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25 Easy Recipes with Curry Powder

Spice up your meals with these recipes with curry powder!

Did you know that curry powder is a combination of spices? There’s no curry plant growing in the wild!

It combines sweet, savory, and earthy spices such as cumin, bay leaves, cinnamon, and cloves. 

Homemade Chicken Curry with Coconut Sauce, Garlic and Spices
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When used in these recipes with curry powder, the flavors explode off the plate.

These recipes are sure to be a big hit at dinner. 

If you’re on the hunt for easy and satisfying dinners, check out these recipes with curry powder!

1. Coconut Beef Curry 

Think of this coconut beef curry as an Asian take on classic American beef stew.

It has all the staples of grandma’s stew, like beef tips, in potatoes in rich Asian seasoning. 

The beef gravy isn’t any ordinary gravy.

It infuses creamy coconut milk that feels bright and hearty with a light kick of curry powder and Asian spices. 

Toss it over from light and fluffy rice, and no one goes to bed hungry!

2. Beef Curry Stew 

The secret ingredient to any bone-warming stew is curry powder.

It lends such rich, wonderful flavors to this classic beef stew dish. 

It infuses hearty beef tips with stew’s greatest hits: potatoes, onions, tomatoes, carrots, and celery. 

To lift those hearty flavors, it also includes soy sauce and ginger for an Asian take on an American classic.

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It’s rich and robust with a bright pop of flavor. 

3. Curried Rice 

Curried rice is a super simple dinner dish when your pantry is bare.

You can whip up a delicious meal in 30 minutes with just a few simple ingredients. 

The trick to this hearty main course is all about the spices.

It incorporates spicy curry powder, garlic, coriander, and chili powder that lends heat without melting your taste buds. 

For an extra protein boost, top with a sunny-side-up egg that oozes over the sauce like melted cheese. 

4. Curried Shrimp Fried Rice 

If you love fried rice but need a little protein, this curried shrimp fried rice is a must-try. 

Since shrimp is delicately sweet, it perfectly pairs with spicy curry and hearty veggies like mushrooms and peas.

It incorporates healthy ingredients but is rich and filling- perfect for a busy weeknight. 

Garnish it with a squeeze of fresh lime juice to lift all those bright herbal notes, and dig in!

5. Curry Spiced Scrambled Eggs and Red Onions 

Tired of the same old breakfast dishes?

If omelets and scrambled eggs don’t give you the morning jolt, try this curry-spiced scrambled eggs and red onions recipe

It takes simple scrambled eggs and adds a lot of spices such as curry powder, onions, lemon juice, and garlic. 

Serve this tasty main course over a bed of spinach for breakfast.

6. Samosa 

I can’t go to my local Indian restaurant without getting samosas. I love them so much.

And luckily, they’re easy (and fun) to make at home!

These samosas are delightfully light and utilize bright ingredients such as onion, garlic, peas, and curry powder. 

You can use any ground meat of your choice (like chicken or beef) to make them vegetarian.

Just omit the meat or replace it with potatoes. 

Once wrapped in homemade dough and deep-fried, they are delicious golden pockets of perfection. 

7. Coconut Chicken Curry Soup 

This coconut chicken curry soup is a great way to switch up classic chicken noodle soup.

It packs all the beneficial ingredients of chicken noodle soup (perfect for a sick day) with a bright kick of Indian flavors. 

Full-fat coconut milk makes this dish incredibly creamy and indulgent.

There are also added benefits from chicken, spinach, curry powder, and jalapeno peppers. 

The kick of friend Indian spices takes this chicken soup to the next level, and the herbs might clear those stuffed sinuses!

8. Instant Pot Butter Chicken Curry 

It’s time to bust out the handy dandy Instant Pot!

I love my Instant Pot because it does all the heavy lifting for me.

The best curry often takes an entire evening babysitting a pot of simmering curry on the stove.

But the Instant Pot creates the most flavorful curry in under 20 minutes. 

It’s hearty and creamy thanks to the chicken and butter and earns a bright pop of flavors from the curry.

Serve it over a bed of fluffy white rice and watch the entire pot disappear. 

9. Egg Curry 

Looking for a fantastic vegetarian curry dish? Look no further!

This egg curry is just as bright and flavorful as a non-vegetarian curry, and the eggs add protein and creaminess. 

The curry base is bright and bursting with spicy flavors from curry powder, red bell pepper, onions, and celery.

It also has a mildly sweet finish from Medjool dates. 

Stir in perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs, and let them soak up those wonderful flavors. 

10. Cozy Curry Chicken Soup 

If you have a serious case of the winter blues, it might be time to whip out a good soup recipe.

Trust me when I say that if anything can brighten a cold winter day, it’s this cost curry chicken soup. 

The great thing about this soup is that you can get creative with the added veggies.

While the recipe calls for chicken soup classics like carrots, onions, celery, and peas, you can add any veggie you like. 

The full-fat coconut milk paired with chicken stock, curry, and rich Indian flavors creates the most creamy, bone-warming soup.

And it’s so easy to whip together in a flash. 

11. Butter Chicken 

I love a steamy bowl of white rice and a generous portion of butter chicken.

It’s the perfect dinner dish when you have worked up quite the appetite. 

The trick to the most delicious butter chicken is to marinate it before adding it to the rich curry sauce.

Once it’s marinated in yogurt and Indian spices, it melts in your mouth. 

Making this insanely delicious dish takes a few extra steps, but it’s well worth the extra effort. 

12. Curried Chicken Salad 

Curry dishes don’t always have to be warm.

Check out this curried chicken salad if you want the bright spice kick from curry powder in a light, indulgent summery dish. 

It comes together like an American chicken salad but swaps many of the seasonings for bright Indian spices.

Curry powder, mango chutney, onion, and lime juice create a mayo base that is unlike any other chicken salad. 

You can use prepared rotisserie chicken if you are short on time.

But if you want to take those flavors to the next level, poach your chicken in a rich sauce of onion, peppers, and cloves. 

13. Sri Lankan Chicken Curry 

Sri Lankan chicken curry is the ultimate comfort food.

It’s rich and hearty with a spicy kick of Indian herbs. The short list of ingredients is likely waiting for you in your panty. 

I love this recipe because it’s so simple to prepare on a hectic weeknight but tastes like you spent all day in the kitchen. 

It’s delightfully garlicky (so not exactly a date-night dish) with a spicy kick from curry powder. 

14. One-Pan Tofu Coconut Curry 

Who says vegetarian dinner dishes can’t be just as hearty as meaty dishes?

This one-pan tofu is a recipe that shouldn’t be overlooked. 

The cubed tofu in this dish soaks up all those vibrant flavors from the curry sauce that tastes amazing. 

It’s spicy and savory and earns a creamy kick from coconut milk.

And since it comes together in one pan, you won’t need to wash a million dishes. 

15. Curry Ice Cream with White Chocolate Drizzle 

Ok, hear me out on this one. I was once a curry ice cream skeptic until I tried it.

It may seem like spicy curry and ice cream don’t go together, but it does. Trust me on this one!

The spicy notes from the curry don’t overpower the flavors of the sweet ice cream base.

It adds just a little kick of spice that hits the back of your mouth and begs you to take another bite. And then another. It’s pretty addictive. 

Pair it with a drizzle of white chocolate syrup for a heavenly treat.

16. Tomato-Curry Poached Eggs 

This tomato-curry poach egg recipe looks like something out of a fancy restaurant.

It’s rich and spicy, and the poached egg on top oozes over the vibrant curry stew. 

While it may look complicated, the surprisingly short recipe list includes mainly pantry staples.

 If you have curry powder, white beans, and coconut milk, you’re halfway there to an indulgent dinner (or breakfast) dish. 

Pair it with sliced avocado for added creaminess or grilled bread to soak up the sauce. 

17. Easy Chicken Tikka Massala 

It doesn’t get much easier than this chicken tikka masala recipe.

With tender chunks of chicken in a spicy curry base, it’s the ultimate hearty dinner dish for a dreary weeknight. 

The addition of tikka paste adds a ton of flavor to this dish, and creamy coconut milk helps tame those spicy flavors. 

Pour it over a bed of fluffy steamed rice and garnish it with chopped coriander. 

18. Curry Braised Chicken Legs

To take those rich Indian spices to the next level, this curry braised chicken leg recipe explodes off the plate. 

Chicken legs with bones ooze into every inch of the spicy curry base and add robust and buttery flavors to your curry. 

Pair this dish with hearty root veggies like carrots and potatoes, and serve it over rice. 

19. Simple Chicken Drumstick with Curry and Paprika 

How can you add more flavor to drumsticks? Curry powder!

This simple chicken drumstick recipe pairs curry powder and paprika with chicken drumsticks that explode with bright flavors.

And don’t worry, they’re just the right amount of spicy. 

You can cook them in the oven or toss them on the grill to bring out the rich Indian flavors.

20. Roasted Chicken Curry 

Classic curry typically simmers on the stove. This roasted chicken curry does things a little differently.

Instead of stirring and babysitting a pot of curry, pop it in the oven and let your oven do all the work!

It pairs perfectly seasoned chicken with hearty potatoes in a rich Indian curry spice paste.

It’s not like a typical curry sauce, but it’s just as tasty and fragrant!

21. Creamy Potato Curry 

Who needs meat when you have potatoes?

Potato curry is one of my absolute favorite dishes because the simple, hearty, and tender potatoes expertly absorb the curry sauce.

The best part? It’s 100 percent vegan. 

This curry sauce is delightfully bright and creamy, thanks to a generous portion of coconut milk and curry powder. 

The potatoes absorb those rich flavors and pair perfectly over steamy rice.

No one will go to bed hungry when this creamy potato curry is on the menu!

22. Curry Chicken Noodle Soup 

Move over, traditional chicken noodle soup. This curry chicken noodle soup has everything you love about the classic.

It has chicken, tender noodles, and a hearty sauce.

However, it gets a flavor makeover with bright Indian curry spices and crisp green veggies. 

If you’re tired of the classics, this Indian take on chicken noodle soup is worth checking out. 

23. Curried Vegetable and Chickpea Stew 

Who doesn’t love coming home to a house that smells like dinner?

This curried vegetable and chickpea stew has your Crockpot do all the work. 

It’s rich and creamy thanks to a hearty portion of coconut milk, and brown sugar helps tame the bright Indian spices. 

It’s perfectly balanced between sweet and spicy and is one of the best and simple Crockpot meals. 

24. Potato Curry (Aloo Curry) 

Aloo curry (aka potato curry) pairs the acidity of a tomato base with fragrant Indian spices. 

Perfectly cooked potatoes absorb the curry sauce’s richness and melt in your mouth.

You can cook it on the stovetop or let your Instant Pot cook those potatoes in a flash. 

It’s great on its own or even better over rice. 

25. Easy Curry Risotto 

Don’t let Gordon Ramsey scare you out of making risotto.

If you can make rice, you have all the skills to make this impossibly creamy and fragrant curry risotto. 

It pairs arborio rice with earth flavors of peas, carrots, celery, chickpeas, and yellow curry powder. 

When it comes together in creamy harmony, it’s elevated Indian cooking at its finest!

25 Easy Recipes with Curry Powder

Try these recipes with curry powder for delicious, flavorful meals. From stew to rice to tasty chicken dishes, you’ll want to use curry powder all the time.


  • Coconut Beef Curry

  • Beef Curry Stew

  • Curried Rice

  • Curried Shrimp Fried Rice

  • Curry Spiced Scrambled Eggs and Red Onions

  • Samosa

  • Coconut Chicken Curry Soup

  • Instant Pot Butter Chicken Curry

  • Egg Curry

  • Cozy Curry Chicken Soup

  • Butter Chicken

  • Curried Chicken Salad

  • Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

  • One Pan Tofu Coconut Curry

  • Curry Ice Cream with White Chocolate Drizzle

  • Tomato-Curry Poached Eggs

  • Easy Chicken Tikka Massala

  • Curry Braised Chicken Legs

  • Simple Chicken Drumstick with Curry and Paprika

  • Roasted Chicken Curry

  • Creamy Potato Curry

  • Curry Chicken Noodle Soup

  • Curried Vegetable and Chickpea Stew

  • Potato Curry (Aloo Curry)

  • Easy Curry Risotto


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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