Try as I might, preparing Indian food has always kind of eluded me. I’ve been working on it though, and this helpful (and appetizing) article in the R-G has me feeling more hopeful about preparing a good curry:
"Many delicious curries are easy to create. Before embarking on your curry journey, take stock of your spice pantry. And don’t bother with that prepared curry blend. Blending your own mix of whole spices will reward you with honest and delicious Indian food"