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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, 9th and 10th cookbooks which will be published in 2023, 2024 and 2025.

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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Ashton Wilson

Sunday 21st of May 2023

Hi Dan,

Just wanted to say how much I love your Curry Bible.

I’ve always wanted to be able to cook curries like you get at your local Indian, but have always found other recipes too hard to find the ingredients, or don’t taste anything like what I was wanting.

Since I bought your book, every recipe I’ve tried has turned out better than what I could hope for. Now if I want a curry I turn to your book, instead of the Indian takeaway menu.

Many thanks, and keep the wonderful recipes coming!

Ash from New Zealand

Dan Toombs

Monday 22nd of May 2023

Thanks so much for your lovely email. I’m so glad you’re enjoying my recipes. Dan

Jeffrey Kemp

Saturday 6th of May 2023

Dan - Rather than freezing the curry base sauce, would it be acceptable to can it? Thanks

Dan Toombs

Wednesday 10th of May 2023

I don’t know much about that so all I can suggest is that you try it. Thanks Dan


Friday 10th of March 2023

Hi Dan, when making the pre-cooked Lamb, is it essential you use leg of lamb or can it be substituted for shoulder? Is there a difference in the cooking time?

Dan Toombs

Tuesday 14th of March 2023

You can certainly use shoulder of lamb. It will need cooking a bit longer than leg so just cook until it’s tender enough for you. Thanks Dan


Saturday 11th of February 2023

Hi Dan Great work ! Great YouTube channel that brought me to you. Thanks for all the very generously provided content, recipes, knowledge and enthusiasm. I own a combined edition of your first two books (Curry Guy and Curry Guy easy), there is no index in the book so finding what one’s looking for can be a little frustrating and time consuming. Do you know if anyone has produced an index for it? If not then I’ll have to make one which I could share with you and perhaps you could post it.


Dan Toombs

Saturday 18th of February 2023

The recipes are listed alphabetically in the back of the books. Thanks Dan

Kevin Nye

Tuesday 31st of January 2023

Hi Dan - love all your books but why cannot I not use the curry hut app anymore - thanks Kev

Dan Toombs

Tuesday 7th of February 2023

Unfortunately the company who developed the app have gone out of business. All the recipes and hundreds more are available for free at Thanks Dan