Whilst curry is usually known for being a staple in Indian and British food culture, other countries worldwide have taken inspiration to make their own. Here are 8 curries from around the world.



This curry originated from Indonesia but was adopted by Malaysia making it one of their most popular dishes. What makes it stand out is the fact that it is a dry curry with a thick paste. However, the meat is still very moist. It contains 16 different spices and of course, coconut milk.

South Africa

Bunny Chow

Bunny Chow, commonly known as ’Bunny’, comes from the Indian Community in Durban, South Africa. The popular dish consists of a loaf of bread, hollowed and filled with curry. The amazing thing about it is that the bread serves as a sort of plate to carry it. You may be thinking that the dish contains rabbit, hence the name, however, it is not the meat that is commonly used. Instead it usually contains mutton, beef or a vegetarian option.

Sri Lanka

Beetroot Curry

If meat isn’t your preference then this is perfect for you! The Sri Lankan Beetroot curry is completely vegan and gluten-free.  The beetroots are mixed with spices and coconut milk to create it creamy, sweet and full of flavour. 


Fish Amok

This dish from Cambodia consists of coconut milk, white fish and a special curry paste to give its creamy consistency.  What makes this national dish stand out is that it is steamed in banana leaves giving it a unique flavour. 


Massaman Curry

You’ll find this on almost every menu in Thai restaurants. Massaman curry uses a blend of Thai and Indian ingredients such as lemongrass, galangal (a type of ginger), coconut cream, fish sauce, tamarind, potatoes and peanuts.

Hong Kong

Curry Fish Balls

This popular street food dish uses a blend of Chinese and Southeast Asian ingredients. It is commonly eaten with soy sauce or oyster sauce. 


Beef Kulma

Some might say that this dish is similar to the traditional Indian dish, Chicken Korma. However, what sets it apart is the addition of coconut milk and lemongrass to give it its unique flavour. 

Pakistan/North India

Chicken Karahi

Chicken Karahi is one of the most famous dishes in Pakistan. What makes the tomato-based curry so popular is its addition of ginger, green chilli and coriander. The toppings alone set it apart from other curries.