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Mr V cooks with the Purple Poppadom!

You may have gathered that Mr V and I have a soft spot for The Purple Poppadom. I would go as far as to say that it is my favourite restaurant of the moment in Cardiff. It’s the kind of food we love. Refined, beautifully presented and packed full of flavour. It pushes the boundaries of Indian food with a touch of fusion. It’s the kind of food we like to experiment with when cooking at home.

When the Purple Poppadom announced their cooking competition, my husband Ben (Mr V to this blog) was straight in the kitchen preparing his entry. Contestants had to design a dish, or cook one they knew well and present a description and photo of it to the Purple Poppadom. The best three, would then be selected to cook in a heat with Anand George in the Purple Poppadom kitchen and then go on to cook with Anand at a food festival.

After a few experiments and some nice meals for me, Ben settled on his Indian British fusion entry of spiced pan-fried seabass served on crushed potatoes with a toasted coconut masala sauce, asparagus and a chilli and cardamom yorkshire pudding.

Ben was selected as a winner and after a day in the Purple Poppadom kitchen learning Anand George’s prize-winning dish, Tiffin Seabass with Curry Leaf Mashed Potato, Ben was invited to cook it at a demonstration as part of The Welsh Menu.

Cooking with Anand was a great experience for Ben and he learnt some useful techniques and tips. More than cooking in front of a room full of people, Ben was excited to be able to learn from someone he considers to be such a great chef.

I enjoyed watching the demo and I am very excited that now Ben will be able to cook this wonderful dish at home.

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