43 vegetarian curry recipes
Vegetables add great splashes of colour and create lighter, meat-free dishes such as aubergine dhansak, paneer tikka masala and sweet potato curry
Our best vegetarian curry recipes have been created to make the most of seasonal veg. Ideal for midweek, particularly Meat Free Monday, our easy vegetable curry recipes are quick to make. Entertaining a veggie at the weekend? Make your own samosas to start and choose of these curries to serve with homemade naan bread. Next, try our Indian vegetarian recipes and classic Indian curry recipes.
From Bombay egg and potato curry, to creamy coconut and peanut curry and Keralan runner bean curry, we have all your veggie curry needs covered. If you're looking for more vegetarian recipes to try, make a vegetarian salad to go with the curry or check our our quick veggie stir-fries, chickpea recipes, runner bean recipes and tofu recipes.
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Vegetarian curry recipes
Paneer and chickpea curry
Using a tikka paste takes any effort out of dinner but still adds lots of flavour – perfect if you’re looking for a quick and easy midweek meal.
Veggie butter curry
Swap chicken for tender cauli and mix with filling chickpeas and earthy spinach in this meat-free spin on a curry classic.
This easy vegan curry sees sweet and earthy parsnips cooked with fragrant spices, served with basmati rice to make a nourishing dinner for four.
Butter bean curry
This easy butter bean curry, made with tinned beans and fragrant spices, calls for a handful of ingredients with minimal prep required. An easy curry with maximum flavour.
Paneer tikka masala
Swap chicken for paneer to make a creamy, dreamy vegetarian masala. You'll need some tikka curry powder, which can be found in most supermarkets.
Green bean curry
This aromatic green bean curry, adapted from Laxmi Khurana’s An Indian Housewife’s Recipe Book, makes the perfect veggie main which the whole family will enjoy.
Vegan jackfruit massaman curry
A tin of jackfruit (which you can pick up at almost any supermarket) is the magic ingredient in this vegan massaman curry, served with salted peanuts.
Kolamba’s parippu (lentil curry)
This lentil curry is spiced with mustard seeds, chilli powder, curry leaves and cinnamon, creating a delicate and warming curry that’ll become a family favourite in no time. This recipe comes from Soho restaurant Kolamba.
Tofu katsu curry
A clever veggie version of a Japanese curry classic, made by coating slabs of tofu with breadcrumbs, baking them, and serving with a curried carrot, ginger and honey sauce.
This light, summery courgette curry is a brilliant meat-free dish to add to your midweek repertoire.
Vegan Thai red curry
Match shop-bought vegan curry paste with plenty of fresh ginger, mangetout, red pepper and Quorn to make a delicious meat-free Thai red curry.
Spinach, chickpea and potato curry
Try our lightly spiced vegan chickpea curry for a wholesome midweek meal for four.
Cook aubergine pieces with fragrant spices and red lentils for a hearty yet healthy vegan curry.
Vegetarian curry with chickpeas and squash
Chickpea and squash coconut curry is a great healthy, vegetarian midweek meal. If you can get it, Alpro coconut milk alternative has less saturated fat and fewer calories than regular coconut milk as it's made with a rice milk base.
Light paneer curry
Make this veg-heavy curry for a healthy meat-free meal. The peas add extra protein while ginger and plum tomatoes make a light, fragrant sauce.
Green Thai tofu curry
Looking for a quick and easy vegan curry recipe? Try our Thai curry with smoked tofu and plenty of crunchy veg, ready in 25 minutes and low in calories.
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 low calorie too.
Roast cauliflower korma
Check out our veggie korma recipe with roast cauliflower. This curry recipe is low in calories and ready in just 30 minutes, ideal for an easy midweek dinner.
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.
Coconut and peanut aubergine vegetable curry
One of our favourite vegetable curry recipes. This creamy coconut and peanut aubergine curry is vegetarian, under 300 calories and ready in just 30 minutes, making it the perfect comforting meal to make midweek. Try our best aubergine recipes here...
Sri Lankan vegan curry
Sri Lankan curries are heavily spiced, chilli-hot and rich with coconut milk. This version is easy, vegan and under 500 calories. Here are more vegetarian curry recipes to try.
Mutter paneer is a traditional north Indian curry. The texture of fresh peas stands up well against the paneer, but frozen is fine too. Ready in just 30 minutes, this can be served as a side or a main with naan or rice.
Vegetable satay curry
This creamy curry is packed with plenty of nutritious veggies, warming ginger and chilli for a healthy meat-free meal.
Coconut vegetarian dahl with naans
Make a batch of this vegetarian coconut dahl with naans and freeze for later. This recipe even includes instructions on how to make the dahl in a slow cooker.
Check out this easy dhansak recipe with mushrooms and punchy red chilli. Serve this simple curry recipe as a veggie dinner for four. If you want to learn about which mushrooms to use in your curry, check out our guide here...
Shahi paneer (paneer in creamy cashew and tomato curry)
Try our easy shahi paneer curry recipe. This vibrant Indian dish is an easy veggie curry recipe that's gluten free and simple to make.
Vegan Thai green curry
Creamy, delicately spiced Thai-style curry is a crowd-pleaser. Never think less of shop-bought curry pastes – they are simply a concentrated spice mix. Check that the curry paste is vegan, as some contain fish sauce. Get your quick vegan fix with our recipes here...
Our palak paneer is a great vegetarian curry recipe. Try this idea using paneer cheese, spinach and Indian spices. It's quick and easy to make for a vegetarian dinner, we suggest serving with rice and naan.
Sri Lankan beetroot curry
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.
Tomato, spinach and cauliflower curry
Try our 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's low in calories and gluten free. Use up your cauliflower with our recipes here.
Spiced crispy egg and lentil curry
Try our spiced crispy egg and lentil curry. This easy vegetarian curry recipe is low in calories and gluten free, perfect winter comfort food.
Our recipe for paneer masala is a great vegetarian curry alternative to the classic chicken tikka masala that meat eaters will love! Packed with flavour, this dish is easy to make, gluten free and under 500 calories – what's not to love?
Quick tamarind potato curry
We've created a simple vegan curry recipe for easy midweek dinners. This tamarind potato curry is packed with punchy flavour, it's low in calories and easily serves four. A great warming family meal.
Aubergine Thai jungle vegetable curry
Our Thai vegetable curry uses aubergines and jungle curry paste for a punchy low calorie meal ready in just 20 minutes, making a great, satisfying option, midweek. Create a Thai feast with these recipes.
Bombay egg and potato curry
Eggs really add to a vegetable curry recipe. This Bombay egg and potato curry can be made using store cupboard ingredients and is ready in just 40 minutes.
Japanese curry noodles
For a twist on a vegetable curry, try this flavoursome recipe when you're short of time but still looking for a seriously delicious dinner. You can buy blocks of Japanese curry roux (used as a soup base) in Asian supermarkets, but it’s just as easy to make your own. Get more inspiration with our Japanese recipes
Aloo gobi with poached eggs
Aloo gobi is a vibrant dish made with potatoes, cauliflower and Indian spices. Our twist on this popular delicacy serves it with runny poached eggs for a quick and healthy midweek meal.
Keralan runner bean curry
Try our idea for a vegetarian curry using runner beans. These often-overlooked veg make a tasty, spicy dish and work well with Indian spices and coconut milk.
Potato and cauliflower curry
We love this easy veggie curry. Whether you're vegetarian or not, try this fast and spicy dish, ready in about 30 minutes. Bulk it up with basmati rice or naan breads.
Chickpea and cauliflower curry
Get that tin of chickpeas involved in this protein-rich vegan curry along with plenty of warming spices and creamy coconut milk.
Chickpea, red pepper and spinach curry
Looking for a simple vegetable curry recipe? Flavoured with ginger, chilli, garam masala, cumin and turmeric, this makes a wonderfully quick after-work meal.
Cauliflower and ginger curry
Cooking this cauliflower in coconut milk and plenty of authentic spices (like lemongrass, turmeric, ground coriander and ginger) leaves it with plenty of spicy flavour. Serve this meal for four to family or friends, with all the extras.
Try our super simple dahl recipe, made from pretty basic ingredients and ready in 30 minutes. The fried onions, curry leaves and mustard seeds make a colourful, crunchy topping. Serve with flatbreads, or as a side to a curry.
Looking for Indian side dishes for your vegetarian curry?
Try our Brinjal pickle, a classic Indian condiment packed with plenty of spice and a slight sweet hit.
Our kale and paneer stuffed naan makes a great accompaniment to curry.
How about giving some vegetarian samosas a go to eat before your main?
Or make our carrot and cardamom pilaf to serve on the side
We also have a fab chickpea salad recipe to serve with your vegetable curry.
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