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12 Flavorful Recipes Inspired by Your Favorite Indian Food Takeout

Whether you’re new to Indian food, or have forever considered it a favorite, these beautiful recipes will have you enjoying it more than ever before. Indian food, with its layers of flavor, rich spices, and clever use of vegetables is a beautiful way to start cooking comfort food, without turning to boring standbys. The colors, vibrancy, and flavors of Indian dishes can seem a bit daunting at first, but these authentic, easy recipes will walk you through the use of what may be some unfamiliar ingredients and spices.

With dishes that make enough to feed a crowd, isn’t this weekend the perfect time to call up a few friends and invite them over to a homestyle buffet? A bit of warm naan, a lot of good music, and these easy Indian food recipes are all you need to welcome autumn into your neck of the woods!

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    Forget the takeout! These delicious, homemade Indian Food classics taste even better when you make them at home!

  • Easy Grilled Tandoori Chicken 2 of 13
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    Marinate your Tandoori chicken in yogurt, lemon, and aromatic spices, then throw on the grill for a delicious authentic Indian dinner! 

    Get the recipe for Easy Grilled Tandoori Chicken

  • Butter Chicken With Spinach 3 of 13
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    Yogurt, tomato paste, and spices give this chicken a smooth finish and mild flavor that make it such a popular Indian dish! 

    Get the recipe for Butter Chicken With Spinach

  • Vegetable Coconut Korma 4 of 13
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    Coconut milk adds a rich creaminess to this nicely spiced Indian dish, which can be served with steaming rice or stacks or naan bread.

    Get the recipe for Vegetable Coconut Korma

  • Chicken Tikka Masala 5 of 13
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    The creamy tomato sauce bursting with fresh herbs in this Tikka Masala dish makes it one of Britain's most popular restaurant requests!

    Get the recipe from BLUE APRON

  • Chicken Biryani 6 of 13
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    This dish is so easy to make with a rice cooker, and the combination of spices, herbs, raisins, and nuts makes it fit for a king!  

    Get the recipe from FUSS FREE COOKING

  • Easy Chana Masala 7 of 13
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    Canned chickpeas make this Indian dish a breeze to make, and the spice can be adjusted for pickier palates.

    Get the recipe for Easy Chana Masala

  • Indian Yellow Dal 8 of 13
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    Dal is the Indian version of comfort food- a steaming bowl perfectly spiced lentil stew!

    Get the recipe from GIRL COOKS WORLD

  • Potato Peas Curry- Aloo Matar 9 of 13
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    This curry gets its flavor from fresh curry and coriander powder, and is exceptionally good with any Indian bread for dipping!

    Get the recipe from AROMATIC COOKING

  • Chicken Vindaloo With Vegetables 10 of 13
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    You'll love this curry dish- it's packed with protein and veggies and is full of bright, beautiful flavors!

    Get the recipe from NATURAL NOSHING

  • Spinach and Cheese Curry- Palak Paneer 11 of 13
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    Serve this classic spinach and cheese curry with Indian flatbread- it's healthy and delicious!

    Get the recipe from INDIAPHILE

  • Dal Makhani 12 of 13
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    This popular Punjabi dish is made with black lentils and red kidney beans in a lovely tomato and cream spiced broth.

    Get the recipe from VEG RECIPES OF INDIA

  • Kerala Chicken Curry 13 of 13
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    This Southern Indian dish has a creamy, spicy coconut sauce that's a perfect base for chicken and potatoes.

    Get the recipe from KURRYLEAVES

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