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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# 37193
29 Aug 12

Aaloo Kofta by Arati Guha
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This aaloo kofta filled with butter, raisins and cashewnut is a delicious recipe for every occasion. It can be served with paratha or steamed rice.
Recipe# 13300
16 Jun 11

Aaloo Tamatar Subzi by ayeshatalat
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This subzi is a fried potato cooked in a spicy and tangy tomato gravy. Serve this simple and yet so tasty vegetable recipe with the rotis.
Recipe# 8793
11 Aug 11

Aalu Dum by nehanilesh
This subzi will taste good depending on adding the masala`s. Good to serve when it is hot. Do not add the fried potatoes until its not time to eat otherwise it will soak all the water from the gravy.
Recipe# 9248
11 Aug 11

Aam Pyaj Aur Lauki ki Sabzi 
by vandana_vora
No reviews
It is very good in summer. There is dry vegetable so we can use in tiffin also. It also use as snacks.
Recipe# 12601
11 Aug 11

Aamabtvaran by madhuri_a1
Aamabtvaran is a maharashtrian way of cooking varan or lentils. The tuar dal is cooked, mashed and then simmered in tamarind water. Serve the sour and spicy ambatvaran tempered with mustard seeds, curry leaves and green chillies.
Recipe# 14889
11 Aug 11

Ada by kundhu
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Ada (dosas) is a traditional dosa recipe prepared from a batter comprising of rice flour. The adai is spread on a non stick pan with hot oil and then enjoyed crispy hot with coconut chutney as snack or breakfast.
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 on 06 Jun 16 11:51 AM

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