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The Incredible Spice Men Episode 3 of 5

Tony Singh and Cyrus Todiwala want to transform the way British dishes are cooked at home. The two old friends believe Britain has some of the best produce in the world but think we are missing a trick when it comes to cooking with spices.

This journey begins in Tony's home town, Edinburgh. When, as a young man, Tony asked his father why his family came from the Punjab to settle in one of the coldest parts of the world, he said, 'Well, the streets were meant to be paved with gold and the rivers ran with whisky'.

Ever keen to showcase the best of Scottish produce, Tony makes cranachan - a traditional dessert made with Scotland's finest honey, raspberries, oatmeal and whisky enveloped in double cream. For his cranachan with a wee twist, Tony infuses the honey with sensuous, aromatic cardamom and adds a splash of fragrant rose water.

In the Leith Street community café we discover the origins of Tony's love of spicing up British food. Here his mother Kulvinder volunteers in the kitchen and makes haggis pakoras.

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Mon 7 Oct 2013 10:05


Role Contributor
PresenterTony Singh
PresenterCyrus Todiwala
Series ProducerCaroline Ross Pirie
Series ProducerJessica Jones
DirectorCaroline Ross Pirie
Executive ProducerNicola Gooch