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Top 10 Indian Dishes That You Must Try At Home

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Top 10 Indian Dishes That You Must Try At Home

It may seem daunting to cook your favorite Indian dishes at home, with the cuisine’s unusual and complex spices. But, if you stock your kitchen with some of the essential ingredients found in Indian cuisine, you can easily prepare these dishes and enjoy that lively, spicy taste any time you want. From tandoori chicken to palak paneer, the recipes are relatively simple.

So here I have for you some of the best Indian recipes that you can drag into for preparing your delicious meals for the day.

Butter Chicken

Butter chicken

Creamy buttery chichen

Butter chicken is one of the top orders at any Indian restaurant in the West and for good reason—it is delicious. This sultry poultry dish tastes great with kali daal (black lentils), naan, and a green salad.

If you have a well-stocked spice drawer, the only pantry ingredient you may need is Kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves). Otherwise, this recipe calls for common ingredients like olive oil, onion, garlic, ginger, butter, and tomato puree.

Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori chicken

Tandoori chicken

It’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t fall in love with tandoori chicken, that famous Indian barbecue chicken recipe. Although traditionally cooked in a clay oven, you can prepare the yogurt-marinated chicken in a regular oven (or on the grill). You do need to plan, as the coated chicken should sit in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours or overnight. If you prefer, you can sear the marinated chicken cubes first on the stovetop to achieve that signature tandoori char.

Palak Paneer

Palak paneer

Palak paneer

One of the most popular paneer recipes at Indian restaurants is palak paneer, a mildly flavored dish made with spinach and cottage cheese (the paneer), along with the typical Indian spices.

Thanks to the large portions of spinach and fenugreek leave included in the recipe, this dish takes on a deep green hue. The cubed paneer are pan-fried first, contributing a nice texture to the dish. Palak paneer gets even better when served with your favorite flatbread.

Naan

Naan

Naan

Naan, a puffy flatbread, is a staple in the Indian kitchen and can go with everything you make, including many popular dishes like tandoori chicken or all kinds of kebabs.

Though naan (leavened Indian flatbread) is traditionally cooked in a tandoor or earthen oven, they work just as well in your oven. The ingredient list includes yeast, flour, sugar, and water, as well as yogurt and ghee.

Chettinad Fish Fry

Chettinad Fish Fry 

Chettinad Fish Fry

Get your daily dose of perfect protein. Pieces of surmai fish marinated in garlic, cumin, fennel, curry leaves, and tomatoes are pan-fried in refined oil and served hot. This fish fry recipe has a host of delectable spices used for marination giving it a unique touch.

Shahi Egg Curry

Shahi Egg Curry 

Shahi Egg Curry

Eggs are a versatile food that can be cooked for any meal of the day. From breakfast to dinner, it can be a go-to food. Here is a mildly spiced egg curry made with garlic, onions, a whole lot of Kasuri methi, fresh cream, yogurt, and fresh coriander. It can be paired with plain chapati, paratha, rice, biryani, or pulao depending upon your choice. You can also serve pickles along with it.

Dal Makhani

Dal Makhani

Dal Makhani

staple, Dal Makhani is a quintessentially Indian dish with many variations found in different regions of our country as well as abroad. It is often made in Indian homes for dinner and can also be made for dinner parties. A luscious, creamy dal recipe loaded with butter, this can be served with naan or paratha or accompany with some cooked rice. Impress everyone by cooking one of the most popular forms of dal. Cook it right and is sure to get you praises.

Chole

Chole

Chole

A classic and easy chole chickpea curry is a favorite in Northern India and has become a worldwide sensation. It’s perfect for a crowd, especially if you serve it hot along with fried Indian leavened bread like poori or bhatura.

The ingredient list looks more intimidating than the recipe is in reality. Once you have the chickpeas, onions, and tomatoes, along with garlic and ginger pastes, all you need are those common Indian spices that make this cuisine unique.

Chicken Biryani

Chicken Biriyani

Chicken Biriyani

Chicken biryani is one of the most popular dishes in Indian cuisine, and for good reason. Aromatic basmati rice is mixed with tender and juicy chicken and a rich, buttery, and spicy sauce.

What makes this dish extra special is the herbs, spices, and seasonings. The combination of cinnamon, cilantro, curry, onion, garlic, and ginger creates a wonderful warming sauce that’s sure to make your mouth water.

Vegetable Jalfrezi

Vegetable Jalfrezi

Vegetable Jalfrezi

This all-veggie dish is evidence that food doesn’t have to be fatty to be tasty. Vegetable jalfrezi is a medley of carrots, green beans, bell pepper, corn, green peas, onions, and tomatoes.

Seasoned with ginger, garlic, turmeric, cumin, coriander, chili pepper, sunflower oil, garam masala, and Fenugreek leaves, it gives you a stunning symphony of flavors.

So here are the top 10 most popular Indian dishes that you must try at home and enjoy their divine flavors.

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