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Recreating an Indian restaurant in your own home is a smash hit!

Recreating an Indian restaurant in your own home is a smash hit!

Wigston Fields News & Deli have been overwhelmed with the response to their latest service. Great Food Club Food Hero, Pratik Master, has pioneered a range of restaurant quality chilled Indian meals that are available for pre order from the shop, with collection on Friday and Saturday each week. This unique #NotJustACurry Club has sold out in its first inaugural weeks.

Pratik is the owner of Lilu, the award winning Leicester city centre fine dining restaurant. As the restaurant is so compact it hasn't been possible to profitably re-open it due to social distancing guidelines. Quick-thinking Pratik has developed his range of chilled meals to make use of the kitchen space.


“During lockdown, people have enjoyed experimenting with new ways to dine at home and are keen to support local producers” Pratik said. Pivoting the use of the Lilu premises has helped support our staff and business, as well as giving local people something that is a bit different from the same old Indian takeaway. We are using the best quality produce, locally sourced where possible, to craft delicious meals.”

With a weekly changing menu including meat, vegetarian and vegan options in a range of heats, there is something to please the whole family. Dishes like Mysore Chingri, South Indian Spiced small tiger prawns,and Chicken Moilee which is cooked in a creamy coconut, mustard seed & onion sauce areaccompanied by unique homemade Long Clawson Red Leicester or Stilton naan breads.

Customers have been delighted with what is on offer. Sally Robinson wrote “restaurant quality at home - can’t believe you can make mushrooms taste that good”

Of course, it wouldn't be the News & Deli without a locally made Sona Food vegetable samosa, and customers can add one to their chilled food order for just a pound.

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