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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# 14652
24 Jan 02

Pulikaichal by shubaraj
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Pulikaichal is basically tamarind paste recipe which forms the base for the South Indian delicacies like tamarind rice and tamarind chutneys.
Recipe# 12742
05 Jul 11

Pulse Paratha by sanskruti18
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A lentil stuffed protein rich paratha recipe, pulse paratha is a healthy and simple paratha recipe. The cooked and mashed pulses are stuffed into the wheat rotis which are then shallow fried till crispy golden.
Recipe# 10617
20 Jun 03

Punjabi Alu by jolu
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Punjabi alu is a potato recipe cooked in a rich masaledaar creamy gravy. Taste the magic of Punjabi cuisine inspired alu recipe and enjoy the rich taste of boiled potatoes simmered in a tomato onion based gravy taste. Find many delicious aalu recipe, shahi recipes at
Recipe# 10421
16 Aug 11

Punjabi Baingan Da Bhurtha 
by chandapappa
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Baingan da bhurtha or roasted eggplant(brinjals) recipe is a punjabi vegetable preparation. The roasted aubergines are cooked with onion-tomato and ginger- garlic paste and best served with roti or naans.
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Recipe# 11582
23 Jan 01

Punjabi Chole by vinodsharma
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Punjabi chole is a North Indian Punjabi style chickpea preparation with choicest spices and ingredients. The kabuli chana or chole are boiled along with tea leaves tied in a muslin cloth and then cooked in a delicious onion-tomato and ginger-garlic paste based spicy gravy. Serve Punjabi chole with o ....
Recipe# 9374
26 Aug 06

Punjabi Mathia by cheni
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Punjabi mathia is a savoury wheat flour based Punjabi specialty snack item which is must during festivals like Diwali and Holi. The wheat flour is mixed with besan(gram flour) along with spices like red chilli powder, slat and garam masala. The dough is rolled like small flat breads and then fried s ....
Recipe# 12711
19 Jul 01

Puran Poli by avksagar
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Puran poli is a sweet delicacy prepared on many festive occasions in Maharashtra. Sprouts puranpoli is a nice variation of the traditional puranpoli recipe and includes mashed sprouts as filling. Its one of the favorite Indian sweet dishes and relished everywhere.
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 on 06 Jun 16 11:51 AM

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