Curry with Love

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Easter Sunday Terrorist Attacks In Sri Lanka

Clare Bennett-Smith

Mum and I were due to visit Sri Lanka in a few weeks time. We had planned to visit a few cookery schools and to source new, fair trade products for the shop. Obviously now our plans have been cancelled due to the devastating terrorist attacks that were carried out there on Easter Sunday.


Our Hotel claimed that the money paid to them was non refundable at the time of booking, however after contacting them directly they were very supportive in issuing a full refund. Tourism counts for a huge percentage of the country’s income, and it is estimated that they stand to lose 1.5 billion pounds following the events.

Over 250 people lost their lives in the explosions and hundreds more were injured. Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by the events of Easter Sunday 2019. We will visit Sri Lanka one day, and we hope that peace is restored very soon.


Lamb Keema Recipe (vg option too)

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We often get asked how we make our Lamb Keema, and it’s really simple. Follow the steps below for a delicious and easy meal. If you’re veggie or vegan, just switch the lamb mince for your usual alternative and instead of lamb stock cube, add a veggie one.


Serves 4

You will need:

  • 1 x Bhuna kit from Curry with Love

  • 500g (approx) lamb mince

  • 1 tbsp oil (rapeseed or vegetable)

  • 1 x lamb stock cube

  • 1 tbsp tomato puree

  • frozen peas (approx 3 handfulls)

  • raita and fresh coriander to serve (optional)


  • Boil a kettle

  • Put the garlic & onion sachet from the curry kit into a bowl, along with the stock cube, cover with boiled water and stir well (leave to soak for approx 20 minutes)

  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan on a medium heat and add the mince

  • Once meat is browned, drain any fat and return the mince to the pan

  • Add the ground spices from the curry kit and stir well

  • Add the tomato puree to the pan and stir

  • Add the softened onions & garic to the pan and mix well

  • Add the frozen peas and allow to simmer for approx 20 minutes

  • If the keema looks a little dry at any point just add water

  • Serve with Indian breads or rice and top with raita and fresh coriander (optional)

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Black Friday Deals will be available via our website from Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th November

Enter code ‘BLACKFRIDAY’ upon checkout and receive 10% off your entire shop

This might be the perfect time to shop for Christmas presents. We are offering 10% off all of our products online. This includes all of our curry kits, gift packs, subscription deals and even our authentic, Indian cookware.

Our range of products are all gluten and dairy free. They are suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Easy to use and tasty. Don’t believe us…just take a look at our reviews.

Our Turkey Curry is back in time for Thanksgiving. There are a limited number of these delicious kits available, so don’t miss out! You don’t have to use turkey either, it will work equally as well with other meats / fish / veggies.

Happy shopping everyone…and remember the code ‘BLACKFRIDAY’ upon checkout.

Rather visit one of our stores instead? No problem…we will honour our 10% discount across all items purchased, excluding frozen takeaway curries, (available at our Ixworth store). Mention our BLACKFRIDAY deal when you shop in store and we will take 10% off your total shop on both Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th November.

After 8 years of curry making...

Clare Bennett-Smith

On 1.11.18 Curry with Love will have been trading for 8 years. In that time, we have made a conscious decision not to put our prices up, as we wanted to grow our business and loyal customer base.

Our kits have always been priced at £3.75. Unfortunately, due to constantly rising overhead costs, we are forced to finally increase the price of our curry kits to £3.95. Our side dishes will also incur a small increase too.

So please feel free to order as much as you like between now and the end of the month! But after November 1st, we sincerely hope that you will continue to shop with us and support our family run, independent business.

Clare, Carol & Amy x

A Little Update

Clare Bennett-Smith

Our shop in Swaffham, Norfolk opened on June 2nd 2018.  We stock the full range of Curry Kits and Side Dishes, as well as some organic and non-organic products to complement your chosen dish. A range of fresh naan breads and chapatis are delivered weekly, just in time for the weekend.

In addition to the food items, we also have a selection of clothing, gifts and homeware that is ethically sourced and fair trade. Every non food item we sell helps to support a local project in the area it's made.

At this moment in time, the fresh range of ready made curries are not available from Swaffham, but we aim to get them to you in the near future. It is also our intention to offer a range of fresh samosas and pakoras too. 

We have been asked to stock a range of spices at Swaffham. We have listened to your request and these are now available to buy. If there is any spice you would like us to stock there, please just ask and we will do our very best to accommodate your needs.

It's been a great 3 weeks in Norfolk, and we thank everyone who has supported us by shopping local. We hope you will continue to spread the word for us, so that our new venture can grow.


We hope to see you soon.



Meat Free Monday's

Press ReleaseClare Bennett-Smith

I know that more and more of us are making attempts to eat less meat. Some have taken steps to become vegetarian or even vegan. What ever your reason for eating less meat may be, here at Curry with Love, we have some great, meat free recipes for you to try at home.

Our  Lentils with Garlic & Chilli kit  makes an amazing and healthy lunch. 

Our Lentils with Garlic & Chilli kit makes an amazing and healthy lunch. 

Goan Curry isn't just for fish. It works really well with green and orange veggies too. Try a combination of butternut squash, green beans & spinach. If you can get hold of coconut vinegar (we sell it in the shop), you can use this instead of the white wine vinegar. The flavour is amazing.

Curry with Love is a fusion of Indian and Thai flavours. We ask you to add Thai fish sauce to the curry, but you can add soy sauce or tamari if you prefer. We sell this one in our frozen range with sweet potato, butternut squash, spinach and cashew nuts. It's a sell out each week.

Slice a trio of peppers (red, yellow and green), pop on a baking sheet along with some cauliflower florets, and drizzle with rapeseed oil. Pop in the oven for 20 - 30 mins, until nicely roasted and slightly charred around the edges. Add this to the Jalfrezi sauce with a tin of chickpeas. Healthy and delicious.

Aubergines, potatoes and Seitan will work a treat in any of the tomato based curries. If you want to try and squeeze in some extra veggies, you can add some fresh chillies, onion and tomatoes too. I like to quarter the tomatoes and pop them into the cooked curry sauce about 10 minutes from the end. They break down just enough to become soft and sweet. 

Remember...Jackfruit is great meat free alternative and will work well in any of our main curry kits, whether tomato or coconut based. Cook it until you can pull it apart with a fork. 

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Happy cooking everyone, and here's to a healthier summer...Enjoy


Mother's Day Menu from Curry with Love

Clare Bennett-Smith

Mother's Day falls on Sunday 11th March. If you want to cook a delicious yet simple meal for mum this year, we have put together the perfect menu for you all.

Shopping list:

You will also need:

  • 800g chicken / veggies / or 500g fish
  • 3 medium sized potatoes
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar or coconut vinegar
  • 2 tbsp oil

Order now, for delivery in time for Sunday 11th March

Easy and Healthy, Indian Takeaway

Clare Bennett-Smith
Our Curry Boxes will be delivered by courier, straight to your door.

Our Curry Boxes will be delivered by courier, straight to your door.

Indian takeaways can be expensive and let's face it, not very healthy either. Here at Curry with Love, we have been working on an alternative, which will mean you and your family can still enjoy an Indian treat at home, without spending hours in the kitchen.

We have launched 4 different meal boxes:

Hopefully there will be one that suits your eating habits and lifestyle choices. 

Each of our 4 boxes will come with a range of our curry kits, basmati rice, the best quality tinned tomatoes and / or coconut milk and any other extras you may need to add, such as coconut vinegar or rose water. Our naan breads, chapatis and poppadoms also feature within the boxes, as well as some delicious chutneys, meaning that you will be able to create an authentic Indian meal in the comfort of your own home.

The only things you will need to add to our boxes, in order for you to enjoy your feast, is your choice of meat, fish or veggies and a drop of oil.

Our curry kits are packed full of healthy ingredients. We occasionally add salt and / or sugar to our kits, but this is only 1/4 tsp per kit. (Each kit feeds 4). We never use preservatives or additives. All our kits are gluten and dairy free, and can easily be adapted if your following a vegan lifestyle.


Perfect Valentines Day Gift - Curry with Love

Press ReleaseClare Bennett-Smith

If you want to treat the special person in your life this Valentine's Day, why not give the gift of love...'Curry with Love' of course!

Either send this gorgeous gift straight to your loved one (and hope they cook it for you), or send it to yourself, cook the amazing curry, and take all the credit! They will think you've spent all day preparing a beautiful meal for them, and thank you accordingly (I'm sure)!

In fact you can get this from pack to table in about 20 minutes.

All you need to add is:

  • 400ml coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp thai fish sauce (or soy sauce / tamari if preferred)
  • 800g meat / veg or 500g fish
  • 1 tbsp oil (rapeseed / vegetable / coconut)

The flavours of this dish are a fusion of Indian and Thai. It is beautifully balanced with a unique combination of ground spices, and whole spices, which include curry leaves, cloves, star anise and cinnamon. 

It's also gluten free, dairy free and can easily be adapted to suit a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle. No additives or preservatives...just good, authentic ingredients.

Fragrant Vegetable Laksa

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Did you know that you can make a delicious, fragrant laksa from our Curry with Love kit?

It's really easy. Here's what you will need:

  • 1 x Curry with Love Curry Kit.
  • 1 x 400ml tin coconut milk.
  • 400ml stock (either vegetable or chicken).
  • 1tbsp peanut butter (optional).
  • 1tbsp thai fish sauce (substitute for tamari or soy sauce if preferred).
  • 200g stir fry veg (pak choi, baby corn, mange tout etc) chopped into bitesized pieces.
  • 2 spring onions, sliced.
  • 375g dried egg noodles (substitute for rice noodles if gluten intolerant).
  • handful of cashew nuts.
  • fresh coriander.

Serves 4

And here's how to do it:

  • Heat 1tbsp of oil (coconut or rapeseed) in a large pan over a low heat.
  • Add spice pack 1 from the kit. Stir until fragrant.
  • Add the coconut milk and stock, along with spice pack 2 from the kit.
  • Allow to cook for approx 15 minutes so your onions soften.
  • Add the noodles, peanut butter, fish sauce and veg to the pan (not the spring onions).
  •  Stir well.
  • The noodles and veg will take about 5 minutes to cook through. This is your laksa.
  • Meanwhile you can toast the cashew nuts in a dry pan.
  • Divide the laksa between four bowls, top with the spring onions, cashew nuts and a handful of torn coriander leaves.
  • Enjoy!

You can also add cooked, sliced chicken breast, king prawns or tofu to your laksa.

Enjoy a healthy start to the year

Clare Bennett-Smith

After indulging in all the Christmas and Party food, it’s no wonder that many of us vow to enter the New Year in a healthy way. 

With our hand-blended curry kits, you don’t need to go without your curry fix as 2018 gets underway. 


You can make our tomato based curries, fat free.

Just add a little water to the ground spices instead of oil. then add fish, veggies or lean meat

Going gluten or dairy free? We've got that covered too. All of our kits carry the crossed grain symbol, as we do not use any gluten products in our curry kits. If the pack instructions call for yogurt or cream, simply replace with coconut cream instead.

Occasionally we do use a little salt and / or sugar in our kits. It's only there to enhance and balance its flavour. If you see this on the list of ingredients, please note that it's only 1/4 teaspoon per kit. Each kit feeds 4.

So what are you waiting for? Shop now and get your delicious curry kits sent out to you tomorrow.


Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Clare Bennett-Smith
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Mum and I wanted to say a BIG thank you to everyone who has supported our family business this year.

Having the shop has meant we have gained a lot of new, local customers, and to those of you who visit us, we thank you for shopping local. 

We also continue to help feed our longer-term customers. Once again BIG thanks for returning to us time and time again, for your curry fix.

From all of us at the Curry with Love team...Merry Christmas to you and your families, and a VERY Happy New Year.

Help us to continue to grow in 2018, by spreading the love. Tell a friend or family member about what we do. Or why not cook them one of our curries, so the can see just what a great chef you are!

  • Our Ixworth shop will be closed between 24-28th December 2017
  • We will reopen 29th December
  • Our fresh takeaway option for New Years Eve, will be available to collect on  Saturday 30th Dec only.   

Butter Chicken Recipe

Clare Bennett-Smith

Same spices. Different method

You will need:

  • 1 x Tikka Masala Curry Kit from 'Curry with Love'
  • 200g butter
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 200ml double cream
  • 800g chicken breast - diced.



  • Heat the butter in a heavy bottomed pan until melted.
  • Add spice pack 1 (from the Tikka Masala Curry Kit).
  • When fragrant, add the chicken and coat in the spices.
  • When the meat is sealed, add the tomatoes.
  • Add spice pack 2 (from the Tikka Masala Curry Kit).
  • Simmer over a low heat until the chicken is tender. 
  • Just before serving, add the double cream and stir well.
  • Serve with a squeeze of lime.

Fresh Naan Breads On Sale Now

Clare Bennett-Smith
These make a great accompaniment to our fresh, takeaway curries. £3 per pack (pack contains 3 x naan breads and are suitable for home freezing)

These make a great accompaniment to our fresh, takeaway curries. £3 per pack (pack contains 3 x naan breads and are suitable for home freezing)

Three flavours available

  • Plain 
  • Garlic and Coriander
  • Chilli

Check out this weeks takeaway menu online now

Fresh Indian Takeaway

Ready made, frozen curries are available for collection, from our Ixworth store.

Just heat and eat.

Please ask one of the Curry with Love team about any allergens you may have.

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If you would like to reserve any of our dishes, or fresh naan bread. Please just give us a call on 01359 408941

See you soon...

Bury St. Edmunds Christmas Fayre

Clare Bennett-Smith

Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th December 2017


The Bury St. Edmunds Christmas Fayre is upon us. It's one of the biggest in the country, and we are trading there this weekend. We are located near Barclays Bank (not our usual spot). So look out for us.

We have many gift ideas on offer, starting from just £5

Check out details of the Christmas Fayre before you go. 

Bury St. Edmunds is also full of independent retailers, that offer an array of fantastic and unique products. Be sure to take a wander down St. John's street, which is pedestrianised this weekend. 

Don't fancy the crowds? Head to the serenity of our Ixworth shop...We are open today until 19:00 hrs and tomorrow from 9:30 - 17:00hrs.


Curry with Love, 21 High St. Ixworth Suffolk IP31 2HH

Telephone: 01359 408941

The Turkey Curry is Back

Clare Bennett-Smith

With Thanksgiving & Christmas on the horizon, our 

Turkey Curry kit 

is back on the menu. 


Most of us love a traditional dinner over the festive period. Often it's a challenge to know how to use the leftover food. We have created a simple menu, that uses those leftovers in a healthy, simple and tasty way. 

Boxing Day Feast

Turkey curry

A mild curry, with the addition of curry leaves, cinnamon and clove.

Add a tin of chopped tomatoes, coconut milk and the leftover shredded turkey.

(Other meats will work just as well)

Vegetable Dhansak

A mildly spiced, tomato and red lentil curry, with beautifully balanced spices.

Add a tin of chopped tomatoes, some split red lentils and the left over veggies.

Onion Bhajis

Our bhajis are baked, not fried, which means they are nice and light.

Add some fresh onions and serve with a raita (yogurt & mint) dip.

Spicy spinach & potatoes

Delicately spiced, this dish makes a great accompaniment to your feast.

Add coconut cream, potatoes and any left over greens.


The End of an Era

Clare Bennett-Smith

Goodbye to Bury St. Edmunds Market

Mummy B and I on a cold, winters day.

Mummy B and I on a cold, winters day.

On December 3rd 2016, we opened our beautiful little shop in Ixworth, Suffolk

The locals will openly admit that they did not think we would survive more than a couple of months. People would often tell us we were mad and ask 'Why Ixworth?'

For us, the shop just felt right. And a year on, we are busy enough to warrant the pair of us being there daily. We have also taken on my sister Amy this year, as well as enlisting the help of Auntie Annie!

Bury St. Edmunds market has been good to us. My dad traded there for 30 years, and Mum and I have met some amazing people... traders, council workers and customers alike.

We have decided that December 16th 2017, will be our last trading day at the local market. We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you, who has shopped local, supported a family run business and helped us to grow.
Maybe we won't miss the lovely British weather!

Maybe we won't miss the lovely British weather!

We promise you won't go without your curry fix...

We currently have 4 stockist in Bury St. Edmunds alone, and 1 in Risby. Pick up your kits from one of these locations.

  • Hubbard's Butcher - St. Olaves Precinct
  • Far Away Foods - St. Johns Street
  • Haga - Eastgate Steet
  • Castangs Kitchen - St. John's Street
  • Hedgehog Plants and Gardens - Risby Barns
But also, don't forget to pay us a visit. We are located at 21 High St. Ixworth, Suffolk, IP31 2HH. We are currently open 7 days a week. And we sell loads more than curry!

You can also order curry kits and gifts online and we provide FREE shipping on all UK orders over £20.

So... It's not Goodbye. It's see you soon. One way or another.