Curry is a hot favourite with Brits, and new research shows just how much we are now cooking it at home.
According to the Curry Club, the average householder will spend £20 a month creating Indian food at home, and they will also fork out £31.44 eating the spicy dishes in restaurants over the same period.
And, despite the recession, the Curry Club claims curry houses are thriving. The UK’s 9,000 Indian restaurants and balti houses attract 2.5m customers a week.
Research by Mintel in 2009 showed that sales of Indian cuisine had overtaken Chinese, and that people were favouring cooking Indian food in their own kitchens.