Butter chicken in blue pan topped with coriander

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.

29 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Curry doesn’t tend to be the healthiest meal option, but this winter veg balti is high in fibre and vitamins, while low in fat

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
85 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A homemade curry to rival your favourite Indian takeaway - a rich blend of spices mixed with creamy ghee

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
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39 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Sara Buenfeld’s delicious spicy rice is perfect served with your favourite curry

30 mins
Easy
55 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy Bombay potatoes as a brilliant side dish to an epic feast. These Indian-style potatoes made with nuggets of juicy tomato are super-easy to make, spicy and moreish

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

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
31 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

This super-satisfying, slow cooker curry is packed with iron and fibre. Serve with a choice of tasty garnishes to turn your simple supper into a warming feast

7 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
71 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

A mild and healthy chicken korma curry that's still satisfying and full of flavour

35 mins
Easy
13 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Satisfy your curry cravings with this healthy version of a popular takeaway, served with brown rice. It packs in three of your 5-a-day along with iron, vitamin C and fibre

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
8 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This pakora recipe from Jaswinder Gill produces perfectly spiced and crispy Indian snacks. Ideal for a family feast, serve with your favourite chutney

50 mins
More effort
Healthy
Vegan
65 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

This lamb curry's a popular restaurant classic that's really easy to make at home

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
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
60 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Head to your spice rack to make this butter chicken curry, a dish that symbolises Indian food for millions of people all over the world

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
50 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
34 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Impress with this tandoori masala-spiced Indian dish with peppers, coconut and fresh coriander

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
98 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Our fast, cheap and healthy vegetarian lentil curry, is comforting and full of flavour. It's also low in fat and freezable for speedy midweek meals.

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This lightly spiced, vibrant side dish is the perfect accompaniment to curry

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
21 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Cover beef shin in coconut milk and spices and add toasted desiccated coconut to thicken the rich sauce in this slow-cooked Malaysian favourite

3 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
27 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

You’ll love the ‘tarka’, which is the spiced butter that’s poured over this subtly flavoured Indian chickpea and coconut dhal. Serve with chutneys and pickles alongside

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
15 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Marinate pork with Indian flavours for this traditionally very spicy, aromatic curry - decrease the number of dried chillies for less heat

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
29 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Indian cheese paneer makes a great vegetarian dish as it holds its form – flavour with fenugreek and garam masala

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy these moreish rice pakoras as a starter in an Indian feast, or alone as a snack. Serve on a sharing platter with plenty of ketchup for dunking

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
32 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy the spicy, rich flavours of tikka masala with this family-friendly lighter version that's both healthy and gluten-free. It's a guaranteed crowd-pleaser

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
7 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

Make the Goan vindaloo sauce a day ahead to intensify the flavours and use it as a base with other meats, fish or veg. Adjust the chilli to your taste too

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Serve up a hearty Indian veggie chickpea curry served with fried bread. The addition of spices such as black cardamom impart an irresistible smoky note 

1 hr and 30 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
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