Find Your Feet’s latest campaign, Curry for Change, is a nationwide drive to get people buying, making and eating curry to raise money for rural community projects in India and Malawi.
They have teamed up with various Indian restaurants across the capital, who are creating fantastic recipes and menus, all of which will contribute towards the campaign.
To kick it off, I was invited to a curry masterclass with Cyrus Todiwala and his wonderful assistant, Nina Wadia, at Café Spice, one of the partner restaurants. Amongst stories of food and family, Cyrus taught the group – which included Anjali Patak – how to cook a paneer in gravy made with milk, green raisins and cashew nuts and goats meat shami kebabs. The paneer was accompanied by perfectly fluffy, spiced pilau rice.
Cyrus is truly a master at his craft, although he is adamant that even after 2,000 years of cooking he would only have just scratched the surface of Indian cuisine. With hilarious cracks such as ‘anything green on the plate is a fungal infection’, it was a great morning of tantalising aromas and delicious food. Since the event Cyrus has been awarded the prestigious special award at this year’s Craft Guild of Chefs awards.
For more information about Curry For Change and how to get involved, please visit www.find-your-feet.org