currywurst from Berlin

      I was in Berlin recently, and it's hard not to notice that currywurst is very popular there. Currywurst stalls are everywhere. So, what is it? Well, currywurst is a typical German sausage sliced into chunks which are smothered with a spicy ketchup with finely ground curry powder sprinkled on top. And what's it like? I thought it was going to be awful but, as I was in Berlin, I felt at least I ought to give it a try. Surprisingly, it's quite nice. Nothing like curry at all really but the sweet and spicy currywurst ketchup is very moreish.

Apparently, currywurst originated In Berlin just after the end of WW2. Army rations were used as a form of currency and foodstuffs like tomato ketchup, Worcester Sauce and curry powder were available to trade. An enterprising Berliner acquired the three ingredients, blended them together and poured the resulting sauce over local sausages. At least, that's how the story goes.

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My new book, Quick Meals from The Curry House, contains over 50 recipes for making Indian restaurant-style meals at home. Most of the recipes can be made from scratch in under an hour.

Quick Meals from The Curry House

The book has collections of recipes for House Specials, Curry House Favourites, Tandoori-style Dishes, Vegetable Bhajis, Rice, Breads and Relishes. The recipes make dishes that bridge the gap between restaurant meals and supermarket ready-meals.

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free recipes

Now that I have written a new cookery book, I have decided to showcase some of the recipes for replicas of Indian restaurant dishes from my previous book, The Curry House Cookery Book.

Recipe features - our Summer Sizzler spicy barbecue recipes, recipes for my Thai Green Curry and Indonesian Rendang, home-style recipes from Andhra Pradesh and other spicy features.

Recipes from the Raj - recipes from my collection of Anglo-Indian cookery books dating from the late 1800s and early 1900s. Discover how the Brits liked their curries over 100 years ago.

Party sized recipes for 8 or more. Recipes designed for large numbers. Avoid the hassle and unpredictability of scaling-up recipes meant for 2 or 4 people.

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We are gradually updating the whole Curry House website. Until we finish, you may still see our old logo and the old look on some pages. This is most likely to happen if you came here via a search engine to what is now a disused page.

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Also, none of the old "UK Curry Scene" section has been updated yet. Please bear with us. I'm working as fast as I can but it's a massive task!

featured recipe

Lamb chops with ginger. Lamb chops are not a common sight on the standard curry house menu and more's the pity for that. You will need to go to a restaurant offering authentic South Asian cuisine to taste the delights of spicy lamb chops.

Alternatively, you can make lamb chops with ginger yourself from the recipe in Quick Meals from The Curry House.

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