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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# 1989
30 Oct 15

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Quick Kalakand by Tarla Dalal
Kalakand is an all-time favourite that has stood the test of time and tide! From its origins in northern India, its popularity has become pan Indian – why global too, as it is not uncommon to find this luscious, milky mithai in Indian stores across the world. Here is a Quick Kalakand, which wi ....
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Recipe# 41483
15 Feb 17

 
Burhani Raita, Hyderabadi Masala Curd Raita by Tarla Dalal
Burhani Raita is a nice and masaledar Hyderabadi raita, which combines the pungency of garlic with the aroma of coriander and the flavour of popular spice powders. The Burhani Raita is super easy to make – you just need to whisk the curds and mix in the r ....
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Recipe# 41438
31 Jan 17

 
Gil-e- Firdaus, Hyderabadi Rice Kheer by Tarla Dalal
Gil-e-Firdaus is an elaborate but memorable sweet dish, which is made commonly in Hyderabad during festivals and weddings. Sago and coarsely-crushed rice are cooked in milk and perked up with a range of ingredients like bottle gourd, nuts, condensed milk and cashew paste to get a lusciously crea ....
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Recipe# 35792
23 Nov 14

 
Kopra Pak ( Gujarati Recipe) 
by Tarla Dalal
Although very delicately-flavoured, this coconut sweet gets a rich feel thanks to the tinges of saffron and cardamom that are added. I would suggest the use of traditional coconut grater in order to attain the perfect texture of this sweet. Another key ingredient is the mava, which helps to bind the ....
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Recipe# 40855
17 Oct 16

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Varan Bhaat, Maharashtrian Varan Bhaat by Tarla Dalal
Varan Bhaat is a famous Maharashtrian dish of steaming hot rice topped with ghee and lentil curry. The toovar dal is prepared in a simple and homely manner that will appeal to everybody. Onions, tomatoes, green chillies and spices add to the flavour o ....
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Recipe# 33448
03 Jun 16

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Rava Sheera, Sooji Ka Halwa, How To Make Sooji Halwa by Tarla Dalal
A wonderful dessert that can be prepared in minutes. It does not require much advance preparation, and can be whipped up even at short notice. Rava sheera is traditional, yet modern in its simplicity, making it a sheer delight. Sheera makes a traditional and delightful combination with
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Recipe# 562
23 Nov 14

 
Samosa ( Gujarati Recipe) 
by Tarla Dalal
Whether crisp and triangular, or big and conical, samosas are a universal favourite throughout the country. Here is the traditional gujarati “patti samosa”, which is a crispy samosa a tad different from the recipes of other regions. Unlike other samosas, the gujarati version does not use boiled pota ....
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Recipe# 2226
17 Jan 17

 
Biryani, Veg Hyderabadi Biryani 
by Tarla Dalal
Biryani is an everlasting relic of the Moghul era that continues to live and breathe in innumerable restaurants and kitchens across the globe. Not only that, this traditional recipe has stood the test of time by being constantly adapted to suit the tastes of each generation. While many modern ve ....
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Recipe# 636
22 Jan 16

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Golpapdi, Gujarati Gol Papdi Recipe by Tarla Dalal
This wheat flour based sweet is easier to prepare than any of the other traditional Gujarati sweets . Since it does not have too much ghee and is trouble-free to prepare, you can even make it often as an evening ....
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Recipe# 2780
14 Nov 11

 
Golpapdi, Microwave Golpapdi 
by Tarla Dalal
A traditional Indian sweet, made quickly and easily using the microwave oven. The aroma and rich flavour of ghee-roasted wheat flour, sweetened with jaggery, is just too delicious to explain with words. Since it is so easy to make, you can experience it for y ....
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Recipe# 2860
26 Nov 13

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Dry Garlic Chutney by Tarla Dalal
A powerful combination of pungent garlic and nutty dried coconut, perked up with a generous dose of chilli powder, the Dry Garlic Chutney is a flavourful albeit strong value-add to many snacks and chaats, especially Vada Pav. For a change, you could try sprinkling some on an open sandwich too!
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Recipe# 33269
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 ....
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Recipe# 41174
27 Apr 17

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Mixed Vegetable Subzi, Restaurant Style Sabzi by Tarla Dalal
The rich hue, strong aroma and irresistible taste of this Mixed Vegetable Sabzi will make you addicted to it! A gravy of tomatoes, onions and cashewnuts forms the base of this marvelous creation, which features a horde of colourful and juicy veggies, which are sautéed separately in oil and then ....
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Recipe# 3902
06 Mar 16

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Lehsun ki Chutney, Lasun Ki Chutney, Garlic Chutney For Chaat by Tarla Dalal
A pungent chutney of garlic, spiced up with chilli powder and pepped up with lemon juice.Lehsun ki Chutney combines wonderfully with plain and simple dishes like Bajra Rotla . It can also be used to perk up
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Indian
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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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