Indian Food Recipes

Indian food recipes

Indian food recipes encapsulate a broad array of regional cuisine and dishes. It also inherits aspects of religions, cultures and ethnic diversity. The Indian subcontiment is huge, with great variations in soil types, rainfalls & temperature profiles, slope, aspect and drainage. Thus, crops are equally diverse, with variations in availability across regions. Recipes also use locally available spices, herbs, vegetables, and fruits. Added to that, recipes are influenced by religious and cultural nuances.

Foods have been melded by Hindu and Jain beliefs. A good example of which is vegetarianism, popular in Indian society.

Islamic influences date back to Mughal and Delhi Sultanate rulers. Persian (Syrian) trade and interactions impacted on both North Indian and Deccani cuisine forms.

Over the centuries, foreign invaders, traders and colonial rulers resulted in the introduction of new food types and eating habits. The staple potato, an essential ingredient in many northern Indian recipes, came via the Portuguese. Indian cuisine has also shaped history. The spice trade to Europe is frequently quoted as the root cause of Europe's Age of Discovery. Indian food forms have had an impact across Southeast Asia.

Indian Food Recipes & Cuisine

Banjari Gosht

Banjari Gosht

  Here’s your chance to experience the authentic flavours of Rajasthani spices, infused in juicy mutton pieces, and the recipe is sure to impress and delight your dinner guests! Ingredients 150 mils of cooking oil 600 grams mutton sliced into chunks 200 grams onions 50 grams whole garam masala 80 grams ginger-garlic paste 25 grams red […]

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Indian Butter Chicken - Murgh Makhani

Indian Butter Chicken – Murgh Makhani

Butter Chicken is an Indian dish of chicken in a mildly spiced curry sauce and is served both in India and in Indian restaurant worldwide. The dish has its origin in authentic Punjabi cuisine and legend has it that the recipe was created by the Moti Mahal restaurant in Delhi. Preparation The chicken must be marinated for several hours […]

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Parsi-style Sali Boti

Parsi-style Sali Boti

Parsi cuisine is often a mix hot and sweet, and in this dish, succulent mutton chunks are cooked with tomatoes, onions, jaggery* and vinegar. Like the renowned Dhansak**, Sali Boti is another famous Parsi dish. You will find it everywhere because mutton is a staple in the Parsi diet. Sali Boti is not only delicious, […]

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Indian Beef Samosas

Indian Beef Samosas

Beef and potatoes are the main ingredients folded inside these wonderful deep fried samosas. Chicken or pork may be substituted for beef. This Indian recipe is both savory and spicy, a delicious combination and is as good or better than anything you might buy. Ingredients 18 servings 2 large potatoes, peeled 1 cup frozen peas, thawed […]

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Naan bread

Naan Bread Recipe – BBQ Oven

Whilst naan bread is traditionally cooked in an Indian tandoor (earthern) oven, that need not deter you from making naan in your oven at home. An excellent alternative to an oven is a hooded gas BBQ. Naan bread is best served hot, accompanied with traditional Indian / Pakistani / Bangladeshi dishes. Naan goes well with […]

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Meat Recipes of India

Indian Meat Recipes A to F

Authentic Indian meat recipes are a special a treat, from succulent chicken recipes and spicy meat dishes to simple mango chutney and Indian breads… Recipes for cooking meat from India’s best regional cuisine, you will find recipes for mutton, lamb, pork and beef… [toc title=”A to F Meat Recipes:” title_tag=”strong” list=”ul” depth=”1″] Bombay Duck Chili […]

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Indian Meat Recipes: G to Z

Indian Meat Recipes G to Z

[toc title=”G to Z Meat Recipes:” title_tag=”strong” list=”ul” depth=”1″] Kashmiri Gustaba from Brent Thompson Description The recipe originally came from a Kashmiri cookbook that Brent came across while living in India. Ingredients 750 gms lamb, lean (or mutton) 250 gms lamb fat (less for the fatty lamb available in the U.S.A.) 2 tsp. cayenne 2 […]

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kheer-rice-pudding

Indian Desserts Recipes

Popular Indian Desserts recipes such as Gulab Jamuns, Khee and Besan Burfi are included in our Indian recipe collection, along with cooking tips. Tasty and easy to prepare recipes for making a rage of desserts and sweets… Kheer Kheer 2 Sewian Mango Ice Cream Carrot Halwa Kheer Shrikhand Benne Biscuit Besan Milk Burfi Honey Glazed […]

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Indian Sauces Recipes

Garam Masala Bengali Garam Masala Coconut Chutney North Indian Coconut Chutney (Thengai Thigayal)South Indian Tamarind Chutney Tomato Chutney Cashew Nut Chutney Cilantro Chutney Malabar Curry Powder Chile Mustard Relish (Bengali Kasundi) Mango Chutney (Corom Chatni) Mint And Coriander Chutney Spiced Fruit Chutney Ambarella and Raisin Chutney Anchovy Relish Curry Powder (Garam Masala) by Mimi Rippee […]

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Vegetable Curry

Indian Vegetarian Recipes – A to F

These Indian vegetarian recipes may not all be strictly vegetables… Some recipes have eggs, milk and cheese products included. [toc title=”A to F Vegetarian Recipes:” title_tag=”strong” list=”ul” depth=”1″] Aloo-Pyaz Ka Paratha Ingredients 1 Lb. Large russet potatoes boiled (that is 2 big potatoes or 4 medium sized) 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 green chili, […]

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Indian Vegetarian Recipes G - Z

Indian Vegetarian Recipes – G to Z

[toc title=”G-Z Vegetarian Recipes:” title_tag=”strong” list=”ul” depth=”1″] Gobi Aloo (Cauliflower And Potatoes) This recipe livens up ordinary cauliflower and potatoes into something quite different. Ingredients 1 Large cauliflower 3 Medium sized potatoes 1/2 large Onion sliced thinly in long slices 1 tsp Mustard seeds 2 or 3 pods Cardamom 1 tsp Coriander 1 tsp Cumin […]

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Introduction to Indian Food

Indian Regional Recipes

The food available in India is as diverse as its culture, its racial structure, its geography and its climate. The essence of good Indian cooking revolves around the appropriate use of aromatic spices. The skill lies in the subtle blending of a variety of spices to enhance rather than overwhelm the basic flavor of a […]

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Introduction to Indian cuisine

Introduction to Indian Cuisine

What’s for dinner tonight? Cumin, coriander and cardamom; mustard, mango powder, ginger; asafetida, fenugreek and chilies. And then there’s turmeric, tamarind and saffron, curry leaf, coconut milk and kewara water, almonds, cashews and pistachios — and those are just the seasonings! Only one place on the map incorporates this riot of sensory stimulation in its […]

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Indian Food Culture

Food Culture & History

India’s cuisine is as rich and diverse as her people. The spectrum of Indian cuisine can be said to lie between two dietary extremes: Vegetarianism Meat-eating India is well-known for its tradition of vegetarianism which has a history spanning more than two millenia. However, this was not always the case. During the Vedic period (1500-500 […]

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Food Tour of India

Most Indian cuisine are related by the similar usage of spices and the use of a greater variety of vegetables than many other cuisine. Religious and caste restrictions, weather, geography and the impact of foreigners have affected the eating habits of Indians. For example, Brahmins (one of the highest orders of caste) are strict vegetarians […]

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