Are you sick of buying ready-made supermarket curry sauces, buying some pre-made poppadoms, supermarket’s own brand’s microwave basmati rice and calling it your curry night? Or are you constantly ordering the same curry dishes for your takeaway nights and you’re after something new? Are you tired of conventional curry dishes like Korma, Tikka Masala, Rogan Josh, or even Katsu curry? If you fancy treating yourself to a curry dish, at least do it properly.
Here are some curry dishes that you should know about.
1. Goan Fish Curry
When it comes to curry, it is typical that your go-to option is something to do with chicken, beef, lamb or even veggie. But this coconut, hot sour fish flavoured dish is about to change your mind. This is a Portuguese influenced curry so it is full of flavour and rich with history. This is a perfect curry dish if you don’t like super spicy curries but still want the curry flavour. The creamy coconut sauce gives the curry dish a unique tangy flavour that is rare. This is a dish you have to try if you want to be adventurous! Also, this fish curry dish is also low in calories with each portion containing only about 500 calories! This is an amazing option if you’re looking for a healthier curry option. This is literally the best curry for you if you’re trying to be healthy but still craving the warm and aromatic curry flavours!
2. Massaman Curry
This warm and sweet curry is a relatively mild Thai curry. It has a unique taste since it has spices like cardamom, cinnamon and star anise which are ingredients that are not usually used in Thai curries. It is combined with lemongrass and shrimp paste to produce the unique Thai flavour. This curry is also rich with history as it has Persian influence, giving it an unbelievable blend of different flavours. The meat usually include beef, chicken or duck. The slow cooked meat makes it really tender and the crunchy peanuts with the curry makes it a must-try dish!
3. Mattar Paneer Curry
Well, you’re wrong if you think it has to be a meat curry dish to make it tasty. This is a vegetarian curry originated from the North of India. This curry is perfect for vegetarians or if you are simply trying to broaden your curry experience. This dish is full of flavours made with ingredients like peas, paneer in a tomato-based sauce. This is also a mild dish which is perfect for those who just want to enjoy the curry flavour without sweating! If you think this meatless curry is not going to convince you, try to have it with some delicious, freshly made naan bread and see if you will change your mind!
4. Kolhapuri Chicken Curry
Originated from the South of India, this curry is cooked with a special Kolhapuri masala with aromatic flavour made with peanut oil, bay leaves, and black pepper. This is a spicy and rich dish for those who are feeling extra adventurous and have a love for super spicy food. This curry gives a unique, one of a kind taste that comes from fresh ground spices and grated coconut. It is typically cooked with chicken drumsticks which makes the meat super tender and full of flavour. This dish will definitely make an impression and be absolutely perfect for those who is a lover of strong flavours. I mean if you’re going to have spicy food, go hard or go home!
5. Mutton Paya Curry
This lamb curry dish is a succulent and delicious Pakistani recipe. This perfect if you are craving for something warm and wholesome. It has a thick broth cooked with trotters which helps the dish to gain some strong flavours. Since this curry dish is traditionally slow cooked overnight for at least 5-6 hours, this dish is going to give your taste buds an amazing journey!
6. Jalfrenzi Curry
I mean if none of the curry dishes listed above can convince you to try them, at least try the Jalfrenzi that can be found in most curry houses. This is an incredibly hot curry with green chillies, peppers, onions and tomatoes. This dish is perfect for those who love a classic, hot curry. This is perfect if you are trying to branch out from your typical vindaloo! Also, the Jalfrenzi has been voted as Britain’s favourite curry dish, overtaking the tikka masala! Try this curry yourself and see if you agree with the general public’s taste buds!