19 Healthy Curry Recipes to Spice Up Your Next Meal

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If you’re bored with the usual grilled chicken breast, why not spice things up with a curry dish?

Healthy Curry Recipes

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

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

Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk, Healthy Curry Recipes

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

Cambodian turkey curry recipe

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

Curried Lentil and Vegetable Stew, Healthy Curry Recipes

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

easy prawn curry recipe

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

Prawn Dhansak, Healthy Curry Recipes

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

Vegetable Coconut Curry , Healthy Curry Recipes

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

Mushroom Masala and Fenugreek, Healthy Curry Recipes

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

Peanut Butter Pork Curry, Healthy Curry Recipes

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

Curry Vegetable Cutlet, Healthy Curry Recipes

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

Squash & Lentil Curry, Healthy Curry Recipes

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.

Scott Baptie

Scott is the owner and founder of Food For Fitness. He is a fat loss coach, speaker and fitness writer with a masters (MSc) degree in Applied Sports Nutrition.