It’s no surprise that curry is one of the most popular foods in the world. Originally a delicacy from India, it has since become a dish served across the world from the fragrant curries of Thailand to the traditional Indian curries.
As a self confessed curry lover, it gives me great pleasure to be sharing this gift guide with you. We’ve searched high and low across the internet to bring you the best curry themed gifts, from practical gifts for those who cook curry, to novelty items that will put a smile on your face.
Best Gifts for Curry Lovers
Here are our top recommended gifts for people who love curry:
‘Keep Calm and Curry On’ T-Shirt
Express your love for curry to the world with this bold t-shirt design that’s perfect for any curry lovers. Available in a variety of colors and fits including v-neck, classic and slim.
The Curry Guy: British Indian Restaurant Recipes at Home
Replicate those delicious British Indian restaurant curries at home with the help of this hand recipe book from Dan Toombs (aka The Curry Guy). Many of the dishes created in curry houses have been tailored to our tastes, so why not bring some of that to the kitchen. Dan has travelled far and wide to recreate over 100 classic curries and side dishes found in the UK, including tikka masala, korma, rogan josh, vindaloo, madras, saag aloo, naans, chutneys and more.
Restaurant Style Balti Dishes
Bring some of that Indian restaurant magic back home with these stainless steel balti serving dishes similar to those found in Indian restaurants and takeaways across the UK. Designed with two handles for ease of use, these 20cm diameter dishes are ideal for individual curries or for sharing on curry night. These come in a pack of 6 and are dishwasher safe for easy cleaning after your meal.
Thai Cooking Kit by Verve Culture
This Thai Curry cooking kit has everything you need to whip up some Thai delicacies at home, from Thai Green Curry to Pad Thai. Included are all the spices and step-by-step instructions. You simply need to add meat and vegetables to your preference.
Home Rice Cooker
There’s no curry without rice, at least not in my book. So, this home rice cooker might be a practical gift for any curry lover. This rice cooker works perfectly with basmati rice that’s often used with curry dishes but is also great for wholegrain rice, sushi rice and jasmine rice. It can evenly cook rice for up to 6 people, and automatically switches to keep the rice warm for up to 8 hours once it has cooked.
3 Month Friday Night Curry Subscription
This monthly subscription box contains all the spices and recipes for a Friday night curry. The development chefs at The Spicery work hard to create brand new recipes each month along with the spice blends to make them happen. Every box is unique with enough for 4 people per meal. We recommend this 3 month subscription as a gift but there are also 6 and 12 month options.
Table-Top Tea Light Hot Plate
This table top tea light hot plate is the perfect accompaniment to the aforementioned balti dishes to complete the Indian restaurant at home feel. This warmer will keep dishes at an ideal temperature as is perfect when guests will be sharing meals. It has been designed to evenly spread head from tea light candles placed underneath and doesn’t require being plugged in. This is one way to take your curry night to the next level.
Revolving Condiment Server
Any curry lover will recognise this revolving condiment dish from just about every curry house in the UK. This stainless steel relish and dip server will compliment curry night or can be used for impressing guests at dinner parties with the perfect sharing experience. Not only do they add a touch of elegance to a dinner party, but prevent accidental spillages as the pots cannot be knocked over.
Beer And Curry Gift Pack
Beer and curry were made to go together, so this unique beer and curry gift pack is very appealing and is particularly popular among dads. The hamper includes 4 bottles of Belgian craft beer (1 x IPA and 1 x wheat beer), a pint glass and a curry seasoning kit for the perfect match. The set comes in a well presented box and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans too.
How to Be a Curry Legend – Cookbook and Spice Kit
This specially created recipe book contains 80 Indian curry recipes that have been developed by the chefs at The Spicery. There are also 4 spice blends that are used throughout the book so all you will need to complete the recipes are basic store cupboard ingredients. As well as second-to-naan curry recipes, find side dishes, breads, chutneys and more in the 240+ page book.
Funny Indian Curry Stool Chart Mug
This funny mug is the perfect secret santa gift for a curry lover in your office or family, with a bit of cheeky humour that’s sure to make anyone giggle. The mug is dishwasher and microwave safe with a vibrant print on both sides.