Let's Celebrate the Power of Giving! Special Offers on Gift Sets

Indian Food with a Dash of Devon

INNOVATIVE. VERSATILE. PIONEERING.  INDIAN CUISINE. FOOD STORE. INDIAN SPICES . INDIAN COOKING. CURRY PASTES. RECIPES.

British Royal Family visit India in a Jar

 THE ROYAL VISIT: Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and #Duchess of #Cornwall visit India in a Jar at #Tavistock. Charles, Prince of Wales is the heir apparent to the British throne as the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II. The future King of England. #indiainajar 

Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales

 THE ROYAL VISIT: Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and #Duchess of #Cornwall visit India in a Jar at #Tavistock. Charles, Prince of Wales is the heir apparent to the British throne as the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II. The future King of England. #indiainajar 

  

Namaste! Embark upon the most innovative, versatile and pioneering Indian food products to hit the UK shores! An Indian food boutique featuring artisan Indian cuisine by Chef Collin Pereira. Including 100% plant-based vegan Indian curry pastes and masala mixes, ready-to-cook Indian spice powder blends,Indian marinades,  Indian pickles, Indian chutneys, Indian relishes and accompaniments, Indian cooking ingredients and Indian recipes. A treat to the senses! Dig in! Be thrilled! Let the spirit of ‘India in a Jar' food store enliven your taste buds! Om Santi!

INDIA IN A JAR MEETS IRISH PEOPLE

 Check out this funny video about India in a Jar meeting the Irish people...  Irish People are not known for their love of spicy things - so what better way to treat them than to a host of spicy Indian sauces, pickles, and chutneys by India in a Jar! Did they make it out alive? Find out for yourself!   

India in a jar was Live on BBC Radio Devon

Listen to Chef Collin Pereira on BBC Radio Devon

 Top Hat Fun Chef Collin Pereira of India In a Jar was live on BBC Radio Devon with Kerry White on Saturday the 27th April 2019 at 11.15 am. Missed it! Listen on Soundcloud.

India in a Jar on BBC Radio Devon

 CHEF COLLIN PEREIRA OF INDIA IN A JAR LIVE ON BBC RADIO DEVON ON 4TH NOVEMBER 2017 


Indian cuisine that represents the diversity of Great Britain. Indian food made with secret mixtures of Indian spices and Indian curry pastes at this food store.

DIY (DO-INDIAN-YOURSELF)

Redefining and reinventing DIY. Launching the new #DIY on BBC Radio Devon with Kerry White

 

Redefining and reinventing DIY. Discover the new Do-Indian-Yourself #DIY recipes . The hybrid cooking experience. Chef Collin Pereira attempts to blend home-style cooking and restaurant style cooking methods and techniques to give you the best of both worlds. The two styles come together in perfect harmony in an exciting new Avatar. DIY (Do-Indian-Yourself). The new breed. A cross breed.

Cooking with unusual ingredients and innovative cooking methods. Versatile and pioneering cooking techniques and methods that redefines the role of traditional chutneys, pickles, relishes, condiments, and accompaniments in food preparation.

 

Anyone can pull off a flavoursome dish using the new #DIY recipes. Cooking kits (coming soon) and recipes based on the new hybrid cooking style. A cross-breed between the home-style and restaurant style cooking methods and techniques. The best of both worlds. 100% plant-based instant ready-to-cook Indian spice powder blends, Indian cooking pastes, Indian masala mixes, Indian chutneys, Indian pickles, Indian relishes, Indian cooking ingredients, cooking tools, utensils and cooking equipment required for food preparation.
 

From my Grandma's conventional mud stoves to gas and electric stoves, microwave cooking and pressure cooking to modern electric slow cookers, convection ovens to induction cookers to the futuristic robotic and AI (artificial intelligence) based cooking. 

CLICK ON THE PICTURE  FOR THE NEW #DIY Redefining and reinventing DIY.
CLICK ON THE PICTURE FOR THE NEW #DIY Redefining and reinventing DIY.

First ever Cookery Comics by the Top Hat Fun Chef

Let's make cooking fun for all! Even dummies can cook and so I can't cook, I creat.

Did I grow UP READING COMIC BOOKS? YES. I DID. WHAT ABOUT YOU?

In the pipeline. Coming Soon!    

Graphics & Art Work!
Courtesy of Master Clifford Pereira (my 12 year old son). The illustrator and graphic designer.

 


FIRST EVER COOKERY COMICS BY THE TOP HAT FUN CHEF. Graphics . Courtesy of Master Clifford Pereiar
FIRST EVER COOKERY COMICS BY THE TOP HAT FUN CHEF. Graphics . Courtesy of Master Clifford Pereiar
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Qorma Sutra - Cook Book by Chef Collin Pereira

Qorma a variant spelling of Korma. .Sutra in Sanskrit language means a "string" or "thread" .

 

In the pipeline. Coming Soon!   

 The advent of the culinary Sutra. A guide to the ancient “art-of-living and eating” well, the nature of food, finding food for life, maintaining one's culinary life, and other aspects pertaining to pleasure oriented faculties of FOOD. The FOUR letter ‘F’ word without which no man can survive ‘F O O D’. And perhaps FUND!

Qorma is nothing but a variant spelling of Korma. Korma is a creamy dish originating in the Indian subcontinent, consisting of meat or vegetables braised with yogurt or cream, water or stock, and spices to produce a thick sauce or glaze.

Sutra in the Sanskrit language means a "string" or "thread" and in Indian literary traditions refers to an aphorism or a collection of aphorisms. An aphorism is a concise and memorable expression of a general truth or principle.  

The advent of the culinary Sutra

 Aspects pertaining to pleasure-oriented faculties of FOOD. The FOUR letter ‘F’ word without which no man can survive ‘F O O D’. And perhaps FUND!  

GIFT SETs - today is a PRESENT - let's GIFT

GIFT PACK - 3 JARS GIFT SET

Sweet, medium spicy Indian curry food jars including Indian cooking pastes  masala paste from India

Namaste! Let's gift Tradition! Let's Celebrate the power of giving. Let's celebrate the diversity of Great Britain with an Indian food store by India in a Jar. An assortment of  aromatic, sweet, medium and spicy Indian food jars made with authentic Indian spices  and Indian curry pastes by Chef Collin Pereira. Ready-to-eat and for cooking purpose. Indian cuisine for everyone this season! Om Santi Santi Santi!   

GIFT PACK - 4 JARS GIFT SET

An assortment of 35 innovative sweet, medium and spicy Indian curry food jars from India in a Jar

Namaste! Let's Celebrate the power of giving with Indian cuisine from India in a Jar food store. Let's celebrate the diversity of Great Britain with Indian spices and Indian curry pastes by India in a Jar. An assortment of sweet, savory, medium spiced, spicy and volcanic Indian food jars from Chef Collin Pereira. Ready-to-eat and for cooking purpose. Something Indian for everyone! Om Santi Santi Santi! 

GIFT PACK- 6 JARS GIFT SET

Let's Celebrate Christmas with India in a Jar. An assortment of sweet, savoury, medium spiced jars

 Let's Celebrate the power of giving with India in a Jar. Gift exotic Indian food. An assortment of sweet, savoury, medium spiced, spicy and volcanic jars made with ancient Indian wisdom and authentic Indian spices and Indian curry paste by Chef Collin Pereira. Splash, drizzle, dip, cook, marinate…Fire up creativity in your kitchen with family and friends with our unique food store selling Indian cuisine. Ready-to-eat and for cooking purpose. Something for everyone! 

GIFT PACK - 8 JARS GIFT SET

An assortment of 35 innovative sweet, medium and spicy Indian curry food jars from India in a Jar

Let's Celebrate the power of presents with India in a Jar food store. Gift Indian food by India in a jar with a dash of Devon this season. An assortment of Indian cuisine. Aromatic, sweet, medium and spicy Indian curry food jars made with  the secret combinations of Indian spices from Chef Collin Pereira. Ready-to-eat and Indian curry pastes for cooking purpose. Something special for everyone! 

GIFT PACK- 9 JARS GIFT SET

Selection of India in a Jar cooking jars Indian Gift, Food Gift, Festival Gift, Birthday Gifts, Food

Let's Celebrate the power of gifting with India in a Jar food store this season. Choose from an assortment of aromatic, sweet, medium and spicy Indian food jars created with authentic Indian spices and Indian curry pastes by chef Collin Pereira. indian cuisine that is Ready-to-eat and for cooking purpose. Something special for the discerning!

GIFT PACK - 12 JARS GIFT SET

An assortment of 35 innovative sweet, medium and spicy Indian curry food jars from India in a Jar

  

Namaste! Let's celebrate the diversity of Great Britain this season with Indian cuisine from India in a Jar food store. Gift exotic Indian food made with aromatic Indian curry pastes and Indian spices. Choose from an assortment of sweet, savoury, medium spiced, spicy and volcanic Indian food jars from Chef Collin Pereira. Splash, drizzle, dip, cook, marinate…Fire up creativity in your kitchen with family and friends. Dig in! Be Thrilled! Let the spirit of ‘India in a Jar’ enliven your taste buds!  Om Santi! 

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Namaste! Welcome to 'India in a Jar’ with a ‘Dash of Devon'. Embark upon perhaps the most innovative, versatile and pioneering Indian curry food jars to hit the UK shores. Ancient Indian wisdom, generation old family recipes, finest Indian spices and British produce come together in perfect harmony in an exciting new Avatar. An Indian food boutique featuring authentic Indian cuisine by Chef Collin Pereira. Also presenting 100% plant-based vegan Indian pickles, chutney, relishes, accompaniments, Indian curry pastes, marinades, Indian spice powder blends, Indian cooking ingredients and Indian recipes. Made with real fresh Devon meat, real fresh Brixham fish and local vegetables these multi-purpose, ready-to-eat jars are a curated “must on your list” experience that represents an imaginative take on India, Indian cuisine and its rich culture. In this food store everything is handmade in Devon, England, in small batches. The food is made with authentic Indian curry pastes and represent authentic Indian food and are delicious with almost anything. 

Our Story

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  MY GRANDMOTHER’S MUD STOVE: THE STORY OF INDIAN FOOD MADE WITH SECRET INDIAN SPICES  AND INDIAN CURRY PASTES AT INDIA IN A JAR FOOD STORE.  An online Indian cuisine boutique.Born into a Roman Catholic family as the eldest son, at a very early age I was exposed to the fumes and flames of the open fire mud cooking stoves (called ‘addupu’) that used dried coconut leaf, dried coconut shell and coconut husk as fire wood at my grandmother’s house. Sometimes dried mango wood and neem wood were used to make fire. Where if the fire fails to light up, blow several times into the fire or a quick dash of kerosene from the lamp was a solution. A hand held fan made of palm leaves was used to fan the flames to light the charcoal. Sometimes a long hollow cylindrical metal rod was also used to blow air onto the charcoal to help ignite it. Normally clay pots and wooden spoons (I am especially fond of the long cooking spoon with the dried coconut shell in the end) were used to cook food on ‘aduppu’. Most times you cough several times continuously, tears and nose drooling, sneeze then need to blow out the wet and blocked nose........... 

Our Mission

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 MY EXCITING STORY: My dad who was an aeronautical engineer at the Indian Air Force took up a job with Gulf Air in Abu-Dhabi, UAE and my mum and sister joined him leaving myself and my brother in the care of the relatives, maids and for a while in boarding schools. But mum always made sure she wrote down all the home recipes for the Indian food she learnt from her mum; so I could cook myself and not depend on a food store while she was away. She also made plenty of homemade Indian meat and fish pickles in big jars for us to enjoy while she was away. These meat and fish pickles were a blessing and the next best thing to mum’s cooking for us at that time. My love for Indian spices, Indian curry pastes, Indian pickles, Indian chutneys and Indian cuisine in general started here. Later she taught me to make these delicious pickles myself. The meat and fish pickles I learnt from my mum has inspired me to create the jars I have developed today. The magical meat and fish jars branded ‘India in a Jar’ with a ‘Dash of Devon’.  

Reviews

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My family loved India in a Jar Fresh Root Turmeric with Black Pepper in Coconut Oil

 I came to shop indian spices to make Indian cuisine from my local market (Exeter Farmers Market at South Street every Thursday) which I try and visit every week ..... with the Fresh Root Turmeric with Black Pepper in Coconut Oil by India in a Jar... ..I made a lovely parsnip dish with the Indian curry paste and my family loved it.....I add some coconut milk too and it was amazing....My sister is a nutritionist and she has already been telling me about Indian food from this food store ... 

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India In a Jar is an excellent addition to my curries and I love cooking curries

 I have been using Indian spices and eating Indian food for a very long time.  The Indian cuisine on offer at this food store especially the GINGER AND TAMARIND,  FRESH GARLIC AND WITH MILD AND WRINKLED KASHMIR CHILIES and  FRESH TURMERIC ROOT WITH BLACK PEPPER IN COCONUT OIL by INDIA IN A JAR is amazing/. India In a Jar is an excellent addition to my curry. I am a great curry maker and I love cooking curries with authentic indian curry pastes ........I find India in a Jar very good to add fantastic flavor to my curries that I cook.....and I  sometime use them with cheese as a relish as they are both ready to eat and can be used in cooking......... 

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Best Sweet Aubergine chutney in the world from India in a Jar Devotee Review Sweet Brinjal Eggplant

"I used the mass-market version of this product for years, at various food stores but the flavors that are available here made it an easy choice to buy Indian cuisine from here instead. I love the variety of Indian spices and Indian curry pastes used as an ingedient in the Indian food on offer here!" 

ABOUT CHEF COLLIN PEREIRA

The Top Hat Fun Chef

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 A Culinary Enthusiast A  Restaurateur
An Indian food boutique. Food store for Indian food, Indian cuisine lovers, Indian curry pastes and Indian spices  

The Alchemist Chef

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THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE CHEF ENTERS THE FOOD AND INFLUENCES THE EATER. Indian food made with secret mixures of ancient Indian spices and Indian curry pastes are sold at this food store. The Indian cuisine boutique.  

A Visionary, a Philanthropist and a Movie Extra

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 The founder of ‘INNEED INDEED’ charity. Discover the magic of culinary India, Indian food, Indian curry pastes made with authentic Indian spices  and the power of Indian cuisine at this food store. 

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Interested in the Indian food, Indian cuisine, Indian spices and Indian Curry pastes? We do it. To Get Your Own Franchise/ Wholesale Dealership of our food store featuring our own brand of chutney, pickle, cooking pastes, and spice masala powders please contact us.  

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