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    The 25 BEST Vegetable Curry Recipes

    I’m a big curry head, in case you haven’t noticed! And one thing that I love about curries is that they pack so much flavor, even a simple vegetable curry can be a satisfying meal.

    So whether you’re a devoted vegetarian, or just trying to incorporate more meatless meals into your diet, curries are a great choice.

    I have compiled this collection of amazing vegetable curry recipes from GypsyPlate and around the internet, and it includes 25 dishes that are sure to satisfy your cravings. Cook your way through them all, and be sure to let me know your favorites!

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    Vegetable Curry Recipes:

    1. Palak Paneer (Saag Paneer)

    Palak paneer is a classic north Indian spinach curry loved not just in India, but worldwide. It’s a top pick on most Indian restaurant vegetarian menus!

    And here’s my simpler take on this awesome green spinach dish. It’s got creamy, delicate flavors without going too heavy on the Indian spices. Just pair it with paratha or rice and enjoy this delicious curry.

    Get the Recipe: Palak Paneer

    2. Creamy Vegetable Korma

    If you want something Indian that’s easy and super tasty, give this korma a try. I am certain you will be hooked on this Indian curry!

    It’s super creamy and combines various veggie flavors without overshadowing the classic Indian curry taste and the best part is you can customize it any way you want, It’s an absolute vegetarian delight.

    Get the Recipe: Vegetable Korma

    3. Cauliflower Peas Masala (Gobi Matar)

    Make cauliflower and peas masala, or gobi matar, your new go-to homestyle Indian veggie dish. It’s simple, tasty, and good for you!

    In this, the tender cauliflower florets soak up the flavorful masala, which is made in a few super easy steps, and sprinkled with the sweetness of the peas. Give it a shot and enjoy the flavors of a typical Indian home.

    Get the Recipe: Gobi Matar

    4. Japanese Vegetable Curry

    Searching for a tasty meatless Monday dinner recipe? Look no further than this hearty and flavor-packed Japanese vegetable curry! It’s one of the easiest curries you’ll ever make!

    You just need to grab some pantry staples and one special ingredient that you can find in most supermarkets: curry roux, and that’s it. You are bound to enjoy this curry as much as I do.

    Get the Recipe: Japanese Vegetable Curry

    5. Paneer Jalfrezi

    Learn how to make the best and hassle-free paneer jalfrezi at home, it’s a simple and quick stir-fry dish with cottage cheese, bell peppers, and some delicious Indian spices!

    It’s often enjoyed with rotis or naan bread, or you can mix it up with dishes like rice bowls, burritos, and more. Give it a try and I am sure you will love it.

    Get the Recipe: Paneer Jalfrezi

    6. Sauteed Spinach and Potatoes (Aloo Palak)

    Potatoes and spinach make a great veggie combo, and this version of my sauteed spinach and potatoes recipe is simply outstanding!

    It is basically an easy stir-fry with some humble ingredients and light spices that transform the flavors to make this a great dish. You can serve this with your favorite breads, or add them to your bowl meals.

    Get the Recipe: Aloo Palak

    7. Dal Tadka (Yellow Indian Lentils)

    Dal – a must in every Indian home! With numerous varieties, this dal tadka is a top pick found in every Indian restaurant!

    The recipe is simple and even if you’re missing a couple of the ingredients just give it a go, it’ll still taste amazing. I bet you’ll enjoy this classic plant-based meal that’s loved by every Indian.

    Get the Recipe: Dal Tadka

    8. Chana Masala

    This Indian & Pakistani-style chana masala recipe is bursting with flavor. It has the perfect level of tanginess and is packed with spicy goodness!

    It features tender chickpeas cooked in a deliciously spiced curry using basic South Asian ingredients. Perfect for your laid-back weeknight meal which is also healthy, vegan, and gluten-free, Enjoy!

    Get the Recipe @ teaforturmeric

    9. Vegan Thai Red Curry

    Is there anything cozier than this big bowl of vegan Thai red curry? I doubt it!

    This curry has a deliciously creamy sauce, and the texture and taste are just amazing and it only takes 30 minutes of your time, isn’t that great? So dont wait and give this hearty red curry a try tonight.

    Get the Recipe @ noracooks

    10. Creamy Potato Curry

    This creamy potato curry recipe is a great reason to really go for carbs at dinner!

    It’s packed with comforting potatoes in a creamy sauce with spices, and a touch of sweetness from the peas makes everything just so delicious. Enjoy!

    Get the Recipe @ connoisseurusveg

    11. Cauliflower Tikka Masala

    You won’t believe how simple it is to make this absolutely delicious cauliflower tikka masala at home!

    Its flavorful, bold, and with just a hint of spice that makes this whole dish fantastic. Simply follow this easy recipe and surprise your family with this curry delight.

    Get the Recipe @ veganhuggs

    12. Matar Paneer

    Check this out; yet another famous Indian curry, matar paneer! This version is super easy, homestyle, and bursting with delicious flavors!

    Also, this curry is rich even without cream or nuts and is made with tender paneer chunks and green peas cooked in a delicious onion-tomato gravy. Perfect with roti, naan, or rice. Dive in!

    Get the Recipe @ theflavoursofkitchen

    13. Punjabi Rajma Masala (Red Kidney Beans Curry)

    Try making one of north India’s top dishes, Punjabi rajma masala aka red kidney bean curry at home with this simple recipe!

    This recipe involves cooking the kidney beans in a tasty, onion-tomato gravy and then following some insiderer tricks to really nail this delicious curry. The best part is that this curry is protein-rich, vegan, and gluten-free, so it’s a win-win recipe for everyone.

    Get the Recipe @ whiskaffair

    14. Malai Kofta

    Malai kofta is a super tasty vegetarian dish with ‘koftas’ – veggie meatballs made of crumbled paneer and mashed potatoes!

    It is a dish fit for royalty, with the fried koftas served in a sauce of tomatoes, cream, and aromatic spices; making it simply and irresistibly delicious. You just need to stick to this recipe and follow the tips to nail the perfect version.

    Get the Recipe @ carameltintedlife

    15. Baingan Bharta

    This eggplant dish popularly known as baingan bharta will totally win you over!

    Imagine a smoky eggplant mash mixed with a tasty mix of garlic, ginger, spices, and tomatoes. It’s smooth and jammy, with a tempting smoky aroma, and packed with cozy, zesty, Indian spices.

    Enjoy it as a main dish with homemade naan or rotis or as a side dish. This one is also naturally vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, and soy-free.

    Get the Recipe @ rainbowplantlife

    16. Mixed Vegetable curry

    This mixed vegetable curry is a simple and tasty way to add more veggies to your diet. It’s creamy, gluten-free, and can easily go vegan!

    So, learn how to make this Punjabi-style curry at home with this amazing recipe. You can use your Instant Pot or stovetop, both versions are included in this. Now don’t wait and give this curry a try soon.

    Get the Recipe @ shwetainthekitchen

    17. Paneer Butter Masala

    This restaurant-style paneer butter masala is hands down one of my all-time favorite recipes, and it’s also one of those popular recipes that everyone loves!

    I enjoy having this with plain basmati rice or butter naan. Try it once and I guarantee it will become your family’s number one curry recipe.

    Get the Recipe @ myfoodstory

    18. Dal Makhani

    Dal makhani is a deliciously creamy north-Indian curry filled with black lentils, kidney beans, aromatic herbs, and toasted spices!

    Try this awesome recipe for a flavor-packed vegetarian lentil curry that is made super easy with the Instant Pot method alongside some easy tips and notes. So get ready to be wowed by this hearty Indian curry.

    Get the Recipe @ spicecravings

    19. Bharli Vangi (Maharashtrian Stuffed Brinjal Curry)

    Bharli vangi is a delicious Maharashtrian-style stuffed brinjal curry recipe where baby eggplants are filled with a flavorful peanut masala and cooked in a spicy onion-tomato gravy!

    Enjoy this with roti, paratha, or plain rice for a wholesome meal. Give this tasty dish a go with this easy recipe and watch it become your favorite in no time.

    Get the Recipe @ whiskaffair

    20. Mushroom Masala

    Check out this Punjabi-style mushroom matar recipe using your Instant Pot or a regular pot on the stovetop!

    This 30-minute recipe is so easy and quick, perfect for those busy weeknights. And guess what? It’s vegan, gluten-free, and tastes awesome with basic fridge and pantry staples. It’s a must-try recipe for all you curry lovers out there.

    Get the Recipe @ shwetainthekitchen

    21. Punjabi Kadhi Pakora

    I guarantee this Punjabi kadhi pakora is going to be your new favorite curry. In fact, not only you but your entire family is going to devour this delicious kadhi!

    This north Indian kadhi is all about deep-fried fritters that are then soaked in a yogurt-based curry with gram flour and spices. Simply pair this with hot, steamed, white rice, and your new comfort food is ready.

    Get the Recipe @ cookwithmanali

    22. Tofu Curry

    Looking for a hearty, satisfying, meatless curry? Well, you’re in luck! This tofu curry is the perfect choice for you!

    This cozy one-pot curry recipe is filled with delicious flavors using simple ingredients. It is perfect for your quick and healthy weeknight meal that we’re sure everyone is going to enjoy.

    Get the Recipe @ wellplated

    23. Lobia masala

    This lobia masala, also known as black eye peas curry is like the perfect mix of healthy, tasty, and cozy.

    Give this easy and delicious recipe a shot! Also, they’ve shared two ways to make this at home – one using an Instant Pot and the other using a pressure cooker. Both turn out amazing, so pick your preferred method and enjoy.

    Get the Recipe @ shwetainthekitchen

    24. Sweet potato and red lentil curry

    If you’re craving curry but don’t want to make your usual one, then I have got you covered with this tasty and healthy sweet potato and red lentil curry recipe!

    This curry is delightful and perfectly balanced in flavors and textures. We’re sure that it is going to be loved by all age groups and will surely satisfy your cravings.

    Get the Recipe @ lazycatkitchen

    25. Aloo Baingan (Eggplant/Aubergine and Potato Curry) 

    This aloo baingan or eggplant/aubergine and potato curry is a tried-and-tested recipe using basic ingredients that you already have in your pantry!

    This Pakistan & north India-style vegan curry is always amazing and you can totally serve it to guests too.

    Get the Recipe @ teaforturmeric

    I hope you enjoy these delicious vegetable curry recipes as much as I do. There’s such a big variety, it’s hard to pick a favorite!

    Save or pin this collection of great recipes so you always know where to find it. And be sure to subscribe to GypsyPlate, we’re always cooking up new easy recipes for you!

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    25 BEST Vegetable Curry Recipes

    My collection of tasty Vegetable Curry Recipes includes a variety of great meatless dishes that are packed with flavor.


    • 1.5 cups toor dal
    • 4-5 cups of water
    • 1 medium sized onion
    • 3 medium size tomatoes
    • 1 green chili or jalapenõ
    • 3 Tbsp ginger garlic paste (equal parts ginger and garlic)
    • 1 tsp mustard seed, divided
    • 1 tsp cumin seeds, divided
    • 12-14 curry leaves
    • ½ tsp turmeric powder
    • 1 tsp red chili powder
    • 3 tsp coriander powder
    • 2-3 whole dried red chilis
    • 6 Tbsp ghee (divided)
    • 1 tsp salt (plus to taste)
    • Big handful of cilantro


    1. Wash your toor dal a few times, replacing the water until it is clear.
    2. Place dal in pressure cooker with 4-5 cups of water, 1 tsp salt and a pinch of turmeric. Seal lid. Cook over medium high heat for 6 whistles of the pressure cooker. Remove from heat *but do not remove lid!*. There is still a great deal of pressure built up which must dissipate, set aside 10 minutes.
    3. Chop onion and tomatoes small dice sized. Chop green chili. Make a rough paste of ginger and garlic together.
    4. In a heavy bottomed pan over medium high heat, heat ghee or oil and once hot add half each of mustard seeds and cumin seeds until they start to pop. Add curry leaves and sauté 10 seconds. Be cautious, this step can cause splattering oil.
    5. Add in chopped onions and cook for 3-4 minutes, until they are soft and start changing color. Add ginger garlic paste, chopped green chili and sauté for a minute. Now add in chopped tomatoes along with your spice powders. Mix well and cook for 10-15 minutes, until tomatoes are soft and cooked.
    6. Add the cooked dal. Mix in additional water, according to the consistency you like. Some prefer a little thicker dal and some soupy. And let it simmer for 10 minutes. Add in chopped cilantro.
    7. For the final tempering, in a small pan (such as a tadka pot), heat 4 Tbsp ghee. Repeat the tempering process in step 4, but this time add dried red chilis along with the curry leaves. At the very end, add a pinch of red chili powder, then pour this tadka mixture over the dal.
    8. Mix well and serve with basmati rice. Garnish with extra cilantro.

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