Love Indian food but wondering what you can have that is safe for celiac disease that you can make in your own kitchen? Look no further than this guide to all the best Gluten Free Indian recipes that are great for those with a gluten intolerance, gluten sensitivity, or a true gluten allergy.
If you're new to following a gluten-free diet, it may feel intimidating trying to find out what is safe to eat now that you have to follow more strict dietary guidance. However, it doesn't have to be complicated, when you find amazing gluten free recipes and start to learn more about all of your safe gluten free options, you'll be ready to tackle meal time with ease.
Indian cuisine is a great way to start when looking for gluten-free options. There are so many delicious Indian dishes that can easily be made gluten-free and they're just as flavorful and enjoyable without the gluten. From curries, to samosa and all kinds of other amazing dishes, you'll quickly find just how much variety there is to explore and dazzle your taste buds with.
What Indian Food is Gluten Free?
Great question! Guess, what?!? Most Indian food is naturally gluten free. Below, in this post we will be sharing a few of our favorite Indian cuisine dishes that are all made with gluten-free food in mind!
You won't be bored with all of these Gluten Free Indian Meals, so much flavor in so many delicious dishes. Some of the most common Indian foods are made with naturally gluten free ingredients, like basmati rice, vegetables, any type of protein or meat, and many indian recipes use some sort of legumes, beans, or lentils. All of which are naturally gluten free!
If you're new to Indian cuisine or it's your first time making Indian gluten-free recipes, these are some of the easiest and most delicious ones to try!
What are common ingredients in many Indian meals?
Some fo the most commonly used spices in Indian cuisine are:
- Chili powder
Other ingredients like tamarind paste or coconut milk can add a unique flavor to your dishes and are widely used. Other common ingredients in Indian food are:
- Green Beans
- Lentils and chickpeas are also very popular in Indian cooking, as are a wide variety of seasonal vegetables.
Now that you know some of the ingredients used in Indian cooking, here are some gluten-free recipes to get started with!
Let's get into 18 of the best Indian recipes you can make!
Gluten Free Indian Recipes
Tofu Tikka Masala
In this Tofu Tikka Masala, tofu chunks get marinated in a homemade spice blend and creamy yogurt, then broiled until charred and coated in a rich tomato-onion gravy. It's a plant-based spin on chicken tikka masala and one of the most delicious Indian dishes you'll ever taste!
Dairy Free Lamb Tikka Masala - GF/DF, Top 8 Free
This dairy and gluten free Lamb Tikka Masala is a warming and comforting easy to make family meal. This Indian inspired recipe is gluten, dairy, and also top 8 allergens free.
Aloo Gobi / Potato Cauliflower Curry
Aloo gobi is an easy vegan curry made with potatoes and cauliflower as the main ingredients. This Punjabi curry is easy to make, hearty, and packed with flavors. Made with simple ingredients, this comforting dish is perfect for a weekday meal.
Authentic Chicken Korma Recipe
Juicy chicken pieces in an unforgettably rich, mild, fragrant gravy – this authentic chicken korma is one of the BEST recipes you can try at home.
Crispy Chicken Pakora
These deep-fried nuggets of chicken made with besan (chickpea flour) are packed with spices that deliver a punch of flavors that takes fried chicken to another level!
30-Minute Indian Butter Chicken Recipe | Instant Pot Butter Chicken
Make restaurant-quality Indian butter chicken at home in under 30 minutes! Not only is quick, easy, and delicious, but it is also low carb.
Crispy Onion Bhaji (Easy Recipe)
Tasty onion bhajis that’s golden, crispy and completely gluten-free. This recipe is full of flavour and ready in only 30 minutes.
Easy Gluten Free No Yeast Naan Bread
A tasty homemade curry deserves fluffy naan bread alongside, so you can mop up the tasty curry sauce. Instead of a gluten free naan from the grocery store, you can make your own
Gluten Free Vegan Samosas in Rice Paper
A rice paper samosa is every bit as delicious as a pastry-wrapped one. The potatoes, peas and onion inside are flavoured with garam masala and curry powder.
Easy Weeknight Chicken Biryani
So much flavor but so little work required for this easy weeknight chicken biryani! I love this recipe because I feel so good sitting down to this homemade biryani but also relieved that it really is easy to make!
Air Fryer Tandoori Chicken Kebabs
These Tandoori Chicken Kebabs made in the air fryer are so flavorful and easy to make. You will love how the outside gets all crispy and caramelized and the inside of the kebabs is nice and tender thanks to the Greek yogurt marinade.
(Can be made dairy free with coconut milk yogurt in the marinade).
Air Fryer Gobi Manchurian
Gobi Manchurian is every vegan Indo-Chinese food lover’s favorite winter meal.
However, the air fryer version of this recipe is entirely something else.
Garam Masala Curry Recipe with Chickpeas
You'll love this Garam Masala Curry Recipe because it's rich, saucy, and infused with fragrant Indian spices. It's a healthy 1-pot dinner that is easy to make and great for meal prep.
Instant Pot Rajma
Make Instant Pot Rajma to serve yourself a great flavorsome yet healthy meal for your dinner tonight! Vegan, Gluten-Free, and the comforting meal to give a worthy try for your next meal!
Red Lentil Dal Recipe (Indian Masoor Dal)
Masoor Dal is a fragrant and flavorful Indian spiced lentil curry made with red lentils, dried red chilis, onion, garlic, and cumin seeds. Enjoy a bowl of this naturally vegan and gluten-free spicy masoor dal recipe as a simple side or healthy main dish.
Chicken Tikka Masala
This is the best Chicken Tikka Masala recipe you will ever make! Filled with tender, marinated chicken pieces swimming in a rich and creamy curry sauce made from fragrant spices, tomato sauce, onions, garlic, ginger, cream, and butter, this recipe is so easy to make at home and just as amazing as your favorite Indian restaurant.
Easy Vegan Chana Masala
Easy and simple chana masala recipe that is gluten free, vegan, and top 14 allergy friendly! A healthy meal that is ready in under an hour.
Keto Chicken Tikka Masala
With rich spices, a creamy sauce, and oodles of flavor, this gluten-free Chicken Tikka Masala is just about as good can get!
Easy Dairy-Free Indian Butter Chicken (Gluten-Free, Paleo)
Quick, easy, and healthy! This lighten-up Dairy-Free Indian Butter Chicken is gluten-free, paleo, and top 8 allergy-free! A delicious dinner recipe starting with a simple coconut yogurt marinade, then cooked right in a single skillet with a creamy tomato-based sauce!
After running through this list of various Gluten Free Indian recipes, I'm sure you're excited to see all the different options you can enjoy at home. Middle eastern food uses so many spices, different protein sources, and fantastic options for vegetables and starches that you'll never run out of ideas to make when trying these different recipes. What are you most excited to try first? Share with us in the comments below!
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