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Indian Sweets and Savouries

By 1982 the Indian restaurant was a familiar sight but vegetarian options were still a rarity. Hilary Minster goes in search of the perfect veggie chaat in Leicester.

Magazine and Review show 1982 8 mins

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Hilary Minster was an actor who turned to presenting for Central TV's Here and Now programme. Here we find him on Belgrave Road in Leicester, one of the top curry centres of Britain, searching for great vegetarian food. Mr Gupta's Chaat House comes up trumps but, if that wasn't enough, he goes on to one of the city's ever popular sweet marts where he discovers how the traditional and highly calorific treats are made.