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Comforting Curries To Save Your Weeknights

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We all know that “curry” encompasses a mind-boggling array of dishes—from saucy korma to drier (but just as comforting) crispy coconut tofu. But no matter the form or variety, a warm bowl filled with intense-yet-soothing curry flavor is the satisfying answer to the mid-week hump we all need. It’s OK that coming back from a long weekend has transformed you into a post-work zombie. Or that your pantry might be a little bare. Curries are forgiving; graciously accepting substitutions, and pairing equally well with rice or noodles or naan. They warm you up without weighing you down. Plus, they only get better with time. Seriously—what can't curries do?

So if you find yourself in need some savory comfort, check out these 13 recipes. Curry will carry you to weekend freedom.

Meera Sodha's Mum's Chicken Curry
Meera Sodha's Mum's Chicken Curry
Meen Moiley
Meen Moiley
5 Bean Curry

5 Bean Curry by Anu

Warm Vegetable Curry

Warm Vegetable Curry by meganvt01

Green Curry Porridge à la Heidi Swanson
Green Curry Porridge à la Heidi Swanson
Spinach Sambar
Spinach Sambar
White Curry Soup with Pressed Rice Cakes

White Curry Soup with Pressed Rice Cakes by Pat Tanumihardja

Japanese Curry

Japanese Curry by Alexandra V. Jones

Caramelized Onion, Coconut, and Egg Curry
Caramelized Onion, Coconut, and Egg Curry
Bangladeshi-Style Creamy Chicken Korma with Crispy Shallots
Bangladeshi-Style Creamy Chicken Korma with Crispy Shallots
Crispy Coconut Tofu with Burning Rings Of Fire

Crispy Coconut Tofu with Burning Rings Of Fire by aargersi

Kachimoru (Kerala-Style Spiced Yogurt Curry)

Kachimoru (Kerala-Style Spiced Yogurt Curry) by Anisha Rachel Oommen

Braised Peanut Chicken Curry with Thai Gremolata
Braised Peanut Chicken Curry with Thai Gremolata

What's your favorite curry? Saucy? Dry? Vegetable or meat? Share in the comments below!

This article has been amended from an earlier version.

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Tags: Curry, Weeknight Cooking, Winter, Dinner, Faster, Comfort Food