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Healthy chicken tikka masala

21 healthy curry recipes

Published: June 16, 2021 at 10:33 am
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From Thai massaman to fall-apart vinadaloo and our Indonesian beef rendang, try our wholesome curry dishes which offer a lighter and satisfying meal

Looking for healthy curry recipes? Check out our ideas below, or try our vegetable curry ideas.

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Curries can provide many health benefits, and they don't have to be full of saturated fats. The spices used in curries, such as turmeric, ginger and chilli, are known for their potent anti-inflammatory properties, as well as being of benefit to heart health and possible anticancer benefits. With some easy swaps, you can also make curries lighter but not scrimp on taste, and is a great way to add to your five-a-day!

For more healthy meal inspiration, take a look at our healthy takeaways, healthy pasta recipes and healthy Italian recipes. If you want to make your favourite meals healthier, take a look at our 15 healthy swaps. For summer inspiration, check out our healthy summer 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.

A white plate topped with a chickpea and paneer curry with two chapatis on the side

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.

A bowl filled with chickpea and cauliflower curry and topped with flaked almonds

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. Yogurt makes for an incredibly creamy curry, too.

Healthy 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.

Two bowls of chicken curry with a white linen napkin and wooden-handled cutlery

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.

A chicken curry with rice and naans on the side

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, 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 a healthier version of your favourite? This chicken curry recipe is jam-packed with veg and lighter than typical curry sauces. Freeze in portions for quick, healthy midweek meals.

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 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

Lighter chicken curry

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

Light Chicken Curry Recipe

Healthy chicken saag

Our chicken saag recipe proves that you can eat healthily without having to skip your favourite foods - plus its ready in less than an hour. Find more healthy chicken recipes here.

Healthy Curry Chicken Saag in a Casserole Dish

Spiced crispy egg and lentil curry

Try our vegetarian spiced crispy egg and lentil curry. This easy curry recipe is protein-packed 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's simple to make and packed with veg and protein.

Pork Vindaloo Recipe

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.

Chickpea and Squash Vegetarian Curry Recipe

Chicken madras

Our recipe for chicken madras is a really easy, flavoursome way to feed the family. Serve with rice or naan for scooping up the sauce.

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 Indian turkey mince curry makes an easy midweek meal.

Turkey Kheema Matar with Turkey

Roast cauliflower korma curry

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

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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

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