A 7-Day Indian Dinners Meal Plan

Updated: Feb. 13, 2024

Get ready for lots of chicken! These Indian-inspired dinners are better than takeout. Whether you are used to Indian flavors or are new to this cuisine, these dinners are sure to satisfy a hungry belly.

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Sunday: Chicken Tikka Masala

This Indian-style chicken tikka masala recipe has flavors that keep me coming back for more—a simple dish spiced with garam masala, cumin and gingerroot that’s simply amazing. —Jaclyn Bell, Logan, Utah

If you loved this, then you need to give these other Indian recipes a try.

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Monday: Slow-Cooker Coconut Curry Chicken

My husband and I love this slow-cooker coconut curry chicken! It’s a breeze to prepare and it tastes just like a meal you’d have at your favorite Indian or Thai restaurant. —Andi Kauffman, Beavercreek, Oregon

(For a classic Indian meal, serve kheer (Indian rice pudding) for dessert. Here’s how to make kheer.)

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Tuesday: Chicken Korma

Spicy and satisfying, try this chicken korma recipe that is the perfect weeknight meal for the whole family. —Jemima Madhavan, Lincoln, Nebraska
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Wednesday: Vegetable Samosas

My family enjoys the wonderful Indian flavors in a traditional samosa. Baked instead of fried, this version has fewer calories but keeps all the classic tastes and textures we love. —Amy Siegel, Clifton, New Jersey

Pull your air fryer out to make one of these air-fryer Indian recipes.

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Thursday: Sheet-Pan Tandoori Chicken

This tandoori chicken recipe is easy for weeknights since it bakes in one pan, but it is also special enough for guests. The best part? There isn’t much to clean up when dinner is over! —Anwar Khan, Iriving, Texas
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Friday: Chickpea & Potato Curry

I make chana masala, the classic Indian chickpea curry, in my slow cooker. First browning the onion, ginger and garlic really makes the sauce amazing. —Anjana Devasahayam, San Antonio, Texas
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Saturday: Red Lentil Dal

This masoor dal, or red lentil dal, is aromatic and simple to make at home. It’s a flavorful weeknight meal, paired with basmati rice, quinoa, roti or naan.

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Find more 7-day meal plans or try one of these Indian recipes for dinner tonight.