21 healthy curry recipes
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
This creamy curry is packed with plenty of nutritious veggies, warming ginger and chilli for a healthy meat-free meal.
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.
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.
Try this lightly-spiced vegan curry with chickpeas and spinach for a wholesome midweek meal for four.
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.
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.
This creamy coconut and peanut aubergine curry is vegetarian and ready in just 30 minutes, making it the perfect comforting meal to make midweek.
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.
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.
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.
Try our simple pork vindaloo with peas and spinach. It's simple to make and packed with veg and protein.
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.
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.
Spice up your midweek meal with our homemade lamb koftas nestled in a fragrant curry. Served with rice for a hearty meal for four.
Cook aubergine pieces with fragrant spices and red lentils for a hearty yet healthy vegan curry.
Packed with fresh and zingy flavours and plenty of punchy spices, this Indian turkey mince curry makes an easy midweek meal.
Check out our veggie korma recipe with roast cauliflower. This curry recipe is ready in just 30 minutes, ideal for an easy midweek dinner.
Add white miso and soy sauce to your curry sauce for an umami-rich midweek meal packed with chicken and veggies.