31 Indian-Inspired Recipes to Try for Dinner Tonight
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.
Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala
Let your Crock-Pot do the heavy lifting.
Palak Saag Paneer
Spinach + Indian cheese = heaven.
It’s all about that creamy sauce.
These little veggie balls are irresistible—and did we mention you can make ’em in a skillet?
Punjabi Kadhi Pakora
Serve with a giant bowl of basmati rice.
Garlic Butter Naan
Warning: This soft, doughy bread is seriously addictive.
Crispy Tandoori Cauliflower Wings with Coconut Mint Yogurt
We never met a cauliflower recipe we didn’t like.
Potato Curry (Dum Aloo)
Best of all, it’s vegan.
Indian Lentil Soup
Serve with a few pieces of delicious naan, of course. (See above.)
Indian Cucumber-Yogurt Salad (Raita)
Add a little too much spice to your curry? Serve it with this cooling dish.
It’s impossible to have just one of these delicious little pockets.
Ready in 40 minutes (but they’ll think you cooked all day).
If spicy’s your thing, you’ll definitely want to give this veggie-and-cheese curry a whirl.
Step 1: Make this sauce in the blender. Step 2: Put it on everything.
Coconut Vegetarian Korma
Rich, creamy and totally meat-free.
Beef Masala Curry
Sure, you could order takeout. Or you could make this flavorful dish in 40 minutes or less.
Crispy Indian Okra
No slime here.
Samosa Mashed Potatoes
A fun, flavorful twist on an old favorite.
Turmeric Coconut Basmati Rice
Make a big pot of this flavorful side and eat it all week.
Indian-Style Beef Satay with Curried Cashew Sauce
No forks allowed.
Creamy Coconut Lentil Curry
Total beginner? Try this deceptively simple dish.
Cumin Chickpea Salad with Mint Chutney
New recipe, traditional spices.
Slow-Cooker Butter Chicken
Bonus: Your house will smell amazing.
Lamb Rogan Josh
This curry originated in Persia, but it’s become an Indian staple.
You need only six ingredients (and you already have most of them in your pantry).
Indian-Spiced Lamb Lollipops with Mint Pesto
Oooh, so fancy.
Curried Tomato and Lentil Dal Dip
We dare you not to eat the whole bowl.
Tandoori Chicken Naan Pizza
Naan crust > regular crust.
Who says the carnivores have all the fun?
Punjabi Chicken Curry
That’s it. We’re never ordering takeout again.