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 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.
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!
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!
A simple and tasty variant of Dhansak/Dhalls....
I wanted a quick and easy meal to prepare for the slow cooker which was a tasty and economical treat to come home to. Lamb is cooked tender and tasty with full flavours from Heinz Lentil Soup, curry powder and vegetables. A hearty meal for the family.
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.
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.
Minced lamb pairs perfectly with sweet orange, fragrant spices, and refreshing green chillis and mint. The ingredients aren't too difficult to find if you find a good Indian shop. A perfect curry for a busy day, it only requires 15 minutes to prepare.
My husband's mother taught me this recipe, an authentic Hyderabadi-style biryani that is a trademark of home-cooking in South India. For a more traditional version, substitute curd (homemade south Indian yoghurt) for yoghurt. If you cannot find ginger garlic paste, crush together ginger and garlic in equal portions.
A warm, savoury vegan version of an Indian favourite that is easy to make. Serve over basmati rice with yoghurt on the side.
Minced meat is excellent value, very versatile and universally popular. It is used here in a quick Indian-style curry. serve with warm naan or chapattis and thick, creamy yoghurt.
Mince is an all-time useful standby – quick to cook and adaptable. This keema is a fast, spicy way to pep it up for a quick midweek meal.
Basmati rice and green beans are stirred into roast sweet potato and cauliflower and baked for a one pot vegetarian biryani. Thanks to Cheryl Humphreys for this recipe.
Rustle up a speedy version of the popular West Indian classic, "rice ‘n’ peas," for a delicious, nourishing one-pot meal, and give it a real kick with hot chillies if you're brave enough. Serve with a baby spinach and iceberg lettuce salad.