Top Curry cooking tips
Season! For an extra flavour hit, try adding a sprinkle of freshly chopped herbs such as coriander to your curry just before serving
Paste! A variety of curry pastes are readily available in shops and supermarkets across the country and come in a variety of great flavours which can help save you time (and any leftovers can be kept in the fridge and be used to spice up other dishes!)
Autumn lamb curry! Not only are the autumn months a great time for a curry as the cold sets-in, but autumn lamb is great for curry as it provides a fuller flavour and succulent taste that complement curry ingredients.
Curry accompaniments Don’t forget those great curry accompaniments which work well with any dish - poppadoms, naan breads, mango chutneys and other pickles are firm favourites and add a great finishing touch. Another great addition is a raita, a sauce made with yoghurt and often seasoned with coriander, it helps to cool down the taste buds and complements the curry.
TIPS FOR HOSTING A GREAT BIG CURRY COOK-IN
How about a girls’ or boys’ night in Kick-out your other half and enjoy your favourite dish either sofa-side while you watch the rugby or a catch-up around the table.
Dressed up dinner Make your Big Curry Cook-in extra-special and make some simple decorations for your dinner party. A fantastic and effective tip is to put tea-lights in old chutney jars to light up the room with a curry touch
For all the family It’s easy to make sure everyone can enjoy your curry – just watch the amount of hot spices you add! Make it mild for kids and fiery for dads who like to prove they can stomach it!
Time for Bollywood Get down to your local film store and hire a Bollywood classic – a great way to get you in the full Asian spirit!