Indian Recipes

Explore the best of Indian cooking with these top-rated recipes for curries, tandoori chicken, chutneys, and more flavorful faves.

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Indian Recipes

Keema Aloo (Ground Beef and Potatoes)

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If you want to try something a little different, I guarantee you will love this meal. It is by far my favorite Indian recipe. Inspired by my mom, who still makes this for me to this day.
Quick Bread

Roti Canai/Paratha (Indian Pancake)

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Breakfast, lunch, tea time, and dinner - this popular Indian pancake is available for a meal or snack. As kids we ate it sprinkled with sugar. It's typically served with curry and sambal if you choose to spice it up.
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Black Chana with Potato

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Classic Indian Kala Chana recipe. A bit tart, but very wholesome. Great source of protein for a vegans. Can be served with either chapati/roti or basmati rice.
Cucumber Salad

Tomato Cucumber Kachumbar

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Kachumbar is an Indian-style salad that is served on top of curry. Fresh herbs and lemon add a tangy crunch that lightens even the most intense gravies.
Indian Recipes

Red Split Lentils (Masoor Dal)

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Indian-inspired lentils the whole family will love and babies, too. Once the dal and rice are at the desired consistency, it's ready to eat or freeze. Make sure mixture is completely cool before freezing. I use freezer ice trays and small individual glass bowls with lids.
Chutney

Coconut Chutney

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Indian coconut chutney to be served with dosa and idli (steamed rice and lentil cakes).
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Tamarind Sauce Fish Curry

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Indian-style tangy fish curry. This is famous Chepala Pulusu from Andhra.
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Kashmiri Lamb

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This recipe has been with me for over 30 years; it was given to me by a Kashmiri guy I shared a house with when I was 17. This is his mum's family recipe. Kashmir's cuisine combines the area's fruits and nuts with the ingredients and the cooking style of the Moghuls. This rich stew makes a marvelous main dish. Serve it with hot steamed rice or crusty breads. This is lovely!
Indian Recipes

Indian Chicken Curry (Murgh Kari)

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This is a really good recipe for spicy Indian chicken curry. It's pretty easy to make and tastes really good!
Indian Recipes

Easy Garam Masala

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This is a quick Garam Masala (Indian spice) mix. Garam Masala is better when made with whole spices that have been roasted and ground, but this is a quick and easy substitute that's pretty good.
Flat Bread

Naan

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This recipe makes the best naan I have tasted outside of an Indian restaurant. I can't make enough of it for my family. I serve it with shish kabobs, but I think they would eat it plain.
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Appetizers and Snacks

Air Fryer Pakoras

Rating: Unrated
2
All the things you love about pakoras but without the guilt by air frying instead of deep frying. Don't forget the yogurt dipping sauce!

Inspiration and Ideas

Dinner Recipes

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Indian Fish Curry

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Chef John's Chicken Tikka Masala

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I probably get more requests for Indian food than any other ethnic cuisine, so I was very excited to be posting this recipe for chicken tikka masala; until I found out it's actually a British recipe. This is usually done with heavy cream, but I like to use coconut milk instead; the subtle sweetness it provides works beautifully with the spices in the dish. Serve with steamed rice.