You’re going to need some rice, bread, oat milk, or a heaping serving of naan to get through some of these curries. Despite the hot seasoning, these dishes are also delicious and filling. Here a 10 curry dishes for those that need an extra kick!
1. Spicy Curry Vegan Meatballs and Orzo
If you have ever had Jamaican curry, you know it’s spicy! Embrace the heat with this Spicy Curry Vegan Meatballs and Orzo by Shanika Graham-White, a tender vegan meatball mixture simmered in a sauce of hot peppers, veggie stock, garlic, and coconut milk. This is the meatiest vegan dish on Earth!
2. Spicy Curry Laksa
Source: Spicy Curry Laksa
Laksa is a spicy rice noodle soup that’s popular in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and other Southeast Asian countries. There are many different regional varieties of this soup, but curry laksa is distinct for being especially rich and savory thanks to the use of coconut milk. Laksa is simple to make, nourishing, and full of fresh, vibrant flavors. You have to try this Spicy Curry Laksa by Tiana Haines!
3. Sweet and Spicy Watermelon Curry
Source: Sweet and Spicy Watermelon Curry
This Sweet and Spicy Watermelon Curry by Anuja Kohli Mariwala is going to be one of your go-to recipes after the first try. It’s easy, quick, beautiful, and delicious. Plus, this is a low-waste dish because it uses almost all of the watermelon. Hop in the kitchen and whip up a batch of this subtle, light, summery curry the next time you have company – it will be a hit.
4. Spicy Jamaican Curry
Source: Spicy Jamaican Curry
This Caribbean tofu curry recipe has a perfect balance of creaminess and spiciness, thanks to the addition of fragrant spices and cooling coconut milk. This Spicy Jamaican Curry by Andri Neocleous is a perfect option for an alternative comforting mid-week dinner that even non-vegans will enjoy!
5. Spicy Coconut Plantain Soy Bean Curry
Adding plantains to this dish might seem odd, but they complete the recipe in a tasty way. In this version, the plantains are wrapped in coconut flour and then deep-fried. This Spicy Coconut Plantain Soy Bean Curry by Rakhee Yadav is scrumptious, spicy, and highly addictive—another soul-satisfying vegan dish.
6. Cauliflower Gashi: Spicy Cauliflower Curry
A gashi is a thick coconut-based stew from the coastal region of Mangalore, India. Cauliflower is mild and soothing on its own, but it can stand up to its share of assertive spices. The cauliflower is lightly sautéed in a blend of savory and fragrant spices (fenugreek, cumin, coriander, black pepper, and cinnamon) and then simmered until fork tender. Serve with either your choice of rice or piping hot naan. This Cauliflower Gashi: Spicy Cauliflower Curry by Rinku Bhattacharya is spectacular!
7. Spicy West African Chickpea and Kale Curry
Who’s down to try this Spicy West African Chickpea and Kale Curry by Elsie Kriz for lunch or dinner? Loaded with some potatoes, kale, and spice to boot. There is something very fulfilling about a meal you can whip up in 30 minutes and get the family happily fed in little to no time. Nutritious, delicious, and probably the best leftovers for your next day’s soup and sandwich brunch.
8. Bhindi Masala Curry: Spicy Stuffed Okra Curry
Okra/bhindi are first sautéed until tender, then stuffed with the spice powder. When ready to eat, the stuffed bhindi is served with simple tomato gravy. This Bhindi Masala Curry: Spicy Stuffed Okra Curry by Pavani Nandula goes well with both rice and roti.
9. Spicy Peanut Curry With Lentils and Millet
This Spicy Peanut Curry With Lentils and Millet by Sonja Trurnit is made with a blend of spices and peanut butter for a rich, flavorful sauce. On top of an already stacked roster of ingredients, it includes savory tomatoes, hearty sweet potatoes, and kale. It’s served with lentils and millet on the side, so it’s sure to keep you feeling full and satisfied.
10. Gulla Kolupkari: Konkani Spicy Eggplant Curry
This Gulla Kolupkari: Konkani Spicy Eggplant Curry by Kushi is a West Indian curry and is an easy-to-make dish that’s ready in just 30 minutes. If you like spicy foods, then you’ll love this. It’s tangy from the tamarind, spicy from red chili powder, and best served with steamed rice.
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