Vegetarian Curry Recipes

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Butter Chickpea Curry

Rating: 4.5 stars 738
A delicious, creamy chickpea and potato curry, full of flavor and so simple. You control the spice! Try it once and you'll be hooked! My sister gave me this recipe. I don't know where it came from but I'm glad she did! Serve over a bed of rice.
By Sushi0306

Thai-Style Butternut Squash Curry

Rating: 5 stars 5
A simple and spicy curry that tastes great with steamed sticky rice, wide noodles, or naan bread. Serve with a dollop of mozzarella (burrata, if you have it) to cut the spicy. Or serve plain. Very easy to make ahead and makes a great lunch! Trust your gut with seasonings; you can always add more as you go on and cooking will deepen the flavors. Curry will thicken as it cools.

Green Curry Tofu

Rating: 3.5 stars 49
This is so simple and so good! I replicated this recipe from my favorite Thai restaurant in Atlanta. Serve tofu over the rice and drizzle generously with green curry sauce!

Egg and Potato Curry

Rating: 4 stars 5
North Indian in origin, I was very grateful to have found this recipe. It is very similar to what was served to us by our Bengali neighbors years ago! Serve hot with a side of thickly sliced bread.

Tofu Vindaloo

Rating: 4.5 stars 91
This is an easy vegetarian tofu vindaloo similar to the kind found in Indian restaurants. Serve with basmati rice.

Easy Vegetarian Kofta Curry

Rating: 5 stars 6
My mother-in-law is Indian and let me in on a secret: The vegetable balls from IKEA® make for a great and ridiculously easy vegetarian kofta curry. This is ready in just about 30 minutes, making it perfect for a weeknight. Serve with basmati rice.

Absolutely Perfect Palak Paneer

Rating: 4 stars 238
This Indian dish combines fresh spinach and ricotta in a creamy curry. Use paneer if you can find it! It is absolutely wonderful with basmati rice or naan (Indian flat bread). The key is in the spices, which you can find at an Indian grocery.

Seitan Makhani (Vegan-Style Indian Butter Chicken)

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
Chicken Makhani is a dish I always loved before becoming vegan. It is my absolute favorite Indian dish, so I knew I had to try to make it so I could curb my cravings. The sauce tastes amazing with naan and white rice. The seitan is an excellent substitute for meat in many dishes. You can buy store-bought seitan, which can be expensive, or you can make your own.

Red Lentil Curry

Rating: 4.5 stars 1411
This is a rich and hearty lentil curry, great as a main meal rather than as a side dish like the more traditional Indian dhal. Don't let the ingredient list faze you, this really is an easy dish to make. This dish is great served with basmati rice.
By Allrecipes Member

Chana Masala (Savory Indian Chick Peas)

Rating: 4.5 stars 206
Indian food is not just curried sauces. It's not too exotic either. Unless 'exotic' is code for 'yummy and full of flavor.' This dish features a healthy mixture of chickpeas, tomatoes, onion, and spices. Both carnivores and vegetarians will enjoy this meal. My kids love it. Leave out the green chile if the kiddies will be eating. Serve over basmati or jasmine rice and enjoy. Namaste y'all!

Vegetarian Korma

Rating: 4.5 stars 1645
This is an easy and exotic Indian dish. It's rich, creamy, mildly spiced, and extremely flavorful. Serve with naan and rice.

Vegan Sweet Potato Chickpea Curry

Rating: 5 stars 32
Yummy vegan curry dish. Serve with basmati rice and naan bread.

Inspiration and Ideas

21 Indian Vegetarian Curry Recipes
Pair any of these Indian curries with rice, naan, or chapati for a winning vegetarian meal.
Spicy Vegan Potato Curry
Rating: Unrated 1123
Abundant spices make this better than any restaurant curry I've tasted. :)
Rajma (Kidney Bean Curry)
Rating: 4.5 stars 56

Rajma is comfort food at its best. I like rajma best with simple jeera (cumin) rice. Of course, some roti would be great too. When I was in college, I ate rajma at least once a week. Cheap, nutritious, and comforting. What is not to like?