Homemade Curry Recipes You Can Make in Under 45 Minutes
Thai Green Curry Chicken
Here's an easy curry recipe you'll make again and again, thanks to the slightly sweet green curry paste sauce and the mere 35 minutes it takes to make. Start by stir-frying some veggies, add in bite-size pieces of chicken thighs and your sauce, then serve with rice, coconut, and cilantro. That's it! Dinner for four is served.
Chicken Curry Skillet with Rice Noodles
If you're feeling so rushed you can't imagine also cooking up a side of rice or pasta to serve with your chicken curry recipe, here's an option for you—rice noodles that cook simply by soaking in water, no boiling water needed. While your noodles soak, skillet-cook your chicken and veggies. Then, in the same skillet (there's only one pan to clean!), make your curry sauce. Add everything back to the skillet to boil for a few minutes so all the elements of your one-dish meal are hot.
Chickpea Tikka Masala
The unifying element of most “curry” recipes, no matter the country of origin, is a highly-spiced sauce for the meat and/or veggies of the dish. Chicken tikka masala is considered more of British curry, but we morphed the poultry-containing version into a vegan curry recipe by substituting chickpeas for the usual chicken. Served with hot cooked rice, it makes a hearty curry dinner with no meat needed.
There's no shredded coconut here unless you get an inkling to add some. The coconut mentioned in the name refers to the coconut milk added to this red curry recipe. Coconut milk and a bit of peanut butter smooth out the bold curry flavor, making this one of our favorite-ever chicken curry recipes. Three kinds of veggies and a scoop of brown rice complete the 40-minute meal.
Thai Green Seafood Curry
Here's your new favorite way to eat seafood—in a curry recipe. Shrimp and/or scallops make an elegant protein choice with the usual curry recipe ingredients. Thanks to the quick-cooking seafood and speedy stir-fried veggies, this easy curry recipe is ready to serve in just about 35 minutes.
Indonesian-Style Beef and Rice Bowls
We call it a rice bowl, but with red curry paste, coconut milk, rice, and veggies, it eats very much like a curry recipe. But instead of sautéeing the veggies, you add them raw for maximum crunch and freshness. We used ground beef instead of chicken or pork. It's a fun take on an easy curry recipe you can whip up in 45 minutes.
Butternut Squash and Chickpea Curry
Wanting to incorporate vegan meals into your diet more often? Ease your way in with this vegan curry recipe that gets loads of fiber from butternut squash and chickpeas. The chickpeas help increase the protein content, too. Combined with vegetables, coconut milk, curry paste, and cilantro, it creates a slightly sweet and spicy meal.
Spicy Stir-Fried Turkey and Greens
Pull out your wok (or a large skillet) to sauté some veggies, then add your ground turkey and high-flavor additions of curry powder, fresh ginger, and spices. Finally, toss in a generous helping of spinach and yogurt for irresistible creaminess to this 30-minute curry powder recipe. We served with couscous, but brown rice, bulgur, or any whole grain is a great nutritious option.
Vegetable Fried Rice with Red Curry Nut Sauce
Thai Cauliflower Curry
Going meatless? We have a curry recipe for that. While fish sauce and chicken broth keep this veggie-forward dish from being vegetarian, you could easily swap vegetable broth and soy sauce to make it one of your new favorite vegetarian curry recipes. The cauliflower and zucchini help make the dish heartier. For more texture variety and a bit more protein, sprinkle with peanuts before serving.
Coconut-Curry Noodle Bowl
One saucepan does all the work of marrying the flavors of veggies, coconut milk, curry powder, spices, and chicken so you're left with only a single pan to clean. Ramen noodles replace the usual rice for a unique twist on a healthy curry recipe that's ready in under a half hour!
Thai Pork and Vegetable Curry
You choose the curry flavor you like best in this skillet dinner. The recipe simply calls for bottled curry paste, so use what's in your pantry or buy your family's favorite flavor on your grocery run. Then combine it with succulent pork tenderloin, veggies, and a side of orzo for a change from the usual rice. Serve with lime wedges and/or sprinkled with herbs to amp up the freshness.
Mango Chicken Curry Skillet
This has got to be hands-down one of our easiest chicken curry recipes. Only 7 ingredients and about a half hour to make, it's a weeknight wonder that dirties only one pan. Mango offers delicate sweetness to the healthy curry dish.
Coconut Salmon Curry
This seafood curry recipe is a fun spin on the usual pork or chicken. Flaky salmon compliments the usual peppers, carrots, and ginger. Add a small can of pineapple chunks for unexpected tropical flavor. In about 30 minutes you'll be savoring a heart-healthy curry recipe full of fiber and protein.