Healthy Recipes with Curry

Find healthy, delicious recipes with curry powder, curry paste and curry leaf, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Roasted Cauliflower & Potato Curry Soup

Rating: 5 stars 61
In this healthy cauliflower soup recipe, roasting the cauliflower first adds depth and prevents the florets from turning to mush. A little tomato sauce and coconut milk give the broth a rich, silky texture. Serve with a dollop of sour cream or yogurt, if desired.
By Danielle Centoni

Slow-Cooker Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
Skip the roasting in this butternut squash soup recipe and let your slow cooker do the work instead. Just load up all the ingredients into the crock pot, set it and forget it for an easy, healthy dinner or packable lunches.
By Carolyn Casner

Chickpea & Potato Curry

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
This fast Indian-style curry comes together with ingredients you most likely have on hand, like frozen peas and canned tomatoes and chickpeas. Plus, using these spices shows how simple it is to make a curry sauce for an easy vegetarian recipe. Serve with whole-wheat naan to sop it all up.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Curried Sweet Potato & Peanut Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 10
In this flavorful soup recipe, sweet potatoes simmer in a quick coconut curry, resulting in a creamy, thick broth punctuated by notes of garlic and ginger. We love peanuts for their inexpensive price and versatile flavor. They're also a great source of protein--1 ounce has 7 grams.
By Lauren Grant

Roasted Chickpea Curry Bowl

Rating: 5 stars 2
You'll get a serious dose of plant-based protein with this meal! The curry-infused cauliflower and chickpeas taste hearty and satisfying, while quinoa adds an extra boost of protein.
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By Sara Haas, RDN

Butternut Squash Soup with Avocado & Chickpeas

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
Jazz up a can of soup by adding protein with chickpeas and flavor with curry powder. Stir in a little Greek yogurt to make it creamy.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Chickpea & Potato Hash

Rating: 5 stars 8
The eggs cook right on top of this chickpea and potato hash--cook them a few extra minutes if you prefer hard-set eggs. Serve with warm pita bread and a cucumber salad with mint and yogurt.
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Spicy Coconut Chicken Soup

Rating: 5 stars 1
This spicy coconut chicken soup is a meld of sweet and sour flavors, while dried chile adds subtle heat.
By Samantha Fore

Meal-Prep Curried Chicken & Chili-Lime Chicken

Rating: 5 stars 2
Save time and maximize your efforts by mixing up two separate chicken marinades and cooking multiple recipes at once. This simple but flavorful meal-prep chicken dinner idea lets you cook ahead and not be bored with your choices by mid-week. Both recipes are roasted together on a baking sheet; a foil barrier keeps them separate. Make this base chicken recipe and use it to create the Meal-Prep Chili-Lime Chicken Bowls & Meal-Prep Curried Chicken Bowls (see associated recipes) for lunch or dinner this week.
By Carolyn Casner

Red Lentil & Cauliflower Curry

Rating: 3.5 stars 4
This cauliflower curry recipe also features red lentils, which turn yellow when cooked. Curry powder, onions, cumin and other seasonings give this vegetarian dinner tons of flavor. Serve over rice to complete the meal.
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Squash & Red Lentil Curry

Rating: 4 stars 27
This healthy red lentil curry recipe has a rich flavor and complexity that tastes like it takes hours to prepare. Butternut squash and coconut milk combine with the lentils to make a hearty vegetarian dish. Serve with brown rice or naan bread.
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Roasted Tofu & Broccoli with Peanut-Curry Sauce

Rating: 3.5 stars 3
Learn how to roast tofu with this easy method that ensures crispy tofu every time.
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By Adam Dolge
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Inspiration and Ideas

Indian-Spiced Cauliflower & Chickpea Salad
Rating: Unrated 2
Lime juice, ginger, jalapeño and parsley are the stars of this curried cauliflower and chickpea vegetarian, main-dish salad.
Cauliflower Chicken Curry
Rating: Unrated 1
Yogurt combined with spices coats cauliflower and chicken thighs in this Indian-inspired curry. The longer you marinate the chicken and cauliflower, the richer the taste, but even 20 minutes of marinating time will give you great results. Smoked paprika adds a more complex flavor, but regular paprika works well too. Serve this saucy dish with brown rice to complete the meal.
Apricot Glazed Chicken with Potatoes & Asparagus
Rating: 4.5 stars 2

Curry powder is a powerhouse ingredient because it combines a medley of flavorful spices—usually turmeric, fenugreek, coriander and peppers—all in one jar. Increase the heat in this dish by using a hot or red curry powder.