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Healthy Indian recipes

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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.

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  • Indian butternut squash curry

    Indian butternut squash curry

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.176 ratings

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

  • Puris with potato masala (alu puri)

    Puris with potato masala (alu puri)

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Try making this traditional Indian dish – a popular lunch during the Holi festivities in spring

  • Indian chickpeas with poached eggs

    Indian chickpeas with poached eggs

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.87 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

  • Indian potato pie

    Indian potato pie

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.39 ratings

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

  • Indian summer salad

    Indian summer salad

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.18 ratings

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

  • Indian winter soup

    Indian winter soup

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.36 ratings

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

  • Indian bread with courgettes & coriander

    Indian bread with courgettes & coriander

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.6 ratings

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

  • Indian cucumber salad

    Indian cucumber salad

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.5 ratings

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

  • South Indian fish curry with chickpeas

    South Indian fish curry with chickpeas

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.6 ratings

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

  • Indian sweet potato & dhal pies

    Indian sweet potato & dhal pies

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.95 ratings

    Spiced red lentil dhal is topped with creamy sweet potato mash in these individual vegetarian pies - a cheap weeknight dinner option

  • Indian bean, broccoli & carrot salad

    Indian bean, broccoli & carrot salad

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.10 ratings

    Stock up on your super-greens with this vibrant, healthy lunch dish with cucumber raita, mustard seeds and lots of veggie goodness

  • Lighter South Indian fish curry

    Lighter South Indian fish curry

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.11 ratings

    Use reduced-fat coconut milk and white fish fillets to make a low-fat, low-calorie curry that's still luxuriously creamy

  • Spicy vegetable chapati wraps

    Spicy vegetable chapati wraps

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.56 ratings

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

  • Chicken tikka skewers

    Chicken tikka skewers

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.77 ratings

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

  • Chicken curry with red chillies in silver bowl on wooden board

    Chicken jalfrezi

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.388 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

  • Chicken Madras curry in a balti dish with naan bread

    Chicken madras

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.214 ratings

    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

  • Easy veggie biryani

    Easy veggie biryani

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.60 ratings

    This tasty Indian-inspired dish is faster than a takeaway

  • Prawn jalfrezi

    Prawn jalfrezi

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.50 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

  • Cauliflower, paneer & pea curry

    Cauliflower, paneer & pea curry

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.141 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

  • Bombay lamb wraps

    Bombay lamb wraps

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.63 ratings

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

  • The Ultimate Makeover: Chicken tikka masala

    The Ultimate Makeover: Chicken tikka masala

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.26 ratings

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

  • Low-fat chicken biryani

    Low-fat chicken biryani

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.26 ratings

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

  • Chana masala with spinach and tomatoes

    Chana masala (chickpea curry) with spinach

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.47 ratings

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

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