British Curry Day Launched

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British Curry Day

Now here’s something we can all get behind and help celebrate (hopefully), and an excellent way to help inject some much needed income into the hard pressed hospitality sector. Enam Ali MBE (founder of the British Curry Awards and Le Raj Restaurant) and the team behind Spice Business Magazine have…

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Cafe Spice Namaste Patrons Launch Appeal

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It’s not often you see this kind of support from customer’s of a restaurant but I guess it’s both a sign of the massive problems facing the industry and also heart warming to see that they are willing to help out the owners. Here is the full news story…. Loyal…

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Vegan Chilli Sauces

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Another Christmas gift idea has been sent to us and one that will appeal to the Vegan curry lovers in your friends and family. Chilli No 5 describe this as “A revolutionary line of gourmet chilli sauces packed with superfoods”. The range launched on October 31st and “is offering food lovers a luxurious and…

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Last Chance to Dine Out at the Ambrette Before Lockdown

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indian restaurants in lockdown

Bottomless Prosecco & Lager Lunch and Dinner – Available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday As as result of the recent lockdown news, we have decided to open the Ambrette in Canterbury and Margate to dine in customers on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week. We have plenty of stock to get…

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Delhi House Cafe Reviewed

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Who opens a restaurant in a pandemic? Well one correct answer is the Delhi House Cafe now open and accepting bookings in the Corn Exchange in Manchester. I’ve been under a 6 week lockdown for various medical reasons so had to delay my first visit but finally, last Sunday, my…

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Hail the King of the North!

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SEVEN BRO7HERS IPA Tips Hospitality’s Most Vulnerable In another totally non curry related story we were delighted to see one of our favourite breweries launch this initiative. As a Manchester based company, we want to do everything we can to help the hospitality sector in these hideously difficult times. Here’s…

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Here is a Christmas gift idea that looks good to me

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Not tried it and nothing to do with curry, but mixing two of my other favourite things, tea and whisky together has got to be a good thing. This must be just about the perfect gift for Christmas (and I hope my family is reading this). So Pekoe Tea in…

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Join the Chilli and Spice Club and help the Gurkhas

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Nepali dishes are some of our favourite, so when we saw this fundraising initiative from the Gurkha Welfare Trust it looked like a great way to help them and to get hold of some new recipes to try. I’ve not had the first recipe through yet but will let you…

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Cyrus Todiwala, My Favourite Lamb Recipe

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Cyrus Todiwala’s Khara Gos Ni Biryani recipe

The recipe, Khara Gos Ni Biryani – Chef Todiwala’s take on a lamb biryani – combines British lamb leg with a mix of spices, tomato, potato and rice – and is one of the chef’s go-to dishes to impress, even when time is limited.

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My Curry Club by Habiba Chowdhury

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Habiba Chowdhury

Cheshire’s first Indian Cookery School tastes success at virtual awards. Habiba Chowdhury, who is the founder and chef of ‘My Curry Club’, Cheshire’s only multi-award winning Indian cookery school, took the decision to go virtual two days before Prime Minister Boris Johnson told everyone to stay at home. She has…

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It’s Nearly Time for National Curry Week 2020

By Nick Benton

Back for its 22nd year, the annual National Curry Week will run from 5th – 11th October 2020. With everything going on, we’ve all got a lot we could be worrying about. But that is why it’s more important than ever to celebrate our love for curry this year. Here’s…

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The Birmingham Balti Bowl Company

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The curry world is not just about restaurants, there are a huge number of other businesses, home chefs and curry enthusiasts involved in the industry and today we look at one of them, the Birmingham Balti Bowl Company. If like me you originally thought the Balti and Balti Bowls must…

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