The Mirror On India
We are the mirror of the way in which India enjoys its rich and diverse cuisines. The key features are:
The diversity of the cuisines
India is in effect a continent with 16 different languages and cultures. The cuisines are equally diverse and as far apart from each other as different European cuisines. As a result the best food from a particular region of India is generally prepared by a specialist from that region. We therefore limit the cuisines we serve to those where our chefs have direct expert knowledge
The sources of the best Indian food
Unlike much of European, and far eastern cuisine, the best Indian food is not found in conventional restaurants in India, but in peoples’ homes, Maharajas palaces, and humble wayside stalls. Namita and Camellia Panjabi travelled the length and breadth of India to secure recipes from traditional cooks, and build on them. (click the creators for details) therefore our dishes are generally not available in conventional restaurants in India let alone in the UK.
The cooking processes
The flavours of real Indian food in Indian homes are generated by complex combinations of freshly prepared spice mixes prepared freshly and ground individually for each dish using special stone grinders. These are then cooked in a carefully orchestrated sequence. We prepare these dishes authentically in the same manner, with no short cuts. Specialist whole spices are imported from India to maintain quality and freshness
This is very different from the vast majority of curry houses in Britain, started by enterprising non-indian entrepreneurs who developed their own unique brand of curry totally different from the tastes of real indian food, and which do not follow the above principles.
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