Vegan curry lovers, look no further; I have a collection of 20 vegan curry recipes that are perfect for dinner. The recipes are easy to make, dairy-free, and plant-based. In addition to dinner, these recipes are perfect for meal prepping.
In the mood for a curry dinner? There are so many great recipes that it can be hard to narrow down the perfect dish. To help, I have compiled 20 vegan curry recipes from favorite bloggers.
The curry recipes included in this roundup have been inspired by several different Asian countries. Most of these recipes are easy to make, including a few made with an Instant Pot!
About Indian Curries
Indian curries have evolved over the centuries. Archaeologists have found evidence of curry on the sub-continent as far back as 2000 BCE. Over time each region has developed a distinctive use of spices, flavors, and techniques.
Indian curry dishes use water as a base, usually thick in consistency and spicy in flavor. It is popular to enjoy these curries with steamed rice and Indian breads.
A standard Indian curry contains at least five spices, and it is not uncommon to find dishes made with up to 10 spices. The spices used in making an Indian curry vary by region. Try the different Indian curries in this post and see how different the flavors can be.
About Thai Curries
Thai curries are known for their spicy chili. Thai restaurants typically ask customers if they would like their food mild, medium, or hot. I like hot food, and I always order mild spice. That is because, in Thai cuisine, hot means HOT!
Thai curries tend to be made with full-fat coconut milk, but light coconut milk can easily be substituted. To make a curry without coconut milk, you can substitute cashew cream or non-dairy milk (it will not be as creamy).
Here is a quick breakdown of the five most common Thai curries found in the west:
- Yellow - Tends to have a mild taste and is bright yellow from the turmeric and mustard seeds.
- Red - By far my favorite style. This curry combines sweet flavor from lemongrass and ginger and spice from chiles.
- Green is made with young green chilies and is generally considered the spicier of the three colors.
- Panang - Combines mild spices and peanuts, creating a smooth and soft curry.
- Massaman - Is similar to Panang. However, the peanuts are roasted, and the chilies are a little spicier.
In the world of curries, ingredients are easily substituted. Here are some suggestions that I am most commonly asked about.
Rice - If the recipe calls for rice, you can easily use brown rice, white rice, or cauliflower rice. Basmati rice is perfect with just about every curry recipe.
Coconut Milk - Is a common ingredient in making a creamy vegan curry. I always use full-fat coconut milk for the richest sauce possible. Lite coconut milk can also be used, but the dish might not be as creamy if you are using coconut cream in place of full-fat coconut milk a common substation ratio is ⅓ coconut milk and ⅔rd water or vegetable broth.
Curry Powder - If you need a curry powder substitute, I have 10 great curry powder suggestions to help you out.
These are all awesome recipes and I will be trying to make one a week! My family loves all kinds of curries.
Excellent, let me know how they turn out!
I love curry soooo much, I don't even know where to start! All of these curries look so mouthwatering.
Thank you! I hope you are able to try a couple.
I love this amazing selection of curries! I tend to make the same ones over and over so this variety is inspiring!
Hi Emily, thank you. I hope you like them.
Love this list!! Bookmarking it. All the recipes are so delicious and flavourful!!
Thank you, let me know how they turn out.
so many yummy recipes to enjoy! can't wait to try them all!
Thank you! Let me know how they turn out.
great round up of recipes. i can't wait to try them
Thank you! Let me know how they turn out.
What an excellent selection of curries! I am crazy about curries and have them year-round at least two times per week! I find them super comforting and easy to make. I am sure I will make every single one on this article! thanks for such a nice collection! Cheers!
Thank you! I am so happy you like them.
Anna - Vegnfit
Thank you for sharing this Vegan Curry Compilation. I love a good curry and this is very helpful ?
Thank you! I am so glad you like the compilation.
I love curry but find myself making the same recipes over and over again. This is such an awesome collection of easy vegan curries. Looking forward to trying something new!