Believe it or not, it was over 200 years ago now when an Indian migrant opened Britain’s first curry house, and since then, Indian cuisine and curries have come a long way. Everything Indian-related was again popularised by Queen Victoria in the 19th Century, with Indian staff at the Royal Palaces who cooked Indian food every day. Nowadays, for many people, a curry is synonymous with going out with friends, enjoying an evening in with a takeaway and generally fun times.
The word curry encompasses a whole variety of different dishes which are provided by the vast majority of Indian restaurants and takeaways today. It is pretty much guaranteed that every town in the country will have at least one Indian takeaway, satisfying our ever-increasing demand for all-things spicy!
Traditionally, Indian curry houses will offer a range of different curries based on a number of different meats. So, you almost need to choose your favourite meat then your favourite sauce or cooking method to determine the end result. As an example, the chances are that you’ll be able to walk into any curry house in the land, knowing that you want a chicken dish and be able to choose from tandoori chicken, chicken tikka masala, chicken biryani, chicken jalfrezi, chicken vindaloo and many other types of curry....and the same with lamb, king prawns, beef and even simply vegetables.
Many Indian restaurants and takeaways also have another string to their bow and perhaps offer cuisine specific to one part of Indian or even Bangladeshi style food, depending upon the quality of their chefs. Many of these more speciality and traditional style dishes can be found in the ‘chefs recommendations’ section of the menu and may include dishes such as tandoori murghi masala, bania chicken and keema chana bhuna – and let’s face it, for most of us, it’s a good job that most menu offerings come with a description!
For many of us, one of the attractions of curry is the spice. As the saying goes, some like it hot. Others prefer a milder curry, and it’s simply down to individual preference when it comes to the curry strength. Curry powder is usually a mixture of ground ginger, cumin, turmeric, ground coriander and chilli powder and can be made in different strengths, and so when making curry from scratch, this comes down to the skill of the kitchen team to make curries according to taste.
For the family, why not try seat meals which most Indian restaurants and takeaways will offer, providing you with a small discount compared to if you are ordering individual curries and Indian dishes. Of course, spice is not to everyone’s liking and so you will want to be sure that you are catering for everyone in your party.
You can order a curry online for delivery to your doorstep through online food apps such as easyFood, for example, where – depending upon your postcode location – it will provide you with a list of restaurants and takeaways which sell Indian cuisine and who are available to take your order and deliver to your door. Let easyFood take all the work out of ordering the best Indian curry in your area. Try us out today and look forward to a fantastic curry takeaway!