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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.
21 Mar 17
Kathal ki Subzi, Jack Fruit Curry by Tarla Dalal
When jackfruit is in season, you see not only the pulpy fruit but also the small, raw vegetables in the market.
While some people are familiar with the traditional methods of preparing such rare and seasonal veggies, others are curious.
This recipe gives you a quick and easy way to enjoy raw ....
29 Jan 17
Mixed Vegetable Handvo, Non Fried Snacks by Tarla Dalal
Mixed Vegetable Handvo is a delicious snack made with readymade idli batter reinforced with loads of tasty, juicy, crunchy veggies!
A tempering of mustard and sesame seeds adds to the flavour and aroma of this tasty treat. We have cooked the handvo in a tava and cut it into handy-sized pieces fo ....
27 Apr 17
Malai Kofta by Tarla Dalal
With Malai Kofta, it is always celebration time! This is one dish which nobody will get bored of even if it is served at every party.
The koftas themselves are so tasty that they can easily be served as a snack along with tea. You could microwave or shallow fry the koftas if you want to avoid de ....
16 May 16
Khaman Dhokla ( Non- Fried Snacks ) by Tarla Dalal
Khaman dhokla, a famous snack sold in every street of Gujarat, it is no longer restricted to that region -- it is readily available in every part of the country. People love these yummy dhoklas as a breakfast, snack or as a farsan (savoury accompaniment) in the lunch or dinner menu.
We made it ....
31 Jan 17
Tamatar ka Kut, Hyderabadi Tomato Curry Recipe by Tarla Dalal
One of the most popular delicacies in the Telangana region, Tamatar ka Kut is a rich and spicy curry of tomatoes, flavoured with a powder of roasted sesame, groundnut and coconut. The ‘kut’ in the recipe name refers to this dry-roasted and powdered spice mix.
This eggless version of Tamatar ka K ....
05 Jun 13
Paneer in Quick White Gravy ( Paneer Cookbook) by Tarla Dalal
Easy and quick, this recipe will turn out to be a real surprise for those who have always drowned paneer in tangy tomato based gravies. Here, cream and milk are combined with a rich onion-cashew paste and perked up with spice powders to get a pleasantly-flavoured gravy that is perfect for paneer. Ho ....
30 Oct 15
Stuffed Moong Dal and Potato Rolls by Tarla Dalal
Chila is a sumptuous pancake made with flours or lentils. There are quick and elaborate versions, light and heavy ones, which can be served for Breakfast
or even brunch.
In this creation, wholesome moong dal chilas are stuffed with a perfectly spiced pot ....
21 Jul 16
Poha Phirni by Tarla Dalal
Poha Phirni, poha is a rich source of iron as the rice is beaten in an iron mortar-pestle. Besides adding a colourful touch to this unusual phirni, fruits like apples and bananas also provide vitamins, minerals and fibre.
07 Dec 15
Misal Pav Or How To Make Misal Pav by Tarla Dalal
One of the most famous of Maharashtrian
recipes, Misal is a scrumptious cocktail of savouries and sprouts! Wholesome and tasty sprouts are cooked with tangy tomatoes and pungent onions, not to forget the spice powders and the special coconut-onion based mis ....
15 Jun 16
Curd Rice, South Indian Curd Rice Recipe by Tarla Dalal
In South India, the Kheer
and mithai are served at the start of a meal. It is the Curd Rice that comes at the end, as a flavourful and soothing finish to a traditional spread. At the same time, it is also a comforting one-d ....
20 Aug 13
Sabudana Vada ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes ) by Tarla Dalal
Sabudana vada, traditionally an ingredient used during fasts, sabudana is a favourite amongst maharashtrians. It lends itself to such lovely recipes, such as these vadas! the crunchy peanuts that punctuate every bite are something i look forward to in the vada!
02 Aug 16
Fada Ni Khichdi ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Fada ni khichdi is a wholesome one dish meal that can be served for breakfast, lunch, or any time of the day for that matter.
Made with nutritious broken wheat and yellow moong dal simmered with vegetables and spices, this dish is quite wholesome and does not even require any grand accompanime ....
17 May 17
Stuffed Bhindi Sambhariya by Tarla Dalal
For a taste of authentic Gujarati
cuisine, have a go at the Stuffed Bhindi Sambhariya. Ladies finger, cooked with a stuffing of roasted besan and spice powders, the Stuffed Bhindi Sambhariya has a very different taste, which leaves a lingering warmth on your pal ....
07 Jul 12
Cabbage and Dal Parathas by Tarla Dalal
A great combination of cereals, pulses and vegetables, this balanced dish can be made more nutritious by replacing half the wheat flour with soya flour or nachni flour.
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