Fast & Fresh Indian recipes

Spice up your dinner routine with these tasty Indian-inspired recipes, ready in 30 minutes or less

Curried Lentils and Paneer

Photo by Iain Bagwell; written by Amy Machnak

Curried Lentils and Paneer

Lentils are a staple in India, and this simple weeknight meal is great way to introduce this flavorful cuisine to your family.

Recipe: Curried Lentils and Paneer

Indian Spinach (Saag)

Photo by Iain Bagwell; written by Amy Machnak

Indian Spinach (Saag)

A simple but satisfying vegetarian dish with plenty of flavor. We suggest serving it over steamed jasmine rice and warmed naan.

Recipe: Indian Spinach (Saag) 

Lamb Shawarma with Couscous

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Lamb Shawarma with Couscous

The spices in this dish is what really makes the flavor pop. It's great with the couscous, but you could also serve it over a Mediterranean salad, too.

Recipe: Lamb Shawarma with Couscous

Grilled Eggplant Naan Wraps with Tahini-Yogurt Dressing

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Grilled Eggplant Naan Wraps with Tahini-Yogurt Dressing

Grilling vegetables is a great way to make them a little more interesting when added to a sandwich. For a bonus twist, we've wrapped them in a slightly sweet piece of naan and drizzled it with the warm flavor of tahini.

Recipe:  Grilled Eggplant Naan Wraps with Tahini-Yogurt Dressing

Curried Carrot Coconut Soup

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Curried Carrot Coconut Soup

Naturally sweet carrots are a great pairing with the warm spices of curry. A simple drizzle of yogurt is all this dish needs for a satisfying topping.

Recipe: Curried Carrot Coconut Soup

Tandoori Shrimp in Green Marinade

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Tandoori Shrimp in Green Marinade 

Grilled shrimp is given a makeover with this simple but delicious marinade. Tip: Save a little of the sauce to serve on the side after the shrimp is done.

Recipe:  Tandoori Shrimp in Green Marinade

Cauliflower Panko Pakoras

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Cauliflower Panko Pakoras

This is a light appetizer, perfect for serving before a big meal, but it would also be a nice side dish for grilled chicken or lamb.

Recipe: Cauliflower Panko Pakoras

Lamb Keema with Potatoes and Peas

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Lamb Keema with Potatoes and Peas

You could easily substitute ground beef or even turkey for the lamb in this flavorful one-pot dish.

Recipe: Lamb Keema with Potatoes and Peas

Corn with Mustard Seeds

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Corn with Mustard Seeds

Mustard seeds are flavorful and just a sprinkle can really enhance the sweetness of in-season produce, like this corn.

Recipe: Corn with Mustard Seeds

Grilled Lamb and Halloumi Kebabs

Written by Amy Machnak

Grilled Lamb and Halloumi Kebabs

The salty halloumi is nice with the lamb and sweet tomatoes. We suggest serving this with a cucumber salad or hummus.

Recipe: Grilled Lamb and Halloumi Kebabs

Curried Peach and Shrimp Salad

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Curried Peach and Shrimp Salad

For an added, smoky flavor, rub shrimp with a little oil then grill before tossing with peach and curry mixture.

Recipe: Curried Peach and Shrimp Salad

Harissa Lamb with Lemon Mint Chickpea Salad

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Harissa Lamb with Lemon Mint Chickpea Salad

Rubbing lamb with harissa is an easy way to pack a lot of flavor in quickly. We used a larger cut of lamb and sliced it to serve, but you could easily do this with chops.

Recipe: Harissa Lamb with Lemon Mint Chickpea Salad

Frozen Mango Lassi

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Frozen Mango Lassi

Beat summer heat with this refreshing warm-weather drink, or whip it up as a healthy, sweet treat in cooler months.

Recipe: Frozen Mango Lassi

Cardamom Coffee

Photo by Yuhnee Kim; written by Amy Machnak

Cardamom Coffee

Why settle for just cream and sugar when you can add a bit of spice to your morning with this Indian-inspired version?

Recipe:  Cardamom Coffee

 

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