Homemade Indian food? Yes, you can! From Chicken Tikka Masala to Homemade Naan, these Indian recipes are all spice-packed, easy to make, and surprisingly family-friendly.
Chicken tikka masala is a dish of marinated and broiled chunks of chicken in a creamy, spice-infused tomato sauce. Alongside the requisite basmati rice, buttered peas and naan, it makes a fabulous family feast. This version is terrific for entertaining since it can be made entirely ahead of time — and it’s also a great intro to Indian food for kids, as it’s not too spicy. GET THE RECIPE
Basmati is a fragrant, nutty-tasting long grain rice grown in the Himalayas and Pakistan. It’s light, tender and fluffy — if you know the secret to making it, that is. GET THE RECIPE
Made with a rotisserie chicken and canned coconut milk, this easy version of Mulligatawny soup is a one-pot supper that you can have on the table in 45 minutes. Serve with a scoop of basmati rice or naan to complete the meal. GET THE RECIPE
Naan is a soft and pillowy Indian-style flatbread traditionally made in a tandoor. Believe it or not, it’s easy to make at home — all you need is a cast iron skillet or non-stick pan. GET THE RECIPE
In this family-friendly dish, thinly sliced chicken breasts are sautéed with curry powder and simmered in an aromatic, slightly sweet curry sauce thickened with Greek yogurt. You can have it on the table in 30 minutes — or in the time it takes to make some basmati rice — and the cooking method ensures that the chicken comes out tender every time. GET THE RECIPE
This chicken tandoori is deliciously spiced with super-crispy skin, and the mango chutney served alongside adds fruity, tangy flavor. GET THE RECIPE
Bright yellow, specked with dried fruit and almonds, and packed with spices, this rice pilaf will remind you of someplace exotic you’d like to travel far far away. GET THE RECIPE