National Curry Week: It’s Naan Joke!
This week marks the 21st
annual National Curry Week, celebrating one of the nation’s favourite and most
versatile dishes! From Indian to Thai, it’s a takeaway go-to for many of us,
but here at Creamline, we’re partial to cooking up our own, too! Read on for
the lowdown on the delicious dish and tikka look at our recipe ideas – you’d be
madras to miss it…
A 280-year-old love affair
The very first British curry
reference appeared in a cookbook back in 1747, as part of a recipe including
black pepper, coriander seeds, turmeric and ginger. Throughout the 19th
and 20th centuries, the dish grew increasingly popular as a large
number of South Asian immigrants arrived in the UK, in particular after World
Becoming one of the nation’s favourite
dishes, curry houses are now one of the most popular restaurants in the UK. In
2016, it was estimated
that there were 12,000 of these restaurants employing a huge 100,000 people
nationally. With the first National Curry Week celebrated back in 1998, many
weird and wonderful records have been broken, including a dress made completely
Add some spice with Creamline
Heading to your local curry house
is a delicious treat, but if you fancy getting stuck in yourself at home we’ve
got a whole host of fresh, local produce to help you on your way.
Part of our Greengrocer range,
freshly picked from Manchester’s Smithfield Market, you can order in bunches of
– must-haves for a delicious curry dish! Little Pigs Didsbury also have your
meat options covered with boneless
chicken thighs and diced
lamb – not forgetting their Indian
Mystery Kebabs to kick off your Indian feast!
If you prefer the hard work done
for you, why not give our Keralan
Coconut Fish Curry a try, as part of our Recipes to Go range? With all the
beautifully fresh ingredients you need plus a step-by-step recipe to create the
dish at home – you can’t go wrong!
So grab your cookbook, spices at
the ready and keep calm and curry on this National Curry Week.