What to Serve With Chicken Curry? 22 Tasty Side Dishes

chicken curry side dishes

Made with chicken, potatoes, carrots, and lots of love, chicken curry is a wonderful dish to kick all your worries away. This beautiful and creamy dish has the perfect amount of spices to give you a taste of India, the true identity of this curry.

Chicken curry is an ideal dish that can be enjoyed during dinner and lunchtime. However, it is best to enjoy it with a side dish to justify its amazing taste.

chicken curry side dishes

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The best side dishes to serve with chicken curry are yellow rice, steamed vegetables, vegetable medley, zucchini, green beans, beets, bok choy, radish chips, khichdi, quinoa salad, naan bread, mint sauce, onion bhajis, roti, and raita.

So, if you are feeling hungry, now is the time to make this dish and enjoy the rich flavors and textures. Dive in and explore recipes and some tips to make a great meal.

22 Chicken Curry Sides 

1. Yellow Rice

Yellow rice

This is an easy and healthy rice recipe that you can make instantly for dinner or lunch. The star of this show is turmeric which gives this dish its yellow color and also adds many benefits to the rice. Besides turmeric, this rice contains garlic cloves, chicken stock, and butter for the ultimate flavor.

Serve this rice with chicken curry and enjoy your meal.

2. Steamed Vegetables

Steamed Vegetables

If you don't want to have anything heavy with your chicken curry, we suggest preparing some steamed vegetables. They are easy to make and perfect for a light dinner. You can steam beans, broccoli, cauliflower, peas, and other vegetables that you fancy.

3. Vegetable Medley

Yellow bowl filled with carrot, potato and pumpkin cubes topped with rosemary spring

While chicken curry already has some potatoes and carrots, you can make it more fulfilling with this vegetable medley. This healthy dish contains potatoes, carrots, butternut squash, and rosemary for a perfect, warm flavor. You can enjoy it with bread and love the explosion of flavors in your mouth.

4. Zucchini

Serve zucchini with chicken curry and enjoy the flavor they create together. Cut zucchini into slices and sprinkle it with salt and pepper for a nice taste.

5. Green Beans

Instant Pot Thanksgiving Green Beans

You don't have to wait for Thanksgiving to prepare this dish. You can make it with your chicken curry and enjoy the benefits that both dishes have to offer.

These beans have a tangy and sweet flavor and contain honey, lime juice, sesame seeds, chives, cloves, black pepper, and red onions. These beans are pretty easy to make and are also quite appetizing. Make them fresh and enjoy their benefits as well.

6. Beets

Beets

This side dish is also a great and healthy option to serve with chicken curry. You only require beets, butter, and water to make this vegetable soft and buttery.

If possible, season the slices with some salt and black pepper. And if you want this side to be spicy, sprinkle some red chili flakes.

7. Air Fryer Bok Choy

Bok Choy

This is a healthy and delicious side dish that you can prepare within minutes. The Bok choy recipe takes only ten minutes to make and is served with a beautiful sauce for an ultimate treat.

This recipe uses honey. If you can't find it, substitute it with maple syrup. Serve bok choy with chicken curry and enjoy the interaction of unique flavors.

8. Radish Chips

Radish Chips

Chicken curry can get heavy at times, courtesy of the creamy texture and vegetables with chicken. So, instead of pairing the dish with a heavy side option, serve it with radish chips. The recipe uses radishes, olive oil, salt, black pepper, and garlic powder to create a wholesome side dish that complements your main meal pretty well.

You can customize the seasoning according to your taste and sprinkle some red chili flakes on top of the chips for a spicy kick.

9. Khichdi

Yellow rice with cooked lentils and chopped scallion on top

Have you ever had khichdi with chicken curry? If not, now is the time to enjoy this pairing. Khichdi is made of rice, lentils, turmeric powder, curry powder, cumin seeds, ginger, and other ingredients to make a delicious treat for you.

You can pour the gravy from the chicken curry on your bowl of khichdi and experience lots of flavors in a go.

10. Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad

This scrumptious salad also tastes delicious with your homemade chicken curry. It is light with many ingredients but doesn't empower the flavor of the curry at all. Also, the refreshing salad complements the heavy curry beautifully, allowing you to have a satisfying meal.

11. Naan Bread

Naan Bread

The traditional way of enjoying your curry is by having it with naan bread. Instead of buying this bread from a store, you can bake it at home with a simple recipe. The tagged recipe helps you prepare a chewy, bubble, and fluffy bread, that breaks easily and allows you to have a complete meal with your bowl of chicken curry.

12. Mint Sauce

If you are tired of having chicken curry alone, try this mint sauce with the curry and enjoy it with every bite. Made from mint, salt, vinegar, water, and caster sugar, mint sauce is perfect for people looking for a refreshing side dish with their main meal.

You can store this sauce in the fridge for later use and also pair it with french fries and onion rings.

13. Onion Bhajis

Onion Bhajis

Many people also love having onion bhajis with chicken curry. You can also be among them and enjoy this flavor-packed side dish.

So, what are onion bhajis made of? These are quite like crispy onions and are one of the best vegan snacks that you can ever have. They are also gluten-free, so that's a great plus.

14. Roti

Roti is one of the most common side dishes to enjoy with a plate of chicken curry. It is soft with a simple flavor to complement the richness of your main curry.

According to many people, preparing a roti is an art and it should be round as it is its ideal shape. While it is good to have a round roti, there is nothing wrong if you can't achieve it on your first few tries.

You need to knead the dough properly to make the perfect roti, so be mindful of that.

15. Raita

There is no one way to make a beautiful and refreshing raita. You can use various recipes to ace this dish and add ingredients as per your liking.

Raita is made from yogurt and contains ingredients such as small cubes of tomatoes and cucumber. It also has thinly sliced onions and cilantro for a refreshing touch. You can spice up your raita by adding chili flakes with salt and pepper.

Serve a bowl of chicken curry and enjoy the two with naan or roti.

16. Creamy Cucumber Salad

Cucumber Salad

You can make this bowl of cucumber salad to go with chicken curry. It is creamy and has refreshing slices of cucumber for a simple yet addictive taste. Season the salad according to the recipe card and enjoy.

17. Avocado Salsa

Avocado Salsa

This is a versatile salsa, packed with loads of flavors. It is a sauce that can go with everything, including your chicken curry. Also, it can get ready within ten minutes and is pretty creamy.

18. Chickpea Salad

Enjoy your chicken curry with this chickpea salad. It is packed with many flavors, textures, and ingredients, giving you a complete taste of goodness. This salad tastes great with the gravy in your curry and pairs well with naan or roti.

19. Vegetable Pakoras

Pakoras

You can also experience your chicken curry with a few vegan pakoras on the side. They are crunchy vegetables coated with a batter for the perfect texture and taste. Make loads of these pakoras as they are irresistible.

20. Green Vegan Salad

Vegan Salad

Finally, chicken curry tastes great with this beautiful and wholesome vegan salad. It contains broccoli, asparagus, zucchini, salad leaves, avocado, peas, and other amazing ingredients to make this salad flavorful.

It is a perfect side dish for people who don't like having naan or roti with their chicken curry.

21. Samosas

These crispy, deep-fried pastries filled with spicy potatoes and peas are a popular Indian snack. The rich flavors and crunchy texture make samosas a perfect starter or side dish to enjoy with Chicken Curry, adding an extra layer of taste and complexity.

22. Ghee Rice

Ghee rice is fragrant and flavorful, cooked with clarified butter, spices, and sometimes nuts. Its rich, buttery taste complements the spices in Chicken Curry, providing a delicious and satisfying base for the meal.

20 Side Dishes to Eat With Chicken Curry

  1. Yellow rice
  2. Steamed vegetables
  3. Vegetable medley
  4. Zucchini
  5. Green beans
  6. Beets
  7. Bok Choy
  8. Radish Chips
  9. Khichdi
  10. Quinoa salad
  11. Naan
  12. Mint sauce
  13. Onion Bhajis
  14. Roti
  15. Raita
  16. Creamy cucumber salad
  17. Avocado salsa
  18. Chickpea salad
  19. Vegetable pakoras
  20. Green vegan salad
  21. Samosas
  22. Ghee Rice

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chicken curry side dishes

What To Serve With Chicken Curry

Pair your chicken curry with some scrumptious side dishes. 20 easy ideas like roti, raita, green beans and more.
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Course: dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Chicken curry
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken curry

Instructions

  • Make a delicious chicken curry using the Instant Pot or anyway you like.
  • Make a side dish from the list above. You can choose between raita, green beans, roti, naan, quinoa salad, beets, radish chips, vegan pakoras, bok choy, mint sauce, avocado sauce, yellow rice, steamed vegetables, vegetable medley, onion bhajis and chickpeas salad.
  • Serve together and enjoy a wonderful meal 🙂
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