18th National Curry Week 2015 12 - 18 October



Health Benefits of Curry

Special Events for 2015

'Recipes for Success' 2014
(Your dine at home menus or ready meal deals)
'Spice Roots 2013' recipes from the world's top Indian chefs now available on Amazon Kindle just £2.58 or 'The Signature Dishes' just £1.88 with proceeds to charity. Get your copy now(click on cover).

Our Partners

Currification of the world

Team Curry - the quality standard

The Curry Tree Charitable Fund

Be a Curry Ambassador

The National Curry Week Poppadomathon

Poppadom Tower & Speed Eating Challenge

Curry Capital of Britain

Participating Restaurants

Recommended Restaurants

'Curry Night' Pubs & Curry Pub of the Year 2014

Curry News Stories

Poem to Curry


National Curry Week News Updates

Winners 2010/2011/2012/2013/14

Press Room

General Recipes - Daily Recipes

Contact Us/Registration/Promotional Material/Donations

Our Partners
(click on logo to link to website)


Media Partner

NCW powerpoint presentation

View the Facebook video : (click here)


"It gives me great pleasure to know that National Curry Week continues to promote our nation's favourite food whilst raising money for charity. Britain just wouldn't be the same without the colour and vibrancy of Asian restaurants up and down the country. Let's celebrate the immense contribution of the Asian Cuisine industry to our country's economy and culture. We support the sector to ensure that Britain remains one of the best places in the world for our aspiring chefs to train." The Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

"We fully support the restaurant sector in London. Quite apart from the employment the sector provides and the economic boost it brings to London, the amazing range of delicious curries that can be enjoyed across the capital is one of the things that makes London one of the greatest cities in the world. We wish you every success with the week of events. It sounds wonderful" Mark Ainsbury for Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

Curry Queen set to inspire the nation

The organisers of National Curry Week have announced an exciting new agreement which sees Mridula Baljekar, holder of the current Best Indian Cookbook in the World title, and recently dubbed "the curry queen the stars call when they want the ultimate Indian food experience" becoming 'the face' of the popular event and a new YouTube TV Channel introducing a new dimension (for full story go to Press section).

National Curry Week was started in 1998 to promote the cuisine and to raise funds for charities concentrating on hunger, malnourishment and poverty. During the week, curry lovers can get out and visit their local curry houses, some of which will be staging special events and fun challenges.

3 ways for curry lovers to support for National Curry Week 2015

Dine Out
Visit at least one Team Curry or recommended curry restaurant or one from the list of participating restaurants during the week
(click on Recommended or Particpating Restaurants)

Dine In (Come Curry with Me)
Get together with 5 or more friends and decide on whose house to dine at. Each bring along a main dish and mark each other's dishes out of ten. Donate £5 per diner to The Curry Tree and we will send a certificate to your winner.
(Recipes for every day of Curry Week) or a get a takeaway from one of our more than 1000 restaurants from hungryhouse.co.uk

General Support
Schools, universities and other bodies can support the event by spreading the curry word & raising money where possible. If you are a sports club, link with a local restaurant for them to cater for a fun curry night at your club.
(click for information for schools, universities etc.)

Now in its 18th year, National Curry Week 2015 again invites not only curry restaurants, caterers, pubs, canteens etc, all over Britain but also the curry loving public who wish to dine at home with a takeaway or a prepared meal. We invite both the dine in and dine out sectors to celebrate the cuisine and culture with special dinners, record-breaking attempts, raffles, auctions and, where possible, to contribute to the alleviation of poverty and suffering in South Asia and worldwide particularly Water Projects with 1.4 million children dying from water-related diseases every year. (register free now) and the Find Your Feet Charity helping families build a future free from poverty and Action Against Hunger (special hungryhouse donation). Donations were also made to other charities such as ABF The Soldiers Charity by The Maypole Inn, Taunton, the Sue Ryder Charity from Chak 89 in Mitcham, Katharine House Hospice from Bengal Spice in Deddington and Sightsavers Charity from Tamarind Northampton. .

For 2012 we pushed out the boundaries again as we focused on the "Currification of the World" including restaurants and cuisines that may not be from the sub-continent but have celebrated the curry concept.

All we ask restaurants to do is celebrate the week in which we acknowledge curry in Britain each year and, if possible, set aside a special evening where the proceeds go to The Curry Tree Charitable Fund which, last year, focused on Action Against Hunger and Find Your Feet Charity.

This year for those who cannot wait until October we are supporting Curry For Change and the Find Your Feet Charity helping families build a future free from poverty. Join them throughout June to celebrate Indian Cuisine with Curry for Change and raise awareness and vital funds to help families build a future free from hunger. Click here to go to their website for your free pack or here for more information.

Click on logo to download registration infopack.

Talk Sport Radio talks to National Curry Week founder Peter Grove - click here to listen to the full interview.

2010/11/12/13/14 events and title winners...

National Curry Week 2014 was more exciting than ever - find out who the special event winners were

... click here

The First Man of Curry

In 1809 Sake Dean Mohamet from Bihar in India opened the first Indian restaurant in Britain at 34 George Street, Portman Square in London's West End. 200 years later curry is claimed to be Britain's 'National Dish'.

... click to read more

All you will ever need to know about Indian and other ethnic cuisines from BC to the present day.

"Well researched & very interesting.I am sure all enthusiasts would really love to have & benefit from having this book"
Anjum Anand

Published by Godiva Books ISBN 978-0-9566332-8-6
250 colour pages £28.50

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