I love curry whether eating out or staying in. My favourite Indian restaurant in Brighton is Chaula’s because they have a comprehensive vegetarian menu that includes specials plus you can order all the sides as a main course. It is generally busy so there is a lively atmosphere and the service is always friendly. My favourite meal is the Paneer Tikka for starters followed by the Tarka Daal with mushroom rice for my main, finishing off with Pistachio Kulfi.
If I am staying in at the weekend or have friends coming round, I like to cook up an Indian Feast. This consists of Chickpea and Tomato Curry, Red Lentil and Coconut Dhal and Spinach and Potato Curry with rice and either mini naan breads or chapatis.
All the curry dishes can be either fully or partially prepared in advance, cooled and popped into the fridge in sealed containers. Then you can just re-heat before serving. In fact if you do that, the dishes will taste even better because the flavours have time to develop. It also means you spend less time in the kitchen and more time chatting with friends over the first drink. Here are all the recipes so you can make an Indian Feast: