Sachins is a must-try restaurant when in Newcastle!
I first met Kumeet (Bob) Arora when I visited his restaurant Sachins just after I started my curry blog. The food was fantastic.
So when he contacted me recently to invite me to cook with him in his kitchen, I jumped at the chance. I may have cooked Indian food every day for a year, but in the space of just a few hours, Bob taught me so much.
I think this has to be one of the best things about writing my blog. To be able to work and learn with such excellent chefs as Bob Arora is a dream come true.In the video above, you will learn how to make two excellent and easy curries. Don’t worry if you don’t have time to watch the video as I will be typing out the recipes and posting them for you too.
The first recipe is a simple chicken curry which tasted amazing due to Bob’s use of the freshest, locally sources ingredients and his own roasted and ground garam masala. Believe me… homemade garam masala will take your curry cooking to the next level!
The second curry was one I had never tried before. It was a vegetarian potato curry that you really need to try. I made it for my family and they all loved it. This is a great recipe for you vegetarians out there.
What you won’t see in the video is all the great advice Bob Arora gave me. I’ll be using Bob’s advice in future posts.
After making the curries and naans, we sat down to eat what we made. I’m telling you these simple recipe didn’t taste simple at all. They were spectacular. In fact I liked my meal so much, I insisted on taking my family to Sachins that evening.
My wife said it was the best Indian meal she had ever eaten! I guess I still need some practice to get up to Bob’s level. lol.
Thank you so much to Bob and all his staff who made the day so nice for me.