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When it comes to meals that are bursting with flavor and full of hearty texture, it’s hard to beat good curry recipes! If you’re looking for inspiration, these dishes inspired by Indian and Southeast Asian cooking deliver BIG on taste. From traditional curries to Korma to Rogan Josh, this list has so many ways to take your taste buds on a culinary adventure!
If you’re a fan of Southeast Asian or Indian cuisine, then you’re likely no stranger to curry recipes. And if you haven’t had a chance to dip your toe in these waters yet, get ready to have your flavor world rocked!
Curry is a pretty loose term referring to a dish that includes meat, vegetables, or both served in a sauce that’s been seasoned with curry and other spices. These meals tend to be hearty and absolutely bursting with flavor.
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Whether you’re already a curry fan or you’re looking to branch into some new cuisine, this list has options for every taste and preference. You may find yourself whipping up a new favorite or two!
1. Thai Chicken Coconut Curry
This one-skillet dish is layered with so many fabulous flavors! It’s low in calories and carbs, but tastes like comfort food. Your meal can be ready in just 20 minutes, and leftovers will keep very well in the refrigerator if you want to make a big batch and use it for meal prep.
2. Yellow Thai Curry
Don’t be surprised if the addicting flavor of this dish keeps you coming back again and again! The addition of nut butter gives it a little something extra while the curry paste brings everything together.
3. Thai Peanut Curry
Chicken, onions, carrots, and potatoes simmered in a red curry sauce made with peanut butter can be ready in just 30 minutes! This recipe is simple, delicious, and tastes like it came from your favorite Thai restaurant.
4. Instant Pot Daal Curry
Looking for a hearty vegan option? Thanks to the addition of lentils, this easy recipe is packed with nutrition, high in plant-based protein, and full of veggies. It’s so good, even the kids will be asking for seconds!
5. Potato Curry
Coconut milk and warm spices make this vegan recipe a winner! Everything cooks in one pot, so the only prep is chopping up the veggies. It’s nutritious, super easy to make, and budget-friendly!
6. Jamaican Chicken Curry
Get ready for some Caribbean comfort food! Chicken seasoned with Jamaican curry powder and simmered in a creamy sauce gives us a dish that’s easy to make and huge on flavor.
7. Slow Cooker Thai Pineapple Curry
You’ll love how this vegetarian curry turns out spicy yet sweet! It’s inexpensive to make and also freezer-friendly. Made with simple ingredients like tender sweet potatoes, red bell peppers, pineapple, and chickpeas. Best of all, everything comes together right in the slow cooker with minimal prep for an easy weeknight meal!
8. Fish Curry
Your choice of white fish is gently poached in a coconut curry sauce that’s bursting with delicious Thai flavors. Try it for a 20 minute dinner recipe that tastes like a special treat! This seafood curry is always a hit.
9. Beef Curry
Thanks to the Instant Pot, this quick and easy curry comes together in just 30 minutes! Also known as Beef Korma, this dish is thick, creamy, and packed with rich Indian spices without being too spicy.
10. Salmon Curry
Tender pan-seared salmon served in a creamy red curry coconut milk sauce is simply incredible! When you’re craving something flavorful and comforting, you’ll fall in love with this symphony of flavors.
11. Green Curry
This pantry-friendly recipe can be ready in just 30 minutes! It’s lusciously creamy, wonderfully fragrant, and packed with juicy chicken and hearty veggies. And everything comes together in one skillet!
12. Massaman Curry
You won’t believe how easy it is to make this restaurant-quality dish right in your own kitchen! Curry paste and fish sauce give the recipe its unique flavor while coconut milk and potatoes make it so rich and hearty.
13. Beef Vindaloo
This easy one-pot curry is amazingly rich and spicy! You’ll find it’s jam-packed with warming spices and irresistible flavor, and you can easily customize it based on your spice preferences.
14. Aloo Gobi
Tomato and yogurt gravy coat the potatoes and cauliflower for a comforting yet healthy cauliflower curry recipe that’s naturally gluten-free. It’s great when you’re looking for a vegetarian dish that’s both light and comforting.
15. Chicken Korma
This mild chicken curry is rich, creamy, loaded with flavor, and ready in less than 30 minutes! You can cook everything in one pan, and there’s no marinating required. It’s a favorite for kids and adults alike!
16. Panang Curry
For a swoon-worthy dish that’s still easy to make, a good Panang curry is so intoxicating. It’s rich and spicy while the kaffir lime leaves and panang curry paste give it a distinctly unique flavor.
17. Katsu Curry
You’ll love whipping up this restaurant favorite right in your own kitchen! Golden crispy chicken fillets are served in a creamy coconut curry alongside rice and salad for a mouth-watering entree.
18. Lamb Rogan Josh
Takeout can be too heavy, but this homemade Rogan Josh is a great way to lighten things up without skimping on flavor! It’s a delicious aromatic curry full of rich spices and Indian flavor.
19. Shahi Paneer
Onions, tomatoes, garlic, ginger, and simple Indian spices come together for a rich, creamy, and easy authentic Indian meal! The flavor is a little sweet, mildly spiced, and not too heavy.
20. Egg Curry
Simple Dhaba-style egg masala curry is ready in 20 minutes with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry! It’s very comforting for busy days and so easy to make.
21. Chicken Jalfrezi
Chicken and veggies in a spicy, tangy tomato curry is perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. You can have this easy curry recipe on the table in about 45 minutes, and the recipe is customizable based on what you have in your kitchen!
22. Chicken Tikka Masala
Chicken tikka masala is one of the most popular curry dishes and one of my favorites to order at my local Indian restaurant. This homemade dish is easy to make juicy chicken that is cooked in a creamy tomato sauce. Try serving with some warm Naan bread.
23. Butter Chicken
Butter chicken or Murgh Makhani, is a perfect main dish. Made with aromatic spices like garam masala. Try using chicken thighs for this meal so you can cut it into small pieces. Serve over basmati rice for a delicious meal.
Did you try one of these delicious dinners? Let me know in the comments below.
- ½ teaspoon garam masala
- 1 tablespoon cumin powder
- 2 tablespoons coriander powder
- 2 tablespoons turmeric
- 1 tablespoons paprika
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- Mix spices together. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
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