There’s nothing better than a warming, aromatic curry to spice up grey and chilly autumn nights. Next week is National Curry Week, so why not whip up a version of the nation’s favourite spicy dish at home. Try a comforting classic like Chicken Tikka Masala or go for something a little different like the Keralan duck from our top curry recipes.
Beef Massaman Curry
This traditional Thai curry packs a fantastic punch of textures and flavours. Sweet and light potato and cinnamon nestle amongst tender beef and crunchy peanuts, all enveloped in a spicy kick.
Chicken Tikka Masala
We’ve all ordered it from a takeaway menu, but have you ever cooked it? Atul Kochlar’s Chicken Tikka Masala recipe involves marinating the chicken in spices beforehand for a deeper flavour. The amazing blend of fragrant ingredients in this dish will remind you why it’s a firm favourite all around the world.
Thai Green Curry with Prawns
Thai green curry has a bad rep for being complicated to prepare, but this delicious dish is ready in just 35 minutes. Creamy, coconutty and packed with zingy flavours, this prawn curry is a delightfully fresh take on an age-old classic.
Mutton, although not as common as lamb or beef, is a wonderfully firm and juicy meat, which is why it lends itself so well to a dark, rich and flavoursome curry. This recipe makes the most of the delicious meat by balancing it with lots of delicate spices and cooling yoghurt.
Indian Vegetable Curry
Fresh veg, potatoes, chickpeas and cashews form the base of this incredible meat-free dish which compromises on effort but certainly not on taste. This will be your go-to veggie curry recipe for evermore.
The definition of a curry in a hurry, this delicious Aloo Gobi recipe could be the centerpiece of your table, a side dish or a chunky dip for naan, chapatti or parotta to share with friends. An ideal dish to prepare if you’re short on time.
Healthy Chicken Curry with Lentils
Curries don’t have to be just an indulgent treat, but a healthy weeknight meal or an exciting alternative to soup or salad when watching your waistline. This chicken curry with lentils is ready in just 40 minutes too, so have a go next time you’re after a calorie-controlled quick supper.
Indian Salmon Curry with Spinach
Soft salmon fillets melt into this deliciously golden sweet curry, flavoured with cinnamon and garam masala, while spinach and tomatoes keep it fresh. This recipe is amazing both mild and spicy, so adjust the chilli quantities to your taste.
Keralan Duck Curry
Duck and spice go hand-in-hand, and this Keralan duck curry by Kumar and Suba Mahadevan is the dish to prove it. Juicy duck is brought to life with flavours of ginger, cloves, cinnamon and fortified with creamy coconut to deliver an irresistible taste sensation.
Words by Rosie Cassels, gin obsessed food fanatic, tasting London one cheese board at a time. @rozzlesmozzle