The only 10 curry recipes you'll ever need

Telegraph Reporters
Butter chicken and red lentil dal - Maunika Gorwardhan

National Curry Week begins today with events taking place across the country to celebrate one of Britain's most popular dishes

In order to inspire us, the chef and food writer Maunika Gowardhan has shared her top 10 recipes for the perfect Indian feast. She has included classics such as Tandoori and butter chicken, as well as vegetarian options and plenty of side dishes for an amazing, spicy spread. 

Many of these recipes are simple to follow, quick and healthy, so what's stopping you? Invite your friends round and cook up an authentic curry dinner with all the trimmings. 

The only 10 curry recipes you'll ever need


Slow cooked lamb curry with tomatoes, garlic and garam masala

Juicy lamb is marinated in a spiced yoghurt sauce and slowcooked until tender Credit: Maunika Gowardhan

Butter chicken

Tandoori chicken skewers with a classic butter sauce of cream, tomatoes, spices and honey Credit: Hele​n Cathcart

Tandoori chicken tikka

These classic chicken skewers are marinated in a spiced yoghurt sauce and cooked with butter for a delicious, succulent dish Credit: MAUNIKA GOWARDHAN

Goan prawn curry with coconut, chilli and coriander

Juicy king prawns are cooked with spices and coconut milk in this tasty curry Credit: Hele​n Cathcart

Keralan chicken curry with chillies and coconut milk

Spicy chicken curry is mellowed with cool yoghurt and coconut milk Credit: Hele​n Cathcart

Spiced vegetable pilaf with cauliflower, ginger and garam masala

An exciting rice dish that is full of flavour and texture from the potatoes, cauliflower, ginger and garlic Credit: Maunika Gowardhan

Kashmiri paneer masala in a tomato, ginger and fennel gravy

Indian cottage cheese is cooked in a tomato, ginger, cinnamon and cardamom in this lovely vegetarian curry Credit: MAUNIKA GOWARDHAN

Spiced potatoes cooked in a cashew nut paste with fennel, coriander and cardamom

This potato dish is full of spices and flavour and makes a wonderful side to any curry or part of a vegetarian Indian spread Credit: Maunika Gowardhan

Indian spiced omelette with coriander, chilli and turmeric

These little spiced omelettes are perfect stuffed into a chapatti and dunked in chilli sauce Credit: Maunika Gowardhan

Red lentil tadka dal

Soft red lentils are cooked with spices, chilies, garlic and tomato for the perfect side dish to a curry Credit: Hele​n Cathcart