25 Indian cooking recipes to make delicious meals – Brit + Co

We’ve all had those cravings for our favorite neighborhood Indian food, whether it’s curry, tikka masala, paneer, samosas or tandoori. Naan. Of course, there are options in the frozen food aisle for Indian but trying to bring Indian cooking recipes to life at home can be downright daunting. Keep calm and reassure yourself because there are many healthy things Indian food recipes, including meatless meal, which are easy Indian recipes ideal for beginners.


Instant naan without yeast

This improvised meal shows how incorporating a few Indian ingredients into your meals can make them a little more exciting. Mango chutney and curry powder bring a simple sautéed shrimp and rice dish to life in this recipe. (Going through Masala & Meatballs; photo via Alanna Taylor-Tobin)

Vegan Chickpea Curry

Vegan Chickpea Curry
Loaded with protein, this vegan chickpea curry is made mostly of staples. Add fresh or frozen spinach for a green twist and you have dinner. (via Brit+Co)

Butter chicken curry loaded with vegetables

Butter Chicken Curry Loaded with Vegetables in a Top Indian Cooking Recipe
This low-fat butter chicken curry relies on yogurt instead of coconut cream to make a scrumptious sauce, and it’s loaded with extra veggies for extra nutrients and fiber. (via drizzle and dip)

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chicken Curry

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chicken Curry
Consider this recipe a guide to help you make a cozy curry in your slow cooker using whatever you have in the fridge. Add sweet or white potatoes, chicken, pork or lamb and greens to your slow cooker along with the other ingredients, then serve with a grain or flatbread when done cooking. (via Real Food Dietitians)

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala
The “slow and gentle” cooking time helps the spices (garam masala, turmeric, cumin and chili powder) to flourish. (via The Girl on Bloor)

Buttered Cauliflower Bowls

Buttered cauliflower bowls indian cuisine
Substitute cauliflower for the chicken for a meatless version of this classic dish. (via fucking delicious)

Vegan curry carrot soup

Vegan curry carrot soup
Creamy and fragrant with curry powder and coconut milk, this soup is one of the tastiest ways to use up that bunch of carrots languishing in your produce bin. (via Give Him Thyme)

Green curry cauliflower dal in one pot

dal green curry
Moong dal (split mung beans) are simmered in green curry paste and coconut milk to make a one-pot vegan dinner you’ll want to make using as many pieces of naan as possible. (via Minimalist Baker)

Vegetable biryani with baked tofu

Vegetable biryani with baked tofu
Biryani is a rice dish spiced with cloves, ginger, and star anise and usually filled with ingredients like cashews and raisins. Here, it turns into a complete meal thanks to a garnish of baked marinated tofu. (via Connoisseurus Veg)

Indian cooking recipe with cauliflower in coconut butter

Indian cooking recipe with cauliflower in coconut butter
Coconut butter is a rich spread that is made by pureeing coconut flesh until it forms a pasty texture. Adding a spoonful or two to your next vegetable dish thickens the sauce and makes it creamy without the need for dairy. (via Half-Baked Harvest)

Homemade Garlic Naan

homemade garlic naan
You’ll want to scoop up your curry, dal and soup with a piece of buttery garlic naan. If you can resist eating it straight out of the pan, of course. (via Host the Toast)

Indian raita

Indian raita
Raita is an Indian condiment made from yogurt, chopped vegetables and herbs. It is often served with spicy dishes, as yogurt has cooling properties that can save your taste buds from the hot peppers. (via My Food Story)

Tandoori Chicken Patty Sandwiches

Tandoori Chicken Patty Sandwiches
Not authentic but inspired by classic tandoori chicken, these sandwiches are packed with some of your favorite Indian culinary flavors. (via Host the Toast)

Beef Kofta with Saag Aloo

Beef Kofta with Saag Aloo
Beef kefta (juicy, spicy meatballs) are simmered in a creamy tandoori curry with potatoes and spinach. (via Kitchen Sanctuary)

Chicken and mango curry

Chicken and mango curry
Mango curries are all about balance, and this recipe achieves that. (via Sweet Cayenne)

Chicken Tikka Masala Casserole

Chicken Tikka Masala Casserole

Prepare a chicken tikka masala casserole, with meat, vegetables and rice, at home for the whole family. (via Fit Foodie Finds)

Red curry lentils

Red curry lentils
Red curry paste quickly turns dull legume red lentils into a lickable treat. (via a pinch of yum)

Chicken Madras Curry

Chicken Madras Curry
Technically a British invention but inspired by South Indian cuisine, this dish sees chicken cooked in a lightly spiced and mildly tangy tomato sauce. (via a common table)

Indian recipe with cauliflower Korma

Cauliflower Korma
Cashews are cooked with spices, butter, cream and chicken broth, then mashed to create a savory, velvety sauce to stir into roasted cauliflower. (via Simply Delicious Food)

Curried Cauliflower Soup

Curried Cauliflower Soup
Creamy, vegan cauliflower soup is nourishing and comforting. Try it with pajamas and on a rainy day. (via Cookie + Kate)

Thekua Indian Cookies

Indian cookies Thekua indian cuisine

These cookies, made with shredded coconut, jaggery (unrefined sugar), and cardamom, are just what you’ll want to eat with your next cup of chai. (via Awesome Kitchen)

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This article has been updated from a previous article published in March 2019.

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