“What to cook for dinner?” is perhaps one of the most exhausting question of the day, isn’t it? Not only are we confused we need to prepare a meal which is wholesome as well as delicious. And if we have a picky eater in the family (guilty much!), the struggle is real. And then comes the cooking part, from choosing the right recipe to collecting the ingredients, it is a process we dread. Indian delicacies being elaborate and rich, demands time but the process of cooking them is no less than an enriching ride. And it just gets tad bit easier if we have a fair idea of our options.  

Indian cuisine is packed with some of the most popular delicacies. Some are light and easy; some are rich and flavourful. Right from the robust gravies to chatpati side dishes and one-pot, comforting dals, we’ve got you sorted with five of the most amazing Indian dinner options to try next. These are some of the classics, that are sure to impress anyone!

1. Keto Butter Chicken

Is there anything that’s more satisfying than a bowl of creamy butter chicken with succulent chunks of chicken and buttery flavour? We don't think so. This amazing recipe of butter chicken needs about less than an hour for a flavourful, buttery delight you won’t be able to resist.

2. Cholar Dal

A traditional Bengali delicacy, cholar dal is made with chana dal or Bengal gram. With the addition of whole spices or garam masala like bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon and cardamom, the dal has a slightly sweet flavour and a wonderful aroma. You can pair it with luchi or rice.

3. Punjabi Chole Masala

Let's admit that chole paired with puri, kulche, bhature or just plain rice rules every north Indian's heart. Brimming with spices such as cumin, chola masala, amchur and coriander powder, tossed in with kabuli chana, onion, ginger and garlic makes for an irresistible treat. Who can say no to it? We know we can’t! Just serve it hot with your choice of bread or rice. Don’t forget to spruce it with grated onio on top for a delightful treat.  

4. Chettinad Paneer Curry

Chettinad cuisine is deemed to be one of the spiciest in India and is known for the complexity of flavours. While it has a string of non-vegetarian dishes to its credit including the popular chicken chettinad, the vegetarian offering is no less. This drool-worthy recipe of paneer chettinad is proof! Paneer chunks tossed-in with dry red chillies, shallots, curry leaves and more makes it a must-try.  

5. Aloo Gobi Curry

Aloo gobi is a staple dish to go with parathas in India and this curry is another delicious spin to the same. This has the goodness of melon paste, onion and tomatoes tossed in with a pool of spices along with potato and cauliflower. Sounds interesting, isn’t it?