Award-winning India In A Jar – With A Dash of Devon
In the second of our features throwing the spotlight on Honiton Gate to Plate participants, we meet India In A Jar – with a dash of Devon, of course.
An Indian-themed food boutique, this brand has gained momentum with ‘tastefully yours’ chef Collin Pereira at the helm.
Its ‘instant’ product range features a collection of over 45 innovative, versatile and pioneering Indian food products with a distinctly Devon twist.
Mr Pereira says India In A Jar is all about ‘redefining and reinventing Do-Indian-Yourself’ – his take on DIY.
He offers easy to follow DIY recipes on his website, which are gaining quite an audience.
Offering a hybrid cooking experience, the products bring restaurant and home-style foods together to create dishes that are both exciting and new.
The company’s 100 per cent plant-based spice powders blend while its cooking pastes and masala mixes with the recipe.
Other products include Indian relishes, accompaniments, pickles, chutneys, curry pastes, and marinades.
In the spotlight at Honiton Gate to Plate will be India In A Jar’s chilled sensations. Learn more about the Devon-based company’s giant Indian vegan, vegetarian and meat vegan samosas, not to mention its gluten-free and vegan Indian pakora and onion bhaji.
Other specialities include vegan and veg tandoori roti wraps, gluten-free Indian sweets, vegan, veg and gluten-free savory lentil patties and savoury lentil doughnuts.
If that hasn’t whetted your appetite, check out the Indo-Devon curried pasties and pies. Choose from chicken korma pie, beef madras pasty and Bombay homiyty pie.
Mr Pereira says he is proud to be ‘representing and celebrating the diversity of Great Britain while supporting local communities at markets, shows and events’ – just like Honiton Gate to Plate.
Learn more at www.indiainajar.com
Honiton Gate to Plate is taking place next month (September).
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There will an additional cooking demonstration at 2.30pm. Charcuterie expert ‘Salami Steve’ from Good Game in Topsham will be showing you how to make delicious nitrate-free bacon.
Learn how to choose the right meat and discover the benefits of knowing where your food comes from.
Set-up in 2013 by ‘Salami Steve’ and ‘Pepperoni Pete’, Good Game made their mark producing high quality charcuterie, winning various awards from Taste of the West, British Charcuterie Awards, Great Taste, Love Devon, and Exeter Living Awards for products such as Topsham Chorizo, Devon Fire Chorizo, Rabbit Salami, Venison Salami, Biltong, Coppa and Lomo – all made using local and rare breed meats and wild shot game.
Alongside their charcuterie, Good Game will also be selling their nitrate-free hot food – Wild Venison and Pork Burgers, Devon Ruby Steak Burgers, Artisan Sausage Baps and Kids’ Dogs.