An epicurean adventure to: India
Ever wish you could recreate that British Indian restaurant feeling for your Friday curry night at home?
You know the one - the tantalising aroma of spices, the sizzle of a simmering curry and, of course, crispy poppadoms served with a medley of irresistible dipping sauces. Well, wish no more!
In this ultimate dip roundup, we're bringing the heart of the British Indian restaurant straight to your kitchen. From whipping up a selection of fantastic dips for poppadoms to making your very own crispy poppadoms at home. We've got all the recipes you need.
Plus, to make it even easier, each recipe comes with step-by-step photo instructions. The best part is that you can prepare all the sauces and poppadoms the day before, ensuring you can fully enjoy your curry night experience with your family and friends.
Fast facts - India
|Location||India is located in South Asia and shares its borders with several countries including Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar.|
|Language||India is a diverse country with numerous languages spoken across its regions. Hindi and English are the official languages of the Indian government, but there are also 21 officially recognized regional languages, including Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati and many more.|
|Population||Circa 1.3 billion people.|
|Trivia||Did you know "Shooter Dadi" Chandro Tomar, from Shamli, India, started her sharpshooting career in her late sixties and is now the world's oldest female sharpshooter at over 80? She's won over 25 national championships, including a gold in Chennai's Veteran Shooting Championship. Her journey began when she accompanied her granddaughter to a local rifle club and today, she juggles her shooting achievements with family and household responsibilities while staying active on Twitter.|
Let's kick things off with the real star of the show, the poppadoms!
We're about to dive into the world of homemade poppadoms and share not one, not two, but three exciting methods to create these crispy delights right in your own kitchen.
Plus, we'll let you in on our personal favourite method - the tastiest and easiest way to achieve that perfect poppadom.
1. The Poppadoms
Now, let's turn our attention to those oh-so-tasty restaurant-style Poppadom sauces.
Every recipe we're about to share is incredibly easy to make. Even our mango chutney, which might require a tad more effort, is still beginner-friendly.
But here's the bonus, you can jar the mango chutney, keeping it at the ready for your next curry night or sending a few jars home with your guests as gifts.