Curry fact of the day…It was the Portuguese that brought chillies to India!
On a slightly different matter, far from the shores of Goa and Lisbon, lies an upmarket, Michelin star Indian restaurant by the name of Amaya, sister of Chutney-Mary, just off a quiet street in Knightsbridge. Now, my quest for quality desi grub in the big smoke has been quite a roller coaster, so there wasn’t really much expectation for Amaya, after all, the last two Michelin Indians were a good lesson in disappointment. Oh, and then there was a moment where the waiter, clearly of Indian origin, asked if we wanted ‘naan bread’! Yes, this is, as I have recently had a fit about on Twitter, the same as asking if one would like ‘croissant bread’ or ‘cocoa chocolate’ or ‘pilau rice’. It’s just not right!