25 Incredibly Delicious Indian Recipes: Indian food at home just how simple it can be for cooking in your kitchen

Making Indian food at home can be downright intimidating, but there are plenty of recipes, including meatless meals, that are easy for beginners. These dishes prove just how simple it can be to opt for cooking in your kitchen versus relying on takeout.


1. Indian Spiced Veggie Burgers: Spice up dinner tonight with a twist on the classic veggie burger. (via Brit + Co)

2. Instant No Yeast Naan: 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 to life a simple dish of sautéed shrimp and rice in this recipe. (via Masala & Meatballs; photo via Alanna Taylor-Tobin)

3. Vegan Chickpea Curry: Loaded with protein, this vegan chickpea curry is mostly made with pantry staples. Throw in fresh or frozen spinach for a pop of green, and you’ve got dinner. (via Brit + Co)

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

5. Veggie-Loaded Butter Chicken Curry: This lightened up butter chicken curry relies on yogurt instead of coconut cream to make a luscious sauce, and it’s loaded with extra veggies for added nutrients and fiber. (via Drizzle and Dip)

6. Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Chicken CurryThink of this recipe as 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 some green veggies to your slow cooker along with the other ingredients, then serve with a grain or flatbread once it’s done cooking. (via The Real Food Dietitians)

7. Carrot Chickpea Curry: Carrots lend an earthy sweetness to this simple vegan curry made with chickpeas. Serve with fluffy basmati rice to soak up all of the sauce. (via Krumpli)

8. Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala: The “slow and low” cooking time helps the spices (garam masala, turmeric, cumin, and chili powder) blossom. (via The Girl on Bloor)

9. Butter Cauliflower Bowls: Swap chicken for cauliflower to make a meatless version of this classic dish. (via Damn Delicious)

10. Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala: If you don’t have all day to let your chicken tikka masala simmer in the slow cooker, make it in the Instant Pot instead. You’ll have tender pieces of chicken in a robust, creamy sauce in less than an hour. (via Little Spice Jar)

11. Vegan Curried 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 that’s been languishing away in your produce bin. (via Give it Some Thyme)

12. One-Pot Cauliflower 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 scoop up using as many pieces of naan as you can. (via Minimalist Baker)

13. Vegetable Biryani With Baked Tofu: Biryani is a rice dish that’s spiced with cloves, ginger, and star anise and usually filled with ingredients like cashews and raisins. Here it gets turned into a complete meal thanks to a topping of marinated baked tofu. (via Connoisseurus Veg)

14. Cauliflower Rice Chicken Biryani: If you’re eating low-carb, keto, gluten-free, or Whole30, a biryani recipe that swaps in grated cauliflower for the traditional rice is a must-try. (via SkinnyTaste)

15. Indian Coconut Butter Cauliflower: Coconut butter is a rich spread that’s made by puréeing coconut flesh until it forms a paste-like texture. Adding a dollop or two to your next vegetable dish thickens the sauce and makes it creamy without needing any dairy. (via Half Baked Harvest)

16. Homemade Garlic Naan: You’ll want to scoop up your curry, dal, and soup with a piece of buttery garlic naan. If you can keep yourself from eating it plain right off the skillet, that is. (via Host the Toast)

17. Indian Raita: Raita is an Indian condiment made of yogurt, chopped veggies, and herbs. It’s often served with spicy dishes, as the yogurt has cooling properties that can save your tastebuds from the fire of chilies. (via My Food Story)

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

19. Beef Kofta With Saag Aloo: Beef kofta (juicy spiced meatballs) are simmered in a creamy tandoori paste curry along with potatoes and spinach. (via Kitchen Sanctuary)

20. Mango Chicken Curry: Mango curries are all about balance, and this recipe achieves it. (via Sweet Cayenne)

21. Chicken Tikka Masala Casserole: Feeding a crowd? Instead of placing a big take-out order, try cooking up a chicken tikka masala casserole, complete with meat, veggies, and rice, at home. (via Fit Foodie Finds)

22. Red Curry Lentils: Red curry paste quickly transforms red lentils from lackluster legume to lick-the-plate-clean good. (via Pinch of Yum)

23. Chicken Madras Curry: Technically a British invention but inspired by the cuisine of southern India, this dish sees chicken cooked in a lightly spiced, slightly tangy tomato sauce. (via A Communal Table)

24. Cauliflower Korma: Cashews are cooked with spices, butter, cream, and chicken stock, then puréed to create a luscious, velvety sauce to fold into roasted cauliflower. (via Simply Delicious Food)

25. Thekua Indian BiscuitsThese biscuits, made with grated coconut, jaggery (unrefined sugar), and cardamom, are just what you’ll want to eat with your next cup of chai. (via Awesome Cuisine)

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