The Hairy Bikers' Great Curries by Si King and Dave Myers and Hairy Bikers

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    • Categories: Fried doughs; Appetizers / starters; Main course; Snacks; Indian
    • Ingredients: king prawns; chickpea flour; black mustard seeds; green chilli peppers; spring onions; sunflower oil; yoghurt; limes
    • Accompaniments: Cucumber raita
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    • Categories: Fried doughs; Appetizers / starters; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Snacks; Indian; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: spring onions; chickpea flour; turmeric; hot chilli powder; sunflower oil
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    • Categories: Fried doughs; Quick / easy; Main course; Appetizers / starters; Snacks; Indian
    • Ingredients: lamb cutlets; cumin seeds; coriander seeds; black peppercorns; cinnamon sticks; green chilli peppers; whole cloves; cardamom pods; fresh ginger; ground cayenne pepper; milk; chickpea flour; sunflower oil
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    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Grills & BBQ; Quick / easy; Appetizers / starters; Main course; Snacks; Cooking ahead; Picnics & outdoors; Indian
    • Ingredients: chicken breasts; cumin seeds; coriander seeds; whole cloves; black peppercorns; ground fenugreek; turmeric; paprika; ground cinnamon; fresh ginger; hot chilli powder; yoghurt
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    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Grills & BBQ; Appetizers / starters; Main course; Snacks; Indian
    • Ingredients: cumin seeds; coriander seeds; whole cloves; black peppercorns; ground fenugreek; turmeric; paprika; ground cinnamon; fresh ginger; lamb leg meat; lemons; hot chilli powder; yoghurt
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    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Grills & BBQ; Appetizers / starters; Main course; Snacks; Indian
    • Ingredients: cumin seeds; coriander seeds; whole cloves; black peppercorns; ground fenugreek; turmeric; paprika; ground cinnamon; fresh ginger; king prawns; hot chilli powder; yoghurt
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    • Categories: Fried doughs; Appetizers / starters; Snacks; Indian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: cashew nuts; fennel seeds; rice flour; chickpea flour; chilli powder; fresh ginger; coriander leaves; limes; onions; ghee; sunflower oil
    • Accompaniments: Cucumber raita
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    • Categories: Fried doughs; Quick / easy; Appetizers / starters; Snacks; Indian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: chickpea flour; onions; green chillies; garam masala; lemons or limes; sunflower oil; hot chilli powder; lemons
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Snacks; Cooking ahead; Indian; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: garam masala; turmeric; black mustard seeds; frozen peas; sunflower oil; potatoes; plain flour
    • Accompaniments: Minted yoghurt sauce
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Appetizers / starters; Main course; Snacks; Indian
    • Ingredients: green peppers; green chillies; fresh ginger; garam masala; tomato purée; minced lamb; coriander leaves; onions; hot chilli powder
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Appetizers / starters; Main course; Small plates - tapas, meze; Indian
    • Ingredients: canned chickpeas; fresh ginger; garam masala; minced lamb; coriander leaves; mint; long green chillies
    • Accompaniments: Minted yoghurt sauce
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Egg dishes; Appetizers / starters; Main course; Snacks; Cooking ahead; Picnics & outdoors; Indian
    • Ingredients: eggs; minced lamb; fresh ginger; ground coriander; ground cumin; paprika; ground cloves; sesame seeds; sunflower oil; ground cayenne pepper
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    • Categories: Pancakes, waffles & crêpes; Quick / easy; Appetizers / starters; Main course; Snacks; Indian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: potatoes; cumin seeds; yellow mustard seeds; onions; green chillies; turmeric; ground coriander; garam masala; asafoetida powder; chickpea flour; rice flour; ground fenugreek; yoghurt
    • Accompaniments: Minted yoghurt sauce
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Sauces, general; Appetizers / starters; Main course; Snacks; Asian; Indonesian; Thai
    • Ingredients: king prawns; crunchy peanut butter; coconut milk; dark soy sauce; limes; lemon grass; fresh ginger; garlic; bird's eye chillies; ground cumin; ground coriander; Thai fish sauce; turmeric; sirloin steaks
    • Accompaniments: Our gado gado salad
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    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Salads; Appetizers / starters; Main course; Side dish; Snacks; Cooking ahead; Cooking for 1 or 2; Indonesian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: firm tofu; Chinese cabbage; round lettuce; cucumbers; shallots; carrots; bean sprouts; peanut butter; coconut milk; Thai sweet chilli sauce; dark soy sauce; store-cupboard ingredients
    • Accompaniments: The very best satay
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    • Categories: Sauces for fish; Appetizers / starters; Main course; Small plates - tapas, meze; Snacks; Asian
    • Ingredients: squid; black peppercorns; sunflower oil; red chillies; fresh ginger; coriander leaves; Szechuan peppercorns; dried chilli flakes; flaked sea salt; garlic
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    • Categories: Curry; Fried doughs; Appetizers / starters; Main course; Snacks; Indian
    • Ingredients: tomatoes; onions; fresh ginger; garam masala; ground cayenne pepper; cooked prawns; coriander leaves; sunflower oil; long green chillies; atta flour
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    • Categories: Curry; Quick / easy; Main course; Indian; Low fat; Low calorie
    • Ingredients: firm white fish fillets; garam masala; black mustard seeds; cumin seeds; onions; tomatoes; limes; yoghurt; hot chilli powder
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    • Categories: Curry; Dressings & marinades; Grills & BBQ; Main course; Appetizers / starters; Cooking for 1 or 2; Indian; Portuguese; Low fat; Low calorie
    • Ingredients: fresh sardines; cumin seeds; coriander seeds; yellow mustard seeds; black peppercorns; garam masala; limes; lemons or limes; hot chilli powder
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    • Categories: Curry; Dressings & marinades; Sauces, general; Main course; Indian; Low fat; Low calorie
    • Ingredients: chicken; limes; cardamom pods; cumin seeds; coriander seeds; whole cloves; black peppercorns; ground fenugreek; paprika; ground cinnamon; garlic; fresh ginger; turmeric; hot chilli powder; yoghurt; mint
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    • Categories: Curry; Main course; Indian; Low fat; Low calorie
    • Ingredients: onions; fresh ginger; garlic; ground cardamom; ground cumin; ground coriander; turmeric; whole cloves; saffron; double cream; chicken breasts; yoghurt; hot chilli powder; bay leaves
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    • Categories: Curry; Quick / easy; Main course; Thai; Low fat; Low calorie
    • Ingredients: red peppers; yellow peppers; Thai green curry paste; kaffir lime leaves; Thai fish sauce; mangetout; chicken breasts; canned coconut milk
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    • Categories: Curry; Grills & BBQ; Main course; Suppers; Vietnamese; Low fat; Low calorie
    • Ingredients: spring onions; garlic; lemon grass; bird's eye chillies; Thai fish sauce; dark soy sauce; chicken breasts; shallots
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  • Chicken tikka

    • Breadcrumbs on July 15, 2015

      p. 20 – This dish seemed perfect for summer grilling season and a great way to take a first crack at recipes from this book. I likely ended up doubling the amt of yogurt used in the marinade, as the spice to yoghurt ratio was just too unbalanced as written. If the recipe suffered for my diversion we were no wiser as we loved the finished dish. The chicken was boldly spiced, tender and juicy. We really enjoyed this dish and would definitely make it again. The aromas of the spices toasting were intoxicating and we couldn’t wait to try this the following day. I’m excited to try other recipes from this book after such a positive experience with this one. I served these with a garlic-yogurt sauce from Paula Wolfert’s Cooking of the Eastern Mediterranean since I had some on hand and it paired beautifully as did a pilaf and a tomato onion feta salad from the same book. Photos here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1017981?commentId=9642309#9642309

  • Keralan king prawn curry

    • Breadcrumbs on January 29, 2016

      p. 111 – I thought this was a very nice curry but I don’t think I was as enamoured with it as the authors and the folks they describe as “hanging over the balcony licking their lips” during their 80-night tour preparing this dish. I wonder whether the onion paste might have benefitted from a longer cook time to bring out the sweetness of the onion or, whether a sweeter onion might have better served. Somehow I felt the sauce was missing something. I will say that the aromas of toasted spice mixture were intoxicating and I’d definitely try this again with one of the two modifications I mentioned above. I love how quickly this weeknight-friendly dish comes together. Photo here: http://www.chowhound.com/post/show-winter-2016-meals-1030300?commentId=9801295

    • Foodycat on November 13, 2017

      It's fine - a creamy coconutty curry but nothing amazing. Not sure what the asafoetida brought to the party. I added an extra chilli to give a bit more punch and if I made it again I would use less coconut milk.

  • Quick chicken Madras

    • Breadcrumbs on January 29, 2016

      p. 73 – This recipe produced a good but not remarkable chicken madras. mr bc loved it but surprisingly, it was a little blasé for my taste. I didn’t have long red chillies so I used 2 Thai Bird chillies instead. Otherwise I followed the recipe as written. I think the spices should have been toasted to deepen their flavours. I wouldn’t repeat this one. Photo here: http://www.chowhound.com/post/show-winter-2016-meals-1030300?commentId=9801274

  • Japanese chicken katsu curry

    • lilham on March 21, 2015

      A lovely mild curry suitable for young children. I made only the curry sauce to serve with my normal crumbed chicken. I also added two carrots with the onions for more hidden veg.

  • Vietnamese pork curry with lemon grass

    • IvyRose on July 28, 2015

      Fantastic. Less cooking time on the sweet potato.

  • Quick and easy masala dosas

    • Kelli_L on April 28, 2020

      Potatoes are delicious with baby or English spinach mixed through

  • Crunchy palak paneer

    • Kelli_L on April 28, 2020

      Uses tofu instead of paneer for a vegan version and was delicious

    • greedyrosie on March 28, 2018

      This was ok - the crunchy paneer especially nice - but the spinach curry for me was a bit bland. Still, for a midweek veg tea I wouldn’t rule out making it again

    • Carol.Furness on March 03, 2015

      Made this for tea, it's quick and simple and very tasty. I used frozen spinach and it worked just as well as fresh.

    • peterward on April 03, 2021

      Page 174

  • Quick chicken pilau

    • yassoma on August 10, 2016

      Very tasty! I feel like as-is, it would be sort of bland. But I added a tablespoon of ginger garlic paste, and two green chilis to the recipe. I didn't use plain unseasoned chicken, as I never do for Indian recipes. So I seasoned it with salt, black pepper, turmeric, curry powder, and garam masala. I also used zucchini instead of green beans on occasion and it was amazing. I would serve this with the coriander chutney or raita! :)

  • Fresh coriander chutney

    • Foodycat on September 16, 2015

      I've made several versions of this kind of fresh coriander chutney, and this is a really well-balanced one. It's pretty punchy, so you might want more yoghurt.

  • Vegetable coconut curry

    • Victoria_from_London on January 21, 2017

      Really delicious

    • JJ2018 on August 20, 2019

      This was really easy and delicious. I didn’t have cauliflower but it was fine without. Would make again

  • Pistachio meringues with raspberries

    • Victoria_from_London on January 21, 2017

      Really effective for an easy & impressive dessert. Delicious with apfelmus/apple puree.

  • Lime pickle

    • Victoria_from_London on January 21, 2017

      Works great for a salty, zingy pickle (is not a mellow chutney). I prefer limes chopped in smaller pieces than recipe directs. Toast the spices gently for a few minutes. Needs 12 limes - can be much cheaper in Asian stores.

  • Shami kebabs

    • embk27 on April 26, 2018

      Love this recipe - my 7 year old helped make them. He normally turns his nose up at ‘green stuff’ but he was happy to eat the herbs in this. Tasty and not dry at all which can happen with some minced kebabs.

  • Seekh kebabs

    • JJ2018 on June 12, 2019

      These were really good - great depth of spicing. Served with salad and vegetable samosas for a little Indian selection. They would be great in wraps.

  • Lamb kotfa curry

    • JJ2018 on July 21, 2019

      Enjoyed this curry and would make again.

  • Traditional lamb saag

    • etcjm on February 07, 2022

      Enjoyed this. I cut a few corners (didn't blend the onion spinach mixture and used baby spinach). I adjusted spices because I used 600g lamb instead of 900g and it wasn't quite there on the spicyness. I would definitley do again giving it the time it needs. Don't do with plain rice - it needs something with a bit of oomph - maybe garlic rice?

  • Our onion bhajis

    • etcjm on December 03, 2019

      Cooked these a few times and tonight I think I was a bit lazy with the 'finely sliced' and therefore took longer to cook. Always tasty. The two chillies do not make them spicy. Nice the next day with mango chutney- if they last.

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  • ISBN 10 1407239848
  • ISBN 13 9781407239842
  • Published Oct 11 2012
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 384
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Weidenfeld & Nicholson

Publishers Text

Who doesn't love a curry? Whether it's a take-away korma at your kitchen table or a lamb biryani at your local Indian restaurant, a curry is everyone's favourite Friday night supper. But curry is so much more. A proper curry can be an exquisitely fragrant dish, with delicate flavours that surprise and titillate your taste buds, and the Hairy Bikers are here to show you how to make the most delicious, authentic curries you've ever tasted in your own kitchen. In this book, Si and Dave have put together loads of brand-new recipes from around the world - from simple dishes for a quick midweek taste treat to fantastic feasts for a weekend celebration. Their recipes are the real deal, using great techniques and secrets they've discovered on their travels in Asia as well as years of cooking curries themselves. You'll find all the recipes and tips you need to make some mouth-watering meals, with everything from starters to pickles and chutneys. This is the one-stop shop for the best curries you've ever tasted - fresh, full of flavour and fantastic. These are curries for the 21st century.

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