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Dan Toombs The Curry Guy Recreate Over 100 of the Best British Indian Restaurant Recipes at Home

New #cookbook 4 May 2017 The Curry Guy by Dan Toombs @TheCurryGuy is a new cookbook that offers 100 recipes that provide recipes to help us duplicate the real British Indian Restaurant curry  that we buy every week at home. A time of visiting sites through-out the UK when Dan tasted different dishes and picked up tricks and tips for the best curry house recipes has been distilled down into this excellent book.

If you have heard of Dan – you may know he has a blog @TheCurryGuy where he has been blogging about all things curry and helping guide people to select and use the spices and ingredients to recreate the best curries.

Some of the recipes in the book include:

  • aloo gobi
  • samosas
  • saag aloo
  • pakoras
  • tarka dhal
  • tikka masala
  • korma
  • pickles, chutneys and raitas
  • bhaji
  • dopiazza
  • madras,
  • pasanda
  • rogan josh
  • dhansak
  • vindaloo
  • karai
  • jalfrezi
  • bhuna
  • keema

Such a good idea, we all like a good curry, but it is not always possible to recreate the authentic Curry House curry. So let Dan show you the way………………….and yes I bought it and I liked it very much! ☺️

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The Hairy Bikers’ Great Curries cook book review recipes

The Hairy Bikers – The Hairy Bikers’ Great Curries
The one-stop cookbook for the best curries, rice, breads and chutneys you’ve ever tasted by Si King and Dave Myers.

The new cookbook from the Hairy Bikers. This is a big book and full of excellent curry recipes, including help and advice on how to make a great curry. Just published 28 February 2013 from Si and Dave.

To read reviews and comments see The Hairy Bikers’ Great Curries

The amazing curry is the favourite British food – from a Korma to a lamb biryani.

The new book is a large and heavy book at 384 pages, with high quality pictures of the recipes.


This a good value cookbook and I think this is a book that everyone will like and want to keep handy in the kitchen.

Contents – the Hairy Bikers Great Curry book :

Starters and snacks – includes pakoras and so much more including tikkas. An amazing 40 pages of starter recipes.

Light curries – masalas, kormas and coconut curries.

Chicken curry – tandoori, jalfrezi, masala.

Fish and shellfish– mussels, crab, prawns.

Lamb beef and pork – biryani, koftas, balti.

Vegetable – coconut, paneer, pad Thai.

Cooking curry for a large number of people.

The different side dishes – Saab Aloo, potato dishes.

Breads – chapatis, Naan bread, puris.

Types of rice – basmati, pilau, rice and peas.

Pickles, chutneys

Choices of sweet dishes

The fundamentals of a curry, spices chillies, leaves, garlic, ginger and more.

How a beer can make a curry special.

Meal suggestions.

An awesome book – sure to become an iconic reference text!

Read reviews and comments in the UK The Hairy Bikers’ Great Curries and buy post fee for £10.

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As Si and Dave show us – a curry can be a superbly fragrant dish, with delicate flavours  and the Hairy Bikers show us how to cook delicious, authentic curries.

In the book, Si and Dave cook many brand-new recipes from around the world.

Recipes are developed with the tips, techniques and secrets Si and Dave have discovered on their travels in Asia as well as years of cooking curries themselves.

There is a run of new curry books just published by well known chefs.

Atul Kochar, Rick Stein, Madhur Jaffrey and the Hairy Bikers.

All great chefs – so it will be very interesting to compare recipes and cookbooks.

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Hairy Dieters Bikers Program 3 How to love food and lose weight BBC2 TV

This is the next program in the series 3 of 4, Thursday the 16 August 2012 at 20.00 on BBC2.

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Back to this evenings episode – Comfort food – OH yes we like our pies…don’t we?

So the challenge this week is to get the calories in a typical pork pie down to under the normal 700.

With the dangerous fat, the visceral fat burning off, the duo need to reduce their intake of calories further and the exercise routine now includes bikes. Not motor bikes but the pedal variety. Oh dear me.

Watching the guys try cycling and it is such fun. They have dropped of the booze and are finding that hard. The calories in drink are the factor here although alcohol intake should be limited anyway. The follow the doctor on their bikes out into the country.

The doc takes their blood pressure and it turns out to be super low, they take medication for blood pressure, but no more?

In Dave’s home town of Barrow the pair try and re educate the locals in Indian curry houses and Chinese takeaway to accept lower fat ingredients in their Kormas.

Watch on BBC iplayer…Episode guide on BBC iplayer. Episode 2 is funny – yet serious.

What is in the book, recipes from The Hairy Dieters

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Episode 1 Hairy Dieters Bikers How to love food and lose weight

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Episode 4 Hairy Dieters How to Love food and lose weight

Episode 2, read about the second episode.

Read about Si and Dave in an interview and how they are dealing with how to lose weight.

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The Hairy Bikers Great Curries recipes and cookbook due 28 Feb 2013

NEW – The Hairy Bikers present a variety of their best curries. The Hairy Bikers’ next cookbook is a guide to the great curries of the world.

The new cook book is published by W&N (28 Feb 2013) in hardcover consisting of 384 pages.

From lamb biryani to Korma, pickles and chutneys, the Hairy Bikers give us their take on how to make the perfect curry.

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‘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.

Si King and Dave Myers have become national treasures – big hearted, down-to-earth cooks with a love of good food. They have written the bestselling FOOD TOUR OF BRITAIN, 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS, and the bestselling MUMS KNOW BEST, MUMS STILL KNOW BEST, PERFECT PIES and THE BIG BOOK OF BAKING.’

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