Watch now

Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
101Trading Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available


Rick Stein's India [DVD]

Rick Stein , David Pritchard    Exempt   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
Price: 6.75 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over 10. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 12 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, 15 July? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details
Looking for Bargains?
Check out the DVD & Blu-ray Deals of the Week page to find this week's price-drops. Deals of the Week end on Sunday at 23:59.

Amazon Instant Video

Watch Rick Stein's India Season 1 instantly from 6.99 with Amazon Instant Video
Also available to rent on DVD from LOVEFiLM By Post

Frequently Bought Together

Rick Stein's India [DVD] + Rick Stein's Far Eastern Odyssey [DVD] + Rick Stein's Spain [DVD]
Price For All Three: 22.09

Some of these items are dispatched sooner than the others.

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Product details

  • Actors: Rick Stein
  • Directors: David Pritchard
  • Producers: David Pritchard
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 29 July 2013
  • Run Time: 350 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,478 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Determined to track down the perfect curry and introduce new flavours, Rick Stein embarks on a spectacular journey though the Indian sub-continent to discover the origins of dishes, ingredients and spices that are celebrated the world over. This colourful series offers viewers a feast of delights influenced by India’s colourful history, captivating cultures and enthralling religious communities. He travels to Kolkata (Calcutta) to experience its ethnic influences and street food, discovers the temple food of Tamil Nadu, travels through the spice laden hills of Kerala, becomes a guest judge at a cooking competition in the Punjab and meets the Dalai Lama in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh - unearthing new flavours and dishes along the way. Inspired by the wealth and fabulous ethnic diversity of Indian regional cooking, Rick hosts a small gathering of friends at his cooking bungalow to reveal the outcome of his search for the perfect curry.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars That's a good curry, Rikki... 19 July 2013
This is a charming and gently informative six-part celebration of Indian food, presented in Rick Stein's usual affable and entertaining style.
If you've seen any of his previous series then you know exactly what you're getting: a tour of India which takes in all aspects of grassroots and traditional cookery - majoring on the people who prepare the food, as well as the fresh ingredients; where they come from, how they're grown, and how all of these influences have an active interplay with social history.
Don't expect exact recipes which you can follow step by step. Each programme does include several segments (three or four) of Rick cooking dishes in a fabulous lakeside bungalow, based around the meals, meats and methods he's discovered in each region. These are really useful demonstrations - I picked up a trick about swilling ground spices in warm water before adding them to hot oil, for instance - and occasionally quite comic, like when the ginger / garlic grinder kinda explodes and showers poor Rick with hot (if fragrant) masala! But if you want actual amounts, list of ingredients, cooking times and so on, then you'd best buy the companion book.

The TV episodes aim to represent the flavours of the Indian subcontinent - and when you watch several of them it really does become obvious that different ingredients are used in different areas, or combined in subtle ways to make dishes which sound the same - but obviously taste totally different.
Rick goes out of his way to try eating at small cafes and restaurants, even when he's obviously a little uncomfortable with the surroundings. You have to applaud his determination throughout the series to learn to eat rice with his fingers, in a country where cutlery is rare and where the plate is often a banana leaf.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By caliboy
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I have enjoyed all of Rick's series especially his Food Heroes. All the series are fine, fun, informative. Rick is my favorite celebrity chef mainly because he does not act the fool as one Mr. Gordon Ramsay does and he seems to know a thing or three unlike the dear Naked Chef who shall remain nameless who claims never to have read a book. Rick is sensible. Rick is true. You know he has integrity that you can actually trust. INDIA: IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT CURRY is so well-made. So beautifully shot. And, as ever, Rick is charming and just damn likeable. He takes us to unexpected places this time and my armchair traveler revels in his exploits and make me yearn for the dishes, sights and sounds, the very flavors that Rick is enjoying and promoting. I have already secured the ingredients and made Rick's favorite curry the Madras Red Snapper Curry with Tomatoes and Tamarind as well as Nimish. Wow! WOW! What successful dishes. I have already had requests to make them another time. Next is Rocky's Chicken Korma followed by the cod curry. It helps that I bought the recipe book that accompanies the series. (I buy all of them due to the fact that the DVDs are so inspirational - I run right out and make as many of the dishes as possible.) I have even sourced and purchased Stone Flower and Amchoor and Black Cardamom - ingredients that heretofore were never in my pantry. Thanks Rick. (I miss Chalky. We all miss Chalky.)
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The food is stunning BUT look beyond 25 Oct 2013
This is a fabulous series no doubt:simple dishes to make,with Ricky's easy manner demonstrating the most complex of recipes for the viewer to follow.

The use of colour in the choice of ingredients and locations makes this a visual feast.

I spent my childhood years in Bombay,Madras and Calcutta and remember the abject poverty everywhere you went.Nothing has changed.For a country that's supposed to be on the up India still has a long way to go.

Off camera and in the background you can see the squalor,the open drains,the sweat shops.It's sad now as it was 100 years ago,a country that appears to be in limbo.

The people are gregarious:wherever a camera crew are spotted they are there giving their help,advice and input to add to the flavour of Stein's series.You can't fault them.They really are friendly.

Credit to Rick Stein and his producers for allowing these scenes to be framed.

We can appreciate Stein's gift of presenting wonderful food to us, the amateur chefs, but perhaps this series might be viewed one day as a social commentary on emerging India.

For me a very thought provoking essay but there's a lot more beyond the cookery facade......
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! 28 Sep 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Everything you need to know about Indian cooking is here. Rick Stein is a true professional and a gentleman, and his passion for what he does flows through his cooking in this and every other DVD he has partaken in. I also purchased the book that accompanies this series on Indian cooking (as a reference point). These DVDs are a joy to watch. If you want pretentious high-street cooking then watch some mainstream-channel cookery series - (there are a lot of celebrity "chefs" out there) - but if you want to see how local people cook then this is the DVD set to watch on Indian cooking. The culture and regional history of each dish is explained and Rick takes a very objective and balanced approach to Indian food. He explores all types of local dish as cooked by the indigenous people according to region and social environment. Domestic, street and hotelier cuisine are recorded. Rick then seeks to emulate these same dishes back in our world based on his personal notes, memoirs and observations. The camera work and sound are excellent to say the least. Rick Stein is my primary reference for Indian and Asian cooking. I cannot recommend this 2-DVD set and the accompanying book highly enough. In one word - fantastic!
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great Chef, Great curries! If you like Indian food, this is a must. I also bought the book.
Published 2 days ago by guitarman
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Lovely. Colourful and vintage RS
Published 5 days ago by BCH13
5.0 out of 5 stars Currytastic...!
If you like Rick Stein, India & all things Indian, you will love this DVD set.
I watched the TV series & enjoyed it so much I bought this & watched
it all over again. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Steve
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
I was really looking forward to watching this series after seeing it first on TV. I was not disappointed. It is really interesting and very enjoyable.
Published 1 month ago by Grambo
5.0 out of 5 stars FASCINATING DVD
For those who love curries, this double disc DVD shows how some of the best and authentic Indian food is made. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kenneth G. Bartlett
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Fvd
I enjoyed this DVD as not omly did it give some great recipes it showed a little bit of India too.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Feel For India and it's Food
The series gave a great feel for India and it's food. I especially enjoyed the street scenes and the more unusual eating places.
Published 1 month ago by Bob Kay
4.0 out of 5 stars I loved it
I always enjoyed Rick Stein's works: books, culinary/cultural trips.. this is thankfully not an exception.. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ismail Kemal Esiner
5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice - Bahut Aachaa!
Hugely enjoyed the television series and then ordered the book which is well thought out for those who want to actually cook some of his dishes. Read more
Published 2 months ago by AlineDobbie
5.0 out of 5 stars You can almost smell the spices!
Purchased as part of a present which I knew would be appreciated as the recipient had very much enjoyed the television programme. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Grandmother of two boys
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for similar items by category