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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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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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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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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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, there are still some ways to reduce the risk of contact with others. One of…

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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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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 virus, and the importance of assisting in its containment. The government has given important scientific…

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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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