Easy Indian Cookbook

Easy Indian Cookbook43 recipes

Easy Indian recipes that can be made under 30 minutes. Healthy and wholesome meals loved by the entire family.

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Shahi Paneer in Instant Pot

Shahi Paneer in Instant Pot

Shahi paneer is a rich, creamy, and exotic curry made with Indian cottage cheese. This royal and exotic dish is very easy to make when made in the Instant Pot. Cubes of cottage cheese simmered in a mildly spiced, luscious, and silky curry is perfect for parties and celebrations. Pairs so well with naan and jeera rice.

Sweet Pongal / Temple-style Sakkarai Pongal (Instant Pot)

Sweet Pongal / Temple-style Sakkarai Pongal (Instant Pot)

Sweet Pongal is a refined-sugar-free dessert made using rice, moong dal, and jaggery as the main ingredients. This South Indian dish is an integral part of festivals like Makara Sankranti and Navratri. Make authentic temple-style sakkarai Pongal in the Instant Pot with this easy recipe.

Lamb Rogan Josh

Lamb Rogan Josh

Rogan josh is a Kashmiri dish made with lamb (or goat), yogurt, and spices. It uses simple ingredients and can be served with Basmati rice. Unlike typical North Indian curries, this dish does not use onion or garlic and is mildly spiced. Learn how to make authentic rogan josh with this easy recipe.

Samosa Chaat

Samosa Chaat

Spicy and tangy samosa chaat is a popular street food made with samosas, white peas curry, and dressed with chutneys, yogurt, and spices. There are crunchy, crispy, and creamy textures with tangy, spicy, and sweet flavors in every morsel. Every component can be made and stored ahead of time, making this dish perfect for Diwali parties and gatherings.

Ragda Patties / Aloo Tikki Chaat

Ragda Patties / Aloo Tikki Chaat

Ragda pattice is a popular Indian street food where crispy potato patties topped with white pea curry, onion, tomatoes, chutneys, and sev. Every bite is bursting with flavors and textures. This simple dish is the perfect way to bring Indian street food home. This recipe also includes variations and tips on how to make it ahead of time.

Rasgulla / Bengali Roshogolla

Rasgulla / Bengali Roshogolla

Roshogolla is a popular Bengali sweet dish made using curdled milk, which is shaped and simmered in sugar syrup. Soft, spongy, and juicy rasgullas are a real treat for sweet lovers and great for festivals and celebrations. Learn how to make authentic Bengali sponge rasgulla with this tried and tested recipe. Includes all tips, tricks, and troubleshooting techniques you will need to make perfect rosogolla at home.

Mango Rice / Mavinakayi Chitranna

Mango Rice / Mavinakayi Chitranna

Mavinakayi chitranna is a delicious vegan rice dish made with raw/green mangos. Mavinakayi means raw/green mango in Kannada. It is full of flavors - tangy, spicy, and a mild sweetness from coconut that balances the whole dish beautifully. Great for lunch boxes, potlucks, or gatherings.

Chicken Vindaloo

Chicken Vindaloo

Vindaloo is a delicious, flavorful, and spicy Portuguese-influenced Goan dish that is made by cooking marinating chicken in the vindaloo masala paste. This is one of the most popular curries and is a part of restaurant menus but making it at home is easier than you think. My tried and tested recipe will give you perfectly balanced flavors - heat and flavors from spices that are balanced by a slight tang from vinegar and tamarind - but neither of them is overpowering. Instant Pot and stovetop instructions included.

Bharwa Bhindi / Stuffed Okra Recipe

Bharwa Bhindi / Stuffed Okra Recipe

Bharwa bhindi is a delicious okra dish where okra is stuffed with a spicy filling and shallow-fried. Naturally vegan and gluten-free, this dish can be paired with roti or rice.

Curd Rice

Curd Rice

Hearty and delicious curd rice is made by mixing cooked rice with yogurt, salt, and seasoning. This naturally gluten-free dish is very healthy and easy to make. This traditional dish is a South Indian staple and is a part of almost every meal.

Adai Dosa

Adai Dosa

Adai or adey dosey are healthy and nutritious savory crepes made with lentils and rice. This popular breakfast dish is a great source of plant-based protein. The batter does not need fermentation and the dosas can be made instantly. The batter can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week and it can be very handy for breakfast, lunch boxes, or quick lunch. Vegan and gluten-free.

Gobi Manchurian

Gobi Manchurian

Gobi Manchurian is a popular Indo-Chinese dish made by tossing crispy fried cauliflower in a spicy and tangy Manchurian sauce. Serve it as an appetizer or pair it with noodles or fried rice for lunch/dinner. This crowd-pleasing dish is great for your next party or game day.

Baingan Bharta

Baingan Bharta

Smoky mashed eggplant simmered in an onion-tomato masala base, this baingan ka bharta is a popular Punjabi dish that is made with minimal spices. Vegan and gluten-free, it pairs well with roti/paratha.

Chicken Biryani

Chicken Biryani

Perfectly cooked rice with tender and juicy chicken that you just can't get enough of! This Hyderabadi chicken biryani is flavorful, delicious, and authentic. Make this crowd-pleasing dish for parties and gatherings and wow your guests. All tips, tricks, and troubleshooting included.

Aloo Gobi / Potato Cauliflower Curry

Aloo Gobi / Potato Cauliflower Curry

Aloo gobi is an easy vegan curry made with potatoes and cauliflower as the main ingredients. This Punjabi curry is easy to make, hearty, and packed with flavors. Made with simple ingredients, this comforting dish is perfect for a weekday meal.

Meethi Seviyan / Sweet Vermicelli (Instant Pot)

Meethi Seviyan / Sweet Vermicelli (Instant Pot)

Rich, decadent, and easy-to-make meethi semiya is made with vermicelli, sugar, and ghee. This delicious dish is topped with nuts and flavored with cardamom and saffron. This popular Awadhi dessert is perfect for celebrations and festivals.

Chayote Squash Curry (Seemebadnekai Palya)

Chayote Squash Curry (Seemebadnekai Palya)

Karnataka-style seemebadanekayi palya or chayote squash curry is an easy dish that is a part of everyday meals. It pairs very well with both rice/dal and roti. Making it in the Instant Pot saves time, giving you perfect taste and texture.

Paneer Biryani in Instant Pot

Paneer Biryani in Instant Pot

Easy paneer biryani made in the Instant Pot is an aromatic and delicious one-pot dish made with Basmati rice and Indian cottage cheese. This dish is rich in vegetarian protien and is wholesome, aromatic, and flavorful. Perfect for an indulgent weeknight dinner or for parties and gatherings.

Indian Chicken Curry in Instant Pot

Indian Chicken Curry in Instant Pot

Home-style Indian chicken curry is an easy and delicious dish that is perfect for weeknights. Made using a handful of spices and basic pantry ingredients, it can be served with both steamed rice and roti.

Bhindi Kadhi in Instant Pot (Okra in Yogurt Sauce)

Bhindi Kadhi in Instant Pot (Okra in Yogurt Sauce)

Bhindi kadhi is a healthy, easy, and delicious dish made with okra cooked in a yogurt sauce. Make this authentic dish in Instant Pot without any monitoring. It can be paired with steamed rice or khichdi.

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