Easy Indian Cookbook

Easy Indian Cookbook44 recipes

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

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Dal Palak / Spinach Dal

Dal Palak / Spinach Dal

Spinach dal is a hearty, wholesome, and healthy dal made with spinach and toor dal (arhar dal or pigeon pea). This comforting lentil soup is one of the easiest Indian dal recipes you will make. Made in an Instant Pot, this one-pot dal is a perfect way to eat greens. Vegan and gluten-free.

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.

Vegetable Barley Soup (Instant Pot)

Vegetable Barley Soup (Instant Pot)

This Indian-style vegetable pearl barley soup is so healthy, nourishing, and flavorful. This vegan soup is perfect for cold winter nights. Made in an Instant Pot, it is ready in less than 30 minutes, with less than 10 minutes of hands-on time.

Indian Spiced Smashed Potatoes

Indian Spiced Smashed Potatoes

Crispy from the outside and soft from the inside, these masala smashed potatoes are perfect as a snack or appetiser. Read on for ingredients, different cooking methods, tips, and FAQs to make these delicious masala potatoes.

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.

Lamb Palak / Saag Gosht (Lamb Spinach Curry)

Lamb Palak / Saag Gosht (Lamb Spinach Curry)

Soft and succulent pieces of lamb in the mildly spiced spinach gravy, this saag gosht is so hearty and comforting. This popular curry can be served with naan, roti, or rice. Follow this easy recipe and make the BEST tasting lamb spinach curry.

Bombay Potatoes

Bombay Potatoes

Crispy from the outside, and soft inside, these Bombay potatoes are so delicious and bursting with flavors. They are so easy to make and are ready in under 30 minutes. Serve Bombay aloo with rice and dal for a comforting meal (or read inside for more ideas). 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.

Spinach Soup / Palak Soup

Spinach Soup / Palak Soup

Hearty, wholesome, and nutritious spinach soup is perfect for chilly weather. Made with warm spices, this soup is ready in less than 20 minutes. It can be paired with grilled cheese, roasted vegetables, and salad. Instant Pot and stovetop instructions included.

Curried Butternut Squash Soup in Instant Pot

Curried Butternut Squash Soup in Instant Pot

Hearty, flavorful, and delicious curried butternut squash soup is perfect for a cold fall night. Made with warm and healing spices, this soup is light on the stomach and it comes together in less than 30 minutes. Instant Pot and stovetop instructions included.

Tomato Chutney

Tomato Chutney

Hot, spicy, tangy tomato chutney is a perfect accompaniment to any South Indian breakfast. This vegan chutney is very easy to make and uses some basic ingredients. It can also be used as a spread in wraps and sandwiches or as a dip with finger foods.

Veg Puff / Bakery Style Vegetable Puffs

Veg Puff / Bakery Style Vegetable Puffs

Veg puff is a common and popular snack made with spicy filling of mixed vegetables. All tips, tricks and FAQs to make bakery style veg puffs.

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.

Chickpea Spinach Curry (No Onion No Garlic)

Chickpea Spinach Curry (No Onion No Garlic)

Hearty, nutritious, and easy-to-make chana palak or chole palak made with chickpea, spinach, and spices. The recipe I am sharing here is made without onion or garlic, yet is super delicious and flavorful. It is ready in 20 minutes and can be paired with rice or naan.

Paneer Peas Pulao in Instant Pot

Paneer Peas Pulao in Instant Pot

Easy and delicious paneer peas pulao is made with Indian cottage cheese, peas, and Basmati rice. This wholesome one-pot meal is a good source of vegetarian protein and is great for picnics, potlucks, and lunch boxes. It is ready in 20 minutes and uses minimal spices.

Palak Pudina Paratha in Rotimatic

Palak Pudina Paratha in Rotimatic

Delicious palak pudina paratha is an Indian unleavened bread made with spinach and mint. Learn how to make it in the Rotimatic using spinach powder and dried mint.

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 Lasagna in Instant Pot

Paneer Lasagna in Instant Pot

Layers of perfectly cooked lasagna with delectable paneer, crunchy vegetables in tomato sauce, and cheese oozing out is a definite winner. This fusion vegetarian lasagna is the perfect showstopper that is a cheesy, moist, and flavorful one-pot dish. Making it in the Instant Pot is easier than you think and saves a lot of time and effort.

Palak Paneer in Instant Pot (using frozen spinach)

Palak Paneer in Instant Pot (using frozen spinach)

Delicious palak paneer made using frozen spinach in the Instant Pot is the easiest way to enjoy this nutritious and healthy vegetarian dish. Silky mildly spiced spinach curry minus all the hassles of cleaning, chopping, and blanching the spinach is a sure winner!

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