25 delicious Indian recipes

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September 20, 2021
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25 delicious Indian recipes

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, global cooking trends were showing an uptick in people cooking at home. Gallup and Cookpad’s latest report published Dec. 17, 2020, showed that through 2019, a growing number of people around the world were cooking at home rather than going out or eating pre-cooked meals.

In the U.S., the swelling popularity of at-home meal prep subscriptions from Blue Apron to Hello Fresh! and the growing prevalence of grocery delivery underscore a renewed interest in prepping meals at home. Then as COVID-19 spread, mandatory restaurant shutdowns and capacity limits drove a dramatic jump in home cooking—not to mention demand for recipes and sales of things like yeast and kitchen appliances.

Indian food has been gaining popularity in the U.S. for decades as the Indian population here has grown and more people have been exposed to the diverse flavors and inventive dishes Indian cuisine offers. The first Indian restaurant in the U.S. opened in 1921 in New York City; today, there are more than 5,000 such restaurants all over the country.

The key to delicious Indian cooking is having the right spices and a few basic ingredients. To get you started, Stacker compiled a list of Indian recipes from Allrecipes. Many recipes listed here are extremely straightforward—no advanced culinary experience required. Keep reading to see if any of your restaurant favorites made the list.

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Keema Aloo (Ground Beef and Potatoes)

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 55 mins
- Additional: 5 mins
- Total: 1 hr 20 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 17
- Read more about the recipe here

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Roti Canai/Paratha (Indian Pancake)

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Additional: 2 hrs
- Total: 2 hrs 30 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Black Chana with Potato

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 1 hr 20 mins
- Additional: 1 day
- Total: 1 day
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 18
- Read more about the recipe here

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Tomato Cucumber Kachumbar

- Prep: 25 mins
- Total: 25 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Red Split Lentils (Masoor Dal)

- Prep: 25 mins
- Cook: 1 hr 38 mins
- Additional: 15 mins
- Total: 2 hrs 18 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 17
- Read more about the recipe here

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Coconut Chutney

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 5 mins
- Total: 25 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Tamarind Sauce Fish Curry

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 25 mins
- Additional: 10 mins
- Total: 50 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 15
- Read more about the recipe here

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Kashmiri Lamb

- Prep: 35 mins
- Cook: 1 hr 30 mins
- Total: 2 hrs 5 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 17
- Read more about the recipe here

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Indian Chicken Curry (Murgh Kari)

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 40 mins
- Total: 1 hr
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 20
- Read more about the recipe here

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Easy Garam Masala

- Prep: 5 mins
- Total: 5 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 1 /4 cup
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Naan

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 7 mins
- Additional: 2 hrs 23 mins
- Total: 3 hrs
- Servings: 14
- Yield: 14 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Easy Indian Butter Chicken

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 45 mins
- Total: 1 hr
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Vegan Sweet Potato Chickpea Curry

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 14
- Read more about the recipe here

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Indian Saag

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Total: 50 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 3 cups
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Spicy Vegan Potato Curry

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 30 mins
- Total: 1 hr
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 14
- Read more about the recipe here

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Chicken Saag

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 1 hr 15 mins
- Total: 1 hr 45 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 19
- Read more about the recipe here

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Beef Samosas

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Total: 40 mins
- Servings: 18
- Yield: 18 samosas
- Number of ingredients: 21
- Read more about the recipe here

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Mulligatawny Soup I

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 20 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 14
- Read more about the recipe here

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Curry Stand Chicken Tikka Masala Sauce

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 1 hr 5 mins
- Total: 1 hr 20 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 18
- Read more about the recipe here

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Indian Chapati Bread

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Red Lentil Curry

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 30 mins
- Total: 40 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 13
- Read more about the recipe here

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Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 4 hrs 15 mins
- Total: 4 hrs 30 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 14
- Read more about the recipe here

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Indian Style Basmati Rice

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 25 mins
- Additional: 10 mins
- Total: 45 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Chicken Makhani (Indian Butter Chicken)

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 25 mins
- Total: 35 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 22
- Read more about the recipe here

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Authentic Saag Paneer

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 45 mins
- Total: 1 hr
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 15
- Read more about the recipe here

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