Easy butter chicken

Takeaway recipes

Ditch the Friday night takeaway and whip up your own version. From pizza and curries to pad Thai and chicken katsu, we've got plenty of fabulous fakeaway recipes for you to enjoy.

173 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Fancy a healthy version of your favourite Friday night chicken curry? The chicken can be marinaded the day before so you can get ahead on your prep

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
89 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Try an authentic version of this classic Chinese takeaway dish, with natural sweetness and a warm chilli flavour to spice things up

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
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116 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Make our easy katsu curry with options to adapt the recipe for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets. You'll need chicken or tofu depending on your preference

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
14 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Get the best version of sweet and sour chicken with our ultimate recipe. You'll be rewarded with crisp, battered chicken in a sharp, sweet and fruity sauce

1 hr
More effort
77 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

As part of our 'Cooking with Auntie Sara' series, Sara Buenfeld shows the kids how to make the classic takeaway favourite

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
37 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Make this easy, spicy salt and pepper chicken dish at home instead of ordering a takeaway. It's cooked with Asian greens in honey and soy, with a hint of Chinese five-spice

25 mins
Easy
18 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Forget the takeaway and make homemade cheeseburgers – double decker versions. With gherkins, crisp lettuce and a secret sauce, they take some beating

40 mins
Easy
46 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Almost a national dish of Thailand, Mary Cadogan's simplified take makes it easy to shop for - and very authentic tasting

30 mins
Easy
16 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Peel and cut potatoes into chunky chips or wedges, then sprinkle over our salt & pepper seasoning for a flavour-packed side dish or snack

50 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
57 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Make your own version of this takeaway favourite, complete with chilli and garlic sauces. Serve your homemade doner kebab with pitta bread and shredded cabbage

1 hr and 10 mins
More effort
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Skip the takeaway, and spend a little effort perfecting fish & chips at home – you'll be rewarded with crisp, deeply golden fish and moreish chips

55 mins
More effort
477 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Even a novice cook can master the art of pizza with our simple step-by-step guide. Bellissimo!

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
84 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A homemade curry to rival your favourite Indian takeaway - a rich blend of spices mixed with creamy ghee

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

If you love restaurant Peking duck with plum sauce, try this version with sticky sesame and hoisin peaches

4 hrs and 5 mins
Easy
31 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Crank up the flavour of healthy food with a Chinese steak stir-fry that combines contrasting fruit, ginger and soy notes

25 mins
Easy
352 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Instead of calling the Indian takeaway, make your own easy chicken jalfrezi. This curry is also healthy with two of your 5-a-day and a dose of vitamin C

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
7 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Get that Friday feeling during the week with our healthier twist on takeaway favourite, fish and chips, made with sweet potatoes. Serve with mushy peas

55 mins
Easy
26 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Butterfly a whole chicken by removing the backbone to keep it juicy during grilling, and flavour with a chilli pepper marinade

50 mins
Easy
43 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A homemade chip shop curry sauce will rival that of any takeaway – and it's not just for chips. You could use it to make katsu curry

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
15 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Forget takeaways – you can’t beat a homemade Margherita pizza topped with fresh tomato sauce and melted cheese. Here's how to master this everyday classic...

1 hr and 40 mins
More effort
43 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Cooking cod, hake or haddock in a super-crispy batter made from sparkling water steams the fish so it's really moist

1 hr and 25 mins
More effort
56 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Forget a takeaway and tuck into a midweek meal that will please the whole family with our easy, low calorie prawn tikka masala. Serve with naan breads

40 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
107 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Slow cooking beef shin or brisket in Asian aromatic spices gives a melt-in-the-mouth main course that's delicious with steamed rice and crisp stir-fried vegetables

3 hrs and 35 mins
Easy
91 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Slow cook these American-style pork ribs so they're really tender then coat in an irresistibly sweet, sticky sauce

4 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
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