Is Curry British?
Oct18

Is Curry British?

Can we say the British invented curry? Not exactly to be honest, but we certainly named it and popularised it all over the world. Curry as a word emerged on the 18th century, when the British traders first travelled to the subcontinent and amazed by the exotic sauces they were seeing, they asked about their name and the answer was “kari”.  The word itself means sauce in the Tamil language, but it didn’t take too long for the new...

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Cook a curry to make things change
Apr15

Cook a curry to make things change

Find Your Feet is a UK based charity that supports people from rural areas across India and Malawi. The charity has called June 2012, the “Curry For Change” month.  People in the UK are being encouraged to enjoy Indian Food in aid of the charity. Many Indian restaurants in London will be organising curry nights to raise funds. Also, and this is a bit more unusual, the public can organise their own fundraising curry nights...

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Mother’s Day
Mar16

Mother’s Day

This Sunday, 18th March is Mother’s Day in Britain.  Although the majority of countries celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday of May, Britain do so on the fourth Sunday of Lent. Many Asian countries also celebrate Mother’s Day. In India, Mother’s Day is officially observed on the second Sunday of May and the festival is quite new in the country.  Awareness about it is much greater in cities such as New Dehli...

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Black Cardamom
May06

Black Cardamom

The cardamom plant which produces both the black and green cardamom seeds used in cooking is closely related to the ginger family. The largest producer of black cardamom is Nepal, followed by Indian and Pakistan. There are two main species of black cardamom.  The pods of amomum subulatum cardamom are used primarily in the cuisines of India. Its smoky flavour and aroma derive from traditional methods of drying over open flame. Black...

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