A BOSS wants to serve a curry for Wimbledon – made from strawberries.
Yogesh Datta said that customers who have tried his fruity Indian dish think it’s an ace.
Strawberries are famously dipped in cream for ardent tennis fans during the two-week Wimbledon season.
But experts say that in India, where fruit is often the basis of a spicy dinner, it would not be uncommon to add them to a spicy curry instead.
Food writer Sejal Sukhadwala said: “If a strawberry curry sounds unusual, it isn’t.
It’s a British take on a long tradition of fresh fruit curries that are rarely served in Indian restaurants abroad and little known outside family homes.”
She continued, “In various regions of India, one can find those made from pineapples, mangoes, guavas, watermelons, jackfruit, grapes, apples and even orange peel.
“Banana curries are also a great excuse to use up overripe fruit.”
Swiss-trained chef Yogesh developed the ‘Strawberry Curry’ after moving to London.
The strawberries are halved and added late to the rest of the dish – right after the cream, of course.
Yogesh put it on his summer menu while managing The Painted Heron restaurant in Chelsea, west London.
The chef, who has over 35 years’ experience in India, Dubai and London, says it was a hit with guests.
The restaurant has since closed but Yogesh hopes his recipe can return ahead of next month’s tournament.
He said: “This is not a gimmick.
“It became an instant hit with customers and became a staple on the main menu over the summer.
“I hope to be able to make this dish again in the future.”
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