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When Physician Who returned to our screens this previous weekend in “The Star Beast,” it introduced with all of it kinds of bizarre and sometimes fearsome threats, from the mischievous Meep to the insectoid Wrarth Warriors. However maybe nothing might ship you scurrying behind the couch than one single joke/menace: a fish curry made by Donna’s mother.

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After we reunite with Donna and her household in “The Star Beast,” the Nobles are having a little bit of a tough time. Having given away the lottery earnings the Tenth Physician had surreptitiously gifted her with simply earlier than his regeneration, Donna is struggling to make ends meet along with her husband and daughter, having misplaced one other job herself. One space she stays enriched although, whether or not she desires to be or not, is the assistance of her mom Sylvia, who has taken to getting ready meals for her daughter’s household to assist lighten the load. Whereas we hear legendary tales of a really gigantic sausage roll, solely certainly one of Sylvia’s meals experiments has captured the hearts and minds, for higher or worse, of Physician Who fandom within the final week: her perfectly-comedically-timed explainer of what’s on the menu at the start goes sideways in Physician Who’s trademark fashion. A tuna Madras curry!

It’s one of many funnier moments in an already humorous episode. Jacqueline King’s supply of the easy line is pitch-perfect, and it’s the right microcosm of author/showrunner Russell T. Davies’s worldview for Physician Who, the weird mundanity of human life clashing with the weird, alien world of adventuring in Time and Area. But additionally: the thought of a tuna curry is simply bizarrely gross to lots of people, therefore why Physician Who followers have grow to be obsessed. Bear in mind, that is the fanbase that willingly tried Fish Fingers and Custard after the Eleventh Physician snacked on it in his debut episode. A canned tuna curry is virtually wonderful eating as compared. However whereas “The Star Beast” left Sylvia’s tuna Madras behind in its alien mayhem, haven’t any worry, culinarily curious Whovians: the BBC has supplied an official recipe so you may make it at house. Test it out under!


2 teaspoons of floor cumin1 teaspoon of floor corianderHalf teaspoon of turmeric1 teaspoon of scorching chilli powder1 teaspoon of gingerSalt (to style)1 onionChopped 5 cloves of garlicChopped 2 tins of tunaDrained 1 tin of tomatoesHalf a jar of black olives


Fry the onion for 5 minutes till golden brown.Add the garlic, stir for 2 minutes.Combine within the spices, stir shortly, add in two tins of tuna.Stir once more twice.Add the tin of tomatoes and the olives.Carry to a boil till the sauce thickens.Flip down low for ten minutes.Serve.

Though largely exceptional (maybe for good cause, this ingredient listing), the tuna Madras is seemingly a staple in Davies’ household, in accordance with the commentary observe for “The Star Beast.” So whether or not you wish to both feast on the gas behind one of the crucial influential minds of British tv, otherwise you want one thing to eat when Physician Who returns this weekend… possibly you’re courageous sufficient to do that and see what the Nobles missed out on?

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