Madhur Jaffrey's Easy, Healthy Indian Recipes
Chicken with Roasted Coriander in Coconut-Curry Sauce
We have a proposition for anyone seeking an exciting way to eat more vegetables: Try adding these classic Indian dishes to your repertoire. Each vibrant recipe comes courtesy of Delhi-born cookbook author and culinary legend
. Our takeaway? If you have the right
, and know how to chop, simmer, and stir-fry, Indian food doesn’t have to be labor-intensive or complicated. These recipes, some of which take less than 30 minutes, are the healthy, flavor-packed proof.
/*-->*/Chicken with Roasted Coriander in Coconut-Curry Sauce
Flavored with roasted fenugreek and coriander seeds and coconut milk, this rich, succulent South Indian-style chicken dish is ideal for entertaining.
Spooned over rice, this brothy dal is a classic home-cooked dish among the Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmins, on India’s southwestern coast.
Delhi-Style Green Beans
Jaffrey cooks the beans until they are very tender, so they’ll better absorb the spices.
Roasted Eggplant and Tomatoes
This light dish can be served at room temperature as a side or dip.
Potatoes with Sesame Seeds
Jaffrey recommends serving these cumin-spiked potatoes with roasted meat.
Stir-Fried Carrots with Coconut
Roasted urad dal gives the carrots a subtle, nutty flavor.
Plain Basmati Rice
Jaffrey takes the guesswork out of cooking basmati rice with her super simple (and reliable!) method.
Yogurt with Cucumber and Mint
Toast and grind your own cumin seeds to give this cooling cucumber raita a major flavor boost.
Fresh Cilantro Chutney
Fiery green chiles -- Jaffrey likes the bird's-eye variety -- give this bright condiment just the right amount of heat.