I have to preface this post by saying that I’ve always found it tough to make a good curry – in my experience even though I have a large selection of spices, my curries either turn out far too spicy or extremely bland. The only one I could make well was my Keema Mince so, when I found out that Slimming World had a new book called Curry Club, I was extremely excited. I knew it would have a mixture of everything and that the recipes would be easy and really easy at the same time and I was right.
This book did not disappoint and for the usual £4.95 price I honestly can’t recommend it enough. The Curry Club book features more than 60 wonderful recipes which each have a handy heat guide so you know if you may need to add more or less spice depending on your preference. For me, I always like a medium heat, nothing too spicy or plain. There are four main sections within the book featuring starters, curries and sides and the recipes make me feel hungry just thinking about them.
Spice Bites which feature delicious starters. My favourite picks have to be the carrot and onion bhaji’s, tandoori chicken tikka kebab, turkey samosas and lamb seekh kebabs.
Curries of India – This is the largest curry section in the book and as the name suggests this features the curries from India with many of my firm favourites such as lamb bhuna, lamb and chickpea balti, pork rogan josh and chicken tikka masala. You can swap the meats if you have a different preference but the lamb bhuna is definitely next on my list. Yum!
Curries of Asia – When I think of this, I automatically think of Wagamama’s and how I can make a Slimming World friendly dish at home. My top picks from this smaller curry section in the book are the massaman lamb curry and chicken katsu curry. The katsu will be my next fakeaway choice!
Spice On The Side – Last but not least are the delicious side dishes one of which I have tried at my local Slimming World taster session – the bombay potatoes which are phenomenal and I could eat them over and over again. Another two picks for me are the fresh mango chutney and easy peasy pilau rice.
This is one of my favourite books to date and that says a lot as my collection is quite large. You can easily make a feast for yourself, family and friends which is totally on plan and would probably feel more indulgent and there’s something in there for everyone. If you can get your hands on this book or know anyone that goes to a Slimming World group, I would highly recommend picking it up.
What is your favourite curry?