Super Spices

Spices-iStock.jpg

Spices, not only do they add a touch of flavour and warmth into our food but many of them also have secret superhero abilities. The power to heal, to improve and to help us feel healthy both inside and out.
But what are these super spices and how exactly do they have an impact on our bodies?

 

Turmeric
Turmeric is one of the ingredients found within popular curry powder blends and whilst it is a tasty little spice, it also has some pretty impressive anti-inflammatory abilities too. Turmeric contains curcumin which has been shown to inhibit the growth of certain cancer cells and even protect against colon and stomach cancer too.

Ginger
When it comes to settling a disgruntled stomach, many people turn to ginger. However, what they may not realise is that this popular spice can also help when you the feel the burn after a workout. Studies have shown that people who consume just one teaspoon of ground ginger a day for 11 days saw a 25% reduction in the pain they felt after a workout. This is because it contains gingerol, a chemical that is thought to reduce inflammation and block pain signals being sent to the brain.

Cinnamon

If you find yourself struggling with a diet plan and yo-yoing in weight, perhaps cinnamon might have the answer for you. It is believed that the antioxidant compounds in cinnamon will change the way your body metabolizes glucose. This means that it keeps your blood sugar levels at an even keel and stops you feeling those cravings and hunger pangs.

Cumin

Believe it or not, but cumin seeds provide you with 22% of your daily iron requirement. Iron, is key for keeping up your energy levels as well as ensuring that your immune system is ready to take down any illnesses that may try and attack it!

Fenugreek

Due to its estrogen-like properties, fenugreek seeds have been found to help lessen the effect of hot flashes and mood fluctuations that are common symptoms of menopause and PMS. In India and China it has also been used to treat arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, improve digestion, maintain a healthy metabolism, cure skin problems (wounds, rashes and boils), treat sore throat, and cure acid reflux. So a definite all rounder.

Black Salt (Kala Namak)
This special salt is found in the Himalayan mountain ranges and has some excellent health benefits that you should know about. In India, black salt is often prescribed for patients with high blood pressure or those who require a low-salt diet. Why? Because black salt is low on sodium, and so doesn’t raise the blood pressure like normal salt does.

Advertisements

Curry Karaoke

NIRTHDAY

 

Did you know that here at Cafe India we offer amazing curry karaoke nights? Fusing our authentic and delicious cuisine with a fun party atmosphere its the perfect way to celebrate any occasion.

Our fantastic 3 course big buffet includes your Cafe India favourites; curries, pakoras, starters, salad bar, cakes all the accompaniments and many more. Theres something for everyone. Is there anyone in your party not keen on Indian food? No problem. We can make fresh European and Chinese dishes too.

Karaoke and music all night our parties will keep you entertained throughout. Private function suites are available or there are sharing options for that extra atmosphere if you have a small party.

There is a minimum of 15 people required to book, for 15 – 20 people the price is only £26.95 but or 20 or more guests only £20.95 per person! With a deposit of £10 per head, your booking is secured and you can book in as far in advance as you like.

Whatever the occasion, birthdays, hen party, stag do, anniversaries, Asian parties, corporate events, staff nights out or maybe you and some friends want to get together and have a great night out. We promise you a fantastic night out!

IMG_9619.jpg

Here are some reviews from our part goers;

Jackie Collie
5 star – Google Review 

“Had a fab night on Saturday 26th Jan celebrating my husband’s 50th…food was lovely and plenty of it…the karaoke was a good night…thank you for ur hospitality…”

Niamh Mary Cameron

5 star – Facebook Review

“A massive thank you to cafe India for holding my 21st! An amazing evening had by all, the staff were outstanding, the food was fantastic, couldn’t ask for a better evening!!! Thank you so so much again!”

 

Douglas Wilson

5 star – Facebook Review

“We were in the private function room downstairs, staff wonderful, the buffet that was provided was excellent and more than enough for us all, for even seconds and thirds some of the nicest curries I Have had in a while, keep up the good work”

 

PARTY PHOTO

party

DSCN3527