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.
The Dry Fruit Barfi is a delicious quick sweet made from figs, dates, pistachios, almonds, cashew nuts and walnuts. The recipe to make the dry fruit barfi is quick and easy and makes it a perfect sweet for Diwali or even as a healthy snack for kids. These are also high energy and nutritious squares that can be enjoyed by each and everyone in the family.
Serve the Dry Fruit Barfi Recipe for any festivals or as a Tea Time snack for children.
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Nimki is a traditional Indian tea time snack recipe, that is often available at every north Indian home. Its is a savory cracker, that is packed with flavors and goes well with a spicy mango pickle or even can be had one its own.
Serve the Parti Mathri or Nimki with ginger tea or mango pickle as a tea time snack or make it for the festival like Diwali, Holi or any other special occasion.
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Baked Multigrain Italian Flavoured Mathri is a crunchy and savory snack that is traditionally eaten in Rajasthan with spicy pickles. This recipe of the baked mathri's is a healthy twist of the traditional version that uses multi-grain flour. The recipe also uses the baking technique rather than deep-frying it. The Italian mixed herb seasoning also adds to the uniqueness of it which is loved by both children and adults alike. Serve Baked Multigrain Mathri with Sweet and Spicy Tomato Chutney, Tangy ...
Spiced Multigrain Tea Time Crackers Recipe is a delicious recipe of a tea time cracker that is flavored with Coriander and Mint and textured with sesame, cumin and ajwain. Shape these crackers using cookie cutters and you can place some cheese or fresh salad over it and serve it as an appetizer for parties during the holiday season.
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Kerala Style Prawns & Shrimp Biryani (Chemmeen Biryani Recipe) is a robust flavored seafood biryani made from prawns and shrimps. This is a perfect monsoon and winter season food with wonderful coastal flavors within and aroma spreading from this hot Prawns and Shrimp pilaf.
Try this Kerala Style Prawns & Shrimp Biryani one pot meal for lunch or dinner with Burani Raita or Lauki Raita.
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Kerala style Fish Curry Recipe
Ellu Sadam is made with sesame seeds and is ground with spices to give a good flavour. This sesame powder is added to the cooked rice and is served hot. Usually, ellu Sadam is given as Saturday prasadam in most of the temples in Tamilnadu.
Serve the Ellu Sadam for lunch with Mor Kuzhambu so that it makes a satisfying meal for your family.
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The Pappu Chekkalu Recipe is a delicious and deep fried snack that is very famous in Andhra. It is made from rice flour and the addition of chana dal and spices adds to the taste of the cracker.
Serve the Pappu Chekkalu as a tea time evening snack along with a cup of coffee or make it for festivals like diwali.
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Mahunada Khaja Recipe is also the Andhra Style Gulabi Puvvulu as the rose cookies are called. This is an eggless recipe of the crunchy sweet snack that is popular during christmas. I reside outside India and got all excited when I came across a Chancha (rose cookie mould) and hence prepared this in delicious batches. I experimented this recipe without eggs and my family loved it.
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The Spicy Aloo Naan Recipe is a twist to a traditional naan where the addition of spiced potatoes and garlic gives a delicious taste.The Naan is super simple to make and you can even serve the Spicy Aloo Naan as an appetizer for your parties or along with Paneer Makhani for a weeknight dinner.
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Saunf Wale Aloo Baingan Recipe is a tasty dish that is spiced with fennel seeds powder. Potatoes and brinjals are a classic combination and are preferred the most. The saunf has a strong flavor and aroma that is handled very carefully. Not all vegetables go well with the flavour of fennel seeds but this Saunf Wale Aloo Baingan Recipe is an exemption.
Serve Saunf Wale Aloo Baingan Recipe for lunch and it can also be packed for lunch box.
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We Indians love biryani’s. Biryani originates originally in Persia and was introduced in India by the Arabs. Biryani is a rice dish with lots of flavours and textures, made with quite a few variants of rice. The key to a good biryani lies in good quality rice, fresh spices and ingredients and style of cooking. Vegetable Biryani Recipe With Chatpata Aloo is a way to spice up your biryani with shallow fried aloo.
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Aloo parathas are Indian Potato Flatbread made from whole wheat flour and stuffed with a spicy mixture of onions and potatoes. These Parathas are a bit different from the usual aloo parathas. They are stuffed with a combination of potatoes, onions and cheese. You will love this twist to the routine aloo parathas.
Serve Cheesy Aloo Paratha along with Boondi Raita and Dhaniya Pudina Chutney for a filling breakfast or serve it for weekday dinner.
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Matar Ki Tehri Recipe is a traditional dish from Eastern UP, where rice is cooked with whole spices and fresh peas. Tehri is different from pulav as it is moist and a little sticky. There are two types of tehri, one with potato, cauliflower and carrot, and the other one with just peas. With the goodness of fresh peas, the aroma of desi ghee, luscious tomatoes and fresh coriander, this recipe has been handed down from generation to generation in UP.
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Kaju Katli or Kaju Barfi is a traditional Indian sweet made with cashew nuts and is most often made for festivals, gifting and weddings. The subtle sweetness of the barfi together with its melt in the mouth quality from the cashew nuts, make it the most desired sweet for any occasion, religious or otherwise. Serve Kaju Katli Recipe (Kaju Barfi) as a party dessert or along with Crispy Masala Peanuts Recipe (Gujarati Sing Bhujia) or Baked Chevdo Recipe (Chivda Mixture -Tea Time ...
The Kharbyaali Masale Khara is a very traditional North Karnataka Spice Powder that is used in making the Kharbyaali Nuggekai Saaru and even certain vegetable dishes. It is made with a combination of the various spices and smoked dry coconut that brings out the special flavor of the North Karnataka Kharbyaali Masala.
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Shankarpali is a traditional Maharashtrian version of the Shakarpara and is usually made during festivities. This crunchy, flaky deep-fried snack is also a great tea time snack. A pre-made stock of Shankarpali is also a very handy munching snack for the ever hungry kids! Shankarpali can be made savoury as well as sweet. For this sweet version, lightly sweetened wheat dough is rolled out and cut into diamonds or squares and then deep fried till crisp. For crisp Shankarpali roll out the dough as thin ...
Kulcha is a type of mildly leavened flatbread that originated in the Indian subcontinent. It is a variation of Naan. Kulcha is a essentially a Punjabi dish, invented as a local version of the naan which was brought into Punjab. Here I'm making baked kulcha without yeast and that turned out really delicious trust me! Serve it hot in your dinner with Punjabi Chole!
Serve Baked Amritsari Kulcha along with Pindi Chole and Aam Ka Achaar for your weekend dinner.
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Aloo Subz Dum Biryani is a delicious one pot meal that makes a good lunch box recipe or a perfect week-night dinner. You can always include more vegetables other than potatoes in this recipe.
Serve Aloo Sabz Dum Biryani with Lauki raita, Raw mango raita or any raita of your choice.
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Amritsari Chole is a variation from the normal chole recipe. You can normally find them dhabas and restaurant. In this recipe, we are using chickpeas that are cooked in tomatoes and onion gravy with a whole lot of Indian Spices. It is a favourite of many and is enjoyed with roti.
Bhaturas, Poori, and Kulcha are the best combinations for Amritsari Chole.
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Chickpea Sundal Recipe
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Moongphali Bhindi Recipe is a quick and easy to do okra recipe with the crunch of peanuts and spices. The addition of peanuts, coriander powder, dry mango powder, red chillies along with the okra works like a charm and creates one delicious dish out of the simple ingredients. Serve Moongphali Bhindi along with hot Phulkas or Tawa Paratha for lunch.
Did you know: Okra is a low-calorie vegetable and contains no saturated fat or cholesterol. They are rich sources of dietary fiber, minerals, ...
Bengali Style Chal Potol Recipe (Pointed Gourd and Potato with Yogurt Gravy Recipe) along with mishti Pulao which is a Bengali style flavoured sweet rice makes it a main course for all the bengali households. It is prepared without garlic and onion. This is prepared mostly during Durga Puja or Durga Ashtami when bengalis mostly follow a ‘no onion no garlic’ diet.
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Mysore Pak is a delectable Indian sweet made from roasted gram flour and pure homemade ghee. A very traditional south Indian sweet is rich and makes a perfect sweet to be made for special occasions and festivals like Diwali.
History of Mysore Pak: Long Long time ago, in the Mysore Palace (in Karnataka, India), a petty little cook, made a dessert for the King. He made paagh (basically sugar syrup in the local language), then added gram flour and to make it rich and worthy for the king added loads ...
Maharashtrian Karanji also known as Gujiya or Ghugra is a traditional sweet, commonly prepared by Maharashtrians during the festival of Diwali. The Karanji is a must have crunchy delicacy that is filled with oodles of delicious soft goodness of coconut, jaggery, semolina and spices. Learn how to make Karanji the way it is prepared in most households of Maharashtra, by following the recipe below. Karanji or Gujiyas are typical dishes that are served during Holi. Holi, the ...
The Homemade Jalebi Recipe is a delicious mithai dish that you can make right in your own kitchen. The Jalebi is a traditional sweet dish that is made on every festival, special occasions and monsoons. And so much so even homes make this dish to celebrate the occasion. This homemade Jalebi recipe is actually very easy to prepare and tastes absolutely delicious. Festivals like Holi and Diwali are incomplete without the preparation of this class Indian dessert - Jalebi.
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