Derbyshire start-up to export curries to Spain

British spice start-up Curry on Cooking is on a mission to bring expats a taste of home in by exporting their curry kits.

Curry On Cooking was born when Nilam moved to Costa Calida and discovered unlike the UK, with its historic ties to India; curry is not on the menu in Spain, Spain has no longstanding links to South Asia.

Spotting a business opportunity, Veena gave up her job as the Mid Morning Producer at BBC Radio Derby to set up Curry On Cooking with her sister. The Spice Sisters produced a range of six curry kits. The girls’ motto, printed on every pack, is KISS – Keep it Simple, Sister.

The founders will feature on the new series of Channel 5’s Bargain-Loving Brits in the Sun. The programme gives an insight to the Brits who exchanged their UK lives for sunnier climes.

In the show the Derbyshire-born Spice Sisters, Nilam Wright and Veena Josh are followed by a film crew in Spain while they sell their kits to British starved curryholics, hosting taster sessions and Indian cooking classes.

Nilam says: “Although curry is available in Spain – it’s not very nice, it’s expensive to eat out, the right spices are hard to find and everybody was lamenting how they missed a decent curry. As a result we created Curry On Cooking.”

The sisters are on a mission to give expats a taste of home ’real Indian food’ at the same time providing a healthy alternative to jars. Veena says: “We want to conquer as many tastes buds as possible but also to bust the myth Indian food is unhealthy.”