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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# 3599
26 Nov 12

 
Spicy Kachumber by Tarla Dalal
A chatpata salad spiked with cumin and chilli powder. Vitamins A and C are the two important nutrients provided by this spicy kachumber. Serve it chilled with Dhan-Saak Dal, and Brown Rice, to complete a full meal on a lazy afternoon.
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Recipe# 1493
24 May 16

 
Spicy Kofta Curry by Tarla Dalal
A tomato based curry jazzed up with a spicy masala paste becomes home to mouth-watering koftas, in this spicy kofta curry. It goes very well with rice as well as parathas , and transforms even a simple ....
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Recipe# 1556
23 Sep 13

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Spicy Kofta Kadhi ( Kadhi Recipe) 
by Tarla Dalal
Kadhi without curds? if you are surprised, go ahead and try this recipe. This unusual recipe is created with a blend of tamarind water and besan spiced with a freshly-made paste. The koftas are also distinctive as they use a different combination of vegetables such as brinjals and cabbage.
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Recipe# 3399
14 Feb 16

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Spicy Lemon Pickle, Nimbu Ka Achaar Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Lemon pickle is one of the best pickles ever produced. Its hotness and sharpness complements most Indian recipes. This simple recipe is devised for all those who love lemon pickles, but do not have the pat ....
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Recipe# 3403
11 Jun 16

 
Spicy Mango Pickle by Tarla Dalal
This is a very simple recipe, which goes well with most parathas and vegetables . You can make it spicier if you like, by adding some more chilli powder. I have used Rajapuri mango ....
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Recipe# 40156
15 Oct 15

 
Spicy Onion Chutney by Tarla Dalal
You will experience the pure, intense flavour of onions in this Spicy Onion Chutney. The flavour of onions is not masked by any spices in this delicious and easy chutney, which is made with just onions and red chillies sautéed in coconut oil. Make sure you keep a constant eye on the onions whe ....
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Recipe# 338
31 Dec 15

 
Spicy Peanut Sauce by Tarla Dalal
Here is a quick and easy Spicy Peanut Sauce, made with roasted peanuts, which can be used innovatively in the preparation of, or to serve along with Indian and Oriental Starters / Snacks . While chilli powder gives it a spicy twist, the combination ....
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Recipe# 31032
05 Jun 09

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Spicy Potato by Tarla Dalal
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A fiery combination of spices, dominated by the exclusive taste of poppy seeds, cumin seeds and dry coconut, adds a special touch to this dish.
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Recipe# 22300
17 Mar 16

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Spicy Pudina Khakhras by Tarla Dalal
This Gujarati staple is traditionally made and served with a lot of ghee. Here is a healthier version made using just 1 teaspoon of oil. Mint and chillies add flavour to this popular snack. You can use innovative toppings for added taste. Carry them with y ....
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Recipe# 3447
23 Jul 09

 
Spicy Rice Parathas by Tarla Dalal
A great way to use up left-over rice or pulao and create an altogether new recipe. These parathas are very common in Gujarati homes, where the rice left-over from dinner is seasoned further, stuffed into parathas and served for breakfast or lunch the following day. These parathas can be served with ....
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Recipe# 3583
26 Nov 12

 
Spicy Sprouts Pulao by Tarla Dalal
A spicy rice delicacy, which makes a perfect main course on days when you find yourself a bit too busy to cook anything elaborate. All you have to do is temper the brown rice and sprouts with just a spoonful of oil, and let them pressure cook together while you complete other chores. The ....
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Recipe# 1669
15 Oct 15

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Spicy Tava Idlis by Tarla Dalal
Watch your leftover idlis transform into a scrumptious delight as you toss them with crunchy onions, tangy tomatoes and peppy spice powders. The master stroke in this Spicy Tava Idli recipe is the use of pav bhaji masala, a very popular flavour that is loved by young and old alike! Try t ....
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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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