Pork Vindaloo Recipe

Best ever curry recipes under 500 calories

You wouldn't believe these 27 curry recipes are all under 500 calories! From Thai massaman to fall-apart vinadaloo and our Indonesian beef rendang, these curries are healthier low calorie options without compromising on flavour

Try our healthy curry recipes. We have made healthy eating easier with lots of low calorie curry ideas. From light pork vindaloo to super healthy chicken saag, many of our healthy curries have under 300 calories to make sure you can enjoy fragrant meals on the 5:2 diet.


5:2 chicken curry

Want to enjoy chicken curry on the 5:2 diet? This low calorie chicken curry recipe is jam packed with veg to keep the calories low, so it has less than 200 calories. Freeze in portions for quick, healthy midweek meals. Take a look at our other 5:2 diet-friendly recipes here.

Spiced crispy egg and lentil curry

Try our vegetarian spiced crispy egg and lentil curry. This easy curry recipe is low in calories and gluten free, perfect winter comfort food. Check out our other vegetarian curry recipes here.

Spiced crispy egg and lentil curry recipe

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.

Sri Lankan beetroot curry

Try this vibrant Sri Lankan beetroot curry for an easy vegan midweek meal. This bright and colourful recipe is packed with plenty of flavour and it’s low in calories, too.

Vegan Curry Recipe For Beetroot Curry

Tomato, cauliflower and spinach curry

Try our low calorie tomato, cauliflower and spinach curry. This super simple vegetarian recipe takes no time at all to make and it’s packed with punchy flavour. What’s more, it has less than 300 calories.

Tomato, Spinach and Cauliflower Curry Recipe

Light pork vindaloo

Looking for an easy low calorie curry recipe? Try our simple pork vindaloo with peas and spinach, it has under 350 calories per serving.

Pork Vindaloo Recipe

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, making sure it’s still low calorie.  Try all of our chicken curry recipes here.

chicken curry

Low calorie coconut chickpea curry

The best vegetarian curry in a hurry, with less than 250 calories per serving. 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.

Coconut chickpea curry

Thai roast red duck curry

Our 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. Find more Thai recipes here.

Thai Duck Curry Recipe

Summer lamb curry

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

Healthy Lamb Curry Recipe

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, but it still has less than 500 calories.

Thai Prawn Massaman Curry Recipe

Chicken saag

Our chicken saag recipe proves that you can eat healthily without having to skip your favourite foods. It comes in at under 350 calories and is ready in less than an hour. Looking for more healthy chicken recipes? Check out our collection here.

Chicken Saag Recipe

Keralan runner bean curry

A new idea for a healthy 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.

Keralan runner bean curry

Fall-apart vindaloo with red onion mint chutney

If you love curry, you’ll love this vindaloo that has under 350 calories. 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.

Fall-apart vindaloo with red onion mint chutney

Thai green curry

Thai green curry is an Asian classic and is very popular in the UK. Try our fragrant 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. It’s cooked in a way that cuts down on calories so this curry has less than 500 calories.

Easy Beef Rendang Recipe

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.

Thai Pollock Curry Recipe

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!

Prawn Masala Recipe

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.

Chicken madras

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.

Bowl of creamy aubergine curry with a plate of forks at the side

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!

Chettinad Curry Recipe With Chicken

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.

Pan of vegetarian curry with black pepper on the side

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.

Aubergine Thai Jungle Vegetable Curry Recipe

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.