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[CLOSED] Win a signed copy of “Curries of the World” by Atul Kochhar – giveaway

Win yourself a signed copy of a fabulous recipe book’ “Curries of the World” by chef Atul Kochhar, Michelin-starred patron of Benares Restaurant in London and Indian Essence in Kent, and recently featured on BBC’s Masterchef.

To enter: follow @intothefworld on twitter, “Like” the Facebook page and/or tweet about the giveaway, or leave a comment on the blog (full T&Cs below). 

The winner will be extracted via and announced on June 7th. Good luck everyone! 

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Signed copy!

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The giveaway prize: “Curries of The World” book

I love spices, I love curry, and even just looking at the recipes makes me happy- and hungry. The book features over 100 recipes from all around the world- not just the familiar Indian and Thai curries, but also recipes from Africa, Morocco and even the US (bison buffalo curry anyone?).

In “Curries of the World” introduction section, chef Atul explains the origin of the curry in different geographical areas, the terminology (is curry the spice powder or the dish?) and some basic techniques. The recipes are easy to follow and most of the time only require ingredients that can be found in a good supermarket or specialty store. Substitutions are also suggested for more exotic ingredients (gazelle meat? not sure), and most curries can be made using more than one type of meat or fish.

Amongst the recipes, my personal favourites- a bit of a sentimental weakness here- are the Malaysian and Indonesian curries. Rendang, nyonia curry, satay…their complex blend of spices and their chilli kick just hits the spot for me.

Of course, the beloved Indian (and Anglo-Indian) classics like Korma, Jailfrezi and even the humble Tikka Masala are covered in “Curries of the World”. In short, there is something for everyone.

And as a big plus, this copy here is signed by chef Atul – a nice touch which makes this prize even more covetable.

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One of Atul Kochhar recipes as served in his restaurant Indian Essence in Kent- image courtesy Cottrell & Klar

The giveaway

I announced in April that I’d be having a few surprises for my readers to celebrate “Into The F World” blog turning one- and here we are again! Apologies for the delay, but the last few weeks have been very turbulent for me, with travelling to and fro Italy because of family troubles.

As always, food and friends are the things that keep me going through happy and hard times alike. Thanks to a friend,  recently I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of “Curries of the World”. Chef Atul Kochhar (who’s just as lovely in person as he sounds on TV) signed  for me two copies of this beautiful, colourful book. One is proudly displayed in my growing cookbook collection. The other one…I want to share it with my readers!

There are three ways to enter the giveaway and you can repeat them daily- all you need is to have a Facebook or Twitter account. Good luck!

Entering the blog giveaway is very easy and each of the methods below count as one or more additional chances to win :

  • “like” Into The F World Facebook page (+2 entries; commenting not required, but it’s nice ;)
  • follow @intothefworld on Twitter (+2 entries)
  • tweet about the giveaway (+2 entries)
  • if you don’t have a Facebook or Twitter account, you can enter by leaving a comment on the blog telling me what’s your favourite curry (+1 entry)

Curry lovers…unite!


Boring legal stuff aka T&Cs

  • Entry reserved to over 18 years old UK residents
  • Deadline for entries: midnight GMT Friday 7th June 2013.
  • The winner will be selected from all valid entries using a random number generator.
  • Entry instructions form part of the terms and conditions.
  • The prize is a signed copy of the “Curries of the World” book by Atul Kochhar (hardcover version) and includes free delivery within the UK.
  • The prize cannot be redeemed for a cash value.
  • For Twitter entries, winners must be following @intothefworld at the time of notification. For Facebook entries, winners must Like The F World Facebook page at time of notification.
  • The winners will be notified by email, Twitter or Facebook. If no response is received within 7 days of notification, the prize will be forfeit and a new winner will be picked and contacted.

Thanks to master blogger Kavita of Kavey Eats for letting me use her T&Cs.
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  1. My fave is something mild and moreish, think Korma :) fingers crossed!

    • Korma is always a winner, agree! good luck…

  2. The hotter the better, I love a chicken Phall!

  3. a toss up between a korma or massala

  4. chicken tikka massala

  5. Green lentil lamb Madras is my favourite and it’s so easy to make with lamb mince

  6. My favourite is a lamb madras

  7. Chicken Korma is my favourite.

  8. Vegetable Dhansak. Yum!!

    • I love curry! I’m a vegetarian and love how many options there are with curry. I like a good Madras or a passanda if the kids are joining us for a yummy curry dinner.

      • Yes, curry is great with both meat and vegetables – the “Curries of the world” book has loads of vegetarian recipes and some meat curries which i can easily see readapted for those who don’t eat meat. Best of luck!

  9. i like curry but not too hot one with coconut in is nice and prawns,yum

  10. favourite is any lamb curry

  11. Malaysian prawn and pineapple curry

  12. A mild one!

    • the beauty of curry dished is that they don’t have to be necessarily hot – it’s all in the balance of spices…:)

  13. I love South Indian Garlic Chicken. Delicious.

  14. Chicken Jalfrezi

  15. Wow, would love to try new recipes!

  16. A Korma for sure :)

  17. Lamb/chicken curry

  18. Love prawns in a curry, not too hot

  19. Chicken Balti

  20. I love a palak gosht (spelling ?) which is beautiful lamb and spinach.

  21. My favourite curry is chicken madras.

  22. …………….BIRYANI – the all in one complete curry

  23. chicken tikka massala

  24. I love Thai Curries and South African Bobotie Curry it’s nice to have something a bit different x

    • Oh, South African curry…interesting! Do you have a recipe to share?

  25. Chicken Masala

  26. my fave curry is mankahani chicken

  27. Chicken Passanda

  28. lamb and lentil curry and nice and hot

  29. Garlic chilli chicken

  30. Just really love a nice, not to hot vegetable curry.

  31. chicken tikka masala :)

  32. I love Keema matar :)

  33. butter chicken

  34. Thai Green Curry!

  35. Prawn Masala

  36. Chicken Korma is my favourite :)

  37. Chicken Korma

  38. My favourite curry is Paneer Jalfrezi

  39. Palak paneer

  40. Something mild but tasty, korma mainly

  41. Anything with seafood in it hits the spot with me…especially if its got plenty of chilli in it !!!!

  42. My local curry house does a beautiful moghlai chicken nawabi with a mango puree. It’s so sweet and creamy. Just gorgeous!

  43. I love a really good lamb rogan josh

  44. I love saag aloo with something like a chicken tikka buhna and peshwari naan!

  45. Chicken and mushroom biryani

  46. I love Vegetable Madras

  47. Chicken Passanda

  48. vindaloo mmmmmmmm i love it hot

  49. I love a korma because I love the coconutty taste!

  50. My favourite is lamb neck fillet with tomato and spinach

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