Healthy Indian recipes: Chicory & orange salad with ginger dressing

Healthy Indian recipes

42 Recipes

Enjoy Indian food with a healthier twist, from curries and side dishes to soups and salads. They not only taste fantastic but also contribute to your 5-a-day.

Indian butternut squash curry

4.61616

(99 ratings)

Get all of your five-a-day in one hit, with this fragrant, low-fat, vegetarian curry
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Indian chickpeas with poached eggs

4.703705

(27 ratings)

This quick, fibre-rich veggie supper is filling and good for you too. Chickpeas are a great source of manganese, which is essential for healthy bone structure
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Indian potato pie

4.4

(30 ratings)

This impressive vegetarian pie is really versatile - it tastes great hot, warm or cold, so you can make it well ahead
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Indian summer salad

4.75

(16 ratings)

Packed with antioxidants, this superhealthy, colourful salad counts as 1 of your 5-a-day
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Indian winter soup

4.75

(20 ratings)

This warming winter soup is high in fibre, low in fat and can be frozen for ultimate convenience
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Indian cucumber salad

5

(1 rating)

Turn down the heat with this palate-cleansing, accompaniment to curry, flavoured with mustard seeds
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Indian sweet potato & dhal pies

4.148935

(47 ratings)

Spiced red lentil dhal is topped with creamy sweet potato mash in these individual vegetarian pies - a cheap weeknight dinner option
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Indian bean, broccoli & carrot salad

4.5

(6 ratings)

Stock up on your super-greens with this vibrant, healthy lunch dish with cucumber raita, mustard seeds and lots of veggie goodness
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Lighter South Indian fish curry

4

(8 ratings)

Use reduced-fat coconut milk and white fish fillets to make a low-fat, low-calorie curry that's still luxuriously creamy...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Spicy vegetable chapati wraps

4.38

(50 ratings)

A delicious and healthy vegetarian low-fat alternative to a curry, which can be deceivingly high in fat
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Chicken tikka skewers

4.79365

(63 ratings)

This breezy dish is perfect for the grill or barbecue - and it's low-calorie too
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chicken jalfrezi

4.48936

(94 ratings)

Instead of calling the Indian takeaway, make your own easy chicken jalfrezi. This curry is also healthy with two of your 5-a-day and a dose of vitamin C
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chicken Madras

4.666665

(45 ratings)

Cook our healthy chicken Madras curry and ditch the takeaway menu. This simple family dinner is full of fragrant spices and tender pieces of chicken
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Tandoori chicken

3.73846

(65 ratings)

This low-fat curried chicken is packed full of flavour. It's quick to cook and the marinade does all the work - who needs takeaways?
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Easy veggie biryani

4.190475

(42 ratings)

This tasty Indian-inspired dish is faster than a takeaway
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Prawn jalfrezi

4.27586

(29 ratings)

Satisfy a curry craving the healthy way with this Indian prawn dish - blitz the onions and spices into an authentic, thick, yet low-fat sauce
  • 32 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Cauliflower, paneer & pea curry

4.68085

(47 ratings)

Ready in less than an hour, this easy, vegetarian curry recipe made with pan-fried Indian cheese and vegetables is also cheap to prepare
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Bombay lamb wraps

4.53846

(26 ratings)

Spice up cheap frozen lamb mince with Indian flavours and pile onto flour wraps or chapatis for a healthy and filling dinner
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Low-fat chicken biryani

4.6

(15 ratings)

This fragrant Indian chicken curry with rice topping has half the fat of your normal takeaway, and it's low calorie
  • 2 hours
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chana masala (chickpea curry) with spinach

4.30435

(23 ratings)

A superhealthy vegetable-packed curry with chickpeas, spinach and tomatoes. Serve this delicious Indian dish with filling brown basmati rice
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Curried chickpeas

3.954545

(22 ratings)

Serve this side as part of an Indian meal for a healthy bit of spice
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

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