Indian Origin: Indian recipes you can try at home

The Indian cuisine contains some of the best dishes that you can taste in your entire lifetime. Unfortunately, not everyone can visit this amazing country, which means that they won’t be able to experience these dishes authentically. 

However, that all changes today as we here at Indian Origin have compiled a list of the best recipes that you can try at home. You can rest assured that these recipes will lead you to make dishes that will taste the same as the ones you’ll get here in the country thanks to our master chefs.

If you want to start making authentic Indian snacks and other dishes at home, keep on reading!

Beef Curry

If you’re looking to spice up some beef chunks lying around in your storage, then this recipe is the perfect choice for you! The Beef Curry is a simple yet delicious meal that won’t only satisfy your taste buds with flavours but your stomach as well.

As the name suggests, the main star of this dish is huge chunks of beef. However, they’re not simply cuts of meat as they’re seasoned and cooked thoroughly to achieve a tender texture and a delicious flavour.

However, the biggest highlight of this dish is undoubtedly the sauce. Thankfully, it’s not that hard to make as all you need are the following ingredients:

  • Beef chuck
  • Kosher salt
  • Cayenne
  • Curry powder
  • Unsweetened coconut milk
  • Ginger
  • Cloves
  • Onion
  • Ground black pepper.

This dish is then served over a bowl of white rice to add carbs into the mix. However, you can still enjoy it on its own, it’s that good!

Chicken Tikka Masala

Several restaurants around the world offer their versions of Chicken Tikka Masala but trust us, nothing beats the authentic way of doing them. If you’ve always wanted to know how India does this dish, then you’re in luck!

The Chicken Tikka Masala is a go-to dish for locals and tourists alike because of its delicious taste which can be attributed to the unique sauce it comes in. The great thing about this recipe is that chances are, you’ve already got most of the ingredients lying around in your pantry. The only thing that you may not own already is the packet of Masala which is local to  India. However, you can easily grab one in one of the Asian supermarkets near you.

Here are the things you need to cook this amazing and hearty dish:

  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Boneless chicken breasts
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Turmeric
  • Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Masala
  • Pepper
  • Tomatoes
  • Cream
  • Salt
  • Cilantro.

The secret to achieving the desired texture for the chicken breasts is to flip them over every 8 minutes. Then, once they turn golden brown, that’s the sign that they’re ready to go and you should start adding the sauce.

The great thing about this dish is that everything can be cooked in a single skillet making it convenient to make. This way, whenever you’re craving for this dish, you can rest easy knowing that it only takes a single skillet to make it.

The result is a creamy yet spicy dish that’s filled with nutrients and flavour, unlike anything you’ve ever tasted before. You can then serve this delicious dish with rice or nan for added carbs. 

Aloo Gobi

If you’re looking for something light on the tummy but doesn’t disappoint in spice and flavour, then the Aloo Gobi should be next on your list! This classic Indian dish primarily makes use of potatoes and cauliflowers but it transforms it into a wonderful meal that can be enjoyed by everyone. Moreover, because it’s entirely plant-based, vegetarians can enjoy them to their heart’s content!

To help you create this dish at the comfort of your home, here are some of the things you need at your disposal:

  • Diced red chilli
  • Olive oil
  • Garam masala
  • Minced garlic
  • Cauliflowers
  • Potatoes
  • Salt
  • Vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cilantro
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Turmeric
  • Onion.

As with the previous item on this list, Aloo Gobi only requires you to use a single skillet. From cooking the vegetables down to the broth, a handy skillet will do just fine. 

The key to achieving the greatest texture for your vegetables is to cut them into chunks. This way, not only will they be cooked more thoroughly but they will also be easier to eat and digest.

Moreover, make sure to add the spices first before the two vegetables to ensure that the flavour will attach to them. To plate this dish, serve it alongside a bowl of rice and top with chopped cilantro for garnish.

Lamb Curry

If you have an idea of what India’s cuisine is like, chances are, you’re thinking about curry. This is because the country is notoriously known for making various types of this dish, one of which is the Lamb Curry. Thankfully, it’s easy to make at home if ever you get a hold of lamb meat.

To make this simple yet delicious dish, here are the ingredients you’ll need in your kitchen:

  • Lamb’s leg
  • Ground coriander
  • Smoked paprika
  • Ground cumin
  • Ground turmeric
  • vegetable/canola oil
  • Water
  • Tomato sauce
  • Cilantro
  • Garlic cloves
  • Ginger
  • Canned tomato sauce
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper.

The secret to achieving the combination of flavours this dish possesses is at the preparation stage. Before the actual day of serving this dish, mix the different herbs and spices in a bowl and cover it for a maximum of 8 hours. If you successfully do this, the flavours would have more time to stick to each other amplifying the taste greatly. Once this attaches to the lamb’s leg, the result is a tender and flavourful chunk of meat.

Also, to ensure that the lamb’s leg gets cooked thoroughly keep an eye on it while it’s getting cooked. Once it turns brown on all sides, that’s a sign that it’s good to go.

Naan

Throughout this list, you may have noticed something that we keep mentioning to serve alongside these dishes and that is Naan. This staple item is an essential part of the country’s cuisine as it serves as a great base for any meal.

If you’ve always wondered what this dish tasted like, then you’re in luck! They’re extremely simple to make and they can accompany most meals in this cuisine. Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make it:

  • Lukewarm water
  • Granulated sugar
  • Active dry yeast
  • All-purpose flour
  • Kosher salt
  • Full-fat Greek yoghurt
  • Vegetable oil.

Once you’ve gathered all the needed ingredients, all you need to do is mix them in a bowl. Then after the dough is formed, you’d have to use your rolling pin to flatten them out and cut them into 7-inch circles. Always remember to flour the surface before laying down the dough to prevent it from sticking.

Then, place the rolled dough in a skillet until small brown spots appear or when it starts bubbling. The result should be circles of dough that are slightly crispy on the outside but tender inside.

You can eat them on their own or serve them alongside your favourite curry, stew and other dishes. If you don’t want to cook the main dish that these can accompany, you can either spread them with the different Indian sauces at your disposal.

Instant Pot Butter Chicken

If you’re looking to whip up something quick that doesn’t disappoint on flavours, then the Instant Pot Butter Chicken should be your next target! Cooking this dish won’t be as tedious as the other ones on this list but it will still taste spectacular. However, before you start cooking, make sure to have these ingredients at your disposal:

  • Salt and pepper
  • Sugar
  • Vegetable oil
  • Butter
  • Diced onion
  • Chicken thighs
  • Tomato paste
  • Crushed garlic
  • Garam masala
  • Paprika
  • Ground cumin
  • Turmeric powder
  • Heavy cream.

From the name itself, this entire dish can be made in a single pot which makes it extremely easy for home cooks like yourself! The secret to making this amazing dish lies within the pressure cooking process. To ensure the meat gets to that specific consistency you want, set fire to the highest option and let the machine do its work. All it takes is 5 minutes and when it’s done, allow the cooker to release pressure naturally for 10 minutes. This is a crucial part because if you don’t give it enough time to depressurize, it can explode and cause a mess in your kitchen.

The final part is adding in the yoghurt to give it that distinct texture and taste. This essential ingredient is what makes this dish different from your normal chicken pot recipes so make sure not to leave this out!

Finally, serve your instant pot butter chicken alongside rice or naan.

Be the master of your kitchen!

Use these recipes to your advantage and make the best Indian dishes from the comfort of your home! Trust us, once you master them, you won’t have to worry about ordering Indian food elsewhere. If you want more content about the latest and best Indian snacks, feel free to navigate our site here at Indian Origin!

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