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.
Mixed Sprouts Curry Recipe is a healthy and easy dish to make. It is a high protein dish made with mixed sprouts of your choice. Prepare sprouts during the previous day to whip up this quick meal the next day. Shorter the sprouted germ, more is the helpful protein within. This Mixed Sprouts Curry Recipe can be served with Pulao for a complete meal.
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Tomato Gojju is one of the easiest side dish (South Indian Style Tomato Curry Recipe) that can be made, especially when you are pressed for time. Tomatoes are cooked with jaggery and a couple of spices to make this quick accompaniment for rotis or rice. This no onion no garlic side dish is also good for those days when you have majorly tomatoes alone in your crisper. Sweet, spicy and tangy Tomato Gojju with Roti or Rice along with Paruppu Podi makes for a quick weekday or lunch box meal.
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Peanut Curry or Shengdanachi Amti is a Maharashtrian curry made especially during fasting days. This curry is usually served with varicha bhaat which is made using samo seeds. This Varicha bhaat and shengdanyachi amti is usually made during the holy month of Shravan when most people fast. Peanuts are high in protein and fibre and helps to improve satiety and aids in weight loss. They are rich in vitamin B6 and vitamin E and lots of minerals like magnesium, zinc, iron, magnesium, etc. Peanuts also ...
Broccoli & Pepper Rice Recipe is a simple healthy and nutritious rice recipe that is has roasted Raisins and Cashewnuts making it delicious. Since rice is a constant staple in the Indian diet, adding in different types of vegetables gives it a flavour, crunchiness and ups the health quotient like no other dish does. Serve Broccoli & Pepper Rice Recipe along with a gravy dish of your choice.
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Palak Kichdi is an one pot meal which is a delicious mix of vegetables, dal and rice with a twist. High in protein great for growing kids and easiest way to include your servings of greens for the day. Alternately you can even use quinoa or millets in place of rice to make it even more healthier.
Serve Palak Kichdi with Lauki Raita, Avocado Raita or any other raita of your choice for a comforting weekday meal.
You can also try other Khichdi recipes such as
Green Moong Dal Khichdi
Mushroom Biryani is an easy Indian style biryani made which is spicy in taste. It is easy and can be prepared in less than an hour. This also makes a great dish to serve during your house parties or for weekend dinner with family.
Serve Mushroom Biryani with Burani Raita, Beetroot Raita or any other raita of your choice.
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Crunchy Ginger Capsicum Rice is a very flavorful and colorful recipe prepared using various colored capsicum or bell pepper. Serve the healthy & Crunchy Ginger Capsicum Rice in kids lunch box or along with chicken/vegetable Manchurian to make an interesting weeknight dinner.
Did you know: Capsicum or bell peppers are a great source of vitamin B6 and magnesium making it a super food for increasing immunity in the body. It also aids in fighting cancer, curing skin ailments and weight loss.
Tofu Masala Rice is a delicious Indian recipe that can be served as a main course as it is, or along with a raita. You could make this one pot Tofu Rice on the days when you are lazy and just want your food to be ready in less than an hour. The Tofu rice recipe is high in fiber and protein. The addition of tofu adds a delicious creaminess to the dish. Tofu as a vegetable sometimes doesn't please everyone's taste buds, but with the right mix of spices, this pulao makes a quite scrumptious dish.
Incorporating millets in our diet is very important and Foxtail Millet Pongal Recipe is an effort at this. I try to include different types of millets in my breakfast dishes. Also healthy, they make the dish tasty too. For all health conscious people, millets are a boon. This foxtail millet Pongal is one such recipe that includes health and taste. Soaked foxtail millet and yellow lentils are cooked and seasoned with cumin, whole peppercorns, ginger pieces, curry leaves and cashews fried in ghee to ...
Broken Wheat And Green Moong Khichdi is a quick, healthy, one pot meal that is perfect for busy weeknights. Unlike the usual rice-lentil combination, this khichdi is made using wheat Dalia and lentils. This fiber-rich khichdi is also packed with fresh seasonal vegetables and is as comforting as it is nutritious. The Broken Wheat And Green Moong Khichdi is delicious on its own, but you can serve it with the usual accompaniments.
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Eating whole grain and ancient grains is helping me keep fit and healthy. There was a time when I kept away from the grains not knowing it’s benefits. But once I learnt about the benefits of whole grains I started including it in my diet. Initially, I have been experimenting with the grain by making dishes out of it and ate it all by my own. Now, I started giving it to my family and kids too. Buckwheat is actually not a grain; it’s a grain like fruit seeds, a super food. Buckwheat may be one ...
Did you know that India is the largest producer of Ginger? Ginger is a hot, fragrant kitchen spice that is juicy and fleshy with a very sharp taste. Try this ginger mango rice that is packed with flavors from ginger and makes a delicious lunch.
Serve the Ingi Mangai Sadam along with a bowl of yogurt or buttermilk for a lunch box or even along with your main course meal.
Beetroot Tambuli, also otherwise known as Saasive is a gem from the Kannada cuisine bursting with flavours. This dish pairs very well with rice and a great addition on special menus.
Serve Beetroot Tambuli with Mixed Vegetable sambar and steamed rice for a delicious meal.
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Puli Keerai is a traditional South Indian Recipe that serves a main course. It is more like a sambar or rasam that goes well with rice. Puli Keerai is a simple recipe that doesn’t need any special ingredient. The spinach that is used gives good amount of iron to the body. This can be packed even for lunch. Puli Keerai is a quick dish that can be prepared in minimum time on a busy day.
Serve the Puli Keera Recipe (Tamarind Spinach Curry) with rice and Vendakkai Poriyal.
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Curd Rice is more often eaten by the south Indians as a part of their meal. It makes a great summer food as well. Rice and curd are the 2 main ingredients that go towards making this. It is called as ‘thayir sadam’ in tamil and ‘daddojanam’ in telugu. It is an easy and quick recipe which can be prepared in less than 30 minutes.
Serve Curd Rice With Carrots as a side dish with your delicious meal or have it on its own for a light and healthy lunch. You can also pack it for your lunch box.
Kurma in Kerala is a typical curry made with different vegetables, yellowish in colour with slightly mashed veggies and a vibrant flavour of coconut milk. Cauliflower Kurma is one such kind of curry that is teemed up with small chopped carrots and green peas and is particularly served with Idiyappam or Rice.
Serve Kerala Style Cauliflower Kurma with steamed rice and Elai Vadam for a comfort meal. Cauliflower Kurma also goes well with Whole Wheat Lachha Parathas.
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Peshawar, a popular city in Pakistan in known for its rich art and culture. It is also known for its delicious cuisine which is rich and has a prominent use of flavorful and tangy spices. Most of our Punjabi cuisine in India is influenced by the Peshawar style of cooking. Peshawari Kala Chana Recipe is simple to make, yet flavorful with nutritional benefits of sprouted black chickpeas or kala chana.
Serve the Peshawari Kala Chana along with lachha parathas or steamed rice and green salads for a ...
Mavina Hannina Gojju is a Karnataka Style Curry Recipe which is prepared from ripe mangoes. This curry is a cascade of spicy, tangy and sweetish taste. It requires fewer ingredients to make this finger licking Mangalore special maavina hannina gojju. The dish is traditionally made from fibrous mango variety (wild mangoes or kaadu maavu) which are sour and sweet and hence provide a unique flavor.
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Tangy Tamarind Pumpkin curry is delicious, quick and easy side dish to prepare. Tamarind adds tangy flavour to the curry and takes it to another level. Plus, it adds the health benefits of having pumpkins. You can serve Tangy Tamarind Pumpkin Curry Recipe with chapati, Spicy yogurt chapatior paratha as a side dish for weeknight dinner.
Did you know: Pumpkin is a rich source of Vitamin A and antioxidants which are good for vision and maintaining supple body tissues. Potassium in it is good for ...
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.
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