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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

Restaurant to topple tallest tower title

  11 March 2011

On Thursday 24th March 2011, we'll be holding a record breaking charity night in aid of MEN Matter, a North West based male cancer appeal.   To date, Men Matter has raised over £200,000 and this money is being used for research into prostate, testicular and penile cancers at The Christie.   As it is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we want to boost funds to this little known organisation with a unique charity event.  The evening will be packed full of entertainment, delicious Indian food an.....Read More

"We Love Curry Club"

  22 February 2011

Introducing the Indian Ocean’s “We Love Curry Club” Welcome to our brand new night, exclusively for those that are as passionate about curry as we are! On Thursday 24th February we’ll be holding a special evening full of flavour, taste and spice. Our top dog Kamran will be cooking some dishes live in the lounge for you to watch and taste.  They’ll be a unique tour of our kitchen where you’ll get to see our chefs hard at work and see where all the magic happens.  And after.....Read More

Valentine's Day

  04 February 2011

We have a fantastic menu for two, especially designed to be shared. There's plenty of choice too meaning you can pick your favourites from our a la carte menu for the perfect Valentine's treat. - two starters* - two mains* - two sundries - one dessert to share - one rose - one box of chocolates All for £45. Call 0161 343 3 343 to book. *excludes king prawn dishes

Rajasthani Gosht

  04 September 2010

600g lamb 2 tbsp rapeseed oil 6 cardamoms, split 6-8 cloves 1 cinnamon stick 4 bay leaves 10 peppercorns 3 large onions very finely chopped 1 tsp salt 2 tbsp ground coriander 1/2 tsp ground turmeric 3 tsp crushed mild chillies 6 garlic cloves crushed to a paste 4cm ginger finely grated 250g diced tomatoes 3 tbsp yoghurt 100g finely grated raw papaya 2 tbsp chopped coriander to garnish Normal 0 false false false Microsoft.....Read More

Kali Mirchwala Murgh

  04 September 2010

4 chicken breasts, cut into large chunks 3 onions, finely chopped 4 ripe tomatoes, chopped finely 2 plump cloves of garlic 1 tsp ginger paste 1 tsp garam masala 1/2 tsp ground cumin 200ml yoghurt, whisked 1/2 tsp ground turmeric 2 tsp brown sugar 15g black peppercorns, crushed 3/4 tsp salt 3 tbsp rapeseed oil   Method Heat oil over moderate heat in a non-stick pan and sauté the onions until softened. Add the garlic, ginger paste, garam masala, turmeric, cumin and peppercorns. Toss for 2 minu.....Read More

Traditional Tarka Dhal

  04 September 2010

150g red split lentils 100g toor dhal 10 curry leaves 2 slices of unpeeled fresh root ginger 1 ripe tomato, chopped 2 tbsp olive oil 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and fi nely chopped 1/2 tsp ground turmeric 1 tsp cumin seeds, slightly crushed 1 tsp coriander seeds 1 red chilli, chopped juice of 1/2 a lemon 3/4 tsp salt handful of coriander leaves, finely chopped   Method Put all the lentils in a pan and cover with 500ml cold water. Bring to the boil. Remove any white scum and reduce to simmer.....Read More

The Indian Ocean is doing its bit for Britain’s soldiers!

  07 June 2010

  The Indian Ocean proudly handed over their cheque to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity on Tuesday (25th May).   We held a hugely successful charity night on Thursday 29th April as part of the national ‘Big Curry’ campaign and raised a whooping £1200.00.    Nahim Aslam, owner of the Indian Ocean says, “Guests really dug deep and gave generously on the night. On be half of myself and the Indian Ocean staff I want to say a BIG (Curry!) thank you to everyone who c.....Read More

Spring and Summer Entertainment Guide

  15 May 2010

North-Wests best live entertainment on show at the best indian in the northwest.

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