17 Luscious Curry Recipes

This curry recipes are pretty easy to make and yields delicious meal that will warm your body and soul.

Pakistani lamb nihari garnished with sliced ginger and lemon.

As the weather turns colder and colder, it’s the perfect time to warm up with delicious comfort food. And what’s more comforting than a piping hot bowl of flavorful curry? 

These seventeen mouth-watering spicy curry recipes offer bold and aromatic spices. They are perfect to give warmth and comfort to combat the chilly weather. These dishes are easy to make, from creamy aubergine curry to hearty lamb kofta curry. They are perfect for enjoying a cozy night with family and friends. 

So, why not spice up your cold-weather meals with these delicious curry recipes and add warmth and comfort to your winter days?

17. Eggplant Curry

Eggplant curry.
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This aubergine curry tastes delightfully flavorsome. The creamy roasted aubergine marries well with the luscious, well-balanced spiced sauce. Get the recipe.

16. Lontong Sayur

Lontong Sayur.
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Lontong sayur is a popular dish in Indonesia, often enjoyed for breakfast, brunch, or any time. It has creamy and spicy vegetable curry in coconut milk that pairs with rice cake. Get the recipe.

15. Green Moong Dal

Green moong dal curry.
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Green Moong Bean curry is a comfort dish with plain rice or flatbread. It’s an easy, nutritious curry made with green moong dal that you can cook in a regular pan, pressure cooker, or instant pot. Get the recipe.

14. Whole Masoor Dal

A bowl of whole masoor dal with rice, yogurt and achar.
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Heartwarmingly delicious is the best to describe this whole masoor dal. It is a dal brown curry best enjoyed with plain basmati rice. However, any flatbread can be equally delicious to have it with. Get the recipe.

13. Masoor Dal

Masoor dal.
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This masoor dal, aka red lentil curry, is packed with protein and fiber, making it a nutritious and satisfying meal. It is a rich, tasty, aromatic curry that is so flavorful you won’t need any additional accompaniment. Get the recipe.

12. Chicken Korma

Chicken Korma.
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This well-balanced spicy chicken korma is a must-have curry when you feel like a comfort dish. You can enjoy it with plain white rice or flatbreads such as chapati. Naan bread is delicious. Get the recipe.

11. Chicken Tikka Masala

Plates of chicken tikka masala with rice and naan bread.
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Chicken tikka masala is an ever-popular Indian dish you should try making at home. With this super easy recipe, you can make a tasty, succulent grilled chicken dish in a creamy, spicy tomato sauce without a restaurant bill. Get the recipe.

10. Murgh Makhani (Butter Chicken)

Murgh makhani the Indian butter chicken.
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Try this authentic Butter Chicken recipe. Juicy tender chicken in a flavorful, creamy tomato-based sauce! You can also make it in an instant pot. Serve it with naan or roti to mope up its rich and delicious sauce! Get the recipe.

9. Rogan Josh

Indian curry, rogan josh in a black bowl.
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Rogan Josh is a flavorful, aromatic curry dish in Kashmir’s beautiful valley. It typically features tender meat, often lamb, beef, or goat, cooked in a rich and spicy sauce. People usually serve this luscious curry with various Indian breads (like naan or roti) or steamed Basmati rice. Get the recipe.

8. Tongseng

Lamb tongseng.
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Tongseng is an aromatic and comfortingly delicious dish with hot, plain white rice. This simple yet tasty dish is originally from Central Java, Indonesia. Meat, cabbage, and tomatoes braised in spicy coconut milk and drizzled with sweet soy sauce are what Tongseng is about. Get the recipe.

7. Karahi Gosht

Lamb Karahi.
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Karahi gosht is a meat curry made with spiced thick gravy, predominantly in the Pakistani style. The perfectly cooked tender lamb pieces with well-balanced aromatic spices make a perfect dish to enjoy with family and friends. Get the recipe.

6. Kofta Curry

Lamb Kofta Curry.
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Lamb Kofta Curry has naan bread, roti/ chapati, pitta bread, or flatbread. It’s tasty to eat it with rice, too. And if you feel adventurous, you can enjoy this meatball curry with spaghetti. Get the recipe.

5. Nihari

Lamb Nihari.
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Simply indulgence for a weekend brunch. Nihari has meltingly-tender meat in aromatic gravy, and it is delicious to mop with your naan bread. Get the recipe.

4. Kari Ayam: Indonesian Chicken Curry Recipe

Kari Ayam.
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If you have tried Chicken shorba from Pakistan, you will love to give this go! Indonesian chicken curry is full of flavor and tanginess and has an exotic twist with coconut milk, lemongrass, and chilies. Serve this meaty delight with some plain white rice or flatbread of your choice. Get the recipe.

3. Chicken Shorba – The Classic Pakistani Chicken Curry 

Chicken Shorba.
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This wholesome Pakistani/ Indian curry has tender chicken pieces cooked perfectly on a flavorsome aromatic mix of tangy spices, tomato, and onion. The soupy consistency of this dish, combined with fluffy flatbread/naan or pillowy soft white basmati rice, makes it perfect for cozy evenings at home. Get the recipe.

2. Aloo Gosht: Pakistani-style Meat and Potato Curry

Aloo Gosht.
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Gorge on this ultimate comfort food brought from Pakistan. It consists of tender red meat and generous cuts of potato slow-cooked in an aromatic gravy of savory seasonings and spices. When you serve this Aloo Gosht with a pillow of white basmati rice or naan bread, this dish will warm you up in a delectable way. Get the recipe.

1. Dal Gosht

Dal Gosht.
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Dal Gosht is the ultimate comfort food that combines tender red meat saturated with seasoning and spices with soft cooked lentils. This stew is filling, delicious, and full of aromatic flavor. It has a nutritious balance of protein and carbohydrates, making it a lovely balanced meal. Try this with basmati rice or naan/roti for a comforting experience. Get the recipe.

Author: Devy Dar

Title: Food Writer, Recipe Developer, and Digital Content Creator.


Devy Dar founded So Yummy Recipes and Drizzling Flavor to share her love of food after exploring various cultures and cuisines for more than two decades. Her mission is to help others easily recreate traditional and non-traditional food with readily available ingredients. Her works have been featured in Reader’s Digest, Al Jazeera, MSN, Yahoo, Bon Appetit, and more. 

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