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Is this the BEST Chicken Madras Recipe Ever?

Here at Currytastic, we love all curries – even really mild ones such as a Korma, but one of our favourite curries is a spicy Chicken Madras Curry nom nom.

Is this the best Chicken Madras Recipe?

Chicken Madras Hmmmmm nom nom

The Madras curry originates from what was the Madras region in the south east of India and it’s a spicy curry that can be made with chicken, pork, beef and even mince beef or lamb as a Keema Madras. If you’re not a meat lover then you can also enjoy a Vegetable Madras which can be made using carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes, turnip or swede etc cubed into 2cm chunks.

The ingredients of a traditional Indian Madras recipe will change depending on what ingredients are available locally and also by the traditions of the chef or cook, so you will find lots of variety with this particular curry, but typically a madras curry has a reddish colour which comes from the red chillies and turmeric and a slightly sweet and sour taste that comes from the tomato and lemon, lime or vinegar.

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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.

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Curry Vs Burger King?

Sitting here trying to digest the XL Bacon Double Cheese Burger I had for lunch from the local Burger King in Halifax I have to tell you that curry wins hands down.

Ohhh my poorly stomach - a curry would have been better

I don’t honestly remember a time when I’ve eaten anything as poor quality and as tasteless as today’s XL Bacon Double Cheese Burger and paid more than £4 for the apparent pleasure. Continue reading