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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 2: Mumbai and Pondicherry

Summary

The chef visits Mumbai in search of the bombil, the fish used in Bombay duck, and also enjoys Parsee hospitality and learns about their contribution to Indian cuisine. He then travels south to Pondicherry, where locals prepare Indian dishes with a French twist, before heading north along the coast to Mamallapuram to sample one of the best fish curries he has ever had. Rick also demonstrates how to make popular Parsee chicken dish sali murgh and personal favourite aloo mattar.

Review

Rick Stein meets the 91-year-old owner of a Parsee restaurant in the latest leg of his epic journey to find the world’s best curry. The gentleman, who remembers the Raj, is an ardent monarchist. He bids Stein: “Please give all my love to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and please tell her we want her back.”

It’s another eye-watering, stomach-rumbling odyssey as the Cornish chef tastes the best food India has to offer. Not in posh restaurants, but invariably in little rooms where someone crouches over a stove making lovely, simple dishes. But maybe Stein has reached his goal at a waterside restaurant where he has a fish curry. It could be the best he’s tasted.

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  • Episode 2

    Mumbai and Pondicherry

    Summary

    The chef visits Mumbai in search of the bombil, the fish used in Bombay duck, and also enjoys Parsee hospitality and learns about their contribution to Indian cuisine. He then travels south to Pondicherry, where locals prepare Indian dishes with a French twist, before heading north along the coast to Mamallapuram to sample one of the best fish curries he has ever had. Rick also demonstrates how to make popular Parsee chicken dish sali murgh and personal favourite aloo mattar.

    Review

    Rick Stein meets the 91-year-old owner of a Parsee restaurant in the latest leg of his epic journey to find the world’s best curry. The gentleman, who remembers the Raj, is an ardent monarchist. He bids Stein: “Please give all my love to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and please tell her we want her back.”

    It’s another eye-watering, stomach-rumbling odyssey as the Cornish chef tastes the best food India has to offer. Not in posh restaurants, but invariably in little rooms where someone crouches over a stove making lovely, simple dishes. But maybe Stein has reached his goal at a waterside restaurant where he has a fish curry. It could be the best he’s tasted.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterRick Stein

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorDavid Pritchard
    ProducerDavid Pritchard
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