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Your Student Kitchen Guide: 10 Things You MUST Have In Your University Kitchen

Moving to university may be a scary and daunting time, but it will also be the best experience of your life. Whilst your days will be filled with lectures and your nights will be filled with alcohol, you’ll quickly come to realize that your cupboard is light and wallet tight. But don’t worry, BANG! Curry has come to your rescue to provide you with our top 10 cheap and cheerful essentials that every university cupboard should have.  #1 – Rice  Whether it be paired with a BANG! Curry sauce, or a stir fry, rice will become one of your go-to...

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Your Student Kitchen Guide: 10 Things You MUST Have In Your University Kitchen

Kitchen Social: Combat Child Hunger with BANG! Curry

According to the Social Marketing Foundation (SMF), food insecurity and hunger amongst children has become an ‘urgent national challenge’ with almost two million children in the UK going short of food in 2020. In London alone, 17% of children experience food insecurity – that is one in six children (Mayor’s Fund for London, 2019). So, what is food insecurity? Someone is ‘food insecure’ when they lack regular access to enough safe and nutritious food due to a lack of money and other resources for obtaining food (Mayor’s Fund for London, Food and Agriculture Organisation). With the absence of free school...

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Kitchen Social: Combat Child Hunger with BANG! Curry

BANG’s Guide to Gut Health

Did you know a BANG! Curry is incredibly healing for your gut? It promotes better wellbeing, increases your gut microbiome and supports your immune system. Don't believe us, read this article backed up by scientific evidence.
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BANG’s Guide to Gut Health

BANG!’s Father’s Day 2021 Gift Guide

Father’s Day 2021 is just around the corner, and we know how difficult it can be finding the perfect gift for the number one man in your life! Fear not – we’ve put together our Father’s Day gift guide to help you treat that special someone. Whether it’s your dad, granddad or a father figure, read on to get your hands on the perfect foodie gift.
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BANG!’s Father’s Day 2021 Gift Guide

BANG!'s favourite fakeaway recipes for the ultimate curry night in

  At BANG!, we are truly passionate about spreading the joy of Bangladeshi curry-making! So ditch the takeaway menu, put away your jar of curry sauce and join us on a journey through culinary delights with results that will be sure to cause a stir in the kitchen. Bangladeshi cuisine consists of a variety of herbs and spices, fishes and meats, and rices and breads. But it doesn’t just end there. Vibrant flavours make up curries that are packed full of creaminess, spiciness and richness all in one. It’s no wonder that Bangladeshi curries are so popular in Western cultures...

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BANG!'s favourite fakeaway recipes for the ultimate curry night in

Share the love this National Siblings day

  No one gets on our nerves more than our siblings...yet there’s absolutely no one that we love more than them! But how often do you tell your siblings you love them? Make this National Siblings day extra special and show your loved ones how much you appreciate them (even if it’s your best friend that is like a sibling to you)!   Have some sibling fun We all love watching a movie or binge-watching a Netflix series with our family but why don’t you partake in an activity to make this day extra special? Take some time today to...

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Share the love this National Siblings day

Whipping up an EGGscellent Easter feast!

  Last year, Easter looked a bit different than usual. And as much as we'd hoped that this year’s Easter would be back to normal, we will still be celebrating this holiday at home. Bu don’t fret, we’ve got you! We are here to help you prepare some amazing Easter food ideas and activities that will make this holiday extra banging!   BANG! Egg Curry You can’t celebrate Easter without eggs! That is why our Classic Egg Curry recipe is the perfect addition to your Easter food menu. Our Egg Curry recipe is high in fibre, protein and iron, and...

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Whipping up an EGGscellent Easter feast!

BANG!’S Favourite Lockdown Recipes

There’s no denying that the pandemic and lockdown have affected every part of our modern life, causing a stop to many jobs, interests and hobbies that we are so used to. Although there have been negative outcomes, one optimistic result that came from this situation is the growth of people rediscovering the joy of home cooking.  Let’s admit it, lockdown has had us all getting creative in our kitchens! As home cooking becomes a major trend throughout the pandemic, we are so excited to share our favourite lockdown recipes that made our lockdown extra tasty. Try these amazing recipes and...

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BANG!’S Favourite Lockdown Recipes

National Salt Awareness Week – reducing your salt intake through healthy cooking

  It’s National Salt Awareness Week! It’s the perfect time to bring awareness to our health and check that we are giving our body the fuel it needs – with as little of the bad stuff as possible. More often than not, it is the sodium in salt that is the leading cause of high blood pressure, which in turn can lead to heart disease and strokes. The human body only needs a fraction of salt to keep in line with how much we hydrate throughout the day. Just the salt that is naturally contained in food is enough to...

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National Salt Awareness Week – reducing your salt intake through healthy cooking

BANG!’s Mother’s Day gift guide

  Forgot Mother’s Day was coming up? Struggling to decide what to get? Well, we’re here to provide you with a few ideas on how to pamper your mother this Mother’s Day! It’s true for most that our mothers are our role models, so let’s give them a reason to kick their feet up and get spoiled. Whether it’s your mother, grandmother or the mum of your friendship group – let's show them how mothers deserve to be treated!   Think outside the (chocolate) box We know all mums would appreciate the smallest of efforts even if it's flowers or...

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BANG!’s Mother’s Day gift guide

Cultivating happiness through cooking

  Can cooking improve your mental health and increase mindfulness? Research shows that culinary therapy is on the rise especially during the ongoing pandemic we are facing. Many health professionals across the globe are advising their patients who suffer with mental health issues to try out cooking as a therapy tool. At BANG! Curry, we are passionate about both our customers and having a positive impact through our curry kits.  So, are you curious to know the benefits of cooking and curry-making on your mental wellbeing? We’ve got you covered. We’re sharing our top five ways that you can cultivate...

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Cultivating happiness through cooking

BANG!’s top tips for cooking and curry-making

  Stuck for inspiration when it comes to curry-making? Don’t know where to start? Lacking excitement in your cooking adventures? We’ve got you! We've compiled some of our top cooking, health and general curry-making tips into one handy article for you! You're welcome. Mix up your curry ingredients If you’re new to the world of curry-making (or even if you’ve been here a while!), it can be difficult to know what ingredients to use to keep your curries fresh and interesting. You might have a few go-to ingredients you always use, or perhaps you’ve got no idea what works! Either...

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BANG!’s top tips for cooking and curry-making

Which curry should you choose – spice, jar or takeaway?

  There’s nothing better than a flavour-packed curry crammed full of your favourite ingredients with a spice level that’s exactly to your liking. However, with SO many different options for curries these days it can be overwhelming – especially if you're new to the wonderful world of curry! But FEAR NOT. Choosing a curry doesn't need to be a worry (sorry...we had to). In this blog post, we have broken down THREE of the most popular curry options – spice, jar and takeaway. Happy curry eating!  The store-cupboard option: curry sauce in a jar Curry sauce in a jar is...

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Which curry should you choose – spice, jar or takeaway?

Kickstart your 2021 with delicious, healthy cooking

  This month we’ve been banging on about kickstarting your 2021. But how exactly do you do that? And what's it got to do with curry?! Spoiler alert: we won't be sharing any crazy diets or extreme lifestyle changes. We simply want to help make your year go off with a BANG! Keep reading to uncover real, practical advice to help you live a healthier and more balanced lifestyle.   Get involved with the magic of scratch cooking If eating a healthy, balanced diet seems a bit too overwhelming for you, don’t worry. With our curry kits, we’ve taken away...

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Kickstart your 2021 with delicious, healthy cooking

BANG!’s guide to the ultimate Boxing Day curry feast

  As you're probably aware, we're BIG FANS of a Boxing Day curry here at BANG! There's just nothing better than gathering the leftovers of your festive feast to create a drool-worthy, show-stopping, full-of-flavour Boxing Day delight. They're quick, easy and a fantastic way to make use of leftovers. And did we mention they're seriously, seriously tasty? Keep reading to uncover our guide to the ULTIMATE Boxing Day curry. Get creative! There’s no one-size-fits-all Boxing Day curry The only rule of a Boxing Day curry: don’t play by the rules. Christmas dinner looks a little bit different for us all...

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BANG!’s guide to the ultimate Boxing Day curry feast

BANG!’s simple, no-nonsense guide to sustainability

  Sustainability is a word that gets thrown around quite a lot these days. But what is it? And why should we care? With a background in science, our founder Shelly has always been interested in ways we can improve our relationship with the environment. ⠀⠀ So...here we’ll break down some simple steps on how you can become more sustainable through what you eat, how you cook and the way you shop. Say no to food waste!  In the UK, it is estimated we throw away 6.6 million tonnes of household food waste each year. Want to know how you...

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BANG!’s simple, no-nonsense guide to sustainability

How to incorporate more plant-based meals into your lifestyle – with minimal fuss!

  This World Vegan Month, why don’t you join us in trying to reduce your carbon footprint by opting for more vegan or plant-based options? Don’t get us wrong, we love a heartwarming curry with meat. But with the amount of meat-free options out there at the moment, it’s never been easier to eat more plant-based meals.  So, this World Vegan Month, we challenge you to try and incorporate new and tasty plant-based meals into your lifestyle (even if it’s just one – who’s counting?!)   Ones to watch: meat and dairy substitutes Instead of opting for meats and cheeses,...

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How to incorporate more plant-based meals into your lifestyle – with minimal fuss!

Introducing the BANG! Curry hamper 💥

🚨 Ready for our biggest announcement yet?  We’re so excited to unveil the latest addition to the BANG! Curry collection. Introducing the BANG! Curry hamper. Our team has lovingly created this hamper of hand-picked treats to help you pack a punch in your curry-making experience. Featuring our very own curry kits and recipe cards for inspiration, we’ve included a specially selected range of seriously delicious snacks and accompaniments.    It’s the ultimate gift, curry night in, pick-me-up, treat for yourself and MORE – all wrapped up in one beautiful package.   So...what's so special about this hamper? It's a banging...

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Introducing the BANG! Curry hamper 💥

National Curry Week: BANG!’s guide to the ultimate curry night in

  This week, we’ve been going all out with the National Curry Week celebrations (probably the best week ever if we’re being completely honest)! So, if you want to know how to have the ultimate curry night in according to BANG! Curry – keep reading.    Choose your curry buddy While the pandemic might mean you shouldn’t be inviting your third cousins twice removed, your best friend’s hairdresser and your favourite primary school teacher round for a curry night – you can certainly have your best curry buddy by your side. And seeing as BANG! Curry spice kits serve four,...

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National Curry Week: BANG!’s guide to the ultimate curry night in

BANG!’s top cooking tips for students starting uni

  So...you’ve settled into your new uni accommodation, got the awkward introductions out the way and you’re starting to familiarise yourself with your course. Now comes the important part – learning how to make a BANG in the kitchen! And if cooking was never your thing before, fear not – we’ve put together our top cooking tips for new students. Meal planning is key It might sound obvious, but planning your meals for the week ahead will save you so much time and money in the long run. Ever wandered up and down the aisles of the supermarket aimlessly and...

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BANG!’s top cooking tips for students starting uni

WE WON- It’s a BANGING month for scratch cooking!

  We’re not usually ones to boast, but we’re off to a banging start this month! Not only are we preparing for the launch of something very, very exciting (all to be revealed very, very soon), but we’re the proud winners of the ‘Best Curry Meal Kits Producer UK’ in LUX Life’s Food and Drink Awards.  “Okay...we get it...you’ve won an award” – we hear you say. And yes, we have. But that’s not why we’re celebrating. We’re celebrating because despite the world being in a state of absolute turmoil at the moment, we’re proud to be recognised for bringing...

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WE WON- It’s a BANGING month for scratch cooking!

BBQ LIKE A BOSS

This summer is going to be strange. So clinging onto Summer norms like firing up the BBQ has to be the way to go!  Whether you’re a charcoal purest or a gas fan, we’ve put together some quick and canny tips to spice up your BBQing to the next level...   Marinade with BANG! for the win.  If you’re cooking a big piece of meat you’ll want to cram it with as much flavour as you can. Here’s the trick;  Grab two empty cans (or more depending on the size of your joint) and fill them with a marinade of...

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BBQ LIKE A BOSS

Little Cooks, Big BANG! - Five hacks for getting children into cooking

If there’s one thing that life in lockdown has taught families over the last few months, it’s that you can find opportunities to homeschool all over the place. Take cooking for example, roping your kids in can help with their: Maths - Measuring out ingredients. English - Reading out the recipe. Science - Learning how different ingredients change through mixing and heat. Motor skills - Mixing can be pretty trying for little arms! Creativity - The recipe is the springboard but they can choose how to present their creation and what to name it! Independence and self-esteem - Cooking something...

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Little Cooks, Big BANG! - Five hacks for getting children into cooking

Big BANG! Theory - a place where curry and physics meet

Shelly, the founder of BANG! Curry is all about bringing the big bold flavours of Bangladeshi cooking to kitchens across the land. But Shelly’s path to BANG! has been anything but predictable. In fact, in some circles she’s better known as Dr Nuruzzaman and in a former life was the only woman in teams running global physics experiments. Their aim? Cracking the holy grail of fusion, obviously.  So how did she get from there to here, and how do the two overlap? Read on to find out about the brain behind your best ever biriyani... You're a doctor, what are...

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Big BANG! Theory - a place where curry and physics meet

Natural immunity boosters and my store cupboard curry recipe

Written by @hollyshealthykitchen - Holly Snowdon- Nutritional Therapist. If there was ever a time to overhaul your diet, it’s now. I’m not saying that healthy eating and good nutrition is going to make you immortal, but I promise you it’s going to give your immune system the best support it needs to help fight it off the virus. And, if you do contract the virus (or any virus for that matter), it will help to keep the symptoms to a minimum. I’d highly recommend eating a diet rich in prebiotic foods such as garlic and onion, anti-inflammatory foods such as ginger, turmeric and...

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Natural immunity boosters and my store cupboard curry recipe

The Independent, Indie/Life

Why women are the future of Bangladeshi food Traditional food from Bangladesh has long been masked as Indian food in British curry houses, cooked and served solely by men. But Dina Begum is changing these false perceptions of this misunderstood cuisine. As a Bangladeshi woman growing up in London in a fairly conservative family I rarely visited restaurants. Bangladeshi or "Indian restaurants" as they were known, were owned and run by men, for foreign clientele and the home kitchen was considered the domain of women.  "Restaurant food" translated to tandoori chicken smothered in a red hued paste and nondescript curries in sauces cooked according...

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The Independent, Indie/Life
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