You have guests at home, and you're wondering about finding some good dinner recipes different from the usual Indian spread? We suggest getting hold of a Jamie Oliver cookbook that includes delicious Indian dishes prepared the Jamie way. But if you are struggling to find one, read on to know about some gourmet varieties that you can try at home and add your flavours. Tasty and healthy, these dishes inspired by those cooked by the celebrity chef will surely give your culinary corner a different vibe and impress your guests.

  • Butter Chicken: Butter Chicken's all-time favourite Indian recipe can be tried out the Jamie Oliver way. The recipe is super simple and fast and can be prepared with just a few ingredients in your kitchen. Keep all your garam masalas ready, including tomato puree, desi ghee, yoghurt, and cream. Marinate the chicken pieces with ginger, garlic, lemon juice, salt and chilli powder and keep them aside for about half an hour. Mix the marinated chicken with yoghurt, garam masala powder, cumin powder, and turmeric. What makes this butter chicken recipe a little different from the desi ones is how the chicken pieces are baked on a grill rack, thus adding the flavour of the tandoor. The gravy is made with the whole garam masalas used for the distinct aroma, tomato puree, a tinge of lemon juice and fresh cream on top. Serve hot with a blob of butter that floats on top.
  • Roasted Veggie Curry: Here’s the lip-smacking Jamie Oiliver-style Roasted Veggie Curry for your vegetarian guests. The difference is in the way the chef makes it - roasting the veggies first gives a distinct flavour to the dish. Marinate the veggies with curry paste and roast them in the microwave for about 40 to 50 minutes, turning them once in a while with a fork or tongs. Make the sauce or curry separately with chopped ginger garlic, half a spoonful of mango chutney or mango pickle and tomatoes. When the tomatoes get mushy, add some coconut milk and bring the mixture to a boil. Add the roasted veggies and some peas to the sauce and serve hot with chapatis or naans.
  • Chicken Tikka Roast: A scrumptious recipe that uses cauliflower, chicken and veggies of your choice, the Jamie Oliver-style Chicken Tikka Roast can be a great starter option. It’s best to make it in the oven, or you may also try it out on your tandoor. First, saute the cauliflower, coriander stalks, and veggies in olive oil and red wine vinegar. Next, marinate the chicken with tikka paste and curd (to tweak the recipe a bit and make it more succulent) and roast it well for about an hour. Finally, sprinkle the veggies and serve the chicken with cauliflower and coriander stalks garnished with coriander leaves.

So, grab your culinary accoutrements and try these mouth-watering and quick dishes that are popular yet unique in their flavour taste.

Satarupa B Kaur has been writing professionally for a decade. Always on the go, she loves to travel, read books and enjoy playtime with her toddler as she explores new places and food.