Healthy Chicken tikka masala

Best healthy curry recipes

From Thai massaman to fall-apart vinadaloo and our Indonesian beef rendang, try our healthier curry dishes that are low in calories without compromising on flavour

Looking for healthy curry recipes? Want a low-calorie chicken curry? Check out our ideas below, or try our vegetable curry ideas. 


For more healthy meal inspiration, take a look at our healthy takeaways, healthy pasta recipes and healthy Italian recipes.

Best healthy curry recipes

Paneer and chickpea curry

This healthy paneer and chickpea curry cuts corners by using a tikka paste to coat the paneer – adding lots of flavour while keeping preparation to a minimum.

Veggie butter curry

We’ve ditched the meat in favour of tender cauli, filling chickpeas and earthy spinach to create a meat-free curry that’s high in nutrients.

Lighter chicken tikka masala

Chicken tikka masala is known for being sweet and creamy. Here, in The Curry Guy’s lighter version, the buttery flavour is achieved by using ground almonds, and just enough sugar makes the masala mildly sweet. Fat-free yogurt makes for an incredibly creamy curry, too.

Chicken tikka masala

Vegetable satay curry

This creamy curry is packed with plenty of nutritious veggies, warming ginger and chilli for a healthy meat-free meal.

Vegetable Satay Curry Recipe

Healthy slow cooker chicken curry

This healthier take on chicken curry is gluten-free and promises plenty of kick thanks to a mix of aromatic spices such as cumin, coriander and mild chilli.

Healthy chicken korma

Fragrant, creamy and gently spiced, korma is super-comforting with its rich, buttery sauce. This version is lighter than the traditional recipe, yet it’s every bit as warming.

Spinach, chickpea and potato curry

Try this lightly-spiced vegan curry with chickpeas and spinach for a wholesome midweek meal for four.

Chickpea Potato Curry Recipe with Spinach

Sweet potato and lentil curry

This vibrant, low-calorie vegan curry is made with sweet potatoes, red split lentils, coconut milk and plenty of warming spices. A light, yet comforting midweek meal.

Sweet potato and lentil curry

Healthy chicken curry

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

Healthy Chicken Curry served in a large silver frying pan ready to be served

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

Check out our easy chicken curry recipe with low-fat coconut milk, punchy madras paste and crunchy sugar snap peas. This flavoursome curry is low in calories and gluten-free.

Light Chicken Curry Recipe

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. Find more healthy chicken recipes here.

Chicken Saag Recipe

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.

Spiced crispy egg and lentil curry recipe

Healthy pork vindaloo

Try our simple pork vindaloo with peas and spinach, it has under 350 calories per serving and is simple to make.

Pork Vindaloo Recipe

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.

Chickpea and Squash Vegetarian Curry Recipe

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 Curry Recipe

Kofta curry

Spice up your midweek meal with our homemade lamb koftas nestled in a fragrant curry. Served with rice for a hearty meal for four.

Kofta Curry Recipe

Vegan aubergine dhansak curry

Cook aubergine pieces with fragrant spices and red lentils for a hearty yet healthy vegan curry.

Aubergine Dhansak Newsletter

Turkey keema curry

Packed with fresh and zingy flavours and plenty of punchy spices, this low-calorie Indian turkey mince curry makes an easy midweek meal.

Turkey Kheema Matar Recipe with Turkey

Roast cauliflower korma curry

Check out our veggie korma recipe with roast cauliflower. This curry recipe is low in calories and ready in just 30 minutes, ideal for an easy midweek dinner.

Cauliflower Korma Recipe

Japanese chicken, broccoli and mushroom curry

Add white miso and soy sauce to your curry sauce for an umami-rich midweek meal packed with chicken and veggies.

Japanese Chicken Curry Recipe with Broccoli and Mushrooms