Posts by redchilli

British-Asian Hospitality Awards: The women’s Take Over!

Posted on Aug 26, 2018

Amongst the mounting reports of backhanders and biased judging within the industry’s award shows, this week has marked an important shift in the British-Asian hospitality award sector. The Asian Restaurant Owners Network (ARON), renowned for their proactive and honest platform, are upholding their commitment to #PressForProgress until equality for all is achieved. Rehan Uddin, founder of ARON and South Devon restaurant owner, has been working tirelessly with his team to address these awards, which often fail to recognise or support inspirational business woman. After repeatedly tackling the...

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Sarah Ali Choudhury receives a National Venus Award

Posted on Jul 26, 2018

The National Venus Awards provides additional recognition and publicity to Working Women who have already won a Regional Award. This year, forty Regional Venus Award Winners from across the country, travelled to Basingstoke along with their supporters to discover whether they had reached that highest accolade –a National Venus Award! The Venus Awards – dubbed by Channel 4 as “The Working Women’s Oscars” – celebrate the vital contribution that women in business make to the local, regional, and national economy, and are unique in that anyone can nominate a friend, client or family member. More...

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3-Course meal with wine pairing – Wednesday 13 June at 7pm

Posted on May 10, 2018

Indulge in a 3-course Indian meal masterminded by Helen Choudhury and her team, and presented by her daughter, Sarah Ali-Choudhury.  Experience a diverse range of authentic dishes and flavours during the meal.  Each course will be accompanied by two different wines carefully selected by Mark Banham who will explain the reasoning behind successful pairing of wine with deliciously spiced Indian dishes. Starter Vegetable pakora & lamb samosa Main Garlic Chilli Chicken, Chicken Chameli,  Fish Curry in Coconut Sauce, Saag Chana and rice Sweet Indian petit fours Cost £40 pp  Booking and...

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Indian Cookery Masterclass Tuesday 12 June 2018 during Bridport Food Festival Week

Posted on May 10, 2018

A unique opportunity to learn the art of making authentic Indian dishes from chef and co-owner Helen Choudhury.   Helen will demonstrate and give you a hands-on experience of how to prepare a 3-course authentic Indian meal. As well as learning how to cook the meal you will sit down at the end with the rest of the group to enjoy the dishes prepared. To book call 01308 421000/07772 161340 This event is always popular so we advise you to book early. 2-4pm Cost £25 pp

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Easy Vegetable Curry

Posted on May 1, 2018

Ingredients 3 tbs oil ½ tsp mustard seed ½ tsp whole cumin 1 inch (2-3 cm) ginger peeled and grated 2-3 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp coriander powder 1 tsp cumin powder 1 tsp chilli powder (optional or to taste) 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp salt, or to taste 1 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces 1 medium carrot, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces 100g French beans or Runner beans, cut into pieces about 1” (2-3 cm) long Red Pepper and green pepper cut into bite-size pieces (use remainder pepper from Chilli Garlic Chicken Chilli if making) ¼ cup peas ¼ cup chick peas 1 cup water...

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