It’s National Curried Chicken Day! So we thought we would show you how to make delicious, seasonal curries without the chicken. From pumpkin to sweet potato, to legumes, we’ve got you covered. We have so many seasonal recipes on our Food Monster App, these are just a few of our favorites!

1. Red Lentil Coconut Curry Vegan Gluten-Free Red Lentil Coconut Curry with side of rice

This Red Lentil Coconut Curry is full of protein and iron and cooks in a short 20 minutes! Plus, the ingredient list isn’t too long, so this is an ideal meal to make after a day of work or school when you still want something delicious and nutritious but don’t want to be in the kitchen for over an hour. Make a big batch and eat the leftovers all week long, because the flavors develop even further in the refrigerator.


2. Vegetable Protein Curry Vegan Gluten-Free Vegetable Protein Curry with a side of rice

The list of ingredients for this protein-packed curry may look a little odd, but we assure you that the combination is out of this world. When we say this Vegetable Protein Curry recipe is packed with protein, we mean it. Chickpeas and tofu and peppered throughout this super creamy mushroom gravy and coconut milk-based broth.

3. Hearty Pumpkin Chickpea Curry Vegan Grain-Free Hearty Pumpkin Chickpea Curry with garnish

Pumpkin and coconut milk are the chocolate and peanut butter of the savory world. The news hasn’t full broken yet, so the couple has yet to get the attention they deserve, but trust us when we say the pair makes for creamy, indulgent food like you have never had before. What better time to make this warming Hearty Pumpkin Chickpea Curry than now when the vegetable is seasonal and fresh?

4.Slow Cooker Winter Squash Quinoa Curry Vegan Slow Cooker Winter Squash Quinoa Curry with topping

This Slow Cooker Winter Squash Quinoa Curry is a quick and easy, hearty, and healthy meal that will warm you from the inside out. A chilly day and a hearty dish are a perfect combination. Thai curry powder makes this dish spicy while quinoa and butternut squash make it ultra-comforting.

5. Nourishing Potato Curry With Kale Vegan Nourishing Potato Curry With Kale, peas, and a side of rice

This is an unprocessed, simple-to-make, meal loaded with hearty plant foods, including kale, potatoes, peas, and tomatoes. However, the real star-ingredient of the dish is coconut. So, whip this Nourishing Potato Curry With Kale up while you attempt to stay warm wherever you are and enjoy the toasty, spiced flavors it brings.


6. Easy Cauliflower Chickpea Curry Vegan Gluten-Free Easy Cauliflower Chickpea Curry with a side of rice

This Easy Cauliflower Chickpea Curry is ready in 20 minutes! It uses coconut milk and tomatoes to make it thick and so creamy! It’s the kind of curry-in-a-hurry that gets you from the HANGRY-gotta-make-food side of dinner to the full-belly-happy side, without a lot of work, weird ingredients or TIME at all.

7. Mushroom Butter Masala mushroom butter masala

If you’ve been to an Indian restaurant, chances are you’ve seen butter masala on the menu. It’s a rich and delicious gravy curry with a sauce made creamy through the addition of milk or cream and butter. This vegan Mushroom Butter Masala is a spicy, creamy and a delicious dish that is the perfect accompaniment for steamed rice, flatbread, or even dosas.

8. Crispy Coconut Tofu With Bok ChoyVegan Crispy Coconut Curry with Bok Choy with a side of rice and sauce

If you’re looking for an effortless curry dish, your search ends here. This Crispy Coconut Tofu With Bok Choy is affordable, approachable, and can pair with any veggie you like. It’s crispy, sweet from the coconut flour and coconut rice, and also spicy from the Sriracha!

9. Quick Pumpkin and Carrot CurryQuick Pumpkin and Carrot Curry [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Made with fresh pumpkin and hearty carrots, this creamy and filling Quick Pumpkin and Carrot Curry is perfect for cold weather and so simple to make.


10. Everyday Chickpea Curry Vegan Everyday Chickpea Curry over rice, topped with cream and pita

In terms of one pot, nourishing and soul-satisfying meals, chickpea curry or Chana Masala certainly takes the cake. There are a certainly a plethora of recipes for this dish, and rightfully so. However, this Everyday Chickpea Curry recipe is a wildfire of flavor. It is just the right compromise of warming heat, tangy tomato gravy, with a backbone of spices and aromatics.

11. Tofu Tikka Masala with Mushroom and SpinachVegan Tofu Tikka Masala with Mushroom and Spinach topped with cilantro

Blending what is essentially two amazing recipes into one, the result is the most delicious and mouthwatering tofu tikka masala with mushroom and spinach, deep in flavor and rich in texture. This Tofu Tikka Masala with Mushroom and Spinach is a must for everyone that enjoys Indian cuisine.


12. Ginger Garlic Tofu Curry Vegan Ginger Garlic Tofu Curry in sauce with garnish

Combat your seasonal allergies by making this creamy coconut-based Ginger Garlic Tofu Curry with a touch of turmeric powder and garam masala. This dish can be made in a short 30 minutes which allows you to enjoy the rich layered flavors and aromas without sweating over the stove.

13. Bagara Baingan: Eggplant Curry Vegan Gluten-Free Bagara Baingan: Eggplant Curry with garnish

 Bagara Baingan: Eggplant Curry is a scrumptious curry dish popular in Hyderabad, India and other states. The combination of peanuts, sesame seeds, and coconut come together and impart a rich, nutty flavor in the dish. The eggplant is traditionally deep-fried but shallow frying works just as well. The vegetable is then simmered in a spicy, tangy, and creamy gravy.

14. Kale Tofu Curry Vegan Gluten-Free Kale Tofu Curry

This Kale Tofu Curry recipe is based on the traditional Indian dish methi malai paneer. Methi is a popular greens in India from fenugreek seeds and has a bitter taste and flavor. This curry uses kale instead of the traditional methi. Soaked almonds give the dish its creamy texture and tofu is tossed in for added protein.

15. ‘Butter’ Masala With Roasted Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Vegan ‘Butter’ Masala With Roasted Sweet Potato and Cauliflower with herbs

This ‘Butter’ Masala With Roasted Sweet Potato and Cauliflower is so easy to make and delicious that it will have you singing with joy! It is made in mere minutes because all you have to do is whisk all the ingredients together and simmer it until hot. It doesn’t get any simpler than that! The sauce perfectly coats the roasted vegetables, making an indulgent meal that will surely warm your heart and soul.


Vegan Nourishing Potato Curry With Kale, peas

So there you have it! Seasonal, warming, curry recipes that will totally rock your world! If you’re looking for more seasonal dishes, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

Lead image source: Everyday Chickpea Curry