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Your chance to win three brilliant novels set in India…

20th July 2016

novels set in IndiaThree brilliant India themed books are the prize in our competition this month. Visit this amazing and mystical country via fiction. The books are:

The Last Queen of India by Michelle Moran. Nineteen year old Sita is the shining star of Queen Lakshmi’s imperial guard, having pledged herself to a life of celibacy in the name of protecting the young ruler. Soon a close friendship develops between the two women but trouble threatens – Lakshmi’s court is dangerously divided and rumours are rife that the country is at risk under British rule. An excellent read. To read the full TripFiction blog review, please click here.

The Lonely Hearts Travel Club by Katy Colins. Georgia runs a travel agency helping people who have just come out of a broken relationship and are nursing a broken heart. She works mad hours and it is beginning to tell…She visits India incognito to take a break and check out complaints about her local tour organiser. The tour takes her to Delhi, the Taj Mahal, Mumbai and Goa. Ideal reading for anyone who has visited India or wants to. To read the full TripFiction blog review plus we feature a day in the life of a travel agent, please click here.

Eden Gardens by Louise Brown. The book tells the story of a white mother and her daughter caught betwen two worlds in the middle of the 20th Century. It is clear that not every white person born and brought up in India during this time enjoyed a privileged life. Nevertheless white people, even on the periphery, could to some extent avail themselves of the wealth and luxurious life style – even if it meant earning a living by entertaining men was the only way to achieve this. The book offers a sense of footsteps past and understanding of a complex period in Anglo-Indian history. One of our personal best reads of 2016 so far. To read the full TripFiction blog review (and interview with Louise), please click here.

To enter the competition all you have to do is write in the Comments box below the name of your favourite Indian food – restaurant bought, or home cooked. The competition closes at midnight UK time on Saturday 30th July, and the winner will be the first name drawn out of the hat on Sunday 31st.

The very best of luck!

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  1. User: tripfiction

    Posted on: 31/07/2016 at 9:46 am

    Congratulations to Linda Kerr whose name was first out of the hat when we drew the prize this morning.

    Very well done, Linda!

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  2. User: Angela Paull

    Posted on: 30/07/2016 at 7:53 pm

    I’m a bit lightweight when it comes to Indian cuisine. A chicken half-truths, naan bread and some poppadoms with mango chutney is about as exotic as I go

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  3. User: Sara Hill

    Posted on: 30/07/2016 at 6:21 pm

    I like it HOT so Chicken Madras is my favourite.

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  4. User: Christine Lockley

    Posted on: 30/07/2016 at 5:03 pm

    chicken korma with onion bhargees for starter

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  5. User: Beverley Gay

    Posted on: 30/07/2016 at 4:41 pm

    Madhu Badami from Cardamon Green, Huddersfield, beautiful!

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  6. User: Sassie Clarke

    Posted on: 30/07/2016 at 4:36 pm

    Lamb Tikka Biryani with sides of Brussel Sprout Bhaji and Peshwari Nan

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  7. User: Sylvia Robbins

    Posted on: 30/07/2016 at 4:07 pm

    I usually plump for Prawn Dhansak at our local Simla restaurant but I recently discovered Packet sauces at Lidl that are excellent – my favourite is Paneer Marsala but Dal Tadka is lovely too but doesn’t look very appealing and Aloo Saag that looks yuck.

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  8. User: Sue Harrison

    Posted on: 30/07/2016 at 4:05 pm

    I am not a curry/spicy food fan but my OH is so I do attempt to cook him a curry or he buys his favourites from the local curry house

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  9. User: Teresa Starr

    Posted on: 30/07/2016 at 3:09 pm

    I love nan bread especially ones with spice like coriander always look forward to cooking too many and having one cold the next day.

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  10. User: andrewmorris51

    Posted on: 26/07/2016 at 11:04 am

    Laal maas…a fiery lamb curry from Rajasthan. Not for the faint-hearted….

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  11. User: roxywanders

    Posted on: 26/07/2016 at 12:21 am

    Chicken stew with appam,,,,had this restaurant, then decided to use fresh ingredients out of our garden,,,,luv luv luv

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  12. User: Liz O Connor

    Posted on: 24/07/2016 at 10:41 am

    Has to be butter chicken from the takeaway. Yum. So naughty.

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  13. User: Alison Drew

    Posted on: 24/07/2016 at 10:07 am

    It has to be Bombay Aloo .. I love any main dish so long as that is included! Preferably from my local Indian takeaway.

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  14. User: Mairead Hearne

    Posted on: 22/07/2016 at 8:20 am

    Jalfrezi Chicken with Pilau Rice from the Eastern Tandoori Restaurant in Cork.Kids love it there too…sooooo….bonus!!!

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  15. User: Katjaja

    Posted on: 21/07/2016 at 3:39 pm

    Chicken Biriyani !!!

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  16. User: Anne Allen

    Posted on: 21/07/2016 at 12:17 pm

    Chicken korma with naan bread and rice

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  17. User: Allison beattie

    Posted on: 21/07/2016 at 10:20 am

    Has to be butter chicken with naan bread and mango pickles to add some spice! Yum!

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  18. User: A Stanley

    Posted on: 20/07/2016 at 9:13 pm

    Lamb rogan josh. I make it at home, and I love it.

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  19. User: Julie Ryan

    Posted on: 20/07/2016 at 2:56 pm

    chicken korma with bombay aloo and onion bhargee

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  20. User: Linda Kerr

    Posted on: 20/07/2016 at 2:35 pm

    Every Sunday evening we sit down to Sunday tea, of Dhal, Rice and Madhur Jaffrey’s Bund gobi aur matar (cabbage with peas). It reminds me of a long ago trip to Gujurat eating thali with family and friends. Those were the days…

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  21. User: Mimi Greaves

    Posted on: 20/07/2016 at 10:39 am

    I don’t know about you guys but I’m a complete sucker for pretty looking flower flavoured sweets…so when I came across a recipe for a Rose flavoured ice cream with rose petals and crushed pistachios I just had to give it a go! It’s beautiful, delicious and evem Marie Antoinette would be tempted by it…and with the weather we ve been having its just a godsend! Definally my favourite Indian food:)
    Not that difficult to do, it’s fun and a gorgeous pink colour…who could say no to that..not me!

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  22. User: Jill Doyle

    Posted on: 20/07/2016 at 10:13 am

    Kheer which is Indian rice pudding with cinammon, raisins and rosewater – perfection.at

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  23. User: Reader

    Posted on: 20/07/2016 at 10:06 am

    Charlie Bigham’s chicken tikka masala.

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  24. User: Grass monster

    Posted on: 20/07/2016 at 9:47 am

    Homemade Prawn Korma – delish

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  25. User: Michelle

    Posted on: 20/07/2016 at 9:41 am

    Saffron infused Indian rice with melted butter!

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  26. User: Stephanie

    Posted on: 20/07/2016 at 9:36 am

    I can’t seem to get past Butter Chicken when ordering from my favorite British-Indian restaurant.

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  27. User: Shriya

    Posted on: 20/07/2016 at 9:34 am

    Samosa Chaat – Indian snack
    Somosas soaked in spices, yogurt, sev (chickpea flour), onions topped with coriander. There are many different takes on this recipe.

    I can name several but the first thing that popped into my head was samosa chaat. I love Indian food.

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  28. User: Bee

    Posted on: 20/07/2016 at 9:24 am

    This is a brill comp: Saag Paneer. That’s cottage cheese in spinach gravy.

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