Healthy Indian Curry Recipe

Healthy Indian Curry Recipe

Growing up in an Asian household, you become accustomed to some form of curry on a near daily basis.

The problem is, these tend to be drenched in oil and calorie dense ingredients that aren’t conducive to dieting.

That’s why I came up with a healthy alternative that’s super macro friendly and will allow me to continue eating it as I diet into my next bodybuilding show.


  • 400g chicken
  • 1 tbsp Pathak’s tandoori paste
  • Tomato passata – I just poured this over, not loads, just enough to cover the meat
  • ½ tbsp turmeric
  • Water – just enough so it can form the curry
  • 3-5 sprays of olive oil
  • Few pinches of sea salt
  • Optional: coriander leaf, paprika


  • Marinate the chicken overnight in the tandoori, turmeric and tomato passata
  • Spray the pan with olive oil, add the chicken in and pour some water in for the paste
  • Place the pan on a low heat for 20-25 mins, cover it with a lid, and stir it every 5-10 minutes

Super simple recipe that’ll be a game changer for those of you who love curries, but also love being lean.

If you enjoyed this one, you’ll also like this Indian recipe here.

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Akash Vaghela is the Founder of RNT Fitness, where his mission is to see a world where everyone experiences the power of a physical body transformation to act as a vehicle for the greater good in their lives. Akash has produced 200+ blogs, 100+ videos and hosts the RNT Fitness Radio podcast, which has amassed over 110,000 downloads in 90+ countries across 100+ episodes. Alongside this, he's been seen in Men's Health, BBC, T-Nation, Elite FTS and the PTDC, while also regularly speaking nationally and internationally on all things transformation.