Dive into the vibrant world of Indian cuisine with yogurt as a star ingredient! This Indian yogurt recipes collection unlocks the magic of yogurt, a staple that transforms into both comforting winter warmers and refreshing summer delights. Indulge in rich curries like Bhindi Kadhi or Chickpea Yogurt curry, perfect for cozy nights.
Enjoy vibrant Raita Bowls or a cooling glass of Salted Yogurt Lassi. Explore sweet temptations like Shrikhand Tarts or savory starters like Dahi Vadas. Each recipe is packed with flavor and easy to follow, making them perfect for both seasoned cooks and curious beginners. Get ready to enjoy yogurt in every season!
A yogurt sandwich or hung curd sandwich is a creamy and delicious sandwich bursting with flavors. This simple yet flavorful dish has the creamy texture of yogurt paired with a medley of crisp vegetables and a balanced blend of spices.
Get the recipe: Yogurt Sandwich.
Bhindi Kadhi (Okra in Yogurt Sauce)
Bhindi kadhi is a flavorful and hearty dish that is made with okra, yogurt, and spices. It is a popular Indian dish that is known for its unique flavor and texture. The okra gives the dish a bit of a crunch, while the yogurt makes it creamy and tangy. It's the perfect dish for a cold day or when you're craving something comforting.
Get the recipe: Bhindi Kadhi.
Chana Madra (Chickpea Yogurt Curry)
This chickpea yogurt curry is known for its creamy, slightly tangy yogurt-based gravy that envelopes the tender chickpeas. Madra is an integral part of traditional Himachali cuisine and is also a celebratory dish. It pairs well with steamed rice or roti/chapati.
Get the recipe: Chana Madra.
Kashmiri Dum Aloo (Potato Yogurt Curry)
Baby potatoes simmered in a delicate yogurt-based curry sauce infused with the aromatic blend of fennel, ginger, and whole spices - savor the authentic taste of Kashmiri Dum Aloo with this recipe. Creamy, hearty, and oh-so-delicious!
Get the recipe: Kashmiri Dum Aloo.
Lamb Rezala (Indian Lamb Stew)
Melt-in-your-mouth Lamb Rezala! Creamy yogurt sauce, delicate spices, tender lamb - it is pure comfort in every bite. This unique dish whips up in your Instant Pot in no time - mild spice, big comfort, and zero fuss.
Get the recipe: Lamb Rezala.
Lamb Rogan Josh
Indulge in the rich and authentic flavors of Kashmiri cuisine with this flavorful recipe for lamb Rogan Josh, made in the traditional Kashmiri Pandit style! Unlike typical North Indian curries, Rogan Josh does not use onion or garlic and is mildly spiced. This dish is also incredibly easy to make, and it comes together in just 30 minutes, making it a perfect option for those busy weeknights.
Get the recipe: Lamb Rogan Josh.
Majjige Huli (South Indian Yogurt Curry)
Majjige huli is a traditional Karnataka dish made using yogurt. This tangy, mildly spiced curry has a cilantro-coconut masala and uses vegetables like bottle gourd, ash gourd, okra, etc. Vegetarian and naturally gluten-free.
Get the recipe: Majjige Huli.
Avial (Mixed Vegetable Curry)
Avial is a South Indian vegetable curry known for its simple yet delicious blend of fresh vegetables, coconut, and yogurt. This aviyal recipe brings together the wholesome goodness of various vegetables and pairs perfectly with steamed white rice. Made in the Instant Pot, it is ready in less than 20 minutes.
Get the recipe: Avial.
Samosa chaat is a mouth-watering and popular street food and is well-known for its spicy and tangy flavor. Each bite has a mix of textures, ranging from crunchy to creamy, and flavors that range from tangy to spicy and sweet. Each component can be prepared in advance and stored, making samosa chaat an excellent choice for Diwali celebrations and other gatherings.
Get the recipe: Samosa Chaat.
Gujarati Kadhi (Yogurt Curry)
Gujarati kadhi is a tangy, turmeric-tinged dish that is sure to warm your heart and tantalize your taste buds. It's made with yogurt, gram flour, and spices, and it's the perfect dish for a cold day or when you're craving something comforting. Simple, flavorful, and a nod to homely goodness.
Get the recipe: Gujarati Kadhi.
South Indian Dahi Vada (Lentil Dumplings in Yogurt)
Indulge in the goodness of dahi vada! Soft lentil dumplings, soaked in creamy yogurt and adorned with flavorful toppings, are a burst of textures and tastes. Perfect for a festive treat or a comforting snack, these South Indian dahi vadas are a crowd-pleaser.
Get the recipe: South Indian Dahi Vada.
Curd Rice (South Indian Yogurt Rice)
Curd Rice is a taste of nostalgia and the ultimate comfort food for South Indians. Dive into the velvety goodness of yogurt-infused rice seasoned with a gentle blend of spices. It's not just a meal; it's a celebration of simplicity and satisfaction. (Plain yogurt is called curd in Indian English.)
Get the recipe: Curd Rice.
Easy and delicious rava idlis are a great variation of the classic idli. The batter to make these instant suji idlis does not need fermentation and is great for breakfast or lunch boxes.
Get the recipe: Rava Idli.
Curried Potato Salad
Elevate your next meal with a side of Curried Potato Salad! Tender potatoes and spices come together in a creamy yogurt dressing to add a burst of flavor to your plate. Ideal for gatherings or a quick and tasty dinner addition.
Get the recipe: Curried Potato Salad.
Vegetable Millet Soup
This hearty and flavorful soup is a perfect way to warm up on a cold day. It's made with millet, a nutritious and gluten-free grain, as well as a variety of vegetables and spices. Simple ingredients, big flavors, and perfect for an oh-so-comforting nutritious meal!
Get the recipe: Millet Soup.
Homemade Naan Bread
Experience the joy of creating naan bread with ease! No kneading is required, and the dough is proofed to perfection in the Instant Pot. Enjoy warm, fluffy naan in no time. With a perfectly fluffy and chewy texture, this naan bread can be the star of your next Indian feast.
Get the recipe: Naan Bread.
Raita is a yogurt-based side dish very popular in India. Vegetable raita has a burst of flavors - a slight tang from yogurt that is balanced with a mild sweetness from the vegetables, freshness from herbs, and slight heat from chili powder. This simple classic dish is fuss-free, oil-free, and a great way to enjoy raw vegetables.
Get the recipe: Vegetable Raita.
Sun-Dried Curd Chilli
Curd chilli is a popular South Indian condiment similar to papadams. Curd chillies don't pertain to a specific type of chili pepper but rather involve a process of marinating, curing, and sun-drying them for preservation.
Get the recipe: Curd Chilli.
Get the recipe: Shrikhand Tarts.
South Indian Buttermilk
Neer Mor is a refreshing South Indian drink perfect for beating the heat during the summer months. Also known as majjige or sambaram, this drink is free from sugar. The best part is that neer mor is quick and easy to make, taking less than 5 minutes to prepare. Serve chilled and enjoy the refreshing taste of this South Indian buttermilk on a hot summer day.
Get the recipe: South Indian Buttermilk.
Salted lassi is the perfect refreshing drink when you don't want something sugary. This cool and tangy yogurt drink is a perfect balance of flavors and a great option when you don't want to drink something sweet.
Get the recipe: Salted Lassi.
Indulge in the creamy and refreshing taste of sweet lassi! Made with yogurt, sugar, and a touch of aromatic flavors, it's the perfect drink to satisfy your cravings.
Get the recipe: Sweet Lassi.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a glass of rich and creamy mango lassi! Prepared using homemade yogurt made in the Instant Pot, this refreshing drink is bursting with tropical flavors and a hint of aromatic cardamom.
Get the recipe: Mango lassi.
Get the recipe: Blackberry Lassi.
Watermelon Lassi Cocktail
Who Says Watermelon is for Summer? Shake up the winter with a tantalizing Watermelon Lassi cocktail! It's a refreshing, tropical paradise in every sip, no matter the weather outside. So ditch the calendar and raise a glass to summer vibes any time of year!
Get the recipe: Watermelon Lassi Cocktail.