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10 quick and easy vegetarian curry recipes

by Lottie Huckle

published on 21 July 2016

Few meals are as satisfying and restorative as a freshly cooked curry. For vegetarians in particular, curries are a year-round staple, the perfect thing to cosy up to on a damp evening, or to help you make the most of vibrant summer vegetables. Here, we’ve gathered ten of our favourite quick and easy vegetarian curry recipes, ranging from a ten-minute chilli paneer to a creamy courgette and aubergine dish. Scroll on to view the full collection.

Rainbow Chard Saag Aloo

Rainbow Chard Saag Aloo

This recipe from Meera Sodha’s cookbook, Fresh India, makes for the perfect midweek meal.l Bright, bold and full of flavour, it can be on the table in less than 30 minutes.

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Courgette and Aubergine Curry

Courgette and Aubergine Curry

A tasty and nourishing choice, this flexitarian dish from the Hemsley sisters can be made with water in place of bone broth. It’s a one pot affair, meaning less time spent on the washing up. 

Mighty Mushroom Curry Red Lentils, Brown Rice and Poppadoms

Mighty Mushroom Curry Red Lentils, Brown Rice and Poppadoms

This recipe proves that veggie curries can still be super satisfying. Packed with meaty mushrooms and filling lentils, this weeknight hero won’t let you down. 

Chilli Paneer

Chilli Paneer

Paneer makes for an excellent alternative to meat in curries and is the perfect canvas for lively spices. This Meera Sodha recipe can be on the table in 10 minutes so is something of a midweek saviour.

Stir-fried Aubergines Cooked in a Tamil Nadu Style (Kathirikai Poriyal)

Stir-fried Aubergines Cooked in a Tamil Nadu Style (Kathirikai Poriyal)

This is just one of the many indispensable recipes from Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Easy Vegetarian – a must-have for any veggie curry connoisseurs. This recipe showcases the humble aubergine and makes it something to shout about. 

Gujarati Dal with Peanuts and Star Anise

Gujarati Dal with Peanuts and Star Anise

Another must-make from Meera Sodha’s Fresh India, this Gujarati Dal is taken to new heights with the addition of red-skinned peanuts and star anise. If you’re looking to save time, make sure to soak your lentils the night before cooking. 

Chana Palak Curry

Chana Palak Curry

This recipe from Dean Edwards’ Feelgood Family Food is a store cupboard miracle. Packed with vegetables, gently spiced and ready in under 20 minutes it’s perfect for satisfying those after-school and post-work appetites. 

Indian Lentil-Cauliflower Soup

Indian Lentil-Cauliflower Soup

by Angela Liddon

This curried soup is the epitome of comfort food. Not only is it a truly warming and nourishing eat, it’s also simple to assemble and makes for some very handy leftovers.   

Roasted Cauliflower with Punjabi Seasonings

Roasted Cauliflower with Punjabi Seasonings

Elevate the humble cauliflower with this recipe from Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Easy Vegetarian. Serve alongside chapattis, rice and yoghurt relish for the ultimate quick and easy feast. 

Pumpkin, Black-eyed Bean and Coconut Curry

Pumpkin, Black-eyed Bean and Coconut Curry

Meera Sodha hits the vegetable-coconut curry out the park with this recipe from Fresh India. Bookmark this one; it’s sure to become an enduring favourite. 

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