The spices in traditional curry have many healthful properties and the rush of heat you experience is a sign that they are stimulating your energies. Turmeric is not only good for cleaning blemishes from your skin, it is also used in treating many internal complaints.
Vegetarian curries are flexible dishes which are great for using up leftover vegetables because you can substitute any vegetable you choose for the ones in the recipe and vary the quantities. When you are making substitutions remember to add the firmest vegetables first as they are the ones which will need to cook for longer.
Side dishes are a great addition to your meal as well and add variety and flavour.