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Best Indian curry recipes

Published: April 22, 2022 at 11:15 am

Want to try a spicy Bengali fish curry? How about a rich Goan pork balchao? Check out this collection of vibrant curry dishes from some of our favourite Indian chefs and recipe writers

Looking for Indian curry recipes? Want the best Goan or Bengal-style dish? Check out our recipes below, then take a look at more of our easy Indian recipes.


Best regional Indian curries

Rajasthani lamb curry (laal maas)

's trip to Udaipur in Rajasthan was made really special by meeting locals from the region and discovering this stellar recipe for a traditional laal maas – slow-cooked lamb curry with bone marrow, chillies and spices.

Rajasthan laal maas

Goan prawn curry

Make this vibrant green coconut prawn curry, cooked with chilli, coriander and curry leaves. We've used shell-on prawns as they add so much flavour but you can make it with shelled prawns, too.

Goan Prawn Curry Recipe

Goan pork balchao

Balchao is a classic curry in most Goan homes, often made with prawns. This pork version from  is divine. Cooked with chilli, vinegar and black pepper, it has a rich consistency with the spiced gravy clinging to the pork.

Pork Balchao Recipe

Bengali panch phoron fish curry

Check out this vibrant fish curry with juicy pineapple by Romy Gill. Romy credits her Bengali upbringing for this recipe and it's where the spice blend panch phoron originated. This easy dish is packed with flavour and under 500 calories per serving, making it a great midweek meal for four.

Fish Curry Recipe with Pineapple

Aloo gobi with poached eggs

Asma Khan’s twist on this popular Indian delicacy features runny poached eggs, making for a hearty dinner.

Darjeeling Express Aloo gobi on a blue plate

Chettinad chicken fry

Try this super simple version of chettinad chicken, flavoured with ginger, turmeric, fennel seeds, cinnamon and dried red chillies.

Prawn caldine

Originating from Goa, this light, fragrant curry is packed with juicy prawns, creamy coconut milk and crunchy green beans. It's easy to put together and ready in 35 minutes.

Prawn Caldine Curry Recipe

Dum aloo

This Indian curry varies from household to household, but this particular version with new potatoes comes from Asma Khan, chef-patron of Darjeeling Express. Serve with fried bread such as puris.

Dum Aloo Recipe

Lamb chop curry (Andhra chintakaya chaap)

This Andhra recipe sees lamb chops marinated in tamarind and ginger, then cooked with chilli and sliced potatoes. It makes the most of simple ingredients and is full of flavour.

A blue rusted board topped with a platter of lamb chops covered in a ginger paste

Butter bean curry (Gujarati Rangoon na vaal)

Minimal prep but full-on flavour, this easy curry made with tinned beans and fragrant spices makes a great midweek dinner.

A metal pan filled with a bean curry with green herbs on top

Mutter paneer

You can make this traditional north Indian curry in just 30 minutes. Serve it as a side dish with naan or rice.

Best curries - mutter paneer

Saag chana masala

Green and red chillies elevate this spinach and chickpea curry – the perfect veggie side dish from Asma Khan of Darjeeling Express.

A chickpea curry with spinach and a red chilli on top

Maharashtrian amti dahl

Check out Maunika Gowardhan's recipe for a classic sweet and sour vegan dahl from Maharashtra, which serves up to four.

Maharashtrian amti dahl

Home-style chicken curry (Tariwalla murgh)

Maunika Gowardhan's easy chicken curry is bursting with aromatic flavours and has a spicy kick from the chilli. Ideal for a comforting but nutritious Friday night treat.

A plate topped with chicken thigh curry with white rice on the side

Kombdi masala

Try 's hearty chicken curry, which uses classic spices synonymous with west India for a lively, tempting dish.

Kombdi Masala Curry Recipe

Keralan chicken curry

This creamy curry has classic flavours from Kerala, with ginger, green chilli, whole fragrant spices and a light, creamy gravy enriched with cashew nuts.

Keralan chicken curry in a serving dish

Southern Indian-style chicken curry

This fragrant southern Indian dish is unusual in that it gets all its heat from black pepper rather than chilli. Marinate the chicken for as long as you can for maximum spice, after that, it’s a speedy curry to make.

Indian Chicken Curry Recipe With Garlic and Black Pepper

Black dahl with paneer-stuffed naan

Lashings of butter and cream give this dahl extra wow factor. Serve with paneer-stuffed naans to make a filling meal.

Black Dal Recipe With Paneer-stuffed Naan

Shahi paneer (paneer in creamy cashew and tomato curry)

Simple yet rich shahi paneer makes a vibrant veggie dish, which is also gluten-free.

Shahi Paneer Recipe

Roasted Keralan-style chicken curry

This fragrant recipe with fennel seeds, mustard seeds, coriander and curry leaves is simple to make and great for feeding a hungry crowd.

Keralan-style roasted coconut curry in a dish

Chettinad chicken

Our take on a fiery curry from Southern India is perfect for chicken. The marinating takes time but the recipe is quick to prepare and cook.

Chicken Chettinad Recipe

Chana masala

Packed with plenty of spice, this vegan chickpea curry is great served with roti, making a filling meal the whole family will love.

Chana Masala Recipe

Vegan aubergine dhansak curry

In this vibrant vegan recipe, aubergine pieces are cooked with fragrant spices and red lentils, making a hearty and healthy dish.

Vegan Aubergine Curry

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