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7 Curry Recipes From Around The World

Spice up your life with these delicious curry recipes

By Alexia Dellner, 05 October 2016
7 Curry Recipes From Around The World

We all love a good curry, whether it’s your usual Friday night takeaway that's chock full of spice or a delicious homemade version made with whatever veg you have lying around the fridge. 

When it comes to curry recipes, there's a whole world of exciting tastes, seasoning and aromas to explore.

For most of us, when we think about curry, the warming flavours of Indian food come to mind. But when it comes to curry recipes, there's a whole world of exciting tastes, seasoning and aromas to explore. Hot and spicy or light and sweet, Britain's favourite dish is so versatile.

From a crispy Japanese Katsu curry to a sweet and spicy Jamaican curry, discover the many different ways to enjoy this family favourite, just in time to celebrate National Curry Week! We've got seven mouthwatering curry recipes from around the world that are so easy to whip up and taste delicious. Enjoy! 


Typically less spicy than Indian and Southeast Asian curries, Japanese curry was first brought to the country by the British (who in turn, brought curry home from India)! While chicken and beef are commonly used, pork is just as popular (if not more so) and the meat is usually served over sticky rice, noodles or in bread. When curry-rice is topped with breaded meat (usually chicken or pork that is dipped in eggs and crispy Panko bread crumbs before frying), it is called Kastu-curry. 

Try our oven-baked take on the Japanese classic with this crispy breaded chicken with a tangy curry sauce recipe. Or for a super speedy supper that's sweet and tangy, get a little help with our two-step katsu spice and simmer sauce that first coats meat in a spicy powder before a creamy Katsu sauce is added. Yum!

West Africa

There are plenty of delicious and different types of curry in Africa, but this West African-inspired recipe features chicken and peanut butter to make a rich, earthy sauce. Peanut stews are commonly found across West Africa, and are delicious when soaked up with rice, millet or couscous


Creamy, aromatic and flavour-packed - Thai curries are a real treat. Curry paste is typically mixed with coconut milk and fresh flavourings such as coriander, galangal and lemongrass. Popular dishes include Thai green curry that gets its colour from fresh green chillies and kafir lime leaves, and red curry, made from dried red chillies. Both vibrant sauces work beautifully with prawns, fish, aubergine and chicken


Malaysian cuisine is steeped in the multi-ethnic make-up of its population, with influences from China as well as Indian. The curries typically feature turmeric, coconut milk, shallots, ginger, shrimp paste and garlic.

One of the most popular dishes in Malay cuisine is curry laksa, a spicy noodle soup made with coconut milk. This tasty dish combines sweet, sour, salty and spice in an explosion of flavour. Bring a taste of Malaysia to your table with a sweet Mango Laksa sauce.


Jamaican curries can be pretty hot and spicy and feature tasty local ingredients like Scotch bonnet peppers, salt fish, goat, peas and coconut milk. Try this hearty, spicy Jerk sweet potato & bean curry - just one portion provides three of your 5-a-day.


The classic curry has its origins in the Indian subcontinent but there are more varieties of Indian curries than there are weeks in the year! For a veggie curry, this Aloo Gobi (potato & cauliflower curry) recipe that's full of traditional Indian spices, and low in fat, sugar and salt. Or dish up an aromatic chicken curry with an onion-based Dopiaza sauce - just two ingredients and ready on the table in 20 minutes. Serve with steamed rice and naan bread


There are many different types of Chinese curry, but most recipes involve a mildly spicy yellow curry sauce that’s typically topped over steamed rice. Traditonally meats like chicken and beef are made into a curry, or vegetables like potatoes and peppers. Other ingredients like soy sauce and white pepper may be added to the chilli. 

Whip up a tasty Chinese curry by gently frying sliced chicken breast and adding a jar of Chinese curry cooking sauce and serving with a side of steamed rice. This mild sauce is great for perking up meats and veggies, but is also a brilliant  'chip shop curry' sauce, perfect on your fish and chips!

Pick up all the cooking sauces and ingredients you need for your curry at Asda