The huge number of bustling India and Thai restaurants testifies to the popularity of curry in Europe and America, but highly-spiced dishes have long been favourites all over the world. From the Middle East to the Caribbean, Morocco to Ethiopia and all across India and South-East Asia, people cherish foods that leave a tingle on your tongue. Make the most of the international curry culture and expand your culinary horizons with this sizzling collection of 500 of the world's best curry dishes.
With such a wide range of delicious, spicy recipes, there's enough variety here to keep even the most ardent curry fan happy. Perfect the classics with recipes for Beef Vindaloo, Chicken Satay and Coronation potatoes, and then try something a little unusual, like Mussels Stuffed with Cinnamon-Spiced Pilaff, Spicy Aubergine Soup with Beef and Lime, or Malay Clay-pot Chicken. If you fancy something to compliment your main course, you'll enjoy the wonderful selection of spicy appetizers, scorching side dishes, fiery salads, red-hot relishes, favourite rice dishes and traditional breads.
Whether you like your curries red hot or prefer a milder, more complex flavour, there are recipes to suit your taste. A plentiful range of vegetarian options is also included so everyone can get their fill of spicy flavours. Nutritional information for every recipe makes it easy to plan balanced meals and cater for special diets, while over mouth-watering photographs of every finished dish make perfect results easy every time. Clear and easy-to-follow recipes mean this book is perfect for kitchen novices as well as more advanced curry aficionados.
Mridula Baljekar is the best-selling author of a number of Indian cookbooks, including 500 Indian Recipes (Lorenz Books). One of her books won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award in the category of Best Asian Cookbook in the World. She contributes regularly to various magazines and newspapers in the UK, Australia and her native India. She teaches Indian cookery in various cookery schools in the UK and her lecture demonstrations in the US have been highly popular. As well as having done numerous television and radio shows, Mridula is also a consultant to a leading spice manufacturing company. Mridula has now launched 'Mridula's Pure & Fresh', a range of exotic chutneys, cooking sauces and ready meals, using only fresh farm ingredients with no artificial additives.