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Indian cooking at home – Essential equipment

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You don’t need a lot of equipment for indian cookery, but here are our top cooking utensils that are essential for cooking Indian food at home. A mincing plate – A mincing plate is a stainless steel plate that works like a grater, which allows ingredients to be completely minced down.  A mincing plate that […]

Unrefined sugars that are used in traditional Indian cookery

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Unrefined sugar has historically been the main source of sugar in our diet.  Nowdays, it is more often found as a smaller sub-section of sugar, rather than the primary food source that it has always been. Why should you switch to unrefined sugar? Are you unsure about it’s appearance, texture and taste? Here’s an overview […]

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 seasonal bugs. Here are my 3 favourite Indian remedies that I use year after year to fight off Winter nasties… Winter cough: Turmeric ‘tea’ […]

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 afficionado’, I bet you will have been tricked by at least one of these…   […]

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 […]

Customer Reviews

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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.