What’s not to love about curry? Satisfying, nourishing, comforting dishes that can incorporate a wide variety of veggies, proteins, grains, you name it! Add in the fact that you can vary the spice to your liking and end up with a healthy, delectable dish and we’re surprised curry isn’t already your favorite food. One of the best things about it is how versatile it is, and our amazing bloggers have plenty of tips and tricks to take your curry to the next level and make it even more delicious! Curry up and check out these ideas from our wonderful bloggers, and find all of these recipes on our Food Monster App!

1. Chickpeas

Image Source: Apple Chickpea and Coconut Curry


Chickpeas are not only a great and nutritious protein source, but they also can bulk up your curry and add a nice heartiness that will make it even more filling! Adding chickpeas will always be a good choice – just look at how awesome this Apple Chickpea and Coconut Curry from Laura Nockett looks! The addition of even more veggies ups the nutrients in this well-loved recipe for Roasted Red Pepper, Chickpea, and Spinach Curry from Sonja Trurnit.

Pairing more flavors with your chickpeas and curry will keep you from getting stuck in a curry rut! The masala spice in this Chickpea Masala Curry from Taryn Fitz-Gerald will amaze you, and the balance of spice and cool coconut in these Coconut Curried Chickpeas With Wilted Greens from Adam Merrin and Ryan Alvarez!

2. Potato

Simple Pea and Potato Curry

Image Source: Simple Pea and Potato Curry

What could make a comforting dish even more comforting? Potatoes, of course! Most people love potatoes, and they really shine in creamy and delicious curries. This Simple Pea and Potato Curry from Jodi Kay will get you started with a delicious and easy to make potato curry, as will Jennifer Harmon‘s Super Simple Potato Curry!


You can then branch out and try different kinds of potatoes in your curry. Experiment with all different types, they’ll all be delicious! For example, red potatoes are awesome in this Herb-Infused White Sesame Curry With Red Potatoes and Mushrooms from Gunjan Dudani! If you’re someone who prefers sweet potatoes to regular potatoes, give this Sweet Potato Kale Curry from Charanya Ramakrishnan a try.

3. Lentil

Image Source: Kabocha Squash Lentil Curry

Similarly to chickpeas, lentils add a boost of protein as well as a heartiness to any dish, but they really shine in curries where their flavor and texture is amazing! The relatively neutral flavor of lentils pairs well with a variety of different ingredients, like squash in this gorgeous Kabocha Squash Lentil Curry from Kaylee Pauley, who also brings us another example of pairing lentil curry with seasonal produce with these Lentil Curry Stuffed Sweet Potatoes!

The spice levels in curry can be easily varied, depending on how you like it! Green, red and yellow curry all have varying spice levels. Green curry is spicy (and delicious), so if you can handle a kick then check out this Green Curry Lentil Soup from Kristina Humphreys! If you need a little bit of sweetness to balance out the spice, then this Sweet and Spicy Spinach and Lentil Curry from Maria Koutsogiannis is for you.


4. Fruit

Blood Orange Tofu Curry

Image Source: Blood Orange Tofu Curry

Yes, you read that right – fruit! Fruit flavors are amazing in curry, as the sweetness balances out the spice and savory elements and creates a flavor profile that you’ll love. Check out this Blood Orange Tofu Curry from Lorna that features an amazing vibrant color!


For a milder and sweeter curry, check out this Pineapple Massaman Curry from Kirsten Kaminski. If you’re running short on time but still want a fantastic curry for dinner on one of these cold winter nights, don’t worry – this Instant Pot Tofu Mango Coconut Curry from Vegetarian Indian Cooking with Your Instant Pot is the answer to all your problems!

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Lead Image Source: Blood Orange Tofu Curry