Rick Stein's India

Episode Guide

Series 1 Episode Guide

Kolkata and Chennai

Series 1 · Episode 1

Rick begins his Indian journey by visiting the regions of Bengal and Tamil Nadu. Exploring the eating habits of these cities is the start of a fascinating trip for Rick who is inspired to cook dishes like prawns in coconut milk.

Mumbai and Pondicherry

Series 1 · Episode 2

Rick explores the melting pot that is Mumbai, then heads further south to the town of Pondicherry. His search for the perfect curry takes in fusion cooking as local residents cook up south Indian dishes with a French twist.

Madurai and Kerala

Series 1 · Episode 3

Rick learns the art of temple cooking and perfects the knack of eating with his hands. He samples the famous south Indian sambar before taking a road trip across the spice laden Western Ghats to the land of coconuts, Kerala.

Lucknow and Punjab

Series 1 · Episode 4

Rick Stein arrives in the cultural city of Lucknow, reputed to be the curry capital of India and possibly the world. He searches for the best chicken korma and learns the complexities of making the perfect pulao.

Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh

Series 1 · Episode 5

Rick Stein arrives in the royal state of Rajasthan, the land of the kings. The majority of Rajasthanis are serious meat eaters with dishes like Junglee Maas, a perfect combination of meat, chillies and spices.

Madurai and Lucknow

Series 1 · Episode 6

Rick Stein visits a five-star hotel in Madurai and samples chettinad chicken, a dish inspired by spices brought back from both East and West by merchants. In Lucknow, he meets India's first MasterChef winner.