Leicester Curry Awards Picked up by Global Television Network

In the four years since it was established, the Leicester Curry Awards has grown from a modest, hometown celebration to a night that will be televised across the world. The event which was founded by Pukaar Group was recently picked up by PTC Punjabi, the most popular television network in Punjab, India and the upcoming 2021 awards show will be showcased to audiences across the globe. The network broadcasts to…

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Revealing the fourth mystery judge and host of Leicester Curry Awards 2020/21

For our fourth mystery judge, this is a fourth appearance on our panel so it’s safe to say he has a penchant for Leicester’s curry. But wait, there’s more… This year, he will also be hosting Leicester Curry Awards 2020/21! We’re excited to announce that the mystery judge and host is none other than ITV reporter, Rajiv Popat! Welcome back Rajiv, we’re happy to have you onboard again and we’re…

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Leicester’s curry houses allowed to fully reopen from today

As of today, 17th May, pubs and restaurants around the country are reopening their doors to the public as part of the UK government’s continued easing of restrictions. Hospitality venues, along with many other businesses are now allowed to welcome customers inside their premises to eat and drink. We are incredibly excited by this news, as this could be a turning point for many of the phenomenal curry houses and…

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Paddy’s Marten Inn – British Pub, Indian Restaurant

The city of Leicester is well known for many things, from the discovery of long-dead royalty, to unexpected football league wins. Leicester is also synonymous with curry. Home to some of the best curry houses and takeaways in the UK, our city is known far and wide as the UK’s curry capital. One particular curry house, Paddy’s Marten Inn, has developed into one of Leicester’s most popular destinations for these…

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What would have been LCA2020

Great food, great company, and great entertainment. Tonight would have been the night for the Leicester Curry Awards 2020. An event that has become an incredibly popular one for all involved, filled with merriment and networking. Unfortunately, sometimes things happen that are so unpredictable, that events such as this must be put on hold. The disaster that is Covid-19, or Coronavirus as it is better known, has forced our hand…

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Award-winning takeaways sent to Police

The Leicester Curry Awards has teamed up with some of the award-winning Indian curry houses in Leicestershire such as the fantastic Masalas and Chutney Ivy. These generous restaurants have been supplying over 100 meals a day across the city and county to the amazing Leicestershire Police in support of all their incredible work during this tough period of time. We would also like to thank one of our sponsors Kings…

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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 came to the region with the Mughal Empire—a people who originated from what is now…

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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, from humble samosas to tasty bhunas and biryanis. Here in Leicester, one of the curry…

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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 the world, with spices travelling across the globe from middle eastern merchants to eastern Asia…

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