Blogtober 2018 – Day 22 – Vindaloo or Korma

Day 22 of Blogtober 2018 and we are talking about curry for national curry week. So the question is Vindaloo or Korma?

Vindaloo or Korma

Who doesn’t like a curry, my Daughter loves an Indian takeaway. If we ask her what she wants it is always an Indian. Where she choses the same meal every time, Chicken Korma, Pilau Rice, Poppadoms and Naan Bread.

Myself and my husband try to be a little adventurous in what we order, although we do not like things too hot we do try things a little spicier, and tend to go for something we have not tried before along with a milder curry, and we have found a love of cauliflower bhaji how we have never had it before we do not know.

Facts About Curry

I have also been looking at facts about curry that I love to throw into these types of posts.

  • The word curry comes from a Tamil sauce, also known as a Kari.  First recorded in English as Carriil in 1598 and Carree in 1681
  • The tallest stack of poppadoms was 5ft 7in tall and was made in Nottingham in 2012
  • The Curry Capital of Britain was inaugurated in 2001, and has been won most often by Bradford, who has won the title five times.
  • Indian food was introduced to the UK by Sake Dean Mahomet, who also introduced us to shampoo.
  • He opened our first Indian restaurant, the Hindoostanee Coffee House in London in 1810
  • In 2009 the House of Commons debated a motion to recognise, that chicken tika masala was invented in Glasgow and not Birmingham
  • The top three most popular curries in the Uk are – tikka masala, korma and jalfrezi
  • Pilau rice is the most popular rice
  • Garlic is the most popular naan

I am not sure about you, but this has really got me craving an Indian now.  What is your favourite curry and sides?


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  1. 22nd October 2018 / 4:01 pm

    Cor! That pile of poppadoms was the same height as me!

    • 22nd October 2018 / 4:47 pm

      It is a very tall stack, and same height as me as well x

  2. 23rd October 2018 / 9:37 am

    Loved the facts, had no idea curry and shampoo were introduced by the same person in the same era haha!

    • 23rd October 2018 / 10:33 am

      Neither did I, I always like to find out some unsual facts with posts like these as love to learn new things x

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