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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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Energy Chia Seed Drink with Lime and Honey, For Endurance Athletes
Recipe# 41074
Today

 
 by Tarla Dalal
There is no debating that Chia seeds are good for your health. A treasure trove of omega-3 fatty acids, which is hard for vegetarians to come by, these tiny seeds are also loaded with fibre and protein. It is interesting to note that this easily digestible little seed has antioxidants (ALA), w ....
Barley and Corn Salad
Recipe# 3595
Today

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 by Tarla Dalal
Here's an easy way to have a healthy accompaniment to your main course. Barley has been used to enhance the fibre content and sweet corn gives a crispy texture to the salad. The red and yellow capsicum and spring onions add colour to the dish and make it extremely appealing to the eye.
Chatpata Chawli and Fruit Salad
Recipe# 39382
Today

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This salad is an all-rounder, with ample nutrients and a balanced blend of flavours and textures too. Chawli and fruits bring in a good dose of fibre, while the wheat germ garnish further adds to the fibre quotient. Fibre is very essential to the body as it helps clean the system, aids weight loss a ....
Chick Pea Salad (  Desi Khana)
Recipe# 1470
Today

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Colourful and tangy, the chick pea salad has a very peppy accompaniment. Savour the tanginess of tomatoes, green chillies and lemon juice; the wholesomeness of chick peas and potatoes; and the chat-pati hints of black salt and chaat masala, all in one enticing package!
Kidney Bean Salad, Mexican Kidney Bean Salad
Recipe# 1233
Today

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A yummy salad with an interesting assortment of ingredients, which offer a mix-and-match of multiple textures and flavours. The succulence of cooked kidney beans, the juiciness of tomatoes, the crunch of onions and spring onions, all come together to delight your palate. A pungent, lemony dres ....
Minty Couscous
Recipe# 7445
Today

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Although it sounds very exotic, couscous is nothing but broken wheat cooked in water or milk, something that everybody can prepare easily at home. A traditional food of Northern Africa, it is a great source of iron. Minty Couscous is a flavourful variant in which couscous is enhanced with chopped ve ....
Carrot Cucumber and Rajma Salad in Mint Dressing
Recipe# 4639
Today

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 by Tarla Dalal
A light salad loaded with vitamin A from carrot and mint together with protein-rich rajma too, the Carrot, Cucumber, Rajma Salad in Mint Dressing is a treat to your taste buds and eyes, in more ways than one. Not only is the salad beautiful to behold, it also provides excellent nourishment for your ....
Rajma Salad ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe)
Recipe# 4646
Today

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A versatile salad that will suit a Continental spread just as well as it merges with a havelimeal, the Rajma Salad is an iron-rich option that will enhance your haemoglobin levels and prevent anaemia. Once you have soaked and boiled the rajma, all you need to do is throw in some chopped veggies and ....
Bean and Capsicum Salad ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe)
Recipe# 36143
Today

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 by Tarla Dalal
Protein rich rajma and chick peas tossed with roasted capsicum and Indian spices to perfection. Generously loaded with protein, fibre and other important nutrients like calcium, iron, zinc and vitamin C, this salad is an all-in-one treat for healthy skin as well as strong bones, hair and teeth.
Strawberry Rocket Leaves Salad
Recipe# 39374
Today

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A hearty summer fare of bittersweet rocket leaves (arugula) with sweet fresh strawberries flavour fully combined with just the right amount of balsamic vinegar and sugar, the Strawberry Rocket Leaves Salad features a rare combination of flavours that everybody will enjoy. Rocket leaves are a wonder ....
Potato and Peas Salad
Recipe# 5274
Today

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Fibre-rich unskinned potatoes and colourful green peas make a healthy and filling salad. Green peas are a storehouse of fibre that binds ldl and helps evict it from the body.
Pudina Paratha, Mint Paratha
Recipe# 39149
Today

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Mint has an aroma that cannot be locked up! As the Pudina Paratha toasts on the griddle, whiffs of mint and carom seeds fill the air, preparing the diners for the wonderful meal that awaits them. These parathas are so flavourful that you can serve them simply with ....
Cabbage Vadas
Recipe# 1509
Today

 
 by Tarla Dalal
You will love these mouth-watering deep-fried vadas of crushed lentils and chopped cabbage, supported by a gentle combination of carrots, green chillies and coriander. Cabbage vadas will make a wonderful after-school snack for kids or a tea-time treat for elders.
Poha Bhajias
Recipe# 39437
Today

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Crispy outside and soft inside, these scrumptious Poha Bhajias are perfect for a rainy day. Curd imparts a nice tangy flavour to the beaten rice, while an assortment of nutritious veggies add to the taste and volume of these bhajias. The curd also plays an important role in increasingly the crispine ....
Rava and Vegetable Dhokla
Recipe# 1857
Today

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Rava and Vegetable Dhoklas are delicious, healthy and easy to make too. You just need to plan 30 minutes ahead to ferment the quick-fix batter, and you are ready to go. With colourful veggies and a spongy soft finish, children will love these Dhokla , a ....
Soya Methi Dal Dhokli
Recipe# 7453
Yesterday

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Dhokli, a traditional Gujarati favourite is transformed into a diabetic-friendly treat by using whole-wheat flour, soya flour and fenugreek leaves. Combined with wholesome toovar dal, these healthy dhoklis are a sumptuous one dish fare for one and all. Although prepared with minimal fat, and without ....
Whole Masoor and Chawli Soup
Recipe# 39373
Yesterday

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Tired of making run-of-the-mill soups with dal and vegetables? Here is an off-beat option prepared with Iron rich wholemasoor and chawli. Chawli is an extremely healthy iron rich green leafy vegetable but most people wonder how to prepare it such that it appeals to the whole family. This is a good w ....
Cream Of Spinach Soup, Palak Soup
Recipe# 36684
Yesterday

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by Tarla Dalal
The nutty flavour and rustic aroma of spinach are the highlights of this recipe, which is popular in most Indian restaurants. Made with very few ingredients, the Cream of Spinach soup is also easy to prepare. Onion gives it a wonderful flavour, while cream gives it a rich mouth-feel. Since spi ....
Cheesy Potato Balls
Recipe# 2209
Yesterday

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 by Tarla Dalal
Cheese and potatoes, two ingredients that nobody refuses, come together in this exciting starter. The best part is that this duo is combined with onions and cabbage, which impart a mild and much-needed crunch to the mixture. You are sure to fall in love with these Cheesy Potato Balls, which are so c ....
Date and Walnut Cake, Eggless Date and Walnut Cake
Recipe# 2269
Yesterday

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 by Tarla Dalal
The intense sweetness of dates and the rustic bitterness of walnuts complement each other beautifully in this Eggless Date and Walnut Cake. An ideal accompaniment for a cup of hot Tea, Chocolate or
Seviyan Upma, Vermicelli Veg Upma, Low Salt Recipe
Recipe# 22307
24 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Seviyan Upma, made with wheat vermicelli, is a very popular breakfast because it can be cooked quite swiftly and does not require much advance planning or preparations. This is a healthier version of Seviyan Upma with lots of colourful veggies and just the right amount of salt. A traditional tem ....
Doodhi Soup  (  Baby and Toddler)
Recipe# 38833
24 Jun 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Doodhi, a watery vegetable, is ideal for making soups for babies! It helps to fulfil their water requirement in an easy-to-digest and soothing form. The bland taste of doodhi is also liked by babies. We have pressure cooked, blended and strained the Doodhi Soup to make it easier for the child ....
Walnut and Cherry Tomato Salad
Recipe# 36139
24 Jun 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This tangy crunchy salad is a treat for tomato lovers. Not only it’s an excellent source of folic acid (vitamin B9) which keeps anaemia at bay, but also rich in vitamin B1 (thiamin), vitamin B3 (Niacin) and fibre due to the addition of walnuts and sesame seeds. Walnuts are also rich in vitamin E and ....
Chick Pea Salad with Mint Dressing
Recipe# 3596
24 Jun 19

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by Tarla Dalal
One of the most nutritious beans - chick peas are rich in iron, protein and folic acid. Curds enrich this tangy salad with more protein and calcium while coriander and mint increase its vitamin a content. Chill this salad before you serve it so as to relish its delightful flavours.
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