Chicken Tikka Chilli Masala Gets Top marks for take away at Ripponden’s Cinnamon Lounge

Chicken Tikka Masala is apparently the UK’s favourite curry.  That’s as maybe, but it’s not one of mine.  I prefer the Chicken Tikka Chilli Masala as served by the excellent Cinnamon Lounge in Ripponden.  Notice the difference?  You will when you eat it!

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala - It's a bit red isn't it

Apparently the Chiken Tikka Massala was invented in Glasgow by an industrious chef who, when asked for some sauce by a customer who’d ordered Chicken Tikka without knowing what it was, mixed some spices together with a can of Heinz Tomato Soup.

So what is Chicken Tikka Masala (or “CTM” as it is sometimes known)?Continue reading

Currytastic Chicken Madras Curry at the Caddy Shack, Elland!

Hmmmm Chicken Madras Curry. Does it get any better than a hot, spicy Chicken Madras? Well, it probably does, but not at Elland’s Caddy Shack!

Mmmm  Chicken Madras from the Caddy Shack

Chicken Madras...nom nom

We’ve been frequenting the Caddy Shack for a number of years now and have outlasted previous owners.  As a rule we attend most Friday lunch times to partake of it’s varying treats in our varying size of group – We have an entirely select lunch time club where membership is frequently revoked for non-attendance:-)

Some time ago, some of us started having curry with rice for lunch, which at the time was cooked (at least I think that’s how it began) by the Thai wife of the then owner.Continue reading