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Indian cuisine is a vast and varied one. It is reflective of the myriad cultures and traditions that make up this vibrant country of ours. Every region has its own way of cooking and serving food, as well as customs and practices concerning food. The food of each region is greatly influenced by not just the local availability of vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices, but also by the historic and cultural background of that community. Indians are so fond of their traditional food that they take along the knowledge and practices even when they go abroad.

With the advent of cookbooks and online portals, recipes do get passed on from region to region, but still you can find distinct differences in the way the food tastes, because of the availability of ingredients and common cooking practices in each region. Pav Bhaji made in South India, for example, is quite different from how it tastes in then North; and likewise Idli and Sada Dosa made by North Indians might be quite different from how the South Indians make it!

India’s cuisine is categorized mainly based on the region – Punjabi, Gujarati, Rajasthani, Maharashtrian, South Indian, Bengali, Hyderabadi, and so on. Some cuisines rely on extensive use of spices like cardamom, cumin, mustard and bay leaf to impart flavour to their food, while others get the flavour by tempering with ingredients like mustard and jeera. Depending on the region, the main course might focus on Roti or rice, with accompaniments like Subzis, Dal, Sambhar, etc. Bajra Roti and Green Pea Pulao together with Pyazwali Bhindi and Dum Aloo could make an interesting meal, just as Cabbage Poriyal, Sambhar, Rasam and Rice would too. Indian cuisine is also famous for its mithai, which includes an unending list of delightful recipes like ladoos, halwas, rabdis, jamuns, malai sweets, etc. The deeper one ventures into Indian cuisine, the more they can appreciate the diversity and limitless variety it offers.

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Recipe# 3474
20 Aug 11

 
Shrikhand by Tarla Dalal
This creamy delicacy is made with all the goodness of milk without the fat since we have used hung low fat curds. Use fresh curds for best results. You can also add strawberries or pineapples instead of the saffron and cardamom to make a fruit flavoured shrikhand.
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Recipe# 35789
23 Nov 14

 
Shrikhand ( Gujarati Recipe) 
by Tarla Dalal
Shrikhand is a magical transformation of simple curds into a delicacy, by a simple procedure. It involves no cooking and is a standard feature of sunday meals, festive menus as well as faraal foods! things get even easier as it can be made in advance and stored in the freezer for close to 15 days. U ....
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Recipe# 7548
21 Nov 07

 
Sindhi Kadhi ( Jain Desi Khana) 
by Tarla Dalal
Sindhi kadhi showcases a rare combination of vegetables like corn, cluster beans, drumsticks, ladies finger and bottle gourd in a tamarind-flavoured gravy perked up with a wide range of spices and powders. It is indeed a delightful preparation that is sure to satiate your taste buds and your tummy!
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Recipe# 4383
08 Apr 16

 
Sindhi Koki by Tarla Dalal
The wondrous dishes that each Indian community contributes to our nation’s cuisine is just remarkable! The Sindhi Koki is a fabulous roti prepared with a dough of whole wheat flour perked up with a large array of flavour enhancers like onions and coriander to cumin seeds and pomegranate seeds. ....
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Recipe# 32565
08 Feb 16

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Singhada Sheera, Farali Singhara Halwa, Vrat Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Who can resist a ladleful of sheera, even on a fasting day! Well, why not. Here is a lip-smacking Singhada Sheera that is perfectly acceptable on fasting days as well. Roasting the water chestnut flour sufficiently, till it turns golden in colour, is very essential to bring out a rich aroma an ....
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Recipe# 2041
26 Jul 16

 
Sitafal Phirni, Custard Apple Phirni by Tarla Dalal
The combination of milky and fruity flavours is extremely soothing in this Sitafal Phirni. Milk thickened with rice flour is flavoured with custard apple pulp and refrigerated to enhance the flavour and get the perfect consistency. Serve chilled for a fruitilicious experience, which is much he ....
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Recipe# 8616
16 Dec 08

 
Sizzling Asparagus and Baby Corn 
by Tarla Dalal
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Capture and delight in the aroma that wafts through the air, as the cheese sauce is poured over these sizzling exotic vegetables. A sizzler plate is best for this recipe, but you could even use a regular griddle instead.
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Recipe# 1384
15 Jan 15

 
Sooji Idli / Suji Idli by Tarla Dalal
Feeling like having idlis for breakfast, but have not prepared and fermented the batter? Not to worry! Try this Sooji Idli, which is sure to please you with its soft and fluffy texture and interesting flavour. The addition of curds gives the idlis a slight sourness akin to traditional fermented batt ....
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Recipe# 2785
02 Nov 16

 
Sooji Ka Halwa, Banana Rava Sheera 
by Tarla Dalal
A super tasty dessert ready in minutes, made using the microwave oven, and using everyday ingredients! You will enjoy the strong taste of banana and its creamy texture in this lovely Sooji Ka Halwa. It is important to fry the sooji nicely in ghee before adding the milk, bananas, etc., in order t ....
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Recipe# 1584
19 Jan 16

 
South Indian Stir Fry Rice 
by Tarla Dalal
This tongue-tickling rice treat is prepared with readily-available ingredients, but has an unforgettable flavour and pleasing texture. The key ingredients, which endow this South Indian Stir-Fry Rice with such irresistibility, are sesame seeds and pean ....
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Recipe# 39164
05 Jul 14

 
South Indian Tava Rice by Tarla Dalal
Here is a no-fuss meal with a south indian flavour. You will love the aroma and flavour brought about by the simple tempering and peanut-sesame powder. The peanut-sesame powder is actually such an effective enhancer that the aroma is sure to waft out of the kitchen as you toss the south indian tava ....
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Recipe# 22396
26 Nov 07

 
Soya and Cauliflower Parathas 
by Tarla Dalal
Texture is as important to a dish as flavour itself and that is precisely what makes this dish so exceptional! Soya and cauliflower combine really well in the stuffing as the soaked soya granules and grated cauliflower have similar a texture. Mint and coriander further add their unique flavours, mak ....
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 on 06 Jun 16 11:51 AM



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 on 07 Apr 15 02:56 PM


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