The Antigua Curry Club Meeting       March 14, 2013


Non Vegetarian

Meat Samosa with Mint Raita

Chicken Masala


Q 105  + 10% service



Vegetable Samosa with Mint Raita

Palak, spinach


Q 105 + 10% service

Poppadums & Chutneys & Lime pickles courtesy of the Antigua Curry Club


is a curry dish with chunks (tikka) of chicken or meat in a masala sauce based on tomatoes and yogurt. The sauce is usually creamy, spiced and orange-colored. Chicken tikka masala has been said to be the most popular dish in British restaurants and it has been called "a true British national dish". The origin of the dish is unclear.

However, Club member Martha Mast recently spotted an article in The Smithsonian, in which chefs in New Delhi have claimed that tikka masala is “an authentic Mughlai recipe prepared by our forefathers who were royal chefs  in the Mughlai period (16th-18th centuries).

Palak, or
Saag is leaf-based dish eaten in South Asia with bread such as roti or naan, or rice.  Saag can be made from spinach, mustard leaves, finely chopped broccoli, or other greens, along with added spices and sometimes other ingredients such as paneer, in a thick curry sauce based on pureed spinach. It is a popular vegetarian dish.


Club member Martha Mast found evidence that Tikka Masala came from India in the Smithsonian Magazine.  See an excerpt below, or read the whole article,  "How the Chicken Conquered the World" ... the relevant item is on page 3.

The Antigua Curry Club is looking for several more curry eaters  there may be two or more memberships available for resale.  If you know anyone who may be interested, please tell them to call our India Call Center at 7832-8466 or e-mail

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