Top 10 curry recipes
by Simon Ward | 09 October 2012 | 1 commentTweet
It's National Curry Week... but give the takeaway a miss and try one of these great dishes.
We've got curries for every taste and budget here on lovefood. And if you're creating one of your own, why not invite some friends round to share it? Get them to donate £5 each, send your cash to the Curry Trust, who will use it to help charities in South Asia, and they'll send you a certificate. Find out more at the National Curry Week website.
The British favourite
This beef madras is rich in flavour, spicy and comforting. A madras is normally a hot curry but Anjum Anand's recipe will allow you to add as much heat as you want.
A dish that's travelled back across from Britain to India, Anjum Anand's lamb dopiaza is one to be prepared in advance if you can, to allow the flavours to really soak in.
Gizzi Erskine's Keralan egg curry can be whipped up in less than 10 minutes, so it's perfect for those evenings when time isn't on your side.
The one kids can make
Urvashi Roe's seven-year-old daughter can cook this delicately spiced potato curry recipe, and it's perfect for young palates.
The traditional recipe
All the way from the chefs at the Stok house in Ladakh comes this simple yet fragrant chicken curry.
This chick pea and potato curry for four can be created for under £3, even though it contains coconut milk.
The seafood option
MasterChef winner Tim Anderson's Malaysian seafood curry contains softshell crab meat, mussels, cockles and baby octopi/squid all soaking in local spices.
The more unusual option
If you want a change from the classic chicken, lamb and beef dishes, try Valentine Warner's goat curry.
The one-pot wonder
If you like to cut down on the washing up, Phil Vickery's turkey pilau is a great option and it's also a perfect family meal.
The Thai option
We couldn't leave out a Thai curry, especially when it's as good as this authentic green Thai curry with king prawns served with jasmine rice.