Indian curry recipes

Indian-style curries

Butcher Advice

Best cuts for a great Indian curry recipe

Chuck or boneless shin/gravy beef takes about 2-2½ hours of slow simmering, the result, and rich, succulent beef.

Beef, potato and pea curry

Indian style beef rogan josh curry


Beef round and blade can swap with beef chuck or gravy beef .They take a little less time to cook – about 1-1½ hours.

Beef korma

Mix’n match beef curry


Lamb forequarter or forequarter chops can be diced into 2.5-3cm cubes for a tasty curry

Lamb curry with kumara and spinach

Lamb korma curry


Diced goatmeat is tasty and inexpensive, it is best suited to slow cooked style curries.

Goat curry


What’s best curry sauce or curry paste?

  • Go for a curry paste rather than a curry sauce, to give you depth of flavour and colour without the starchiness of a bottled sauce.
  • Ready-made Indian pastes like rogan josh, vindaloo or korma are a clever cook's answer to a flavoursome curry that is quick to make.

Tips & Techniques

Make the most of your slow cooker

Your favourite curry recipes can be very easily cooked in a slow cooker. As a general guide 1 hour of simmering on the cook top or in the oven, equates to about 5-6 hours on low, or about 2-2.5 hours on high in a slow cooker.

Essential steps for a slow cook curry

  1. Coat the meat with oil rather than adding oil to the pan so the meat browns well.
  2. Brown the meat in small batches. Keep the heat at medium-high. Remove meat from pan, add the liquid and bring liquid to the boil.
  3. Reduce the heat to low, so the liquid is at simmering point before returning the browned meat to the pan.
  4. Check that the dish simmers gently during cooking. Stir occasionally and adjust the heat if needed.

Cool down a too hot curry

To tone down the heat of a cooked curry add a dollop of yoghurt and serve cooling sides like chopped cucumber or banana and sweet mango chutney.

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Donald Richardson
Jul 04, 2015 #

like the advice on what meats to use invarious dishes.

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