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.

16 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Try this spicy lamb curry, so named as it was once cooked by the chefs working on the Indian railways in the 1900s. Lamb on the bone gives loads of flavour

2 hrs and 20 mins
Easy
5 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

This healthy, Indian-inspired side dish is made from cauliflower florets instead of rice - a quick and gluten-free addition to curry night

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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8 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This dhal from Lucknow 49 uses mung beans cooked in milk, and is gently spiced and comforting. Serve as a main or side dish – it's a great veggie partner to an Indian feast 

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
23 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

If you're looking for a comforting family curry, this simple lamb dish with spinach takes just 15 minutes to prep and is sure to go down a treat

1 hr and 45 mins
Easy
85 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Prepare and cook our low-calorie vegetarian biryani in just 25 minutes using carrot, cashew nuts and Indian spices. Serve with coriander and dollops of yogurt

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
10 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Cook up a chicken curry packed with spices and a bit of sweetness from apricots and jaggery, an unrefined cane sugar. Serve with 'sali' – potato matchsticks

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
18 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Serve this tasty, healthy dhal as a vegetarian main meal or side dish. Adding tamarind to the lentils delivers fabulous sweet and sour flavour

1 hr and 45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This Indian chicken dish has two marinades and takes more effort, but the wonderful spicy flavours are well worth it – it's a guaranteed crowd-pleaser

1 hr
More effort
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Makes a brilliant low-fat accompaniment to just about every Indian curry

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
659 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A comforting vegan one-pot recipe that counts for 3 of your 5-a-day! You can't go wrong with this iron-rich, low-fat, low-calorie supper.

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
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