Indian side dishes

No Indian feast is complete without rice, dhal, bhajis, saag aloo and naan – find recipes to get you started…

Complete the meal and make one of our cracking curries made with chicken, beef, lamb, fish – or keep it vegetarian.

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Gunpowder potato puffs

Vegetarian Christmas canapé recipes

Gunpowder potato puffs

These easy, Indian-style puff gunpowder potato puffs are almost too good to share… but they...

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Chilli naan bread

Indian side dishes

Chilli naan bread

Best naan you’re ever likely to have? Most probably. Chetna Makan’s chilli naan bread is...

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Courgette kofta curry

Courgette recipes

Courgette kofta curry

Try this Indian take on a kofta curry, a recipe from Chetna Makan’s new cookbook....

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Rajma paneer curry with fenugreek

Vegetarian curry recipes

Rajma paneer curry with fenugreek

The beans add a lovely depth to this creamy paneer curry. Chetna says: “You could...

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Onion bhajis with yogurt and goat’s cheese dip

Indian side dishes

Onion bhajis with yogurt and goat’s cheese dip

”Whenever I make a curry, I make a batch of these onion bhajis. They’re deliciously...

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Pumpkin and coconut pilau

Vegan dinner recipes

Pumpkin and coconut pilau

Layers of fluffy, saffron-spiked rice, roasted pumpkin, coconut, cranberries and fresh herbs give this stunning...

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Dishoom’s gunpowder potatoes

Potato recipes

Dishoom’s gunpowder potatoes

Indian restaurant Dishoom’s gunpowder potatoes make a simple side with outstanding results. Adjust the spices...

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Dishoom’s Bhel

Vegan dinner recipes

Dishoom’s Bhel

Dishoom‘s take on bhel – a light, almost-salad street food dish of puffed rice, sev,...

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Dishoom’s Kebab Masala

Indian side dishes

Dishoom’s Kebab Masala

Indian restaurant Dishoom’s magic spice mix will keep for a while but is best freshly ground –...

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Cumin paneer salad

Indian side dishes

Cumin paneer salad

Chetna Makan’s vegetarian recipe for her marinated cumin paneer salad can be thrown together in...

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Chana dal with okra and coconut

Vegetarian curry recipes

Chana dal with okra and coconut

”Although this is an unusual combination of flavours, chana dal, okra and fresh coconut work...

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Sattu parathas

Indian side dishes

Sattu parathas

Use Romy Gill’s step-by-step recipe for traditional sattu parathas stuffed with chilli, onion, coriander and...

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Quick paneer and chickpea curry

Cauliflower recipes

Quick paneer and chickpea curry

Don’t wait for the weekends to enjoy a curry. This quick recipe combines crispy paneer...

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Naan breads

Indian side dishes

Naan breads

Complete any curry night with Cyrus Todiwala’s recipe for fluffy, warm naan breads, slathered generously...

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Coriander chicken parcels

Coriander chicken parcels

This flavour-packed coriander chicken parcel recipe is from Chetna Makan’s cookbook The Cardamom Trail.

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Litti chokha

Canapé recipes

Litti chokha

Vivek Singh remembers making these savoury dough balls, which are stuffed with a spicy onion,...

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Spiced potatoes and peas

Indian side dishes

Spiced potatoes and peas

Chetna Makan’s quick and healthy vegetarian curry recipe is packed with simple, warming flavours and...

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Roasted cauliflower curry

Cauliflower recipes

Roasted cauliflower curry

Chetna Makan’s vegetarian cauliflower curry is a great recipe to share – serve with warm...

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Tadka dhal

Indian side dishes

Tadka dhal

Chetna Makan’s comforting tadka dhal recipe combines lentils with turmeric and chilli in this warming...

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Fenugreek and garlic spinach curry

Indian side dishes

Fenugreek and garlic spinach curry

This nutritious vegetarian curry recipe is made with spinach, garlic and lots of wonderful aromatic...

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Spicy yogurt tortillas

Indian side dishes

Spicy yogurt tortillas

Kaushy Patel’s uses up spare tortillas (or you could use pitta bread) and mixes them...

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Achari theenga, pickled spiced prawns

Prawn recipes

Achari theenga, pickled spiced prawns

An achari theenga recipe, or pickled spiced prawns, that illustrates the rich marinated flavours used...

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Dum Aloo, sweet and spicy new potatoes

Dum Aloo, sweet and spicy new potatoes

This Indian Dum Aloo recipe, or sweet and spicy new potatoes, make a great snack...

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Carrot kachumber

Indian side dishes

Carrot kachumber

Try this delicious carrot dish as a side to go with your curry, it’s a...

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