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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# 2810
26 Nov 13

 
Chole Bhature by Tarla Dalal
My earliest memories of Chole Bhature is of the one I ate at a popular eatery in Mumbai Known as "Cream Centre". On enquiring, I was told that the chick peas and spices were simmered together for hours resulting in a dish that a large number of Mumbaites relish even today! My version of chole is ....
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Recipe# 38985
26 Nov 13

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Herbed Paneer Paratha by Tarla Dalal
A really nutritious combination of iron-rich fresh greens and paneer, which is packed with calcium, vitamin b2 and protein. Serve with fresh curds for a wholesome and filling breakfast.
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Recipe# 30927
17 Jul 12

 
Lahsun ka Achaar, Punjabi Lehsun Achar Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Here is a peppy garlic pickle that is sure to shake awake your taste buds! In this Lehsun ka Achaar, the garlic cloves are flavoured with chilli powder and a special masala, made of four aromatic seeds and asafoetida. This masala must be ground coarsely, in order to get the correct mouth-feel. ....
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Recipe# 276
24 Apr 17

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Paneer Makhanwala by Tarla Dalal
Though just a tablespoon, the butter gets a status equal to the paneer in this recipe as you can guess from the name of Paneer Makhanwala. This is because frying the spice powders and tomato-onion puree in butter gives this dish its unique, intensely rich flavour. At each stage, make sure you sa ....
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Recipe# 2860
26 Nov 13

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Dry Garlic Chutney by Tarla Dalal
A powerful combination of pungent garlic and nutty dried coconut, perked up with a generous dose of chilli powder, the Dry Garlic Chutney is a flavourful albeit strong value-add to many snacks and chaats, especially Vada Pav. For a change, you could try sprinkling some on an open sandwich too!
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Recipe# 40433
22 Jan 16

 
Sweet Punjabi Lassi, Dahi Ki Lassi 
by Tarla Dalal
The secret to making perfect Lassi lies in the curds. If the curds are loosely set or sour, you will just not get it right. So, the first step is to put the curds into the refrigerator as soon as it sets, so that after some time it will be thick and luscious, with a fresh flavour that is just perfec ....
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Recipe# 35933
02 Dec 15

 
Kobi Batata Nu Shaak ( Cabbage and Potato Vegetable) by Tarla Dalal
An off-beat combination of shredded cabbage and cubed potatoes makes a wonderful dry subzi, with the peppy flavour of green chillies and coriander powder, aptly supported by an aromatic tempering of mustard and cumin seeds. This delicious Kobi Batata nu Shaak (Cabbage and Potato Vegetable) goe ....
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Recipe# 3429
28 Apr 17

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Quick Mango Chunda, Aam ka Chunda, Gujarati Raw Mango Sweet Pickle by Tarla Dalal
Mango chunda is a preserve that is common to all Gujarati households. The traditional preparation of chunda is time consuming, the heat of sun being used to dissolve the sugar till the pickle reaches a clear syrupy consistency and the mango shreds are translucen ....
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Recipe# 37300
05 Jan 16

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Aloo Paratha, Punjabi Aloo Paratha Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Aloo Paratha is a dish wish a universal appeal! While north Indians like to have it any time of the day, for breakfast, lunch or dinner, South Indians too have borrowed this dish from the north and incorporated it into their supper and dinner menus. What makes these whole wheat parathas so app ....
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Recipe# 30883
04 Aug 16

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Masala Bharwan Karela by Tarla Dalal
Masala Bharwan Karela is a Punjabi delicacy that will make even kids fall in love with karela. Here, the karela is first cleaned, slit, coated with salt and allowed to marinate, to eliminate some of the bitterness and to tenderise the vegetable ....
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Recipe# 37298
24 Jun 15

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Lahsuni Palak Chawal Or How To Make Garlic Spinach Rice Recipe by Tarla Dalal
A perfect rice delicacy to enjoy the authentic flavours of Northern India, the Lehsuni Palak Chawal is sure to steal your hearts with its pleasant green colour and vibrant flavour. Although this garlicky spinach rice is prepared with minimal ingredients, it has a lingering flavour and strong, spicy ....
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Recipe# 1455
23 Sep 13

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Tomato Shorba ( Desi Khana) 
by Tarla Dalal
Tomato shorba is a tangy soup made from tomatoes and coconut milk, mildly spiced with cumin seeds and green chillies. The addition of jaggery imparts a slight sweetness and reduces the sourness of tomatoes, making the soup all the more pleasing to the palate.
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Recipe# 22779
24 Apr 17

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Achaari Dahi Bhindi by Tarla Dalal
A double-tangy subzi with the combined sourness of curds and tomatoes, perked up with a wide assortment of seeds and spice powders, which give it a super peppy flavour and aroma too. The ladies finger is sliced and shallow-fried before preparing the gravy, so that it has a nice texture and does ....
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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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