| What is a curry?
Curry is largely associated with the Indian sub-continent:
India, Pakistan, Sri-Lanka but closely related dishes are found in
the traditional cuisine of many other countries.
The word "curry" is believed to come from "karahi"
which is a traditional two handled pan used for cooking and serving
curry dishes in the Indian sub-continent.
Although most people have at some point in their lives have
either eaten or prepared a curry dish, many have come to accept
that a curry is some form of spicy meat, chicken, fish or even
What makes curry so popular is its versatility. There is no
specific recipe for it. Its popularity is matched only by the
variety of recipes that are available.
What is certain, is that for many of us curry is associated with
the popular dishes found on the menus of numerous Indian
restaurants found all over UK and Europe. Names like Tikka Masala, Madras
and Vindaloo are now synonymous with the meaning of curry, although
they are largely unheard of in the countries they supposedly come
< Photo: A spice market in the middle
Our curry kits enable you to prepare many of the
popular dishes under the names you recognise using raw ground
spices and locally available ingredients.
It is said that Curry is now "the British national dish" even
the smallest towns will be home to several Indian Restaurants and
Traditional Indian cuisine is distinctively different from that
associated with the numerous "curry houses" found all over the UK
and Europe. For that reason Curry Kits aim to help you recreate the
immensely popular Curry House style dishes in your own home but at
a fraction of the cost.