35 Must-Try Indian Recipes to Make at Home!  Whether you are looking for vegetarian Indian Recipes, classic Indian essentials, or flavorful Indian side dishes, you’ll have plenty of inspiration here to create an Indian feast at home. 

35 Must-Try Indian Recipes to Make at Home! Deeply nourishing and incredibly delicious, these Indian recipes are richly spiced and full of authentic flavor.  Whether you are looking for vegetarian Indian Recipes, classic Indian essentials, or flavorful Indian side dishes, you'll have plenty of inspiration here to create an Indian feast at home. 

Deeply nourishing and incredibly delicious, these Indian recipes are richly spiced and full of authentic flavor and can easily be made at home. 

Vegetarian Indian Recipes!

35 Indian Recipes to make at Home | A fresh and flavorful Indian Spinach Salad with black lentils, roasted cauliflower and roasted radishes.  

Indian Spinach Salad with Lentils & Cauliflower

A fresh and flavorful Indian Spinach Salad with black lentils, roasted cauliflower and roasted radishes.  Caramelized shallots and a Tempered Seed Dressing give the salad amazing flavor, depth and crunchy texture.

 

35 Indian Recipes to Make at Home | Feasting at Home 35 Indian Recipes to Make at Home | This Creamy Vegan Curried Cauliflower Soup with coconut milk, Indian spices, ginger and lime is simple and easy to make, and can be made in an Instant Pot (or on the stove top! Healthy and delicious! #vegan #vegansoup #instantpotsoup #cauliflowersoup #instantpot

Curried Cauliflower Soup

This Creamy Vegan Curried Cauliflower Soup with coconut milk, Indian spices, ginger and lime is simple and easy to make, and can be made in an Instant Pot (or on the stove top! Healthy and delicious!

Our 35 Best Indian Recipes | Instant Pot Mulligatawny Soup is so creamy and richly satisfying with bright and spicy flavors.  This vegan adaptable version is delicious as is or can easily be built upon adding chicken, more veggies and rice.  An easy and fast weeknight meal! #mulligatawny #instantpot #lentilrecipes

Instant Pot Mulligatawny (Curried Indian Soup)

Instant Pot Mulligatawny Soup is so creamy and richly satisfying with bright and spicy flavors.  This vegan adaptable version is delicious as is or can easily be built upon adding chicken, more veggies and rice.  An easy and fast weeknight meal!

 

Our 35 Best Indian Recipes | A healthy recipe for Lentil Dal with Spinach, sometime called Saag Dal, this is bursting with authentic Indian flavors!

Emerald Dal

This Lentil Dal with Spinach Sauce is one of the most delicious, soul-satisfying plant-based, Indian meals! This version is fragrant, flavorful and packed with nutrients- think of this like Saag Paneer, but substituting black lentils instead of the cheese! Super tasty and healthy.

 

Our 35 Best Indian Recipes | This Creamy Coconut Lentil Curry can be made in an Instant Pot or on the stove top. Infused with fragrant Indian spices, this recipe is not only delicious, it is is vegan and gluten free!

Indian Coconut Lentil Curry

This Indian Coconut Lentil Curry is full of flavor and can either be made in an Instant Pot  or on the stove-top.  Infused with fragrant Indian spices, this authentic recipe is not only delicious, it is vegan and gluten-free! Serve the creamy curry lentils over a bed of baby spinach,  basmati rice or with homemade naan bread! A simple tasty weeknight meal.

 

Our 35 Best Indian Recipes | We've rounded up our 50 Best Vegetarian Meals.  These vegetarian dinner recipes are readers' favorites- all tried-and-true and highly rated! Whether you are wanting to eat more meatless meals or are a seasoned vegetarian you'll find some inspiration here. 

Chana Masala (Instant Pot or Stovetop)

An authentic recipe for Chana Masala using dry or canned chickpeas that can be made in an Instant pot or on the stovetop. Easy and flavorful, vegan-adaptable!

 

Our 35 Best Indian Recipes | How to make a Frankie! India's flavorful street food (also called a Bombay Burrito). Full of flavor, healthy veggies...and it's VEGAN!

Frankies! (aka Bombay Burritos)

How to make Frankies! Flavorful Indian Burritos made with curry mashed potatoes, chickpeas, cauliflower, spinach, pickled onions and amazing Cilantro Mint Chutney! Vegan and Gluten-free adaptable.

 

35 Delicious Indian Recipes to Make at Home | This Flavorful Indian Fried Rice is full of healthy veggies and can be made in under 30 minutes. Vegetarian, Vegan adaptable, fast and easy!

Indian Fried Rice

Fragrant, turmeric-infused, Indian Fried Rice full of healthy veggies that can be made in under 30 minutes. Vegetarian, Gluten-free, and Vegan adaptable, it is a fast and easy weeknight meal- great for using up leftover rice or stray veggies in the fridge.  Serve over a bed of spinach with optional Raita.

 

35 Delicious Indian Recipes to Make at Home | A flavorful recipe for Brinjal Curry (Indian Eggplant) gently simmered in a fragrant Masala Sauce. Serve with Indian-style Basmati Rice and naan bread for a delicious vegetarian or vegan meal.

Brinjal Curry (Indian Eggplant)

A flavorful recipe for Brinjal Curry (Indian Eggplant) gently simmered in a fragrant Masala sauce until meltingly tender. Serve with Indian-style Basmati Rice and naan bread for a delicious vegetarian or vegan Indian-inspired meal.

 

35 Mouthwatering Indian Recipes | Flavorful Aloo Gobi! Indian-Spiced Potatoes and Cauliflower with Masala Spices- an easy authentic healthy Indian classic that can be made on the stovetop! Vegan adaptable.

Aloo Gobi (Indian-Spiced Potatoes & Cauliflower)

Flavorful Aloo Gobi! Indian-Spiced Potatoes and Cauliflower with Masala Spices- an easy authentic healthy Indian classic that can be made on the stovetop! Vegan adaptable.

 

35 Mouthwatering Indian Recipes | Palak Paneer - Pan-seared Paneer is bathed in a smooth and luscious spinach sauce infused with Indian spices. An easy authentic recipe, perfect for weeknight dinners. (Aka Saag Paneer! )

Homemade Palak Paneer (Cheese Cubes in Creamy Spinach Sauce)

How to make Palak Paneer- a popular Indian recipe made with cubes of paneer ( or sub tofu), gently simmered in a creamy spinach sauce infused with fragrant Indian spices. Make this in 30 minutes. Keto-friendly, Vegetarian & Gluten-free!

 

Cauliflower Dal with Coconut and Spinach made with split red lentils and fragrant Indian spices. A healthy comforting, plant-based dinner recipe. Vegan-adaptable. #dal #cauliflower #dalrecipe #lentils

Golden Cauliflower Dal w/ Red Lentils, Coconut and Spinach

Cauliflower Dal with Coconut and Spinach made with split red lentils and fragrant Indian spices. A healthy comforting, plant-based dinner recipe. Vegan-adaptable.

Vegan Tikka Masala that can be made in an Instant Pot or on the stove top in under 25 minutes! An easy, healthy, keto friendly weeknight meal! | www.feastingathome.com #tikkamasala #cauliflower #veganmasala #vegetarian #easy #instantpotmasala #keto #veganketo #vegantikkamasala #cauliflowerrecipes

Vegan Tikka Masala

Vegan Tikka Masala with your choice of tofu, paneer or chickpeas and hearty veggies in a flavorful Indian tikka masala sauce. Can be made on the stovetop or Instant Pot.

35 Delicious Indian Recipes to Make at Home | Indian-Spiced Shepherd's Pie with lentils, veggies and fragrant Garam Masala, topped with curry mashed potatoes. Truly one of the most delicious vegetarian recipes on the blog! #sheperdspie #vegetarianshepherdspie #indianrecipes #garammasala #lentils #vegetariandinner

Indian Shepherds Pie

Indian-Spiced Shepherd’s Pie with lentils, veggies and fragrant Garam Masala, topped with curry mashed potatoes. Truly one of the most delicious vegetarian recipes on the blog!

 

35 Delicious Indian Recipes to Make at Home | Vegan Lentil Meatballs with Indian Coconut Curry Sauce- a delicious healthy meal infused with fragrant Indian spices. Vegan and Gluten Free! #veganmeatballs #lentilmeatballs #vegan #indianmeatballs #veg

Vegan Lentil Meatballs with Coconut Curry Sauce

Vegan Lentil Meatballs with Indian Coconut Curry Sauce- a delicious healthy meal infused with fragrant Indian spices. Vegan and Gluten-Free!  Winner of the BEST VEGAN RECIPE on Food 52!

 

35 Delicious Indian Recipes to Make at Home | Savory oven-roasted Indian Cauliflower, Chickpea, and Tofu Bowls served over fluffy basmati rice with Cilantro Mint Chutney, seasoned with a simple Madras Curry dressing. A simple dish rich with fragrant spice and amazing flavor.  Healthy,  flavorful, and vegan! (Updated 4/22)

Indian Cauliflower with Chickpeas and Caramelized Tofu

Savory oven-roasted Indian Cauliflower, Chickpea, and Tofu Bowls served over fluffy basmati rice with Cilantro Mint Chutney, seasoned with a simple Madras Curry dressing. A simple dish rich with fragrant spice and amazing flavor.  Healthy,  flavorful, and vegan!

 

35 Delicious Indian Recipes to Make at Home | Vegetarian Biryani Recipe

Vegetarian Biryani

Quick and Easy Vegetarian Biryani! A fragrant Indian rice dish infused with Indian spices – vegan adaptable and gluten-free. A quick and easy weeknight meal.

 

35 Delicious Indian Recipes to Make at Home | A soothing and comforting North Indian Butternut and Potato Curry hailing from Rajasthan, featuring winter squash and potatoes, using whole spices and ghee, served over fluffy basmati rice. | #pumpkincurry #potatocurry #aloo #butternutcurry #rajisthani #kaddu #curriedpotatoes #vegetarain #indianfood

Rajasthani Butternut Squash Curry

A soothing and comforting North Indian Butternut and Potato Curry hailing from Rajasthan, featuring winter squash and potatoes, using whole spices and ghee, served over fluffy basmati rice.

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This fall-inspired recipe for Roasted Butternut Tikka Masala can be made with chickpeas (or chicken). The fragrant tomato coconut sauce is infused with Indian spices.  A healthy delicious vegetarian dinner recipe, perfect for fall! Vegan-adaptable  & Gluten-Free.

 

Our 35 Best Indian Recipes | Thick and creamy Pumpkin soup with coconut milk, and warming Indian spices. Vegan and Gluten-free. Use roasted pumpkin or canned pumpkin puree!

Pumpkin Soup with Garam Masala

Thick and creamy Pumpkin soup with coconut milk, and warming Indian spices. Vegan and Gluten-free. Use roasted pumpkin or canned pumpkin puree!

Classic Indian Essentials!

35 Delicious Indian Recipes to Make at Home | How to make ghee, a simple process that turns butter into the most flavorful foundation for authentic Indian cooking. Removing the milk solids out of butter makes it highly digestible, soothing to the body and according to Ayurvedic medicine, helps balance out the 3 doshas with many health benefits. #ghee #homemadeghee #gheebenifits #gheeuses #howtomakeghee #

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How to make ghee, a simple process that turns butter into the most flavorful foundation for authentic Indian cooking. Removing the milk solids out of butter makes it highly digestible, soothing to the body and according to Ayurvedic medicine, helps balance out the 3 doshas with many health benefits.

A simple homemade Garam Masala Recipe that can be made in 10 minutes - with ground fragrant spices you already have in your pantry. Easy, healthy and authentic! #garam #garammasala #curry #masala #spices #indianspices #indianrecipes #authenic #masalaspice #indiancurrypowder

Garam Masala 

A simple homemade Garam Masala Recipe that can be made in 10 minutes – with ground fragrant spices you already have in your pantry. Easy, healthy and authentic!

 

35 Delicious Indian Recipes to Make at Home | A delicious Raita Recipe- an Indian yogurt sauce with cucumber, mint and cilantro. Cooling and refreshing, serve this with spicy Indian dishes to cool the palate.

How to make Raita

A delicious Raita Recipe- an Indian yogurt sauce with cucumber, mint and cilantro. Cooling and refreshing, serve this with spicy Indian dishes to cool the palate.

35 Delicious Indian Recipes to Make at Home | Cilantro Mint Chutney Recipe

Cilantro Mint Chutney

Simple, FLAVORFUL Cilantro Mint Chutney- a delicious accompaniment to Indian food. Can be made in 5 minutes flat!

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35 Best Indian Recipes: Bombay Carrot Salad with cashews and raisins, tossed in a fragrant Indian Curry dressing. Healthy and vegan this carrot salad recipe is so EASY to make, and can be made-ahead.

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35 Delicious Indian Recipes to Make at Home | This Indian Masala Street Corn hails from the streets of Bombay. It's lathered with ghee and garam masala spice- a simple easy summer side dish to add to your next Indian feast! #grilledcorn #masalacorn #indiancorn

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This Indian Masala Street Corn hails from the streets of Bombay. It’s lathered with ghee and garam masala spice- a simple easy summer side dish to add to your next Indian feast!

 

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How to make Indian Lemon rice. Infused with Indian spices, this fragrant rice dish is the perfect side to your Indian meals.

 

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Our 35 BEST Indian Recipes | An authentic & insanely delicious recipe for Chicken Biryani with Cilantro Yogurt Sauce. | www.feastingathome.com #chickenbiryani #indianrice #indianchicken

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Instant Pot Tikka Masala, made with chicken or kept VEGAN with coconut milk, chickpeas and veggies. Serve over basmati rice, or, for a low-carb, paleo version, serve it over a bowl of baby spinach! #paleo #healthy #tikkamasala #weeknightdinner #instantpottikkamasala #instantpot #chickentikkamasala #vegetariantikkamasala #vegan #instantpotchicken #instantpotchickenrecipes #keto

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Say hello to your new favorite weeknight dinner! Instant Pot Tikka Masala using chicken breast or thighs, bathed in the most fragrant Indian coconut curry sauce.  Serve with Naan, over basmati rice, or, for a low-carb version, serve over a bowl of baby spinach! This can also be made on the stovetop! A fast and easy weeknight dinner that is bursting with flavor!

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How to cook fluffy, perfectly cooked Basmati Rice, just like they do in India! Finished with an optional- tempering oil this rice is nothing short of delicious! Fast, easy and vegan-adaptable.

35 Indian Recipes to Make at Home

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine | Feasting at Home
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

35 Indian Recipes to Make at Home! Deeply nourishing and incredibly delicious, these Indian recipes are richly spiced and full of authentic flavor.  You may be surprised at how easy it can be to make your favorite Indian dishes at home!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 78 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup basmati rice, rinsed.

Indian Tempering Oil:


Instructions

  1. Bring water and salt to a boil.
  2. Add rice and simmer gently at a low boil, uncovered over medium heat until rice is just perfectly tender- check at 8-10 minutes, and continue cooking if need be. Keep in mind brown rice will take longer.
  3. Drain, and let stand over a strainer for 5 minutes.
  4. Feel free to place it back in the pot and cover until ready to serve. 
  5. Optional Indian Tempering oil: Heat ghee over medium heat. Add seeds, salt and leaves, and saute until seeds begin to crackle- about 30-60 seconds. Turn heat off.
  6. Place rice in a serving dish and spoon tempering oil over top.
  7. Serve immediately!

Notes

For more details go to Perfect Basmati Rice 

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: ¾ cup ( including the ghee tempering oil)
  • Calories: 150
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 111.6 mg
  • Fat: 4.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.2 g
  • Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 10.2 mg

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