As well as a Friday fry up, a Saturday brunch and a Sunday roast there's a weekend curry, and a firm favourite for tucking in to while settling down to watch a movie or a box-set.
Our Curry Recipe Collection is one of the most-visited on Delia Online so we know many like them to be homemade.
Fast or slow
Making your own curry doesn't mean spending hours in the kitchen, Delia's speedy Thai Fish Curry with Mango takes 10 minutes to cook and only 30 minutes for her Baked Thai Red Curry Chicken. We even have a cheat's curry, Panang Red Seafood Curry, using virtually store cupboard ingredients, and if you have a mini chopper it takes only seconds to prepare.
If you prefer to take your time and like a curry that cooks for longer, Beef Curry Dopiaza, Spiced Lamb with Chickpeas and Sri Lankan Curry will fill your kitchen with lovely, spicy aromas that will sharpen everyone's appetite.
A great standby is a curry paste, Delia's Thai Red Curry Paste uses small amounts of ingredients, but it freezes for 2 months so a good idea is to make it in bulk and freeze in portions ready for when you need it.
Some (don't) like it hot
Don't think curry is not for you if you don't like hot, spicy food. One of the great things about making your own is that you can add as much or little spice as you like to get it to the right temperature for you. And don't forget, the more spicy food you eat the more you get used to it so why not train your taste buds?
Not to be left out, we have three curries suitable for vegetarians, Dhal Curry is made with red split lentils and served with rice and yoghurt. Egg and Lentil Curry with Coconut and Pickled Lime is one of Delia's favourite storecupboard recipes. She says "If you always keep a stock of spices and lentils handy and a pack of creamed coconut stashed away in the fridge, you can whip this one up in no time at all. It also happens to be inexpensive and highly suitable for vegetarians". Lentil and Vegetable Curry is another inexpensive curry from the book Frugal Food perfect for anyone who is eating less meat but still wants to have a substantial meal.
Use up your leftovers
Curries are a great way to use up leftovers, and after Christmas when you are trying to use up the turkey but don't really feel like cooking, English Colonial Curry with Turkey using cooked turkey takes only 40 minutes from beginning to end.
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The standard 'side' for curries is rice, so plain, so simple - and yet so mystifying to cook! But never fear, Delia will show you how to make perfect rice every single time in our Cookery School Video for Long-grain rice where you can watch how to make plain, spiced and onion rice.