Chutney Ivy – Adapting During Adversity

Popular Indian Restaurant, Chutney Ivy, has been standing strong amidst the chaos of the covid-19 pandemic. With the government lockdown easing up slightly, Leicester has seen a rise in visitors to local pubs and restaurants. But how does a multi-award winning curry house handle the trials and challenges of 2020? Chutney Ivy was founded in […]

Read More

The Humble Beginnings of Masalas Takeaway

If you ask anyone what Leicester is well known for, many people will talk about the cuisine. Most notably, the foods of the Indian subcontinent from restaurants and takeaways around the city. With such large Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi populations, it’s no wonder these cultural marvels have permeated into our multicultural society. Recently, I spoke […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Leicester Indian Takeaways still open

The importance of staying at home has never been greater. Looking after ourselves, our loved ones, and our neighbours by preventing the spread of Covid-19 is extremely important. Simple tasks now such as going to the shops for ingredients have become a much more anxiety-fuelled task, especially for at-risk members of society. With that said, […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More