Curries That Are Way Easier Than You Think
If you’re on the hunt for one-pot meals that feed a crowd—or want to stretch your cooking efforts into leftovers that last for days—curries are where it’s at. What’s a curry dish, you ask? It’s basically a dish of vegetables and (sometimes) meat, cooked in aromatics (think: onions, garlic, spices) and served with rice. They’re warm and filling dishes, and you should probably get involved. These nine curry recipes, all of which can be made with 10 ingredients or less,* are about to become your go-to comfort meals.
*Keep in mind that when we say “10 or less,” we mean major ingredients. Salt, pepper, and oil are in nearly every recipe, and some call for optional ingredients and garnishes.
Cauliflower makes a winning foundation for any vegan curry, especially in this Thai-inspired dish. The simple coconut and vegetable broth sauce can be thrown together in 20 minutes, but if you have more time, take a whack at the accompanying ginger rice recipe.
Cook tender chicken with curry paste, ginger, and coconut milk for a creamy, aromatic base. Add chickpeas for extra texture and protein, and Swiss chard for a vibrant green fix. This thick stew is substantial enough to slurp solo, but if you’re craving something extra to soak up the sauce, serve with naan, pita bread, or rice.
This no-recipe dish is perfect for days when you really need to clean out the fridge. Slightly wilted leafy greens from the bottom drawer? Check. One tiny sweet potato? Yep. Three lonely carrots and an onion? Sure thing. The post mentions lots of options, but the meal will be just as tasty if you only have one or two items on the list. Seriously, anything goes!
A soupy, slow-cooked, coconut-based chicken curry is taken up a notch with the addition of sweet red peppers and chopped potatoes. Finish with a sprinkle of cashews and chopped cilantro—while they’re not essential to the dish, they seamlessly round out the texture and freshness.
For a fiery dish that will turn your face as red as its sauce, scoop up a big bowl of this lentil-based curry. Balance the heat with a few gulps of coconut milk, unless you’re channeling your inner dragon and prefer to breathe fire.
You heard it here, folks: Beets and cinnamon are a winning combination. Get ready to dye your hands pink and start chopping. Don’t go on a wild-goose chase if you can’t find black mustard seeds; the traditional yellow ones will get the job done too.
Vegetarians looking for a substantial dish should look no further than this rich mushroom curry. With a deep flavor base from fennel, cumin, coriander, and turmeric, button mushrooms take on a texture that rivals any meaty proteins.
This meal is so simple, you probably won’t believe us until you make it yourself. Just put together the sauce and pop it in the slow-cooker. Forget about it, then (in a few hours) you’ll remember that dinner’s done because the kitchen air will be filled with incredible spices.
Dig your spoon into this protein-packed dinner. Chicken and quinoa are nutrient powerhouses yet mild in flavor, so the real stars of the show—ginger, garlic, and garam masala—can shine.