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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Keema Aloo (Ground Beef and Potatoes)

Rating: 4.63 stars
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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.

Roti Canai/Paratha (Indian Pancake)

Rating: 4.25 stars
3
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.

Black Chana with Potato

Rating: 5 stars
2
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.

Tomato Cucumber Kachumbar

Rating: 4.75 stars
11
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.

Red Split Lentils (Masoor Dal)

Rating: 3.87 stars
12
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.

Coconut Chutney

Rating: 4.5 stars
6
Indian coconut chutney to be served with dosa and idli (steamed rice and lentil cakes).

Tamarind Sauce Fish Curry

Rating: 4.7 stars
6
Indian-style tangy fish curry. This is famous Chepala Pulusu from Andhra.

Kashmiri Lamb

Rating: 4.61 stars
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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 Chicken Curry (Murgh Kari)

Rating: 4.74 stars
778
This is a really good recipe for spicy Indian chicken curry. It's pretty easy to make and tastes really good!

Delicious Chana Masala

Rating: 4.7 stars
30
A delicious dish of chickpeas, onions, and tomatoes! You will love this stuff! I suggest eating this with fresh fried naan.

Easy Garam Masala

Rating: 4.78 stars
160
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.

Naan

Rating: 4.71 stars
1955
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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Chef John's Chicken Tikka Masala

Rating: 4.78 stars
335

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.