Curry recipes that can you make at home, including Rick Stein's cod curry, the Hairy Bikers' king prawn curry and ever popular Thai green curry among the recipes that are so much better homemade.
The thought of making a curry from scratch for the first time might seem daunting, but it's actually quick and easy to put together a delicious and fragrant curry, whether you're looking to make a no-fuss midweek meal or you're expecting a crowd at the weekend.
Curries take many forms and originated in South Asia and Southeast Asia, with each region having its own variation on classic dishes, from India to Thailand, Sri Lanka and beyond.
The base for making curry paste is similar in many recipes so once you have bought the spices, you'll have them to use time and time again, adjusting the flavours and ingredients once you're confident in making your favourite recipes. Hold back on some of the spice if you don't like it hot, and vice versa if you love a meal with a kick. Swap vegetables depending on what you have in the fridge. It's hard to go wrong. Many curries start with a simple base of onion, garlic and ginger, to which you can add a mix of spices, from fennel seeds that release an instant aroma to ground cumin, coriander and vivid tumeric, much-loved by nutritionists for its superfood status.
The key ingredients can vary. Curry recipes can be made with chicken, beef or lamb, or are based around seafood such as fish or prawns, or are vegetarian, using potato, lentils or even eggs as a staple ingredient, which makes a filling but healthier option. Whatever you pick, pair with naan bread or basmati rice for a wonderful meal that will fill your kitchen with the aroma of warm spices.
Our pick of easy curry recipes will fill your kitchen with warm spices, whether you go for a meat, fish or vegetarian option. Look out for lighter recipes, including alightened up chicken korma. Feel free to experiment with ingredients if you don't have everything in, but once you invest in a spice collection, you will be able to make so many different types of curries.
Rick Stein's cod curry recipe (pictured) is simple to make with a homemade tomato and coconut paste, which means it's ready in just 30 minutes - just make sure not to stir too much, or it will break up the cod.
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Delicious Curry recipes
This mild chicken curry is an easy, flavour packed meal that can be made in advance and frozen.
Vegan curry with chickpeas is a flavour packed dish that is easy to make. This spicy and aromatic curry contains no animal products whatsoever, but does not compromise on flavour.
Our chickpea Curry with aubergine gives your local curry house a run for its money. This vegetarian chickpea curry with aubergines would make even the most devout meat eaters think twice.
Make a simple vegetarian spinach and paneer curry recipe that's ready in under an hour
This turkey curry recipe is really filling and warming, full of veg and perfect for using up your leftover Christmas turkey!
Slow cooker duck mussaman curry is rich, creamy and works perfectly with not only duck, but also beef or lamb. It's really worth the wait
Creamy, fragrant chicken massaman curry is a real crowd-pleaser. Really filling, it makes for a great midweek meal, or just as nice when you're entertaining
The yogurt and coconut cream combo in this lamb curry recipe reduces the fat so you can enjoy your weekly curry without any guilt
This classic spinach and lamb curry recipe is 'magic in a pan' for The Hairy Bikers, as it's packed with flavour
This healthier Lean in 15 versions of a classic Thai massaman curry is full of all the familiar flavours you'd expect but it's ready in about a tenth of the time, perfect for midweek...
Baked chicken curry is a super-simple one-pot with no chopping or pre-frying. It's really easy and ready in 45 minutes!
Curry recipe collections
Vegetarian curry recipes make for a really delicious meat-free supper. Much better than a takeaway or shop-bought jars of curry, they're just as delicious and healthier too
Rick Stein shares his favourite recipes from his TV show, Rick Stein's India, including his cod curry, chicken korma and vegetarian curry