Vegetarian curry recipes

Create tasty vegetarian curries at home packed with spices that taste even better than takeaway ones.
Published 21 January 2018 | Updated 31 May 2024
Red curry tofu and vegetable stew

Making healthy vegetarian curries at home can be a delicious and nutritious way to lose weight. Here are some tips to make your curries healthier and more weight-loss-friendly, along with the nutritional benefits of plant-based curries.

  • Use plenty of vegetables: Vegetables are packed with fibre, vitamins, and minerals, and they're often 0 Points. Add a variety of colourful vegetables like capsicums, onions, tomatoes, broccoli, and spinach to your curries to boost the nutritional value and add flavour.
  • Use plant-based protein sources: Instead of using meat, use plant-based protein sources like lentils, chickpeas, tofu, or tempeh—all ZeroPoint foods. These sources of protein are low in fat and high in fibre, which can help keep you feeling full longer.
  • Use herbs and spices: Herbs and spices like turmeric, cumin, coriander, and ginger not only add flavour to your curries but also have many health benefits. Turmeric, for example, has anti-inflammatory properties, while ginger can aid digestion.
  • Avoid processed foods: Avoid using processed foods like canned sauces or packaged mixes, which can be high in sodium and preservatives. Instead, make your own sauces using fresh ingredients.

Plant-based curries have many nutritional benefits, including being high in fibre, vitamins, and minerals. They're also low in saturated fat and cholesterol, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease.

Recipes for vegetarian curries

Keen to try out some of these great tips for making healthier vego curries at home? Browse our range of vegetarian curries below to discover how tasty they can be, you will never want to buy takeaway curry again.

With recipes for Thai pumpkin and chickpea curry, with red curry paste, fresh ginger and coconut milk this rich red sauce packs a lot of flavour. Or try our egg and lentil curry with lots of spices including cardamom, turmeric and garam masala. Just looking for a super simple vegetarian curry? Go for our red vegetable curry, with 6 ingredients and ready in 30 minutes, curries don't get much easier than this one.