Jul 11

How to make naan bread at home

Naan bread is a type of flat bread from Persia and Indian that is a great accompaniment to curry. Indian restaurant naan bread is amazing, but that is partly due to the fact that most of them use a tandoor oven for cooking them which creates an amazing char, but still has a soft and perfectly cooked …

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Jun 28

What? Madras is not an authentic Indian curry

Madras is another example of a curry that is unknown in Indian. It gets its name from the city of Madras (now Chennai) in the South of Indian, but it was name used by the British from when they arrived in 1604, to describe all dishes in the region around the city. In his 1903 …

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Jun 27

The secret to making Restaurant Style Curry at home

For years I tried to re-create Indian restaurant curries at home, but they never quite tasted the same. Like most novice curry enthusiasts I started with pre-made curry powders, pastes and then moved onto making my own spice mixtures. I trawled endless curry recipe books, but I still wasn’t happy with my results. The curries …

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Jun 26

Chicken Tikka Masala – Britains Unoffical National Dish

The most popular curry in Britain is Chicken Tikka Masala, and though it sounds like an Indian dish, it is most likely a modern invention. Like most food history there are always arguments and disputes over the exact origin of dishes, and Chicken Tikka Masala is no different. The dish is similar to Murgh Makhani …

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Jun 25

Curry – A truly British Dish

There are many dishes from many cuisines that nowadays are called curry, but the word ‘curry‘ is derived from the Tamil word ‘kari’, meaning a spiced dish of sautéed vegetables and meat. Members of the British East India company who traded with Tamil merchants came to enjoy their particular blend of spices called ‘kari pod’, …

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