product recall - Geeta's Foods

The Food Standards Agency has announced that Geeta's Foods Ltd is recalling its Makhani Butter Chicken Sauce Kit and Royal Korma Sauce Kit because they contain milk powder that was produced in an unapproved premise.

Full details on the Food Standards Agency website.

get the show on the road

The International Indian Chef of the Year Competition has been on the road to promote this year's event. Roadshows have been held at three locations in Bangladesh - the Bagha Club of the British High Commission, the Sylhet campus and the Maulvi Bazaar campus of Tommy Miah's hospitality management institute. The competition's organisers will be bringing the roadshow to the UK in July.

The UK roadshow will not only promote the competition but will also stimulate discussion into the perilous state of the Indian restaurant industry in this country. Restaurants are closing every week due to a lack of experienced chefs. Restaurant chefs have customarily come direct from Bangladesh but visa restrictions in recent years have meant that the number of new chefs has declined significantly.

Entries for the competition close on 18th September and the competition itself will be held on 2nd October at the Billingsgate Seafood School in London. If you would like to enter the competition, you will need to go to the organisers' website and complete an entry form.

International Indian Chef of the Year Competition 2017

Alex Salmond, David Smith, Tommy Miah
Alex Salmond, David Smith and Tommy Miah
(photo kindly taken by Neil Mitchell)

  The 2017 International Indian Chef of the Year Competition has been launched at The Jubilee Rooms in the House of Commons.

Alex Salmond MP announced the launch alongside the competition's founder, Tommy Miah. As you can see from the photo, I was there too. I'm delighted to say that I will be one of the judges of the competition again this year.

The competition is open to anyone with flair and talent. You don't have to be a restaurant chef (or be Indian) to enter the competition despite its name. Good luck, and I hope to see you at the final.

the cookbook

My new book, Quick Meals from The Curry House, contains over 50 recipes for making Indian restaurant-style meals at home. Most of the recipes can be made from scratch in under an hour.

Quick Meals from The Curry House

The book has collections of recipes for House Specials, Curry House Favourites, Tandoori-style Dishes, Vegetable Bhajis, Rice, Breads and Relishes. The recipes make dishes that bridge the gap between restaurant meals and supermarket ready-meals.

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free recipes

Now that I have written a new cookery book, I have decided to showcase some of the recipes for replicas of Indian restaurant dishes from my previous book, The Curry House Cookery Book.

Recipe features - our Summer Sizzler spicy barbecue recipes, recipes for my Thai Green Curry and Indonesian Rendang, home-style recipes from Andhra Pradesh and other spicy features.

Recipes from the Raj - recipes from my collection of Anglo-Indian cookery books dating from the late 1800s and early 1900s. Discover how the Brits liked their curries over 100 years ago.

Party sized recipes for 8 or more. Recipes designed for large numbers. Avoid the hassle and unpredictability of scaling-up recipes meant for 2 or 4 people.

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We are gradually updating the whole Curry House website. Until we finish, you may still see our old logo and the old look on some pages. This is most likely to happen if you came here via a search engine to what is now a disused page.

old logo

The old "UK Curry Scene" and "letters" sections have been archived.

featured recipe

Lamb chops with ginger. Lamb chops are not a common sight on the standard curry house menu and more's the pity for that. You will need to go to a restaurant offering authentic South Asian cuisine to taste the delights of spicy lamb chops.

Alternatively, you can make lamb chops with ginger yourself from the recipe in Quick Meals from The Curry House.

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