To start with, one of my favourite meals to prepare. Sometimes you can look at the list of seemingly never ending ingredients to throw into a particular curry pretty daunting - see my Rogan Josh recipe as an example - I like to think of it as a challenge. So, where to start.
For authentic curry dishes, you will need a number of basic spices in your kitchen to start with. I would suggest firstly:
Hot Chili Powder
Green Chilli Peppers (Serrano - These ones)
Tins of Chopped Tomatoes