Bindi in Grantham has put horse curries on the menu.
The novel move comes after the ‘horsemeat scandal’ erupted earlier this year, sparking public outrage. Bindi’s decision may, therefore, come as a surprise. However, the issue was never one of safety or dietary concern, but of dishonesty, said co-owner Muhammed Karim. He added: “It came out in the national media that people have been eating horsemeat without knowing anyway. So I looked into it, resourced it, and found it’s very much like venison.”
Before taking the decision, Muhammed took to Facebook with a poll on the idea. An overwhelming 95 per cent was supportive.
The London Road restaurant sold out of its first batch within 48 hours, said Muhammed. He added: “People want to try it but it’s just a bit dubious. I’m trying to get people to try it because it’s healthy, there’s little fat and the taste is unbelievable.”
Two dishes containing the meat were available from Monday, but the entire stock was was sold by Tuesday night. One dish comes in a bhuna sauce, and the other as a more sweet, creamy dish.
For more information, visit www.bindirestaurant.com