If like us you LOVE a curry or a Chinese takeaway as a treat, we’ve pulled together a collection of our favourite fakeaway recipes!5 images of takeaway dishes such as curry with the works fakeaway recipes over the top

Whether you’re craving a spicy curry, sticky stir-fry chicken or good ole’ fish and chips, we’ve got some great recipes for you.

Indian Fakeaway Recipes:

Bowl of chicken tikka masala with rice on a light background
4.88 from 33 votes

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala - tender chunks of marinated chargrilled chicken in a creamy mild sauce with garlic, ginger and spices. Kids and adults alike love this dish.
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chicken madras in a serving bowl topped with chilles and coriander
4.97 from 54 votes

Chicken Madras

A rich, fragrant and relatively hot curry, chicken madras is easy to make at home in one pan. A great Friday night curry!
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Square image of chicken Jalfrezi with pilau rice
4.94 from 60 votes

Chicken Jalfrezi Recipe

Homemade Chicken Jalfrezi in a deliciously thick, spicy sauce. Serve it with my quick and easy pilau rice – all ready in 40 minutes.
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Stack of Chapati on a plate on blue background
5 from 5 votes

Chapati Recipe

A quick and easy recipe for warm, soft, lightly charred chapati. Ready in 40 minutes, I love to make these whilst my curry is bubbling away. The perfect vessel for mopping up that curry sauce.
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Close up picture of slow Cooked Pulled Lamb Curry on a bed of boiled rice in a blue bowl
4.77 from 13 votes

Slow Cooked Lamb Curry Recipe

Slow cooked lamb curry with a rich and delicately spiced coconut curry sauce. Minimal effort with loads of flavour.
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Slow-cooked spicy beef curry in a dish on a dark background
4.71 from 17 votes

Healthier Slow Cooked Spicy Beef Curry

So tasty, this lighter slow-cooked spicy beef curry is amazing. Less than 500 calories including rice it's Slimming friendly too!
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This Healthier Slow Cooked Spicy Chicken Rogan Josh is just the thing when you're trying to be good. Syn free on Slimming world! Gluten free too.
4.79 from 14 votes

Healthier Slow Cooked Spicy Chicken Rogan Josh

Lighter Slow Cooked Spicy Chicken Rogan Josh, the perfect slimming-friendly curry.
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Square image of Pilau rice in a black bowl on a dark surface
4.75 from 12 votes

Pilau Rice Recipe

This Indian restaurant style pilau rice, with a mild aromatic flavour, only takes 5 minutes longer to make than regular boiled rice.
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Chicken curry in a white bowl with rice.
4.85 from 73 votes

Easy Chicken Curry

A quick and simple mild chicken curry with bags of flavour. Ready in 30 minutes, it makes a great mid-week meal. Freezer-friendly too!
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Chinese Fakeaway Favourites:

Bowl of Chinese Orange Chicken with rice
4.74 from 50 votes

Orange Chicken

My copycat Panda Express Orange Chicken is sticky, sweet and tangy. Succulent chicken pieces with a crispy coating and plenty of that delicious sauce. Ready in 20 minutes too!
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Square image of a bowl of fried rice on blue background
5 from 5 votes

Special Fried Rice

Step by steps instructions with lots of tips on making perfect fried rice. From boiling the rice and choosing your wok to preventing sticky rice and getting the temperature right.
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Sweet and sour chicken in a white bowl
4.95 from 127 votes

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Homemade crispy sweet and sour chicken with a better-than-takeout sauce made from store cupboard ingredients! Ready in 25 minutes.
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How about these Oven Baked Asian Ribs with Crispy Onions for Chinese New Year? Slow cooked in the oven until tender, then brushed with a sticky marinade and finished with crispy onions!
5 from 2 votes

Oven Baked Asian Ribs with Crispy Onions

How about these Oven Baked Asian Ribs with Crispy Onions for Chinese New Year? Slow cooked in the oven until tender, then brushed with a sticky marinade and finished with crispy onions!
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Crispy Sesame Chicken on a bed of rice in a stone bowl
4.94 from 598 votes

Crispy Sesame Chicken with a Sticky Asian Sauce

Crispy Sesame Chicken with a Sticky Asian Sauce - tastier than that naughty takeaway and super simple to make. Sweet, salty, crispy, sticky and a little bit spicy - it covers all the bases for one of these meals that everyone polishes off. Its a real family favourite!
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Prawn toast on a black serving board
5 from 14 votes

Sesame Prawn Toast Recipe

Crispy prawn toast is infinitely better when it’s homemade. Top slices of bread with a simple whizzed up prawn mixture, coat in sesame seeds and fry to golden perfection. You can have these ready in less than 20 minutes! 
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Close up image of bowl of Chinese sticky pork belly pieces. A piece is being taken from the bowl using a pair of chopsticks.
4.98 from 178 votes

Sticky Chinese Pork Belly

Sticky Chinese Belly Pork - Slow-cooked until meltingly tender and then finished with a sticky chilli glaze.
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Square image of kung pao chicken with rice
4.92 from 12 votes

Kung Pao Chicken

My Copycat Panda Express Kung Pao Chicken is a deliciously spicy stir fry with lots of chunky veggies and chicken, coated in a rich, tasty homemade sauce!
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honey garlic chicken in a bowl on top of boiled rice
4.87 from 168 votes

Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe

Sticky tender boneless chicken thighs in a garlic, soy and honey sauce. Minimal ingredients, simple to prepare and ready in 20 minutes!
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Chicken Fried Rice on a white plate topped with spring onions
5 from 9 votes

Chicken Fried Rice

A quick recipe for takeaway-style chicken fried rice with loads of flavour! Great for using up leftover cooked chicken!
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Other Takeaway Favourites:

Square image of Pan of Thai green chicken curry with vegetables on blue background
4.87 from 15 votes

Thai Green Chicken Curry

My deliciously rich and aromatic Thai Green Chicken Curry with homemade curry paste. Make it mild or spicy with a vibrant creamy sauce.
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Bowl of Korean fried chicken topped with sesame seeds and strips of spring onion.
4.89 from 84 votes

Korean Fried Chicken

The best Korean Fried Chicken - Crispy buttermilk fried chicken smothered in a spicy, sticky Korean Gochujang sauce. INSANELY good!
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Wooden spoon in a pan of boiled rice
5 from 14 votes

How to cook rice

No rinsing, so soaking, no faffing. This is how to cook rice perfectly every time. The only way I cook rice.
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Square image of Chicken skewers with peanut satay sauce on a dark background
4.93 from 28 votes

Easy Chicken Satay with Peanut Chilli Sauce

Deliciously moist marinated chicken served with a spicy peanut and coconut sauce.
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Prawn Pad Thai on a dark plate
5 from 7 votes

Pad Thai Recipe

Sweet and savoury Pad Thai with ALL the toppings is way easier than it looks. A fantastic street food dish you can make at home in 30 minutes.
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Square image of Mee Siam fried noodles on a green plate on a dark background.
5 from 2 votes

30 minute Malaysian-style Mee Siam

A hot and spicy Malaysian-style Mee Siam with vermicelli noodles, juicy prawns and plenty of garlic and chillies. Ready in 30 minutes!
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Roasted peri peri chicken on a tray next to a jar of homemade peri peri sauce. There are garnishes surrounding the chicken.
4.85 from 19 votes

Peri Peri Chicken with Homemade Peri Peri Sauce

This Peri Peri Chicken is juicy, spicy and so flavourful! I'll show you how to make Peri Peri sauce from scratch too (better than Nandos!).
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My favourite recipe for Crispy Pork Gyros with Homemade Tzatziki and how to get that perfect crispy-on-the-outside and tender-on-the-inside meat!
5 from 12 votes

Crispy Pork Gyros

My favourite recipe for Crispy Pork Gyros - including how to get that perfect crispy-on-the-outside and tender-on-the-inside meat!
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5 from 4 votes

Baked Fish and Chips with Lemon Smashed Peas

They may be baked in the oven, but they’ve still got all the flavour and crunch of the fried version! Easily made gluten free too! A Healthier alternative to traditional British fish and chips.
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4.66 from 93 votes

Sticky AND Crispy Asian Chicken Wings

These Asian Chicken Wings are Sticky AND Crispy. The best party food ever!
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  1. Aileen Gammon says:

    What an amazing site. I’ve already noted you slow cooker spicy beef curry – can’t wait to get going. You were recommended to me by my daughter, and I have to say I love your fakeaway folder!! Wish I’d found you before. Sensible layout, clear instructions and mouthwatering photography. Thank you.

  2. Shirley says:

    Hi Christine

    These recipes look fantastic, cant wait to try them.
    I have a severe allergy to coconut, do you think that the chicken satay with peanut chilli sauce would work just as well using almond milk.
    Kind regards Shirley

    1. Nicky Corbishley says:

      Hi Shirley, I haven’t tried it, but I think almond milk would work – or double/heavy cream.

  3. Christine says:

    Do you do dhansak curry?

    1. Chris Corbishley says:

      Hi Christine,

      We do have a whole section on Currys https://www.kitchensanctuary.com/category/curries/ but we don’t have a dhansak yet. We do have one in the works which will be coming out in August once we have had some more time to test and perfect it 🙂



  4. Lynne Corbett says:

    Thank you Nicky. We are day 11 in lockdown and meal ideas needed boosting. What is so good is I have all ingredients in my pantry/freezer. My daughter has groceries delivered to us so we have no need to go out. Wishing you and yours well and safe in this terrible time.

    1. Chris Corbishley says:

      Thanks so much Lynne,

      Nicky and I are so glad that you can get hold of ingredients and our site is giving you some recipe inspiration 🙂

      Thanks again and stay safe,

      Chris & Nicky