18 Easy Indian-Inspired Recipes That Are Faster Than Takeout

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Yummy Beet

There are some nights when the pull of ordering takeout feels stronger than gravity itself. We get it. But what if you could whip up your favorite orders in the same amount of time it would take to get delivery—or even less? Extra bonus: You’ll definitely save money, and likely some calories, too. Here are 18 of our favorite easier-than-ordering Indian dishes.

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Everyday Easy Eats


Quick Chicken Curry

Serve with a steaming bowl of basmati rice.

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Chef De Home


No-Yeast Garlic Butter Naan

Warm, fluffy flatbread in less than 30 minutes.

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Pinch of Yum


Life-Changing 30-Minute Masala Sauce

Use this magical, dinner-saving sauce on anything you have in the fridge, from meatballs to roasted veggies.

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Sprinkle with Love


Easy Lentil Curry

Store-bought curry paste and frozen veggies help this come together in a snap.

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Little Kitchen Big World


Tandoori Salmon with Indian-Spiced Potatoes

Bring on the omega-3s.

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell


Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Set it and forget it. (Then eat it.)

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My Food Story


Bombay Potatoes

Taste like they roasted all day; secretly ready in 30 minutes.

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Recipe Tin Eats


Butter Chicken

We’ll try anything with butter in the name.

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Clean Eating Recipes


Saag Paneer

Any dinner that’s essentially a bowl of cheese is A-OK in our book.

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Pretty Patel


Ultimate Masala Chickpea Burgers

So much better than your usual sad, frozen veggie burger.

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My Heart Beets


Instant Pot Shrimp Biryani

Have this spicy, one-pot meal on the table in 15 minutes. (Yep, we’re serious.)

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Yummy Beet


Quick Tofu Cauliflower Korma

Perfect for Meatless Mondays.

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The Endless Meal


Creamy Coconut Lentil Curry

The ultimate comfort food.

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Eat Healthy Eat Happy


Spicy Vegetable Samosas

Use egg roll wrappers to make this tasty Indian finger food.

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Keri Glassman


Chickpea and Cauliflower Curry

Jam-packed with veggies...and general pat-yourself-on-the-back virtue.

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Cookie and Kate


Quick Chana Masala

We start craving this belly-warmer as soon as we feel a chill in the air.

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Vegan Richa


Baked Vegetable Pakoras

Serve these quick-baked fritters with store-bought chutney or over a salad.

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Gastro Senses


Beef Masala Curry

It’s a pressure cooker miracle.