The Indian cuisine has a wide variety of regional cuisines native to India. These cuisines use locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also heavily influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. North Indian like Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali, South Indian are the most popular names of cuisines. But when you go deeper into these regions, you will find more interesting ones like Mughlai, Awadhi, Chettinad, Goan, Marathi, Pahadi and more. Find these and many more collections of quick and easy regional Indian Recipes and start cooking right away.
Spiced Turnips with Spinach Recipe is a nutrient-packed spicy side for Indian bread like naan, chapati or parathas. My mom used to feed this with hot chapatis saying that they were actually potatoes since I never used to like the idea of turnips. But once I grew older enough to understand its nutritional benefits, I started liking turnips as well.
Did you know: Turnip is a good source of vitamin C, A, K and calcium.
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Rabodi Ki Sabzi is one of the oldest traditional dish from Rajasthani cuisine. Rabodi is made from buttermilk and makai. When makkai is in season and available in plenty, people make this rabodi and store it in air tight containers. To cope up with harsh climate conditions in Rajasthan, people make this rabodi and use it when there is scarcity of vegetables to cook. Rabodi Ki Sabzi is simply rabodi soaked in water until tender and cooked in curd with other basic Indian masalas. You can serve this ...
Kolambi Bhaath is a marathi style rice preparation with Prawns. To my mind it closely resembles tomato rice with added prawns. Cooked rice is mixed with prawns stir fried with onion and tomatoes along with some dry spices to make a delightful and yet easy lunch/dinner.
Serve Kolambi Bhaath with Burani Raita, Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita or any other Raita of your choice for a perfect weekday lunch or dinner.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Prawn recipes such as
Goan Prawns Balchao
The Beans and Carrot Masala Pulav with Black Eyed Beans, is a wholesome and delicious combination of rice along with spices. Combining black eyed beans (known as Lobia, or Kara Mani or Chora in various Indian languages) along with rice, spices and nuts was one of the best dishes I have savored in my lifetime of marriage into the Gujarati food. Black-eyed beans are one of the few beans that easily absorb the spices thrown into it and it dresses the Pulav deliciously.
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Avarekaalu or Broad beans are available in Karnataka during the winter season. This bean is soft, mushy and has a distinct aroma. My mom used to prepare a number of dishes using this bean. Avarekaal rotti and avarekaal usli have been my long time favourites since then. Avarekaalu Usli is a simple gravy recipe made with Broad beans and spices.
Serve Avarekaalu Usli with Roti or Whole Wheat Lachha Paratha for your weekday lunch or dinner.
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If you are in hurry and want to serve a delicious meal on the table quickly, try this quick one pot meal of Spicy Watermelon Seeds Rice Recipe. Watermelon seeds are loaded with essential nutrients and addition to rice makes a complete meal to savour.
This nutty watermelon seeds rice is served warm or at room temperature makes an excellent meal just like you like having Lemon Rice Recipe,Coconut Rice,Tamarind Rice etc.
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Dalma is a dish made from Toor Dal and Vegetables. It is a traditional curry from Odisha, which is a part of Chappan Bhog served in Puri Jagannath Temple. Dalma is generally made from toor dal and contains chopped vegetables like Elephant yam, Unripe Banana, Eggplant, Pumpkin, Radish, Drumstick etc. It is tempered with panch phoran masala and garnished with coconut and coriander. In temples the Dalma is made in earthen vessels using the authentic recipe, though the recipe has many variations too.
Parangikkai Keerai Kuzhambu is a yellow pumpkin curry combined with spinach to make a delicious weeknight dinner. This is a favorite preparation where the combination of green chillies and coconut along with coriander seeds and jaggery adds a touch of spice and sweetness. We love the pumpkin spinach curry (Parangikkai Keerai Kuzhambu) at home and typically savor it with steamed rice or broken wheat.
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Soya Chunks Masala in Coconut Milk is a spicy preparation of protein rich soya chunks in coconut milk which has its own list of benefits. This gravy pairs up perfect so well not only with hot steamed rice but also with wheat phulkas. The spiciness of the gravy can be adjusted according to the palate. The preparation of the soya chunk masala is an effortless affair with subtle flavours of spices and coconut milk, hence can be a top option of a lazy weekend menu.
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Navratan Korma, refers to ‘nine gems’ which could be the combination of either 9 vegetables or a mixed combo of dry fruits and vegetables. I have used 5 vegetables and 4 dry fruits in the recipe. This is a rich, filling and nutritious curry made without cream. Coconut milk can be replaced by milk and cream.
Serve Navratan Korma with Whole Wheat Lachha Parathas and Mushroom Pulav for a delicious lunch or dinner.
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Badanekaayi Gojju or Brinjal curry is one lip-smacking curry. A creamy, spicy, tangy curry that can be served with roti or rice. If you are bored of the usual Brinjal sabzi, you can give this recipe a try and it will surely be loved by your family members.
Serve Badanekaayi Gojju with Whole Wheat Lachha Paratha and Lauki raita for a perfect weekday lunch.
You can also try our other Brinjal recipes like
Kathirikai Podi Curry
Ringna No Olo
Baingan Methi Ka Bharta
Cauliflower Curry with Bell Peppers and Carrots is simmered in a in spiced milk gravy is simple and quick to make for those busy weeknight dinners. Spices like saffron (optional) and cardamom along with cumin with the crunchy florets make it delicious. Serve itCauliflower Curry with Bell Peppers and Carrots in spiced milk gravy along with plain parathas or phulkas or even a pita bread toasted with butter.
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Mulakootal Recipe is a very old, traditional Palakkad Brahmin recipe. It’s a curry made from a combination of lentils and vegetables and coconut gravy. It is a mildly spiced gravy that goes well with steamed rice and ghee. There are some variations of mulakootal, basically depending on the type of vegetable one uses in cooking it. There is keerai mulakootal made with lentils and spinach, there is pumpkin mulakootal made using pumpkin and vegetable mulakootal uses different types of vegetables. ...
Cook Pakoras in this South indian style rich, nutty gravy and give your taste buds a different pakora curry experience. This preparation is very popular in Andhra cuisine.
Serve Pakodi Koora with a bowl of hot steamed rice and south Indian style Papadums.
If you like this recipe, you can also try
Easy Potato Kurma
Kosamalli Recipe is a very popular dish from the Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu. It is usually served with hot idiyappam or string hoppers. It is prepared using minimal spices, hence it is lighter on the tummy. Serve Kosamalli (Chettinad Style Brinjal and Potato Mash) with string hoppers/Idiyappam or idli or dosas for an interesting weekend breakfast.
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Multani Kaali Arbi is usually prepared with basic ingredients and lacks onion, tomato and spices. It is a watery vegetable curry. The dish is usually prepared using traditional Indian Kadhai which gives arbi, the purple colour and adds flavour to the recipe.
Serve Multani Kaali Arbi Recipe with hot phulkas or steamed rice for a weekday meal.
You can also try other Arbi recipes such as
Besan Arbi Roast
Arbi Ke Kebab
Paneer Matar Butter Masala is a very healthy calcium enriched recipe, and the taste is awesome. Ideally this curry tastes fantastic and is best served with Indian flat bread like naan or tandoori roti in the restaurants. This makes a great house party dish too.
Serve Paneer Matar Butter Masala with Phulkas or even steamed rice for a delicious weekday meal.
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Vendaikai Puli Kootu Recipe is a popular dish in Tamil Nadu and is usually prepared in almost every home to serve along with rice. Vendaikai Puli kootu is okra curry simmered in tamarind sauce with grounded spices. The dish can be prepared in few minutes without any fuss. It can be either gravy or dry one based on your preference. The grounded cumin, ginger and garlic adds unique flavor to the dish.
Serve this Vendaikai Puli Kootu along with Whole Wheat Lachha Paratha for a perfect lunch.
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Nawabi Mixed Vegetables Recipe is a mildly spiced and rich dish without the use of cream in it. It is quite flavourful and simple to cook. It is easy to prepare and has a very royal taste to it.
Serve Nawabi Mixed Vegetable Gravy at one of your house parties lunch menu along with rotis, Pudina tawa paratha or jeera rice.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Gravy based recipes such as
Gobi Ke Kofte
Dimer Malai Curry
Aal Ke Kofte is a delicious combination of bottle gourd pakoras and spicy gravy. It is a perfect dish to make when you have guests at your home for dinner. Try this recipe and you will make it again and again.
Serve Aal Ke Kofte with Lauki Raita and Tawa Parathas for a perfect weekday meal.
You can also try other gravy based recipes such as
Arbi Dahi Wali Sabzi
Nadru Ke Kebab
Tamter Wangun is an authentic Kashmiri Pundit recipe with no garlic and in some case prepared with or without onions. This is a simple yet flavorful dish prepared by cooking fried eggplants in a tomato base gravy and with spices. It is a tasty vegetarian dish from Srinagar.
Serve Tamter Wangun for dinner or you can also pack it for kids lunch box. Jeera Rice and Aloo Naan make a good combination for the Tamter Wangun Recipe.
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Kerala, God's own country, is known for its greenery. What can be more fitting compliment to this visual experience but a culinary experience like Kerala Special Vegetable Stew. An array of vegetables like carrots, peas, beans, potatoes are cooked in coconut milk. You can extract fresh coconut milk or use the ready made ones. They are mildly flavoured with Kerala's authentic spices. One does not need too many ingredients to prepare this delicacy. This is a gluten free and vegan dish with international ...
Kerala Style Taro Root Curry uses Arbi which is widely used across India in various ways. This Kerala style Taro Root curry is made using fresh coconut and is classically served with steamed rice. Malabar tamarind is traditionally used as a souring agent, which also helps in destroying the allergens, if any, from the starchy tuber. Though it has a distinct smoky flavor, you can substitute the Malabar tamarind with dried Kokum skin or the regular tamarind.
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Bamia is a simple Okra (Bhindi/Lady’s Finger) and Tomato stew, popular across the Middle East. Okra is gently simmered with tomatoes to make this classic dish, which can be served with Rice or bread. Meat may also be added to this stew, but this vegetarian version is equally delicious. Use tender, fresh Okra so that they cook well.
Butter Garlic Naan or Saffron Pilaf can be served with Bamia Okra Recipe.
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