THE CURRY SHED
We have always loved food and festivals. And sheds.
Whilst eating our way around India we came up with a plan; to create fabulously tasty and truly authentic Indian food – and serve it from a shed.
After a couple of years of thinking, cooking, eating and building, The Curry Shed first appeared in a festival field in the summer of 2007.
Now here’s our secret: The Curry Shed is not actually a shed, but a marquee masquerading as a shed. From within we make and serve our generous plates of unusual and delicious food, and with our open plan kitchen you can see and smell all the magic happening.
The Curry Shed is a unique and interesting addition to a festival site. If you are a festival looking for high quality food outlets with personality, we are perfect for you.
We always wanted to make amazing food. Not quite sure now where the shed idea came from, but it kind of stuck.
All of our dishes compliment each other perfectly, and are served thali style so that you get a great mix of flavours.
All you have to do is decide ‘how hungry are you?’
Choose from 5 options:
Hungry like a mortal? – The Maharaja - choose 3 of our curries served with basmati rice and/or chapati plus mango chutney
Hungry like an Elephant God? - The Ganesh - Have all 5 curries served with basmati rice and/or chapati plus mango chutney
Hungry like a monkey? - The Hanuman Snack Bowl - A pakora, samosa and bhaji served with our own speciality date and tamarind chutney, and a mint and lime raita.
Hungry like a peacock? - Bhel Puri - A Mumbai street food classic, puffed rice, sev, roasted chickpeas, tomato, onion, coriander, lime, chutney and raita, a veritable flavour explosion.
Hungry like something that’s a bit less hungry than a peacock? - Dhal Bhat kids bowl - Basmati rice & lentil dhal
Paneer Butter Masala – Indian cheese in a rich creamy sauce
Cabbage Thoran – Southern Indian cabbage and coconut dish
Chana Masala – Spicy chickpeas with fenugreek
Dhal Fry – Lentils with fresh tomatoes and ginger
Saag Aloo – Mildly spiced spinach and potato
Help yourself to lime pickle, fresh chillis, and a sprinkle of coriander to your taste.
We also make;
Fresh yogurt lassis – sweet or salted
Our fantastic homemade spicy winter chai for those cooler festival nights.
All of the curries at The Curry Shed are made from scratch on the festival site using recipes that we picked up on our travels in India, learning from local people in various environments from family homes to some pretty suspect kitchens in street restaurants.
Be assured that we attempt only to replicate the authentic tastiness of the food and not the state of those kitchens!!!
Quotes from festival forums
"this plate of veggie curry from the curry shed was as close to heaven as you can get in a field"
“Something spicier was the order of the day and we sampled the culinary delights from the Curry Shed- I would highly recommend the delicious Paneer Butter Masala and Saag Aloo.” Laura Collins, UK festival guide, Cornbury 2014
"The Somerset Cider Bus was parked-up waiting to greet me, and the Curry Shed had spicy veg.curries to die for. Perfect!"
"The food stalls didn’t disappoint - may I recommend the Curry Shed for a range of veggie curries" Holly Norris, End of the Road 2011
"the paneer butter masala from the curry shed will stay in my heart forever SO GOOOOOOD"
"Loved the Curry Shed dishes we had on the last night!" DaveT, efestivals, End of the Road 2012
“Out of all the choices, we decided on the Curry Shed. Three types of curry and a chapati. I don’t know if it was because I was seriously hungry and dehydrated, but it was the best festival food I have ever eaten.” Festivalmag.com Larmer Tree 2013
“I gave into the amazing smells from the Curry Shed, their paneer butter masala and cabbage thoran was gorgeous.” Sandra Pitt, efestivals, Larmer Tree 2015
The Small Print
Stall size: We have a 6m x 9m clearspan marquee
Pitch size: 6m x 24m which includes space behind for our refrigerated trailer, our 3.5t van and a 7.5t truck.
We require a 32 amp supply.
All electrical equipment is PAT tested (copies of certificates can be supplied on request).
We use LPG equipment to cook our food and keep it hot. We use a gas combi boiler to provide hot water. All of our gas equipment is Gas Safe certified.
The Curry Shed is a member of the National Market Traders Federation which provides us with public & products liability and employer's liability insurance.
Health & Safety:
We are registered with South Northamptonshire council environmental health department.
All staff have food hygiene training. Risk assessment, HACCP & food hygiene certificates
are available on request.
We strive to trade in the most responsible way we can, which to us means providing a high quality product we can be proud of, and keeping our environmental impact to a minimum. We use biodegradable paper plates, bowls and cups, recycled stationery and paper products and Ecover cleaning products. Where recycling facilities are not provided on site we take our recyclable rubbish home with us.