For a long time, Indian-born, UK-based chef Atul Kochhar would hear people tell him cooking Indian food took too long. So he set off on a mission to show people how to beat the clock and have a pot of delicious curry on the table in just half-an-hour.
30-minute spiced potatoes with coconut, anyone? Atul Kochhar shares his recipe in his new book.
His method? Cut time by pre-preparing sauces and pastes in freezable batches, in advance. "I take the pain out of cooking by pre-preparing a few things like onion paste, garlic paste and ginger-garlic paste, and in many recipes I have used tomato paste in place of fresh tomatoes," Kochhar explains.
His tips mean you can have a bowl of tropical prawn and coconut curry or a quick vegetarian mushroom curry in just 30 minutes. What's more, nothing's deep-fried and all the recipes feature healthy ingredients that are great for any busy person.
30 Minute Curries includes many meat-free dishes, like this delicious mushroom curry
You can read more about Atul's inspiration and method in his article here - and we've got three copies of his book to give away. Enter below for your chance to win. Please read our full terms and conditions right here.
Each prize consists of one copy of 30 Minute Curries (Bloomsbury, available now) RRP: $39.99
Competition opens: Wednesday 27 September 2017 at 11am (AEST)
Competition closes: Sunday 22 October 2017 at 11.59pm (AEDT)
Competition drawn: Wednesday 25 October 2017 at 11am (AEDT)