Easy Indian Cookbook

Easy Indian Cookbook57 recipes

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

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Kala Chana Chaat / Black Chickpea Salad

Kala Chana Chaat / Black Chickpea Salad

Kala chana chaat is a healthy, filling, and nutritious salad made using black chickpeas, veggies, herbs, and spices. This protein-rich salad is made without any oil and can be enjoyed as a light lunch. Vegan and gluten-free.

South Indian Chana Masala (Instant Pot)

South Indian Chana Masala (Instant Pot)

South Indian chana masala is a spicy chickpea curry made using white chickpeas, fresh coconut, and whole spices. It is very different from the North Indian chole masala and can be paired not only with Indian breads and rice but also with dosa and poori. The use of whole aromatic spices gives this vegan and gluten-free curry a unique taste and flavor.

Chicken Tangdi Kabab / Grilled Chicken Legs (Air Fryer)

Chicken Tangdi Kabab / Grilled Chicken Legs (Air Fryer)

Chicken tangri kabab is Indian-style grilled chicken drumsticks that are marinated in yogurt, herbs and spices and grilled to perfection. In this recipe, I have shared how to make it in hariyali kabab style. 'Hariyali' means green and this popular dish gets its name from the use of herbs in the marinade. Air fryer, oven, and grilling instructions included.

Lachha Pyaz / Indian Onion Salad

Lachha Pyaz / Indian Onion Salad

Lachha pyaz is a popular and easy Indian onion salad made using red onions, spices, and herbs. This no-oil salad is a perfect accompaniment to any Indian meal. Naturally gluten-free and vegan.

Mysore Rasam (Instant Pot)

Mysore Rasam (Instant Pot)

Mysore rasam is a tangy and spicy lentil soup made with toor dal (pigeon pea), tomatoes, and a unique spice mix called rasam powder. Rasam is referred to as ‘saaru’ in Karnataka. While a typical rasam is watery and served mostly like soup, Mysore rasam is made thicker and is served with rice. Follow this easy recipe to make authentic Mysuru-style rasam in an Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Vegetable Sambar / South Indian Lentil Stew

Instant Pot Vegetable Sambar / South Indian Lentil Stew

Sambar is a South Indian style stew made using lentils and vegetables. It is made using a unique blend of spices called sambhar powder. It is an integral part of South Indian meals and is also served alongside breakfast as an accompaniment.

Flax Seeds Chutney Powder

Flax Seeds Chutney Powder

Chutney powder is a spice blend or spice mix that is in dry powdered form and is used as an accompaniment for South Indian meals and breakfast. This version of chutney podi is made using flax seeds and garlic as the main ingredients. It is very easy to make and stays fresh for up to one month.

Mango Dal / Raw Green Mango Dal

Mango Dal / Raw Green Mango Dal

Raw mango dal is a delicious and comforting dal made with raw/green mangos and toor dal (pigeon pea). The tang from raw mangos, the spice hit from chilies, and the aroma from ghee makes this kachhe aam ki dal one of the best dahl recipes you will try. Serve it with plain steamed rice and any side dish of your choice for a hearty meal. 

Beans Palya / Beans Poriyal

Beans Palya / Beans Poriyal

Beans palya (or poriyal) is a simple, quick dish where green beans are sauteed with minimal spices and finished off with coconut, coriander leaves, and lemon juice. This healthy dish is ready in less than 20 minutes and goes very well with roti, chapati, and rice, and tastes great just by itself.

Homemade Rasam Powder / Saarina Pudi

Homemade Rasam Powder / Saarina Pudi

Aromatic rasam powder is a traditional South Indian spice blend used to make rasam, a spicy lentil soup. Learn how to make authentic Mysore-style saarina pudi with this simple recipe.

Homemade Sambar Powder

Homemade Sambar Powder

Sambar powder is a unique blend of spices used to make South Indian dal called sambar. Follow this authentic recipe to make sambar powder.

Panch Phoron / Bengali Five Spice

Panch Phoron / Bengali Five Spice

Tags: Dal, Spice

Panch phoron is a blend of five whole spices and is the most commonly used spice blend in Bengali dishes. It is a great way to add flavor to dal and curries.

Aloo Palak / Potato and Spinach Curry

Aloo Palak / Potato and Spinach Curry

Healthy and delicious aloo palak is made with spinach, potatoes, and flavorful spices. This quick and easy version of spinach potato curry is made using frozen spinach in an Instant Pot and is ready in 20 minutes. Vegan, gluten-free, and one of the easiest Indian recipes you will cook.

Homemade Chai Concentrate

Homemade Chai Concentrate

Enjoy a hot cup of tea using homemade chai concentrate. Indian black tea brewed with whole spices is perfect to keep stored in winter. It is really simple to make and can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer. Just add warm milk and enjoy chai latte with a good book.

Quinoa Soup in Instant Pot

Quinoa Soup in Instant Pot

This vegetable quinoa soup is hearty, delicious, and so easy to make. It is loaded with vegetables and warming spices. Perfect for the soup season, it is vegan and gluten-free.

Lamb Curry in Instant Pot

Lamb Curry in Instant Pot

Moist and fork-tender lamb in a flavorful and aromatic masala base is perfect for cold winter nights. Pair it with rice and kachumber salad for the perfect curry night. Learn how to make authentic home-style Indian lamb curry using the most common spices with this easy recipe.

Bhindi Pakora / Indian Okra Fritters

Bhindi Pakora / Indian Okra Fritters

Crispy and crunchy savory fritters made with okra, chickpea flour, and spices are so delicious and more-ish. Bhindi pakora is perfect with a cup of masala chai on a rainy day! Gluten-free, vegan, and ready in 20 minutes.

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.

Chana Chaat / Indian Chickpea Salad

Chana Chaat / Indian Chickpea Salad

Chana aloo chaat is a tangy, spicy, and refreshing chickpea salad made with canned chickpeas, veggies, spices, and lip-smacking chutneys. This popular street food is very easy to make and has bold and bursting flavors. Serve it as a snack or enjoy it for a quick and healthy lunch. Vegan and gluten-free.

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