National Curry Week 4th-10th October 2021

National Curry Week 4th-10th October 2021

September 27, 2021


This year, National Curry Week takes place from the 4th to 10th of October. The past 18 months have been especially difficult for all of us, but for one week, why not indulge yourself in what is widely believed to be the UK’s national dish… curry!

Since the 1970s, curry houses have become staples of our high-streets with millions of curries consumed every single week. In fact, the love affair shows no signs of slowing with a typical UK household of four spending an average of £1,355 on takeaway curry each year!

With a bond this strong, we at St. Dalfour wanted to make this National Curry Week the best yet with a few simple twists to really spice up dinner time.

Add a fruity twist to your curry

Now, this may seem a little alien at first, but fruit has been a common ingredient in traditional curries for centuries. Apricots, sultanas, mangos, even pineapples have all been used to create traditional delicious curries from all around the world. Here at St. Dalfour, we believe you shouldn’t limit yourself to tradition. With over 20 fruit preserves on offer, why not add your favorite to your family recipe?

Keep it traditional by adding a spoonful of St. Dalfour Apricot Preserve to a Korma. This mild and creamy curry often boasts fruity notes to compliment the coconut and almonds commonly used in Korma recipes. Adding a touch of Apricot Preserve provides a sharp balance which adds even more depth to an already delicious curry. Our Pineapple & Mango Preserve also provides great flavour with a delicious tropical twist! Pineapple and Mango is often used in fruit variations of the traditional Chicken Korma so will compliment the sauce superbly.

Pimp-up your naan

Whilst the most popular naan bread in Britain is the garlic naan, there are still many of us who prefer their naan bread to pack a little more flavour.

Peshwaari naans have recently grown in popularity with their sweet filling traditionally consisting of almonds, raisins and coconut. However, some have taken it upon themselves to add even more fruit to this already delicious recipe – and with the preserves St. Dalfour has on offer, why not make that bold step yourself too.

We recommend adding a little St. Dalfour Fig Preserve to the filling to add a little extra sweetness and fruitiness to perfectly compliment any spicy curry.

Other recipes to spice up National Curry Week…

Our chefs have been busy coming up with inventive recipes perfect for a curry night! Why not try our…

Kumquat and Minted Cucumber Yoghurt Sauce

Or maybe our…

Beef and Apricot Curry

Fancy creating your own recipe? Why not select one of our many fruit preserves on offer and share what you create with us on Facebook!