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Curry Index
Welcome to the Curry Index!

The Curry Index is simple. Points are awarded for eating curryDishes whose origins are Southern and Southeastern Asian cuisines. The common feature is the incorporation of complex combinations of spices or herbs, usually including fresh or dried hot chillies. in accordance with the following rules:

  • 100 points for each country in which an Indian meal has been consumed in an Indian restaurant
  • 10 points for each town / city in which an Indian meal has been consumed in an Indian restaurant
  • 1 point for each unique Indian restaurant in which an Indian meal has been consumed
  • 10 bonus points for adding consecutive restaurants with the same name to the index
  • Meals must be consumed with one or more friends, fellow travelers or work colleagues to qualify
Balti chicken Balti chicken

Why? The aims of the Curry Index are even simpler than the rules and can be summarised thus:

  • To travel
  • To be sociable
  • To eat a lot of curry

If you follow these objectives you will acquire many points and be the envy of your fellow curry eaters!

92 .. 94

These years are a little sketchy but the following curry houses were definitely visited.

  • Bristol Cotham Tandoori - JHEH - 08/06/93 - 111 points
  • Bristol Balti House - .. - ../../93 - 1 point
  • Bristol Ocean - .. - ../../93 - 1 point
  • Bristol Sultans - JHEH, AB - ../../93 - 1 point

Year total - 114 points

1995

This year saw a single addition to the index in the form of the UWE PCS class of `95 dissolution event.

  • Bristol Ganges - UWE - ../../95 - 1 point

Year total - 1 point

1996

This was a good year for work curries with two fine entries provided by the S.T.U.N.T. (Simulation Testbed for Understanding Network Technology).

  • Farnborough - PIC, JAT, IJR - ../09/96 - 11 points
  • Malvern Anupan - PIC, JAT, IJR - ../09/96 - 11 points
  • Southampton - PIC, MC - ../../96 - 11 points

Year total - 33 points

1997

This was an excellent year for points: 4 new towns and 1 new country helped bring a massive 146 points to the index!

  • Warminster High St. - PIC, IJR - 18/02/97 - 11 points
  • Malvern Agra - PIC, ADB, IM, IJR, RH, MJG - ../../97 - 1 point
  • Malvern Sultans - PIC, ADB, IM, IJR, RH, MJG - ../../97 - 1 point
  • Worcester St. Johns - PIC, IJR, MJG - ../../97 - 11 points
  • Birmingham - PIC, RC - ../../97 - 11 points
  • Orlando - PIC, MJG, GM - 10/09/97 - 111 points

Year total - 146 points

1998

This year saw a number of interesting new entries including the Isle of Wight, Glastonbury and Wells.

  • Wells Sadler St. Tandoori Mahal - RTW - 02/02/98 - 11 points
  • Bristol Cotham Balti - JHEH - 03/04/98 - 1 point
  • Burnham Akash - RC - 13/09/98 - 11 points
  • Glastonbury High St. Neel Akash - MC - 06/10/98 - 11 points
  • Bristol St. Michael`s Raj - JHEH, SR, KF, JJ - 16/10/98 - 1 points
  • Isle of Wight Newport - MC, RT - 30/12/98 - 11 points

Year total - 46 points

1999

This year saw the completion of the Somerset triangle with a curry in Shepton Mallet.

  • Shepton Mallet - JB, MV, MV - 18/03/99 - 11 points
  • Bristol Triangle Balti Hut - JB, J` - 24/03/99 - 1 point
  • Southampton Cuties - MC - 05/04/99 - 1 point
  • Twyford - RC - 25/06/99 - 11 points
  • Warwick - KLH - 11/09/99 - 11 points
  • Worcester Royal Raj - ADB, RH - 14/10/99 - 1 point
  • Malvern Adjunta - ADB, RH, PBW, PH - 02/12/99 - 1 point

Year total - 36 points

2000

A magnificant score for the year 2000! 171 curry points brought the millenium to a fitting close.

  • Redditch Akash - AT&T - 18/02/00 - 11 points
  • Selly Oak The Dilshad - MC, RT - 03/03/00 - 1 point
  • Edinburgh The Verandah - RC - 02/05/00 - 111 points
  • Pitlochry Prince of India - RC - 04/05/00 - 11 points
  • Southampton India Gate - MC - 28/05/00 MC - 1 point
  • Cheltenham - IRJ, EY - 10/07/00 - 11 points
  • Alvechurch New Dilshad International - AT&T - 11/10/00 - 11 pts
  • Worcester Anakali - MC - 21/10/00 - 1 point
  • Cheltenham Montpelier - IRJ - 27/10/00 - 1 point
  • Hedge End Purbani - MJH - 02/12/00 - 11 points

Year total - 171 points

2001

This year saw 4 new towns contribute a worthy 44 points to the index.

  • Middlesex Hatch End Tandoori - JHEH, SH - 23/03/01 - 11 points
  • Dover Curry Garden - MC, RT - 30/06/01 - 11 points
  • IoW The Tandoori Restaurant of Ryde - MJH - 29/09/01 - 11 points
  • Verwood The Indian Palace - MJH, EH - 05/12/01 - 11 points

Year total - 44 points

2002

This year saw a focus on local curry with three new Southampton entries.

  • Southampton P.O.S.H. - MC - 21/04/02 - 1 point
  • Ripley The Curry Garden - RC, DC - 29/06/02 - 11 points
  • Central London Dacca Tandoori - MC - 13/07/02 - 11 pts
  • Southampton Natraj - MC, SN - 28/07/02 - 1 pt
  • Salisbury The Golden Curry - MC - 27/08/02 - 11 points
  • Southampton Popadom Express - MC - 11/10/02 - 1 point

Year total - 36 points

2003

The third largest scoring year in the history of the index, 2003 saw Italy provide a magnificant 111.

  • Southampton Chutneys - MC - 03/01/03 - 1 point
  • Botley Purbani - MJH - 07/05/03 - 11 points
  • Romsey Purbani - RMR (MH leaving do) - 27/06/03 - 21 points (inc. bonus 10)
  • Southampton Jewel in the Crown - MC, SC - 05/07/03 - 11 points
  • Rome Sitar - KLH - 01/09/03 - 111 points
  • Southampton Dil Raj - MC, SC - 08/11/03 - 1 point

Year total - 145 points

2004

A gross 111 from Germany made this year a big scorer.

  • Germany Ulm Himalya - MN - 09/03/04 - 111 points
  • Bournemouth The Eye of the Tiger - MC - 21/06/04 - 11 points
  • FairOak Noorani - IJR - 13/11/04 - 11 points

Year total - 133 points

2005

More excellent curries, including Southern Indian cuisine at Keriali.

  • IoW Cowes Tandoori - MC - 06/01/05 - 11 points
  • Sandwich, Kent The India Village - RC, DS - 16/04/05 - 11 points
  • Southampton Keriali - MC, Nirali - 05/07/05 - 1 point
  • Eastleigh Great Mogul - RB, KM, CM, JB - 11/10/05 - 11 points

Year total - 34 points

2006

  • Southampton Namaste Kerali - MC, MK - 13/05/06 - 1 point

Year total - 1 point

2007

  • Winchester Ghandi Indian Cuisine - MC - 03/07/07 - 11 points
  • Totton Ghandis - HJB - 01/09/07 - 11 points
  • Chalfont St Peter Spice - JHEH - 27/10/07 - 11 points

Year total - 33 points

2008
  • Southampton Cafe Mumbai - HJB, MC, GK - 09/05/08 - 1 point
  • Portsmouth Indian Palace - HJB, MC, GK, CS - 12/12/08 - 11 points

Year total - 12 points

2009
  • Southampton Tiffin Club - HJB - 22/02/09 - 1 point
  • Southampton Tiger Lilly - HJB - 27/02/09 - 1 point
  • Southampton Jehangir - HJB - 04/07/09 - 1 point

Year total - 3 points

2010
  • Romsey Nazs - KJM, RB, SSW, CW - 14/12/10 - 1 point

Year total - 1 point

2011
  • East Fountainbridge, Edinburgh Ghandis - HJB - 16/02/11 - 1 point
  • Romsey Natraj - CM, KJM, RB, SSW, MJ, CW, PF, JM - 23/05/11 - 1 point
  • St Issey, Padstow, Cornwall Journey Man Restaurant - HJB, REB - 11 points

Year total - 13 points

2012
  • Broad Street, Birmingham Bar Jee - RB, KJM, SSW - 21/06/12 - 1 point
  • 130 - 131 High Street, Southampton Coriander Lounge - HJB - 12/09/12 - 1 point

Year total - 2 points

2013
  • 10 High Street, Ringwood Curry Garden - KJM, CW, RW, JE - 09/04/13 - 11 points
  • Aldershot Gurkha Raj Doot (Johnny Gurkhas) - KJM - 04/07/13 - 11 points

Year total - 22 points

2014
  • 190 Leigh Rd, Eastleigh Badi Mirchi - RB, KJM, SSW, CJM, GO - 22/10/14 - 1 point

Year total - 1 point

2015
  • 7 Bedford Place, Southampton Bengal Brasserie - MC, S - 05/12/15 - 1 point
  • 11 Winchester Rd, Chandler's Ford Masala Lounge - RB, KJM, SSW - 09/12/15 - 11 points

Year total - 12 points

2016
  • 3-5 Romsey Rd, Lyndhurst Passage To India - RB, KJM, SSW - 07/12/16 - 11 points

Year total - 11 points

2017
  • 5 Bournemouth Road, Chandler's Ford Maya Fine Indian Dining - RB, KJM, SSW - 03/11/17 - 1 point
  • 4A Civic Centre Road, Southampton Chennai Dosa - HJB, PRT - 23/11/17 - 1 point
  • 56 High St, City Centre, Southampton Bayleaf Kitchen - RB, KJM - 18/12/17 - 1 point

Year total - 3 points

2018
  • 3 Market Pl, Chalfont St Peter, Gerrards Cross SL9 9EH Delhi Spice - JHEH - 24/3/18 - 1 point
  • 2 Portswood Rd, Southampton SO17 2WE Kohinoor of Kerala - HJB, PRT - 10/8/18 - 1 point

Year total - 2 point

Curry Index Total
1074