Totally Turmeric

Turmeric is the starting ingredient for a good curry powder, the root (which is also called ‘fingers’) is cooked, dried, ground and turned into a magnificent golden powder. It is so vibrant it is sometimes called ‘Indian saffron’, although the similarity to saffron stops with the colour.
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Knock knock, who’s there? Cumin!

Cumin is a great spice to start off with on our series of ‘spice trail’ blogs! Not only is it delicious and versatile, It’s one of the oldest spices being used in recipes as long as 5000 years ago. It’s great not just for Indian dishes, it’s found in Mexican, Middle Eastern and European recipes and it has a whole bunch of health benefits too!
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Spicing up Leicester

Taste, like smell, is such a powerful sense that it can be used to evoke new images of distant lands and the places where so many exotic spices have grown. When we try a new flavour, we are tasting the rich history of the land it came from and the distance it has travelled to our shores.
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5000 to 1

What an exciting build up to the premier league this has been! With 5000 to 1 odds of Leicester city winning the title, it just goes to show that you can’t keep a good fox down!   There have been more than a few reports about things that were officially more likely to happen than the Foxes win, like Sir Alex Ferguson to win strictly come dancing (1000/1) or Simon Cowell to be the next Prime Minister (500/1).   With odd’s like 5000/1 it just goes to show that with a lot of hard work and a little faith you
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Paddy’s Turning 20 !

Paddy’s Marten Inn turns 20 this month! 20 years of bringing the finest, authentic Indian dishes to the great people of Leicester! Help us celebrate our 20th birthday by dropping in to our restaurant and having a fantastic meal with us! Like a fine wine, we’re only getting better with age, whether it’s a favourite classic like rogan josh or biryani or something a bit different like one of our delicious dhaba’s, we’re going from strength to strength.
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Celebrate St. Patrick’s day at Paddy’s Marten Inn

St Patrick’s Day is possibly the only national saints day that is celebrated so religiously in other countries. From ‘The Dublin Irish pub’ in Ulaanbataar Mongolia to the ‘Tir Na Nog’ Irish pub in Indonesia, the Irish culture has spread across the globe and is so beloved because of its inclusive nature. The idea that everyone is welcome to join in and be a part of the ‘craic’ (an Irish word for fun and good times).
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