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The following three dishes are typically found on the menu in an Indian restaurant. Each dish has a list of ingredients, some of which are common allergens and may cause an allergic reaction in sensitive individuals (see the In the body section for more information on the physical reactions to allergens).

Chicken korma Indian food interactive

Special Fried Rice

Ingredients:

  • Chicken
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Thick natural set yoghurt
  • Dried red chillies
  • Onions
  • Cooking oil
  • Coriander
  • Ground black pepper
  • Turmeric
  • Garam masala
  • Water
  • Creamed coconut
  • Salt
  • Ground almonds
  • Coriander leaves
  • Lemon juice

The allergenic ingredients in chicken korma are:

  • Milk – in the yoghurt
  • Sesame – in the garam masala
  • Mustard – in the garam masala
  • Almonds – please note that some people can be allergic to only peanuts or only one type of tree nut; if mixed nut ingredients are used, this needs to be clearly identified
  • Cooking oil can contain a blend of several ingredients, including peanuts, nuts and soya

Prawn samosa Indian food interactive

Prawn Samosa

Ingredients:

  • Prawns
  • Plain flour
  • Salt
  • Ghee
  • Coriander powder
  • Cumin powder
  • Garam masala
  • Chilli powder
  • Turmeric powder
  • Onion
  • Oil

The allergenic ingredients in prawn samosas are:

  • Crustacea – prawns
  • Wheat – flour
  • Milk – in the ghee
  • Sesame – in the garam masala
  • Mustard – in the garam masala
  • Cooking oil can contain a blend of several ingredients, including peanuts, nuts and soya

Onion bhaji and mint raita Indian food interactive

Onion Bhaji and Mint Raita

Ingredients:

Onion bhaji

  • Onion
  • Coriander seeds
  • Cumin seeds
  • Chilli flakes
  • Plain flour
  • Baking powder
  • Vegetable oil

Mint raita

  • Plain yoghurt
  • Mint

The allergenic ingredients in onion bhaji and mint raita are:

  • Wheat – in the flour
  • Milk – in the yoghurt
  • Cooking oil can contain a blend of several ingredients, including peanuts, nuts and soya

It is worth noting that ground peanuts are sometimes used either as a cheaper substitute for other nuts or as a thickener in curry dishes.

Find out more

Visit the Food allergy and intolerance section of the FSA's industry and enforcement site: food.gov.uk

See advice for caterers on allergy and intolerance, on the FSA's industry and enforcement site: food.gov.uk

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