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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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Monday 26th of February 2024

Hello Dan,

I am a huge fan of your curries - my fridge is full of base curry!! I like to use the slow cooker where I can so all the work is done early in the day. Have you used the slow cooker for any of your Indian recipes? Perhaps your next book could be a slow cooker version!

Kindest regards

Dan Toombs

Wednesday 28th of February 2024

Thanks very much, a lot of my recipes can be easily adapted for a slow cooker so just have a play around with the recipes, maybe adding a bit more liquid where necessary. Dan

Jim Hatch

Thursday 12th of October 2023

Just bought your brand new One Pot book and will be with me tomorrow. Can't wait to try recipes out.


Friday 23rd of February 2024

@Dan Toombs, Hi Dan, Would you please put me on your regular recipe emailing list Thank you Don

Dan Toombs

Tuesday 17th of October 2023

Thanks very much for buying it. Dan

Chris Terry

Thursday 12th of October 2023

HI, Just bought your "Bible" and a bit disappointed as some of the recipes I've been using online aren't included. Particularly the Beef Madras from Scratch and Sri Lankan Beef Curry.

Greta other recipes, but can you please direct me to a/the book that will contain these. Happy to add to library. Thanks, Chris...

Dan Toombs

Tuesday 17th of October 2023

Thanks very much for buying The Curry Guy Bible.

Those recipes are very recent and are in the book that was published last week The Curry Guy One Pot.



Monday 2nd of October 2023

Nice work! Your recipe for Kheema matar could be made less fattening by browning the lamb first and discarding the fat before adding to the onion-spice mixture. Also, Punjabi garam masala has a more intense flavor than regular garam masala; livens up the dish quite a bit.

Dan Toombs

Wednesday 4th of October 2023

All true and thanks for the tip about the garam masala Dan

Bill Manthorp

Saturday 9th of September 2023

How do I contact you, Dan ? I am in France and would like to but some books but we cannot buy anything from UK as parcels never arrive post Brexit.

Dan Toombs

Monday 11th of September 2023

Hi Bill

Sorry about that. You used to be able to use for international but it looks like they are being run now completely by Not sure if their service is as good as it was but it used to be really good.

Thanks, Dan