Indian recipes

A simple fish curry.
A simple fish curry.

From a Kashmiri lamb curry in the north to peppery prawns from Kerala in the south, these recipes traverse the diverse country.

Make up a quick midweek curry or build your own Indian-inspired banquet. Just don't forget a cooling chutney or yoghurt raita to counteract the heat, and flatbread to mop up the sauce.

Experiment with heady and fragrant spice mixes and pastes to bring a big flavour hit. Karen Martini's versatile garam masala mix is a great introduction. Simply rub onto lamb shoulder for a showstopper slow-baked roast.

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  • Medium

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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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  • Medium

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  • Medium

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  • Medium

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  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

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  • Medium

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  • Medium

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  • Medium

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  • Medium

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  • Easy

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  • Medium

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  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

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  • Easy

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  • Medium

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  • Medium

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  • Easy

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  • Easy

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  • Medium

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  • Easy

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  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

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