new book

I am pleased to announce that I have finished writing my new book and the manuscript is currently with my editor. I expect the book to be published in the early autumn. It is not a cookery book like my previous ones. It is a food history and tells the story of how the British cooked in colonial India and how they adapted the local food to suit their own tastes. More updates coming soon.

The Curry House Premium Area

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - The Curry House Premium Area will be closing down soon. Subscribers should login to their account for further details and to download any content you may wish to keep.

From now on, the e-book of Quick Meals from The Curry House can be bought and downloaded via our publisher Lulu for £4.98. The printed book is also available on Lulu, Amazon and through bookshops.

To check on the latest news about the closure of the Premium Area please bookmark our news pages. Subscribers to Quick Meals from The Curry House go here and for The Curry House Cookery Book go here.

David Smith - 19 May 2018

the cookbook

My latest book, Quick Meals from The Curry House, contains over 50 recipes for making Indian restaurant-style meals at home. Most of the recipes can be made from scratch in under an hour.

Quick Meals from The Curry House

The book has collections of recipes for House Specials, Curry House Favourites, Tandoori-style Dishes, Vegetable Bhajis, Rice, Breads and Relishes. The recipes make dishes that bridge the gap between restaurant meals and supermarket ready-meals.

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free recipes

Now that I have written a new cookery book, I have decided to showcase some of the recipes for replicas of Indian restaurant dishes from my previous book, The Curry House Cookery Book.

Recipe features - our Summer Sizzler spicy barbecue recipes, recipes for my Thai Green Curry and Indonesian Rendang, home-style recipes from Andhra Pradesh and other spicy features.

Recipes from the Raj - recipes from my collection of Anglo-Indian cookery books dating from the late 1800s and early 1900s. Discover how the Brits liked their curries over 100 years ago.

Party sized recipes for 8 or more. Recipes designed for large numbers. Avoid the hassle and unpredictability of scaling-up recipes meant for 2 or 4 people.

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International Indian Chef of the Year Competition 2017

The winner of this year's competition was announced at the awards ceremony held on 9th October in the presence of Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. The winning chef was Milon Miah from the Spice Island restaurant in Barnard Castle, County Durham.

Milon Miah

go to full report of the final and the awards ceremony...

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featured recipe

Lamb chops with ginger. Lamb chops are not a common sight on the standard curry house menu and more's the pity for that. You will need to go to a restaurant offering authentic South Asian cuisine to taste the delights of spicy lamb chops.

Alternatively, you can make lamb chops with ginger yourself from the recipe in Quick Meals from The Curry House.

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