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Published July 14th 2011
An exotic trip around the world all in your own home! Take your tastebuds on a trip.
Hosting a curry night with friends is great way to experience another culture and stay warm and toasty at home, not to mention save you some dollars. To ensure the most fun on your night decide on a theme, for example Indian as I did, and firstly set the date. Next, you will need to notify your nearest and dearest, and ask them to cook up an Indian curry to bring on the night. Ideally each curry should be different and don't be shy about suggesting the type of curry your guest should bring. Try for a variety of meat, chicken and even fish curries.
Most people have a favourite curry recipe and will be thrilled to cook it up and share with friends. Set the scene with candles and low flower arrangements; tea lights in pretty glasses or jars look fantastic and Coles supermarkets sell a variety of fresh cut flowers cheaply enough, that you can trim down to sit for low lying flower arrangements or you can raid your garden.
To add some authenticity to the night find a CD or download some Indian music to play in the background, and ensure that you have plenty of steamed rice cooked up and some Naan and pappadums. When your guests arrive pop all the curries along the table and allow everyone to serve themselves, I will guarantee there will be plenty of merrymaking and conversation for a great night in.