Travels And Curries

Last week, our MD Gareth was fortunate to travel to Goa. It was his first visit to India. Of course curries and many other beautiful foods filled with spices were enjoyed daily.


According to, the curry originated in the Indian subcontinent. The word comes from the Indian Tamil word “Kari” meaning a sauce or soup to be eaten with rice. Curry comprises a mix of these main spices: coriander, turmeric, cumin, and red chili.


The popularity of curry in Britain can be traced to the 18th century when British bureaucrats and traders who had been in India wished to continue to enjoy curries when they returned to Britain.  In 1733 curry was being served in an establishment called the Norris Street Coffee House in Haymarket, London. According to the website Historic UK, by the 1840s vendors of Indian products attempted to convince the British public of the benefits that curry had for their health. These merchants suggested that curry aided digestion increased blood circulation and improved concentration.


If you’re looking for your next curry ‘fix’ restaurants to explore include:


Bundobust – Liverpool

Sanskruti – Liverpool

Mowgli – Liverpool 

Chai Station – Chester

Koconut Grove – Chester  


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