Monks discover 200-year-old chicken curry recipe

April 27, 2016 No Comments

Dry a recent tidy-up, Monks found a 1793 recipe book in the archives at Downside Abbey, Somerset with an early curry recipe. The instructions for chicken curry are among 142 recipes compiled by a cook for an elite family in the Georgian period.


The recipe book was written 46 years after the first recorded curry recipe in English, by Hannah Glasse in 1747. The newly rediscovered recipe calls for ingredients including rice powder, curry powder and veal gravy.

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