10:30pm – Sunday, March 27 on 7TWO
In this ten-part series, Gary Rhodes and a team of young sous-chefs take the trip of a lifetime. Their mission: to find the best of authentic Indian cuisine, learn how to cook it, and then return home to cater for a major banquet in celebration of India’s independence.
In each episode Gary and his team explore a different regional cuisine from royal food to street food, Punjabi to Parsi, Mughali to Marwari. They learn about ingredients, flavours, cooking techniques and the culture surrounding each dish. As if that wasn’t tough enough, Gary then has to impress one of the most successful Indian chefs in the UK when Atul Kuchhar’s restaurant Benares is the setting for a big feast! Will Gary be up to the challenge of cooking Indian food in an Indian restaurant for an Indian clientele? Has he finally bitten off more chilli than he can chew.