Curry - the Perfect Dish to Cool You Down this Summer!

As the heatwave continues to take hold in the UK, it's fair to say we've become accustomed to average daily temperatures in the high-twenties - something we never thought we'd say!

With the hot snap persisting, our kitchens are facing a spell of mild neglect as the last thing we want to be doing is slaving over a hot stove, so salads and ice cream it is! Or so you thought...

Understandably, when the heat becomes too much for our bodies to bear, we naturally begin to crave cool refreshments like ice lollies and cold drinks. But did you know that this is not the best fix for your rising temperatures? In fact, it's quite the opposite!

Spicy foods such as curry are the secret but satisfying coolant we all need this summer and here's why: spicy foods make you sweat and sweating cools you down! By enjoying a spicy curry you're raising your internal temperature which causes you to sweat, which then evaporates to make you feel cooler.

Here are three recipes rich in spices to carry you through this season's heatwave - you can thank us later!

Spicy Indian Bombay Potatoes - recipe by The Spruce Eats

This spicy Indian Bombay potato recipe is an easy vegetarian and vegan dish that really packs the heat with five green chillies. Cooked in mustard oil, these potatoes provide that little extra burst of authentic Indian flavour!

Spicy Bombay Potatoes

Spicy Indian Masoor Dhal - recipe by All Recipes

This fiery blend of red lentils and explosive spices is the perfect dish to start your meal or to showcase as the main event! Not only is it quick and easy to make but the spicy flavours are sure to keep you cool on a hot day.

Spicy Dhal

Fire Chicken
- recipe by Savory and Sweet Food

Chicken marinated in an Indian-spiced batter with a crunchy, crispy texture. Accompanied by a spicy mayonnaise sweetened with honey and sweet chilli sauce, then kicked up a notch with red chilli powder! A truly irresistible dish.

Fire Chicken

Remember to tag us on social media if you decide to try any of these recipes out, but if you can't bring yourself to cook then join us at Anoki to have a spicy feast prepared just for you! Head to to make a reservation.

You can also pick up Anoki's fine Indian cuisine from our Express range of ready meals! Available to pick up daily from 3pm at any Anoki restaurant, then reheat in the microwave at home for just 3 minutes. View the Express range menu here.

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