Curry spice reduces diabetes risk
Aug02

Curry spice reduces diabetes risk

We’re all familiar with turmeric. A spice which is used in many curries and is responsible for the orange colouring in some of them. Curcumin is found in turmeric and has already been shown to have properties that can help to combat cancer and arthritis. But a new study has shown that curcumin may also be effective in preventing type 2 diabetes. The Study The study was carried out on 240 people, in Thailand, who were diagnosed...

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Curry Ice Cream to celebrate the Jubilee

In Celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee a Soho gelateria is offering something even stranger than any of Heston Blumenthal’s creations, coronation chicken ice cream. It’s not something that temps me at all, but creator of this frozen concoction, Chef Jacob Kenedy said he devised the unusual flavour of ice-cream as a ‘light-hearted’ celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. I for one am...

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Eating curry may help fight cancer
May08

Eating curry may help fight cancer

A ridiculous headline? Well we are about to find out as trials begin in a hospital in Leicester about the positive benefits of the chemical  Curcumin which is found in turmeric. With turmeric being found in just about every curry dish from Korma to Vindaloo, researchers believe eating it may have a positive benefit to patients suffering bowel cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy. Lab research has found that the chemical can make the...

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How to make a simple curry sauce
Nov23

How to make a simple curry sauce

Any curry chef worth his salt (pun intended!) knows the secret of a good curry sauce; the basic sauce that is added to the majority of Indian dishes to give it consistency.  Here at Curry Culture Towers we want to share this secret with the rest of you and ensure your home made curries are the best they can be. The ‘ingredients’ of a curry are generally made up of meat or fish, vegetables and spices.  These are what gives...

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Lamb Karahi
May16

Lamb Karahi

A ‘karahi’ is a type of cooking pot popular in Indian cooking.  Don’t worry though, you don’t need a karahi to make this delicious dish – a large frying pan, wok or saucepan will do. Ingredients: 750g diced lamb 1 tbsp garlic & ginger paste 1 large boiled onion 2 tbsp tomato & onion paste 2 tbsp curry sauce 1 tbsp tomato puree pinch of salt 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp red chilli powder 1 tsp turmeric...

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