Healthy Indian recipes: Chicory & orange salad with ginger dressing

Healthy Indian 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.

164 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Up your veg count and get three of your five-a-day with this fragrant, low fat vegetarian curry

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
78 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
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38 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

This impressive vegetarian pie is really versatile - it tastes great hot, warm or cold, so you can make it well ahead

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
18 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Packed with antioxidants, this superhealthy, colourful salad counts as 1 of your 5-a-day

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
35 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This warming winter soup is high in fibre, low in fat and can be frozen for ultimate convenience

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
6 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This bread is called thepla in India and is best served hot with lightly salted plain yogurt, or cold with mango chutney

1 hr and 15 mins
More effort
Healthy
5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Turn down the heat with this palate-cleansing, accompaniment to curry, flavoured with mustard seeds

10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
6 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This Keralan-inspired mackerel dish provides a hearty, deeply spiced supper with brain-boosting properties

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
86 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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
9 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
Healthy
Vegetarian
10 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
56 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A delicious and healthy vegetarian low-fat alternative to a curry, which can be deceivingly high in fat

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
71 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This breezy dish is perfect for the grill or barbecue - and it's low-calorie too

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
320 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
193 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Ditch the takeaway menu and cook our healthy chicken madras curry instead. This simple family dinner is full of fragrant spices and tender pieces of chicken

55 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
59 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

This tasty Indian-inspired dish is faster than a takeaway

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Have a go at making your own Indian starter - these vegetarian flatbreads come with a fruity yogurt sauce

1 hr and 5 mins
More effort
Healthy
48 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
131 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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
59 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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
26 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

You'll love Angela Nilsen's version of this classic Indian favourite - it tastes authentic but is far lighter and healthier

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
Healthy
25 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

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

2 hrs
Easy
Healthy
45 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A superhealthy vegetable-packed curry with chickpeas, spinach and tomatoes. Serve this delicious Indian dish with filling brown basmati rice

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
34 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Serve this side as part of an Indian meal for a healthy bit of spice

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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