We've gathered the 30 BEST Vegan Curry Recipes right here for you! From classic Indian curries like korma and tikka masala to Thai-inspired curries and everything in between, there's something for everyone. So whether you're a fan of spicy curries or prefer something milder, you're sure to find a recipe that suits your taste buds.
Welcome to our vegan curry recipe roundup!
If you're looking for a delicious and healthy meal option, look no further than curry.
Curry is a flavorful and versatile dish that can be made with a variety of ingredients and spices.
Whether you're a long-time vegan or just looking to try something meat-free, vegan curry recipes are a great way to explore new flavors and experiment with different ingredients.
What is curry?
Curry is more of a cooking style than a dish. Variations of curry are popular in many countries around the world, from India, Japan, and Thailand, to Vietnam, the Caribbean, and Indonesia.
It typically consists of a spiced sauce or gravy, served with a variety of ingredients such as meat, fish, vegetables, or legumes.
The base of curry usually involves a mix of onions, garlic, ginger, and a variety of spices. Some of the most commonly used spices include cumin, coriander, turmeric, and garam masala.
Once the spice base is cooked down, vegetables and legumes are added to the pot.
Some curries feature a thicker sauce while others have a thinner broth-like consistency, and others are more like seasoned rice or have deep-fried proteins.
Ingredients used in curry can vary greatly depending on the country, region, and even community.
What are Vegan Curries?
These dishes do not contain any animal products, such as meat, dairy, or eggs. Instead, vegan curries rely on a combination of spices and plant-based ingredients to create a depth of flavor and texture.
Popular vegetables used in vegan curries include sweet potatoes, cauliflower, spinach, and tomatoes, while common legumes include chickpeas, lentils, and beans.
Coconut milk is a popular ingredient in vegan curry recipes, providing a creamy texture and slightly sweet flavor to balance out the spices.
Other ingredients like lime juice, cilantro, and fresh chili peppers can be used to add additional layers of flavor and freshness to the dish.
You can adapt most curry recipes to be vegan with a few simple swaps. Just swap from meat to vegetables or tofu, dairy cream to coconut milk, and ghee (butter) to oil or vegan butter.
How To Serve Curry
You can enjoy curries as a standalone meal, or you can pair them with rice, quinoa, or naan bread for a more filling dish.
Some Indian curry side dishes and dips:
- Turmeric Rice - a vibrant yellow flavorful rice.
- Pilau Rice - classic Indian rice with gentle spices.
- Coconut Rice - sweet and rich rice.
- Easy Naan Bread Recipe (yeast-free) - 15 minute fresh naan breads. We love these! Just use vegan yogurt.
- Chapati - an Indian flatbread.
- Poppadoms - Crispy chickpea flour crackers.
- Bombay Alloo - Bombay potatoes.
- Baked Spinach Cauliflower Pakoras - Bundles of vegetables.
- Onion Bhaji - Onion and spices in dumplings.
- Mango Chutney - A sweet and spicy dip.
- Raita - yogurt mint and cucumber dip.
Why You Should Make Vegan Curry
Not only are curries super tasty and endlessly versatile, but there are also other great reasons to make more of them:
- Delicious and satisfying: Curry is a flavorful and filling dish that is loved by many people around the world with different seasoning profiles.
- Customizable: You can use a variety of ingredients to customize to your taste preferences, spice levels, or dietary needs.
- Freezer-friendly: They also usually freeze well, so you can make a double batch and freeze some for later. This is perfect for busy weeknights when you don't have time to cook from scratch.
- Cheaper than take-out: You can usually make your own at home for a cheaper price than buying them from takeout curry restaurants.
- Nutritious: They can contain a variety of vegetables and legumes, making them a great source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
- Budget-friendly: You can make them with affordable ingredients, so they're a great option for those on a budget.
- Eat more legumes: Legumes are nutritious ingredients that you can use to bulk out and add goodness to your dish.
- Meal prep-friendly: you can make it in large batches and reheat it throughout the week. Try serving it a little differently each night with different side dishes.
- Comforting: The warm and spicy flavors make great comfort food.
- Meat Free: you can make them with a variety of plant-based ingredients.
In this roundup, we are sharing some of our favorite vegan curry recipes from around the web.
From classic Indian curries to Thai-inspired curries and everything in between, you'll find something for everyone.
Whether you're a fan of spicy curries or prefer something milder, you'll find a recipe that suits your taste buds. Let's get started!
Vegan Curry Recipes
If you're looking for a delicious and healthy meal option, look no further than curry. Curry is a flavorful and versatile dish that can be made with a variety of ingredients and spices. Try meat free Indian curries, Thai Curries, Japanese , Caribbean, or Vietnamese!
The Best Red Lentil Dahl recipe! It's a tasty easy 1-pot restaurant-style Indian dhal curry that's ready in just 25 minutes. With red lentils, coconut milk, and simple spices, it's a protein-packed, creamy, and delicious daal. Hundreds of 5-star reviews.
This creamy Chana Masala is a curry dish that’s made with no coconut. It has an easy homemade curry paste with simple ingredients stirred into tomatoes, chickpeas, and creamy yogurt (use vegan yogurt) for a tasty curry that's ready in under an hour!
The Tarka Daal curry is made of a thick and tasty chana dal topped with spice-infused oil for a wonderful, deep, and rich flavor. Make it at home from scratch, and it tastes just like at Indian restaurants!
This kidney bean curry is comforting, nourishing and so easy to make! Rich spices, nourishing beans, healthy spinach and it's ready in just 25 minutes!
Roasted carrots have a sweetness that perfectly balances the curry spices and lentils in this tasty curry. It's unusual but out-of-this-world-good!
Make this tasty lentil curry right in your Instant Pot! It's thick, rich, creamy and tastes incredible.
It's so easy to veganize many of your favorite curries. This version of Butter Chicken is veganized with plant-based ingredients and full of roasted cauliflower instead of meat.
This is our go-to quick midweek dinner! You can make this tasty vegan chickpea curry in just 20 minutes in 1-pot. With only 115 calories, it's easy, healthy, and absolutely delicious! Coconut-free.
Bombay Aloo (or Bombay potatoes) is a simple and delicious Indian dish. The easy recipe is ready in just 20 minutes.
You only need 20 minutes and 10 ingredients for this tasty Tofu Curry! It has a flavorful curry sauce with Indian spices and cubes of crispy fried tofu, with spinach.
Cà Ri Chay (Vietnamese Curry)
Cà Ri Chay is a Vietnamese Vegetarian Curry, but if you swap the condensed milk for a vegan version, or more coconut milk, then it's vegan MADE for bread dunking! The vegetables are cooked until tender, melting into a pot of spices.
Lentil Coconut Curry
This Lentil Coconut Curry is a healthy and satisfying curry that can be made in the slow cooker, Instant Pot, or on the stovetop. It's full of flavor and really easy to make!
Vegan Chinese Vegetable Curry
You only need 30 minutes for this tasty vegan Chinese Curry! It's full of eggplant, cabbage and green beans with a tasty sauce of Malaysian curry powder, five spice, coconut milk and ginger.
Thai Vegan Yellow Curry with Vegetables
This Thai Yellow Vegetable Curry is ready in just 30 minutes! It's filled with potato, tofu, carrots, beans and other vegetables in a fragrant turmeric and coconut milk sauce.
In just 30 minutes you can sit down to a bowl of zucchini curry! This Indian curry has rich spices and coconut milk gravy.
Curried Mung Beans
Make the most of nutritious mung beans in this tasty, vegan, and oil-free curry. Ready in 40 minutes.
Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Curry
In this tasty curry, tender chunks of sweet potato are cooked in a peanut butter, coconut milk, and Thai red curry paste sauce.
Red Lentil Sweet Potato Curry
You will love this cozy red lentil sweet potato curry that is a mouthwatering, comforting dish that is perfect with some naan or rice. Ready in 40 minutes.
Vegan Chinese Curry
This easy, 20-minute Vegan Chinese Curry is loaded with healthy vegetables, vegan soy curl chicken, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, and lots of tasty 5-spice sauce!
Tofu Panang Curry
This Vegan Panang Curry is rich and creamy. This authentic Thai curry has a balance of sweet and spicy flavors, tofu, and vegetables and is so easy to make in under 30 minutes.
Butternut Squash Curry
If you're looking for a super simple vegan curry, then this recipe fits the bill! It's ready in 35 minutes with just 8 ingredients, without scrimping on flavor!
Vegan Tofu Katsu Curry
Breaded fried tofu and vegetables in a tasty Japanese curry sauce! Learn how to use Japanese curry packets to make restaurant style Japanese comfort food at home.
Cauliflower Tikka Masala
This simple cauliflower tikka masala features cauliflower and chickpeas in a creamy tomato and coconut-milk-based gravy.
Tofu, Coconut and Mango Chutney Curry (vegan)
This Mango, Tofu and Coconut Milk Curry is readsy in just 30 minutes in 1 pot! Plus, it's bursting with flavour, with pieces of firm tofu cooked in a coconut milk and mango chutney sauce. Light, dairy-free and delicious.
Thai Green Curry with Tofu
This vegan Thai green curry has crispy tofu and a homemade Thai green curry paste.
Vegan Massaman Curry
This vegan Massaman Curry is a Thai curry made with a variety of whole spices such as cardamom, cumin, coriander, nutmeg, star anise, or cinnamon. The paste is cooked with coconut milk and a selection of veggies and potatoes.
Butter Bean Curry
This deliciously creamy Butter Bean Curry is wonderfully fragrant and creamy, made with spices, canned butter beans, and coconut milk. Freezer-friendly.
Vegan Sri Lankan Curry
A tasty, easy Sri Lankan vegetable curry with sweet potatoes. It has a beautifully rich and deep flavour thanks to garlic, ginger, chilli, curry spices and cloves, all mellowed out with creamy coconut milk.
Vegan Palak Paneer
In this vegan palak paneer, paneer cheese is replaced by tofu cubes. They're served in a creamy, flavourful spinach gravy. You would never be able to guess that the 'paneer' is actually tofu!
Mushroom Bhaji (Vegan Mushroom Curry)
This easy mushroom bhaji recipe is a vegan mushroom curry with a tomato based sauce. It's made with simple ingredients, and it is rich, flavourful, and on the table in just 15 minutes!
Vegan Jamaican Curry Tofu
This vegan Jamaican curry tofu combines authentic Jamaican spices with hearty chunks of tofu to make a filling and satisfying curry. It’s a meatless version of curried chicken and it's delicious when served with rice and peas.
Totally drooling looking at all these curry recipes, so happy I found your website! Definitely going to try some of these on the weekend!
Mushroom curry on the table in 15 minutes! Yes, please! That will give me time to start making another one of the dishes on this list too!
OOH that butternut squash curry looks so good I can almost hear it calling my name! Thanks for sharing!
I love curry - there are so many options on this list I can't decide which one to try first!
Such a wonderful collection of vegan curry recipes! I especially love the Thai Green Curry with Tofu and Vegan Sri Lankan Curry.