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A Good Indian Breakfast

2017-09-01T01:25:47+00:00 June 16th, 2016|Cooking Experiences, Surrey Spice Recipes|

There is a reason why Indians are amongst the most overweight in the world. No man or child from a self respecting "khaata peeta ghar" ( home of plenty) will be allowed to venture out in the morning without being adequately fortified to keep brain and body sustained...Not for them sliced fruit or sugar free

Chicken Soup for the Soul

2017-09-01T01:25:48+00:00 June 16th, 2016|Cooking Experiences, Surrey Spice Recipes|

Lots of perks growing up on a tea estate in the seventies and eighties.. Starting from having elephants at your birthday party to your very own cow providing your daily glass of milk to Father Christmas turning up in a helicopter. As "Chai" kids we took all this for granted and one of the "treats"

A Cup of Chai

2016-06-16T12:36:11+00:00 June 16th, 2016|Cooking Experiences, Surrey Spice Recipes|

Our cup of tea: The ultimate eco friendly disposable cup.. Made beautifully by hand on a potter's wheel and then fired in traditional kilns. Sold for less than a pence and used by millions everyday to drink their daily cup of chai from street vendors... Once used these are then thrown away and ultimately go

 Sugar Fix for the Gods  

2016-06-16T12:32:49+00:00 June 16th, 2016|Cooking Experiences, Surrey Spice Recipes|

According to Hindu mythology, there are 330 million Gods in existence... Every household and temple pray to their favourite ones and the gods and goddesses are appeased daily with offerings with fruits, flowers, sweets and incense... These little coloured discs are called  Batashas and at the very least, even in the poorest of houses offer

Summer Coolers 

2016-06-16T12:28:05+00:00 June 16th, 2016|Cooking Experiences, Surrey Spice Recipes|

India has a host of drinks apart from the usual "mango lassi" that are hitherto unfamiliar to the west... Most of these, apart from taste, have properties to help cope with the elements or ailments be a cooling raw mango Panna or khus for the intense blazing summer, the red carrot and kanji drink for

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