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5.0 out of 5 stars Tasty, delicious and simple to make curries, 7 Mar. 2013
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This review is from: The Hairy Bikers' Great Curries (Hardcover)
Having produced a mammoth book on pies it was only a matter of time before the Hairy Bikers produced a similar book on curries, and here it is. Coming in at nigh on 400 pages this is a great book for anyone who has even the slightest interest in making delicious curries for their family and friends.

The great thing about the recipes in this book is that on the whole they stick to ingredients that you can find in your local supermarket. Some recipes do require ingredients that you may not be able to find without using an online specialist store. However, these are few and far between. I have a number of curry books and some of them call for obscure ingredients that would spend the next few years sat at the back of the cupboard gathering dust.

Each recipe comes with an accompanying photograph which means you will have some idea what the finished meal should look like. As this is a Hairy Bikers' cookbook the recipe instructions and straightforward and easy to follow and I believe that even the most amateur of cooks would have success with the recipes in this book.

The book is divided into the following chapters:

Starters & snacks
Light curries
Chicken curries
Fish & shellfish curries
Lamb, beef and pork curries
Vegetable curries
Curry for a crowd
Side dishes
Breads & rice
Pickles & chutneys
Sweet dishes
The basics
A curry and a berr
Great curry meals
Index

Please find below a list of all of the recipes in this book. I realise that this book on Amazon contains a look inside feature allowing you to browse the index but I believe it is much easier for people if the recipes are listed, making it easier for them to decide if this is a book they would like to purchase or not.

Starters & snacks:
Masala poppadums
King prawn pakoras
Spring onion pakoras
Lamb chop pakoras
Chicken tikka
Lamb tikka
Prawn tikka
Our goll bhaji
Our onion bhajis
Samosas
Seekh kebabs
Shami kebabs
Nargis kebabs
Quick and easy masala dosas
The very best satay
Our gado gado salad
Salt and pepper squid
Prawns on puri

Light curries:
South Indian masala fish curry
Grilled masala sardines
Masala roasted chicken
Light chicken korma
Very easy Thai chicken and coconut curry
Vietnamese-style chicken
Indonesian beef curry

Chicken curries:
Creamy chicken korma
Tandoori chicken
Chicken jalfrezi
Chicken makhani
Chicken tikka masala
Very good balti chicken
Quick chicken pilau
Quick chicken madras
Malaysian chicken
Thai green chicken curry
Japanese chicken katsu curry
Filipino spicy curry
Rajasthani kesar murg
Massaman duck curry

Fish & shellfish curries:
Simple mussels
South Indian prawn curry
Keralan king prawn curry
Sri Lankan crab curry
Keralan fish molee
Bengali fish curry
Southeast Asian prawn curry
Thai sea bass fishcakes
Spiced fish curry
Penang fish curry
Goan fish curry

Lamb, beef and pork curries:
All-in-one lamb dhansak
Lamb pasanda
Lamb biryani in a sealed pot
Lamb vindaloo
Lamb dopiaza
Spiced lamb
Lamb kofta curry
Traditional lamb saag
Jamaican lamb curry
Keema lamb curry
Sizzling beef balti
Beef phall
Extra-special beef biryani
Dry keralan beef curry
Vietnamese pork curry
Singapore noodles
Sticky pork curry
Pork curry with a kick
South African bunny chow

Vegetable curries:
Vegetable coconut curry
Crunchy palak paneer
Mutter paneer
Channa masala
Sambar
Mixed vegetable thoran
Pad Thai
Kidney bean curry
Lentil and vegetable curry
Curried eggs

Curry for a crowd:
Beef rendang
Lamb rogan josh
Chicken curry for a crowd
Creamy Kashmiri chicken curry
Vegetable biryani

Side dishes:
Masala potaotes
Saag aloo
Aloo gobi
Aubergine and tomato curry
Afghan aubergines
Si's bhindi bhaji
Green beans with coconut
Great basic dhal
All-in-one split pea dhal
Masoor dhal
Marvellous mooli salad
Red onion, orange and pomegranate salad
Asian greens with ginger
Stir-fried mushrooms and greens

Breads and rice:
Chapatis
Naan bread
Keema naan
Peshwari naan
Keralan parathas
Vegetable stuffed parathas
Puffy puris
The perfect basmati rice
Pilau rice
Mushroom rice
Lemon rice
Simple rice and peas
Coconut rice

Pickles and chutneys:
The very best mango chutney
Lime pickle
Fresh onion and tomato relish
Coconut and coriander chutney
Aubergine pickle
Hot chilli pickle
Cucumber raita
Fresh coriander chutney
Home-made yoghurt
Chip chop curry sauce

Sweet dishes:
Spiced poached pears
Rhubarb and vanilla freeze
Coconut sticky rice
Lemon and lime sorbet
Easiest-ever mango sorbet
Tropical fruit salad
Pistachio meringues
Coconut ice cream
Mango ripple fool
Toffee bananas
Pineapple fritters
Chilli chocolate pots
Pistachio and rose kulfi
Shrikhand with grapes
Sticky chilli ginger sponge with toffee sauce
Lemon and passion fruit possets
Mango and lime lassi
Banana and cardomom lassi

I would highly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in curries. Please do not let the 1 star reviews put you off as those are for the kindle version of this book. There appears to be a few problems with that version of the book which is unfortunate for those who have purchased the kindle version. Hopefully these issues will be corrected in the future.
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Initial post: 12 Mar 2013 22:23:45 GMT
M. Lindley says:
Thanks for the breakdown of contents. Very helpful!

Posted on 9 Jun 2013 08:48:09 BDT
Derek S says:
Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to give us such a comprehensive and useful review. I don't do much cooking, but I now intend to buy this book and I think that with it by my side I will soon be turning out a variety of tasty curries for myself and also for visiting friends.

Posted on 13 Jul 2013 13:32:54 BDT
Thanks very much for all the work put in here. Because of your effort, I decided to buy the book!

Posted on 17 Mar 2014 15:07:40 GMT
Thank you very much for listing all the curries. Your hard work has swung it - I'm going to buy it!

Posted on 7 May 2014 14:29:11 BDT
PHIL BOWYER says:
Many thanks for taking the time to write this review, it was very thoughtful of you.

Posted on 5 Oct 2014 17:12:02 BDT
seashells says:
Decided to buy the book after reading your very helpful review. Thanks for taking the time to post it.
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