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Rick Stein's India

  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
  • Food

Summary

Rick Stein sets out on a journey around India to discover the different cuisines celebrated the world over.

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Episode 3: Madurai and Kerala

Summary

The chef visits the town of Madurai in Tamil Nadu, where he learns the art of temple cooking and samples south Indian dish sambar. He then takes a road trip across the Western Ghats to the state of Kerala, where he prepares regional dessert payasam and a traditional pork curry.

Review

Rick Stein arrives in Madurai, southern India, on the latest leg of his quest to find the world’s finest curry. He arrives at the city’s cavernous temple and heads to the kitchen, which feeds hundreds of queuing visitors every day at massive, sit-down, fundraising meals. It’s a huge, bustling, unsurprisingly steamy place, full of wood fires and massive cooking pots. Stein joyfully reads a sign on the wall: “Before you go in search of God, go in search of food.” Oh yes indeed. In his lovely waterside kitchen he makes small, sweet ice-cream pots flavoured with cardamom seeds before visiting a chef who makes a fabled mutton curry that has to be simmered for four hours.

Then he’s back out in the sweaty hubbub tasting yet more street food from banana leaves and trying to get the hang of eating messy rice and sauces with his fingers (there’s a technique). He ends up eating at a restaurant where he’s confronted by prawns the size of guinea pigs.

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  • Episode 3

    Madurai and Kerala

    - , Dave

    Summary

    The chef visits the town of Madurai in Tamil Nadu, where he learns the art of temple cooking and samples south Indian dish sambar. He then takes a road trip across the Western Ghats to the state of Kerala, where he prepares regional dessert payasam and a traditional pork curry.

    Review

    Rick Stein arrives in Madurai, southern India, on the latest leg of his quest to find the world’s finest curry. He arrives at the city’s cavernous temple and heads to the kitchen, which feeds hundreds of queuing visitors every day at massive, sit-down, fundraising meals. It’s a huge, bustling, unsurprisingly steamy place, full of wood fires and massive cooking pots. Stein joyfully reads a sign on the wall: “Before you go in search of God, go in search of food.” Oh yes indeed. In his lovely waterside kitchen he makes small, sweet ice-cream pots flavoured with cardamom seeds before visiting a chef who makes a fabled mutton curry that has to be simmered for four hours.

    Then he’s back out in the sweaty hubbub tasting yet more street food from banana leaves and trying to get the hang of eating messy rice and sauces with his fingers (there’s a technique). He ends up eating at a restaurant where he’s confronted by prawns the size of guinea pigs.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour | HD | SUB | WIDE | AD

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterRick Stein

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorDavid Pritchard
    ProducerDavid Pritchard
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