15 Impressive Indian-Inspired Meals To Try This Winter

Indian dishes are the perfect comfort food this season with their vibrant flavors, fragrant spices, and varied textures. They are warm, hearty, and satisfying, and they will truly make you feel like you’re wrapped up in a cozy blanket. So turn up the heat in your kitchen and give one of these fifteen recipes a go for a comfy winter meal.

1. Sweet Potato Curry

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It may be cold outside, but this Sweet Potato Curry is sure to warm you up from the inside out. Enjoy it with a bowl of rice or some naan to make it more filling.

2. Yogurt Chicken

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If your definition of creamy is a plate of butter chicken, then Yogurt Chicken will be your new favorite. It’s a light and healthy take on the classic but still just as flavorful, even without the heavy cream and butter.

3. Slow Cooker Curry Chicken

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Slow Cooker Curry Chicken is delicious chicken that pairs well with rice, lentils and more. It can be use in a lot of dishes, even if they aren’t Indian dishes.

4. Instant Pot Lentil Curry

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Instant Pot Lentil Curry is a deliciously aromatic dish that cooks itself quickly in your Instant Pot. Serve with some naan and a side salad.

5. Lentil Dal

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Lentil Dal is a staple of Indian cuisine. the curry flavors paired with rice and lentils come together to make a delicious plant-based meal.

6. Butter Chicken

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This slow cooker or Instant Pot Butter Chicken is everything you hope it is. The flavor is incredible, and you can serve this over rice or with some naan and a side of lentil dal.

7. Kofta Curry

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Traditionally made with lamb, this Kofta Curry recipe is made with ground turkey, and it’s probably one of the best Kofta Curry recipes around.

8. Bombay Potatoes

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If you want the best potatoes you’ve ever had in your life, try these Bombay Potatoes. You can serve them over rice or just as a side dish to other things. But you’ll definitely want seconds.

9. Vegetable Curry

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Vegetable Curry is a wonderful plant-based option for a weeknight meal. You can certainly add meat if you want, but this dish is just about perfect without it.

10. Chicken Vegetable Curry Rollups

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Chicken Vegetable Curry Rollups are a deliciously different way to enjoy chicken for dinner… again. Keep things interesting with this simple chicken dish.

11. Chicken Korma

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Chicken Korma is about as close to comfort food as you can get without adding a pound of cheese. Serve this with or without rice and a side of veg for a complete meal.

12. Chicken Masala

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Most folks love Chicken Masala. It’s a popular dish in most American-Indian restaurants. It’s in every buffet and on every menu, and for good reason.

13. Indian CousCous

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If you need a simple, plant-based dish that comes together quickly, try this Indian CousCous recipe. While pasta is not usually found in Indian cuisine, this Indian-inspired dish is nothing but delicious.

14. Whole Wheat Naan

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Want healthier naan? This Whole Wheat Naan is quick and easy to make and is made with whole grains. It also happens to taste better than most naan you’ll find at the store. Just sayin’…

15. Grilled Tandoori Chicken

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If you are grilling, don’t forget to make a batch of Grilled Tandoori Chicken. Even if you make it for lunch the next day, you won’t regret giving this one a shot. Yum!

Sick Of The Same Ol’ Chicken For Dinner? Here Are 101 New Ways To Make It!

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Having chicken for dinner… again? Here are 101 new ways to level up your dinner game tonight.

Healthy Ground Turkey Dinner Ideas That Actually Taste Good

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Lean ground turkey is a great replacement for ground beef if you are working on your health. Here, we give you 17 Meals with ground turkey that are surprisingly good for you.

While You’re Cooking, Prep Breakfast For Tomorrow Too. It Only Takes 5 Minutes!

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Prepping overnight oats the night before is a fantastic way to ensure that your morning runs smoothly. These delicious oatmeal recipes are prepped in just 5 minutes. In fact, you can even make homemade oatmeal packets with these recipes, so all you have to do is grab a packet and get it in the fridge.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

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