Healthy Indian Recipes

Find healthy, delicious authentic and Indian-inspired recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Coconut Chai-Spiced Overnight Oats

Rating: 1 stars 1
Give basic cinnamon oatmeal a spice upgrade with the warm and toasty notes of chai. Coconut milk makes these overnight oats ultra-creamy and delicately sweet too.
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Curried Potato Salad

Rating: 5 stars 1
In this healthy and creamy potato salad recipe, yogurt replaces half of the mayo and we keep the potato skins on for more fiber and potassium. Red bell pepper and green peas add even more color to the yellow-tinted potato salad.
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Easy Chicken Tikka Masala

Rating: 5 stars 1
It's hard to believe you can get such a full-flavored, deeply spiced chicken tikka masala in just 30 minutes, but we did it! And, like the title says, this classic chicken tikka masala recipe really is as easy as it gets.
By Robin Bashinsky

Mango Lassi Pie

Inspired by a lassi, India's version of a yogurt-based fruit smoothie, this healthy frozen pie recipe gets flavor from a generous amount of cardamom and lime zest. Look for the ripest Ataulfo mangoes, sometimes called champagne or honey mangoes, because they're less fibrous and more flavorful than the more common Tommy Atkins variety. Top this healthy dessert with a dollop of whipped cream if you like.
By Yossy Arefi

Indian Grain Bowls with Chicken & Vegetables

Rating: 5 stars 2
Look forward to a week of healthy, flavorful lunches with these high-protein meal-prep grain bowls. We're using bulgur wheat, which cooks up quickly and is higher in fiber than rice, but feel free to swap in any whole grain you prefer. The bowls are topped with broiled chicken (from our popular Indian-Spiced Chicken Pitas recipe) and cilantro chutney (see Associated Recipes). To balance the heat of the chutney, dress these bowls with a squeeze of fresh lime juice just before serving.
By Carolyn A. Hodges, R.D.

Cilantro Chutney (Kothmiri Chatni)

Rating: 5 stars 1
Indian chutneys (or chatnis) are savory, vibrant and exploding with flavor, with a thin, saucy consistency. In this green chutney recipe, cilantro creates the basic sauce that serves as a condiment for many Indian snacks, street foods and sandwiches. The serrano chile gives it quite a blast of heat, so use less if you like a tamer sauce. Try this chutney in place of your favorite hot sauce.
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By Shefaly Ravula, PA-C

Indian-Style Mustard Greens & Kale with Toasted Naan

This healthy appetizer recipe features tons of dark leafy greens cooked with chile, ginger and turmeric and topped with the Indian cheese, paneer. If you want to serve it like a flatbread, brush whole naan lightly with olive oil and toast on a grill pan until lightly charred on both sides. Top with greens and cheese.
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Slow-Cooker Indian Lamb & Butternut Squash Stew

We call for lamb shoulder because it's tougher than other cuts and holds up well throughout the long cook time. If you can't find shoulder, use boneless leg of lamb in this slow-cooker butternut squash stew.
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