Prawn massaman curry

Best ever curry recipes under 500 calories

You wouldn't believe these 22 curry recipes are all under 500 calories! From Thai massaman to fall-apart vinadaloo and our Indonesian beef rendang, these curries are low cal without compromising on flavour

Creamy chicken curry

This is a creamy but light chicken curry recipe from the east of India. The yogurt gives richness to the dish without much fat.

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Thai roast red duck curry

This Thai roast red duck curry is full of fresh flavours. It looks impressive on the table, but buying the curry paste ready-made makes this a really easy supper. Plus, it serves 4 for under £10. Find more Thai recipes here

Summer lamb curry

Better than a takeaway, this lamb curry is the best one pot, made with garam masala, cardamom, ginger and coriander. Deliver to the table with steamed rice

Prawn massaman curry

Massaman curry comes from southern Thailand and isn’t as fiery as green or red Thai curries. We love the fragrant flavours and the texture added by the peanuts

Chicken saag

This chicken saag recipe proves that you can eat healthily without having to skip your favourite foods. It comes in at under 500 calories and is ready in less than an hour. Looking for more healthy chicken recipes? Check out our collection here

Keralan runner bean curry

A new idea for a vegetarian curry using runner beans. These often-overlooked veg make a tasty, spicy dish and work well with Indian spices and coconut milk. Take a look at our other healthy vegetarian recipes too

Fall-apart vindaloo with red onion mint chutney

If you love curry, you’ll love this vindaloo. Originating from Goa, our version is easy and full of authentic spices. Serve with rice and homemade mint chutney at a dinner party for friends

Thai green curry

Thai green curry is an Asian classic and is very popular in the UK. Try our delicious recipe from Victoria Moore that shows you how to make the curry paste from scratch so that the fresh, vibrant flavours really come through

John Torode’s beef rendang

This rich, coconut based curry originated in Indonesia but it’s also popular in Malaysia. Beef shin is cooked slowly with lemongrass, spices, chillies and coconut cream until meltingly tender

Thai pollock curry

This Thai pollock curry is a full of fantastic Asian flavours but is ready in under an hour, simple to make and comes in at under 500 calories – perfect for a midweek meal

Prawn masala

This simple prawn masala is super easy and quick to make and has under 500 calories, perfect if you’re on the 5:2 diet. It’s so delicious you’ll forget you’re being virtuous! Take a look at our other 5:2 diet-friendly recipes here

Coconut chickpea curry

The best vegetarian curry in a hurry. Full of good-for-you butternut squash, chickpeas, spinach and spices, this will tempt any veg-phobic family members to dig in. Serve with rice on the side

Creamy lamb and tomato curry

This creamy lamb and tomato curry recipe is a great one to have on hand midweek. It may take a little longer, but it’s totally worth it and it’s really easy. Big flavours, minimal effort – it’s a winner for us!

Fish curry with tomatoes and tamarind

This fish curry with tomatoes and tamarind is a super easy recipe, ready in 30 minutes and under 300 calories – but is packed with fantastic flavours

Chicken madras

Our recipe for chicken madras is a really easy way to feed the family – a classic chicken curry for under 300 calories

Coconut and peanut aubergine curry

This creamy coconut and peanut aubergine curry is vegetarian, low calorie and ready in just 30 minutes, making it the perfect comforting meal to make midweek

Jamaican prawn and sweet potato curry

Coming in at under 500 calories even with rice added, this Jamaican prawn and sweet potato curry is easy and speedy to make

5:2 chicken curry

This 5:2 chicken curry recipe is jam packed with veg to keep the calories low. Freeze in portions for quick, midweek meals

South Indian hake curry

This south Indian hake curry feeds four in under an hour and is under 500 calories per serving – perfect for busy schedules

Chettinad chicken curry

Our chettinad chicken curry is full of flavour and a really easy and healthy curry the whole family will love!


Sri Lankan veggie curry

Sri Lankan curries are heavily spiced, chilli-hot and rich with coconut milk. This version is easy, vegan and low in calories. Looking for more vegan recipes? Browse our collection here


Aubergine Thai jungle curry

This aubergine Thai jungle curry is super low calorie and ready in just 20 minutes, making a great, satisfying midweek meal option


Caribbean-style lamb curry

Don’t be put off by the time on this recipe – most of it is spent letting this low cal, flavour packed curry bubble away on its own