Chicken tikka masala

Best healthy curry recipes

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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 curries here…



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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

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

Light paneer curry

Cook this veg-heavy curry for a healthy vegetarian meal. The peas add extra protein while ginger and plum tomatoes make a light, fragrant sauce.

Healthy Paneer Curry Recipe with Peas

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

Sri Lankan carrot curry

Check out our vibrant Sri Lankan curry with carrots. This vegan recipe is easy to make and ready in under an hour, plus it's under 300 calories.

Sri Lankan Curry Recipe with Carrot

5:2 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. Freeze in portions for quick, healthy midweek meals. Take a look at our other 5:2 diet-friendly recipes here.

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

Healthy lamb bhuna

Check out our tender lamb bhuna recipe. This juicy curry is easy to make and packed with plenty of flavour. Plus, it's low in calories too.

Easy Lamb Bhuna Recipe

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

Check out our vibrant and low calorie fish curry recipe with Caribbean curry powder, punchy Scotch bonnet chillies and creamy coconut milk.

Best Fish Curry Recipes

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 calorie 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

Thai green curry is an Asian classic and is very popular in the UK. Try this fragrant recipe that shows you how to make the curry paste from scratch so that the fresh, vibrant flavours really shine through.

Thai Green Chicken Curry Recipe

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

Coming in at under 500 calories even with rice added, this Jamaican prawn and sweet potato curry is easy and speedy to make.

Jamaican Curry Recipe With Prawns and Sweet Potato

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

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

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

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

Healthy Lamb Curry Recipe

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

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 keeps the calories low, meaning there are fewer than 500 in each portion.

Easy Beef Rendang Recipe

This Thai pollock curry is 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 Fish Curry Recipe with Pollock

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

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

Don’t be put off by the time it takes to make this recipe – most of it is spent letting the low calorie, flavour-packed curry bubble away on its own.

Caribbean-style lamb curry