Inject some flavour and spice into your Meatless Monday with this fine selection of vegetarian curry recipes hailing from Thailand and India.
Curries can vary greatly depending on where they originate from, usually in the Indian subcontinent or Southeast Asia. They can be further defined by national, cultural, traditional and personal preference by modifying ingredients, spices and cooking methods. But the one feature that is universal is the complex combination of spices, herbs and fresh or dried chilli.
Choose your favourite in this selection of vegetarian curry recipes, from creamy fresh Thai curries to the subtly spiced deeply comforting Indian dal. Once you've mastered the basics try getting inventive with your favourite veg and spices and start the week with a spicy Meatless Monday.
Red Lentil Curry with Paneer
Paneer, the legendary Indian cottage cheese, adds texture and umami to this delightful vegetarian curry recipe made with a combination of red and black lentils. You'll love the blend of coconut milk and spices.
EGGPLANT AND SNOW PEA CURRY
This easy Thai-style curry is made with Thai eggplants and snow peas along with chilli, garlic, kaffir lime and lemongrass.
VEGAN CURRY WITH SWEET AND SOUR FRUITS
This unusual curry is a great vegan option which includes cucumber, mango, potato, corn and peppers set in a coconut milk sauce.
VEGETABLE CURRY WITH COCONUT MILK AND RICE
This is a great Thai-style curry using yellow curry paste and a multitude of fresh vegetables making for a satisfying main course.
CREAMY THAI STYLE POTATO CURRY BY FDL
Turn to this potato curry when you feel like some satisfying carbs and spice. Great for a main course when you're feeling hungry.
THAI-STYLE PUMPKIN CURRY WITH SWEET POTATOES, CABBAGE AND BEANS
This well balanced Thai style curry is packed with vibrant colour and flavour. Perfect for entertaining vegetarian friends as a main dish.
This classic Indian side dish is cheap, healthy and delicious. Perfect for a comfort food supper served along with pilau rice or chapati.
Now that you've stirred up your appetite take a look at the history and uses of curry leaves.