Our trip to India was well overdue. Sourcing spices was not our aim, (we have that side of things covered). What we really wanted, was to sample some amazing food, get some tips, pick up new skills from creative chefs and try some home cooked Indian cuisine.
Before departure, mum and I thought we were content on using any new found skills and recipes for our own private dining use...how wrong we were. After sampling many delights of northern Indian cooking, we just knew that we had to let our followers back home taste some of these amazing flavours.
From the minute we landed at New Delhi, the assault on the senses was overwhelming. Having digested the initial shock of Indian life, it was time to digest the food. We wasted no time at all in tucking into our first meal of tempered black lentils, vegetable biriani and garlic naan. From this point on we ate Indian food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Well we didn't want to miss any opportunity right!
We quickly learned that the Indian folk are extremely generous with their time. After initially laughing at mum and I when we told them we made 'Curry' in the UK, they were only too eager to help and impart their wisdom on us. As a result, we ate like Queens, put on 2 kilos, and had the aroma of curry leaking from our pores by the time we headed for home.
With some exciting new recipes and inspiring ideas, there was only 1 way we could grow our range of curries. On Friday 17th March, Curry with Love will be launching a new 'Fresh' range of chilled Indian food.
Our aim is to create new dishes each week, which will initially include 1 meat dish, 1 vegetarian dish and a couple of side dishes. The 'Fresh' range will be available to purchase each Friday and Saturday and can be bought from our Ixworth shop.
With just 2 weeks to perfect our opening range of Indian dishes, the pressure is on. The menu will be released on the 13th March. You will have the chance to pre order any of the dishes in advance, for collection between 17-18th March. Failing that, why not swing past the shop and pick yourself up a (not so common) Indian Takeaway.