Are you intimidated by Indian food? Don't let the spices fool you! Making your own Indian dishes at home is within your reach. You just need the right recipes - and spices - to get you started.
The recipes below will guide you step-by-step so you can prepare your very own Indian feast. There's a little bit of everything for everyone, so both vegetarians and omnivores will be happily fed.
10 Easy Indian Dishes Anyone Can Master
This North Indian staple is a delicious street food anyone can make.
The trick is in making the filling ahead of time and frying the samosas...twice. Yup, twice.
Potato Pakoras with Yogurt Sauce
Pakoras are the perfect appetizer for any occasion.
These tasty morsels are made with potatoes, chickpea flour and spices.
You'll be surprised by the ease of preparation of paneer, a fresh Indian cheese.
This particular recipe calls for the addition of chilies and cilantro but you can opt for plain, if desired.
Chicken Tikka Masala
The ever popular chicken dish is easy to make at home.
You'll love the enticing blend of tender chicken, spices and fragrant tomato sauce.
This fragrant sauté of cauliflower and peas makes a great weeknight dinner, especially on Meatless Mondays.
In terms of spices you'll only need cumin, turmeric and chili powder.
Dal (Indian lentils)
This easy lentil dish is comforting and nutritious.
Prepare it as a vegetarian main course and serve with rice or flatbreads.
Biryani is a festive rice dish prepared with a wonderful blend of spices like cinnamon and cardamom.
Nuts add a nice crunch and pop of color.
These buttery and flaky flatbreads are great for scooping up saucy curries.
Parathas are also delicious served with plain yogurt and a dash of salt.
These irresistible coconut morsels have a texture similar to truffles.
They require just a handful of ingredients and not much time in the kitchen.
Creamy, rich and delicious, this Indian rice pudding is a breeze to make.
It's just the thing to prepare when you don't want to bake but have a hankering sweet tooth.
Hungry for more? Get inspired by browsing our entire collection of Indian recipes.