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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# 2425
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Ganthias, Gujarati Gathiya Recipe 
by Tarla Dalal
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Tea-time becomes more than perfect when it features ganthias and jalebis . Ganthia is a crunchy and savoury snack that has been loved by generations of Gujaratis. It has gained its share of fame in other parts of India and the rest of the worl ....
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Recipe# 40726
Yesterday

 
Methi Thepla, Thepla Recipe Without Curds for Traveller by Tarla Dalal
Nothing like theplas to carry along on a journey. Not only are they very tasty with the superb flavour and aroma of methi, they are also satiating and convenient. To make these theplas we have used a whole wheat flour dough with a large assortment of taste-giving ingredients ranging from green c ....
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Recipe# 40707
Yesterday

 
Bhindi Raita by Tarla Dalal
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Many people are afraid of using ladies finger in a raita as they think it will get gooey. But, you will pleasantly surprised to see that it is a best-fit for raitas... you just need to know the right way of including it. Deep-fried ladies finger, when added to curds and seasoned with spice powde ....
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Recipe# 1992
24 May 17

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Makhane ki Kheer ( Indian Cooking) 
by Tarla Dalal
Makhane, with their interesting puffed appearance are a favourite with everybody, right from children to adults. While savoury snacks using Makhane are a hot favourite, these lotus seeds also lend themselves beautifully to sweet dishes, such as this Makhane ki Kheer. Here, roasted and powdered ....
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Recipe# 32882
23 May 17

 
Drumstick Pickle, South Indian Pickle by Tarla Dalal
A very different and unusual pickle from the kitchens of South India, the Drumstick Pickle is perfectly spiced and 100% sure to tickle your taste buds. Sautéed drumstick pieces are allowed to marinate in a tangy and spicy base that includes tamarind pulp, asafoetida and a freshly-ground masala p ....
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Recipe# 22366
22 May 17

 
Avial, South Indian Curry 
by Tarla Dalal
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This mouth-watering South Indian curry is nothing short of a delicacy with its unusual combination of veggies, flavoured aesthetically with a mildly-spiced coconut paste. Do not chop the veggies too finely when making Avial, because the veggies should re ....
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Recipe# 41779
20 May 17

 
Tava Chana Dal Vadas by Tarla Dalal
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Chana Dal Vada, with its crunchy texture and satiating homely flavour is an all-time favourite South Indian snack, commonly served as a starter at parties. W ....
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Recipe# 41764
18 May 17

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Hara Bhara Kebab in Green Gravy 
by Tarla Dalal
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Here's how you can welcome your favourite starter into the main course! Hara Bhara Kebab, the ever-popular starter made of chana dal, paneer and green-hued ingredients like spinach and green peas, is drowned in a tongue-tickling green gravy and served as ....
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Recipe# 41773
17 May 17

 
Stuffed Bhindi Sambhariya 
by Tarla Dalal
For a taste of authentic Gujarati cuisine, have a go at the Stuffed Bhindi Sambhariya. Ladies finger, cooked with a stuffing of roasted besan and spice powders, the Stuffed Bhindi Sambhariya has a very different taste, which leaves a lingering warmth on your pal ....
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Recipe# 41772
17 May 17

 
Bread Aloo Chaat, Bengali Street Food by Tarla Dalal
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A delicacy from the streets of Calcutta, the Bread Aloo Chaat is a chatpata treat with a blast of flavours and multiple textures.A layer of sliced bread is topped with a flavourful potato mixture, and served with a garnish of peanuts, coconut and sev. While the chutneys and spice powders give th ....
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Recipe# 22360
15 May 17

 
Minty Green Peas and Cabbage Paratha by Tarla Dalal
Staying fit is mainly about understanding your body and eating foods that suit it. Consuming the right ingredients can be quite exciting if you add them to tasty foods. Mint, for example, is a great acidity reliever. Fresh mint juice had early in the morning can do wonders, but you can also cons ....
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Recipe# 40481
13 May 17

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How To Make A Perfect Dosa Batter 
by Tarla Dalal
Perfect dosas are a matter of pride, and this requires the perfect dosa batter! Two things are important when making the batter. One is the proportion of rice to urad and the other is the consistency of the batter. In this procedure, we use a combination of raw rice and par-boiled rice to get cr ....
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Recipe# 22348
11 May 17

 
Buckwheat Dhokla, Kutto na Dhokla 
by Tarla Dalal
Lots of nutrition comes to you in the form of this stomach-friendly dhokla. The batter is easy to make – just measure the buckwheat, mix it with curds and let the batter soak for 2 hours. The non-fermented batter also makes this Buckwheat Dhokla a good option for those suffering from acidity. Ju ....
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 on 07 Apr 15 02:56 PM


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