The Origins of the Rogan Josh

A favourite curry dish of the UK is the humble, yet delicious Rogan Josh. But where does this warming, hearty dish come from? India would be a well-educated guess, of course. This staple food of Kashmiri cuisine (food from the Kashmir Valley of India) did not originate in India at all. It’s said that it […]

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Postponed – Leicester Curry Awards 2020

Hello to all of our dearest supporters and fellow curry lovers, As you are all aware, the current issue of the Covid-19 virus (coronavirus) has had a large impact on events and social gatherings—understandably. This does not need to be a long, drawn-out message, as we are aware that everyone knows the severity of this […]

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A special place in my heart

The Leicester Curry Awards hold a very special place in my heart. Leicestershire is a hotspot for curries, and is often referred to as the curry capital of the UK. With around 400 Indian restaurants and takeaways in Leicestershire alone, this industry is evidently booming. I first thought about starting these awards in 2016. I […]

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Multi-Award Winning Host to Reveal Finalists!

The announcement for the finalists for the fourth annual Leicester Curry Awards is coming up, and we’re excited to reveal that the multi-award winning luxury wedding and event planner, Priti Raichura will be hosting this year’s announcement evening. On the 2nd of March we will be working with Mattioli Woods Plc, one of our prestigious […]

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When and where this years finalists will be revealed

The Leicester Curry Awards 2020 is right around the corner. We’ve had so many nominations for the myriad of different Indian restaurants and takeaways across the city and county, and we can’t thank you all enough for getting involved. On most High Streets today, you can find somewhere to sate your desire for Indian delicacies, […]

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Old Spice, New World

From simpler spices such as black peppercorns and chilli powder to more acquired tastes such as cumin and nutmeg, spices hold such a prominent place in all of our food. But they weren’t always so readily available as they are today. Beginning roughly 4000 years ago, the famous spice trade was the largest industry in […]

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Wishing you a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year

The team here at the Leicester Curry Awards would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Writing this post has also given us the chance to reflect on three successful years of the Leicester Curry Awards. Over the years we have seen the event flourish and become an anticipated […]

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Mattioli Woods Sponsor the Leicester Curry Awards for a Second Year

Here at the Leicester Curry Awards, we take pride in building great relationships with our local businesses, which is why we are very excited to share that once again, Mattioli Woods, one of the UK’s leading providers of wealth management and employee benefits, will be sponsoring next year’s fourth annual event. Mattioli Woods is keen […]

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OPENING DATE FOR NOMINATIONS REVEALED

Nominate your favourite restaurant or takeaway in the Leicester Curry Awards 2020. It’s time to get your vote on as nominations for the city’s taste-tastic awards ceremony opens on Sunday 1st December. Now in its fourth year, the Leicester Curry Awards has quickly become one of the city’s most vibrant and anticipated events. It’s seen […]

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Leicester Curry Awards 2020: Second Charity Partner Announced

We are very excited to share with you that the second of our two charity partners for the 4th annual Leicester Curry Awards is the brilliant Age UK Leicester Shire and Rutland. For over 75 years, this wonderful cause has been working with the elderly, and today, the Age UK network comprises around 130 local […]

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