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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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Spicy Bajra Paratha
Recipe# 4671
11 Sep 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bajra is very rich in fibre, iron, calcium and protein. Parathas made of bajra flour are very nutritious and tasty, but require a lot of practice to roll evenly. Yet, the Spicy Bajra Paratha is definitely worth the time spent. In this creation, the rotis are further enhanced with a filling of paneer ....
Chapati For Making Wraps
Recipe# 4775
08 Mar 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Wraps are delightful snacks, which are handy, quick and satiating. If you have a ready stock of Chapatis for making Wraps, you can easily line them with your favourite cutneys or spreads and roll them up with a whole lot of shredded veggi ....
Karela Kadhi
Recipe# 3504
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Another karela delicacy - an innovative calcium rich kadhi! Keep in mind however that the karelas must be well cooked before adding the curds and spices to remove most of its bitterness. Enjoy it unusual flavours.
Tofu, Broccoli and Red Cabbage Stir Fry
Recipe# 22332
07 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Cause a stir with this fiery concoction of low-sodium vegetables! no processed foods have been used, making it safe for people with high b. P.
Khus-khus ki Puri
Recipe# 30967
23 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Khus-khus or poppy seeds are used in nearly all cuisines in India. Here is a delicious puri stuffed with a poppy seed mixture and made spicy with the use of Kashmiri red chillies. Other spices such as cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and nigella seeds are also used to add flavoring.
Citrus Khus Cooler ( Party Drinks )
Recipe# 33190
26 Nov 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Citrus khus cooler, chilled drinks are definitely cool, but they may not necessarily be cooling! on hot summer days, especially if you are going to be serving spicy food at your party, it would be ideal to have cooling drinks such as this one, at the mocktail counter! this combination of khus, kewra ....
Pani Puri Delight
Recipe# 2819
26 Nov 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is a delightful journey for your palate. It is truly a fantasy for anyone who is a pani puri addict like me. I enjoyed this unforgettable journey on the streets of delhi where we began with the hing pani, which was sharp, and then proceed to a mellowed down mild jeera pani flavoured with a swee ....
Stir- Fried Paneer, Broccoli and Baby Corn
Recipe# 4803
14 Jun 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A medley of crunchy veggies, sliced mushrooms and soft paneer, is stir-fried with pungent soy sauce, aromatic til and crunchy crushed peanuts. Til and peanuts always make a winning combination, whether in a sweet and crunchy chikki or as a seasoning for veggies, and you are sure to realize this trut ....
Shahi Dal ( Zero Oil )
Recipe# 22165
23 Mar 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
The richness of any “shahi” dish usually comes from the abundance of cream. Here, I have substituted cream with low-fat milk mixed with cornflour, which tastes equally creamy and delicious. Urad dal gives a healthy fillip to this dish, as it is high in folic acid and zinc. Folic acid aids in brain d ....
Paneer Makhani ( Punjabi Subzi )
Recipe# 30897
17 Jul 12

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by Tarla Dalal
A favourite with most people while eating out at any punjabi restaurant! paneer makhni as the name suggests is a very rich subzi from the lap of the punjab. It uses one of punjabi cuisines most loved ingredients butter. In traditional punjabi houses, the women folk make pure white butter from thick ....
Sopa De Chicharo (Green Pea Soup)
Recipe# 1228
16 May 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Green peas are cooked, pureed and then mixed with corn to give a delightfully mild flavoured soup.
Missi Rotis, Rajasthani Missi Roti
Recipe# 22400
26 Nov 07

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Although Missi Rotis get their unique flavour from besan, the dough is almost always made with a combination of flours and the addition of soya flour does not harm the original taste in any way. Kasuri methi and the other spices add just the right amount of zing to these
Rajma and Spinach Wrap ( Eat Well Stay Well Recipes )
Recipe# 33473
01 Jan 1900

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 by Tarla Dalal
Rajma and spinach wraps, this dish is a complete nutritious meal that provides all the necessary nutrients for a beautiful you! rajma and spinach go well together, as rajma is rich in protein, calcium, fibre, whereas spinach provides lots of vitamin a, e, folic acid etc. This dish is a complete nutr ....
Stuffed Potatoes with Creamy Mushroom
Recipe# 1258
16 May 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Crispy cups of potatoes are stuffed with a lusciously creamy mixture of mushrooms delicately flavoured with oregano. This is a gourmand’s delight, with an appealing appearance and appetising flavour. The texture, of course, tops the charts, with a beautiful contrast between the crispness of the ....
Kabuli Chana Biryani (  Indian Cooking)
Recipe# 36929
30 Oct 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
Kabuli chana together with tomatoes, curd and spices too gives rise to a lovely gravy that is layered with rice, and microwaved for the flavours to fuse. The rice itself is perked up with whole spices and herbs, which makes the Kabuli Chana Biryani even tastier. While such
Macaroni Salad with Sour Cream ( Soups and Salads Recipe )
Recipe# 34006
11 Jun 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A different way to use up pasta in a salad! macaroni is cooked al dente and mixed in with cucumber, celery, spring onions and green capsicum. The dressing is what makes this salad unique – with cream, curd, milk and mustard powder mixed well and tossed into the salad it adds a nice creamy texture to ....
Green Pea Pankis
Recipe# 3556
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Panki is a popular Gujarati snack made of a rice flour batter that is cooked between 2 banana leaves. Green peas added to the panki batter make it look more appealing and enhance its fibre value. Serve these steamed hot pankis with the spicy Mint and Coriander Chutney.
Rice Noodles Khowsuey
Recipe# 1753
21 Feb 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Rice Noodles Khowsuey is a vegetarian version of the traditional Burmese delicacy. An exotic addition to your menu, the Khowsuey can be made easily and quickly with ingredients very commonly available in your kitchen! Make the spicy coconut-milk based Khowsuey sauce in advance, and keep the cooked a ....
Cauliflower Methi Roti, Healthy Gobi Methi Roti, Heart Friendly
Recipe# 5285
17 Jan 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Methi and cauliflower add an interesting little twist to the traditional plain jowar rotis. The healthy rotis along with a bowl of low-fat curds and khichdi makes a comp ....
Wholesome Khichdi ( Pregnancy Cookbook)
Recipe# 2989
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Khichdi is a meal that is complete in itself. It is a misconception that khichdi is meant only for sick people. I have added grated vegetable to add more fibre to this recipe. The rice and dal provide plenty of protein and carbohydrates and also folic acid. This recipe is good throughout your pregna ....
Masoor Biryani ( Zero Oil Dal-chawal Recipe)
Recipe# 22147
23 Mar 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Masoor spells iron shakti, which is very important to build hemoglobin levels and ward off fatigue and tiredness. Make this basic brown in advance to save on time and efforts. I have added apricots and raisins to the masoor masala to make it more interesting.
Spinach and Cottage Cheese Canneloni
Recipe# 3299
16 May 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Spinach and cottage cheese stuffed in tubular pasta or cannelloni covered with oodles of cheese always finds its way in dinner menus! Well made cannelloni cannot be achieved without some effort, but the results are always superb. Basically there are four separate elements : the stuffing, the fres ....
Mushroom, Bean Sprouts and Broccoli Stir-fry
Recipe# 7449
11 Nov 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An easy but fabulous preparation of mushrooms, blanched broccoli and bean sprouts sautéed with garlic, and flavoured with thyme and little red chilli sauce. It is the combination of ingredients, especially the addition of crunchy broccoli stems, which makes this recipe so fantastic. The outcom ....
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