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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

Healthy eating at the Indian Ocean

  30 January 2013

  Hands up if you over ate during the Christmas break! If like many you feel you want to lose a pound or two in the new year, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the good grub from the Indian Ocean. It’s a misconception that curries and Indian food are bad for you.  In fact, in India the majority of the population follow a healthy vegetarian diet with lots of fresh vegetables, herbs and spices used to create many of the day-to-day dishes eaten in Indian homes.  Fatty meats, .....Read More

Top Cobra Good Curry Guide Award

  03 January 2013

  We’ve only gone and won another award! Curry guru Pat Chapman has named us one of the best 17 restaurants in the UK in The Cobra Good Curry Guide 2013. To mark the accolade, Pat came to visit us for a celebration lunch on Monday 3rd December.  During his speech, where we were named the Best in the North, Pat spoke very highly of the restaurant and of our committment to serving the best Indian food and giving diners an experience, not just a meal. Tasty canapes were doing the rounds.....Read More

British Curry Awards win number 4!

  02 January 2013

  We’re on a roll; we’ve won another award! ’Best in the North West‘ again at the British Curry Awards. It was completely unexpected and we’re so pleased to have won.   A few of the team made the trip down to the glitzy bash in Battersea, south London on Monday 26th November to support the event and other nominees but we were really shocked when our name was read out!  This is the fourth time we’ve won the award but it’s still really spec.....Read More

Indian Ocean keen as Mustard to help Manchester’s homeless

  20 October 2011

We've teamed up with the Mustard Tree foundation to provide hot meals for Manchester’s homeless.  The charity works to improve and rebuild the lives of homeless and marginalised people in Manchester and have been working with the popular restaurant since the beginning of the summer.   Both sides have been enjoying the partnership with feedback from the Mustard Tree’s kitchen team that more people are turning out when the Indian Ocean’s food is on offer.  Restaurant owner Nahim Aslam .....Read More

Indian Ocean scoops an English Curry Award

  27 July 2011

We're thrilled to have won yet another award! On Monday 25th July we won ‘Restaurant of the Year: Best in the North West’ at the first ever English Curry Awards. We beat off competition from Oldham’s Blue Tiffin Restaurant and Indigo in Romiley to take home the regional award. Indian Ocean owner Nahim Aslam was elated to win the award. He said, “We’re very proud to have won this award. Being nominated for and winning any award is a real honour but to be a winner at the first Englis.....Read More

Double English Curry Awards Nomination

  14 July 2011

  Guess who's been nominated for another award...? That's right, we've impressed the judges yet again and been put forward for 'Restaurant of the Year' at the first ever English Curry Awards! And, our friends at Cafe Lahore in Oldham (run by Nahim's brother Wasim) have also been nominated in the 'Team of the Tear' category. The brothers are keeping everything crossed that it is a double success at the awards next Monday and are hoping to bring glory back home to Oldham and Ashton. Wasim said, “It’s.....Read More

Curry kings of Tameside once again

  13 July 2011

We've regained our title of the Tameside Curry Chef of the Year Award!   We beat off fierce competition to win the ‘Best Restaurant’ category at the event at Reflections restaurant at Tameside College on Tuesday 28th June.   Our chef Abdul Karim out classed the other entrants cooking spicy Punjabi fishcakes and lamb shank khunna.  Chef Karim was helped by longtime Front of House Manager Gazi Rahman who charmed the judges with his cheeky and laid-back service approach.   We won the.....Read More

Vegetarian Curry Winners announced

  13 June 2011

The first batch of winners in our series of 'Create Your Own Curry' competitions have been announced. We received lots of interesting suggestion in our Vegetarian themed comp and from our list of favourites you lot have been voting like mad to find our 3 finalists: - Spicy Chickpea & Kidney Bean fritter - Boiled Egg & Mushroom Curry - Mushroom Curry Our chefs will now turn these suggestions into real dishes ready from them to go head-to-head at the tasting Grand Final at the end of July.  Details of .....Read More

Win a place on the Indian Ocean menu!

  23 May 2011

Forget Master Chef, the Indian Ocean in Ashton-under-Lyne is offering three lucky winners the chance to get their recipes featured on the restaurant’s menu.   We're launching a competition to look for the best original, vegetarian and healthy Indian dishes, with the winning entry from each category appearing on the a la carte menu.   Kicking off this week during National Vegetarian Week (NVW) we're calling on our customers and the public to submit their tastiest veggie dishes.  We’ll colle.....Read More

Lamb Karahi

  30 April 2011

Chicken Karahi

  30 April 2011

Tallest poppadom title returns to Tameside!

  25 March 2011

Last night (Thursday 24 March 2011) we smashed another Guinness World Record and regained the world's "Tallest Stack of Poppadoms" title!   Our dedicated team of chefs and waiters built the tower to measure 1.57m, beating the existing record by 6cm. The record was witnessed by official judges, Tameside Councilor Bill Harrison and local businessman Jon Howarth, Managing Director at City Accident Response, Ashton-under-Lyne. Both were on hand to observe the attempt from start to finish, making sure the gu.....Read More

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0161 343 3 343