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Delicious Vegetarian Curry Recipes

Updated on August 23, 2014

Vegetarian Curry Recipes!

This webpage contains a collection of
vegetarian curry recipes, including
Curried Fruit,
Vegetable Curry,
Curried Summer Squash,
and Curry Beans.

Most of these curry recipes are vegan too,
or can easily be adapted to be vegan.

You can also find curry cookbooks and fine spices (Curry and Turmeric) for sale here!

All photos on this page are © 2009 Janiece Tobey, unless otherwise credited.
Article and Recipes © 2009 - 2013 Janiece Tobey. All rights reserved.

Curry Dishes Come From Around The World

Did you know that curry isn't just limited to Indian dishes, but can be found in various cuisines around the world? Vietnamase, Burmese, Laos, Cambodian, Caribbean, Jamaican, South African, British, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Japanese, Chinese, Indonesian, Malaysian, and Thai cuisines, in addition to many others, all have curry dishes.

Spices Used In Curry

Although most people think of curry powder, turmeric, and cumin as being the spices associated with curry, not all curry dishes include them. For example, curry dishes in North East India often don't contain those particular spices. In fact, almost any dish with a spicy sauce and one or more vegetables and/or meats can be considered a curry, no matter which spices it uses.

Curried Fruit

This was one of my favorite dishes as a child!

1 29 oz can peaches, drained

1 29 oz can pears, drained

1 20 oz can pineapple slices, drained

10 to 12 maraschino cherries, drained

1 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar

1 Tablespoons curry powder

1/3 cup butter or margarine

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Place the well drained peaches, pears, and pineapple in large casserole dish. Add a maraschino cherry to the center of each pineapple slice. In a small pot or saucepan, combine the brown sugar, curry powder, and butter or margarine. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the butter is melted. Place the brown sugar mixture over the fruit. Bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees F.

Curry Beans

2 cans Great Northern Beans, rinsed

1 carrot

1/2 onion, chopped

1 apple, peeled and chopped in thin pieces

1/4 cup raisins

1/2 cup honey (or liquid sweetener of your choice)

1 TBSP ketchup

1/4 cut water

1/2 tsp curry powder

1/4 tsp salt

sprinkle of pepper (to taste)

Saute carrot and onion in a little oil until tender. Place apple pieces into a casserole dish and and cook in the oven at 350 for about 5 minutes, or until tender, while you are rinsing and straining the beans. When the apple pieces are tender (test them by poking them gently with a fork), add the carrots, onions, rinsed beans, and all the other ingredients to the casserole dish and bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Serves 2 as a main dish.

Vegetable Curry

1 potato, peeled and diced

1 carrot, peeled

1 zucchini

1/2 large red onion

1/2 to 1 tsp curry powder (or even more, depending upon taste)

1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric

salt to taste

pepper to taste

1/3 to 1/2 cup of water (plus additional water for steaming veggies)

Place diced potatoes in a steamer basket inside a pot of water on the stove, cover, and bring the water to a boil. While they are steaming, peel and cut the carrot into thin slices. Add the carrot to the steamer basket and continue steaming. Cut the zuccinni into sticks and add it to the steamer basket on top of the other veggies. Steam all of these vegetables until tender (especially the potatoes). While they are finishing steaming, slice an onion and saute it in a small amount of oil in a skillet. When the potatoes and other veggies are tender, add them along with the water, salt, pepper, curry powder and turmeric to the skillet. Simmer a few minutes on low. Taste, and add more seasonings if needed. If the veggies are too dry, add a little additional water.

Turmeric - Did you know turmeric is good for us?

Vegetarian Curry Recipes


Curried Summer Squash

Curried Summer Squash

Even More Curry Recipes!

Zucchini And Corn Curry - Recipe contains: zucchini, corn, curry powder, and salt.

Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry - Recipe contains: sweet potato, eggplant, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, carrots, onion, olive oil, garlic, curry powder, turmeric, cinnamon, sea salt, cayenne pepper, garbanzo beans, zucchini, orange juice, almonds, raisins, and spinach.

Vegetable Curry - Recipe contains: butter, olive oil, onion, carrots, curry powder, turmeric, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, cauliflower, and potatoes.

How To Make A Curry "Anything"

Mixed Vegetable Curry Recipe - Recipe contains: Potatoes, Peas, Carrots,Cauliflower, French Beans, Tomatoes, Onions, Coriander Leaves, Lemon Juice, oil, salt, Green Chillies, Red Chillies, Turmeric Powder, Ginger, Garlic Flakes, Cumin Seeds, and Coriander Seeds.

Vegetarian Curry Cookbooks on Amazon

Click on a picture to find out more about that product!

Have A Yummy Vegetarian Recipe You'd Like To Share? (It doesn't have to be a curry dish, as I have other vegetarian recipe sites as well.)

Contact Me

Vegetarian Curry Recipes

© 2009 - 2014 Janiece Tobey. All rights reserved.

This recipe webpage was created on 4/11/09.

Page last updated 8/23/14.

Thanks for visiting my Vegetarian Curry site!

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    • chironseer profile image


      5 years ago

      Hi, I love this lens, lots of ideas that I will try, I am looking for cheap simple recipes, and there are lots here.thanks

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      6 years ago

      great recipes - thank you!

    • biminibahamas profile image


      6 years ago

      Loved it! Thanks for the great information!

    • Kamalakannan 2000 profile image

      Kamalakannan 2000 

      6 years ago

      Good lens. Probably you should write a lens on South Indian vegetarian recipes as well.

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      Mark Falco 

      6 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      Curried fruit eh? I'll have to try it!

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      6 years ago

      Hmm... I come from 'THE' curry country and well, curried fruit is new to me! Kashmir is one part of India which I know of, where they use a lot of dry fruits and nuts in the curries! Enjoyed the treats here! :)

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      7 years ago

      Great curry recipes - as a vegan I think curries are the tastiest and easiest meals to make. Love them!

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      7 years ago

      One word: delicious! I cannot wait to try some of your curry recipes:0)

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      clouda9 lm 

      7 years ago

      I love spicing my food with curry. May the luck of the Irish be with you today...*blessed and featured on :*

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      7 years ago

      Looking for new Curry recipes for my husband, he loves curry...we had a curried chicken and rice skillet dish last week, I think the beans and vegetables look interesting. You have a lot of nice recipe pages!

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      7 years ago

      love a good curry dish may have to try some of these

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      Asinka Fields 

      7 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Very creative use of curry, you are simply fab ...

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 

      7 years ago from Michigan

      You've succeeded in making me very hungry. I use a lot of turmeric, cumin, corriander and cayenne...but I've never used mustard seed. And I never even knew there was a "curry leaf" until I watched the video on Curried Summer Squash. I'm guessing I can find that curry leaf at an Indian store. Gotta remember to pick some up. Thumbs up for a very enjoyable lens!

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      7 years ago

      hmmm such a diverse use of curry... I love the flavor so I will try these ideas and recipes of yours! Thanks,

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      7 years ago

      I had no idea curry could be used with such variety, especially with fruit. You have some wonderful sounding recipes, and me with no curry in the kitchen.

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      8 years ago

      i love curry

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      8 years ago

      I'm not a vegetarian but I'm an advocate for eating more vegetables/beans etc and less meat. Your childhood Curried Fruit sounds really tasty.

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      8 years ago

      I love curries, but have actually never heard of fruit curries before. I'll have to make it sometime soon, and expand my curry palate! Thanks for sharing!

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      D Williams 

      8 years ago

      I enjoy curry immensely. Thanks so much for this lens.

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      8 years ago

      I really liked your videos, especially the one showing curried summer squash. I am going to give some of your recipes a try.

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      8 years ago

      Wow! These receipts are very good for my mom diet too. Thanks!

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      8 years ago

      In the past few years, I have really gotten into enjoying curry -- thanks for turning me on to healthy recipes!

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      8 years ago from Western Mass

      i love curry and am always looking for new recipes. glad i found this!

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      8 years ago

      Curried dishes are perfect for vegetarians -- they pack a lot of flavor.

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      9 years ago

      Okay, that's it, I'm hungry! :-) Thanks for sharing! :-)

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      Anthony Godinho 

      9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Yummy favourite is the vegetable curry...may be I'll try cooking it one day! ;) Nice work on this lens!

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      Ruth Coffee 

      9 years ago from Zionsville, Indiana

      The Vegetable Curry and Fruit Curry both sound divine!

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      Treasures By Brenda 

      9 years ago from Canada

      Welcome to the Culinary Favorites From A to Z group. Don’t forget to come back and add your lens to the link list so that it will appear on the group page!

      Your delicious page is blessed tonight by a SquidAngel.


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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      9 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Welcome to the South Carolina Group. Lensrolled to the Group Headquarters.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      9 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      It was great to see the Curried Fruit Recipe on this wonderful lens. We used to always have that with our Thanksgiving Dinner and it goes so well with my Broccoli-Rice-Sausage Casserole. Lensrolling to my casserole lens. Great work.

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      Achim Thiemermann 

      9 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Great lens, Janiece! 5*s and a hearty SquidAngel Blessing for you. :-)

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      Cheryl Paton 

      9 years ago from West Virginia

      Thank you for another fine addition to the Vegetarian Recipes Group.


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