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Indian fakeaway recipes

Make our versions of classic Indian dishes such as chicken tikka masala, biryani and saag aloo for a healthier, tastier and more affordable alternative to takeaways.

145 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Fancy a healthy version of your favourite Friday night chicken curry? The chicken can be marinaded the day before so you can get ahead on your prep

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
292 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This takeaway favourite is freezer-friendly and quick to reheat, giving you the chance to get ahead and save money.

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
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35 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

An Indian dish with plenty of flavour, saag paneer is a well-loved vegetarian side dish. It's rich in calcium and folate from the spinach and is gluten-free, too

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
651 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A great one-pot rice dish that still tastes great a few days later – perfect for leftovers

40 mins
Easy
65 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

This extra special vegan curry uses roasted cauliflower and potatoes to bring out their flavour. You can also serve as a side to meat curries

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
17 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Simple and delicious, this low-fat curry is full of good-for-you ingredients, including lean lamb, prebiotic onions and fibre-rich lentils

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
231 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Want a curry without too many calories? Use fat-free Greek yogurt instead of cream for a healthy korma that will give your local takeaway a run for its money

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
43 ratings 4.3 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
69 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

Creamy and healthy - a winning combination for this curry, which can be easily adapted to suit all the family if some want to add meat

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
105 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Nutritious spinach makes the base for this traditional, healthy Indian side dish, combined with potato and spices

25 mins
Easy
Vegan
191 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Make your own Indian flatbreads at home and you'll never go back to buying them. Delicious eaten warm, these naans are ideal served with your favourite curry

55 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
298 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
34 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Serve this classic veggie Indian dish with cheese and peas in a spicy tomato sauce as an easy midweek meal. It takes just 25 minutes to make

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
180 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
20 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A meat-free curry, low in saturated fat and packed with goodness from butternut squash, cauliflower, peppers and chickpeas

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
32 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Forget a takeaway and tuck into a midweek meal that will please the whole family with our easy, low calorie prawn tikka masala. Serve with naan breads

40 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
32 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

This easy, healthy chicken curry is great for a weekend treat and is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. No one could refuse a plate of this indulgent chicken bhuna

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
50 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Serve your crispy onion bhajis with cooling cucumber and mint raita as a snack, or eat alongside a homemade Indian curry. You'll be surprised by how easy they are to make

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
32 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

We can't resist a warm chapati with our favourite curry. This traditional Indian side dish is easier than you think and only takes a handful of ingredients

25 mins
Easy
Vegan
59 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

This tasty Indian-inspired dish is faster than a takeaway

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
120 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Compliments came rolling in about this almost as soon as the magazine went on sale. Try it and let us know your thoughts

35 mins
Easy
123 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This vegetarian curry is great for feeding a group of mates on a budget, or make a batch to freeze.

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
68 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Make this classic Indian dish for deliciously moist lamb with paneer, rice and spinach, all spiced to perfection. Great for casual entertaining

1 hr
Easy
17 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

Turn up the heat with a homemade chicken vindaloo made with plenty of aromatic spices. Serve with warmed flatbreads for a simple, satisfying supper

45 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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