Sometimes only a well-spiced, creamy curry will cure those hunger pangs. Curries are great for feeding a family – you can use up storecupboard ingredients, they're adaptable and can be as healthy as you like. Whether you need a vibrant veggie dish or a chunky chicken crowd-pleaser, you'll find a recipe that kids and adults alike will wolf down with gusto. These dishes are all fairly mild, but you can ramp up or tone down the spices depending on your tastes.


Discover everything you'll ever need for a filling family meal with our family & kids section, and get even more spicy supper inspiration with our healthy curry collection.

1. Spinach, sweet potato & lentil dhal

sweet potato and lentil dhal on plate with fork

Get your fill of nutritious veggies with our healthy storecupboard spinach & sweet potato dhal. This colourful plateful is stuffed to the brim with flavour and counts as three of your 5-a-day. It takes just 10 minutes to prep, so it's perfect for a busy weeknight when you don't have time to spend in the kitchen. It's also freezable for when you need curry in a hurry.

Want even more healthy curry recipes that won't break the bank? Watch our video and learn how to make our easy kidney bean curry, and take a look at our ultimate veggie curry collection.

2. Curried cod

Cod curry in pot

Our easy curried cod is another healthy midweek triumph. This pocket-friendly fish curry is filling, family-friendly and tasty. The wonderful one-pot recipe is perfect if you're going to get in late from work, as it takes just 10 minutes to prepare. Pair it with fluffy naan bread, a bowl of rice and all your favourite curry trimmings.

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3. Chinese chicken curry

Chicken curry in bowl with rice and chopsticks

Keep to classic flavours with our simple Chinese chicken curry. This aromatic dish full of ginger, turmeric and curry powder is bound to become a firm family favourite. A dash of soy sauce adds a savoury umami hit, and the cornflour will keep your chicken pieces nice and tender. Winner winner chicken dinner!

Get even more hunger-busting recipes with our healthy chicken curry collection.

4. Easy butter chicken

Chicken curry with rice and naan bread on plate

Fancy a healthy version of your favourite takeaway? Try the ultimate fakeaway, our easy butter chicken. Marinate the chicken the day before for an extra flavour hit – the chilli powder is balanced out by the cooling natural yogurt. Serve with a sweet mango chutney or a punchy lime pickle and plenty of naan bread.

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5. Creamy veggie korma

Vegetable korma in pot

The korma is the undisputed king of crowd-pleasing curries. Our adaptable veggie korma is creamy, healthy and you can use a mix of whichever veggies you like most. You can also use a slow cooker to do the work for you if you're short on time. Pep up the spices for those who can handle the heat. Freeze any extra portions for simple, speedy suppers later in the week.

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