Spice up your life… and health!

Spice up your life… and health!

I devoted last week’s blog to dispelling some of the myths about takeaway curries…or, to be more precise, I reminded readers that takeaway food CAN be considered healthy eating. Certainly, our new Raval Express takeaways are every bit as fresh, balanced and nutritious...
Re-inventing the ‘unhealthy’ takeaway

Re-inventing the ‘unhealthy’ takeaway

raval healthy indian takeaway Gateshead It irks me to admit it, but Indian takeaways do not have a great reputation. How many times have you read articles about how fat-laden curries are being blamed for the nation’s obesity epidemic? And if it’s not the calorie count...
Father’s Day – the story behind a special occasion

Father’s Day – the story behind a special occasion

With Father’s Day on the horizon, it’s shaping up to be a rather busy weekend at Raval. This weekend (Friday June 19th and Saturday 20th) is getting booked up fast. In fact, I’d recommend booking soon to avoid disappointment. Father’s Day weekend is, of course, always...
Say cheese…and try some paneer!

Say cheese…and try some paneer!

As the region’s undisputed Curry King (well, that’s what people say!) customers are always asking me for culinary tips to help them create their favourite dishes at home. I get asked about spices a lot. Should they be ground at home? Where can you get hold of the most...
Why India is a vegetarian nirvana

Why India is a vegetarian nirvana

Eating out can be a hit or miss affair for vegetarians. Whilst things have undoubtedly improved in recent years, it’s still not unusual to find some restaurants offering only a handful of meat free dishes. And even then, my vegetarian friends tell me they often find...