New members can immediately access the recipes in this section without having to first make the small number of posts that are otherwise required to access the other recipe sections of the forum.
New members to this forum often ask "where do I start?", "which curry base and spice mix is suitable for a beginner?", "where can I find a simple Madras recipe?", etc.
This intent of this section is to help new members who are new to British Indian Restaurant (BIR) style cooking and who are looking for a "quick start" in order to acquaint themselves with the basic principles and techniques used in cooking BIR style curries.
The recipes in this section are designed with the beginner and, therefore, with simplicity in mind. There are undoubtedly many better recipes on this forum (i.e. for spice mixes, curry bases, main dishes and rice). Nonetheless, these recipes are intended to be representative of the BIR style of cooking whilst having the benefit that the required quantities of ingredients are kept to a minimum. Therefore, new members can easily acquaint themselves with the BIR style of cooking without having to first invest in large quantities of a wide range of (sometimes exotic!) ingredients. Hopefully, the simple recipes in this section will help new members get up-and-running with cooking BIR style curries in next to no time! We believe you will also find that the resultant curries are also perfectly acceptable and that they will undoubtedly impress both you and your fellow diners!
You will find the following recipes in this section (You will need to make the Simple Spice Mix in order to make the Simple Curry Base in order to make the 2 main dishes):
There are also some introductory threads on the British Indian Restaurant style of cooking (and how it differs from more traditional Indian cooking methods):
- Features of British Indian Restaurant (BIR) Cooking
- Typical British Indian Restaurant (BIR) Cooking Process
- Techniques of British Indian Restaurant (BIR) Cooking