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10 of the most delicious Indian recipes

by Lucy Hall

published on 7 August 2023

From the bustling streets of Mumbai to the serene backwaters of Kerala, each dish in this recipe collection is a testament to the harmonious blend of spices, aromas and techniques that define Indian cooking. From Meera Sodha to Rukmini Iyer, here are 10 of the most delicious and easy-to-make Indian recipes.

Madhur’s Chicken Tikka Masala

Madhur’s Chicken Tikka Masala

This is a quick and easy answer to Britain’s most-loved curry dish: chicken tikka masala.

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Spinach with Fresh Indian Cheese (Saag Paneer)

Spinach with Fresh Indian Cheese (Saag Paneer)

This is very simple to make and is a nice addition to any Indian feast along with flatbreads or dal.

Chilli, Coconut and Lime Salmon with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Once you’ve tried this South Indian seasoning – blitzed coconut, chilli, mint, garlic and lime – you’ll be putting it on absolutely everything, especially this nice, quick one-dish dinner.

Lime and Coconut Dal

This is Rukmini Iyer’s favourite dal recipe, inspired by her mum. Serve with freshly cooked rice, naan bread or chapattis.

Chicken Tikka Skewers with Wholemeal Chapattis

Chicken Tikka Skewers with Wholemeal Chapattis

by Jo Scarratt-Jones

Inspired by the popular flavours of chicken tikka, this healthy recipe for chicken skewers is easy, fast and perfect for feeding a crowd on a budget.

Leek, Pea and Mint Samosas

Leek, Pea and Mint Samosas

This recipe is great for a crowd, and the hot and sweet tangled leeks work really well with peas and mint to make an elegant and light samosa.

Goan Prawn Curry

Goan Prawn Curry

This Goan King Prawn curry has influences from India and Zimbabwe. Serve it with the mango salsa Madhur Jaffrey created especially for it.

Indian Five-Spice Vegetable Stir-Fry

Indian Five-Spice Vegetable Stir-Fry

This is a perfect midweek vegetarian meal for yourself or all the family. It’s also a great way to use up what you have left in the fridge, so keep it in mind for a Sunday dinner.

All-in-One Aubergine, Tomato and Nigella Seed Curry

In this aromatic aubergine curry, Rukmini Iyer takes inspiration from a classic Madhur Jaffrey recipe and adapts it to be as quick and easy as possible.

Mussel Masala with Coconut, Ginger and Green Chillies

Mussel Masala with Coconut, Ginger and Green Chillies

This dish is a real treat for seafood lovers. Combining soft, delicate mussels with fragrant Indian spices, it offers an unusual twist on a shellfish curry.


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