I stumbled over this blog the other day – anyone who has spent time in Bruntonia will know our love of good, slow-cooked curry. This post gives you a good place to start with an epic garam masala recipe. Get cooking people!
Indian restaurants in the UK have moved on a long way from the 1960s and 70s when everything – from the chairs to the menu – was decked out in deep red velvet. Not to mention that embossed flock wallpaper, the dizzying carpets, and the kitsch curtains with gold brocade and tassels. It was all meant to set the scene for the opulent meal you were about to experience.
Indian restaurants also used to conjure up images of lads ‘going out for an Indian’ and ordering the “hottest curry on the menu” to demonstrate how macho they were. Tellingly, a real live Indian person would be cooking and serving the food, but you would never actually see one eating it. (Which reminds me of that brilliant Goodness Gracious Mesketch with Indians in Mumbai ‘Going out for an English’!).
Most Indian restaurants in the UK are actually a slight…
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