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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# 33269
16 May 16

 
Khaman Dhokla ( Non- Fried Snacks ) by Tarla Dalal
Khaman dhokla, a famous snack sold in every street of Gujarat, it is no longer restricted to that region -- it is readily available in every part of the country. People love these yummy dhoklas as a breakfast, snack or as a farsan (savoury accompaniment) in the lunch or dinner menu. We made it ....
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Recipe# 41445
31 Jan 17

 
Tamatar ka Kut, Hyderabadi Tomato Curry Recipe by Tarla Dalal
One of the most popular delicacies in the Telangana region, Tamatar ka Kut is a rich and spicy curry of tomatoes, flavoured with a powder of roasted sesame, groundnut and coconut. The ‘kut’ in the recipe name refers to this dry-roasted and powdered spice mix. This eggless version of Tamatar ka K ....
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Recipe# 2758
05 Jun 13

 
Paneer in Quick White Gravy ( Paneer Cookbook) by Tarla Dalal
Easy and quick, this recipe will turn out to be a real surprise for those who have always drowned paneer in tangy tomato based gravies. Here, cream and milk are combined with a rich onion-cashew paste and perked up with spice powders to get a pleasantly-flavoured gravy that is perfect for paneer. Ho ....
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Recipe# 536
30 Oct 15

 
Stuffed Moong Dal and Potato Rolls 
by Tarla Dalal
Chila is a sumptuous pancake made with flours or lentils. There are quick and elaborate versions, light and heavy ones, which can be served for Breakfast or even brunch. In this creation, wholesome moong dal chilas are stuffed with a perfectly spiced pot ....
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Recipe# 22442
21 Jul 16

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Poha Phirni by Tarla Dalal
Poha Phirni, poha is a rich source of iron as the rice is beaten in an iron mortar-pestle. Besides adding a colourful touch to this unusual phirni, fruits like apples and bananas also provide vitamins, minerals and fibre.
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Recipe# 37212
07 Dec 15

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Misal Pav Or How To Make Misal Pav 
by Tarla Dalal
One of the most famous of Maharashtrian recipes, Misal is a scrumptious cocktail of savouries and sprouts! Wholesome and tasty sprouts are cooked with tangy tomatoes and pungent onions, not to forget the spice powders and the special coconut-onion based mis ....
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Recipe# 32893
15 Jun 16

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Curd Rice, South Indian Curd Rice Recipe by Tarla Dalal
In South India, the Kheer and mithai are served at the start of a meal. It is the Curd Rice that comes at the end, as a flavourful and soothing finish to a traditional spread. At the same time, it is also a comforting one-d ....
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Recipe# 33443
20 Aug 13

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Sabudana Vada ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes ) by Tarla Dalal
Sabudana vada, traditionally an ingredient used during fasts, sabudana is a favourite amongst maharashtrians. It lends itself to such lovely recipes, such as these vadas! the crunchy peanuts that punctuate every bite are something i look forward to in the vada!
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Recipe# 579
02 Aug 16

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Fada Ni Khichdi ( Gujarati Recipe) 
by Tarla Dalal
Fada ni khichdi is a wholesome one dish meal that can be served for breakfast, lunch, or any time of the day for that matter. Made with nutritious broken wheat and yellow moong dal simmered with vegetables and spices, this dish is quite wholesome and does not even require any grand accompanime ....
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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# 22309
07 Jul 12

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Cabbage and Dal Parathas 
by Tarla Dalal
A great combination of cereals, pulses and vegetables, this balanced dish can be made more nutritious by replacing half the wheat flour with soya flour or nachni flour.
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Recipe# 8626
16 Dec 08

 
Mexican Vegetable Faheeta 
by Tarla Dalal
Flour tortillas jam-packed with the goodness of vegetables, and topped with molten cheese and green salsa..... undoubtedly a culinary treat!
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Recipe# 4346
16 May 13

 
Aloo Aur Kaddu ki Subzi 
by Tarla Dalal
Soft potatoes and fibrous red pumpkin cooked with an aromatic tempering of assorted seeds and spices, a couple of traditional spice powders, a dash of curds and tomatoes, the Aloo aur Kaddu ki Subzi is a choice you will not regret, whether for a homely meal or a friendly gathering. It burgeons with ....
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Recipe# 2005
16 May 11

 
Rasgulla ( Mithai) by Tarla Dalal
The famous Bengali sweet with its history of more than a century has crossed the boundaries of culture, caste and creed. It is relished almost everywhere in India and has been popularised abroad as well. Making rasgulla is an art and comes with practice.
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 on 07 Apr 15 02:56 PM


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