Add some spice to your life with these curry recipes!
Nothing flights of the cold like a hot bowl of pungent curry.
It’s got depth, it’s got soul, and it has loads of culture that you won’t get from any other dish.
From Thai to Indian to South African, there are an endless amount of easy curry recipes to choose from.
Each one is just as perfectly seasoned as the last.
Want something spicy? Try chicken curry laksa.
Looking for something more comforting? It’s butter chicken for the win!
Or, if you’re feeling a little adventurous, go with Jamaican goat curry.
No matter what curry recipe you make, one thing’s for sure, it won’t be mundane!
What is Curry?
Curry is a popular spiced stew that originated in India and South Asia.
This iconic comfort food owes its distinct flavors to a spice blend known as curry, which includes turmeric, cumin, coriander, and chiles.
With each region adding its own twist to the mix, curry boasts an endless variety of delicious flavors.
And the best part? You can customize the spice level to your liking simply by adjusting the ratio of spices.
With so many options and endless combinations, it’s no wonder it has captured the hearts (and taste buds) of people all over the world.
1. Easy Chicken Curry
To kick off your curry culinary tour is this easy curry recipe.
The curry-based sauce only requires five ingredients so it’s very simple and not at all intimidating.
For the rest, you’ll need chicken breast, frozen peas, and cilantro for garnishing.
Served with white rice or naan bread for the side dish, you’re all set!
2. Indian Beef Curry
Why settle for a basic beef dinner when you can have this enticing Indian food?
The beef and masala sauce blend perfectly when cooked slowly, and using a slow cooker allows for a convenient, hands-free experience.
Don’t forget to temper the spices! Heat them in cooking fat to enhance their flavors and make the dish more aromatic.
3. Japanese Beef Curry
If you’d prefer Asian food tonight, try this beef curry instead.
This comfort food is a combination of chuck roast, potatoes, carrots, and mushrooms in a robust Japanese curry.
Thick and savory, this Japanese curry is more stew-like in consistency.
So serving it with a bed of white rice is a must!
4. Easy Chicken Tikka Masala
This tikka masala is so scrumptious, you’ll never have to order from an Indian restaurant again.
Plus, the recipe is so simple that you can be at the table chowing down in 30 minutes!
The sauce is an exquisite blend of heavy cream, tomato sauce and paste, chicken stock, and spices.
Don’t leave out the garam masala and adjust the cayenne to your taste.
For the side dish, you can’t go wrong with either naan bread or basmati rice.
5. Pork Vindaloo
You simply can’t be a carnivorous curry lover and not have tried pork vindaloo.
It’s one of the most popular Indian dishes around, but not everyone knows it has Portuguese origins.
It’s savory, spicy, tangy, and has a lot of depth.
The pork is melt-in-your-mouth tender, but it’s the spices that really make this stew.
6. Thai Green Curry
Pardon me for a moment while I help myself to this Thai green curry.
It has everything you could ask for in a stew!
This Thai chicken curry is spicy, creamy, fresh, and packed with vegetables. It even has an extra squeeze of lime to top it off.
You can also go with another protein if you wish. Either way, it will only take about 30 minutes.
7. Shrimp Korma
I could eat shrimp korma every night!
This succulent shrimp dish is braised in yogurt and dunked in a lavish sauce. It’s rich and creamy, but mild on the heat.
What it doesn’t go easy on is the flavor!
Between all the spices, aromatics, and caramelized onions, this comfort food has a lot going on.
8. Caribbean Coconut Mussel Curry
Have you ever had a dish so good that you can’t stop talking about it? That’s this curry.
This unforgettable curry boasts an array of delicious flavors that make for an exquisite tropical seafood dinner.
This recipe features fresh mussels in coconut milk, seasoned with curry powder, and finished with a glug of beer and fresh herbs.
Grab your crusty bread and dive in!
9. Delicious Indian Lamb Curry
Indulge in the rich flavors of India with this umami-rich Indian lamb curry.
This meaty curry has a ton of depth, making it a very hearty dish.
Browned lamb and onions simmer in a garam masala tomato-based sauce until everything is perfectly tender. hr
Pair with a side dish of naan – you’ll want to soak up every last savory drop of this comfort food.
10. Jamaican Curry Chicken
Turn up the flavor with this Jamaican-style chicken curry!
The thick, slightly sweet sauce is infused with a blend of warming spices like allspice, turmeric, curry powder, and cayenne.
Adjust the heat level to your liking by using jalapenos instead of scotch bonnet peppers.
Despite the lengthy ingredient list, it’s nothing you can’t get from a typical grocery store.
11. Sweet Corn Curry
Meat does not have to be the focus of every curry. Take this sweet corn curry for instance.
It’s completely plant-based so there is no meat or dairy. The flavors are well-balanced and it’s ready in 30 minutes.
You’ll love how the coconut captures the spice blend and the sweet bites of corn mixed in between.
12. 15-Minute Vegetable Curry
Short on time? That’s what this 15-minute curry is for!
It satisfies your cravings and you don’t have to wait all night for it.
Use a bag of mixed frozen veggies and all it takes is six simple ingredients.
It’s a great recipe for those new to making curry and seasoned home chefs alike.
13. Palak Paneer
Another popular Indian curry is palak paneer. Big chunks of fresh paneer cheese are bobbing in a rich spinach gravy.
It’s fresh and aromatic. And like all Indian recipes you get a great blend of spices.
The secret to making the gravy creamy is a handful of cashews. Trust me, it works!
14. Trinidadian Curry Chicken
Slow down and get on island time with this Trinidadian curry.
You’ll start by marinating the chicken in a handful of spices for a few hours.
Next, saute onions and garlic with jalapeno, toss in the spices, add in the chicken, and don’t forget the potatoes.
If you like things hot, toss a habanero in the mix while you’re at it.
15. Chicken Curry Laksa Soup
Toss on your comfy clothes because you’ll want to curl up with a bowl of this curry.
The flavorful broth, juicy chicken, cubed tofu, and tender rice noodles will soothe your soul.
I implore you not to leave out a single ingredient in the laksa paste. It’s just too good to mess with.
16. Cauliflower Curry
This cauliflower curry concoction is a healthy meal you can fix in 30 minutes.
Gluten-free, dairy-free, and meat-free, it’s a vegan curry full of Indian spices.
Add everything to a skillet and let the cauliflower cook until tender.
You’re about to find out just how great a neutral ingredient like cauliflower can be.
17. Easy Chana Masala (Chickpea Curry)
An easy chickpea curry? Don’t mind if I do!
All you need for this vegan curry is 30 minutes and a skillet. Well, that and a slew of ingredients like chickpeas, canned tomatoes, and chana masala.
Like all good Indian curries, the ingredient list is rather long. However, it’s actually pretty easy.
18. Easy Sweet Potato Curry
I never knew how good sweet potatoes were in a curry until I tried this dish.
The sweetness of the potatoes coupled with garam masala and curry powder make for an explosion of flavor.
It’s rich, complex, and vegan-friendly.
19. Creamy Coconut Lentil Curry
Humble lentils and indulgent coconut milk come together for this delectable bowl.
What I love just as much as the flavor is how it uses a ton of pantry staples.
Not only is it economical, but you can throw it together without a trip to the store!
Give it a try and you’ll be blown away by just how scrumptious lentils can be.
20. South African Chicken Curry
So far I’ve talked a lot about curries from Japan, Thailand, and India. So let’s mix things up with this South African curry.
The flavor profile is different from anything else on this list.
Apricot jam and brown sugar make it sweet, mustard seeds and vinegar give it a tangy bite, and chicken thighs make it all savory.
But just like all other curries, you’ll want to serve it with rice.
21. Filipino Style Chicken Curry
Mix up your chicken dinner routine and try some authentic Filipino food like this curry.
Potatoes, carrots, and bell peppers make up the bulk of the veggies. While chicken drumettes or thighs make up most of the plate.
The coconut sauce is full of pungent curry. But what sets it apart is the addition of fish sauce.
22. Aubergine Curry
Looking for an Indian-style eggplant dish? Look no further than this curry.
Garam masala is the primary spice, which tastes incredible when you meld it with coconut milk.
Smother the eggplant with it and have at it!
It’s a very simple and healthy comfort food dish you can make any night of the week.
23. Thai Red Curry with Chicken
I’m a big fan of Thai red curries. So you can imagine how excited I get about this dish!
Tender chicken, green beans, and butternut squash come together in a creamy and pungent red coconut curry sauce.
Thai basil and kaffir lime leaves liven it up while the red chiles make it fiery.
24. Massaman Curry
Massaman curry is a Thai favorite with Persian and Indian influences. So you know you’re in for greatness with this dish!
It’s got big chunks of juicy chicken, potatoes, and carrots in a flavorful sauce.
I’m sure it’s no surprise, but it’s the massaman curry paste that truly makes it.
Aromatic, tangy, sweet, and a little spicy, this paste is precisely what your curry needs.
25. Cashew Curry
Looking to eat more plant-based meals? Skip the meat and load up your curry with cashews instead.
This Sri Lankan-style curry is a testament to what you can do with all plant-based ingredients.
It’s surprisingly rich and super creamy without any meat or dairy. Vegan comfort food exists!
Toss on a skillet and give it a try. It’s the perfect dish for your next easy Meatless Monday night.
26. Thai Peanut Curry
Who knew you could make a delectable curry out of plant-based ingredients?
Peanut butter makes it decadent and so does the coconut milk base.
Pile in the veggies and by all means, don’t forget the Thai red curry paste! It just wouldn’t be the same without it.
27. Easy Leftover Turkey Curry
Tired of turning leftover turkey into nothing but sandwiches? Then it’s time to get creative with a pot of curry.
Starting with the base, you’ll need coconut milk, passata, and spices. Next, you’ll want onions and peppers.
Add the meat and simmer until everything is hot.
Since the meat is already cooked, you can throw everything together in 25 minutes tops.
28. Jamaican Goat Meat Curry
In other countries, goat meat is very popular. If you’ve never had it before, you definitely need to try this Jamaican curry.
Jamaican curry is not your typical bowl. It’s heavy on the allspice which makes it so unique.
Comforting, savory, and spicy, this curry hits the spot!
I guarantee you’ll love the mix of tender potatoes, onions, and stewed goat meat.
29. Butter Chicken
Butter chicken is a popular Indian curry that melts in your mouth.
Yes, it’s buttery. But it’s also rich, tomatoey, creamy, and full of spice.
The secret is to marinate the chicken in lemon, garlic, ginger, yogurt, and warming spices.
One of the most important of which is garam masala.
Serve it up with a starchy side dish like fluffy white rice and warm naan bread.
30. Lemongrass Curry Chicken
Last but not least is lemongrass curry chicken. It’s a great choice when you want to keep things fresh and healthy.
Lemongrass has a very citrusy taste, which easily becomes the star of this curry.
Although it comes with chicken and broth to match, you can swap it out for tofu and veggie broth to make it vegan.
Regardless, it’s one incredible curry!
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