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24 Popular Types of Curry Dishes You Can Easily Make At Home

Curry is a great satisfying dish that offers a burst of flavor with every bite. We’ve compiled 24 popular types of curry dishes from around the world that can be made easily at home without breaking the bank.
24 Popular Types of Curry Dishes You Can Easily Make At Home
24 Popular Types of Curry Dishes You Can Easily Make At Home
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Curry dishes are a staple in many households worldwide, and for a good reason. Different types of curry never fail to make for a comforting satisfying meal.

Are you ready for a curry-filled adventure? Do you want to learn how to make the most popular types of curry dishes right in your own kitchen? Then keep on reading!

From classic creamy Indian curries to spicy Thai curries, Japanese curry, and comforting Caribbean flavors, these 24 recipes will take your taste buds on a flavorful journey without leaving the comfort of your home. So grab those pots and pans and learn how to make the most popular varieties of curry right for the whole family to enjoy.

Indian Curry Types

When someone says curry, Indian cuisine is probably one of the first to come to mind. Indian curry is a dish that has developed over thousands of years of Indian culinary culture, providing an incredibly varied range of flavors.

A variety of tasty Indian curries full of flavor and aroma from cumin, garam masala, coriander, and turmeric have conquered the world and become associated with a comforting meal guaranteed to satisfy.

From classics like tikka masala and chicken korma to padan paneer and organ josh, Indian curry continues to spread globally, making it one of the most popular types of cuisine worldwide.

So take a look at this selection of Indian curries and learn how to make these delicious dishes yourself.

1. Rajasthani Kadhi

SOUPMAIN DISH

Indian Yogurt Curry (Rahasthani Kadhi)

Enhance Your Palate

Rajasthani Kadhi is a classic spicy Indian yogurt curry often made in wintertime. Serve it with steamed basmati rice or this vegetable biryani.

2. Chicken Tikka Masala

LUNCHDINNER

Homemade Chicken Tikka Masala

Picture The Recipe

Chicken tikka masala is a beloved curry dish made of chicken marinated in spices and yogurt, then cooked in a creamy tomato-based sauce. Its origin is not confirmed, but many attribute it to the Indian community in Great Britain. It is similar to butter chicken popular in the North of India.

The dish is one of the most popular Indian food items that you could find in both Indian restaurants and other establishments alike, able to please all sorts of taste buds. It is hugely popular in the UK. It's even been dubbed 'Britain's National dish.'

For many Indian curries, there are no set ingredients, so you can often find variations based on the chef's preference. This variation ultimately leads to different tastes worldwide, making it an exciting culinary experience like no other.

3. Butter Chicken

MAIN DISHCHICKEN

Butter Chicken

Anju's Recipe Book

Butter chicken is an Indian curry dish that originated in Punjab, a northern Indian state known for its traditional Indian cuisine. This popular Indian dish is made with tender pieces of chicken cooked in a creamy gravy consisting of tomatoes, yogurt, butter, and Indian spices like garam masala. The mixture gives the chicken its signature flavor and juiciness, making it popular across cultures. Butter chicken usually goes well with plain basmati rice or naan bread.

4. Chicken Korma

DINNERMAIN DISH

Creamy Chicken Korma with Cilantro Rice and Naan

Chef'd

Korma is a mild curry containing spices like turmeric, ginger, and cilantro and is made with yogurt and nuts. It is one of the less spicy curries originating in Northern India. This recipe is a very simple version you can easily enjoy at home in under an hour.

5. Dum Aloo Curry

DINNERMAIN DISH

Dum Aloo Curry Recipe

Cookilicious

Dum Aloo is a delicious Indian veg potato curry recipe cooked in Dhaba style. Here, mini or little potatoes are simmered in a creamy, flavorful onion-tomato gravy, making it perfect for families who are craving some restaurant-style food at home.

6. Kondai Kadalai Kuzhambu

HEALTHYDINNER

Kondai Kadalai Kuzhambu (South Indian Chickpea Curry)

Cookilicious

Kondai Kadalai Kuzhambu is a delicious chickpea curry cooked in Chettinad style. This vegan dish has an impeccable flavor and is easy to make on a weeknight!

7. Chana Masala

MAIN DISHINDIAN

Chana Masala

Anju's Recipe Book

Chana masala is a traditional Indian curry made with chickpeas. Garam masala means 'hot spice mix' in English.

8. Naranga Curry

DINNERMAIN DISH

Naranga Curry

Anju's Recipe Book

Naranga is a sweet and zesty curry made with citrus juice from lemon or pomelo, tamarind paste, and jaggery.

9. Kadai Paneer

DINNERMAIN DISH

Kadai Paneer

Cookilicious

This easy recipe will make this most popular restaurant-style Kadai Paneer curry at home. This fried paneer butter masala is finger-licking good! A vegetarian meal that's delicious and spicy and pairs best with Indian flatbread and rice.

10. Rogan Josh

LUNCHDINNER

Mutton Rogan Josh

Anju's Recipe Book

This very famous Kashmiri dish is full of unique texture and flavor! This is traditionally enjoyed during winter, made with a blend of spices and slow-cooked.

11. Murg Musallam

MAIN DISHINDIAN

Murg Musallam

Jolly Homemade Recipes

This chicken is a delicious curry from Mughlai Cuisine made from fresh spices in onion base thick-creamy gravy that is mildly spicy and tastes great with Naan or Paratha. The dish was popular among the royal Mughal families of Awadh.

12. Vindaloo

DINNERMAIN DISH

Tofu Vindaloo with Cauliflower and Mushrooms

Chef'd

This is an easy vegetarian tofu vindaloo similar to the kind found in Indian restaurants.

13. Prawn Curry with Green Mango

HEALTHYLUNCH

Prawn Curry with Green Mango

Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen

The Prawn and Raw Mango Curry is an Indian specialty made when mangoes are in season. The raw mangoes impart a light tangy flavor to the fantastic dish.

Thai Curry

Thai-style curry has seen an explosion of popularity worldwide over the past few decades due to its unique combination of ingredients and spices. Thai curry is different from other Asian curries in that it uses complex blends of aromatic herbs and spices, such as lemongrass, kaffir lime, Thai chilies, and galangal. Thai curry dishes often offer a pleasant balance between sweet and spicy flavors.

14. Thai Green Curry

LUNCHDINNER

Thai Green Curry

Wok & Skillet

This velvety Thai Green Curry with tender chicken and loads of fresh vegetables is packed with fantastic flavor and tastes much better than takeout!

15. Thai Red Vegetable Curry

EVERYDAYSPICY

Thai Red Vegetable Curry

SideChef Everyday

Made with a rich and spicy Thai red curry paste, to which you can add your favorite vegetables, it’s sure to satisfy all your tastebuds and make for an irresistible option. Plus, there are enough leftovers for the next day – if you don’t eat it all! Whether as a mid-week pick-me-up or an indulgent cozy night in, this vegetable curry will hit the spot.

16. Thai Red Curry Shrimp

LUNCHDINNER

Easy Thai Curry Shrimp

Wok & Skillet

This Thai-style red curry is creamy, silky, and irresistible. Even better, it's super easy to make, and you might already have most of the ingredients in your kitchen.

17. Khao Soi

SOUPLUNCH

Khao Soi

Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen

Khao soi is a famous yellow coconut curry noodle soup from Northern Thailand. It is thick, rich, and full of incredible flavors!

18. Banana Thai Curry

LUNCHDINNER

Banana Thai Curry

Live Eat Learn

This Banana Thai Curry, with mashed bananas, red curry paste, chickpeas, and cashews, is a simple, healthy way to enjoy a curry with less fat and calories.

19. Kari-Kay Malaysian Chicken Curry

LUNCHDINNER

Kari-Kay (Nyonya Chicken Curry)

Bake with Paws

This dish is traditionally served to celebrate a newborn baby’s full moon for Malaysian Chinese. This curry recipe uses fresh herbs ground into a paste for a fresh curry sauce.

20. Japanese Chicken Curry

DINNERMAIN DISH

Japanese Curry with Rice

Master Of Japanese Cooking Academy

This curry can be created from scratch in your own kitchen, and your guests will be super impressed with the rich aroma and flavors of the spices - don’t forget to serve it with rice!

Caribbean Curry Dishes

Curry dishes are an intricate part of the Caribbean. Curry dishes with goat, chicken, seafood, or pork are incredibly popular in Jamaica and have unique flavors one can only find in that region.

21. Coconut Curry Chicken

DINNERMAIN DISH

Coconut Curry Chicken

CaribbeanPot

Marinated pieces of chicken simmered in a rich coconut curry sauce will be one of the best curry dishes you've ever had.

22. Curry Chickpeas with Potato & Spinach

DINNERMAIN DISH

Curry Chickpeas with Potato & Spinach

CaribbeanPot

In less than an hour, you’ll enjoy one of the best vegan curry dishes you’ll ever have. Made with chickpeas, potato, and spinach. Perfect for a weeknight dinner.

23. Curry Goat

DINNERMAIN DISH

Ultimate Slow Cooker Curry Goat

CaribbeanPot

This is a classic Caribbean curry goat recipe adapted for a slow cooker.

24. Caribbean Curry Fish with Green Mango

DINNERMAIN DISH

Caribbean Curry Fish with Green Mango

CaribbeanPot

This dish hits the spot when looking for something warm and comforting. This combination of mango and fish came about to stretch the dish when one didn’t have a lot of fish and a few people to feed. Plus, the tartness of the green mango works well with the curry base.

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