Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Controversy


The Famous Indian Cook Stated The Curry Was Simply A “Craze”

TV chef Madhur Jaffrey has caused a stir by saying the curry dish is “dying”.

It was at the Cheltenham Literature Festival where the famous Indian cook stated the curry was a “craze”.

This revelation oddly came ahead of National Curry Week.

The Balti supposedly started in a Birmingham curry house in 1977, then growing in prominence through the 1980s and 1990s.

Jaffrey however has dismissed it as just another version of cooking rather than an authentic Indian dish.

“Around the 1980s, I really studied the Balti and whether it had any authenticity or not.

“I think it will slowly die. People like it, they obviously get a kick out of it. But I don’t think it has authentic origins.”

Birmingham’s Balti Triangle however is listed as one of the city’s top attractions. As such, many Balti experts have criticised Jaffrey’s comments claiming the dish is still as popular as ever.


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