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A Cook Abroad: Tony Singh's India

Episode 2 of 6

Cooking show. Scottish chef Tony Singh travels to India to trace his family roots and discover whether his mum's Punjabi cooking is the real deal.

Scottish chef Tony Singh travels to India, the country of his ancestors, to trace his family roots and discover whether his mum's Punjabi cooking is the real deal.

He begins his journey in Amritsar, which is draped in lights for the festival of Diwali, before braving the treacherous Grand Trunk Road to Delhi, a place Tony has only ever visited twice.

Along the way, he fulfils a boyhood dream to meet the Nihang, nomadic Sikh warriors whose cooking techniques are legendary. He receives an exclusive invite to eat and cook with a Maharaja and, as his waistline tightens thanks to the rich Punjabi diet, he burns off the calories at Bollysweat, the fitness phenomenon taking Delhi by storm.

As Tony gets under the skin of Punjabi ways, he discovers how the Sikh religion and the region's troubled past have created a food and culture like no other. He ends his epic adventure at the ancestral home in Delhi, where his 93-year-old uncle Ameer opens a window on his family history he will never forget.

59 minutes

Last on

Sat 14 Sep 2019 13:15

Tony Singh on making episode 2

Tony Singh on making episode 2
Heading back to India as an explorer, and not a tourist, showed me why India is, and always will be, amazing for anyone and everyone!  The people, culture, history and the food, are all so wonderfully happy, sharing, giving and beautiful.

For me, this was about my personal story with my other motherland. The happy links are still there, and the new chapters of how my family moved to Delhi, then came to Scotland have been added in bright, bold colours. The trip was wonderful, spiritual and very emotional.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Tony Singh
Executive Producer Gill Tierney
Series Producer Katy Fryer

Broadcasts

  • Mon 9 Feb 2015 21:00
  • Thu 12 Feb 2015 23:20
  • Thu 12 Feb 2015 23:50
  • Mon 25 May 2015 19:00
  • Sun 19 Jun 2016 11:30
  • Sat 11 Feb 2017 12:00
  • Sat 11 Feb 2017 14:30
  • Sat 1 Dec 2018 12:00
  • Sat 14 Sep 2019 12:30
  • Sat 14 Sep 2019 13:15