Healthy and Yummy Indian Dinner Ideas

The authentic Indian essence is best felt and enjoyed through its variety of cuisine from across the states. For those of you looking for nutritious and mouth-licking dinner ideas, here’s a list full of ideas for you; from simple and comforting veg pulao recipes to flatbreads, and from traditional curries to your favorite Paneer dish. Dinners are the most difficult meals, given how we often run out of ideas, owing to our loss of energy after a long day. Quite often or not, we turn to consume junk and dining out as a result of getting jaded with the same old recipes.

Here are some of the quick healthy and tasteful Indian dinner ideas that you would love to whip up at home.

Tangy Lemon Rice

Thinking about how to make your leftover rice productive? Lemon rice is one of those amazing recipes that you can cook easily. To make the dish lesser mushy and sticky, always let the overnight refrigerated cooked rice soak the flavors. You can use pre-cooked basmati rice for this recipe. And for the sake of enhancing the texture and flavor of the rice, take the help of roasted chana dal and urad dal.

Cashew Butter Chicken Masala

Only something as heavy as cream and butter can render a rich and comforting quality to chicken. But when you wish to create a healthy version of the butter chicken recipe, you can always add a rich texture to the dish using cashew butter. While the chickpea flour is used to make the sauce thick, you are free not to use it if it isn’t available. To speed up the cooking process, think of marinating the chicken 30 minutes ahead of time. This dish is best served with steamed basmati rice or roti.

Slow-Cooker Dal Makhni Recipe

Use a slow cooker to prepare the brilliantly delicious dal makhni recipe. Cook the lentils for as long as they do not turn tender. You can always buy urad dal from Indian markets to achieve that creamy result. The urad dal is easily available in Indian supermarkets. The urad dal is used for preparing dal makhani because the bean seamlessly breaks down, rendering that rich and creamy look to it. Either serve the dal makhani with simple yogurt or top it with green chutney for some added taste.

Bhindi Masala

Okra (Bhindi) is disliked by thousands because of its sliminess. But you can always prevent it by cooking the same over a high flame and by frying them in abundant oil. For the healthiest bhindi masala recipe, use the littlest amount of oil and prefer a non-stick pan. And to bring out the authentic taste of Indian Okra, use some red chili powder. Prefer serving the Bhindi Masala along with your favorite bread or yogurt.

A few other Indian dinner recipes that you can attempt are Indian Spiced Chicken Pitas, veg pulao recipes, roast chicken dal,  vegetarian tikka masala, etc. All of the recipes are packed with health benefits and make for the perfect Indian dinner that isn’t only filling but also nutritious.