12 homemade curry recipes to put some fire in your belly

From slow-cooked beef swimming in a rich, aromatic sauce to tender lamb teeming with punchy flavours, when it comes to curry, there’s something for everyone.  In fact, its versatility is one of the many reasons why we love making curry.

We’ve rounded up our favourite homemade curry recipes to help spice up your cooking repertoire. As always, do let us know in the comments if you’ve tried one yourself.

12 homemade curry recipes to put some fire in your belly

1.  Spicy lamb kofta curry

A recipe for when you’re looking to impress; the punchy meatballs in this dish bring together a handful of big-hit spices, including turmeric, ginger and cumin, to create a smashing lamb curry.

If you’re more into your kormas, check out our lamb curry recipes here.

lamb kofte curry

2. First class beef curry

Good things come to those who wait. Slow-cooked beef, with its tender, tear-apart texture, is paired with warming aromas, thanks to the addition of cardamom and garam masala. A curry after your own heart.

Discover more beef curry recipes, including vindaloo, coconut madras and a Thai green curry, here.

beef curry

3. Meen moilee (Keralan fish curry)

Ginger, green chilli and turmeric achieve a vibrant trio of aromatic flavours in this curry which has been paired beautifully with crisped sea bass. A treat-yourself, elegant dinner like no other.

Find more pleasing fish curry recipes here.

keralan fish curry

4. The ultimate Thai green curry

We like to think this classic Thai green curry recipe, laden with fresh green beans, sugar snap peas, beansprouts and garnished with crispy fried onions, never lets anyone down. Serve with a light, hoppy beer and you’ve got a meal fit for royalty.

If you like this sound of this, take a look at our Thai curry collection.

Thai green curry

5. Mughlai paneer kofta curry 

Potato and cheese – is there really a better combination? You can’t go wrong with a paneer; we suggest serving these cheesy potato and nut dumplings with rotis to soak up the fragrant sauce.

Forgo meat with more cracking vegetarian curry recipes.

paneer kofta curry

6. Sweet potato and chickpea curry

Our ever-popular sweet potato and chickpea curry is a dish to feed the masses. All the ingredients are cooked in one-pot, it happens to be vegan, can easily be adapted to feed more people AND it tastes absolutely fabulous.

Love a chickpea curry? Try this quick paneer and chickpea dish for a quick-fix dinner.

sweet potato and chickpea curry

7. Chargrilled chicken tikka with spicy yogurt

This chargrilled chicken dish offers an impressive depth of flavour as the chicken has been pre-marinated in spices including cayenne pepper, turmeric, paprika and fresh ginger. A punchy curry recipe that’s a cut above the rest.

If you’re up for discovering more bold chicken curry recipes, look no further.

chargrilled chicken tikka

8. Lamb rogan josh

A classic, easy-to-make curry offering deliciously tender meat, what could be better? This lamb rogan josh is ready in under 30 minutes but doesn’t hold back on big flavours, making it a satisfying, family-feeding dinner (if they can handle the heat).

lamb rogan josh

9. Beef massaman curry

Slow-cooked beef, simmered in coconut milk for over 3 hours until seriously tender, has been stirred through a punchy curry paste and served with roasted peanuts and crispy onions… need we say more? We’ll never tire of curry when it looks and tastes this good.

massaman curry

10. Spicy salmon and aubergine curry

A wonderfully creamy salmon and aubergine curry, taken to the next level with an added kick of Gochujang, a delicious Korean fermented chilli paste.

salmon curry

11. Thai green prawn curry

Spice up your life with this Thai green prawn curry; you’ll be impressed by the bold flavours it brings within the small amount of time it takes to make.

prawn curry

12. Chana masala

Here’s a crowd-pleasing curry which doesn’t miss out on meaty textures and flavours. This veggie recipe embraces a punchy mix of spices (think chilli, ginger, cumin and turmeric), a kick of tangy flavour and a finishing dose of creamy yogurt. Irresistible.

chana masala

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