Nominations open for 7th annual event!

It’s time to nominate your favourite Indian restaurants and takeaways, as preparations get underway for this year’s glittering awards! Nominations for the 7th annual event opened earlier today (Wednesday, May 1), and people are now being urged to put forward the names of their favourite Indian eateries. The awards, which take place this year on September 23, are a celebration of the county’s spicy culinary scene. Nominations have opened in…

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What makes a great fine dining experience?

If you’re familiar with the Leicestershire Curry Awards, you’ll know that one of the most coveted awards on offer is ‘Best Fine Dining’. When it comes to eating out, more often than not the atmosphere, aesthetic and general vibe of a restaurant is just as important as the cuisine. The two go hand in hand. Nobody wants to go out and eat delicious food in a bland, soulless environment. It…

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Healthy options to indulge in when ordering your next Indian takeaway

If you’re someone who’s conscious of your calorie intake (but still can’t resist a delicious Indian curry!), we’ve put together a list of some of the healthiest options out there. For those of you who are watching your waistline – you’re welcome 🙂 1. Dhal Also known as lentil curry, Daal is a popular low calorie Indian takeaway option for several reasons. Firstly, its main ingredients is lentils, which are…

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Peshwari Naan; Are you a Fan?  

I think most people would agree that when you order a curry, a piece of delicious Naan bread (or two!) is a delicious (and very necessary) accompaniment. For many, plain Naan is the way to go when it comes to mopping up those mouth watering Masalas. However Peshwari Naan is also a very popular choice for those craving something a little bit different… Peshwari is a sweeter type of naan,…

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Cooking Up Big Plans

At the time of writing, Leicester is home to two Indian Rooster restaurants, owned by Vimal Rana. However, the ambitious restauranteur has plans to open another in the near future and even branch out to other cities beyond Leicester… Vimal’s dream is to franchise Indian Rooster and for it to become a well known brand in the food industry. “I want it to be recognised for its flavour – for…

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Sounds Good! – PPL PRS on Board for 2024

Pleased to introduce our new strategic partner for the 7th annual Leicestershire Curry Awards. PPL PRS – the UK’s music licensing company have agreed to come on board for 2024. The company, which is based in Leicester’s Mercury Place, issues licences to businesses and venues who wish to play live or recorded music in public – ensuring that they are legally covered to do so. Previously, businesses and organisations had…

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“More than Just a Meal” at Silchar Indian Dining

For Sayd Rahman, owner of Silchar Indian Dining, running an award-winning restaurant is about so much more than the food. He loves to entertain and create a vibrant, memorable experience for his guests from the moment they arrive until the time they leave his stylish restaurant in Hinckley… “When people come to my restaurant, I want them to feel as if they’ve come to a carnival, not just out for…

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A Culinary Dream Team

There’s a popular saying, which states that ‘teamwork makes the dream work.’ It’s an inspirational phrase which is often bandied about on social media sites like Instagram and Twitter. However, for Manoj Kumar, Suresh Meesha and Suresh Gautum, it’s more than just a popular hashtag. When they put their heads together in order to start a restaurant and catering business in 2016, they found that together, they had all the…

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A Hunger for Success – Avatar Dining

When we meet Suresh KC Chhetri, he is dressed in a striking blue suit. The quality is exquisite, much like the food and service he provides at his two award-winning restaurants in the heart of Leicestershire… Avatar Dining (Market Harborough) was named ‘Best Fine Dining Restaurant’ at the 2022 and 2023 Leicestershire Curry Awards, while its sister restaurant in Lutterworth won the 2023 ‘Best New Restaurant’ category for Leicestershire. Taking…

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A Long Journey to Broadway

“It’s not the destination, it’s the journey” is a quote famously attributed to the Ralph Waldo Emerson, the American philosopher. It’s a quote which fits the story of Samir Desai – the proud chef and owner of Leicester’s award-winning Broadway Bar and Grill, which sits in Abbey Lane. Before taking over the venue in 2018, Samir worked in a variety of roles, trying his hand as a taxi driver and…

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