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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# 33535
21 Oct 12

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Shahi Pulao with Nawabi Curry ( Popular Restaurant Recipes ) by Tarla Dalal
A memorable rice preparation with layers of rich nawabi gravy, and enriched with saffron and dry fruits. It has a slightly sweet flavour because of the fruits that have been used.
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Recipe# 22430
26 Nov 07

 
Shahi Soya Subzi by Tarla Dalal
Even the humble soya chunks become royal when floated atop a rich "Shahi" white gravy. Drain out the water and also the foam that forms on top of the onions and cashew mix when cooking as the flavour will be spoilt if you keep the foam on.
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Recipe# 37762
23 Nov 14

 
Shahi Tukda by Tarla Dalal
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Shahi tukda is one of the most popular indian desserts. True to its name it is a ‘shahi’ delight! pieces of bread are dipped in delicious saffron flavoured sugar syrup and topped with rich and creamy rabdi. Though rabdi is usually made by thickening milk over the stove for hours we have provided a s ....
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Recipe# 36353
17 Jul 12

 
Shahi Tukra ( Punjabi Khana) 
by Tarla Dalal
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Shahi tukda is a rich dessert and it lives up to its name. Pieces of bread that have been deep fried till golden brown and crisp are topped with the very popular rabdi and garnished with loads of dry fruits and some varq.
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Recipe# 37763
23 Nov 14

 
Shahjahani Dal by Tarla Dalal
This dal is named after the mughal emperor shahjahan. A truly magnificent creation, this dal is made with kabuli peas that have been boiled and pureed. Enjoy this dal with any pulao or parathas in true mughal style!
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Recipe# 30970
23 Nov 14

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Shahjahani Khichdi by Tarla Dalal
The mughals were known to name certain dishes after themselves to signify where they were invented. A brilliant khichdi made from rice and moong, this preparation is flavoured with whole garam masalas. Freshly grated coconut and cashewnuts are used to add volume and flavoring to the khichdi. Enjoy i ....
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Recipe# 33297
01 Feb 16

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Shakarkand Ka Halwa, Faraal Sweet Potato Halwa Recipe by Tarla Dalal
An irresistibly sweet dish made from a sweet ingredient! Try this unique halwa made using sweet potatoes, flavoured with cardamom powder and saffron, and enriched with nuts to keep your energy levels high. Make sure you sauté the sweet potatoes for the recommended time, so that the raw smell g ....
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Recipe# 3864
19 Apr 15

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Shakarpara by Tarla Dalal
A traditional tea-time snack often made during festive occasions, Shakarpara is – much to the joy of amateurs – also very easy to make! While there are several ways of making this mildly-sweet snack, this recipe is one of the easiest to follow.Remember to fry them over a slow flame so that the ....
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Recipe# 22802
08 Dec 16

 
Shalgam ki Subzi by Tarla Dalal
Shalgam or turnip, a member of the radish family that tastes much milder, is a winter vegetable that is strongly associated with Punjabi cuisine. In fact, no other cuisine makes such extensive use of the vegetable. Turnips cook easily, and ....
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Recipe# 30977
18 Jan 17

 
Sheer Khurma Or Hyderabadi Sheer Korma by Tarla Dalal
Sheer korma is a traditional preparation made on the festival of Eid . Every household has it's own recipe of this rich preparation. Here is an authentic version of this delicacy that is loaded with dry ....
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Recipe# 30964
23 Nov 14

 
Sheermal by Tarla Dalal
Sheermal is a mildly-sweet, saffron-flavoured naan popular in the Indo-Pak sub-continent. While this Moghul delight is traditionally prepared in a tandoor, it can also be comfortably prepared in a Tava in the convenience of your own kitchen. Using warm mi ....
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Recipe# 4376
05 Mar 16

 
Shengdane Ani Vatane Chi Bhaji, Maharashtrian Peanut Green Pea Subzi by Tarla Dalal
A rare combo, peanuts and green peas come together in this tongue-tickling subzi that is sure to steal your heart. The crushed peanuts and boiled green peas are flavoured with a traditional tempering and a paste of coconut and spices, which imparts not only a rich flavour but also a luscious texture ....
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Recipe# 40178
28 Sep 15

 
Shepu Chi Bhaji by Tarla Dalal
A tantalisingly flavourful bhaji prepared with aromatic dill leaves, the Shepu chi Bhaji is an all-time favourite Maharashtrian accompaniment. You are sure to enjoy the herby flavour of dill, which is enhanced further by the addition of onions, and balanced ....
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Recipe# 5683
14 Aug 14

 
Shepu Sweet Idlis by Tarla Dalal
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All time favourite with a sprinkling of iron strength! Dill, besides making this recipe colourful and interesting also loads it up with iron.
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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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