Recipes from Chetna’s 30-Minute Indian

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Chetna Makan’s bestselling cookbooks combine her creative flavor twists with a love of simple Indian home cooking. Taking inspiration from the eclectic tastes of Indian cuisine, these tempting recipes can all be on the table and ready to eat in less than 30 minutes.

A cast iron pan filled with chicken curry on a trivet, on a purple background with a linen napkin.

Malvani-Style Chicken Curry

Simple enough to be a weeknight curry. With loads of spices, coconut, and chicken, you can make this delish dish anytime you crave a little heat.

A bowl of bright green cilantro chutney on a blood wooden table with a flower napkin and cilantro leaves.

Cilantro Peanut Chutney

A bright and herby chutney, that’s packed with garlic and lime. And it has peanuts, an unexpected ingredient that adds just a little touch of umami that won’t go unnoticed.

Three cheese and chile naan bread, drizzled with butter, in a metal dish on a wooden table, beside pieces of naan.

Naan Bread with Cheese and Chiles

Naan bread is good. Really, really good. And then GBBO’s Chetna Makan takes it up a notch with cheese and chiles, making us rethink everything we knew about flavor.