indian cuisine

Indian cuisine consists of a variety of regional & traditional cuisines native to the Indian subcontinent. These cuisines vary substantially & use locally available spices, herbs, vegetables, & fruits
Indian cuisine consists of a variety of regional and traditional cuisines native to the Indian subcontinent. Given the diversity in soil, climate, culture, ethnic groups, and occupations, these cuisines vary substantially and use locally available spices, herbs, vegetables, and fruits. Indian food is also heavily influenced by religion, in particular Hinduism and Islam, cultural choices and traditions. Indian cuisine has influenced other cuisines across the world, especially those from Europe (especially Britain), the Middle East, Southern African, East Africa, Southeast Asia, North America, Mauritius, Fiji, Oceania, and the Caribbean.

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  1. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Navratan Korma (9 Precious Jewels)

    Ingredients: 2 medium onions 12 cashew nuts 1-2 fresh green finger chiles 100 gms each of : potatoes, peas, carrots, green beans, cauliflower (or vegetables of choice) 6-8 cashew nuts 6-8 almonds 2 - 3 tbsps raisins, currants or sultanas 100 gms paneer, cut into cubes 20 mls greek yoghurt 1/2...
  2. Morning Glory

    Recipe Egg curry

    Toasted coconut adds a nutty flavour to this curry. I used mild Kashmiri chilli for the lovely red colour it imparts but you could add a hotter ground chilli as well, for a spicier curry. The yoghurt adds tang and body to the aromatic curry sauce. Serve with rice or flatbreads. Ingredients...
  3. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Himalayan Mushrooms

    Ingredients: 500 gms whole button mushrooms 2 tbsps butter or ghee 50 gms almonds or cashews 1 medium onion, diced 1/2" piece of ginger,minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 tsp Kashimiri chile powder 1 tsp poppy seeds 1 tsp cumin powder 11/2 tsps coriander powder 1 tsp salt 1 tsp garam masala 100...
  4. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Bhatura (Deep-fried Yoghurt bread)

    Ingredients: (Makes 6-8 bhatura) 250 gms all purpose flour (or a mixture of all purpose and wholemeal) 1 tsp salt 2 tsps ghee 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp dried yeast OR bicarbonate of soda 100 gms natural yoghurt 4 Tbsps warm water ( a little more if necessary) Oil for deep-frying Method: Put all the...
  5. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Koosmali (Carrot & Yoghurt salad)

    This recipe makes a change from the customary raita when serving Indian food. Ingredients: 400 gms fresh carrots, grated 1 tbsp ghee or vegetable oil 2 tsps black mustard seeds 1 carton natural yoghurt (150-180 gms) Pinch of asafoetida 1/2 tsp cayenne powder 2 tsps sugar 1 tsp salt crushed...
  6. Yorky

    Yorky's Garam Masala

    This is the recipe I used courtesy of Madhur Jaffrey. It's from the north of India. Place the following ingredients in a spice grinder or mortar and grind to a very fine powder: 1 tblsp black cardamom seeds, 50 mm stick of cinnamon, 1 tsp black cumin seeds, 1 tsp whole cloves, 1 tsp black...
  7. Morning Glory

    Recipe Bengali style cabbage with kalonji

    Kalonji seeds really work their magic here. Their smoky earthy flavour contrasts beautifully with the sulphurous cabbage. Serve along with other curry dishes and rice or naan bread or as an individual dish topped with a fried egg. Add more chilli for a spicier result. I also used some chopped...
  8. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Blue Mountain Stew (Muttakos Sambhar)

    I love this recipe with a passion! It´s simple, satisfying, and uses my favourite dal - toor dal. The recipe comes from "Classic Indian Vegetarian and Grain Cookery" by Julie Sahni , although I´m writing up the recipe from memory because the original is back in Caracas! Ingredients 200 gms toor...
  9. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Aviyal

    A simple South Indian dish, with starchy vegetables. Ingredients; 1-2 parsnips 1-2 carrots 1 medium sweet potato 4-5 baby courgettes/zucchini oil for frying 1/2 cup freshly grated coconut 1 tbsp black mustard seeds 2-3 Thai green chiles 1 tsp turmeric powder Salt to taste Lemon or lime juice...
  10. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Potato & Tomato with Coconut

    This has to be one of my favourite Indian dishes. Simple to make, extraordinarily tasty, and not hot! Ingredients (For 6-8) 600 gms potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces 2 tbsps Ghee or oil 1 tsp cumin seeds 6 cloves garlic, chopped 2 or three whole dried chiles 150 gms freshly grated...
  11. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Tamarind (Imli) Chutney

    I posted this on another forum and thought it might go down well over here, too. I use this chutney for fried snacks: samosas, pakora, little turnovers, croquettes, meatballs, falafel, etc. A chutney is basically a spicy marmalade. chatni in Hindi means "to lick", so basically this is something...
  12. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Navratan Korma ( 9 Precious Jewels)

    This recipe is inspired by Mughlai cuisine and the desire of the Mughals for recipes rich in nuts, mild spices, exotic combinations and dried fruit. However, the ingenuity of the Hindu chefs created a "korma" (traditionally made with meat) which pleased the Emperor Akbar. Ingredients (For 6-8...
  13. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Homemade Ghee

    You will need: 1 kg of unsalted butter and A medium to large saucepan Method Put all the butter in the pan and heat - medium - until the butter has completely melted. Keep heating until the butter begins to "erupt", then lower the heat to between low and medium. A white foam will appear on the...
  14. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Murgh Makhani/Butter Chicken/Chicken Tikka Masala

    Here´s my version of this controversial, but extremely popular dish. Ingredients: (Serves 6-8 ) For the marinade: 1 Kg. chicken breast 1 pot natural full fat yoghurt (180 gms) 1 tsp freshly grated ginger 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsps cumin, freshly ground ½ tsp ground chile pepper (cayenne, for...
  15. Windigo

    Recipe Paneer in almond massala (curry)

    Considering the discussion I recently had on this board about whether or not almond or cashew flour belongs in Indian food, I decided to make this Northern Indian dish for the recipe challenge. It's rich, creamy, decadent and vegetarian. Ingredients for 4 people: 250 g fresh paneer 250 g sweet...
  16. Morning Glory

    Recipe Mattar mushroom

    I used tinned marrowfat peas in this curry. Maybe that is controversial but I happen to love them. They are the sort of peas used in the UK to make fish and chip shop 'mushy peas'. I love their sweet yet earthy taste in this curry. Please feel free to substitute frozen peas. The taste will be...
  17. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Mushrooms Himalaya

    This is a recipe I originally made for dinner parties, and then it became a party "snack". I might add that "snacks" here are an integral part of a party. They´re something you graze on while having a few drinks.. Mushrooms Himalaya 1 kg button mushrooms or small cremini mushrooms 250 gms...
  18. Morning Glory

    Recipe Buttermilk chicken korma

    Buttermilk gives a lovely light tang to this mild aromatic curry. If you want to make a spicier dish simply add some hot chilli powder, to taste. I used Kashmiri chilli powder which is very mild. The toasted spice mix makes twice as much as is required but will keep well in a screw top jar for...
  19. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Chicken Rizzala ( Green Chicken Korma)

    I discovered this recipe some years ago, when looking for a meat/poultry recipe using a divine herb mix called hariyali pudina - basically, an Indian "pesto" with mint and coriander. It´s a mild, green Korma recipe from Madhya Pradesh, smack in the middle of India - and I have to admit, I´ve...
  20. Hungry Man

    Recipe & Video Tandoori Chicken (Double Smoked - Stove Top version)

    Stove top Tandoori Chicken View: https://youtu.be/XYPHDx0-NaA Ingredients: 1/2 kg chicken drumsticks or thighs ½ cup thick yogurt / curd 3 cloves of garlic (grated) 1 thumb of ginger (grated) 1 tsp garam masala 1 tsp tandoori masala 4 tsp kasmiri chili powder (for extra heat and color) 1 tsp...
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