Curries are popular dinners in our house. It’s easy to make a big pot of richly flavored chicken, vegetables, or both and eat from the leftovers for lunch all week. These paleo-friendly curry recipes, however, branch out from your standard curry pot into flavored nuts, dips and sauces, drumsticks, and soups. Some of them even use your beloved slow cooker to take most of the work off your shoulders! Try some of these paleo curry recipes and trust me, your family will love them.
1. Thai Curried Veggies and Shrimp
I love curried vegetables, and this recipe makes them even heartier with the addition of shrimp. Mke it with zucchini, baby bella mushrooms, red bell pepper, green onions, baby bok choy, garlic, green curry sauce, fish sauce, coconut cream, and cayenne.
2. Thai Green Curry Guacamole
Curry in guacamole? This recipe doesn’t kid around. This dip is the ultimate fusion of cuisines, and it’s so good you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of it sooner. You’ll need Thai green curry paste, lime, ginger, garlic, rice vinegar, avocados, shallots, and more for these fabulous flavors.
3. Thai Curry Roasted Cashews
Homemade roasted and flavored nuts are my favorite snack. They’re healthy and you can control the ingredients—plus it’s so much cheaper to make them yourself! My ultimate favorite is this recipe for curried cashews with curry powder, coconut sugar, and coconut oil.
4. Red Cashew Coconut Curry Cauliflower Rice
I’m a huge fan of curried rice, but obviously rice is off limits on a paleo diet. But not cauliflower rice! This amazing cauliflower rice recipe is made with full fat coconut milk, red curry paste, minced ginger, garlic, sea salt, like juice, and cashew coconut butter.
5. Coconut Masala With Prawns
Masala sauce is perfect with prawns, and this one is made with all manner of goodness including butter, onion, garlic, fennel, tomatoes, cumin, curry powder, paprika, and coconut milk. Just replace the teaspoon of sugar with coconut sugar or leave it out.
6. Thai Curry Salad
Perfect for warmer weather when you don’t want to eat a big bowl of something steamy (or stand over the stove cooking it), this salad is amazing. You’ll need shredded kale and napa cabbage, blackberries, bell pepper, carrots, mint or cilantro, and roasted cashews. And the dressing is fantastic!
7. Curry Scrambled Eggs
Eggs are a great protein-rich breakfast, but if you always eat them the same way, it’s easy to get bored. Try this spunky curried version with avocado oil, chicken breast or whatever other meat you have as leftovers, onion, mushrooms, kale, eggs, curry powder, salt, and pepper.
8. Broccoli Salad With Creamy Curry Dressing
You can make this paleo either by using homemade mayo (as the blogger suggests) or using coconut yogurt instead of dairy yogurt. It’s a delicious dish with maple syrup, black pepper, raisins, toasted sliced almonds, lime juice, creamy Dijon mustard, and curry powder.
9. Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Cashew Curry Sauce
Have I ever mentioned that Brussels sprouts are my favorite vegetable? I’ve only ever been able to get into them when they’re roasted like this, all crispy and amazing. Serve them with a yummy cashew curry sauce made from creamed cashews, coconut milk, and seasonings.
10. Sweet Okra Shrimp Curry With Plantain Puree
This Caribbean-style curry dish includes okra, shrimp, onion, garlic, coconut nectar, sweet paprika, cumin, allspice, thyme, achiote, butter (or ghee), coconut milk, and overripe plantains that are blended in whipped into a creamy and delicious plantain puree.
11. Thai Coconut Curry Turkey Meatballs
Made from turkey, turkey sauce, curry powder, and other seasonings, these awesome meatballs will be a family favorite served over cauliflower rice. You’ll need basil, ginger, red curry paste, coconut milk, onion, bell pepper, garlic, ginger, and more.
12. Paleo Coconut Curry
This chicken curry is yummy with creamy and sweet, nutty butternut, coconut oil, red pepper, shredded or cubed chicken, coconut milk, cinnamon, coriander, onions, turmeric, garam masala, salt, pepper, and toppings of your choice like cashews, shredded coconut, and cilantro.
13. Sweet Potato and Kale Curry With Cashews
Made with eggplant, macadamia oil, cashews, garlic, red onions, ginger, tomatoes, kale, and other goodies, this delicious sweet potato curry is warming and sure to nourish your soul with the flavors of curry, coriander, cumin, chili, turmeric, and lime.
14. Crock Pot Thai Chicken Curry
I love anything that has to do with crock pots because they are so good at making kitchen life (and therefore the rest of life) very easy. This lovely curry recipe is made with coconut milk, Thai red curry paste, coconut aminos, coconut sugar, ginger, fish sauce, garlic, kabocha, and more.
15. Winter Luxury Pumpkin Soup With Curry Spices
Speaking of warming, curry is really one of the best flavors you can eat in the winter time because it’s so good at warming up your body. This pumpkin soup is perfect for a chilly night. It’s made with russet potatoes, pumpkin, carrot, onion, garlic, ginger, curry powder, lime juice, and more.
16. Squash Chicken Curry Rice Bowls
Cauliflower rice, that is! This yummy chicken curry rice bowl is full of protein, veggies, and aromatic spices like turmeric, garam masala, cumin, parsley, white pepper, and curry powder. The curry powder used is mild, but you can add cayenne to turn up the heat.
17. Easy One Pan Curry Chicken With Vegetables
If it can be made in a single pan, I’m automatically sold. This chicken curry dish is packed with pumpkin puree, crimini mushrooms, yellow onion, bell peppers, zucchini, yellow squash, and coconut oil. Flavor it with cumin, ginger, curry powder, red chili flakes, and more.
18. Curried Roasted Sweet Potato Soup With Tarragon
Roasted your sweet potatoes before turning them into soup is a great way to create extra delicious caramelized flavors that you can’t get from boiling them cubed. This soup is so tasty with fresh tarragon, curry powder, cashew or almond milk, garlic, and shallots.
19. Thai Red Curry Coconut Carrot Soup
I love carrot soup. I love the earthy sweetness of the carrots and in this recipe, the deliciously spice and savory seasonings of garlic, ginger, Thai red curry paste, lime, and coconut aminos along with the bell pepper, fresh cilantro, sea salt, and black pepper.
20. Jamacian Curry Powder
Want to learn how to make your own homemade curry powder? There are lots of different versions of curry, and this Jamacian one is fantastic. You’ll need turmeric, coriander, cumin, allspice, gorund ginger, dry yellow mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, pepper, cloves, nutmeg, and cayenne.
21. The Easiest Thai Curry
If you’ve never made curry before, or you’re just looking for something quick and easy, this is your recipe. You’ll need onion, red bell pepper, zucchini, ground ginger, garlic powder, coconut milk, any curry paste, salt, cilantro, and meat or cauliflower rice if you’d like.
22. Sweet Potato Curry Shrimp Soup
This hearty soup is more than a simple sweet potato puree. It’s filled with yellow onion, garlic, chicken broth, green curry paste, ginger, shrimp, and limes. The peas are left out in the paleo version and if you want, you can replace them with other chopped veggies.
23. Green Curry Salad
This easy salad is full of curry flavors, but it’s more cooling and refreshing than warming. You’ll need romaine lettuce, celery, cucumber, red onion, cilantro, peanuts or cashews, raisins, and cauliflower rice (instead of the regular rice). The dressing is made with plain coconut yogurt and seasonings.
24. Simple Chicken Drumsticks With Curry and Paprika
These drumsticks may be simple, but their flavor is complex with butter, garlic powder, kosher salt, paprika, mild curry powder, cumin, and fresh parsley. I bet they’d be delicious dipped or drizzled with a cool and creamy coconut yogurt sauce!
25. Pineapple Chicken Curry
I love this pineapple curry because I love pineapple, and I love it in savory dishes. For this one, you’ll need cubed chicken breasts, onion, green bell pepper, fresh pineapple, veggie or chicken broth, coconut milk, yellow curry powder, salt, black pepper, coconut oil, and cilantro.
26. Satay Pork Curry
With minced pork, full fat coconut cream, and red curry paste, you know the flavors of this satay are going to be rich and delicious. You’ll need grated sweet potato and grated zucchini along with coconut oil and coriander to garnish the top just like at your favorite restaurant.
27. Sesame Curry Cashews
The sesame and cumin seeds in this recipe help infuse the cashews with a fabulously rich flavor along with the curry powder, fine salt, and melted coconut oil. These are amazingly snackable, but be careful because they happen to be absolutely addictive.
28. Pressure Cooker Butter Chicken
Like your slow cooker, the pressure cooker makes delicious dinners easy—except it does so even faster! For this butter chicken you’re need chicken thighs, ghee, garlic powder, turmeric, paprika, cayenne, tomato paste, coconut milk garam masala, almonds, and cilantro.
29. Yellow Coconut Curry
With white onion, chicken breast, sweet potato, and coconut milk, this balanced dish is full of protein and healthy veggies and carbs to warm you and fill you. The homemade yellow curry paste is made with shallot, garlic, ginger, red chili, turmeric, cumin, ground coriander, and melted coconut oil.
30. Butternut Squash Chicken Curry
This heavenly dish is perfect served over cauliflower rice. Make it with onion, chicken breasts, ground white pepper, butternut squash, light chicken stock, garam masala, spicy curry powder, full fat coconut milk, lime juice, tomato, spinach, and tapioca starch to thicken the sauce.
31. Bengali-Style Banana Blossom
Looking for something more unusual than your standard curry dish? Try this banana blossom curry with turmeric, cumin, bay leaves, potatoes, coconut, ginger paste, tomatoes, chili powder, garam masala, and green chilies. Replace the sugar with coconut sugar.
32. Coconut Curry Cauliflower Stew With Potatoes and Cashews
This super creamy stew is made with red potatoes, olive oil, saffron, mustard seeds, raw cashews, yellow onion, garlic, jalapenos, turmeric, curry powder, coconut, lemon, and roasted cashews for sprinkling over the top, providing extra crunch and flavor.
33. Curried Butternut Squash Dip
Looking for a fall-appropriate alternative to guacamole and salsa? Try this amazing butternut squash curry dip made with coconut oil, hot curry powder, salt and pepper, jalapeno, red onion, lime juice, coconut milk, and chopped cilantro.
34. Thai Stiry Fried Curry Zucchini Noodles
These easy zucchini noodles are made with avocado oil, carrots, white onion, red bell pepper, broccoli, garlic, curry powder, zucchini, and coconut aminos with sea salt to taste. These are the perfect simple zucchini noodles with a curry flavor twist.
35. Curried Cauliflower Steaks
Okay, so it might be misleading to call these “steaks.” They’re totally not steaks. But they are cauliflower, and they are delicious sliced big and thick and slathered with this curry sauce before roasting them to a delicious caramelized crisp with a soft interior.
36. Green Coconut Curry With Cilantro Mint Herb pate
The intense herb topping of this curry is the perfect compliment to the coconut creaminess of the base, made with green curry paste, coconut oil, grey sea salt, full fat coconut milk, fish sauce, tomatoes, green cabbage, zucchini, green onions, and spaghetti squash.
37. Coconut Curry Summer Squash Soup
We’re all familiar with rich, wintery butternut, carrot, and sweet potato soups. But what do you do in summer when you want your coconut curry soup? Use summer squash! This one is made simple with coconut milk, curry powder, lime, garlic, and onion.
38. Slow Cooker Lamb Korma Curry
This easy lamb curry requires only a little bit of prep cooking for you, which is easy to do earlier in the day. You’ll be delighted to sit down to an amazing lamb korma curry at dinnertime that was cooking away while you were busy doing the rest of your day.
39. Bombay Turkey Meatballs
Try these easy turkey meatballs bound with almond flour and seasoned with cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, coriander, chili powder, gamar masala, pink salt, and black pepper. The yummy honey coating is the perfect complement to the almond butter and coconut milk-based curry sauce.
40. Whole30 Red Curry Mussels
These mussels are so tasty and definitely impressive to both family and guests, but it’ll take you only 30 minutes to make them from start to finish. All you need is red curry paste, coconut milk, broth, fish sauce, lime, cilantro, fresh basil, and zucchini.