Now CURRY could cost more: Indian meals are set to become more expensive as price of spices and key ingredients 'shoots up' by 50%, transport costs soar 30% and staff wages rise 20% due to lack of chefs
The cost of a curry could be about to rise in the UK due to soaring wholesale spice prices, industry bosses have today warned.
Ingredient suppliers have told food manufacturers they plan a 50 per cent price hike on spices used in Indian dishes, including coriander and cumin.
Food firms say the cost of garlic and ginger has already 'shot up' by 50 per cent in the past six months.
Other ingredients such as sach, green peppers and chillies have also risen as much as 25 per cent, bosses say.
Meanwhile, rising wage costs sparked by a shortage of chefs, spiralling utility bills and transportation costs - which new figures today suggest could have risen by 30 per cent in the last two years - are also eating into profits of Indian restaurants, owners say.
It means popular dishes such as Chicken Tikka Mas, Butter Chicken and Saag Aloo could be the next victim of inflation.
这意味着Tikka Mas鸡肉、黄油鸡肉和Saag Aloo等受欢迎的菜肴可能会成为通胀的下一个受害者。
One restaurateur told MailOnline that prices could rise by as much as £1 per dish.
Sulzerbrush, Sidmouth, United Kingdom
Easy. Buy something else instead
Tompaine, Manchester, United Kingdom
BREAKING NEWS... Making curry is not rocket science,...
Orphedayus, London, United Kingdom
Raise them all they like , to dear and we people just won't order one in or go to Indian restaurant to have one .
KarenFromAccounts, Your Office, United Kingdom
Right as an indian , I can easily solve this before the mass panic buying begins (Detect my sarcasm here). Please just watch youtube videos on how to make a curry, its one of the most easiest and rewarding dishes to make. No curry powder, just cumin, corriander, chilli powder , tumeric etc.
Ear Ear, Here, United Kingdom
Bye bye curry it is then..who cares.
projectfearbegins, hereford, United Kingdom
Just wait for some numpty to blame it on Bret lol !!
RR-CC, Somewhere out there, United States
Well yeah, consumers are going to pay more because any excuse most companies can use to increase prices they will take.
pigswillybum, london, United Kingdom
Neighbourhood, London, United Kingdom
Hahaha. Oh, the tragedy!
Gen_X , Up North, United Kingdom
I make my own thanks
I_Couldnt_Care_Less, Krabi in my dreams, United Kingdom
I have 63 spice and herb jars in the cupboard. I think we'll survive.
NothingButtheTruth69, London, United Kingdom
I'm sure if you are a capable cook and have the access to the recipes the restaurant cook then it wouldn't be to hard to make.
Nunurbiz, LONDON, United Kingdom
Lol ok we grow our own
Keefree, Aylesbury, United Kingdom
The total cost of the spices in a curry is tiny compared the the sale price of the curry! Go out and buy them, even if the price doubled I doubt it would add 10p to the total!
poesitive45, Surrey, United Kingdom
I make a lot of curry and the spices are expensive especially saffron as it takes hours to produce
sunking101, Leeds, United Kingdom
Lack of chefs? Have they all gone to the moon along with HGV drivers, vets, butchers and GPs?
wazza7789, Worcester, United Kingdom
Don't have takeaways anymore. Make my own batch meals.
Barmy123, Croydon, United Kingdom
Well there you go. People will have to eat other things! So sad!
kitty, Cheshire, United Kingdom
I have a Pakistani mother in law. Nothing short of armageddon would stop her from feeding us to the point of bursting with her delicious homemade curries. I'm already looking forward to our next visit to see her. Yum yum!
Wevehadit, Dartford, United Kingdom
Oh no, Im going for a curry tonight
Luckylatic, Wigan, United Kingdom
Oh dear, DM is scratching the bottom of the barrel now. Tomorrow - air will cost more and the price of aubergines is set to rocket by 20p each.
Peter Dawkins, Herts, United Kingdom
Get your spices from an Indian grocer. Much cher than the little jars in supermarkets.
JohnBullEngland, Old Sarum, United Kingdom
This reeks of blatant profiteering ...
Bah. J, St Andrews, United Kingdom
Just have to eat cake then...
Oscarone1, London, United Kingdom, 17 hours ago
K London, london, United Kingdom
Not the end of the world.