28 Easy And Wholesome Coconut Curry Recipes You’ll Love

If you are looking for coconut curry recipes, you’ve come to the right place as we have 28 delicious recipes you can try!

1. Coconut Chicken Curry

A classic dish, coconut chicken curry is a staple meal for all Indian kitchens.

Made with chicken breast for some lean protein and all the curry spices, this creamy curry is an easy meal you can have ready to serve in no more than 30 minutes!

2. Coconut Chickpea Curry

Chickpeas go in every curry dish, but when you want some exclusively high-protein vegetarian curry, you can cook them on their own with some veggies like carrots and broccoli.

In this recipe, chicken broth is added but if you swap it with vegetable broth, it can become a vegan dish for your vegan friends to enjoy.

3. Chicken, Sweet Potato & Coconut Curry

Chicken coconut curry might be a classic but when you add some potatoes, peas, and a few tablespoons of lentils, you can take it to a whole other level.

This is exactly what you get if you make this recipe, so if you want to wow your guests with some extra flavors in your chicken curry, this is your meal!

4. Lentil Coconut Curry

Known as dahl, a coconut lentil curry ranks among the most famous curry dishes around the world.

Made with simple ingredients that are all vegetarian-friendly, this recipe can yield 6 servings of creamy goodness.

5. Vegan Coconut Curry

It is very easy to make vegan coconut curry dishes as both the coconut milk and the raw curry spices are all vegan.

This recipe combines sweet potatoes, chickpeas, and spinach into a delicious coconut curry you can serve with rice or eat with lots of bread that you can dip in the curry sauce.

6. Peas Coconut Curry

While you can get some canned peas and rinse them, cooking them raw will yield a better taste.

A peas coconut curry will look much like a pea soup, so this is once again your chance to dip that fresh bread in the bowl and wipe off any curry sauce left on the sides!

7. Cauliflower Coconut Curry

A one-pan dish you can prepare and cook in 40 minutes, this cauliflower coconut curry is a great way to use that cauliflower head you have had in your fridge for days now.

If serving it with some rice and naan bread sounds too simple, you can cook the cauliflower with some tofu or chicken, depending on your dietary preferences.

8. Shrimp Coconut Curry

Marinated shrimp cooked in the red or white sauce will never taste as good as shrimp cooked in curry sauce and this recipe is proof of that.

Coconut and shrimp is the most unexpected duo and when curry spices are added to it, the result is simply magic.

9. Zucchini Coconut Curry

Zucchini is a vegetable that has almost no calories and a minimal taste, but when you cook it in a coconut curry sauce with some chickpeas and cilantro, it tastes amazing.

An easy-to-make recipe, this zucchini coconut curry will have you asking for more, so you can double up the portions if you want.

10. Spicy Vegan Potato Coconut Curry

With lots of cayenne pepper and potatoes, this vegan potato curry hides some peas and garbanzo beans in it that add extra taste and protein to this already wholesome curry.

11. Thai Pineapple Chicken Curry

Thailand is known for its curry dishes too, and a Thai pineapple chicken curry is perhaps one of the best ways to show everyone just how good Thai curry is.

Made with yellow curry powder, pineapple, and chicken, the special ingredient in this recipe is soy sauce which adds its unique saltiness and flavor to the dish.

12. Thai Green Curry Meatballs

Who says meatballs are only for subs and spaghetti? This recipe has incorporated classic meatballs in a Thai Green curry sauce that is healthy and flavorful.

The meatballs are made with oats and lean minced meat, saving you from extra, unnecessary fats in your plate, making room for some extra spoons of curry sauce.

13. Spicy Pork Coconut Curry

Grilled pork chops might be the best but when you crave something different, making a spicy pork coconut curry with them is a fantastic idea!

Served with jasmine rice and a red curry sauce, this might become your next favorite pork chops recipe!

14. Thai Steamed Mussels Coconut Curry

If shrimp in a coconut curry sauce was an unexpected match, then this mussels coconut curry will make you wonder if we’ve gone crazy.

A Thai dish, this coconut curry is made with a green curry paste and is accompanied by steamed mussels that taste so rich thanks to the sauce you won’t be able to get your hands off of them.

15. Massaman Curry

A massaman curry is made with coconut milk, massaman curry paste, and vegetables like potatoes and carrots.

It also has chicken breasts which you can swap for some shrimp or tofu to make this dish suitable for your diet.

However, make sure not to skip the peanut butter and roasted peanuts on top!

16. Tofu Coconut Curry

Ready to serve in 30 minutes, this tofu coconut curry is 100% vegan and 100% delicious.

Made with tofu and spinach, and served on cooked rice, this curry dish is simple, easy to make, and packs all the nutrients you need to be considered a complete meal.

17. Sweet Potato And Halloumi Curry

Its name might make it sound simple, but this sweet potato and halloumi curry also have broccoli and eggplant in it.

Even so, just adding halloumi to this curry makes it a unique dish bringing traditional Cypriot cheese into Eastern cuisine.

18. Fish Coconut Curry

Skinless hake fillets and whole prawns are cooked in a coconut curry sauce enriched with the taste of lemongrass and coriander.

Served with some lime juice and rice on the side, this is a high-protein curry that is the dream of every pescatarian!

19. African Coconut Curry

African coconut curry is made with simple curry ingredients and whole chicken, chopped in pieces, to have all the natural brothiness in a bowl.

Alternatively, this dish can be cooked with shrimp or crab, but chicken pieces are the best ones for this comfort food.

20. Panang Curry

Sautéed peppers, some peanut butter, and lots of chicken breast pieces are what you need to serve a Panang curry.

The secret ingredient is that tablespoon of fish sauce that adds some fishy saltiness to the dish as well as the cornstarch that thickens the sauce.

21. Yellow Curry

If you have some yellow curry paste at home, then use it to cook this yellow coconut curry.

Served with some jasmine or brown rice, this curry dish has chicken, carrots, and potatoes in it. Add some sriracha and cilantro leaves to your plate for a fresh and spicy balanced treat.

22. Black Chickpeas Curry

Originally called Varutharacha Kadala curry, this dish is made with black chickpeas that make this curry look uniquely brown.

Best cooked in a pressure cooker, it is a dish that takes little preparation but many hours of cooking, so you might want to leave the cooker on in the morning before leaving for work.

23. Malabar Egg Coconut Curry

Originally called Thenga Aracha Mutta, this scrambled egg-styled curry is made with nothing but a homemade curry sauce and some eggs.

With only 30 minutes needed to make this dish, it is the perfect way to have an eggy, saucy meal that is not another shakshuka!

24. Coriander Chicken Coconut Curry

Originally called Thenga Malli Kozhi curry, this curry is made with coriander leaves, grated coconut, mint leaves, and green chiles.

A green chicken curry that’s however not made with green curry paste, is a delicious addition to your weekly meal plan.

25. Mutton Coconut Curry

Mutton is not an ingredient typically related to curry, but this Thengapaal curry shows how perfect this combination is.

Tempered with ghee, thinly sliced shallots, and curry leaves, it is the perfect curry dish for serious meat lovers.

26. Coconut Curry Barley Risotto

Another fusion dish, the coconut curry barley risotto is a meeting of Italy with the East in a dish that will make you forget about the classic risotto once and for all.

Made with barley, shiitake mushrooms, edamame beans, and all the freshness of a homemade curry sauce, this is a recipe to love.

27. Three Bean Coconut Curry

Beans are a perfect source of protein and fiber, so this three-bean coconut curry is the epitome of a healthy, nutritious, and wholesome meal.

Black beans, kidney beans, and white beans are added in a classic coconut curry sauce and served with some bread, rice, or on their own.

28. Oyster Coconut Curry

Oysters in a red curry sauce taste amazing, and when adding some halibut or snapper it becomes an even richer seafood and fish curry.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Does Coconut Milk Do To Curry?

Coconut milk makes the curry sauce taste sweeter and gives it a thicker and creamier texture. With a good amount of fat in it, it also helps create a nutritionally balanced meal.


These 28 recipes carry all the flavors and spices a curry needs to taste delicious, so start trying them all one-by-one to find the ones you’ll love the most!

28 Easy And Wholesome Coconut Curry Recipes You’ll Love

28 Easy And Wholesome Coconut Curry Recipes You’ll Love

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If you are looking for wholesome and easy recipes that will make use of that coconut milk and curry spices you have in the pantry, we’ve got the 28 best!

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