Our Favourite Curry Recipes From Around the World

Words: Tam Selley

Is there anything better than tender meat and juicy veggies enveloped in fragrant spices and creamy sauces? Nope is the right answer to that question. Winter and the accompanying chill bring the need for comforting dishes to warm us from the inside out. We round up our favourite curry recipes ranging from Thai to Malay to Indian style for a range of tasty and colourful curries.

Tasty Thai Curry Recipes

Thai Green Chicken Curry

The OG Thai curry dish. This classic curry is made with fresh Thai green curry paste and a light base of coconut milk.

Recipe for Thai Green Chicken Curry

Chicken Roasted in Satay Sauce with Basmati Rice

Thai red curry and saucy satay flavours come together in this fragrant Thai dish.

Recipe for Chicken Roasted in Satay Sauce with Basmati Rice

Red Curry with Thai Chicken Meatballs

A mild Thai-inspired curry with flavours of creamy coconut and fresh coriander.

Recipe for Red Curry with Thai Chicken Meatballs

Aubergine Thai Curry with Coconut Milk

This is a winning meat-free dish – baby eggplants cooked in a fragrant coconut sauce.

Recipe for Aubergine Thai Curry with Coconut Milk


Indian Curry Recipes

Instant Pot Coconut Chicken Curry

A gorgeously fragrant coconut chicken curry served with basmati rice and sambals.

Recipe Instant Pot Coconut Chicken Curry

Green Veggie and Quorn Curry with Mini Parathas

An Indian-spiced green curry made from potatoes, cabbage, coriander and spinach topped with crispy nugget bits.

Recipe for Green Veggie and Quorn Curry with Mini Parathas 

Indian Curry Recipes red goan fish curry
Indian Curry Recipes Lamb Shank vindaloo curry

Red Goan Fish Curry

A West Indian seafood curry full of exotic flavour and punch.

Recipe for Red Goan Fish Curry

Lamb Shank Vindaloo

This dish is not for the faint-hearted, only those who can withstand intense heat should attempt it.

Recipe for Lamb Shank Vindaloo

Indian Curry Recipes Rogan Josh Lamb Shanks
Indian Curry Recipes Korma Bunny Chows

Rogan Josh Lamb Shanks

Slow cooked, fall-off-the-bone lamb in a creamy sauce, serve with basmati rice and naan to really send you over the edge.

Recipe for Rogan Josh Lamb Shanks

Chicken Korma Bunny Chows

This is our contemporary spin on the Durban classic.

Recipe fpr Chicken Korma Bunny Chows

Indian Curry Recipes aloo gobi
Indian Curry Recipes tomato and coriander dhal

Aloo Gobi With Naan

A staple dish all over India and Pakistan. Enjoy as a starter or as a healthy veggie main meal.

Recipe for Aloo Gobi With Naan

Tomato & Coriander Dhal

We love the ease and simplicity of this Indian split lentil dish.

Tomato & Coriander Dhal

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Indian Curry Recipes North Indian Lamb Curry

Soft Shell Crab Curry

It’s always a good idea to cook shellfish in the shell so that the whole dish is enriched with the seafood flavours. This soft shell crab curry will cost a bit to make but it’s so worth it!

Recipe for Soft Shell Crab Curry

North Indian Lamb Curry

North Indian curries are a lot richer than the rest other regions, which is probably why we love them. This Indian lamb curry is a win.

Recipe for North Indian Lamb Curry

Indian Curry Recipes Chicken Tikka masala
Indian Curry Recipes Butter Chicken

Chicken Tikka Masala

What could be more enjoyable than sitting down to a bowl of chicken tikka masala?

Recipe for ChickenTikka Masala

Butter Chicken

A quintessential Indian curry recipe, butter chicken (murgh makhani) has wormed its way into the homes of kitchens around the globe.

Recipe for Butter Chicken


Extra’s for your Indian Feast

Indian Curry Recipes Broccoli chickpea bhajis
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Broccoli & Chickpea Bhajis

Get your guest excited for your curried feast with a starter of bhajis.

Recipe for Broccoli & Chickpea Bhajis

Simply Naan Bread

Now that you have the perfect curry, lap it all up with our simple naan bread.

Recipe for Simple Naan Bread


Cape Malay Curry Recipes

cape malay curry recipes

Fruity Lamb Curry With Yellow Rice

A curry that is suitable for the whole family, even the little ones. The added sweetness from the fruit gives this dish great balance. Add a little saffron to create beautiful yellow rice.

Recipe for Fruity Lamb Curry with Yellow Rice

Vegetarian Cape Malay Curry With Charred Apricots

We could just eat the sauce! This curry is made with Fry’s Family Foods vegetarian range and incorporates all the delicious flavours of a traditional Cape Malay curry, complete with a charred skewer and fresh naan.

Recipe for Vegetarian Cape Malay Curry with Charred Apricots

cape malay curry recipes

Spicy Cape Beef Curry

Keep the Cape chill at bay with this winter warming beef curry. Tender beef in a spicy sauce – perfect for winter chills.

Recipe for Spicy Cape Beef Curry

Braaied Lamb Tomato Bredie

A bredie is very similar to a stew but with the addition of spices. This is a classic Malay dish and is perfect for serving a hungry crowd. Browning the meat on the braai gives an extra level of delicious flavour to this dish.

Recipe for Braaied Lamb Tomato Bredie

cape malay curry recipes
cape malay curry recipes

Sophia’s Malay Chicken Curry

A simple Malay curry that will become a weeknight favourite.

Recipe for Sophia’s Malay Chicken Curry

Curried Beans

Delicious and healthy! Also, a real classic. Beans are full of protein and are also incredibly filling. We love this recipe for its flavour and cost-effectiveness.

Recipe for Curried Beans

Refer to our Handy Cook’s Guide to Different Types of Spices 

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