The origins of the word 'curry' may be debated, but there's no argument when it comes to the intoxicating spices and the beautiful blend of flavours that define each preparation. Curry is an umbrella term for rich, flavourful gravy dishes all around the world, particularly Asia. From Butter Chicken to Rogan Josh, Pork Vindaloo to Chicken Tikka Masala, every bite of an Indian curry makes you want to take another and dig in some more. Some spices that are traditionally used are cardamom, cumin, cinnamon, cloves, garlic, ginger and fennel. In Thailand too, there is an array of coconut-y curries ranging from red to green, yellow to massaman, kaeng pa to penang flavoured with aromatic galangal, lemongrass, kaffir lime, bird's eye chillies and the like. We give you, 10 easy-to-follow authentic curry recipes, you should have cooking away on your stove in no time.
Don't let the idea of home-made curries intimidate you. With these easy-to-follow recipes, you'll have authentic curries cooking away on your stove in no time. Go on, make the world a better place one curry at a time. Our rich curry section has recipes for everyone - spicy and mild, including regional dishes and restaurant classics. Choose from fragrant Thai curries to spicy Indian chicken curries, and spice up your dinner with our 10 best curry recipes.
1. Chingri Malai Curry
Recipe by Chef Avijit Ghosh, The Oberoi
Cooked in coconut milk and doused with spices, serve this Bengali prawn curry with fragrant rice for a soul nourishing midweek meal.
2. Shahi Egg Curry
Recipe by Rooprani
Fancy a bit of spice? Step this way please. With beautifully boiled eggs, fragrant coriander, a hint of kasoori methi and chilli, this quick and easy recipe is always a winner at the dinner table.
3. Chicken Stew
Recipe by Chef Aditya Bal
Tender chunks of chicken and potato cubes simmered in coconut milk, with the aroma of cardamom, cloves and curry leaves. This stew pairs perfectly with appam.
4. Rogan Josh
Recipe by Waza Brothers
The Waza brothers bring you the original mutton rogan josh recipe from the valley. So simple and nothing short of spectacular, it's difficult not to demolish it in just one sitting.
5. Spicy Malvani Chicken Curry
Recipe by Chef Aditya Bal
Subtle and succulent chunks of chicken simmering leisurely in a feisty gravy with a coconut base, which sends off an inviting aroma that just cannot be ignored. The highlight of this curry is the freshly-made malvani masala.
6. Thai Fish Curry
Recipe by Chef Vicky Ratnani
This one's a keeper. A spicy, authentic Thai green curry that's ideal for taking the last-minute stress out of entertaining. You can even skip the steamed rice and serve with a portion of egg fried rice.
7. Butter Chicken
Recipe by Chef R John, Moti Mahal, Daryaganj, New Delhi
Yes, it's true. We've got you the recipe of butter chicken straight from the famed kitchen of Moti Mahal. Enjoy the classic creaminess of this dish with some butter laden naan and go straight to foodie heaven!
8. Chicken Tikka Masala
Recipe by Chef Manju Malhi
Packed with flavour and lots of masala, our scrumptiously creamy chicken recipe will take your taste buds for a ride of a lifetime. This delectable dish is in fact one of the most ordered meals around the globe. Need we say more?
9. Kerala Fish Curry
Recipe by Chef Aruna Kripal
Explore the exclusive taste of curry leaves and Malabari spices in this scrumptious Kerala fish curry. Mildly spiced, ambrosial and oh so flavourful - this delectable dish is sure to draw recipe requests.
10. Malai Prawn Curry
Recipe by Chef Ishi Neogi, Laidback Waters, Delhi
A recipe that is a celebration for your senses. With the creaminess of coconut milk, aroma of cinnamon, and freshness of ginger - get ready to bask in the glory at your upcoming dinner party.