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Curry recipes and so much more!

If you like a good curry, you’ve come to the right place. I have thousands of tried and tested curry recipes for you to try and new recipes are being uploaded weekly.

I moved to the UK from California in 1993 and couldn’t get enough of the curries that my wife, Caroline and I picked up from the takeaway every weekend. I started learning how to make authentic Indian curries by purchasing all the books that were out at the time and this blog, which came much later in 2010 was my way of perfecting what I had learned.

In 2016, The Curry Guy blog was awarded Best Food Blog at the Vuelio Blog Awards and shortly after that I signed my first cookbook deal for ‘The Curry Guy’ which was published by Quadrille Publishing in 2017. The Curry Guy Easy (2018), The Curry Guy Veggie (2019), The Curry Guy Light (2020), The Curry Guy Bible (2020), The Curry Guy Thai (2021) and The Curry Guy BBQ (2022) followed and I am now writing my 8th and 9th cookbooks which will be published in 2023 and 2024.

Dan Toombs The Curry Guy

Photo by Mark Benham

About The Curry Guy Indian Food Blog – The Early Years

I started The Curry Guy Indian food blog in 2010 as a way of learning as much as I could about Indian food and culture.

It was a bit of experimental fun and escapism from my life running a promotional products business. I guess you could say I did just that! Escape.

As a way of getting enough content for the site, I convinced my wife and three kids that we should cook and eat nothing but Indian food for a whole year. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, Indian food was on the menu. Though I’m pretty sure my kids cheated a bit.

I wanted not only to learn how to cook Indian food correctly, but also really get to know how all those spices and other ingredients worked together. I wanted to be able to put the cookbooks away and develop my own Indian recipes.


Indian food photo of The Curry Guy, Dan Toombs and family

The family pic that went in the papers.


Dan Toombs

Cooking at Lahore Kebab House in Shoreditch, London.


The Curry Guy Cookbooks

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My Cookbooks

The Curry Guy
My first cookbook features all of the most popular curry house recipes.

The Curry Guy Easy
This book is full of popular Indian recipes, both curry house style and authentic Indian food.

The Curry Guy Veggie
This book is packed with authentic Indian vegetarian recipes. Believe me… you won’t miss the meat!

The Curry Guy Light
Not a diet cookbook! You will find over 100 delicious recipes that are naturally in low fat and carbs

The Curry Guy Bible
Packed with over 200 recipes. The Curry Guy Bible features 50 recipes from each of my first three books and 50 brand new recipes. If you’re looking for a good all-rounder, this is it.

The Curry Guy Thai
Long before I started cooking Indian food, I made it my goal to master Thai food. This book features all the most popular Thai restaurant recipes. It is also the start of the new direction I am taking my blog.

More books and blog recipes on the way!

The Future…

After writing five Indian cookbooks and one Thai book, I have decided to take things even further!

You can expect to find recipes for curries and barbecue from all over the world in the coming months. So be sure to subscribe to my blog while you’re here so you never miss a recipe.

While you’re here, why not check out some of my favourite British Indian food recipes?

Chicken Korma
Chicken Madras
Lamb Rogan Josh
Chicken Dhansak
Lamb Vindaloo
Chicken Chilli Garlic
Chicken Patia
Lamb Bhuna
Butter chicken

cooking a curry

Cooking a curry is easier when you use the recipes on my blog and in my cookbooks. I promise!

Dan Toobs and wife

My wife and I now work together on these recipes to bring you more home tested curry and barbecue ideas.

I hope you enjoy sharing my Indian food journey as well as the new direction of my blog and books. You are certain to find many Indian food favourites and curries from all around the world.

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Saturday 12th of November 2022

Hi Dan,

I bought your The Curry Guy App awhile back, and used it a lot and loved it. Recently I’ve had to reset my phone and upon trying to re-download the app, have found it’s no longer on the App Store? Is this a mistake or has it been removed? Cheers Wade

Dan Toombs

Sunday 13th of November 2022

Unfortunately the company that produce the app have gone out of business. My recipes are updated almost daily on my blog here at Thanks very much Dan


Wednesday 9th of November 2022

Curry guy app no longer available on apple store?

Dan Toombs

Sunday 13th of November 2022

I am afraid the company that produced it have gone out of business. I update my blog here almost daily so you can still have free access to my recipes

Colin Fraser

Friday 28th of October 2022

Hi Dan

Had your app on my iphone for a long time now (fully subscribed). Love all your recipes and the app was a great format. I've recently changed my iphone and now the app is no longer available on the app store :-(

Is there another way of getting it?

Best regards Colin


Sunday 13th of November 2022

@Dan Toombs, Ahh sorry I missed this before making my post before. Does that mean that people like myself that paid for the app and recipes are simply out of pocket? Cheers Wade

Dan Toombs

Sunday 30th of October 2022

Hi Colin

I'm sorry but no. Unfortunately, the company that developed the app has gone out of business. I'm hoping to find another company to write an app for me but that one is gone.

Thanks, Dan

Alan Leishman

Tuesday 16th of August 2022

Wait...hang on....Whilst salivating over and mentally preparing to make Chicken Parma from your recipe I discovered you live in my locale! We moved to Yarm 2 years ago during lockdown from Manchester and love it here (my wife is from the region).

I've been making dishes from your books for a few months now (I have 3 and intend to buy the others.....) but one thing that bothers me is I'm struggling to find decent asian food shops in the area which was never a problem in Manchester. Do you have any recommendations?

Would love to solve that problem!

Jeff thornton

Wednesday 26th of October 2022

@Dan Toombs, Love the book. Have you heard of chili paneer and chili beancurd? Not the Indian version which has a sauce. My local indo chinese restaurant make it and it is their signature dish. People travel long distances for it. The chef was born in India bordering China. He speaks both languages and looks Chinese.

Dan Toombs

Monday 22nd of August 2022

Great to hear you are local. There are loads of Asian shops in Middlesbrough. We mostly go to Kashmiri's on Abbingdon Road which is great. Thanks for buying my books. Dan

Jan Sime

Tuesday 26th of July 2022

Hello from a cool but sunny South Africa, I found your Pork Vindaloo recipe this morning and will try it out. In one corner of my garden, I am fortunate to have a curry tree. The difference this makes to my curries is amazing. If it will survive your winters it's worth having and it's a fairly fast grower. I specialised in Durban curries first. We have a large Indian community living there and their cooking has evolved into a fresh look at Indian cuisine.

Caroline Toombs

Tuesday 26th of July 2022

Fantastic and you are so lucky being able to grow curry leaves. Dan