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.

Chena Vazhakkai Erissery Recipe ( Yam Stir fry with Coconut & Spices)

Chena Vazhakkai Erissery is a healthy vegetable made from raw bananas and yam. The Erissery is a traditional dish from the Kerala that is flavored with coconut, black pepper, cumin, and turmeric. It is also served during the Onam Sadya, a meal that is made during the Onam festival of Kerala. Serve Chena Vazhakkai Erissery with steamed rice and Tomato Rasam for wholesome weekday lunch.  Did you know: Yams are one of carbohydrate rich, staple tuber vegetables of West African ...

Kathirikai Podi Curry Recipe (Roasted Brinjal with Spices)

Kathirikai Podi Curry Recipe is a very traditional South Indian style vegetable made from roasted brinjals also known as aubergine or eggplant. The spice powder varies from home to home and most often the sambar powder is used along with a little cinnamon powder. The Brinjal Podi Curry recipe is a quick and easy vegetable for a weeknight dinner. Serve Kathirikai Podi Curry hot accompanied by steamed rice, smeared with a spoonful of ghee. If you are looking for more Brinjal recipes here ...

Carrot Pachadi With Coconut Recipe

Pachadi's are nothing but a kind of raita known in Tamil. Carrot Pachadi with Coconut Recipe is one of the easiest and a little different variety of carrot raita you can prepare when you plan your next party menu. It is yummy and easy on the tummy.  Serve the Carrot Pachadi along with Vegetable Biryani or Paneer Biryani for your weekend brunch along with Kachumber salad. If you like this recipe, you can also try other raita recipes such as Bhindi Raita Recipe Boondi Raita Recipe Tadka ...

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Idichakka Thoran Recipe (Young Jack Fruit With Spiced Coconut)

The Idichakka Thoran Recipe is a super healthy and high in fiber vegetable that is a speciality dish of South India. The young fruit is called "Polos" in Sri Lanka, and ‘Idichakka” in Kerala and "Panasa Pottu Koora" in Andhra. The skin of unripe young jack fruit must be shaved off first, only after which the edible portion is chopped to be cooked and eaten. The young jackfruit has a mild flavour and distinctive texture and when combined with spices like green chillies and coconut, ...

Vatanyacha Phadna Recipe (Sugar Snap Peas Stir Fry)

The Vatanyacha Phadna Recipe is a simple stir fry of the Sugar Snap Peas. Spring brings fresh sugar snap peas into the season and Vatanyacha Phadna is a simple and delicate dish that makes the most of these jade beauties. Black pepper adds a punch to this recipe,  while the caramelised pods sprinkled with grated coconut yield a sweeter taste. You can also make the dish from petit pois or any other variety of tender, sweet peas. Serve Vatanyacha Phadna with Khandeshi Dal and Phulkas ...

Maharashtrian Bharleli Vaangi Recipe (Stuffed Roasted Aubergines)

Stuffed aubergines, bharwan baingan or as we call this dish in Marathi ‘bharleli vaangi’ are delicious whichever name you choose. My aubergine averse better half is now a convert, thanks to this recipe.  This recipe can be baked in an oven as well. Try use small, firm and gleaming aubergines for the recipe. The small rounds ones work just as well, but my personal favourites are the slim and tapered variety for best results in the sauté pan. Did you know: Eggplant is a very good source ...

Fruit Pachadi Recipe

A sweet, juicy and tasty fruits and yogurt delicacy with lots of coconut and green chilies makes Fruit Pachadi Recipe. This is a South Indian style fruit raita where fruits are cooked and then mixed with yogurt and tempered with chilli and mustard. The pachadi tastes heavenly when served with lunch or dinner and of course, it suits to play the role of mock role of dessert as well. Serve Fruit Pachadi Recipe with Fried Samvat Rice recipe or with Amritsari Ajwaini Paneer Recipe with hot Phulkas. Here ...

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Poricha Kuzhambu Recipe (Tamil Nadu Style Mixed Vegetables and Lentil Stew)

Poricha Kuzhambu is a traditional recipe from the Tirunelveli region of Tamil Nadu. It is a mixed vegetables and lentil stew, prepared using the mildly spiced coconut mix. It makes for a wonderful side dish with steamed rice. Since it uses mild spices, it is easy on the tummy as well. Serve the Poricha Kuzhambu along with steamed rice, Manathakkali Kai Vathal Kuzhambu, Carrot and Beans Poriyal Recipe and potato roast for a full course Tamil Nadu style lunch menu on the weekend.  If you ...

Appalam Vathal Kuzhambu Recipe (Spicy and Tangy Papad Curry)

Appalam Vathal Kuzhambu is a traditional Tamil Nadu style spicy and tangy dish made with urad dal papads and had along with steamed rice. It is easy to prepare and comes in handy on days you run out of fresh vegetables in the pantry. Serve the Appalam Vathal Kuzhambu along with steamed rice and Chow Chow Kootu for an interesting weeknight dinner.  Other similar kuzhambu recipes that you can try are: Tirunelveli Style Mor Kuzhambu Recipe Ellu Kuzhambu (Sesame Seeds Kuzhambu) Recipe Vepampoo ...

Mustard Vegetable Curry Recipe

The Mustard Vegetable Curry is made from a delicious blend of Dijon Mustard, mixed vegetables and a subtle set of ingredients like cumin, chilli, and coconut milk. The dijon mustard and the coconut milk make a delicious and unique combination for a curry, making it perfect to be served along with a crusted bread or even steamed rice or tawa paratha for dinner. If you like this recipe, here are more curry recipes to try Marwadi Gatte Ki Kadhi Recipe (Gram Flour Dumpling In Yogurt Curry Recipe) Amlechi ...

Cauliflower In Coconut Milk Curry Recipe

The Cauliflower In Coconut Milk Curry is a perfect blend of pan roasted cauliflowers and bell peppers that are simmered in a delicate coconut milk curry flavored with coriander powder, curry leaves, chillies, cloves and cinnamon. Serve the Cauliflower In Coconut Milk Curry, along with a hot bowl of steamed Foxtail Millet or Pearl Millets or Rice for a weeknight dinner Did You Know: Cauliflower is a member of the cancer-fighting cruciferous family of vegetables. Cauliflower is anti-inflammatory ...

Punjabi Lobia Masala Recipe (Punjabi Style Black Eyed Beans Curry)

Lobia or black eyed beans is one of the most nutritional dried beans which can be included in our diet. It has no fat and is low in calories making it a perfect food to be included for diabetics and heart patients. It also has good amount of folates and potassium, which is needed during pregnancy. Punjabi Lobia Masala is a delicious and spicy curry which uses simple spices. Lobia as such does not have any taste of its own, hence it is easy to cook it with various spices to make it flavourful. Serve ...

Nadan Tomato Curry Recipe (Kerala Style Tomato Curry)

Kerala, the land of spices, is known for it's lip smacking coastal malabari cuisines, World famous onam sadya and many more delicious dishes. Nadan Tomato Curry is a flavourful, simple and delicious side dish from Kerala Cuisine. Fresh and juicy tomatoes are cooked along with green chillies in a coconut cumin paste. The tempering of coconut oil and mustard adds to the flavour of this dish. This dish can be made within ten minutes and can be served along with rice, appams or dosas. A must try! Serve ...

Tomato Methi Rice Recipe

Tomato Methi Rice Recipe is a power packed delicious rice dish. Methi or fenugreek leaves are a powerhouse of iron and Vitamin C. Since it is also rich in dietary fibres, it is beneficial for controlling the sugar level and cholesterol in the body. It uses mild spices making it a perfect kids lunch box recipe. Serve the Tomato Methi Rice Recipe along with Tomato Onion Cucumber raita and roasted papad for kids lunch box or for a light weeknight dinner. If you like this recipe, you can also try other ...

Gobi Musallam Recipe (Spicy Cauliflower Creamy Gravy)

The Gobi Musallam Recipe is a delicious and simple preparation of the cauliflower vegetable. I had tasted this recipe in one of the North Indian restaurants while I was living in the US and it immediately attracted my palate. In the traditional method of making this dish, the entire cauliflower is boiled in pot/ roasted and cooked, but I prefer making florets of the cauliflower as it is quicker to cook and also easier to eat as well. I simply love this recipe, as it is bursting with flavors ...

Healthy Methi Matar Malai (No Cream) Recipe

Light & Healthy Methi Matar Ki Sabzi is a classic dish that is most often made with a lot of cream and cashew nuts, making it heavy. This recipe is light and nutritious and made with ingredients like hung curd and almonds to neutralize the bitterness of the fenugreek leaves. You can serve the Methi Matar Malai along with Tawa Paratha for a weeknight dinner. If you are looking for methi recipes here are some :  Aloo Methi Masala Recipe | Potato & Fenugreek curry Methi Muthiya ...

Broccoli & Vegetable Coconut Curry Recipe

The Broccoli & Vegetable Curry Recipe is a twist to the traditional curry from the Mangalorean Cuisine in Karnataka. This curry is made from roasted condiments and made into a curry paste with coconut. The broccoli is cooked and simmered in a tangy and spicy coconut curry base, that brings out the best flavors of this dish. Serve the Broccoli & Vegetable Coconut Curry, along with Neer Dosa or Kerala (Lachha) Paratha or even plain steamed rice. Here are a few more ...

Kongunadu Special Thakkali Kurma Recipe ( Tomato Kurma from Kongunadu)

The word ' Kurma/ Korma' make one's mouth, water. We instantly visualise a rich creamy gravy .There are so many interesting dishes from Kongunadu, in Tamilnadu. If you have been to Pollachi ,Coimbatore or even Madurai you will find the restaurants serving a tomato gravy along with Idlis/Dosas. It is popularly known as the 'Thakkali Kurma'. A rich, colourful and flavourful gravy and a must try recipe. Serve Kongunadu Special Thakkali Kurma along with Whole Wheat Lachha Paratha for a weekday ...

Masala Vadai Kuzhambu Recipe (Mudaliar Style Curried Fritters In Spicy Tamarind Gravy)

Masala Vadai Kuzhambu Recipe (Mudaliar Style Curried Fritters In Spicy Tamarind Gravy) is another curry form the Mudaliar cuisine of South India. A distinct combination of spices, unique style of cooking and the use of Vadagam (sun-dried fritters) is commonly found in this cuisine. A mixture of onion, garlic and spices are prepared, dried and stored for upto a year too. It lends an amazing taste to many Mudaliar dishes. In this speciality dish, Vadai/Curried Lentil Fritters are added to a tangy and ...

Safed Achari Baingan Recipe - White Aubergine in pickled spices

The Safed Achari Baingan Recipe is a delicious recipe that is made with the lighter whitish-green version if the eggplant/ brinjal. It's a thin and slender eggplant that when cooked along with achar (pickle) spices tastes absolutely delicious.  Serve the Safed Achari Baingan Recipe along with hot Phulkas smeared with ghee or along with hot steamed rice as a one dish dinner or a quick weeknight dinner. If you like Baingan/ Eggplant recipes then you must try some of your favorites ...

Chettinad Pattani Kurma Recipe (Chettinad Peas Curry)

Chettinad Pattani Kurma is the Chettinad style Peas Curry which is easy to prepare and filling when paired with rice and roti. Kurma or vegetable curry is a very significant dish in the Chettinad cuisine. It makes use of all the aromatic spices like fennel seeds, poppy seeds, whole garam masala ingredients and coconut making it very rich. Every household in the Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu has their own kurma recipe. Serve this Chettinad Pattani Kurma recipe with ghee rice and Phulkas/Butter naan/Parathas ...

Cauliflower Kurma (Tamil Nadu Restaurant Style Cauliflower Chops) Recipe

When you visit a good veg restaurant in Chennai for dinner you will find it difficult to miss the sight and smell of a favourite dinner tiffin of the Chennai people, the 'Parotta-Chops' or in other words Paratha with yellow coloured kurma. This Kurma or Chops is typically made with Cauliflower as its key ingredient with almost a burji texture. Fresh cauliflower is chopped into smaller florets and cooked along with a rich creamy gravy made up of cashew nuts and poppy seeds. Tomatoes adds to the tanginess ...

Chettinad Style Pepper Mushroom Recipe

Chettinad Style Pepper Mushroom Recipe is a spicy dish having the prominent pepper flavor. Mushrooms are a storehouse of nutrients. It is a rich source of calcium and Vitamin D, making it beneficial for bone health and overall immune system in the body. Chettinad Style Pepper Mushroom is a semi gravy dish, making a great accompaniment for roti's and steamed rice for a healthy lunch or dinner. Have a look at our other popular Mushroom recipes Mushroom Strudel Recipe (Pie Dough & Filo Pastry) Mushroom ...

     
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