9 Low-Calorie Curry Recipes for Dinner Under 400 Calories
Looking for dinner ideas that are both lower in calories and delicious? You'll be spoiled for choice with this collection of satisfying curry recipes that come in at less than 400 calories per serving when served with a side of freshly cooked basmati or jasmine rice (made with water and salt at 204 calories per cooked cup of rice). Some of these low-calorie curries even leave room for an additional side dish. Read on for delicious dinner ideas that are low in calories but big on flavor.
Instant Pot Indian Chicken Curry
With this quick and easy pressure cooker curry coming in at just 160 calories per serving, even with a 200-calorie cup of basmati rice on the side you're still well under 400 calories in total. Or enjoy a 60-calorie side of Bangan ka Bhurta (Indian Eggplant) to round out the meal, which along with 3/4 cup cooked basmati rice and a serving of chicken curry brings your plate to 370 calories in total.
Vegan Curry with Tomatoes, Cauliflower, and Lentils
Red lentils pack in fiber in this satisfying plant-based curry recipe, which features loads of veggies and comes in at just 174 calories per serving. Add 1 cup of basmati rice at 200 calories and you've got a delicious vegan meal for under 400 calories.
An aromatic chickpea curry that's just 135 calories per serving. With 3/4 cup cooked basmati rice, this dish is only 285 calories per serving. For a more substantial meal, try serving Mint and Cilantro Raita on the side, for an additional 71 calories per serving, bringing the total to 356 calories.
Cod fillets cut into chunks and cooked in an expertly spiced tomato-based sauce, all at just 227 calories per serving. Served over 3/4 cup basmati or jasmine rice, you've got a terrific dinner that's under 400 calories. Allrecipes Allstar SunnyDaysNora gives it her full seal of approval: "Incredible! I made it as written. So flavorful and simple!"
Burmese Chicken Curry
Lemon grass and fish sauce lend loads of flavor to this chicken curry that's just 210 calories per serving. Serve with a 150-calorie portion of jasmine rice (3/4 cup) for a deliciously satisfying meal under 400 calories. Reviewer BRENTMCOLLINS trusts you'll love this dish: "I've made a lot of recipes from this site in the past and this is the first that I felt warranted an actual review. Fantastic. My dinner guests were all raving about it."
Vegan Mushroom Masala
Mushrooms add a lot of bulk and nutrition to meals without those pesky calories, evidenced by this delicious curry that comes in at just 126 calories per serving. Try this Indian-inspired curry with 3/4 cup of basmati rice for an additional 150 calories and a 123-calorie side of dal for a total of 399 calories on your plate.
Thai-Style Butternut Squash Curry
This top-rated Thai-inspired veggie curry clocks in at 235 calories per serving. Add a 150-calorie portion (3/4 cup) of jasmine rice for a delicious 385-calorie meal. The reviews pretty much guarantee this dish is sure to satisfy — like this one from home cook Grace: "My husband said this was his favorite thing I've ever made it was absolutely delicious!"
Rajma (Kidney Bean Curry)
Using light coconut milk keeps this shrimp curry dish under 200 calories per serving (191, to be exact), leaving plenty of room on your plate for a 180-calorie cup of cooked jasmine rice.