Ultimate Curry Companion

November 4, 2006

 

rice.jpgNow I’ve heard it all. Tilda, the bastions of basmati rice, have published a nifty guide to the additive-ridden sludge served in curry houses across Britain.

If you’ve ever wondered, there are 90,000 curry houses in the UK that dish out 23 million chicken tikka masala portions each year. The guide is also a tribute to, er, rice, which is the ultimate accompaniment to Indian food.

According to Tilda, 125gms is the perfect rice amount for two people and the word basmati literally translates to “the fragrant one”.

Hats off to Tilda Basmati for creating yet another thinly-veiled PR toy for promoting its “pioneering rice recipe innovations”. But wait, there’s a catch. They’ve sponsored it, but like all good things in life it’s not free. Oh no… this little wonder is available at the bargain basement price of £9.99 at leading bookstores.

Anyway. Here’s my tribute to rice. It rocks. It’s easy to cook, cheap and filling. And there really is no better accompaniment to a curry. A perfectly shaped chapati (roti), lovingly served hot off the tawa, comes a close second.

Comments

12 Responses to “Curry with risotto”

  1. Christie@fig&cherry Says:

    September 15th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Well done Mallika! That could be a fab TV show… How to cook Indian food in Italy!

  2. Bharti Says:

    September 15th, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    yah! You made it..good going! Desi khana in Tuscany…kya baat hai!

  3. dollybasu Says:

    September 15th, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    inndia shinig in tuscany , ha ha ha

  4. notyet100 Says:

    September 15th, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    nice menu,..i am sure mus hve tasted great,,:-)

  5. sra Says:

    September 15th, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    What is the first dish, the white one?

  6. Ginger Says:

    September 16th, 2008 at 2:39 am

    I sympathize! I had the same trouble when I went to Italy this summer too. Spices were the biggest problem. I’m really impressed :)

  7. mandira Says:

    September 16th, 2008 at 6:41 am

    Indian food in tuscany… great job Mallika :)
    Mental note to myself… always carry masala!

  8. JennDZ_The LeftoverQueen Says:

    September 16th, 2008 at 9:19 am

    Heck, I made curry pasta, so what’s wrong with curry risotto? Sounds perfect to me! Hope you are having a great time! Sounds glorious!

  9. Yash Says:

    September 16th, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    the part ‘mentally reminding myself never to make fun of travelling aunties again’ made me smile.

    @sra the white dish is probably dahi-..uh something. I can’t figure out what those things topped with the dahi are.

  10. Mallika Says:

    September 17th, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    Hi Sra – that’s the aubergine raita. It was the biggest hit of the evening!

  11. Pooh Says:

    September 18th, 2008 at 11:54 am

    You are such a trooper!And you’ve done fabulously given you were in unfamiliar settings.

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