Most people think curry dishes aren’t exactly healthy because of the amount of ghee (clarified butter) or cream added to the curry sauce. Not to mention how they’re usually paired with mounds of rice, piles of naan bread and washed down with a few pints. However, as the following recipes will show, you can enjoy a quick, flavorful, and healthy curry dish by swapping out some ingredients with healthier alternatives.
1. Lou’s Lush Lentil Curry
Via Lou’s Lush Lentil Curry
Louise is one of our awesome team members and she’s quite the dab hand at vegetarian cooking. This is one of her epic curry recipes that is extremely easy to make, it’s ridiculously tasty and it packs less than 200 calories per serving.
2. Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk
Via Skinny Taste
A classic, easy chicken curry recipe with a twist. Swapping out the usual cream with coconut milk makes this curry healthier and adds a unique South Indian flavor.
3. Chickpea Curry
Via Jamie Oliver
This flavorful chickpea curry is easy and inexpensive to make. What’s more, the chickpea substitute is both healthy and packed with protein.
4. Cambodian Turkey Curry
Via Cambodian Turkey Curry
This Cambodian Turkey Curry is the business. Ok, so turkey may not be a common ingredient in Cambodian cookery… in fact it’s probably not used at all but let’s face it, we all get bored of chicken every now and again, right?
5. Curried Lentil and Vegetable Stew
Via Cooking Light
If you don’t have hours and hours to stew a curry, try this recipe. This filling curried lentil and vegetable stew only takes 20-30 minutes to make and has an unexpected secret ingredient.
6. Quick Lamb Curry
Via Taste AU
This lamb curry with coconut milk is rich and filling, but only takes a few minutes to make. Great for those nights when you don’t feel like slaving a hot stove for hours.
7. Quick & Easy Prawn Curry
Via Quick & Easy Prawn Curry
This is a very easy recipe for a tasty, light, flavoursome prawn curry that would go down a treat if you’re looking for an easy mid-week meal.
8. Salmon and Spinach Curry
Via The Happy Foodie
A perfect seafood recipe to add to your weekly meal plan, this light yet filling fish curry uses salmon as the main ingredient. You also get more greens in your diet with the added spinach.
9. Curried Quinoa
Via The Lean Clean Eating Machine
Although quinoa is a great replacement for rice for curry dishes, you can make curried quinoa as a stand-alone meal. Adding veggies to this recipe makes it even more filling, so you won’t have to make another dish to pair this with.
10. Prawn Dhansak
Via Super Golden Bakes
Whether you’re using fresh or frozen shrimp, this dhansak curry recipe is fast and easy to prepare. Any seafood lover will enjoy this spicy main dish.
11. Beef Masala Curry
Via Gastro Senses
When it comes to quick and satisfying meals Beef Masala Curry has to be at the top of the list. Fragrant spices and tender meat can be on the table in less than an hour. This is one of those outrageously delicious curries, which will make you mop your plate clean and ask for more.
12. Fast Thai Chicken Curry
Via Jessica Gavin
A fast and easy Thai chicken curry with coconut milk loaded with exotic flavors and healthy vegetables that you can enjoy any day of the week.
13. Vegetable Coconut Curry
Via Minimalist Baker
This simple curry has all the vegetables you need for a filling meal. The light coconut milk makes the dish rich and creamy without the added saturated fats.
14. Mushroom Masala and Fenugreek
Via Cook Republic
Mushrooms give a meaty taste to this vegetarian meal, while fenugreek or methi adds a pleasant but slightly bitter astringent taste to the dish.
15. Peanut Butter Pork Curry
Via Taste of Home
This dish a little rich but you can cut down on the fat by using light coconut cream or milk, or low fat or home-made peanut butter. Either way, this is an amazing recipe for a main dish that’s super-fast and easy to make.
16. Curry Vegetable Cutlet
Via Cook Pad
Got some leftover vegetable curry? Make some cutlets or patties out of them and serve as a starter. If you can, of course, make the curry from scratch.
17. Squash & Lentil Curry
Via Healthy Food UK
You can get fresh squash all year round now. Butternut squash adds a lovely sweetness to this vegetable curry. It’s filling and makes a perfect main dish.
18.Vegan Red Thai Coconut Curry
Via Lauren Caris Cooks
This creamy Vegan Red Thai Coconut curry is full of delicious veggies and covered with a thick, coconut sauce. It’s the perfect winter warmer for these cold evenings!
19. Beetroot Curry
Via Olive Magazine
Wow your friends and family with this vibrant, purple curry. Not only is it colorful, it’s also packed with flavor. It’s an easy vegetarian meal that you can prepare during the weekdays.