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.