18 Healthy Indian-Inspired Recipes That Are on Your Diet

Have you heard? Healthy Indian-inspired recipes—from tandoori chicken with cauliflower rice to kitchari cleanses—are everywhere right now.

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Make-ahead Aloo Gobi

Cauliflower is the base of this stunner.

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Jonathan Lovekin/At My Table

Sheet Pan Indian-spiced Chicken

Confession: We’re lazy cooks. Good thing this dinner is a breeze.

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Slow-cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

All that creamy goodness comes from plain yogurt.

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Easy Tandoori Chicken With Vegetables

Coterie member Heidi Larsen makes this dish in a sheet pan.

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Half Baked Harvest

Coconut Sweet Potato Lentil Soup With Rice

Including good-for-you ingredients like sweet potatoes, red lentils and creamy coconut milk.

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Slow-cooker Chicken Tikka Masala Meatballs

Make your Crock-Pot do all the work.

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Feasting at Home


For the uninitiated, it’s Indian’s clean-eating version of the burrito.

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Natalie's Health

Lemon Turmeric Energy Balls

Full of healing spices.

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Peas and Crayons

Crock-pot Madras Lentils

Serve with cauliflower rice if you choose.

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Feed Me Phoebe

Slow-cooker Chicken Kheema With Peas

Coterie member Gaby Dalkin promises that there are nothing but whole ingredients.

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Minimalist Baker

Fluffy Curried Socca

Psst: It’s vegan and gluten-free.

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Pinch of Yum

Instant Pot Coconut Tandoori Chicken

Don’t be embarrassed if you want to eat it straight out of the pot.

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Gimme Some Oven

Cashew Chicken Curry In A Hurry

This dish really packs in the protein.

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Minimalist Baker

Cauliflower Rice Kitchari

Rejuvenation, right this way.

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Indian Carrot Noodle Salad With Spiced Lamb

Hat tip to Coterie member Ali Maffucci for being *this* creative.

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Averie Cooks

Roasted Curried Cauliflower And Chickpea Salad

We’ve always got room for another side.

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Food Faith Fitness

Indian Salmon Curry With Coconut Milk Zucchini Noodles

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Sweet Peas and Saffron

Low-carb Indian Skillet

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From 2017 to 2019 Heath Goldman held the role of Food Editor covering food, booze and some recipe development, too. Tough job, eh?