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. Morning Glory

    Recipe Kadai Mushroom (revisited)

    As promised, last night I cooked this dish, Kadai Mushroom posted by @swalia for the CookingBites Recipe Challenge. And here it is: Photographed today in natural light. I followed the recipe faithfully except for the following minor changes: I used 3/4 tin of chopped tomatoes instead of fresh...
  2. swalia

    Recipe Kadai Mushroom

    Kadai Mushroom is an easy and quick dish. Sauteed button mushrooms in a semi dry gravy of spiced and tangy tomato sauce along with bell peppers. This is a very famous dish from Punjab in India. INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml) for kadai masala: 1 tbsp coriander seeds/sabut...
  3. swalia

    Recipe Idli

    Idli is a popular breakfast in South India. It is easy to make, healthy and easy to digest. Ingredients 1 cup urad dal (split black lentils) 3 cups par-boiled rice 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds salt to taste coconut oil or any other refined oil for greasing fried coconut chutney for serving sambhar...
  4. swalia

    Recipe Phirni

    Phirni is a delicious dessert made of milk and rice. Ingredients a few saffron strands 1 ltr milk (full cream) 4 tbsp long grained rice 6 tbsp sugar For The Garnish a few chopped almonds saffron strands Method Dry roast the saffron strands in a small pan for 10 seconds. Add 1 tbsp of...
  5. swalia

    Recipe Pea Pulao

    Here's the recipe for pea pulao: The list of ingredients is as follows: Basmati Rice 1 cup Green peas shelled 1 cup Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon Onion 1 Oil 3-4 tablespoons Salt to taste Mehod: Wash and soak rice for twenty minutes. Peel and slice the onions. Now heat oil in a pan, add cumin...
  6. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Indian Potato Cakes

    Taken from here (http://www.greatbritishchefs.com/recipes/indian-potato-cakes-recipe), they kind of took my fancy :D Ingredients 2 large potatoes 150g of tinned chickpeas 1 tbsp of cumin seeds 1 tsp garam masala 1/2 bunch of coriander, chopped 4 tbsp of ketchup 1 tbsp of vegetable oil 1...
  7. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Homemade Sambar Powder

    Homemade Sambar Powder This is another southern Indian spice mixture which had many regional variations some including coconut. It is spicy, aromatic and nutty. Ingredients 1 tbsp urad dal 1 tbsp channa dal 1 tbsp toor dal 2 tbsp coriander seeds 2 tsp cumin seeds 1 - 2 tsp fenugreek seeds 1 tsp...
  8. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Homemade Rasam Powder

    Homemade Rasam Powder This is a spicy powder generally used in the southern Indian dish rasam. It is quite spicy with a peppery kick. Ingredients 2 tbsp coriander seeds 1 tbsp cumin seeds 1 tbsp toor dal 1 tsp black peppercorns ½ tsp fenugreek seeds 4 dried red chillies A handful of fresh curry...
  9. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Homemade Panch Pooran

    Homemade Panch Pooran This is a Bengali spice mixture that literally means 5 spices. This is the easiest version where all the seeds are in equal proportions. Ingredients 1 tbsp cumin seeds 1 tbsp fennel seeds 1 tbsp mustard seeds (black) 1 tbsp fenugreek seeds 1 tbsp kalonji seeds Method Mix...
  10. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Homemade Garam Masala

    Homemade Garam Masala Ingredients 3 tbsp cumin seeds 2 tbsp coriander seeds 1 tbsp black peppercorns 4 cinnamon sticks 8 green cardamon pods 4 black cardamon pods 12 cloves 5 bay leaves 4 star anise 4 blades of mace ½ of a nutmeg Method Dry roast all the spices in a pan on a very low heat...
  11. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Vegan Indian Potato Curry

    Photographs by Morning Glory What I love about this recipe is the number of herbs and spices in it and how easy it is really. The list of ingredients is long but simple and can be adapted to accommodate what is available, around and how many people are eating, and it is best left to mature for...
  12. pattyk

    Have you ever used asafoetida in Indian cooking?

    I came across this spice only recently, when I found a recipe online for spicy squash. You use just a little pinch of it, and you fry it off at the beginning of the recipe. It did add a very particular onion-y/garlic-y flavor - as neither garlic nor onions were included in this particular...
  13. V

    Recipe Indian Potato Pie

    There's Indian potato pie: If it hasn't got a crust on top, it's not a pie. Recipe Ingredients 700g potato, sliced 400g sweet potato, sliced 1 onion, chopped 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp cumin seeds 2 garlic clove, crushed 1 red chilli, finely chopped 1 thumb-size piece ginger, grated 1 tsp each...
  14. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Vegan Indian Curry

    Last Saturday at breakfast, you know that time when you are not awake enough to really remember what you did, I realised that we needed something to eat at my parents for lunch. It had to work with a regional 'dish' which we have pretty much every Saturday lunchtime if we are over at my...
  15. Nihal

    Indian Food.....

    ......I know how it is here,tell me hows it is there:) What do you get?your favourites?.........if you hate any?........
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