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कुकिंग बेसिक रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Cooking Basics recipes in Hindi)
કુકિંગ બેસિક રેસિપિસ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Cooking Basics recipes in Gujarati)

Basic Indian Cooking Recipes, Basic Cooking Recipes

Indian Basic Cooking Recipes, Basic Cooking Recipes. Learn how to cook Indian chutney recipes, how to cook rice, how to make curd, how to make basic Indian gravies. Learn how to make rotis, basic parathas. 

Indian basic rotis, paratha recipes

There are some essential basic Indian rotis and parathas you must know. First is the easy homemade basic roti recipe to follow. Then we move to basic homemade paratha recipe. The other healthier basic Indian breads you must know are bajra roti, jowar roti and basic ragi roti recipe.

Then there is the basic butter naan recipe without tandoor. Kids love the basic puri recipe

Punjabi's love their kulcha and if you want it healthier then try the whole wheat kulcha recipe.

Indian basic Chutney recipes

There are lots of Indian basic Chutney recipes to master. All easy to make. Start with the green chutney recipe which goes with all snacks. South Indians love coconut chutney which goes well with Idlis and dosa.

Khajur Imli ki chutney is a must to go with chaats. An essential accompaniment to most chaats, this chutney can be stored refrigerated for upto a month and deep frozen for more than 6 months.

The dry garlic chutney is a must addition to vada pav. To go with pakodas and bhajias we suggest this super garlic chutney recipe.

Indian basic dal, kadhi recipes

We show you how to make some basic Indian dal recipes. Start with some basic dal recipes like toovar dal recipe, basic urad dal recipe, masoor dal recipe.
 
Indian basic curd recipes
 
Learn Indian basic curd recipes. Make homemade curds using cows milk or low fat curds as a base for raitas or to have with your lunch or dinner. Use the curds to make some basic raitas like palak raita, onion raita, banana raita which are important side dishes to any Indian meals.
 
Indian basic gravies
 
Indian basic gravies are required to make a good array of Indian dishes. Basic makahani gravy which is restaurant style. North Indian basic white gravy can be used to make koftas.
 
Learn how to make fried onions to add to kadhis and salads.  

Enjoy our Indian Basic Cooking Recipes below.


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Herbal Caffeine-  Free Tea
Recipe# 4683
11 Sep 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Being completely caffeine free, this Tulsi-based herbal tea is a guilt-free cuppa that you can have any time you are feeling down. Tulsi, also known as Indian basil or holy basil, has many medicinal properties. It is a great stress reliever and an effective remedy for cold and cough too. Also note t ....
Spicy Tava Idlis (100 Calorie Snacks)
Recipe# 32601
21 Jan 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Suggested serving size for 100 calories: 1 serving here comes a yummy, nutritious snack, which is tantalising like junk food, but without the calories and the guilt. Left-over idlis stir-fried in pav bhaji masala make an unusual snack that tickles the taste buds. "
Red Cabbage, Radish and Carrots In A Honey Dressing
Recipe# 3598
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A colourful salad that is difficult to resist. The orange and lemon dressing adds a cooling and refreshing flavour which also increases the vitamin c content of the salad. Feel free to choose any combination of crunchy vegetables you like.
Red Paste
Recipe# 22527
23 Mar 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A fiery-looking spice paste made with pungent ingredients like red chillies, garlic and ginger, the red paste is really not as hot as it looks because of the addition of beaten rice, which not only adds volume but also balances the strong flavours of the spices. The red paste can be used to pep up a ....
Bajra Kand Rotis
Recipe# 3593
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bajra flour combined with purple yam, curds and garlic paste makes an interesting variation to plain bajra rotis which we often eat. Protein and iron are two important nutrients provided by these rotis. Like all bajra rotis, they tend to get chewy if they are served cold without a brushing of ghee ....
Cauliflower Indad
Recipe# 22193
13 Jun 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Yet another dish made with the versatile cauliflower. Since gobhi has a bland flavour, it can go well with any gravy and combination of spices. Here is a wonderful treat for all you spice lovers. To enhance the dish's allure, use fresh cauliflower and keep the florets slightly big in size. ....
Green Pea and Corn Soup
Recipe# 3526
20 Jul 16

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Green peas and sweet corn, both are evergreen favourites with young and old alike. Adding them to any recipe gives a favourable twist and unfailing appeal. Here, the two star ingredients come together in the form of a lusciously thick soup. While everyday ingredients like onions, garlic and pe ....
Palak Aur Matki ki Curry ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 34568
22 Feb 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Try out spicy palak aur matki ki curry with sprouted matki and spinach, both of which are notable health boosters. A rather offbeat tempering of mustard seeds, garlic and curry leaves adds a nice touch to this curry.
Healthy Kofta Kadhi
Recipe# 5294
17 Nov 10

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 by Tarla Dalal
Mouth-watering steamed koftas with sprouts and greens can turn the simple Gujarati kadhi into a low cholesterol, heart-friendly treat. A tempering of cumin, mustard and fenugreek seeds lends an irresistible aroma to this Healthy Kofta Kadhi while the use of low-fat curds gives it a perfectly authent ....
Diabetic Caramel Custard
Recipe# 3478
20 Aug 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A light and tasty pudding not only for diabetics but for all those who are health conscious and want to avoid sugar laden desserts. The low fat milk used in this recipe has a wealth of nutrients like protein and calcium which is extremely essential for the maintenance of healthy bones. I have use ....
Chola Dal Fritters ( Know Your Flours )
Recipe# 33168
16 May 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Chola dal fritters, these irresistible deep-fried fritters can be made in bulk and stored in jars. So, they come in really handy when a hunger pang strikes and you feel like munching on something!
Soya Sesame Khakhra ( Healthy Heart)
Recipe# 5547
23 Aug 11

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 by Tarla Dalal
This crisp, oil-free snack is a perfectly healthy answer to sudden hunger pangs. Made of wholesome soya and wheat flours dotted with iron-rich sesame seeds, the Soya Sesame Khakhra is so satiating it will keep you going right up to the next meal. It abounds in all necessary nutrients but is sans fat ....
Masala Bhatura
Recipe# 30918
17 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bhatura are leavened puris usually served with Chole. They are soft and spongy and must be enjoyed while they are hot or else they become chewy. This recipe is a variation of this popular bread that uses a potato filling to add softness to the Bhatura and a blend of other ingredients to flavour the ....
Mixed Sprouts and Vegetable Pulao
Recipe# 31079
01 Jan 1900

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by Tarla Dalal
Just what you need to pep you up after a hectic day! obviously, it is very easy and quick to make. But if you do have some time on your hands and wish to further enhance its taste, let the mix marinate for at least 30 minutes before pressure cooking. A balanced one-dish meal that provides you all th ....
Baby Corn and Capsicum Stir-fry Envelope
Recipe# 32605
21 Jan 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Suggested serving size for 100 calories: 1 envelope exotic veggies stir-fried in spicy schezuan sauce make a flavourful filling for whole wheat rotis – a delicious, healthy, meal by itself.
Teen Ratna Dal
Recipe# 22438
26 Dec 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
This wholesome combination of three lentils, flavoured with an assortment of spices, is a good source of calcium and protein for the mom-to-be. Green chillies, ginger and garlic contribute their heady flavours to this sumptuous dal, while a tempering of whole spices and seeds adds to the aroma ....
Hariyali Dal (  Tava Cooking)
Recipe# 217
20 Aug 10

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A wholesome combination of masoor dal and mixed greens, perked up with simple spice powders and a paste of ginger, garlic and green chillies. Juicy tomatoes and peppy amchur powder impart a much-needed tang to the Hariyali Dal. You will love the balanced flavours and the overall satiating feel of th ....
Paneer, Cheese and Chilli Parathas
Recipe# 236
21 Sep 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The right combination of paneer and processed cheese makes all the difference in this scrumptious Paneer, Cheese and Chilli Parathas. Although both are cheeses, they vary in texture, taste and properties, and when mixed together and cooked inside a paratha, they blend and fuse into a perfect texture ....
Baklava
Recipe# 6512
07 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A rich mixture of walnuts, figs, apricots, dates, honey and cinnamon is filled into rectangular samosa patti strips and sealed with a cornflour paste and deep-fried. Drizzle generously with honey and serve these sticky baklavas hot!
Stuffed Spinach Pakoda
Recipe# 32948
11 Jan 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Rectangular blocks of paneer, carefully enveloped in spinach leaves, dipped in a spicy bengal gram batter and deep-fried.
Stuffed Potato and Green Peas Paratha
Recipe# 4679
29 Sep 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The highlight of this paratha is its stuffing, which is quite unique despite using common ingredients. The combination of slightly mashed potatoes and green peas gives the mixture a unique texture and a special, mealy mouth-feel, which is made all the more enticing by the addition of myriad spic ....
Panchras Dal
Recipe# 4796
16 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An ideal recipe for a traditional celebration at home. Toovar dal is pressure-cooked and blended with an assortment of vegetables: carrots, pumpkin, raw banana and brinjal and simmered with masalas, till every ingredient blends with another for a flavorful meal. This dal goes well with
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