There are a wide range of Indian dishes that make a great entree including pakoras, curry puffs, samosas and kebabs.
Samosas are a great Indian appetiser that can be easily made. This recipe uses beef, potato and peas but can be easily adapted to be vegetarian.
Succulent prawns are sauteed with diced onion and freshly grated coconut in hot oil. Seasoned with turmeric, cayenne pepper and salt. Easy and ready in no time.
Pakoras are a traditional Indian appetizer of vegetables deep fried in a thick seasoned chickpea flour batter, then served with flavoured yoghurt.
Red lentils are surprisingly convenient. They require no presoaking and cook up quickly in just 20 minutes. In this recipe, lentils are flavoured with onions, garlic and spices, garnished with yoghurt and spring onions.
Pokoras are a great starter to an Indian meal and can be made with any vegetable but eggplant is my favourite. Serve with a yoghurt based mint and coriander sauce.