The word 'curry' comes from a Tamil word 'karil', meaning spices or sauteed vegetables. Portuguese traders used it in error for sauces served with rice and the British army further changed the meaning. So curry, as we now know it, may be considered a British invention.
In 2008, Bath and North East Somerset Council in the west of England advised a man to sprinkle curry powder on his wife's grave to keep squirrels and deer away. The town of North Curry is in Somerset, but West Curry is in Cornwall.
There are more curry houses in London than in Mumbai. The first curry house in England was opened by Sake Dean Mahomet in 1810. It was not a success.
"Playwrights are like men who have been dining for a month in an Indian restaurant. After eating curry night after night, they deny the existence of asparagus", (Peter Ustinov).