Swatting up on your curry words

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We all know what the words on our menu mean, don’t we? Well, maybe not. It’s actually perfectly normal to recognise the word, but have no idea what it means. The problem with this, though, is that it keeps us in our comfort zone. If we don’t know what it means, we won’t branch out and try something new.

Here at Voujon, we think that the more you know about your food, the more you’ll fall in love with it.

So let us help you swat up on some famous curry words… you may have heard of them, but now you can know what they mean! Here’s 3:

 

Tandoori

Tandoori refers to food cooked within a Tandoor oven, which is a large clay oven with a charcoal fire at the bottom. The charcoal heats the clay which creates an intense heat, sealing in the juices of meat making it tender and juicy.

Bhuna

The Bhuna is a mainstay our menu. Where would we be without it! But what does it mean? The word Bhuna traces its way back to the area of Bengal in northern India. The word is the name of a technique, frying spices in hot oil to create a paste.

Dopiaza / Dupiaza

The Dupiaza is the celebration of all things onions, and is another traditional favourite. The word originates from Persia and means “two onions” – quite fitting!

 

Order your perfect curry tonight here

 

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