Curry Night 🍛

One of the highlights in the Holy Trinity social calendar is Dorissia’s Curry Night, held on Friday 8th November, with members from Holy Trinity joined by friends from St Margaret’s and guests. As usual there were many more requests for tickets than the number of people that could be accommodated in the hall.

Following the “Poem of Grace”, read by David Dean, fifty-two diners were treated to a feast which included beef curry, chicken tikka, chickpea curry & lentil dahl, followed by a range of delicious desserts including fruit pavlova and chocolate torte.

Although there is no charge for tickets, donations are requested for a nominated charity, which, this year, was the Samaritans and Linda Millar from the Dunfermline Branch outlined the increasing need for the organisation in a short talk following the meal.

Curries are very popular in Britain and, in place of the usual quiz, we were given several “curry facts”, delivered by Dorissia and three other diners. Did you know that the first curry house was established in London’s Mayfair in 1810 and that Queen Victoria tasted her first authentic Indian curry in 1887 when her servant Abdul Karim cooked it for her? She pronounced the curry to be ‘excellent’. One item not on our menu was the well-known chicken tikka masala; some believe that this was invented in the 1970s by a chef in Glasgow who, in order to please a customer, added a tomato-cream sauce to his chicken tikka.

Raffle prizes included wine and chocolates with a separate raffle for a hamper donated by Rev. Michael Patterson.

From donations and the sale of raffle tickets on the night a total of £773.00 was raised for the Samaritans. Grateful thanks are due to Dorissia and her helpers for their work in organising and preparing for the event, to members of the congregation who provided the desserts, and to the servers who helped on the night to make this another memorable and enjoyable occasion.