Curry is amazing for SO many reasons. It’ll warm you up, keep you full and add some spice to your life. And, bonus, it’s also quite healthy and wholesome. If you’re looking for healthy Paleo recipes, there’s probably a curry for that. Vegan recipes more your thing? Yep, there are *plenty* of plant-based curries out there. And one of the best things about curry is that it can often be made quickly and easily in just one pot or pan. Here are 16 of our favorite one-pot curry dishes to whip up.


1. One-Pot Red Curried Lentils: Let’s start things off with a healthy vegan option. This curry features a coconut milk base, which provides plenty of healthy fats — not to mention a rich flavor and texture. Vegan pro tip: To boost the protein content of this meal, serve your curry over quinoa instead of rice. (via Yuri Elkaim)


2. One-Pot Spinach Dal: Dal is a Hindi term for split pulses (pulses meaning lentils, beans or peas). This dal recipe calls for yellow peas, alongside the flavors of cumin, mustard, onion, jalapeño and fresh ginger. (via Making Thyme for Health)


3. Paleo Chicken Curry With Cauliflower and Sweet Potatoes: This Paleo-friendly curry makes use of cauliflower rice… a must-have if you’re trying to eat primal. Meanwhile, the sweet potatoes in this recipe give you a heaping of healthy carbs, filling you right up. (via Abbey’s Kitchen)


4. Vegan Lentil Curry With Tomatoes: Vegan AND gluten-free, this classic curry recipe has something for everyone. It also happens to be ready in under 30 minutes. Serve with lime for an extra flavor kick. (via Avocado Pesto)


5. Slow Cooker Coconut Quinoa Curry: This curry recipe only requires one pot: your slow cooker. Just throw some sweet potatoes, broccoli, quinoa, chickpeas and coconut milk into your slow cooker along with some spices, and turn it on. It’ll be ready in about three hours. (via Simply Quinoa)


6. Easy Chicken Curry: This easy-to-make curry recipe is perfect for weeknight meals. You can use any cut of chicken you want in this recipe, but drumsticks are arguably the best choice. Serve over rice if you feel like it, or leave the grains out if you’d rather eat Paleo. (via Life As a Strawberry)


7. Spicy One-Pot Prawn Curry: Prawns (AKA shrimp) are the star ingredient in this spicy and DELICIOUS curry recipe. What gives it its kick, you ask? Why, that would be fresh chilies along with cumin, coriander, curry paste and turmeric. (via Supergolden Bakes)


8. Thai Red Chicken Curry: This super yummy curry recipe is a classic. It’s made in less than 30 minutes and, like all of these recipes, in one pot — making it very low-maintenance. Pro tip: Seasonal, local ingredients are what really make a curry stand out. Spring for the freshest ingredients you can find. (via Jo Cooks)


9. One-Pot Curried Chicken and Rice With Kale: Kale is a major superfood, and this healthy curry recipe puts it to good use. While long-grain brown rice is arguably the healthiest grain to use in this meal, you can also stick with basmati or jasmine rice, which are more authentic choices. (via Living Lou)


10. Easy Thai Green Curry: Chicken breasts, eggplant, coconut milk, bell peppers, peas and cilantro comprise the core flavors of this amazingly green curry recipe. If you want to keep this recipe plant-based, simply sub tofu in for the chicken breast. (via Club Narwahl)


11. One-Pot Curried Quinoa With Butternut Squash and Chickpeas: Butternut squash is a hearty and super healthy way to add some oomph to plant-based recipes like this one. Garnish the dish with fresh parsley and you’re good to go. (via Oh My Veggies)


12. Caribbean Fish Curry: This might not be the *most* traditional curry recipe ever, but it’s a super delish curry nonetheless. Instead of the usual fare, this one-pot recipe showcases the flavors of the Caribbean. Red snapper is the standout ingredient in this fun fusion recipe. (via Avocado Pesto)


13. One-Pot Coconut Curry Shrimp: This recipe is so packed with hearty, flavorful ingredients, you don’t even need rice. In fact, it’s 100 percent Paleo friendly. (via Plating Pixels)


14. One Pot Chickpea Tikka Masala: Tikka masala is a traditional Indian dish, and this recipe lets you make it right in your own home. You can add some chicken in there if you’d rather have the crowd-pleasing (and non-veg) chicken tikka masala. (via Making Thyme for Health)


15. One-Pot Coconut Chickpea Curry: This recipe calls for ghee, which is essentially clarified butter. It’s a healthy source of fat, which will help you feel full and satisfied. Throw in some chickpeas, coconut milk and fresh veggies, and you’ve got a super healthy meal to tide you over. (via Recipe Girl)


16. Coconut Cashew Curry Chicken and Rice With Mango: Mango will transport you to the warmth of summer, and it also happens to be full of nutrients and antioxidants. This bright and summery curry recipe is a fantastic warm-weather alternative to the traditionally warm and spicy recipes you’ll find elsewhere. (via Chef de Home)

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