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.
Mushroom Pulav spiced up with green chillies and cinnamon makes a perfect one dish dinner that can be made under an hour. Mushroom as a vegetable might be a little bland and sometimes doesn't please everyone's taste buds. But with the right mix of spices and aromatics, this simple vegetable produces a dish quite scrumptious. All the flavours of the exotic spices infuse into the rice giving this pulav the perfect flavour.
Serve Mushroom Pulav along with Boondi raita for a weekday lunch or dinner.
Vangi Bath simply translates to Brinjal rice and everyone has their own way of making it. This recipe uses quinoa instead of rice and a simple substitution secret, if you don't have access to Vangi bath powder. Enjoy this protein rich vangi bath with chilled yogurt for a soulful breakfast.
Serve Quinoa Vangi Bath with plain yogurt, tomato onion cucumber raita or any other raita of your choice.
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Curd Rice Style Overnight Oats brings together the comfort of curd rice and the benefits of oats in one. This recipe is for everyone who prefer savoury oats over sweet. A dish for anytime of the day and extremely simple to make. South Indian style tempering takes this dish to the next level.
Serve Curd Rice Style Overnight Oats on its own with Elai Vadam and Cauliflower Thoran for a healthy and light dinner.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Oats recipes such as
Oats Mor Kali
With the morning rush we always prefer to have some dish which can be cooked faster and at the same time it should be healthier too. Cooking Black rice consumes a lot of time as we need to soak them for a minimum of 8 to 10 hours. However, black rice congee is one recipe which can be cooked very fast if the congee powder is prepared in advance. This soup or congee is a combination of black rice, barley, flax seeds roasted and powdered coarsely and cooked along with tossed garlic & spinach. Black ...
Ulundorai / Ulundogorai is made at Srirangam Temple in Trichy and offered to Lord Balaji especially on Saturdays. Most traditional dishes at South Indian Temples are based on rice. All of these offerings made in temples are free of onion - garlic.This dish is fragrantly spiced with Urad Dal (split black gram) and other spices and makes for a great tiffin box option too.
Ulundogorai can be served as it is or with lauki raita and papad.
Other rice variants that you can try
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This quick and tasty rice is made for offerings to God (Naivedyam). Thengai Sadam (or coconut rice) is healthy given the nutritional benefits of coconut and makes for an excellent tiffin box option too. Make sure to use fresh coconut for great results.
Thengai Sadam can also be served with kurma or curd.
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Vangi Bhath or Brinjal Rice is a quintessential Maharashtrian rice preparation made using Brinjals, flavoured with some spices. In this recipe, we are using Preethi Electric Pressure Cooker in one single pot to prepare the Vangi Bath in one single pot using freshly ground spices.
Serve Vangi Bath with Burani Raita or any other Raita of your choice for a quick weeknight dinner or even pack it into your lunch box.
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There are days when we want to get away with a little cooking. Carrot And Capsicum Rice recipe is perfect for such days as it is easy and tasty at the same time. Carrot and capsicum give a different texture when it is mixed with the rice. Capsicum gives the crunch as well. Do try this recipe at home! This an easy recipe for lunch box as well. Serve Carrot And Capsicum Rice Recipe with raita of your choice.
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Kela Anar Raita is a delicious recipe of yogurt dip that is made from ripe bananas flavored with dijon mustard. This is a dish that I felt is signature to my mother- in-law, where she painstakingly ground the mustard into a paste using the traditional Indian flat pestle and mortar to get that zing into the raita. The dash of sugar and cumin along with the pomegranate brought delicious textures and flavours. The original recipe calls for making mustard sauce from scratch, but I have used dijon mustard ...
The Strawberry Raita Recipe is a simple and delicious raita that is quick to make and has a sweet and tangy taste to it. The combination of strawberries, along with onions, green chillies, cumin and coriander gives a distinct flavour, at the same time neutralizing the tang from the strawberries. The Strawberry Raita goes well with vegetarian curries, paneer dishes, dry vegetables and could be relished on its own as well.
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Papad Raita Recipe is unique and very different from the other raita recipes. It's simple and easy to make with very few easily available ingredients from the pantry. Use the spicy or the pepper papad for this recipe to make the dish interesting.
Serve the Papad Raita along with Chana Pulao or any other Pulao for a simple weeknight dinner.
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Raita is a curd based dish served as accompaniment with Indian meals. Here we are making Fruity Nutty raita. It is a combination of carrot, orange and walnut with curd. It is so easy that it takes hardly a few minutes to prepare. And if you prepare it for parties it will be the centre of attraction. It has richness of dry fruits, therefore it is good to include it in your diet. A raita full of energy and full of taste. Try it and you will regret for not trying it before!
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Coconut Yogurt is a dairy-free variant of regular cow's milk yogurt and easier to make at home than you think. This is perfect for anyone with dairy-related allergies or anyone following a vegan diet.
Serve Vegan Coconut Yogurt along with Quinoa Vangi Bath for a perfect weekday lunch or dinner.
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Senai or Elephant Yam is one of those vegetables which is very high in fibre. There are various ways to prepare this dish and one of my favourite is the Senai Pachadi or Elephant Yam raita. Generally, elephant yam is fried as a curry or chips. This is completely the boiled version of using the elephant yam and it is very healthy. Along with Indian meals, Senai Pachadi can also be served as a dip for Italian or any other western dishes without garnishing.
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Bhindi Raita (Okra Salad) is a delicious side dish made by adding spiced curd to crisp okra slices. This is a no onion/garlic recipe is fairly simple and is a refreshing treat for Bhindi lovers/non-lovers alike. You can either pan fry the Bhindi slices or Microwave or air fry till crisp.
Serve Bhindi Raita with roti or Rice and Panchmel Dal for a light everyday meal.
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Beetroot pachadi recipe is very good accompaniment for rice and it is usually prepared by people in Kerala during Onam feast. The beetroot pachadi has light sweetness, sourness and spiciness. This pachadi has a pleasing pink colour and prepared by adding curd to the cooked beetroot. Serve this Kerala Style Beetroot Pachadi Recipe during a meal along with steamed rice, Vendakkai Uppadan and Jack Fruit Seeds Stir Fry Recipe.
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