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Meat loaf? Boring. Spaghetti and meatballs? Yawn. If you’re in a dinner rut, it’s time to expand your horizons. (And no, we don’t mean ordering takeout.) Presenting 31 Indian-inspired dinner ideas to try. Pass the naan. 

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Let your Crock-Pot do the heavy lifting.

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Chef De Home

Palak Saag Paneer

Spinach + Indian cheese = heaven.

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Erin McDowell

Cashew Chicken

It’s all about that creamy sauce.

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Whisk Affair

Malai Kofta

These little veggie balls are irresistible—and did we mention you can make ’em in a skillet?

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Pepper Delight

Prawn Biriyani

One taste and you’ll never eat shrimp with plain old cocktail sauce again.

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The Veggie Indian

Punjabi Kadhi Pakora

Serve with a giant bowl of basmati rice.

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Chef De Home

Garlic Butter Naan

Warning: This soft, doughy bread is seriously addictive.

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So Beautifully Real

Crispy Tandoori Cauliflower Wings with Coconut Mint Yogurt

We never met a cauliflower recipe we didn’t like.

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Cilantro and Citronella

Potato Curry (Dum Aloo)

Best of all, it’s vegan.

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The Woks of Life

Indian Lentil Soup

Serve with a few pieces of delicious naan, of course. (See above.)

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Foodess

Indian Cucumber-Yogurt Salad (Raita)

Add a little too much spice to your curry? Serve it with this cooling dish.

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196 Flavors

Vegetable Samosas

It’s impossible to have just one of these delicious little pockets.

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Little Kitchen Big World

Tandoori Salmon

Ready in 40 minutes (but they’ll think you cooked all day).

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Cooking Curries

Paneer Jalfrezi

If spicy’s your thing, you’ll definitely want to give this veggie-and-cheese curry a whirl.

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Simmer to Slimmer

Coriander Chutney

Step 1: Make this sauce in the blender. Step 2: Put it on everything.

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The Endless Meal

Coconut Vegetarian Korma

Rich, creamy and totally meat-free.

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Gastrosenses

Beef Masala Curry

Sure, you could order takeout. Or you could make this flavorful dish in 40 minutes or less.

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My Heart Beets

Crispy Indian Okra

No slime here.

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Foodess

Samosa Mashed Potatoes

A fun, flavorful twist on an old favorite.

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My Sequined Life

Turmeric Coconut Basmati Rice

Make a big pot of this flavorful side and eat it all week.

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Half Baked Harvest

Indian-Style Beef Satay with Curried Cashew Sauce

No forks allowed.

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The Endless Meal

Creamy Coconut Lentil Curry

Total beginner? Try this deceptively simple dish.

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Camille Styles

Cumin Chickpea Salad with Mint Chutney

New recipe, traditional spices.

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Dinner Then Dessert

Slow-Cooker Butter Chicken

Bonus: Your house will smell amazing.

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Chef De Home

Lamb Rogan Josh

This curry originated in Persia, but it’s become an Indian staple.

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The Wanderlust Kitchen

Bombay Potatoes

You need only six ingredients (and you already have most of them in your pantry).

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Crumb

Indian-Spiced Lamb Lollipops with Mint Pesto

Oooh, so fancy.

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Leealicious

Curried Tomato and Lentil Dal Dip

We dare you not to eat the whole bowl.

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Host the Toast

Tandoori Chicken Naan Pizza

Naan crust > regular crust.

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Vegan Richa

Butter Tofu

Who says the carnivores have all the fun?

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Cooking Curries

Punjabi Chicken Curry

That’s it. We’re never ordering takeout again. 

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