Authentic Indian

Whether you're craving a curry, dying for dhal or want to perfect your pilau, delicious. has Indian recipes you will love, as well as tips on how to cook authentic Indian and how to make a classic biryani.

Authentic Indian
Curry in a hurry

Curry in a hurry

These curry recipes are so divinely spicy that choosing a favourite will be nigh impossible. And with five of the Top 10 ready within 30 minutes, you'll have something on the table in a jiffy.

How to make biryani

How to make biryani

Biryani is an aromatic oven-baked, pilau-style Indian dish with meat or vegetables. It requires overnight marinating to achieve its wonderful flavour but it’s well worth it.

Cyrus Todiwala's Top Tips for authentic Indian cooking

Cyrus Todiwala's Top Tips for authentic Indian cooking

If anyone knows, Cyrus knows; he's proprietor and executive chef of the Café Spice Namasté Group, known for its innovative approach to Indian cuisine.


Meat

Raan-style lamb steaks with tomato and spinach pilau

Raan-style lamb steaks with tomato and spinach pilau

An Indian-inspired speedy supper, that's low in saturated fat and salt.

Murgh tikka makhani, Indian spiced chicken

Murgh tikka makhani, Indian spiced chicken

This recipe for Murgh tikka makhani, or Indian spiced chicken, has a lovely depth of flavour.

Maas vindaloo, Goan spiced pork

Maas vindaloo, Goan spiced pork

This Indian dish of Maas vindaloo, or Goan spiced pork, isn't too hot despite it being a vindaloo.

Coconut beef madras

Coconut beef madras

This slow cook Indian dish of coconut beef madras is rich and satisfying served with some steamed rice.

Gushtaba (spicy meat balls in a yogurt sauce)

Gushtaba (spicy meat balls in a yogurt sauce)

This Indian recipe for Gushtaba, or spicy meat balls in a yogurt sauce, is utterly delicious.

 


Fish and seafood

Fish curry

Fish curry

If your kids are fussy eaters, you can sneak fish into this delightful, family-friendly curry.

Meen Kolumbu

Meen Kolumbu

This Meen Kolumbu, or tangy tamarind spiced fish recipe, is a nice and spicy Indian dish.

Salmon and potato curry

Salmon and potato curry

This Indian dish is made from Caledonian staples – salmon and potatoes.

Smoked mackerel kedgeree

Smoked mackerel kedgeree

Don't waste time making a traditional kedgeree - this is a quick and easy method.

Achari theenga, pickled spiced prawns

Achari theenga, pickled spiced prawns

These pickled prawns illustrate the rich use of marinated flavours used in arid Rajasthan to create a tasty dish.

Prawn balti

Prawn balti

A flavour-packed spicy supper to see off a chilly evening. Use any curry sauce in this recipe and serve with basmati rice instead of naan, if you like.

 


Vegetarian

Cauliflower and coconut dhal

Cauliflower and coconut dhal

Cauliflower and coconut complement each other well in this speedy veggie supper that proves you don't have to sacrifice taste if you give up meat.

Masala dal, garlicky spiced lentils

Masala dal, garlicky spiced lentils

This Indian recipe for Masala dal is so quick and easy to make and will please vegetarians too.

Vegetable curry

Vegetable curry

This vegetarian Indian recipe made with coconut milk is a light and easy curry to prepare.

A very Anglo-Indian egg curry

A very Anglo-Indian egg curry

You can’t beat this easy English take on a vegetarian curry with spinach and lemon wedges. Cold, it makes a great picnic salad.

 


Rice

Veggie pilau

Veggie pilau

Requiring minimum effort, this dish is perfect for a lazy night in. Add lamb if you're not vegetarian.

Vegetable biryani

Vegetable biryani

This healthy, aromatic, oven-baked pilau-style Indian recipe requires overnight marinating but it’s well worth it.

Lamb biryani

Lamb biryani

The biryani – baked rice, usually layered with meat – first originated in the Moghul cuisine of the 16th-19th centuries. Here is our recipe for a fragrant lamb biryani.

 


Accompaniments

Palak paneer, spiced spinach with Indian cottage cheese

Palak paneer, spiced spinach with Indian cottage cheese

Palak paneer, or spiced spinach with Indian cottage cheese, makes a wonderful veggie starter.

Dum Aloo, sweet and spicy new potatoes

Dum Aloo, sweet and spicy new potatoes

This Indian recipe for Dum Aloo, or sweet and spicy new potatoes, make a delicious snack or side dish.

Poories

Poories

No curry feast would be the same without Poories – a traditional Indian-style bread. Making this bread recipe can get messy, but also loads of fun.

Tomato kachumber

Tomato kachumber

Try this deliciously different tomato side dish.

Apple achaar

Apple achaar

A homage to the delicious apples of Shimla, South Asian pickles take no time to cook and offer almost instant gratification.

 


Dhal soups

Cauliflower and coconut dhal

Cauliflower and coconut dhal

Cauliflower and coconut complement each other well in this speedy veggie supper that proves you don't have to sacrifice taste if you give up meat.

Dhal soup with pumpkin

Dhal soup with pumpkin

This easy Indian soup recipe is a cinch to make - after a little preparation you can sit back and let your hob do the rest.

Spicy spinach dhal soup with yogurt

Spicy spinach dhal soup with yogurt

Serve this Indian-style soup with some warm grilled naan bread spread with garlic butter. An ideal recipe to make in advance then freeze.

 

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