Indian Food Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

Sambar Masala Indian Spice Mix Recipe
Almost a staple in South India, Sambar is often eaten with plain boiled rice. The main ingredient in Sambar is Sambar Masala. Here's how you can make Sambar.

Indian Daal and Bean Photos - Photos of Indian Lentils and Beans - Pictures Indian Lentils and Beans - Photo of Chana Daal - Chana Daal - Bengal Gram
Lentils and beans are a huge part of the Indian diet. Most meals include them and recipes for how to cook them abound. Learn to recognise them with my handy photo gallery of Indian daals and beans. Page 8.

Vegetarian Appetizers
From bhajias (deep-fried, battered veggies) to samosas (pastry with delicious fillings) and veggy kababs to bhelpuri, these appetizers are designed to make you crave for more!

South Indian Cuisine
Idlis, sambar, vadas and chutney are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to South Indian food. From Chettinad to Malabari, come sample Dakshin (Southern) cuisine.

Indian Daals and Beans Photo Gallery - Photos of Indian Lentils and Beans - Photo of Saabut Masoor Daal - Saboot Masoor Daal
Lentils and beans are a huge part of the Indian diet. Most meals include them and recipes for how to cook them abound. Learn to recognise them with my handy photo gallery of Indian daals and beans. Page 2.

Indian Daals and Beans Photo Gallery - Photos of Indian Lentils and Beans - Photo of Saabut Moong Daal - Saboot Moong Daal
Lentils and beans are a huge part of the Indian diet. Most meals include them and recipes for how to cook them abound. Learn to recognise them with my handy photo gallery of Indian daals and beans. Page 3.

Vegetarian Recipes
Recipes for cooking India's dazzling array of fresh vegetables. Each region has its own style.

Vada Pav - Indian Veggie Burger Recipe
A yummy, wholesome, vegetarian snack from the heart of Maharashtra in Western India, Vada Pav is an Indian icon. It is so filling you can eat it as a meal (a lot of people do). Serve it with a piping hot cup of Masala Chai and you're in business!

Semolina, Sooji, or Rawa Recipes
Semolina is a versatile ingredient and easy to cook with. Here is a collection of recipes for delicious dishes you can make with it...

South Indian Kadhi Yogurt Curry Recipe
Kadhis are usually vegetarian soup-like dishes filled with healthy veggies or tasty gram flour fritters. They are made slightly differently in different parts of India. This South Indian version is made with yogurt so has a lovely tangy taste!

Upma with Sevai or Vermicelli Recipe
No matter where you go in India, Upma is a hot favorite breakfast food! Originally from South India, this tasty dish can be eaten for breakfast, brunch or as a snack and is so wholesome you can even make a meal of it! Upma is originally made with coarse semolina. Try my easy recipe for Upma made with Sevai or vermicelli. You'll love it!

North Indian Cuisine
Recipes for popular North Indian dishes.

Fusion Food
Fusion Foods are the perfect example of how Indian cuisine has absorbed and assimilated a huge number of influences and still managed to maintain its unique 'flavor'. Take a look....

North Indian Dahi Vada or Bhalla Recipe
Dahi Vada can just as easily be a main dish on a hot day as it can be the perfect accompaniment to other meat or vegetable dishes on a special occassion. You can also eat it as a snack!

Chilli Paneer Recipe - Stir Fried Cottage Cheese
This delicious, hot, tangy dish is an Indian adaptation of a Chinese recipe! It is the perfect appetiser for your next lunch or dinner party. Here's the recipe.

Chatpati Arvi - Crispy Fried Colocasia or Taro Recipe
A lovely accompaniment to any meat curry or Daal dish, Chatpati Arvi is also quick and easy to cook.

Aaloo Shepoo Chi Bhaaji - Potato and Dill Vegetable Salad
I love tasty Aaloo Shepoo Chi Bhaaji from Maharashtra in western India, for its sheer simplicity. It takes hardly any time to make, from start to finish, but the results are very satisfying indeed.

Til - Sesame Use in Indian Cooking
A description of what Til looks like, how it is used in Indian cooking and some interesting facts about it.

Indian Daals and Beans Photo Gallery - Photos of Indian Lentils and Beans - Photo of Kabuli Chana - Kabuli Chana
Lentils and beans are a huge part of the Indian diet. Most meals include them and recipes for how to cook them abound. Learn to recognise them with my handy photo gallery of Indian daals and beans. Page 9.

Indian Daals and Beans Photo Gallery - Photos of Indian Lentils and Beans - Images of Indian Lentils - Photo of Lobia - Lobia - Chawli
Lentils and beans are a huge part of the Indian diet. Most meals include them and recipes for how to cook them abound. Learn to recognise them with my handy photo gallery of Indian daals and beans. Page 10.

Indian Daals (Lentils) and Beans Photo Gallery
Lentils and beans are a huge part of the Indian diet. Most meals include them and recipes for how to cook Daals abound. Learn to recognise them with my handy photo gallery of Indian daals.

Indian Daals and Beans Photo Gallery - Photos of Indian Lentils and Beans - Pictures of Indian Lentils and Beans - Photo of Masoor Daal - Masoor Daal
Lentils and beans are a huge part of the Indian diet. Most meals include them and recipes for how to cook them abound. Learn to recognise them with my handy photo gallery of Indian daals and beans.

Indian Daals and Beans Photo Gallery - Photos of Indian Lentils and Beans - Pictures of Indian Lentils and Beans - Photo of Moong Daal - Moong Daal
Lentils and beans are a huge part of the Indian diet. Most meals include them and recipes for how to cook them abound. Learn to recognise them with my handy photo gallery of Indian daals and beans. Page 4.

Indian Daals and Beans Photo Gallery - Photos of Indian Lentils and Beans - Images of Indian Lentils - Photo of Rajma - Rajma - Red Kidney Beans
Lentils and beans are a huge part of the Indian diet. Most meals include them and recipes for how to cook them abound. Learn to recognise them with my handy photo gallery of Indian daals and beans. Page 11.

Indian Daals and Beans Photo Gallery - Photos of Indian Lentils and Beans - Photo of Urad Daal - Photo of Urid Daal - Urid Daal - Urad Daal
Lentils and beans are a huge part of the Indian diet. Most meals include them and recipes for how to cook them abound. Learn to recognise them with my handy photo gallery of Indian daals and beans. Page 7.

Indian Daals and Beans Photo Gallery - Photos of Indian Lentils and Beans - Photo of Urad Daal - Photo of Urid Daal - Urad Daal - Urid Daal
Lentils and beans are a huge part of the Indian diet. Most meals include them and recipes for how to cook them abound. Learn to recognise them with my handy photo gallery of Indian daals and beans. Page 6.

Indian Daals and Beans Photo Gallery - Photos of Indian Lentils and Beans - Photo Toor Daal - of Arhar Daal - Toor Daal - Tuvar Daal - Arhar Daal
Lentils and beans are a huge part of the Indian diet. Most meals include them and recipes for how to cook them abound. Learn to recognise them with my handy photo gallery of Indian daals and beans. Page 5.

Sitaphal - Custard Apple Ice Cream Recipe
Sitaphal Ice Cream, a combination of ice cream and exotic, creamy fruit, is next level dessert goodness. I guarantee you will love it. The plus is that it's really easy to make!

How to Make Gulab Jamun- Popular Indian Dessert
Gulab Jamun is a popular Indian dessert that has countless fans! It is both decadent and delicious. Learn how to make it.

Sweets and Desserts
Most Indians will confess to having a sweet-tooth. Can you blame them? The delicious variety available is too much to resist!

Gujia with Coconut Filling - Nuereos - Karanji Recipe
Made all over India as a festival sweet, Gujias or Nuereos differ only slightly from region to region. In some states, like Uttar Pradesh, the filling is made with sweetened khoya (milk thickened almost to a solid state) and nuts while in others like Goa, it consists of shredded coconut, nuts and jaggery. This version uses the coconut filling.

Gifts to Give the Indian Food Lover
Here is a comprehensive list of thoughtful gifts you can buy for the Indian food lover in your life....

Indian Prawn Masala Recipe
Learn how to make this simple, delicious, Indian curry with prawns. You will love it!

South Indian Tangy Tomato Rice Recipe
Of South Indian origin, tangy Tomato Rice makes a great one-dish meal. Serve it with poppadums.

How to Make South Indian Lemon Rice
This South Indian dish is easily put together when you are in a hurry. You can also make it with leftover rice. Serve Lemon Rice with a Raita (yogurt salad) and Poppadums for a simple yet tasty meal.

Junglee Pulao Rice Pilaf Recipe
This is a fun and easy-to-make, cherished family recipe in my home. My mother and her mother before her, have cooked it for years!

Nagi's Garlic Gunpowder - Dry Andhra Chutney Recipe
This Andhra (from Andhra Pradesh in South India) version of the famous and fiery Gunpowder Chutney was created by a family friend, Nagi. Enjoy!

Lamb Dishes
Lamb is probably the favourite Indian meat. As far as recipes go, the choices are aplenty!

Chops Hara Masala - Lamb in Green Masala Recipe
Chops Hara Masala or Lamb Chops in Green Masala is a popular Parsi dish from the western part of India. All the fresh greens in it give it a lovely fresh flavour. Serve it on a bed of delicately flavoured Jeera Rice.

What Does Namkeen Mean in Hindi?
What is namkeen? Indian Food.

What is Mughlai Cuisine from India?
The cuisine of Kings, Mughlai food is rich, fragrant and delicious. It tops the list of popular dishes in Indian restaurants the world over.

What is Makhni in Indian Food?
What is Makhni? Find out here...

Subji Indian Food Definition
The definition of Subji. Indian Food.

Murg or Murgi Food Meaning in Hindi
Chicken. Indian Food.

Hing or Heeng in Hindi Definition
This fragrant spice is a powerful digestive and a vital ingredient in many an Indian dish. It enhances the flavor of other ingredients it accompanies.

Chatpata Definition in Indian Food
This word is used to describe dishes that have a hot-and-sour flavour.

Prawn Balchao Recipe from Goa
This fiery dish from Goa (in coastal western India) is almost like a pickle! Do as the Goans do and serve it with hot plain boiled rice.

Indian Style Chilli Recipe for Four
Everyone in my home loves Chilli so much, I decide to create and Indian version of my own, just for fun. This is my version of Chilli! It will feed at least 4 people. Enjoy!

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Chicken, Egg, Pork Dishes
Indian recipes for dishes made with chicken, eggs and pork...

Fish and Seafood Recipes
Recipes for cooking the fresh catch of the day!

Meat recipes
Roasted, curried, pickled or barbecued - there's a there's a meat dish for every taste and occassion.

Tips and Techniques
Quick tips and techniques to use when you're cookign Indian food.

Pickles and Chutneys
From spicy to sweet and soft to crispy, Indian pickles and chutneys are the perfect partner for a well made meal and a 'perker-upper' for a not so perfect one!

Regional cuisine
Recipes for dishes from all four corners of India - all different, all unique.

Sides and Salads
Indian side dishes and salads to enhance your main course dish.

Snacks and Appetizers
Recipes for when you have an attack of the nibbles or want to whet your appetite!

Indian Food Basics
Learn all the basics of cooking Indian food - from stocking up on spices to the right oil to use for each dish.

Beef Dishes
A host of recipes for dishes made from beef.

Bread Recipes
Parathas, naans, kulchaas, rotis...get your recipes here.

Chicken Dishes
The one meat that most Indians will eat, chicken is also very versatile. From Jalfreizi to Do-piaza, find your recipes here.

Cookbooks
Reviews for Indian cookbooks and listings for places to buy them.

Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions about Indian food. New to Indian Cooking and wondering about it? Have questions? Get your answers here.

Glossary of cooking terms and ingredients
With so many languages and each region having its own food specialities, the list of terms used can be exhaustive! They can also be confusing for a novice to Indian cooking. If you can't tell an achaar from a biryani or chai from an idli, this is the place for you.

Menus
We've all had those days when planning a meal has felt like a pain. Here's a little help for when you're having one of those. Hopefully this will also prove useful for those that are new to the game of Indian cooking and don't know which dishes to combine to create a meal.

Non-vegetarian Appetizers
Recipes for delicious Indian non-vegetarian snacks and appetizers.

Pork Dishes
Pork is very popular in Goa and the Eastern states of India where it is made into a variety of tasty dishes ranging from Momos (steamed wontons) to rich and spicy Pork Sorpatel.

Quick Tips
Tips and tricks you can use when you're cooking Indian food.

Rice Recipes
A staple in all Indian homes, rice can be made in numerous ways. From pilafs and biryanis to idlis and khichdi, there's a lot you can do with this one simple ingredient.

Shopping Online
A list of online stores where you can buy Indian groceries and cooking equipment.

Techniques
Step-by-step guide to making some basic Indian foods.

Pickle Recipes
Pickles are a great accompaniment to a good meal and the perfect one to perk up a not-so-good one! Here are some recipes...

Drink recipes
They cool you down when things get hot or warm you up when the temperatures drop. From chai to panna and nimbu pani to filter coffee, learn how to make some favourite Indian beverages.

East Indian Cuisine
A collection of recipes from Eastern India.

Masala and Sauce Recipes (spice mixes)
Masalas (spice mixes) are the heart and soul of any Indian dish. Learn how to make them in your kitchen.

West Indian Cuisine
A collection of recipes from the states of Western India.

Fish Recipes
There are numerous kinds of fish used in Indian cooking and literally thousands of ways you can cook them. Here are some recipes...

Chutney Recipes
Tangy, hot, sweet and everything in between, Chutneys are a nice finishing touch to an Indian meal. Here are some recipes for yummy Chutneys...

Seafood Recipes
India's oastline has an abundance of fresh fish and seafood. From prawns to mussels and oysters to octopus, there's heaps to choose from...

Egg Dishes
Egg is a popular ingredient in Indian cooking, Here are some recipes...

Indian Salad Recipes - Salad Recipes
They play supporting actor to the main course dish. Things wouldn't be the same without delicious salads....

Indian Side Dishes - Indian Sides
They play supporting actor to the main course dish. Things wouldn't be the same without delicious side dishes....

Mutton/ Goat Dishes
Goat meat is commonly called Mutton in India and is eaten by non-vegetarian Hindus, Muslims and Christians alike. Here are some recipes for delicious dishes made with it...

Indian Roast Leg of Lamb (Masala Raan) Recipe
This delicious Indian style lamb roast is so easy to make! Masala Raan is a whole leg of lamb marinated in Indian spices and roasted to perfection. Here's how you make it...

South Indian Coconut Chutney - Narial Ki Chutney
South Indian Coconut Chutney is easy to make and goes really well with lots of South Indian staples like Idli and Dosa. It is also a great sandwich spread!

Chicken Pulao Recipe
Pulao (also called pilau or pilau) is a rice-vegetables-meat dish. There's nothing like it when you want an easy, tasty, wholesome, one-pot meal.

Common Misconceptions About Indian Food
Let's face it, Indian cuisine is delicious but highly misunderstood! Here are some of the most popular myths about Indian food...exposed!

Murg Malai Chicken Kabab Recipe
Murg Malai Kabab is as delicious and juicy as its name suggests. It is really easy to make. Serve it with Naan and a salad.

Maacher Kalia, Jhol (Bengali Fish Curry) Recipe
This is my Father-in-law's recipe for a popular Bengali dish - Maacher Kalia. I love how he makes it and you will too when you try it.

Easy Shakkarpara Recipe
Shakkarpara (also known as Shakkarpare, Shakarpali, Shakkar Para, or Shankarpalli) is a snack typically made in India during Diwali or Christmas.

Maharashtrian Recipes - Recipes from Maharashtra
The cuisine of the state of Maharashtra in western India is known for its simplicity and wholesomeness. Give some of its popular foods a try with my collection of Maharashtrian recipes.

Fish Makhani - Fish in Creamy Gravy
Fish Makhani is creamy, tangy and very yummy! Serve it on a bed of plain boiled rice or team it with Kaali Daal, Naan and a salad!

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Anglo-Indian Recipes
Anglo-Indian cuisine is a fusion of indian and european foods and cooking methods. The result is delicious dishes like Jalfreizi, Stew and Roasts.... Here's a collection for you to try.

Chatpata Chana Raita - Chickpeas in Hot Sour Yogurt
Chatpata Chana Raita (chickpeas in hot-sour yogurt) is a yummy, easy to make dish...

Saag Chana Aaloo Subji - Swiss Chard, Chickpea and Potato Stir Fry
Saag Chana Aaloo Subji is the kind of veggie dish you'll want to make often. On the ingredients are all assembled, it is really simple and quick to cook.

Gobhi Chana Tikka Masala - Cauliflower and Chickpea Tikka Masala
There's no reason to be left out of the fun just because you are vegetarian! Gobhi Chana Tikka Masala is a tasty vegetarian alternative to a popular non-vegetarian Indian dish. Here's how you cook it...

Egg (Anda / Andey) Ki Curry Recipe
Want a non-vegetarian meal but don't have any meat in your fridge? Egg Curry is a terrific and very tasty alternative. You can make it many different ways. This recipe is from North Indian and is really easy to put together.

Tandoori Chicken Recipe - Indian Cuisine
Almost everybody has heard of this iconic dish and there are very few who like Indian food and have not yet tried Tandoori Chicken. Learn how to make it with my easy recipe...

Chicken Curry in Coconut Milk
This delicious chicken curry combines the flavors of aromatic spices and coconut milk. The result? Yummy!

Baingan Aaloo Ki Subji - Eggplant Potato Recipe
Baingan Aaloo Ki Subji is one of the many delicious dishes you can cook with eggplant (Baingan in Hindi). Serve it with hot Chapatis, Daal, pickle and a Raita for a yummy, very fulfilling vegetarian meal!

Naan - Recipe for leavened Indian flatbread
Serve delicious Naan bread straight from the oven, with foods like Tandoori Chicken or kebabs. Garnish them with ingredients like sliced or finely chopped garlic, cumin seeds or coriander seeds for an interesting twist on the plain Naan!

Chicken Dhansak
Parsi Chicken Dhansak is the quintessential comfort food! It has a deeply satisfying quality and is a yummy mixture of lentils, chicken and well blended spices. Serve on a bed of Parsi Brown Rice with a crunchy salad like Kachumbar and you're in business!

Chilli Potatoes - Indian Adaptation of a Chinese Recipe
This delicious dish is an Indian adaptation of a Chinese recipe! Chilli Potatoes makes for a terrific snack or appetiser before a main meal! Here's the recipe.

Goat (Mutton) Curry Recipe
Learn how to cook my Mom's delicious goat meat curry. I grew up eating and loving it. You will love it too. It is really easy to cook and makes for a lovely, wholesome meal when served with plain rice or Indian flatbreads like Chapati or Naan.

Dosa - Savory Crispy South Indian Pancakes - Recipe
They aren't just a staple in their home states down in South India, Dosas are hugely popular all over the world. There are countless Udipi restaurants in India and abroad and not one of them leaves out this iconic food from its menu. Learn how to make Dosa in your home.

Indian Almond Fudge Badam Barfi Recipe
This regal and decadent dessert is a labour of love. While the recipe is simple and the ingredients are few, it requires attention and almost constant stirring. The results however, are well worth the effort! Try it...

Quick and Easy Bhindi Okra Dopiaza Recipe
This is a quick and easy dish to throw together. Bhindi Dopiaza makes for a simple and wholesome vegetarian meal when paired with freshly made Chapatis or other flatbread like Parathas. It is a really tasty way to eat Okra.

How to Make Lamb Meat Curry - Recipe
Want a simple, wholesome meal to wow your family and friends with? Try my simple, yet delicious, Lamb Curry. It is so easy to put together. This is my Mom's recipe and I grew up eating this curry. I am confident you will love it too.

Indian Jhinga Biryani Recipe
Want to make your family and friends feel special and like you slaved over a delicious meal just for them? Make them some Jhinga Biryani. They will love it!

Achaari Kheema Methi - Pickle Style Minced Meat With Fenugreek Leaves
Tangy, tasty Achaari Kheema Methi is yummy and also packs a powerful nutritional punch! Serve it with Daal and some hot Chapatis or Parathas for a well balanced and delicious meal!

Stuffed Zucchini Blossom Pakoda - Stuffed Zucchini Blossom Fritters
My Stuffed Zucchini Blossom Pakodas are a tasty twist on a very elegant western snack. Try them as they are sure to impress!

Shrimp and Mixed Vegetable Curry
In this delicious, easy to cook dish, juicy shrimps (prawns) are paired with mixed vegetables and cooked in a creamy coconut gravy! Serve on a bed of plain boiled rice!

Tava Pulao Recipe - Mixed Vegetable Griddle Fried Rice Recipe
Have leftover rice? Make Tava Pulao! This easy to cook and really tasty, 'one-pot' or one-griddle dish is very satisfying for lunch or dinner.

Chole - Chickpea Curry
Punjabi Chole is a delicious, wholesome dish that works well as part of a meal or a stand alone dish by itself. I love to serve it with fried Indian flatbreads like Bhaturas or Pooris.

Punjabi Eggplant (Baingan Bharta) Recipe
Punjabi Baingan Bharta is so easy to make and has a lovely smokey flavor from the roasted eggplant! Serve it with freshly made, hot Chapatis or Parathas!

Sev Batata Puri
Sev Batata Puri is a hugely popular Indian street food. It is a great, easy to make snack for when you are feeling munchy...

Vegetable Pulao Recipe
Vegetable Pulao is my go-to dish when I am in a hurry and tired but want something hot and home cooked to eat and feed my family. It is a quick and easy dish to throw together. Here's how you make it...

Chicken Tikka Masala
Juicy, pre-marinated, then grilled pieces of chicken are cooked in a rich, creamy sauce to make this delicious and very popular Indian curry. Serve Chicken Tikka Masala with hot Naans (leavened Tandoor-baked flatbread).

Malai Kofta - Vege-balls In a Thick Sauce
A dish for special occassions, Malai Kofta is the vegetarian version of meatballs. It takes time and effort to make but the work is totally worth it for the delicious results you get.

Mutter Paneer - Peas and Cottage Cheese Curry
Mild and versatile paneer and peas go perfectly with the sauce of this delicious curry. Mutter Paneer is hugely popular on Indian restaurant menus the world over! Learn how to make it in your own home.

How to Make Your Own Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese)
Paneer is a lovely, mild andversatile cheese that you can use to make many Indian curries, kababs, flatbreads and even desserts! Learn how to make your own paneer at home.

The Magic Spice - Garam Masala
Garam Masala is a fragrant, flavor-enhancing spice mixture made from a not-so-secret combination of whole spices. It forms the backbone of a lot of delicious Indian dishes. Here's how you make it...

Tadka Daal (Tempered Lentils) Recipe
Easy to cook, nutritious and very wholesome, Tadka Daal is comfort food. It is so tasty it is among the most popular Daal dishes in India. Cook and eat it and you'll see why.

Stir Fired Cabbage With Peas and Badi Indian Recipe
Serve this simple yet delicious veggie dish with hot Chapatis (Indian flatbread) and a tangy pickle. It is quick and really easy to put together when you want a hot, home cooked meal but don't want to slave the evening away in your kitchen!

Pindi Chana (Chickpea) Recipe
Learn how to cook this North Indian favorite (named after the town where it originated), using either dried or canned chickpeas. Serve Pindi Chana with Naans or Kulchas for a delicious, wholesome meal.

Asparagus Ki Subji Recipe
Though not a standard Indian ingredient, asparagus makes a delicious Subj (Indian style stir fried veggies)! Asparagus Ki Subji is a simple, really easy to cook dish and tastes so good! Try my recipe...

Boondi Laddo (Indian Sweet) Recipe
This popular Indian sweet (also called a Motichoor Laddoo) is served at just about any special occasion in India.

Indian Lentils and Dumplings (Daal-Baati) Recipe
Daal Baati from Rajasthan in western India, is simple and nutritious yet is often served on special occasions! It makes a delicious, fulfilling family meal.

Besan Ki Roti - Bengal Gram Flour Flatbread
Besan Ki Roti is a great accompaniment to most Indian dishes as it can be used to expertly mop up the yummy gravy from any curry dish! Learn how to easily make them with my step-by-step recipe.

Gosht Ka Khichda - Hyderabadi Mutton, Rice, Lentil Curry
Gosht Ka Khichda is a wholesome, filling and delicious combination of rice, wheat, lentils and meat all cooked in fragrant spices. My recipe makes a huge pot so eat some and save some for the next day because its flavours deepen and mature when kept overnight.

Bohri Lamb Kaari - Gujarati Muslim Lab Curry
Bohri Kaari is a traditional curry made in Bohri households in western India's Gujarat and Maharashtra. It is sumptuous and delicious and goes really well with plain boiled and fragrant Basmati rice or Parathas.

Khatta Meetha Baingan Recipe - Sweet and Sour Eggplant Curry
If you thought eggplant was a boring vegetable you haven't eaten this spicy-tangy-sweet version of it! Khatta Meetha Baingan is easy to cook.

Deemer Patudi Recipe - Dimer Paturi - Dry Egg Curry Steamed in a Banana Leaf
From West Bengal, Deemer Patudi uses the state's signature ingredient - mustard. It is a good dish to serve with plain boiled rice.

Cabbage Foogath - Cabbage Foogad
Foogath is the term used for any vegetable dish made with coconut and curry leaves. The ingredients are few and the recipe simple as can be.

Chocolate Walnut Fudge Recipe - Chocolate Barfi
This delicious treat is most often made at Christmas and Easter. The recipe uses walnuts but you can subsitute with pecans or almonds.

Gujarati Recipes - Gujarathi Recipes - Recipes from Gujarat
Gujarati cuisine from Western India is delicious and almost entirely vegetarian. It is hugely popular in India and since the Gujarati community is widespread all over the world, it is well loved almost everywhere else too.

Sitaphal Cream - Custard Apple Cream
This rich, decadent dessert is easy and quick to make and lovely to eat. It can be adapted to several other fruits.

Indian Style Christmas Sweets and Snacks
Preparations for Christmas in India, start at least a month in advance! Here's a list of some of the most popular Christmas goodies made during this festive season. Make up batches of your favorites and spread the joy by sharing with friends and family.

Easy-To-Make Sooji Ka Halwa Recipe
Fairly uncomplicated to make and delicious to eat, Sooji Ka Halwa is a hit in our family! My Mum and Dad make it really well and this is my Dad's recipe.

Gobhi Szechuan - Indo Chinese Szechuan Cauliflower
Make my Indo Chinese Sichuan Style Cauliflower - Gobhi Szechuan - and serve it as an unusual appetiser or as a side dish to main in a fun fusion meal.

Indo Chinese Szechuan Paneer
Paneer Szechuan or Indo Chinese Sichuan Style Stir Fried Paneer can be both a tasty, wholesome appetiser or a delicious side dish to a fusion style meal. It is really easy to make.

Butter Chicken (Murg Makhani) Recipe
My Butter Chicken is the real deal and this recipe has been tried and tested over and over again and is loved by my friends and family. Try it for yourself and enjoy.

Prawn Curry Puffs Recipe
They may look fiddly and work intensive to make but they actually aren't and because they taste so good they would be worth the work! Learn how to make them.

Indian Cuisine - Step-By-Step Cooking and Recipes
Learn how to cook Indian food. A comprehensive guide to cooking and eating Indian cuisine with easy-to-follow, step-by-step recipes - from elaborate and traditional Indian dishes to quick and easy yet delicious Indian foods - tips and tricks, a glossary of Indian ingredients and lots more.

Mughlai Biryani Recipe
A regal dish, Mughlai Biryani is fit for a king and was probably eaten by many too! Here is the recipe...

Missi Roti - Wheat and Gram Flour Flatbreads
MIssi Rotis are a terrific Punjabi flatbread that go well with any Indian curry or Daal dish. They are equally good rolled up and eaten just by themselves!

Mangodi Recipe - Moong Daal Fritters - Moong Daal Ka Vada
Mangodi is the perfect tea time or anytime snack for any weather but feels especially good to eat on a cold or rainy day. Make a big batch because they will disappear at lightning speed!

How to Find a Good Indian Restaurant - How to tell a good Indian Restaurant from a not-so-good one - Tips to Help you Find a Good Indian Restaurant
From pricing to differentiating a bad curry from a great one, here's advice on how to pick a winner the next time you feel the urge to dine out on Indian cuisine.

Till - Til - Sesame Seeds
Till or Sesame seeds and Sesame oil are popular ingredients in Indian cooking. Learn more about how to buy and use them...

Laung - Lavang - Cloves
Don't know Ajwain from Dhania and Mirchi from Methi? Get acquainted with Indian spices! Introducing Laung AKA Cloves....

Daalchini - Cinnamon
Can't tell Dhania from Daalchini and Mirchi from Jeera? Get to know your spices. In this fact-filled introduction to a highly fragrant and well loved spice, please meet Cinnamon AKA Daalchini.

Til Ka Gajak Recipe- Indian Style Sesame Brittle Recipe
Til Ka Gajak is made especially made during the cold north Indian winter months since til (sesame) is believed to have warming properties. It is a popular sweet for Diwali (the festival of lights).

Country Captain Chicken Curry Recipe
Country Captain Chicken Curry is a long time Anglo-Indian favorite. I learned how to cook it from my Nana (Grand Mother), who learned it from her Mother. This is their recipe!

Paneer Dopiaza Recipe
Dopiaza literally means two onions or onions twice! Paneer Dopiaza calls for onions used in two batches. It is a simple, easy-to-cook dish and tastes great when done... like you've just spent hours cooking it! What more can you ask for?

Aaloo Postu Recipe - Potato Stir Fried with Poppy Seeds
Learn how to make this well-loved and simple Bengali dish.

Mathri - Mathi - Savory Indian Crackers
The perfect anywhere, anytime snack, Mathris taste really nice with pickle and a hot cup of tea! The best part is you can make up a big batch and store them away ahead of time for when hunger strikes!

Chinese Dosa Recipe - How to Make A Fusion Indo-Chinese Dosa
The large Chinese community in India has adopted many Indian techniques and ingredients into its cooking and vice versa. This has led to the birth of many a delicious Indo-Chinese dish. Chinese Dosa is just one of them. It is delicious and very fulfilling to eat!

How to Order in an Indian Restaurant - Common Dishes
Never get stuck at an Indian restaurant wondering what to order, what goes with what else and how hot a dish might be, again! Here's a handy guide to help you get the meal you want the next time you step out to eat Indian food.

How to Order in an Indian Restaurant - Indian Restaurant Ordering Guide - Guide to Ordering Indian Food - Deciphering the Menu at an Indian Restaurant
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How to Order in an Indian Restaurant
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Indian Restaurant Food Ordering Guide
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Kutchchi Dabeli - Crispy Buns Filled with Spiced Potato Filling
There's no reason why you can't enjoy delicious Indian street foods like Kutchchi Dabeli in your own kitchen. This dish is so delicious and fulfilling you can't really call it just a snack. Try it, you are sure to love it!

Nargisi Kofta - Lamb and Egg Kofta Curry
This dish sounds exotic and tastes it too! Add it to a dinner party menu and friends will think you slaved to make it for them. In truth, Nargisi Kofta is fairly simple to make.

South Indian Style Egg Curry
Eggs are the perfect choice for a quick curry. This silky, mild curry is a great choice for the whole family as it is mild enough for kids to enjoy yet tasty enough that the adults will love it too. Up the heat quite simply, by adding more chillies!

Shahi Anjir Ice Cream - Royal Fig Ice Cream
Try my take on fig ice cream - Shahi Anjir Ice Cream - a dessert fit for royalty! It is creamy ice cream flavored with figs and ribbons of honey!

Murg Kata Masala Recipe - Chicken in Chopped Masala
Unlike a lot of Indian curries for which the spices are ground to a paste, this curry uses whole spices and chopped ingredients. It tastes great with hot chapatis (Indian flatbread) or parathas (fried Indian flatbread).

Mukhmali Kofta - Cheese Balls in Indian Gravy
This vegetarian version of a meatball curry, combines melt-in-your-mouth, silky cheese balls with a rich, thick Indian gravy! Served with Naans, Parathas or Jeera Rice, they are treat to eat.

Rabdi-Rasgulla Recipe - Rabgulla Recipe - Rasmalai - Rasgulla Mithai
Rabdi-Rasgulla - succulent Rasgullas cooked in decadent Rabdi! This is dessert heaven! Interested in learning how to make it? Here's my easy, time saving recipe.

Kheema Bharvaan Karela - Bitter Melon Stuffed with Minced Meat
Though Karela is almost nobody's favorite veg, when filled with minced meat as Kheema Bharvaan Karela, it is delicious! The trick is in removing the bitterness of the Karela (well almost) with a 'special treatment'!

Parsi Brown Rice Recipe
Learn how to make Parsi Brown Rice, the perfect accompaniment for Dhansak and Kachumbar salad in most Parsi homes. They make for a great family lunch!

Is Indian food always spicy?
This is the question that springs to most people's mind when they think of Indian food. It is a common misconception about Indian cuisine. So, what is the answer? Find out here.

Lehsuni Jhinga - Grilled Garlic Prawns
This dish is delicious and remarkably easy to make. The prawns must be marinated so be sure to factor in the extra preparation time required.

Spicy Roasted Corn On The Cob
Want a tasty, easy to cook and easier to eat snack? Try Bhutta - Indian Style Spicy Roasted Corn On The Cob! I promise you will love it....

Dhania - Coriander Seeds and Powder
Coriander seeds are a standard ingredient in most Indian dishes. They are used whole or in coarse or fine powder form. Get to know this wonderful spice here.

Jeera - Zeera - Cumin
Get to know your spices... Meet Cumin and see how it is used in Indian cooking. Also learn how and where to buy and how to use this lovely spice.

Top Karahis or Woks - Top Kadhais
A wok-like Indian utensil called the Kadhai is perfect for sautéing, deep frying and stri-frying all kind sof dishes. Here's a list of some good ones.

Top Picks: Masala Dabbas or Spice Racks
Masala Dabba or Spice Rack keeps all your spices conveniently in one place so savinn time and energy in the kitchen. It also keeps the spices fresh and helps them last longer. The added bonus - spices, with their myriad colors, textures and shapes when arranged in a Masala Dabba are also pretty to look at!

Five Most Popular Small Coffee Grinders
A listing of popular small coffee grinders to use for grinding Indian spices.

Doodhi Ka Halwa (Milk-Gourd Halwa) Recipe
Though the name may sound unusual, this dessert is delicious! Get the recipe here...

Moong Daal Halwa Recipe - Indian Food
This rich, delicious dessert has an unusual main ingredient, normally associated with savory dishes - lentils. You'd never believe it when you eat it though! Serve Moong Daal Halwa warm with a scoop of vanilla icecream and you'll get many requests for seconds.

Shakkarkand Ka Halwa - Indian Style Sweet Potato Pudding
Decadent, delicious Shakkarkand Ka Halwa - Indian Style Sweet Potato Pudding - is simple to make but does involve some work - in the form of frequent stirring as you cook it. It is however, totally worth the effort!

Christmas Fruit and Nut Cake Recipe
This is my Mother's recipe for Christmas cake and though I may be biased, it is the best in the world! She's been making it for years and I have never come across anyone who did not love it at first bite.

Ras Malai - Dessert Recipe
Probably my favorite dessert, Ras Malai is dumplings made from cottage or ricotta cheese soaked in sweetened, thickened milk delicately flavored with cardamom. Serve it chilled and garnished with slivers of dried fruit.

Mukhwas - Indian Palate Freshener Recipe
Mukhwas is usually eaten after a meal to aid digestion and freshen the mouth and there are countless recipes out there. Once you've made Mukhwas a couple of times and figured out which ingredients you prefer over others, you too can create your own!

Shahi Falooda - Royal Falooda Recipe
This delicious, chilled dessert is perfect for the summer. It used to be very popular in Mumbai (Bombay) and its surrounding cities, but is now well-known and loved all over India!

Shengdana Chikki Indian Peanut Brittle - Recipe
This tasty dessert is very simple and quick to make!

Super Easy Mango Kulfi - Indian Mango Ice Cream Recipe
This recipe for this delicious dessert is so simple, kids can make it!

Panjiri - Punjiri - Panjeeri Indian Dessert Recipe
This delicious Indian dessert is usually given to new mothers, as an aid to lactation. It is said to increase milk supply! Learn how to make it.

Quick and Easy Microwave Milk Barfi Recipe
When I first learned how to cook this delicious dessert, I was so taken up by how easy it was, I made it every excuse I could find! You'll see why if you try it.

Sabudana Laddoo - Tapioca Laddoo Balls
Sabudana Laddoos are a delicious, bite-sized Indian dessert that are hard to resist. It is hard to just stop at eating one, so make a big batch!

Sabudana Kheer - Creamy Indian Tapioca Pudding With Coconut Cream
Creamy , delicious Sabudana Kheer is not just a terrific dessert, if you have any left over, it is the perfect breakfast too!

Seekh Kabab - Kebabs on Skewers
These delicious kebabs can be made with any minced meat you like, but I like lamb best. Serve them with green Mint-Coriander Chutney.

Grilled Chicken Tikka - Recipe
The word Tikka means bits, pieces or chunks. Chicken Tikka is an easy-to-cook dish in which chicken chunks are marinated in special spices and then grilled on skewers.

South Indian Style Goat Liver Stir Fry Recipe
South Indian Style Goat Liver Stir Fry is a gravy dish that can be cooked made in a jiffy! Just a few ingredients are used but the flavours are amazingly complex and rich… spicy, tangy, yummy!

Garlic Chilly Mutton Mince
Garlic Chilly Mutton Mince is an addictive, creamy and soul satisfying dish! The Mutton referred to in the recipe is actually goat meat! Goat meat is erroneously but commonly called Mutton in India. Feel free to use and other minced meat according to your preference.

Parsi Red Chicken Curry
This simple, wholesome, home style Parsi Chicken Curry tastes great served on a bed of Basmati rice with an accompanying green salad.

Chaat Masala Recipe & Tips for Seasoning Use
Zingy, tangy, slightly hot Chaat masala is the perfect seasoning! Learn how to make it here...

Spicy Minced Meat (Kheema) Paratha Recipe
Made Masala Kheema (spicy minced meat) and got some left over? Make Kheema Parathas then. It's meat and bread all rolled into one!

Chatpata Nimboo Pani - Spiced Indian Style Lemonade ecipe
Cool down on a hot summer day with this very refreshing drink.

Thandai Recipe
This chilled almond-flavoured beverage is terrific for when the tempratures soar. Its tasty and cools you down!

Curd Chilly Recipe
It sounds fiery but isn't as fierce as the name suggests! Curd Chilly is a pickle of sorts from south India. You can eat it exactly as is or fry it in a little oil. Curd Chilly goes well with Curd Rice and plain boiled rice and Sambar (south Indian style lentils).

Pyaaz-Tamaatar Ka Omelette Recipe
Start your day right... Try this omelette with an Indian twist, for breakfast. It is delicious and super easy to cook.

Sindhi Kadhi Recipe
This tangy curry is traditionally made by the Sindhi community. Serve it with a long-grained, fragrant rice like Basmati. Since it's full of vegetables and made with tomatoes and gram flour, it's also nutritious.

Cookware To Get You Started
A look at the essentials (and some of the luxuries) you need in terms of cookware, to cook Indian food.

Demystifying Indian Cuisine
Indian food is varied, delicious, healthy and easy to cook

Sorpatel - Spicy Goan Pork Curry
This popular Goan curry is traditionally made with pork meat and various other organs like the liver, intestines, heart and tongue. Traditional recipes even call for pig blood. While the purists may disagree on this point, those of you that shuddered at the above ingredients, can make Sorpatel with just the meat and liver and it would be just as tasty!

Ajwain Ka Paratha Recipe - Parathas Flavored with Carom Seed
I love these easy to make Parathas (pan fried flatbread) and often eat them with pickle and yogurt! They are also great for mopping up a tasty curry!

Anglo-Indian Beef Stew Recipe
Yummy, healthy and hearty Anglo-Indian Stew can be made with any meat and fresh, seasonal veggies. It is a combination of western, Indian and Asian flavors. This one-pot meal is great any time of year or for any meal but particularly lovely on a cold Fall or Winter's day!

Kheema Palak - Minced Meat with Spinach
Simple, delicious and easy to cook... Kheema Palak is a sure meal time winner. It goes well with Daal dishes and flatbreads like Chapatis or Parathas. Learn how to make it here.

Kadhai Kumbh Recipe - Kadhai Mushroom - Stir Fry Mushrooms
A simple, wholesome dish, Kadhai Kumbh can be put together really quickly and served with Parathas, for a meal that is sure to delight! Here is the recipe...

Vegetable Kolhapuri Recipe
From the state of Maharashtra in western India, this popular dish is traditionally spicy but you can adjust the heat to your tastebuds. Serve it with plain boiled rice or hot chapatis (Indan flatbread).

Kayree Panha Recipe - Sweet, Spicy, Tangy Raw Mango Drink
Made with fresh raw mangoes, abundant in the summer months, Kayree Panha is from the state of Maharashtra in Western India. It is a sweet-sour-spicy drink!

Masala Kheema (Spicy Minced Meat) Recipe
Kheema or mince can be made with any meat you prefer. It is extremely versatile and just changing the masala can result in a great new taste each time. Masala Kheema tastes delicious with Chapatis (Indian flatbread) or Parathas (pan fried Indian flatbread).

Reshmi Kabab Recipe (With Marinated Chicken)
This delicious kabab gets its name from the juicy, succulence of the meat used to make it. The meat gets this way thanks to the marinade in which it is soaked. Serve it with Mint-Coriander Chutney, thinly sliced onions and hot Naans (tandoor-baked Indian flatbread).

Most Popular Indian Vegetarian Dishes
Veggie foods we love..and you will too! These are some of most searched for and most loved Indian vegetarian recipes. They are not just favorites among Indians. People all over the world enjoy them and some of them have iconic status...well almost.

Collected Tomato Recipes - Indian Food
There's nothing to beat juicy, ripe, red tomatoes! Here are some delicious ways to use them in your everyday cooking.

Collected Tomato Recipes - Indian Food
There's nothing to beat juicy, ripe, red tomatoes! Here are some delicious ways to use them in your everyday cooking.

A Collection of Indian Spinach Recipes
Spinach is a great way to get your greens and is choc-full of all the good stuff. It may not be everybody's favorite veggie, but that is probably thanks to the unimaginative way it is often cooked! Here is a host of recipes that I often use to cook this leafy green. The result? My normally picky five-year-old loves spinach!

Indian Potato Recipes
The humble potato may not look too fancy but it is definitely popular! From crisps in the UK to hash browns in the US and Vada Pav in India, potatoes are a favorite comfort food.Being a high carbohydrate food, potatoes have always been shunned by dieters. A little known fact though, is that they are a rich source of vitamins B6 and C, potassium and dietary fibre. Don't lose out by letting this versatile veg's looks or reputation fool you! Love potatoes? Try these popular Indian potato dishes:

Indian Potato Recipes
The humble potato may not look too fancy but it is definitely popular! From crisps in the UK to hash browns in the US and Vada Pav in India, potatoes are a favorite comfort food.Being a high carbohydrate food, potatoes have always been shunned by dieters. A little known fact though, is that they are a rich source of vitamins B6 and C, potassium and dietary fibre. Don't lose out by letting this versatile veg's looks or reputation fool you! Love potatoes? Try these popular Indian potato dishes:

Goan Recipes - Collection of Dishes From Goa, India
Food is a huge deal in Goa! Its position on India's lush, green western coast means there is abundance of fresh fish and seafood. Pork is a hot favorite too. Hours are spent preparing delicious dishes from recipes often passed down through generations.

Goan Recipes - Collection of Dishes From Goa, India
Food is a huge deal in Goa! Its position on India's lush, green western coast means there is abundance of fresh fish and seafood. Pork is a hot favorite too. Hours are spent preparing delicious dishes from recipes often passed down through generations.

Indian Snack Food "Chaat" - 5 Popular Recipes
Indians love a good snack. In fact some of these are so substantial they can even pass for a meal. Chaat - a generic name for certain kinds of hot, tangy, sweet nibbles - is one such group of foods. They are so popular, in North India there is a Chaat vendor at almost every street corner! I love making and eating Chaat and often have Chaat parties at my place. It is great fun!

Indian Finger Foods for Parties - Recipes
A list of easy, tasty Indian party foods to serve at your next get-together.

Murgh Methi Malai
Learn how to cook my creamy, fenugreek Chicken Curry... Mugh Methi Malai.

Kaleji Hara Masala
Learn how to make Kaleji Hara Masala - a fragrant and delicious dry Indian curry made from goat or lamb livers...

Mirchi Gosht with Rice-Potato Pulao
A delicious if fiery combination of luscious goat meat curry and fragrant basmati rice pilaf... Learn how to make my Mirchi Gosht served with Rice-Potato Pulao....

Karahi Paneer - Paneer Karahi
I created this recipe while experimenting with ingredients in my kitchen. I have named it Karahi Paneer because I cooked it, stir-fry style, in my wok (karahi)! Serve Karahi Paneer with hot Chapatis or Parathas.

Thukpa (Sikkimese clear noodle soup)
Thukpa is traditionally eaten with Steamed Momos (wontons). This clear, mildly flavored soup is served over egg noodles.

Puran Poli - Puranpoli - Sweet Pan-fried Flatbread
In Maharashtra (western India), where I lived for several years, Puran Poli is a hot favorite food! You can eat it at breakfast with a dollop of cream (that's how I love it!) or as a post-meal dessert. Whatever you decide to do, Puran Poli is worth the effort involved in making it.

Shrikhand - Sweetened Yogurt
I first tasted Shrikhand when I moved to Pune, a big city in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, with my family. I have loved it ever since. Ideally Shrikhand should be made with whole or full cream milk yogurt but you can also make it with low-fat or diet yogurt. The nuts are optional but add that extra special touch to this simple but delicious dessert.

Shir Kurma
This dessert is made on the occasion of Eid, which is celebrated by the Muslims. Shir Kurma is milk-based and full of nuts and raisins.

Gujia or Nuereos or Neurios
The recipe for a favourite Dusshera and Diwali sweet.

Makkai Mutton Curry - Goat Curry with Corn Cobs - Mutton Curry with Corn Cobs
In India, goat meat is commonly (if erroneously) called Mutton. Simple, yet delicious, Makkai Mutton Curry is also easy to put together. The corn cobs in it are delightful to suck on for those of you who like the bones in your meat curry!

Bhatura Leavened Fried Indian Bread Recipe
Bhatura is the perfect companion for Chole, a very popular North Indian dish. Here's how you make it...

Kulcha - Pan Cooked Leavened Indian Flatbread
Kulchas are North Indian in origin and are often eaten with Chole (chickpea curry). They are however, like any other bread and can be eaten with pretty much anything you like. They taste really good with gravy-based dishes and you can use them to 'mop up'!

Appam Recipe - Indian Food
Appams are great for mopping up delicious South Indian curries! Though easy to make, they take a little practice to perfect.

Rasedaar Tamatar
Learn how to make this yummy, slurpy, soupy dish, perfect for anytime but especially good when the weather is cold or you are feeling under the weather yourself....

Anglo-Indian Kheema Matar
Quick, easy to cook and yummy, Kheema Matar makes for a very satisfying meal when served with hot Parathas....

Dahiwale Aaloo
Dahiwale Aaloo is an tasty Indian take on western potato salad. Try it....

Chivda
Make this crispy, crunchy snack ahead of time and store in an air-tight container. It's perfect for times when you have an attack of the munchies.

Rava Laddoo Recipe - Indian Food
Though quick and easy to cook, this Indian dessert is very tasty and also hugely popular. It's perfect to make when time is short but you still want a special dessert.

Indian Meatball (Kofta Biriyani) Recipe
You can make the Koftas in Kofta Biryani with chicken, lamb or beef. Serve this delicious, hearty dish with a green salad and raita of your choice.

Aaloo Paratha Recipe (Potato Paratha)
Extremely popular with North Indians, these are best eaten with chilled yogurt and your favourite pickle or chutney. Want to be naughty? Aaloo parathas taste delicious with fresh, thick cream or a knob of unsalted, home-made butter!

Chakli - Crispy Savory Spirals
This crunchy snack is just as good at tea time as it is for a special occassion. Traditional chaklis are made with a special chakli making mold.

Bhajias - (Pakoras) Fried Indian Snack Recipe
Also known as Pakoras, these are the perfect snack for a cold, rainy day! Make up a batch and serve them with sweet-sour tamarind chutney. Use any vegetable you like.

Mint Chutney Vegetable Sandwich
This easy, tasty snack can be put together in a flash. It's perfect for picnic meals and kids lunchboxes.

Phirni
Creamy Phirni is a North Indian dessert, delicately flavored with cardamom and saffron. Fruit pulp can be added to this basic recipe for a delicious twist on an already yummy dessert! This is my paternal Grandmother's recipe.... Enjoy!

Til Ke Laddoo Indian Dessert Recipe
This dessert is especially popular during the winter months as many people think the ingredient sesame can help keep you warm!

Using Old Chapatis to Make Tasty Snacks!
Never throw extra leftover Chapatis out again. Use them to make an Indian-style chip and dip or quesadillas!

Leg of Lamb Mughlai Style
Leg of Lamb Mughlai Style is an inspired treatment of lamb! Learn how to cook it...

South Indian Chicken Curry
My South Indian Chicken Curry is a great dish for entertaining and can be part of a lavish menu. As with most south Indian delicacies it goes really well with simple, plain Basmati rice and a vegetable of your choice.

Kashmiri Fish and Lotus Curry
This tangy, spicy curry from Kashmir may have a long list of ingredients but it is so worth the effort of putting them together! Learn how to make Kashmiri Fish and Lotus Curry....

Jhinga Bhindi Fry - Prawns And Okra Stir-fry
This dish is simple and really quick to make. Serve it with hot chapatis (Indian flatbread) or plain boiled rice and a lentil dish.

Prawn Ambot Tik - Hot and Sour Goan Prawn Curry
This delicious Goan curry tastes great with plain steamed or boiled rice. It can also be made with fish or chicken if you so prefer.

Fish Xacuti
Xacuti is a Goan speciality and the masala can be used to cook chicken as well. Eat it with plain boiled rice or a pulao (pilaf - rice dish) and a green salad.

Cabbage Tuna Stir Fry
My Aunt is a terrific cook! This simple, delicious dish is her recipe. Serve Cabbage Tuna Stir Fry with hot Chapatis.

Chaat - Tikki Ki Chaat - Ragda Pattice
This has to be the most popular North-Indian snack! Vendors literally crowd the streets selling all kinds of delicious variations of chaat in this part of the country. Chaat parties are also popular and a great alternative to a sit-down dinner.

Makki Ki Roti - Pan-fried Maize Bread
A traditional north Indian bread, Makki Ki Roti is served straight off the griddle topped with a dollop of fresh homemade butter!

Indian Bhelpuri - Vegetarian Snacks Recipe
A snack with almost iconic status in Western India, bhelpuri is low-fat, nutritious and delicious! What more can one ask for?

Nariyal Barfi (Coconut Fudge) Recipe
You will love this sweet if you like coconut. It is most often made on occassions like Diwali (the Hindu festival of lights) and Christmas.

Bhindi Ka Saalan
Bhindi Ka Saalan is a delicious, hot and sour, stew-like curry that tastes great with freshly made Chapatis (flatbread) or Parathas (pan-fried flatbread). Here's how you cook it...

Kashmiri Yellow Mutton Curry
Learn ho to make special occasion dish, Kashmiri Yellow Mutton Curry....

Chicken Shaandaar
Chicken Shaandaar looks and tastes 'fancy' but is really easy to cook. Here's how...

Laal Daal Gosht - Meat with Red Lentils
Laal Daal Gosht - meat cooked with red lentils - is the perfect weekend comfort food! Learn how to cook it here...

Jeera Rice (Zeera Pulao) Recipe
A variation on plain boiled rice, this Indian dish is made with cumin seeds.

Lamb or Beef Mince and Potato Cutlets
Mince Meat and Potato Cutlets are a popular Anglo Indian dish and this is a version concocted by my Dad and Sister-in-law. Seriously tasty!

Aaloo Bonda
Aaloo Bonda is a hearty, tasty snack, great any time of year but particularly lovely when the weather is cold and dreary! It is comfort food at its best!...

Bhindi Ki Subji Recipe (Stir-Fried Okra)
This simple dish tastes great with hot chapatis (Indian flatbread) or parathas (pan-fried Indian flatbread). Team with a dish like Rajma (red kidney bean curry) and you've got a terrific vegetarian meal.

Kurkuri Bhindi (Indian Crispy Okra) Recipe
Eat this okra dish with plain boiled rice and your favorite Daal (lentil dish) and you've got a tasty and nutritious meal.

Kathal Ki Subji
Learn how to cook the unusual looking but very tasty veggie - Kathal or Jackfruit - Indian style! You will love it!

Lamb Chops with Mushrooms and Chickpeas
Learn how to make hearty Lamb Chops with Mushrooms and Chickpeas, perfect for a cold winter's night!

Medu Vada - South Indian Daal Vada Recipe
The perfect snack, Medu Vada is a popular item on the menu of countless Udupi restaurants all over India. Learn how to make it...

Kulfi Recipe - the Indian Version of Ice-Cream
Is there an Indian version of ice-cream? You bet! Try Kulfi. With it's oh-so-milky and mild cardamom flavors it's sure to have you hooked.

Jalebi Recipe (Indian Food for Special Occasions)
This sweet is a hot favourite on any special occasion be it a birthday, wedding or festival. Jalebis though mostly eaten by themselves, can also be soaked in warm milk.

Idli (Steamed Rice Cakes) Recipe
No longer just a South Indian favorite, Idlis are loved and can be found just about anywhere in India. Try them and you'll see why.

Kheer - Payasam - Payas - Rice Pudding
This creamy rice pudding is delicately flavored with cardamom and full of nuts. It's a great dessert for anytime of the year. In south and east India versions of it are made for certain festivals. In the South, Kheer is called Payasam and in the east it is known as Payas.

Kajoo Barfi - Cadju Barfi - Cashew Barfi - Cashew Fudge - Kaajoo Ki Barfee
In India, Kajoo Barfi is often presented to guests on auspicious occasions like the birth of a child, weddings, a promotion at work, at the passing of an important exam etc. It is fairly easy to make! Here is the recipe...

Paani Puri Vegetarian Snack Recipe
This snack is not just delicious, it is also fun to make and eat. Call friends over and make a whole heap!

Gaajar Ka Halwa - Carrot Pudding
This delicious, rich pudding loaded with nuts and dried fruits is well-known all over the world. It is normally eaten warm so it tastes really good combined with vanilla icecream.

Baingan Ka Raita with Daal Palak Roti
Soft, delicious lentil and spinach flat breads served with a chilled, savory eggplant yogurt dip... match made in culinary heaven!

Murgh Hariyali
Learn how to make my Dad's tried and tested (often by me) recipe for Fresh and Fragrant Green Chicken Curry with Indian Herbs....

Creamy Pumpkin and Spinach Curry
This simple, tasty curry is a great way to get your kids to eat veggies... it is really tasty!

Christmas Menu Ideas
Times like Christmas are made even more special by the foods we love. These are usually things our mothers or grandmothers made when we were growing up. Most of us continue to cook and serve these dishes at our own tables on festive occasions, adding a couple of our own.None of these have to be

Christmas Menu Ideas
Times like Christmas are made even more special by the foods we love. These are usually things our mothers or grandmothers made when we were growing up. Most of us continue to cook and serve these dishes at our own tables on festive occasions, adding a couple of our own.None of these have to be

Yakhni Pulao Recipe - North Indian Yakhni Pilaf
This tasty rice dish is a classic at North Indian meals. It gets its name from the Yakhni (meat stock) - pronounced as Akhni - it is cooked in. I like to serve Yakhni Pulao with just a simple vegetable raita but you can go all out and add a curry dish too.

Indian Style Summer Drink Recipes
As the temperature around you soars, cool off with these summer chillers!

Marzipan Shapes
This is a favourite Goan sweet made specially for Christmas. Marzipan can be made into all sorts of shapes, depending on how artistic you are and how creative you feel!

The Food and Decor
How to decorate for your Bollywood theme party and what food to serve. Page 2.

Bharvaan Simla Mirchi (Stuffed Green Peppers) Recipe
This is another one of those foods that look like they take a lot of time and effort to make but in truth, are easy to prepare. Bharvaan Simla Mirchi can even be stuffed with Masala Kheema (see recipe below).

Delhi-Style Cold Coffee Recipe
If you think this a strange name for a drink, you may not be alone! The reason I named it this (I was considering Connaught Place Cold Coffee!) is that this is where I am told it originated. For all it's fancy name you'd think it was tough to make. You couldn't be farther from the fact. Delhi-style Cold Coffee takes all of 2 minutes to prepare! Enjoy...

Bharvaan Laal Mirchi Ka Achaar Recipe
This pickle sounds fiery but it is a classic case of more bark than bite! The best part is, it's easy to make.

Tamarind Chutney (Imli Ki Chutney) - Recipe
This tangy chutney can be used as a dip or stir-in sauce for numerous Indian snacks.

Chicken Curry
This most basic of chicken recipes is also one of the tastiest! Serve Chicken Curry with hot Chapatis (Indian flatbread) or plain boiled rice.

Popular Indian Chicken Dishes - Recipe Collection
Due to religious reasons, a lot of people in India do not eat beef. For the very same reason, a lot do not eat pork. This makes chicken a very popular meat indeed. Some of India's most popular foods are chicken based. Here are some of them...

Fish Curry
This curry is truly delicious! I say so with such confidence because I grew up eating it - this is my mom's recipe. The ingredients used to make it show a mix of both eastern and northern Indian culinary influences. Serve it with piping hot plain boiled rice.

Popular Indian Dishes
They're among the most ordered dishes in any Indian restaurant. Want to cook them in your kitchen? Get the recipes here...

Indian Style Chilli Chicken - Recipe
Originally a Chinese dish, delicious Indian Style Chilli Chicken is simply scrumptious!

Rajma - Red Kidney Bean Curry
This dish is extremely popular not just in North India but elsewhere as well. Serve Rajma with plain boiled rice, Kachumbar salad and your favorite pickle.

Dhokla - Steamed Gram Flour Snack
This nutritious snack from Gujarat in Western India is popular all over the country. Serve it with Tamarind and Mint-coriander Chutneys.

How to Make Indian Biriyani - Recipe
Biryani nicely made, is a pleasure to behold and eat! Fragrant long-grained rice is layered with meat or vegetables that have been cooked in a mixture of spices. This has to be one of my favorite foods!

Paav Bhaaji Masala - Recipe
A well-loved food all over India, Paav Bhaaji is actually western Indian (Maharashtrian to be precise) in origin. A mix of veggies is used to make it, so it's healthy too! Paav Bhaji is so wholesome you can have it as a meal. Here's a recipe for the masala used to make this yummy dish.

Indian Kofta Meatball Curry - Recipe
The koftas (meatballs) in this dish can be made with beef, lamb or chicken. It makes a great meal when served with jeera rice and kachumbar salad.

Kids' Lunch Box Favorites - Easy Tiffin Foods
In India, the word 'tiffin' is used to describe either a lunch box or the food in it! While every Mom wants to pack a tasty lunch box, we also want it to be nutritious. Not a lot to ask for is it? This however, is one task that causes many of us anxiety! Children often come home with half eaten food, simply because they think it's boring! Planning what will go into your kids' lunch box need not be a nightmare. Here's a list of tasty treats that will have them polishing their food off in no time:

Palak Ki Subzi - Palak Bhaji Recipe
Quick to make and good to eat is the perfect caption for Palak Ki Subzi! This is a tasty vegetable dish and it is full of good nutrients too.

Sarson Ka Saag
This typically Punjabi (North Indian) dish tastes really nice with Makki Ki Roti (Indian maize flatbread) and a dollop of fresh butter.

Goan Fish Curry
Almost the staple food of Goa along with rice, fish curry made in this style is tangy and spicy! Tuna tastes especially good in Goan Fish Curry but you can also use any fish with firm white flesh.

Curd Rice Recipe - South Indian Yogurt Rice
This is truly comfort food! Curd rice from South India tastes great with just a pickle or chutney and also with a daal (lentils) or meat dish.

Mint-Coriander Chutney
This basic chutney is perfect for using as a dipping sauce with cutlets and samosas or to serve with main course dishes like biryani.

Carom Seeds - Ajwain - Bishop's Weed
A description of what Ajwain or Carom Seeds look like, how they are used in Indian cooking and some interesting facts about them.

North Indian Kaali Daal (Black Lentils) Recipe
Another popular North Indian dish, Kaali Daal is also known as Ma Ki Daal (mom's lentils) since it is wholesome and delicious! Serve Kaali Daal with a vegetable side dish and Naans (tandoor baked flatbread) or Butter Chicken and Naans.

Tandoori Paneer Tikka Grilled With Vegetables Recipe
Soft, juicy chunks of paneer marinated in Tandoori masala and then grilled with veggies! This is a great dish to serve at your next barbeque.

Mughlai Chicken With Gravy Recipe
This is a dish for special occasions - not for any other reason except that it is rich! Its mild, thick, creamy gravy is inspired by the food of Central Asia and came to India during the rule of the famous Mughal dynasty. Cook and eat it and you will feel like royalty yourself!

A List of Popular North Indian Recipes
These are some of the most popular North Indian foods in both homes and restaurants.

Indian Flattened Rice Dish (Poha) Recipe
From western India, Poha, made from flattened rice, is an easy-to-cook, nutritious snack. It is often eaten for breakfast or brunch. Add extra zing to Poha by serving it with Mint-Coriander Chutney!

Sookha Kala Chana (Dry Black Chickpea Curry) Recipe
Sookha Kala Chana is easy to make and tastes really nice as a snack or side dish in a main meal. The Chana is also an excellent source of protein.

Aaloo Mutter - Peas and Potatoes
If you're in a rush but want something tasty and wholesome to eat, this is the dish for you. You can cook it quickly in a pan and even quicker in a pressure cooker.

Mixed Vegetable Curry
This dish is so easy to make and tastes great with plain rice, hot Chaptis or Parathas. Take a look....

South Indian Fish Curry in Tamarind Gravy Recipe
The tamarind in this gravy-based dish gives it a lovely tangy flavor that goes really well with plain boiled rice. In fact, that is how it is traditionally eaten.

Dry Chicken Curry (Chicken Sukha) Recipe
This dish from coastal, western India combines elements and ingredients of both the Malabari and Goan styles of cooking. Though it is a dry dish with very little gravy, Chicken Sukka tastes really nice with plain boiled rice! You can even serve it with hot Chapatis. Add a green salad and you'll have a well-rounded meal.

Bund Gobhi / Patta Gobhi Ki Subji (Stir Fry Cabbage)
Serve this simple veggie with hot Chapatis (Indian flatbread) and a tangy pickle.

Mint-Cucumber Raita
Serve this cooling dish with practically anything! It tastes specially good with stuffed Parathas (flatbread) and Biryanis and Pulaos (rice dishes).

Indian Pumpkin Kaddu Ki Subji Recipe
In this dish, the slightly sweet flavor of the pumpkin is offset by the heat from the chillies and the tanginess from the raw mango powder. Serve it with hot Chapatis (Indian flatbread).

Chicken Saagwala Recipe (Murg Saagwala )
This dish combines chicken with spinach and the end result is a tasty, nutritious and healthy dish. Team it with hot Chapatis (Indian flatbread) or Parathas (pan-fried Indian flatbread).

Stir-fried Paneer (Paneer Bhurji) Recipe
A tasty version of Anda Bhurjee (stir-fried eggs), Paneer Bhurjee is also a great breakfast dish. It also makes a quick and easy dinner dish when teamed with hot Chapatis or Parathas.

Kashmiri Dum Aaloo
A typical Kashmiri recipe, Dum Aaloo is cooked under Dum or pressure. In this cooking method, the food is cooked under pressure in its own juices.

Baingan Ka Bharta - Seasoned Roast Eggplant
This dish has a distinctive flavour thanks to the mustard oil used in it. Baingan Bharta is a healthy food - eggplant that is the main ingredient, is low in fat and sodium and high in dietary fiber, vitamins C and B6 magnesium, phosphorus and pottasium. Add to that the tomatoes, green chillies, garlic and onion and you've packed a mighty nutritional punch in one single dish!

Chettinad Curry Chicken Recipe
From Tamilnadu in South India, this curry is quite fiery. There's no reason why you can't reduce the chillies to suit your own palate though. Chettinad chicken tastes great with parathas (bread) and even plain boiled rice.

Indian Samosa (Pastry-Like Snack) Recipe
A famous Indian snack, Samosas can be probably be found anywhere in the world! They're a lovely snack for a cold day when you're just a little more than nibbly and a little less than hungry.

Indian Badam (Almond) Milk Recipe
I love Badam Milk! Delicately flavored with cardamom, the nuts in this chilled, cooling drink don't just make it tasty, they pack a mighty nutritious punch too! I often make it for my son... enjoys it just as much as me. Cold Badam Milk is a great summer cooler but if you use hot milk to make it, it's a great winter drink too!

Paratha (Pan Fried Flatbread) Recipes
A Paratha is an unleavened, pan fried Indian flatbread. Once you know how to make the basic one (for which you will find a step-by-step photo guide below) you can fill it with any stuffing you like! You can even add ingredients to the dough while kneading to end up with some really tasty versions of the basic Paratha! Team Parathas (plain or stuffed) with yogurt and pickle and you're in business!