Winter is just around the corner and the nights are drawing in, so why not try something different this weekend and create your own Indian meal at home to celebrate national curry week on the 7th-13th October.
We have tried and tested a range of delicious Indian dishes, including a mild korma for those who prefer milder curries. This selection would make a fabulous Indian banquet, perfect if you’re catering for friends and family.
The Hairy Bikers have created this delicious Korma, a mild yet flavour-some dish, with a warming yellow colour from the turmeric. The use of fresh spices really adds to its character, which makes it much more exciting than your standard Korma. The yogurt is a real winner in this recipe as it stops the dish from becoming too rich and creamy. The hairy bikers haven’t included almond in this version of chicken Korma which surprisingly you don’t miss as it creates a much lighter, healthier dish.
This dish uses a myraid of authentic Indian spices, this dish is sure to wake up your taste buds. The base is created from chopped tomatoes and cream, creating a rich sauce which complements the tender pieces of lamb.
This dish featured on Rick Steins recent BBC 2 series ‘India’, taking inspiration for his dishes from the different cultures he experienced. This is one of the most common vegetable curries in India, often served as a side dish to accompany other flavours, but we think this curry is a great vegetarian main course, and a real winter warmer.
What’s an Indian meal without an onion bhaji? These mini bhaji’s are the perfect authentic starter to warm up your taste buds, or are just as delicious eaten cold the next day.
One of Dan Leopard’s recipes from The Guardian, this garlic and coconut naan is cooked in a wok on the hob, rather than in the oven. It can be tricky to manage at first but once you’ve mastered the cooking technique this is a base recipe which you can adapt to add your favourite flavours.
These two recipes make the perfect accompaniments to the main dishes, the riata is ideal for cooling down some of those hot dishes!
If you’re interested in gaining a better understanding of Indian cuisine, why not take a look at our Indian Cooking Courses which cover both traditional and contemporary cooking techniques.