Curry is one of those dishes that seems to have an endless amount of possibilities. You can make it as spicy or mild as you want, add any vegetables, and top it with whatever sauce you prefer. 

If you’re a curry fan, you’ve already experimented with several recipes. But if you’re looking for some new ideas, then keep reading. This post includes five other curry recipes sure to please your taste buds.

Vegetable curries 

This is a basic simple recipe you could apply to any vegetables you prefer: 

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and ginger, and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the curry powder, turmeric, cumin, coriander, and cayenne pepper, and cook for 1 minute longer.

Stir in the diced tomatoes with their juice, coconut milk, and chopped vegetables, like carrots, zucchini, eggplant, potatoes, and cilantro. Bring to a simmer and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes—season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve over rice.

Lentils curries ( DAL ) 

Dal is a dish made from lentils and legumes. It is a staple in many Indian households and is often served with rice or flatbreads. Dal can be made using various lentils and legumes, and the spices used can vary according to taste. Here is a basic recipe for making dal at home:

Bring the lentils, water, and salt to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the oil or ghee in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, cumin seeds, turmeric, ground cumin, and black pepper. 

Cook until the onion is soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir the onion mixture into the lentils. Add the tomatoes and peas and simmer until the lentils are tender and the flavors have melted, about 10 minutes. Garnish with cilantro leaves, if desired. Serve hot over-cooked rice. 

Paneer Curries:

Paneer curry is a dish made with paneer cheese, like tofu, and spices. The cheese is usually cubed or sliced and then cooked in a gravy made from tomatoes, onion, and spices. Paneer curry is a popular dish in Indian cuisine.

Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. Let them fry for a few seconds until they start to change color. Add onions, garlic, ginger, and green chili. Fry until the onions are golden brown. Add tomatoes and all the dry spices, cumin, coriander, and red chili powder. Fry for a few more minutes until the tomatoes are soft. Add dal and the cubed paneer. Add enough water to cover the dal and paneer. Bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes or until it is cooked. Garnish with cilantro and serve hot with rice or roti. Enjoy!

Aloo Anday Ki Bhujia 

This simple one-pot potato curry is quick and easy with great flavors. This method is using a pressure cooker, but you can boil the potatoes on the stove as well! 

Start by Peeling and chopping the potatoes into small pieces. Pressure cook the potatoes with enough water for three whistles. Once done, mash the potatoes and keep them aside. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin and mustard seeds. Once the seeds start crackling, add chopped onions and fry till they turn translucent.

Add ginger, garlic, green chilies, turmeric powder, coriander powder, and salt. Add mashed potatoes and mix well. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add water and cook for another 5 minutes till the mixture thickens. 

Serve hot with Rotis or rice.

Spinach Saag 

Saag is a term used in Indian cuisine for a range of dishes made primarily from either fresh or frozen spinach, mustard greens, kale, collard greens, turnip greens, and Channa saag. It is a popular dish in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian Indian cuisine. It is typically cooked with ginger, garlic, onion, and a variety of spices. Saag is often served with roti, naan, or rice.

In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and ginger and cook until the onion is softened, about 5 minutes. Add the spinach and cook until wilted, about 5 minutes. Add the vegetable broth and cream and bring to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve over cooked noodles or rice.

I hope you got inspired to make this delicious vegetarian curry at home. It’s a wonderfully healthy meal that is easy to cook and has great flavor. If you have any questions or feedback, please let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading!

Author Bio:

Hi, I’m Rana and I blog at My passion for food began very early in my life. And after managing a cafe, a granola business and helping other food businesses scale up, I found my true calling in creating wonderful recipes so that everyone can enjoy cooking as much as I do! Don’t forget to follow me on my social channels- instagram and pinterest.

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