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How to make your own Garam Masala

  24 July 2014

Ever wondered how to make Garam Masala? Here one of our students goes through the basics with our head chef. Once made this Garam Masala will become one of the base ingredients for many of your curries. Every curry chef and restaurant will have their own mixes, so you can experiment with different combinations and of course you can make as much or as little as you like and store it for future. How to make Garam Masala Basic ingredients include equal parts of:– bay leaves– green cardamom– black car.....Read More

Have you subscribed to our YouTube channel?

  17 July 2014

We’re building a new YouTube channel and would love you to subscribe. We will be adding regular content including recipes, cookery classes and links to videos we love that cover Indian food and culture. Here’s a taster: Join the conversation at the ChaaterTV YouTube channel today.

The perfect party venue in Tameside

  15 July 2014

  We’re sure you know by now that we’re much more than just an Indian restaurant. With a separate spacious bar and lounge area, private dining room and outside terrace, we’re geared up to host just about any type of event. Whether you’re looking for exclusive hire of our facilities for a wedding or large scale function, to book the private dining room for a birthday celebration or family get-together or simply a place to enjoy a night out with friends, we are your destination of choice fo.....Read More

We’ve been Highly Commended in the Tiffin Cup 2014!

  07 July 2014

  We recently received the news that we have been highly commended by the regional judges for this year’s Tiffin Cup. The annual awards aim to find the UK’s best South Asian restaurant.  Nominees are selected by their constituency and put forward by their local MPs. One restaurant from each region is shortlisted and invited to participate in a Grand Final cook-off at the House of Commons. Here they are judged by MPs and guest celebrities to find an eventual winner.  Proceeds go to a selected.....Read More

What is a chaat?

  02 July 2014

  Our soon-to-be-launched Desi Menu is packed full of new and interesting dishes, many of which you will never have heard of before. Take the chaat for example.  Do you know what a chaat is?  The new menu will have seven of these gorgeous dishes for you to choose from so we thought we better introduce you to them.... A chaat is a cold dish with fresh ingredients served in a small bowl to get the taste buds going. A chaat would served at the beginning of a meal, as pre starter.  If you think about.....Read More

What is a chaat?

  02 July 2014

Our soon-to-be-launched Desi Menu is packed full of new and interesting dishes, many of which you will never have heard of before. Take the chaat for example.  Do you know what a chaat is?  The new menu will have seven of these gorgeous dishes for you to choose from so we thought we better introduce you to them…. A chaat is a cold dish with fresh ingredients served in a small bowl to get the taste buds going. A chaat would be served at the beginning of a meal, as pre starter.  If you think about.....Read More

We're on the Best in Britain top 50 list

  26 June 2014

  We are delighted to have been named in this year's top 50 Best in Britain Restaurant Awards! We made the list of top 50 best Indian restaurants. Alongside London's Tamarind and Café Spice Namaste. It's another great accolade for our hard working staff. View the full list on the BiBA website.

Gizell – the North’s hottest female vocalist, live at the Indian Ocean

  18 June 2014

  The North’s most popular female vocal entertainer, Gizell, performs live at the Indian Ocean on Friday 20th June. Singing songs from the likes of Alison Moyet, Aretha Franklin, Annie Lennox, Elkie Brooks, Tina Turner and many more, it’s an evening not to be missed. Gizell is the most popular female vocalist by far for the last 8 years. She’s in constant demand for clubs, cabaret venues, wedding and private parties. Unique in her style and presentation, you will be in for an amazing night wit.....Read More

World Cup fever arrives at the Indian Ocean

  09 June 2014

  Looking for somewhere to watch the World Cup 2014? Look no further than the Indian Ocean.... Our bar will be buzzing with atmosphere and our giant screens will give you a front row view of all the action as we show ALL of England's World Cup games live! We'll guarantee it's the best place to watch the World Cup 2014. If you're looking to bring a group of people down to watch the games we can offer some great packages for you and your mates including:  - A range of international beers, spirits and cockt.....Read More

Enjoy Father’s Day at the Indian Ocean

  03 June 2014

  Make your dad feel like the Curry King this Father’s Day with a meal at the Indian Ocean! Join us with your dad, and the rest of the family, on Sunday 15th June and enjoy a feast for all the family. For just £15 each you can enjoy a three course meal. Choose any starter*, main course* and sundry. Kids Eat Free** and there’s even a FREE GIFT for each and every dad that dines with us! We’re open from 3pm and are taking bookings now. Call 0161 343 3 343 to reserve you table – remem.....Read More

What goes into making a curry?

  02 June 2014

  What goes into making a curry?  Onions, garlic and ginger usually, some spices, a few fresh ingredients and optional meat.  That’s it right? Wrong! Making a good curry is about much more than the ingredients.  It’s how you use them and what you do with them that matter.  It’s a delicate art to balance all those flavours and spices.  Too much or too little and the essence is lost. We know they make it look easy but our chefs have spent years perfecting their craft. &n.....Read More

Michael Bublé tribute act

  15 May 2014

  Do you have Crazy Love for Michael Bublé?  Get ready to feel the same way about Alex Christy. A superb tribute act to the Canadian crooner, Alex has nailed everything about Bublé's performance; fantastic vocals, confidence, relaxed stage presence, audience interaction and even some cheeky humour! A fan of Sinatra and the swing music genre from an early age, it was only when sixteen year old Alex saw Ray Quinn performing swing on Saturday night TV he became really inspired. &nb.....Read More

Desi Tea recipe

  02 May 2014

  Bored of your regular cup of English breakfast tea? Spice it up, literally, with an infusion of delicate spices from your store cupboard. We make and drink desi tea in the restaurant all the time.  It’s on the menu too if you ever wanted to try it after a meal.  But it’s so easy to make at home too. Using a regular black tea bag, add fennel, star anise, cinnamon and cardamom, milk and sugar. For each cup allow: - 1 tea bag - 10 small pieces of fennel - 1/4 star anise - 2cm stick of .....Read More

Come Cook With Us

  11 April 2014

  By popular demand, our Indian Cooking Classes are back! Since running our first 4 week course in February, many of you have been asking when more will be available.  You'll be pleased to know June is the date for your diary. Come Cook With Us For consecutive Saturdays we'll be opening our kitchen once more for a lucky few to Come Cook With Us!  7th June, 1:30-3pm 14th June, 1:30-3pm 21st June, 1:30-3pm 28th June, 1:30-3pm Like last time it's £100 for the 4 week course (that's just £.....Read More

Get ready for Ladies Night at the Indian Ocean

  07 April 2014

  Ladies, grab your heels and your lippy, and leave the fellas and your worries at home; it’s time to let your hair down. Introducing the Indian Ocean’s ‘Ladies Night’ on Thursday 1st May where the only men allowed are the staff, and a couple of select guests.... The evening has got it all; food, drinks and some good girly entertainment, and all for just £20! First you can enjoy our award winning cuisine including poppadoms & chutneys, any* starter and main course from the a la.....Read More

Robbie Williams tribute act

  27 March 2014

  Carl Briggs is Robbie Williams. He looks like the super star, has the same unique vocals and performs with personality and charisma on stage. A genuine look, sound and act-a-like, Carl has honed is act to perfection, and you could be forgiven for thinking he's the real cheeky Stoke-On-Trent chappy deal! Don't believe us?  See for yourself on Friday 18th April 2014 when he joins us at the Indian Ocean. All together now, "And through it all, she offers me protection...."

Music, comedy and curry at the Indian Ocean

  24 March 2014

  What do you get when you cross music, comedy and curry? A flipping good night out we’d say! First up on our new Live Entertainment programme is a Comedy Night, with a difference… Chris Britten is a male solo singer who, as well as a army of songs spanning the decades and genres, has cleverly added a comedy routine into his performance. See him live at the Indian Ocean on Thursday 3rd April. Join us for a unique evening of entertainment and delicious food. Tickets are &po.....Read More

A Free Gift For Every Mum at the Indain Ocean!

  24 March 2014

  Mother’s Day is almost upon us. Join us with your mum on Sunday 30th March. An Indian feast awaits you for just £15 per person, including:  - poppadoms  - starter  - main course and  - sundries Kids under 12 eat free AND there’s even a gift for every mum! Why not bring the whole family and celebrate the most important woman in most of our lives? Book now on 0161 343 3 343. Open 1:00pm-10:30pm

Do you know you Chicken Tikka from you Hari Boti?

  30 January 2013

  At the Indian Ocean, we want you to be able to enjoy everything you eat guilt-free. Because we know that eating healthily is important, we offer several types of chicken tikka. Tikka is a healthy way of eating your favourite Indian cuisine because the meat is cooked in a vertical tandoor, so that the fat runs down into the base of the oven. This results in succulent, roasted chicken, without the fat that comes with frying. Served on its own, without a creamy sauce, we can make a reduced-fat dish without re.....Read More

Be our Valentine?

  30 January 2013

  Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is on the way. Thursday 14th February is just weeks away and for those of you wanting to treat someone special to something special, take a look at our offering…. £39.95 per couple or £69.95 for 4 people Each can choose from our a la carte menu: Poppadoms & Chutney’s Starters Main Course Sundries Desserts Coffee We have live entertainment in the lounge from 8pm - our resident DJ Alex will playing all the lovey dovey.....Read More

Contact the Indian Ocean Restaurant team today on

0161 343 3 343