […]

What is Langar?

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This system (langar) was implemented in Sikh temples over 500 years ago. Through initiatives such as National Langar Week (which takes place in either October or November), as well as other projects, Sikhs are hoping to spread the spirit behind the system of langar into the national and international community, so that everyone can benefit […]

Partition: our experience at the India-Pakistan border ceremony

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Partition: our experience at the India-Pakistan border ceremony On the 70th anniversary of India’s independence, we’d thought that we’d look back at our family’s time at the Indian-Pakistan border ceremony. If you are planning a trip to India and are putting together a list of must-do items, put the Indian-Pakistan border ceremony at the top […]

Our family trip to Northern Cyprus

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Our family trip to Northern Cyprus   When you hear people talk about Cyprus, usually it’s the Greek side that immediately springs to mind. However, there is also the Turkish side. It is understandable that most think of the Greek side – you can only fly directly to the Greek side, it’s currency is the […]

How to use turmeric

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How to use turmeric Turmeric: what it is and how to use it Turmeric is an ingredient that is always appearing in recipes and on blog posts these days and is hailed as a miracle spice, renowned for it’s health properties. Although it may sound like a great idea to include turmeric within your diet, […]

The many uses of marigolds

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Flowers, they’re everywhere at the moment, especially in our cocktails and on our food. Marigolds are just one of the many edible flowers that are used for both flavour and decorations in food and drinks. They form an important part of Indian culture and so I thought I’d delve a little deeper into this beautiful […]

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

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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 […]