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Choosing wine with curry

The wine list at most Indian restaurants tends to be a rather hit and miss affair. So much so that when it comes matching a wine with your chosen dish, customers usually have to make do with what works, rather than what is ideal. I’m pleased to say that’s not the case at Raval – our e
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Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken tikka masala – a ‘British’ classic

In this great country of ours, curry has been welcomed with open arms – to the extent that opinion polls have put chicken tikka masala ahead of fish and chips as the nation’s favourite dish. So I was disappointed recently when I read an article in the Daily Mail about a co
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We love a good curry song… so here are three!

You can’t beat a good curry song, can you? I was surfing the net just the other day looking for some inspiration when I happened across a couple of crackers – one hilarious video featuring none other than Jamie Oliver cooking up a storm whilst singing – yes, it really is his voice – a
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Video: This chicken curry looks delicious

I’m a big fan of online videos showing people how to cook Indian food, especially if they’re well filmed and easy to follow. This one certainly is. Some viewers might think the presenter uses too much oil – but I’m confident that the calorie-conscious among you could get away with usi
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The secrets of a brilliant curry

This is longer than normal blog posting, but I thought it was important to explain a little more about the essentials of curry making. I’ve taken the following information from numerous sources together with a dash of my own experience. It’s by no means exhaustive – just some basic gu
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Video: Joey Bada$$ makes curry chicken and waffles

I’ll be honest – I had no idea who Joey Bada$$ was. Now, however, I know that he’s an American hip-hop singer who has just released his début album. More importantly for the purposes of this blog is the fact that he’s a curry lover…so much so that he has even written a song about his
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Food fit for a president… and his first lady!

Good to see Barack Obama is a curry fan. We always knew he was a man of great taste. Here’s a report published by ABC News of the leader of the free world feasting on the finest Indian cuisine in New Delhi recently. Let’s hope it was up to Raval’s standards.
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Back to basics – curry made simple

It’s no surprise some of us are reluctant to make curries at home – the lengthy list of ingredients and complex instructions on many recipes is enough to send most of us scrabbling around for the phone number of the nearest Indian takeaway. So it was refreshing to discover this articl
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Curry – food for your brain

Now here’s an interesting article. Mind you, since it’s based on research published in Neuropsychopharmacology it’s a little tricky for the average curry lover to get their head around. Or perhaps it’s not, because what this article is saying – in a round about way – is that curry, or
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