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The Curry Guy Light Cookbook

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The Curry Guy Light Cookbook

Over 100 new recipes that just happen to be light!

I have included photos from ‘The Curry Guy Light’ and a recipe index below.

Many of you have asked what is in my new cookbook ‘The Curry Guy Light’. As I write this, the publication date is less than a month away, so I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you all about it.

First, ‘The Curry Guy Light’ is not a diet cookbook. I hate diets but enjoy eating well. In this new book, you are going to find over 100 new recipes that are good for you and low in calories, fat and carbs!

The majority of the new recipes are good for you because they just are. I visited Indian several times while researching for this cookbook and brought back some amazing recipes.

When you try them, you’ll know you aren’t eating diet food. These recipes may be light but you won’t feel like you’re missing out on anything because the recipes are shown just as I learned them.

They are delicious. Thanks to the help of some awesome chefs I met while in India, you are going to be eating light and very well too.

I started writing the book featuring mainly authentic Indian recipes.

But then I thought, when using fresh ingredients, there is no reason what I learned wouldn’t transfer to our British curry house style starters, sides and mains.

So I set out to develop some of those too. I wanted to give you an idea of what was possible.

You really can cook light and still achieve the same fantastic flavours we all know and love from great curry houses.

Using my recipes, there is not reason you can’t develop a few of your own as well.

You can tailor the recipes in The Curry Guy Light to your own requirements.

A cookbook of recipes that are low in fat is no good to people who don’t consider fat to be a bad thing. The same goes for a gluten free cookbook when you like a bit of gluten!

You will find that the recipes in ‘The Curry Guy Light’ can be easily adjusted to your own requirements. Want more fat? Add more oil or ghee. It’s simple and let’s face it… cooking with more fat is easier though it’s not something I do these days myself.

That is unless I do.

Each of the recipes in the book has a calorie count and a carb count to help you decide which dishes you want to make or alter.

Spice blends…

Really keen cooks like to make the spice blends required to make the recipes in my books. For this reason, I always include a few recipes for the spice blends I use.

If you are someone who simply wants to get cooking without all that roasting and grinding of spices, I have great news for you.

I have recently launched a new spice blend range. The spice blends are produced by top spice company Spice Kitchen UK. More information about the spice blends here.

Spicy Chicken Wings

Spicy Chicken Wings – Only 161 calories and 7.9 carbs per portion.

Papad cones

Papad Cones – Only 27 calories and 4.6g carbs per filled cone.

A lot of Indian food is naturally light. The chicken wings above are skinless but you won’t miss out on flavour. No way! I love making the papad cones. I first tried them in Munnar in Kerala. The papads are dry fried so no oil is used. Really good and fun to serve at any gathering.

Steamed Chicken Momos

Steamed Chicken Momos – Only 77 calories per momo and 8.2g carbs.

Forget the fact that the following two curries are light and good for you! These are two of my all-time favourite curries. I can’t wait for you to try them.

Mutton Mappas

Mutton (or lamb) Mappas – Only 427 calories and 10g carbs per portion.

Prawn Curry

Keralan Prawn Curry – Only 162 calories and 3.6g carbs per serving.

The following Sri Lankan black pepper chicken curry is one I learned on a trip to Columbo. The restaurant I tried it at specialised in authentic Sri Lankan curries, all cooked in clay pots. I liked it so much, I got the recipe and brought the clay pot back with me too. It’s in the photograph.

Sri Lankan black pepper chicken curry

Sri Lankan Black Pepper Chicken Curry – Only 350 calories and 13.4g carbs per serving

Balti chicken and black beans

Balti Chicken and Black Beans – Only 310 calories and 21.7g carbs.

I love chicken xacutti and I learned a fantastic and light recipe for it in southern Goa. If you’re looking for British curry house curries, you’ll find a good selection of those too, all made with my new low calorie, low fat, healthy base sauce.

Chicken Xacutti

Chicken Xacutty – Only 414 calories and 15.2g carbs per person.

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala – Only 445 calories and 25.3g carbs per portion.

Recipe Index

Light Starters & Snacks
Sweetcorn Chaat
Baked Onion Bhajis
Stuffed Papad Cones
Beef Croquettes
Steamed Chicken Momos
Vegetable Momos
Baked Ghugra
Spicy Hot Chicken Wings
Seafood Thenga Paal Soup
Alleppey Salad
Stir Fried Recheado Okra
Squid Roast

Light and Authentic Indian Dishes
Chicken Rasam Soup
Chicken Xacuti
Andhra Chicken Curry
Sri Lankan Black Pepper Chicken Curry
Garlic and Paprika Chicken Curry
Chettinad Chicken Curry
Chicken & Vegetable Stir Fry
Mutton (Lamb) Mappas
Katta Lamb Curry
Goan Pork Bafat
Goan Beef Kofta Curry
Venison Rogan Josh
Turkey Keema with Peas
Bindi Gosht
Keralan Prawn Curry
Goan Prawn Curry
Prawn & Raw Mango Curry
Keralan Crab Roast
Mulakittathu Fish Curry
Swordfish Ambot Tik
Kerimeen Pollichathu (Baked spicy fish)
Pan Seared Sea Bream
Paneer Achari Curry
Aloo Gabi
Butternut Squash Curry
Shallot Curry (I LOVE THIS ONE!)
Baby Sweetcorn & Chilli Stir Fry
Baked Stuffed Rava Aubergines
Vegetable & Paneer Dum Biryani

Light British Curry-House Style Curries
Low Calorie Base Sauce
Chicken & Chickpea Curry
Chicken Tikka Masala
Chicken Jalfrezi
Chicken Ceylon
Chicken Tikka Beef Keema Chilli Garlic
Chicken & Broccoli Korma
Chicken Chasni
Kashmiri Chicken (No Base Sauce Method)
Balti Chicken & Black Beans
Saag Paneer
Vegetarian Kebabi Madras

Light & Delicious Barbecue
Light Tandoori Chicken Tikka
Watermelon Coconut Chicken Curry
Grilled Chicken Cafreal
Easy Tandoori Chicken Thighs
Tandoori Lam Chops
Meat Seekh Kebabs
Corn & Potato Seekh Kebabs
Grilled Tuna Steaks With Watermelon & Pineapple Salsa
Bamboo Grilled Seafood
Chef Jomon’s tandoori Pomfret
Grilled Sea Bass with Green Chilli and Coriander Sauce
Spicy Stuffed Crabs

Light Side Dishes
Masala Roti
Goan Coconut Rice
Aromatic Matta Rice
Broccoli Rice
Cauliflower Rice Pilau
Cumin Potatoes
Red Lentil & Tomato Dhal
Tarka Dhal With Vegetables
Green Bean Fugath
Cabbage Fugath
Stir-Fried Brussels Sprouts
Mango, Chilli & Coconut Salad
Coriander & Mint Chutney
Date & Tamarind Chutney
Roasted Tomato Chutney
Roasted Tomato & Sesame Chutney
Light Lime Pickle
Pickled Pearl Onions
Cucumber Raita
Coriander and Chilli Raita
Onion Raita
Potato Raita
Mustard & Coriander Raita
Creamy Avocado Raita
Sliced Red Onion Salad
Cherry Tomato & Onion Salad
Carrot & Coconut Salad
Sprouted Moong Salad

Lamb/Chicken Stock Soup
Tomato Puree
Garam Masala
Recheado Masala
Tandoori Masala
Chaat Masala
Tamarind Paste
Bafat Curry Powder
Mixed Powder
Sprout Your Own Lentils
Caramelised Onions – Two Ways

I hope you get a chance to try the recipes in The Curry Guy Light Cookbook. Please leave a comment if you have any questions about the recipes. I’d love to hear from you. 

Graham Bell

Tuesday 29th of December 2020

Just experimented with your base sauce - spinning off a korma and a chana madras: amazing! Thank you. PS: I'm finding the frozen ginger really good...lots less prep and waste...also handy for cooling down the initial saute stages.

Dan Toombs

Wednesday 30th of December 2020

Glad you are enjoying the recipes and yes the frozen ginger is a big help! Thanks Dan

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