This lightly curried rice dish makes a simple yet satisfying vegetarian meal, with the chickpeas providing valuable protein. Serve with a yoghurt raita and mango chutney. A fresh, green, baby spinach leaf salad would also make a good accompaniment.
Spiced cod and basmati rice are baked together to make this traditional Indian one-pot dish. Try serving with grilled poppadoms and Brussels Sprouts with Mustard and Cumin (on this website).
This quick curry is one of my stand-bys for busy nights. The curry paste is flavoured with cumin, cloves, cinnamon and red chillies, and can be made easily in a food processor.
Nourishing lentils are great value and very good for you. The warm spices and rich coconut milk combine to create an intoxicatingly flavoured dish.
A staple dish in Indian cuisine, this vegetarian ‘dhal’ with vegetables is enriched with coconut milk, giving it an exotic, enticing flavour. Serve with rice, warm naan or chappatis.
A comforting and nutritious vegetarian main course served topped with succulent, lightly caramelised onions.
One of the spicer curries! Serve on a bed of rice and sprinkle over the freshly chopped coriander.
Steamed chicken in a garlic and tomato curry sauce flavoured with garam masala. Traditionally eaten with rice or roti.
This is one of the simplest soups to make with wonderful exotic flavours provided by lemongrass, coconut, ginger and chilli. The addition of instant soup noodles makes it quick and easy to prepare in one pan.
A spicy stir-fry with subtle curry flavours. It's quick to cook, includes a range of colourful vegetables and uses straight-to-wok noodles for ease of cooking.
This scrumptious curried lamb dish is prepared with everyday ingredients – most you probably have to hand right now – yet you'll be surprised by its authentic flavour. We've used the leanest cut of lamb.
Succulent mushrooms and refreshing green peppers complement spicy grilled chicken in a fusion of traditional spices that is just right for a speedy midweek meal. Serve with naan or pitta breads cut into strips. Delicious!
In this super-quick version of a Mongolian firepot, morsels of spiced chicken and vegetables are cooked in a fragrant stock with rice noodles. The broth is served at the end of the meal. Delicious!
Warm up on a chilly winter's day with this aromatic, rich and golden lamb curry. It's a no-fuss recipe that can be left to simmer gently and needs just warmed garlic and coriander naan breads to accompany. Delicious!
This is a luscious, buttery Punjabi chicken curry best served with fresh coriander, naan and basmati rice.
A simple and tasty variant of Dhansak/Dhalls....
This traditional American dish was created in the nineteenth century, when India was considered to be the most exotic place on earth. The flavourings offered a welcome change from plain old chicken stew.
This is extremely spicy dish and very popular in South East Asia, especially in Singapore, Malaysia and the Phillipines. There are many variations to this traditional dish, and I'll try to be as close to the real thing as I can with my version. Don't worry, you can easily get the ingredients at any Asian supermarket. Serve with white rice and a big smile.
Better than a takeaway - this fragrant, rich and versatile sauce includes spices like coriander, cumin and turmeric, along with the requisite garlic and ginger, all stirred with a purée of tomatoes, chillies and yoghurt. Mix with your favourite meat or vegetables, and serve with basmati rice and naan.
This warm and comforting soup is perfect for a rainy evening after work when you need a quick supper fix.