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Best ever vegetarian curry recipes

Try one of our 21 best ever vegetarian curry recipes and then add some delicious stuffed naan on the side. The veg adds great splashes of colour and creates lighter and more interesting dishes

Bombay egg and potato curry

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Some nights you don’t want to have to spend ages shopping to make a delicious meal. This Bombay egg and potato curry can be made using store cupboard ingredients and is ready in just 40 minutes – perfect for a midweek meal.


Keralan runner bean curry

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.


Chickpea and spinach curry

Got some tins of chopped tomatoes and chickpeas in the cupboard, but stuck for inspiration? Try this wholesome veggie curry featuring spinach and potatoes.


Potato and cauliflower curry

Great veggie curry. Whether you’re vegetarian or not, try this fast and easy spicy dish, ready in about 30 minutes. Bulk it up with basmati rice or naan breads.


Coconut chickpea curry

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


Sri Lankan veggie curry

Sri Lankan curries are heavily spiced, chilli-hot and rich with coconut milk. This version is easy, vegan and under 500 calories


Coconut and peanut aubergine curry

This creamy coconut and peanut aubergine curry is vegetarian, under 300 calories and ready in just 30 minutes, making it the perfect comforting meal to make midweek.


Mutter paneer

Mutter paneer is a traditional north Indian curry. The texture of fresh peas stands up well against the paneer, but frozen is fine too. This can be ready in just 30 minutes, and you won’t feel like you’re missing out, even though it’s veggie. Serve it as a side curry with some naan or rice.


Chickpea and squash coconut curry

This chickpea and squash coconut curry is a great healthy, vegetarian midweek meal. If you can get it, Alpro coconut milk alternative has less saturated fat and fewer calories than regular coconut milk as it’s made with a rice milk base.


Aubergine Thai jungle curry

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


Coconut dahl with naans

Make a batch of this vegetarian coconut dahl with naans and freeze for later. This recipe even includes instructions on how to make the dahl in a slow cooker.

Coconut dahl with naans

Chickpea, red pepper and spinach curry

Flavoured with ginger, chilli, garam masala, cumin and turmeric, this makes a wonderful quick after work meal. Ready in less than 30 minutes, serve with Indian naan or chapatis.

Chickpea, red pepper and spinach curry

Aubergine curry with fresh tomato and coriander

Fat glossy aubergines are at their peak in August and carry curry flavours very well. Serve this simple recipe as a main course or as a side dish to a curry feast with family or friends.

Aubergine curry with fresh tomato and coriander

Cauliflower and ginger curry

Cooking this cauliflower in coconut milk and plenty of authentic spices (like lemongrass, turmeric, ground coriander and ginger) leaves it with plenty of spicy flavour. Serve this meal for four to family or friends, with all the extras… rice, mango chutney, chapatis and yogurt instead of ordering a takeaway.

Cauliflower and ginger curry

Tomato, squash and spinach curry

On the table in 30 minutes, this quick and easy recipe will get you through the week. Packed with veg and it’s low fat and low Gi-rated, too. Perfect with an Indian lager.

Tomato, squash and spinach curry

Fragrant aubergine curry

This isn’t an authentic recipe but it’s an easy way to get a hit of sparky Asian flavours. The secret is not to let the aubergine get too mushy. Small, young aubergines are best.

Fragrant aubergine curry

Coriander and spiced marrow curry

A simple curry to use up a glut of marrow. Made with fresh spices and ready in just 30 minutes, and low-calorie too, ideal for a midweek, late-summer meal.

Coriander and spiced marrow curry

Cauliflower curry

Spice up meat-free Monday with our best cauliflower curry: perfect if you’re craving something rich and creamy. Cauliflower has never tasted better.

Cauliflower curry

Lentil and okra curry

Okra has got a bit of a bad reputation, but this delicious, quick and easy veggie curry proves just how delicious it can be. Plus, it will be on the table in half an hour.

Lentil and okra curry

Coconut dhal

Try our super simple dhal recipe, made from pretty basic ingredients and ready in 30 minutes. The fried onions, curry leaves and mustard seeds make a colourful, crunchy topping. Serve with flatbreads, or as a side to a curry.

Coconut dhal

Cauliflower and chickpea pilaf with poached egg

The best pilaf is the one that can be made in minutes, when the urge takes you. This one, using store cupboard ingredients, is ready in half an hour, and will make a satisfying meal for two. If you’re counting the pennies then it’s great value too.

Cauliflower and chickpea pilaf with poached egg

Try our kale and paneer stuffed naan for an accompaniment

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