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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The wait is finally over…

We’re back for 2021! Hugest hello to our loyal supporters and fellow curry lovers, We’re back – but – we haven’t come empty handed, we’ve come armed with some very exciting news… Leicester Curry Awards will be returning on Monday 27 September 2021! It was with heavy hearts that we announced in 2020 that we’d had to postpone the Leicester Curry Awards but after seeing the hard work of Leicestershire’s…

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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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This Week is National Curry Week!

From the 5th to the 11th October it’s National Curry Week 2020! Not that we necessarily need more reasons to eat curries! With lockdown having such a huge effect on what we can do for enjoyment, we are incredibly lucky that restaurants across the city and county have done so well in adapting their premises to keep us all safe and allow us to continue to enjoy the amazing foods…

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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 October 2010 on a “leap of faith” by owner Shaf Islam. “I had just finished…

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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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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 to a man who has been safeguarding his culture’s culinary identity through his business. Rafique…

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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 felt as though we, as a community, needed to recognise and support each other’s amazing…

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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 many deserving curry houses from across the city and county win awards, but it’s now…

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