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Bowie at the V&A and David Katz

2 hours
First broadcast:
Sunday 31 March 2013

Cerys Matthews heads down to London's V&A Museum for a rare personal tour around the hotly tipped Bowie Is exhibition aided by one of the key curators at The V&A.

Bowie returned to the limelight earlier this month after a ten year hiatus with the release of his 24th studio album The Next Day. On this occasion, The V&A in London have been granted key access to the David Bowie Archive to curate the first international retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie.

Music Played

24 items
  • Railway Curry

    Based on a curry recipe that was available on train journeys at the time of the Raj in Inida.

    2lb chicken cut into cubes, mix legs and breast meat.
    1 Pint Chicken Stock
    2 inch of fresh ginger
    1/2 tsp salt
    6 Small chillies - seeded/chopped
    7 cloves of garlic peeled/chopped
    1 teaspoon cummin seeds
    2tbspn coriander seeds
    1/2 teaspoon ground tumeric
    2 tbspn cooking oil
    1 Large onion - finely chopped
    6 curry leaves
    3 Large potatoes cut into cubes
    6 fl oz coconut milk
    4 tbspns tamarind paste or liquid.

    Whoosh up some chillies ginger and garlic in a food prcoessor, in a mortar grind down the cumin and coriander seeds with the turmeric adding water to make a paste.

    Heat oil in heavy pan and over a medium heat fry the onions and curry leaves until the onion is soft. Add the spice pastes made earlier and stir fry for 3 minutes. Add the stock bring to the boil and add in the chicken, potatoes and coconut milk. Redeuce the heat and let the curry simmer for 30 mins or until the gravy is reduced and thick. If the pots arent cooked enough to eat then put the lid on the pan for a while. Add the tamarind liquid when the chicken and pots are cooked.

    Sean in Sussex.

    Song with recipe: Elvis - Return To Sender.


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