The Best Meats to Use in Curries

CurriesNow the weather is getting cooler, it’s the perfect excuse for a curry night at home with friends and family. So much goes into great curries with all the different herbs and spices and, of course, your favourite cuts of meat.

Homemade curry is also much tastier and healthier than a takeaway so next time you feel like a curry night, try one of our ‘make your own’ curry recipes. But which to choose?  It depends on your personal preferences and which types of meat you prefer in your curry.   To help you make that important decision, we’d love to share with you our guidelines on the best meats to use in different curries.

Which Cuts in which Curries

Thai Green Curry is a beautifully aromatic and creamy curry, best served with chicken and rice. It’s also fairly versatile as the selection of vegetables can be adapted to suit the fragrant flavours, and you can use either chicken breast fillets or chicken thighs.

Another popular Thai dish is Thai Red Curry. This recipe from the BBC Good Food Guide takes just 15 minutes to prepare, with an impressive selection of spices and flavours, giving it that vibrant, rich red colour. As with the green curry, red lends itself well to a variety of meats including chicken or beef.

Korma is a rich, creamy and slightly sweet curry best served with chunks of chicken, and on the more mild end of the curry spectrum. The creaminess of Korma means it’s very calorific, so why not try a slightly lighter version with just as much flavour from this Hairy Bikers recipe.

Rogan Josh is another popular Indian curry and really easy to make at home with this great one-pot recipe also from BBC Good Food. Due to its stronger flavours, Rogan Josh is best with beef or lamb which can cope with the additional spices in this tasty curry.

Lamb curries are dishes that are usually slow cooked with a selection of herbs and spices that infuse into the meat.  Tender pieces of lamb shoulder cooked in a spicy tomato sauce, a lamb Jalfrezi is one of the hotter and richer curries, using fresh chilli generously, which complement the strong flavours of the lamb.

Hugh Phillips Gower Butchers

Most curry flavours go well with all meats, so you mix the cuts up with your favourite cuts.  At Hugh Phillips Gower Butchers we stock every possible cut you could want from chicken breasts, thighs or diced meat to tasty beef and lamb options.

Check out the full range on our online shop,, or come along to our shop in Swansea market for a first-hand look at our quality meats.


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