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17 Delicious Indian Foods That You Can Make At Home

Even better than take-out.

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1. Pav Bhaji (Spicy Indian Vegetables with Buttery Bread Rolls)

Indian comfort food at it's best. Get the recipe.
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Indian comfort food at it's best. Get the recipe.

2. Spicy Indian Mango Pickle

Upgraded eats. Get the recipe.
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Upgraded eats. Get the recipe.

3. Indian Fried Chicken

Move over, KFC. It's time for Indian spicy fried chicken to take the spotlight. Get the recipe.
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Move over, KFC. It's time for Indian spicy fried chicken to take the spotlight. Get the recipe.

4. Indian Sambar

Throw your take-out menus away. This spicy Indian staple makes for the perfect lunch or dinner any day of the week. Get the recipe.
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Throw your take-out menus away. This spicy Indian staple makes for the perfect lunch or dinner any day of the week. Get the recipe.

5. Paneer

Once you make your own, you will never go back to store-bought cheese. Get the recipe.
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Once you make your own, you will never go back to store-bought cheese. Get the recipe.

6. Mulaku Bajji (Jalapeño Fritters with Mint Chutney)

Bring home the heat from an Indian street fair with these crispy jalapeño fritters. Get the recipe.
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Bring home the heat from an Indian street fair with these crispy jalapeño fritters. Get the recipe.

7. Naan

Homemade naan is an art you need to master. Get the recipe.
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Homemade naan is an art you need to master. Get the recipe.

8. Madras Curry Powder

This is the boost that your recipes have been looking for. Get the recipe.
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This is the boost that your recipes have been looking for. Get the recipe.

9. Kothu Paratha

This one-pot Indian dish makes clean-up easy. Get the recipe.
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This one-pot Indian dish makes clean-up easy. Get the recipe.

10. Coconut Chutney

Give even the simplest meal a flavor facelift by adding a spoonful of this bright, bold chutney. Get the recipe.
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Give even the simplest meal a flavor facelift by adding a spoonful of this bright, bold chutney. Get the recipe.

11. Chicken Tikka Masala

There's a certain smugness and satisfaction that comes with cooking a favorite take-out dish at home -- and making it even better. This is a perfect example. Get the recipe.
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There's a certain smugness and satisfaction that comes with cooking a favorite take-out dish at home -- and making it even better. This is a perfect example. Get the recipe.

12. Creamy Chicken Curry

The total cost for four servings of this creamy chicken curry? $10. Get the recipe.
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The total cost for four servings of this creamy chicken curry? $10. Get the recipe.

13. Shrimp Biryani (Indian Shrimp and Rice)

Indian food + seafood = a beautiful matrimony. Get the recipe.
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Indian food + seafood = a beautiful matrimony. Get the recipe.

14. South Indian Stir-Fried Corn with Basil and Leeks

This dish is the perfect mix of sweet, spicy, herb-y, and sour flavors. Get the recipe.
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This dish is the perfect mix of sweet, spicy, herb-y, and sour flavors. Get the recipe.

15. Bhartha (Spicy Indian Eggplant)

Make a huge batch of this dish because you’ll be going back for thirds. Get the recipe.
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Make a huge batch of this dish because you’ll be going back for thirds. Get the recipe.

16. Mango Lassi

It may not be a whole meal but lassi is necessary at any Indian dinner. Get the recipe.
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It may not be a whole meal but lassi is necessary at any Indian dinner. Get the recipe.

17. Punjabi Buttermilk Stew with Spinach Dumplings

You'll want to eat this vegetarian Indian meal all week. Get the recipe.
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You'll want to eat this vegetarian Indian meal all week. Get the recipe.

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