Ultimate Curry Companion

Mallika Basu - Ultimate Curry Companion

Posted 4th November 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.

2 responses to “Ultimate Curry Companion”

  1. Asha says:

    Hi Mallika! Glad you found me , so I can find you here!:)
    You do have nice articles here an d some recipes too. I do know Padmaja’s blog! They are so many out there , it’s hard catch up with everybody sometime but I try!
    Another UK girl, great:) I lived in UK for 5 yrs for Arvin my husband’s medical residency.before we moved here.

    Keep in touch, I will be back too!

  2. Deana says:

    Hi Mallika! I will have to check out your site! Looks like you’ve got a lot of great recipes here! Thanks for stopping by and saying hello!

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