India is known for its colorful curries and sauces. But you don’t have to travel the globe to savor the experience. Here’s how to make a vibrant assortment of dishes sure to wow your friends and (Instagram) followers.
On a recent visit to India, I fell in love with Thali, an Indian meal made up of an assortment of dishes and flavors. The word “Thali” actually refers to the platter the meal is served on. The staple rice or bread is placed in the center, and surrounded by colorful curries, sauces, and snacks. Read on for some of our favorite Indian dishes to help you make your own Thali platter.
Just a couple “exotic” ingredients like garam masala and tandoori masala bring this taste of India to your Thali platter.
Indian cuisine is rich with vegetarian and vegan dishes. This dish uses fresh and canned veggies— easy prep and easy on the wallet.
Fancify your everyday rice with this simple recipe.
One of India’s most vibrant dishes, Saag Paneer is spinach with fried cheese. Sounds both decadent and good for you? It is. And vegetarian to boot.
No Indian feast would be complete without Naan, which you can make at home on the grill. Dress it up with extra butter or garlic.
Cumin, ginger, garlic, turmeric and more elegantly flavor this dish you can make on your stovetop.
Lassis are creamy yogurt drinks that help to cut the spices of the meal. This one adds a fresh kick of mint and lime.
The sweet finish to your colorful meal, with delicate flavors of coconut and rose blended with cardamom and raisins for the grand finale. Garnish with rose petals or nuts to make it extra-Instagram-worthy.
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