Indian Cuisine

Alfred Prasad, Tamarind Collection's director of food, says it is about time there was some excitement created around top-level Indian cuisine

Alfred Prasad: Pearls of Wisdom

By Joe Lutrario

The Michelin-starred chef behind Mayfair’s Tamarind and the recently relaunched Imli Street discusses India’s railway cuisine, training Western chefs, and his efforts to bring his high-end brand of Indian cooking to the US.

Joho Soho uses seasonal ingredients and Vivek Singh’s famous creativity to deliver restaurant-quality food on-the-move

Going mobile: Restaurants realise pop-up potential

By Luke Nicholls

As numerous restaurateurs would testify, the pop-up restaurant has fast-become the new weapon in securing a permanent site. But could we now be seeing a reversal of the trend, with established brands spinning off their own temporary concepts?

Sixty per cent of women and 40 per cent of men want lower calories and clearer nutritional values for curry dishes

Healthier curries could drive sales for Indian restaurants

By Luke Nicholls

The nationwide call for healthier menus is proving particularly prevalent in the Indian restaurant sector, with 60 per cent of women and 40 per cent of men wanting lower calories and clearer nutritional values for curry dishes. 

Thali Café is looking for sites in Birmingham, Cardiff and Reading over the next two years

Thali Café gears up for expansion

By Mark Wingett

Thali Café, the fledgling Indian restaurant chain, is gearing up for its next stage of growth after the success of its new generation site and is looking to expand out of its Bristol heartland.

Former furniture retailer Aamir Ahmad is turning his hand to restaurants and plans to create an authentic North Indian restaurant

Dwell founders to launch 'authentic' Indian restaurant

By Emma Eversham

Aamir Ahmad and Sean Galligan, founders of furniture retailer Dwell, are turning their hands to the restaurant sector with the opening of authentic Indian restaurant Zumbura later this year.

Karam Sethi wants Gymkhana to capture the sense of opulence and celebration offered by the Indian social and sports clubs of the same name

Trishna founder doubles up in London

By Luke Nicholls

Karam Sethi, who last year earned a Michelin star as chef patron of Trishna London, is launching a second modern Indian restaurant in Mayfair this summer. 

Cyrus Todiwala, owner of two restaurants, one cafe, an MBE and an OBE, shares his thoughts on the industry

Cyrus Todiwala: Pearls of Wisdom

By Emma Eversham

Cyrus Todiwala trained in India as a chef and worked in hotels and restaurants there until he moved to the UK in 1991. He opened Cafe Spice Namaste in London in 1995 with wife Pervin, and has built up a successful business while also dedicating much of...

Shamil Thakrar. Photo: Rob Lawson

Business Profile: Dishoom

By William Drew

With a second instalment of its take on India’s traditional café-restaurants about to open, Dishoom is successfully carving its own niche in the UK’s all-day dining space.