5 Indian dishes that will surprise you

At The Dinnerplan, we are crazy about Indian food. The complex pairing of flavours, of which you think they would not work together but amazingly they do, makes the Indian cuisine one of our favourites when it comes to comforting, out-of-the-ordinary food. These five recipes upscale the more simple dishes, so they are a perfect option as a main course should you be hosting your next Dinnerplan.

  1. Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori chicken is possibly the best known Indian dish around the world. We particularly love chef Atul Kochhar’s recipe, as it elevates this common, popular dish into a refined dish perfect to be the protagonist at any Dinnerplan. You can find the recipe here.

2. Chicken Bhuna

This bhuna recipe by chef Peter Joseph will for sure become a permanent addition to your recipe book (or Pinterest recipe board). This unforgettable, easy to make dish perfectly combines ingredients and spices creating a heavenly dish. You can find the recipe here.

3. Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks

Indian dishes have a surprise element derived from the amazing flavours that can develop as the perfect mix of spices and ingredients combine. This recipe has all the ingredients to achieve a perfect Dinnerplan dish: warmth, deep flavours, highly aromatic and amazing as a standalone, thereby providing a spectacular result, without the effort. Check out the recipe here.

4. Tandoori Duck Breast with Duck Croquettes, Apricots and Pak Choi

If the name of this dish does not make you drool and crave this dish, then maybe knowing that it is a fusion of Italian and Indian cuisines might. Chef Francesco Apreda is an expert in combining Indian spices into contemporary Italian recipes, or like in this case, adding Italian techniques into a popular Indian dish. You can find the recipe here.

5. Naan

We are sure you can relate to us when we say that no Indian dish is complete without the delicious, fluffy, flat Indian bread, so of course we have included it on our list. You can find a great recipe for homemade naan bread here.