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Episode 4

In Britain, we love Indian food, but there's still a big fear factor when it comes to cooking it.

In this series Food writer and chef Anjum Anand is on a mission to show exactly how simple it is to cook delicious, healthy Indian food.

In the fourth episode Anjum heads for a firestation in Essex, where Paul Pemberton would love to cook Indian food for himself and the blue watch, but currently lives on beans on toast, or orders in a takeaway. It's up to Anjum to show him how to cook a proper curry for the firefighters.

Having learnt what sort of pans to use to cook a curry in, and why coriander is so vital to Indian food, Anjum gets to work showing Paul how to make a delicious aubergine in yoghurt dish, the likes of which he has never tasted before.

Then it's off to top Indian restaurant, Benares, where Paul discovers that Indian food doesn't have to just be about thick curries and rice, it can also have all the characteristics of 'haute' cuisine.

Back in Anjum's kitchen, together they make a tasty curry of tender lamb with squat green chillies, accompanied by freshly baked home-made naan.

Finally it's down to Paul to master Anjum's recipes in the kitchen of the station, and see if the ten members of Bluewatch are as fond of Anjum's food as he is!

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 26 Jan 2013 12:00


Role Contributor
PresenterAnjum Anand
DirectorDavid Symonds
ProducerEd Taylor