Main Dish Curry Recipes

Browse more than 500 main-dish curry recipes, from South Asian-style curries to Thai, Japanese, Caribbean, and Anglo-Indian versions.

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Indian Chicken Curry (Murgh Kari)

Rating: 4.5 stars 1134
This is an easy recipe for Indian chicken curry with just the right amount if spice.

Chef John's Tandoori Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 40
Tandoori chicken gets its name from the clay oven it is traditionally cooked in, the tandoor. The chicken is marinated in yogurt and an incredibly complex mix of spices, and then roasted in the extremely hot tandoor oven. Don't worry if you don't have a tandoor clay oven sitting in the backyard; a grill will work just fine.

Vietnamese Beef And Lettuce Curry

Rating: 4 stars 25
A delicious mild curry to serve with steamed or boiled rice that's relatively simple to prepare. The use of lettuce in cooked meals is also an interesting novelty for Western tastes used to having it only in salads and buffet dishes.

Shrimp Red Thai Curry

Rating: 4 stars 73
This is the quickest and easiest shrimp red Thai curry recipe ever. Great for an impressive dinner party, because it tastes great but hardly takes any time at all (especially if you buy your prawns already peeled). Serve with hot jasmine rice.

Weeknight Aloo Gobi Saag

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
Whenever I am craving Indian food, a golden saag always appears in my mind's eye. Popping mustard and cumin seeds sizzling alongside soft sweet potatoes or cauliflower, adorned with wilted collard greens. Saag dishes are most commonly eaten in the Indian subcontinent in Nepal, Odisha, and West Bengal. It's traditionally served with a maize flour roti, fluffy naan, or chapati in the Punjab region, where it's most commonly eaten.

Indian Chicken Curry II

Rating: 4.5 stars 1439
This is an adaptation of yellow chicken curry from India. The aromas and flavors are a delight to the senses! It is best served with fresh Naan bread and Jasmine or Basmati rice.

Indian-Style Butter Chicken (Murgh Makhani)

Rating: 4.5 stars 29
This is a North Indian style of chicken curry. Serve garnished with sprigs of fresh coriander. If possible, purchase dried red chile peppers or ground red chile powder from an Indian grocery store, instead of using American-style chili powder in this dish.

Singapore Noodle Curry Shrimp

Rating: 4.5 stars 88
This Singapore noodle shrimp curry is made in one skillet for a delicious dinner!

Rajma (Kidney Beans)

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
This is a typical Punjabi recipe that is enjoyed with rice by all!
By SavitaJ

Jamaican Curried Goat

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
He likes it hot, I like it good. We compromise on jalapeno peppers.

Kashmiri Lamb

Rating: 4.5 stars 56
This recipe has been with me for over 30 years; it was given to me by a Kashmiri guy I shared a house with when I was 17. This is his mum's family recipe. Kashmir's cuisine combines the area's fruits and nuts with the ingredients and the cooking style of the Moghuls. This rich stew makes a marvelous main dish. Serve it with hot steamed rice or crusty breads. This is lovely!
By The Gnome

Inspiration and Ideas

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Indian Chicken Curry
Rating: 4.5 stars 1422

An Indian-inspired chicken curry with an unbeatable combination of flavors.