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Last Updated : Oct 03,2018



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Indian Comfort Foods you must have

Comfort foods are basically foods that warm your soul. Even on a gloomy winter’s day, you would feel good after enjoying your comfort food. A comfort food is usually not an elaborate meal, but just one dish that can instantly make you feel better on the worst of days. It could be a rich food, an energy-giving food, a simple and soothing dish, or one that has memories associated with it. For this reason, a comfort food is a very individual or personalized choice. One person’s comfort food might not be another’s!

Moong Dal KhichdiMoong Dal Khichdi

Dishes like Rasam and Khichdi are popular comfort foods because they remind one of mom’s love and care. So, these are the first dishes many people learn to cook when they go abroad to work or study! For others, Kesar Peda might be a comfort food because it connects them with their culture and reminds them of fun and festivities.

Indian Comfort Foods, Indian Soups

Manchow SoupManchow Soup

Soups like the Makai Shorba and Cream Of Tomato Soup are the best and most well-known in the class of comfort foods because they warm your body and soul, and perk you up instantly, even if you are not feeling well or are recuperating from an illness. If you have lost your appetite over something, a bowl of soup is just what you need to find it back!

Indian Comfort Foods, Indian Snacks

Rava DosaRava Dosa

Be it Moong Dal Chilla, Stuffed Moong Dal Chila, Vada Pav, Samosa or Dahi Vadas, everybody has a comfort food that makes them feel happy and secure. We have put together our heads and come up with some such dishes in this section. We hope you find your comfort food in it. Else, you can always pop over to our website or mobile app to find just what you need! Comfort your body and soul with these recipes and share eith us your feedback.

Happy Cooking!

Enjoy our Indian Comfort Foods Recipes and other comfort food recipe articles below.

24 Comfort Food Cakes Ice Creams Recipes
17 Comfort Food Chaat Recipe
18 Comfort Food Mithai Indian Desserts Recipe
21 Comfort Food Pizza & Pastas Recipe
27 Comfort Food Sandwiches Burgers Recipes
29 Comfort Food Snacks Recipes
11 Comfort Food Chila Recipes
24 Comfort Food Rice, Khichdi Recipes
24 Comfort Food Soups


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Rava Dosa, Onion Rava Dosa
Recipe# 169
20 Oct 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Rava dosa is a delectably crispy dosa that can be prepared instantly, without the need for any fermentation. A traditional tempering and quick mix-in of chopped onions, coriander and green chillies add excellent flavour to a batter made of ready flours and semolina. This dosa is indeed a ....
Golpapdi, Gujarati Gol Papdi Recipe
Recipe# 636
16 Jul 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
This wheat flour based sweet is easier to prepare than any of the other traditional Gujarati sweets . Since it does not have too much ghee and is trouble-free to prepare, you can even make it often as an evening ....
Kesar Peda
Recipe# 40033
19 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Kesar Peda has a characteristic opulence about it, with the dominant flavours of saffron and cardamom lacing the intense richness of mava. By using readymade mava we have brought down the cooking time required to make this traditional mithai. You still have to plan ahead when you want to prepare ....
Tandoori Paneer Pizza
Recipe# 6238
15 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
India meets Italy in this unique Tandoori Paneer Pizza! An assortment of veggies is first soaked in a richly flavoured marinade, and then sautéed to intensify the flavour, before being added as a desi style topping to thin crust pizza bases. The topping is sautéed on a tava to give it a tandoori fin ....
Easy Cheesy Vegetable Pasta
Recipe# 2993
15 Oct 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This pasta dish is satisfying because of its high carbohydrate content which is beneficial for you especially during your first trimester and also while you are lactating. The milk and cheese are good sources of protein and calcium while the other ingredients supplement this recipe with iron, folic ....
Cheesy Vegetable Pizza
Recipe# 1822
11 Jan 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
Cheese and veggies are probably the two things that first come to mind when one thinks of pizzas! Here, cheese and veggies are once again the heroes of the show, but with an exciting twist. In this Cheesy Vegetable Pizza, a thin pizza is coated with a creamy cheese sauce, topped with sautéed veggies ....
Atta ka Sheera ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 35791
23 Nov 14

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by Tarla Dalal
I consider this one of the easiest guajarati sweets-with just a few ingredients, which too can be found in all kitchen shelves. Just note a few simple points, and success is assured. While sautéing, keep a lookout for when the ghee separates and the atta becomes lighter, as this is the perfect indic ....
Pav Bhaji
Recipe# 2813
04 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
A hurried meal for the man in the street. This is a spicy blend of vegetables in tomato gravy served with pav that is cooked with butter. This is truly an innovation that arose out of the necessity of providing a nice hot meal in a hurry and one that tickles the taste buds. When I am lazy to ....
Pasta in Red Sauce
Recipe# 37563
27 Sep 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Perfectly-cooked fusilli and richly flavoured tomato sauce come across as a heavenly match. An assortment of ingredients ranging from onions and garlic to peppercorns, herbs and bay leaves offer their unique flavours to this intense tomato-based sauce, making the Pasta in Red Sauce an experience th ....
Moong Dal Halwa
Recipe# 3914
02 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A classic recipe that is relished throughout Rajasthan during the winter months, as it is supposed to keep the body warm and protect it from the bitter winter cold. It is considered to be auspicious, and is often prepared during Holi, Diwali and weddings too. It takes a long time and lots of patienc ....
Quick Rava Thalipeeth
Recipe# 42670
10 Sep 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Ready in a jiffy, with ingredients readily available at home, the Quick Rava Thalipeeth is a common breakfast recipe in the Saraswat Brahman community. It is kind of similar to Koki of Sindhi and Bhakti of Goan cu ....
Pasta in White Sauce
Recipe# 40459
08 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
White sauce, with its soothing texture and flavour, plays host to not just perfectly cooked fusilli but also a medley of colourful and crunchy veggies. Colourful capsicums, vibrant broccoli and crunchy baby corn endow this dish with a splash of colours, which is pretty to behold and tempting to bite ....
Ragda Patties ( Gujarati Recipe )
Recipe# 558
24 Aug 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Extremely popular in Western India, the Ragda Patties needs no introduction to the food-lover. For the rest of you, it’s a yummy dish of potato patties, stuffed with spiced safed vatana, and drowned in a tongue-tickling gravy of more safed vatana perked up with onion and spices. The ample use of ....
Pani Puri, Paani Puri, Golgappa Recipe
Recipe# 2806
22 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Crisp semolina puris filled with sprouts and chilled mint flavoured water make a great snack for a hot summer afternoon. They are known as "golgappas" in northern India and as "poochkas" in West Bengal. When my favourite "panipuriwallah" is serving me these delightful little puris one after the othe ....
Tomato Soup, Veg Tomato Soup
Recipe# 362
22 Aug 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Who doesn’t love the tangy, appetizing flavour and creamy mouth-feel of Tomato Soup? Here is a variant with a desi touch, where the tomatoes are blended with cooked moong dal, to improve the texture and balance the flavour too. Onions, sautéed in butter, add more punch and a bit of crunch to t ....
Banana Butterscotch Ice Cream
Recipe# 3986
20 Aug 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The mellow sweetness of bananas and the tacky flavour of butterscotch seem to be a match made in heaven, as you will agree after tasting this unique ice-cream. Bananas not only impart a natural, fruity sweetness to the ice-cream, they also improve the creaminess. Together with butterscotch sauce, it ....
Baked Vada Pav / How To Make Baked Vada Pav
Recipe# 40426
16 Aug 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
From outside, it looks like a bread roll, but when you bite into it, it is a vada pav. That makes this lovely dish appeal to both camps – the sandwich lovers and the vada pav fans! Bread dough is layered with garlic chutney and stuffed with a peppy potato mixture before being baked to a perfec ....
Ragda Patties, Chaat Ragda Pattice Recipe
Recipe# 2818
20 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Ragda Patties, one of the most famous street foods of Mumbai, is a satiating snack that is loved by people of all ages. From being a street food, it has grown in stature to become a popular dish in many Indian restaurants all over the world. This to ....
Moong Dahi Misal
Recipe# 1390
26 Jul 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Strikingly different from the traditional way of preparing the popular Maharashtrian snack, this Moong Dahi Misal combines the sprouts with whisked curds, along with chopped veggies, spice powders and of course, tongue-tickling khajur imli ki chutney. When you have sprouts on hand, it takes less tha ....
Vegetable Burgers
Recipe# 141
18 Oct 16

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 by Tarla Dalal
The patty for this Vegetable Burger is very different, and you will realize that as soon as you take the first bite! The addition of garam masala and ginger, green chilli pastes to the mashed vegetables imparts a tangy twist to the tava-cooked patty, making it a treat to the taste buds. The effe ....
Idli
Recipe# 1652
29 Sep 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Fluffy as cotton balls, white as the moon’ - every South Indian remembers those fond descriptions of Idli that mom used to convince them to eat breakfast when they were kids. Indeed, that is how the perfect Idli must be too. Grinding of batter and the pr ....
Schezuan Fried Rice, Schezwan Fried Rice
Recipe# 4166
19 Jul 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Originating from the Sichuan province of China, Schezuan cuisine is characterised by bold flavours, brought about by pungent ingredients like garlic and chillies. Although the original recipe uses special Sichuan peppers that have a lemony taste, in India Schezuan sauce is prepared using red ch ....
Quick Kalakand
Recipe# 1989
01 Aug 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Kalakand is an all-time favourite that has stood the test of time and tide! From its origins in northern India, its popularity has become pan Indian – why global too, as it is not uncommon to find this luscious, milky mithai in Indian stores across the world. Here is a Quick Kalakand, which wi ....
Vegetable Fried Rice ( Easy Chinese Cooking )
Recipe# 4165
05 Jul 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
No Chinese meal is complete without fried rice or steamed rice. To keep the rice grains separate, spread the cooked rice grains on a tray and allow it to cool. Rub a little oil on the cooked rice and keep aside till you require it. Serve ....
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Comfort Foods
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 on 06 Sep 17 02:49 PM


Love your collection of comfort food recipes.
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Tarla Dalal    Sheila, thanks for your feedback.
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06 Sep 17 02:50 PM
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