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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# 13055
26 Feb 01

 
Pooran Poli/oppittu by savi_ram
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U can make so many varieties of pooran poli, instead of sugar u can add to the above 1 cup of jaggery.

if u have a microwave at home & the poli is cold, u can heat it for 10 seconds & serve hot.

this is a delicious traditional sweet for bogi festival in Tamil nadu.
Recipe# 10861
09 May 02

 
Poppy Seed Payasam by v_anushree
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A payasam recipe with a nice twist. Poppy seeds payasam or kheer is condensed milk cooked with ground poppy seeds or khus khus, sugar and cardamoms. An unique creamy kheer recipe with an irrestible taste.
Recipe# 14565
09 Dec 01

 
Potato (aloo) Tikki by Archanarani
Potato aloo tikki is a popular and delicious tikki recipe which finds place in every heart. Boiled and mashed potatoes or aloo is made into a tikki( patties or cutlet) and roasted or shallow fried. The aloo tikki can be enjoyed plain with chutney or topped with Chole or in a burger. An excellent sn ....
Recipe# 40644
13 Feb 16

 
Potato Bonda Chettinad Style 
by alamelu kannan
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Potato Bonda is a Chettinad traditional recipe.. cooked especially during marriages and celebrations..It is not ordinary bondas which are dipped in a batter of bengal gram or maida. Here the spiced potatoes balls are dipped in a batter made from rice and urad dal and the softness is constantly maint ....
Recipe# 39285
17 Apr 14

 
Potato Fry by Lathiya
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This is a recipe my Mom used to make for my school lunch.This is simple recipe but still very tasty.Even if u make a bowl full it will disappear in minutes.This will go well with sambar rice,curd rice or any variety rice.
Recipe# 11944
09 Jul 01

 
Potato Kabab by sonia_thamman
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Potato kabab is an interestingly different kabab recipe with boiled potatoes, breads and spices kneaded together. This spicy potato mix is then filled with onion-coriander leaves filling and then deep fried after coating with bread crumbs. A crispy fried snack item
Recipe# 15594
28 Feb 04

 
Potato Podimas by Pearlie
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The potato podimas are a savory potato based side dish which is commonly prepared in Southern states of India. The boiled potatoes are mashed and then seasoned aptly.
Recipe# 15451
26 Aug 04

 
Potato Sheera by spoojab
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A farali sheera recipe , the Potato sheera has the grated potatoes cooked in ghee with sugar and saffron strands. The delectabe sweet dish, sheera is best enjoyed on fasting days with chopped nuts as garnish.
Recipe# 14415
09 Sep 01

 
Potato Tikki by bbvedia
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Find an easy recipe with step by step instructions to prepare the best Potato tikkis. These aloo based tikkis are shallow fried and can be enjoyed with spicy Chole or chickpeas or can be even made into chaat with beaten curd and chutneys.
Recipe# 16074
08 Aug 11

 
Potatoe Paneer Vada by shhiv
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Potatoe paneer vada brings a lovely fritter recipe which makes its way into our menu with evening tea. The vadas are deep fried and served with chutney or sauce as breakfast or evening snack.
Recipe# 9138
24 Aug 11

 
Pressure Cooked Chum Chum 
by prakriti_iyengar
No reviews
The chum chums will get a beautiful fawn colour. For the pieces being cooked from the second lot onwards (if any), water is added and the cooking time is reduced so that the chum chums do not get hard and too dark in colour. If you find that your chum chums are breaking, then add a little more sooji ....
Recipe# 11334
05 Jul 11

 
Protein Methi Paratha by rsangit
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This paratha does not need any elaborate side dish. . . Goes very well with raitha or salad or simply plain curds.
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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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