David returns to India to take the road less traveled, visiting lesser-known locales to uncover some of the country's hidden gems. He introduces us to the Portuguese influence in Goa, the Chinese community in Kolkata and the holiest of Punjabi traditions in Amritsar, and samples plenty of culinary delights along the way. Armed with his quanto basta or andaz (all by eye) approach to food, David cooks in kitchens across the country and breaks bread with the locals in hopes of demystifying Indian cuisine.
Guy Martin sets off on a 1000-mile motorbike trip, exploring a rarely-seen side of modern India as he heads to one of the world's maddest bike races. Oil-stained Grimsby hero Guy Martin has set his heart on a trip around India. Not the usual kind of TV trip but one by his rules. He wants to buy a Royal Enfield motorbike, a machine largely forgotten here but venerated in India, and ride it to Goa, where he plans to take part in a famous local race – and win it. Before he even gets to the buying-a-bike scene Martin has immersed himself in the local vibe, stripping off to have his clothes ironed by a street vendor. He makes a hash of the price negotiation on the bike. But he ends up with a glorious-looking machine, which he first takes to see Asia’s biggest truck yard (Martin is a lorry mechanic at heart) and then, via train, to the edge of the Himalayas to indulge his other great love – tea.
In a gastronomic food-finding tour that takes Keith Floyd from West Bengal then to Tamil Nadu, Kerela, Goa, Punjab, Rajasthan and on to Mahahrasta, this series takes us through the sights, smells and tastes of India and celebrates the diversity of its cuisine.