Our pure Basmati Rice is a single variety
Premium grain selected from known farmers from the West Punjab, the true home of Basmati.
Aged for up to 18 months, White Pearl Basmati Rice has a milky colour, indicating that it is not over polished and hence retains more nutrients, flavour and aroma. This ensures the superior quality.
White Pearl Basmati rice is not over polished, thus retains more nutrients, flavour and aroma.
White Pearl Basmati rice is a single variety from a single region – the Punjab – which means that we don’t mix it with other rice varieties.
Basmati rice is extremely versatile and is used in most cuisines including European, Chinese and Indian dishes
Basmati rice improves with age, we store our Basmati rice for 18 months in order for it to mature to perfection, resulting in richer flavour and aroma.
Basmati rice is recognized as the best scented, longest and slenderest rice in the world.
Basmati rice has a lower Glycemic Index – a measure of how your body handles sugar- than other varieties, meaning that energy is released at a slower, steadier rate leading to a more balanced level of energy, thus making it more suitable for diabetics.
Basmati rice is gluten free
Only one crop of Basmati rice can be grown per year
Basmati rice can only be grown in the foothills of the Himalayas – deep in the heart of the Punjab
Basmati comes from Hindi word for fragrant and refers to the nutlike flavour and aroma of this long grained rice
Curry for your, erm, libido… Many of the ingredients in curry have natural aphrodisiac properties, so if you really want to add some spice to the evening, choose a cardamom and ginger packed dish and enjoy your dessert! Chilies naturally increase your heart rate, giving you a boost of energy and a rush of endorphines, and things only improve from there cough cough
Your ultimate skin saviour! Curries contain lots of antioxidant, for example turmeric and cinnamon which help improve the appearance of your skin, while fennel decreases redness and irritation and pepper increase circulation, which boosts the appearance of the skin.
Curry for health. Curries can help ease stomach aches and are full of digestion-friendly ingredients; anise, allspice, cardamom and black pepperall aid the digestion.
Milk is by far the best curry quencher! Other quenchers like water or beer may offer brief relief, but because oil and water don’t mix, these water-based liquids will actually spread the “fire” rather than reduce its effect.
The 19th National Curry Week is 10-16 October 2016
Temperatures in a tandoor oven can approach 180C
The word “Curry” comes from a Tamil word kari or karil, meaning spices or sautéed vegetables
The word “Masala” means spice mix
The word “Balti” means bucket
Asafoetida, which is a spice often used in curries, is also known as Devil’s dung.
Commercial curry powder first appeared in Britain in 1780 and was sold at Sorlie’s Perfumery Warehouse, No.23 Piccadilly, London.
Nottingham Trent University studies show that people begin to crave for a curry mainly due to the fact that the spices arouse and stimulate the taste buds.
The earliest known curry was made in Mesopotamia in around 1700BC
Chilli can help combat heart attacks and strokes and extends blood coagulation times preventing harmful blood clots
Chilli is the most popular spice in the world
The UK is home to around 9,000 curry houses and restaurants.
The UK’s most popular restaurant dish is chicken tikka masala with one in seven curries sold in the UK being chicken tikka masala.
About our rice
From the home of true Basmati, rice crafted as it should be... When it comes to rice, we don’t mess around.