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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.

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Recipe# 610
23 Nov 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
As the name suggests, this kadhi recipe hails from the bhatia community. It is a sweet and sour version made with cooked toovar dal water, curds and vegetables. This interesting combination of ingredients makes all the difference—be it in terms of taste or aroma. You can even add sliced potatoes to ....
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Recipe# 4343
16 May 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The moment you think of paneer kofta, the first thing that comes to mind is tangy tomato gravy. While the koftas do taste awesome when topped with pungent tomato-based sauces, you will be amazed by the brilliance of this unique combination with a curd-based gravy! The mildly-spiced curd gravy thicke ....
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Recipe# 33442
22 Nov 17

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by Tarla Dalal
Misal means “mixture” in Marathi and if you are in Mumbai, you should definitely not miss this treat! Technically, a usal topped with farsan, chopped onions, tomatoes and lemon, it is best served with pav. You can also try other misal and usal recipes like Mo ....
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Recipe# 32904
18 Jan 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The ideal rasam to serve on a cold winter’s day! Jeera-Pepper Rasam is a good antidote for common cold and feverishness, and many prefer to take a swig of it plain, in a cup, while others prefer to mix it with rice and oodles of ghee.
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Recipe# 32899
20 Aug 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
South Indians often combine roasted dals with sautéed veggies to make delicious chutneys, which go very well with idlis, dosas, puris and just about any snack. To enjoy these chutneys the traditional way, mix them with steaming hot rice topped with a dash of til oil or ghee, and relish with roasted ....
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Recipe# 32668
20 Dec 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Breakfast, lunch or dinner, one chutney or the other is usually required to be served – either to accompany idlis , dosas and other tiffin varieties, or as a side dish for rice preparations. With coconu ....
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Recipe# 5697
10 Oct 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Time for some sweet memories. It is amazing how the aroma of jaggery and til working together always bring back memories of mom’s cooking. This traditional duo reflects mom’s care not just in taste but also in their nutritional richness. The use of both jaggery and til makes the Til Gur ki Roti an i ....
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Recipe# 37779
14 Mar 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Small though it is, sesame is a treasure trove of iron, resplendent with a rich aroma too. Here, we have combined til and palak with a dough of jowar and whole wheat flour, to make a modified version of the traditional Bengali nimki. It is also interesting to note that we have cooked the Palak Til J ....
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Recipe# 6401
23 Mar 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A characteristic ingredient of Gujarati and Rajasthani cuisine, dhoklis made of besan add body to a subzi while also enhancing its taste. The musky aroma and nutty mouth-feel of these ajwain-flavoured dhoklis are a pleasure to the palate. In Fansi Dhokli, dhoklis made of whole wheat flour and besan ....
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Recipe# 2041
26 Jul 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The combination of milky and fruity flavours is extremely soothing in this Sitafal Phirni. Milk thickened with rice flour is flavoured with custard apple pulp and refrigerated to enhance the flavour and get the perfect consistency. Serve chilled for a fruitilicious experience, which is much he ....
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Recipe# 3867
19 Nov 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
There are two ways to look at lauki. Only the pessimist would think it to be plain and boring; the optimist always looks at it as a wonderful ingredient that absorbs the added flavours very well. Once again, lauki proves its mettle in this recipe, with a grand stuffing of mixed nuts and paneer enhan ....
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Recipe# 3499
20 Aug 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Karela is a low calorie vegetable which is acclaimed for its anti-diabetic properties. This recipe is an attempt to make them appealing. The karelas are stuffed with moong dal and served in a makhani gravy that is made using very little oil. Enriched with protein, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C, ir ....
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 on 06 Jun 16 11:51 AM



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Tarla Dalal    Glad you liked the collection of Indian recipes.
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24 Jun 17 09:59 AM
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 on 07 Apr 15 02:56 PM


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