Authentic Indian Curry Recipes

The word 'curry' is synonymous with Indian food! Even though, as popularly believed, not all Indian food is curry, there are some delicious examples of it in this varied, exotic cuisine. Here is just a small sampling of recipes for you to try in your own kitchen.

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    Chicken curry
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    This most basic of chicken recipes is also one of the tastiest! Serve Chicken Curry with hot Chapatis (Indian flatbread) or plain boiled rice.

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    Maharashtrian Chicken Curry is made with the trademark coconut milk used in lots of Maharashtrian cooking. Serve it with rice and a green salad or a simple vegetarian side dish.
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    The koftas (meatballs) in this dish can be made with beef, lamb or chicken. It makes a great meal when served with jeera rice and kachumbar salad.
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    I have always been intrigued by what is known worldwide as the fiery Madras Curry. No such curry is actually traditionally made in India! This popular dish is in fact, a western version of how meat curries are made in south India! Here is how I make it, using traditional south Indian spices.

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    Granny's Masala Parcha Curry

    I get my Grandmother to cook this dish for me every time I see her! It gets its name from the almost paper thin (parcha is the Hindi word for note) veal steaks used to make it!
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    Almost the staple food of Goa along with rice, fish curry made in this style is tangy and spicy! Tuna tastes especially good in Goan Fish Curry but you can also use any fish with firm white flesh.

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    This curry is truly delicious! I say so with such confidence because I grew up eating it - this is my mom's recipe. The ingredients used to make it show a mix of both eastern and northern Indian culinary influences. Serve it with piping hot plain boiled rice.
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    The tamarind in this gravy-based dish gives it a lovely tangy flavor that goes really well with plain boiled rice. In fact, that is how it is traditionally eaten.
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    There are several different styles for making Egg Curry and this recipe is North Indian in origin. Serve Egg Curry with a vegetable side dish and rice.

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    Ever thought you could make omlettes into a curry? Yes, you can! Here's an easy recipe.
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    Serve this crowd pleaser piping hot and accompanied by Bhatooras (fried Indian bread). Yummy!
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    This dish is extremely popular not just in North India but elsewhere as well. Serve Rajma with plain boiled rice, Kachumbar salad and your favorite pickle.
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    Serve tasty and healthy Lobia (black-eyed bean curry) with piping hot plain boiled rice, Kachumbar salad and your favorite pickle.