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.
Maharashtrian Kanda Poha/Pohe is a very popular Maharashtrian breakfast or tea time snack. It is made from flattened/ beaten rice and tossed in caramelized onions, green chillies and peanuts. If you prefer to eat a light meal first thing in the morning, this super quick dish is just right for you. You can always spice it up or down depending on your taste. Serve Maharashtrian Kanda Poha Recipe with Samosa Recipe and Ginger Cardamom Chai.
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Cabbage pachadi or tempered chutney recipe is very easy dish prepared with cabbage. It is also healthy and delicious in taste that goes well with South Indian Recipes like Ghee Roast Dosas, idli or Carrot Onion Uttapam. Serve Cabbage Pachadi Recipe as a side dish with South Indian breakfasts.
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'Madakasan' as is popularly known in Kerala, are super thin crepes filled with a delicious coconut mixture. The addition of coconut, along with jaggery makes this crepe wholesome and delicious too. When berries like strawberries are in season, top it along with a berry sauce and serve. Serve these Madakasan - Coconut Filled Crepes for breakfast, a snack or as a dessert for parties. It is pretty versatile.
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Chow Chow And Carrot Kootu is a classic kootu recipe which perfectly goes well with rotis as well as steamed rice. The mild sweetness from the carrots, spiciness from the green chillies balances out the whole dish.
Serve the Chow Chow And Carrot Kootu (Chayote Squash And Carrot Curry) Recipe with rotis or with Steamed Rice, Vengayam Thakali Kuzhambu, Beans Poriyal and Rice crackers to make an elaborate Tamil Saapad lunch menu on a weekend.
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Spicy Coconut Peanut Stuffed Baby Brinjal takes inspiration from the eastern ghats of India and makes for a delicious side dish. The eggplants are stuffed with a spicy, tangy coconut peanut filling making this dish really flavourful and delicious. This dish tastes like a gravy dish but it is dry, making it tiffin friendly. The recipe uses very less oil, making it a healthy choice for weight watchers and diabetic patients.
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Brinjal Capsicum Sabji Recipe is an easy side dish recipe which accentuates the flavors of capsicum with eggplant or brinjal and tomatoes. This sabzi can be had with phulka orchapati for a nutritious lunch at school or work. This Brinjal Capsicum Sabji Recipe comes handy when you need to fix nutrition is less available time at hand.
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Spicy Matar Masala is a simple and easy dish which can be prepared in a short time. When you are out of vegetables these frozen matar come to your help. The Spicy Matar Masala is cooked in a gravy form where the matar is cooked in an onion and tomato base gravy.
Serve the Spicy Matar Masala with Naan or Kulcha with Dal for dinner.
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Jain Style Corn Palak is a delicious combination of corn, spinach, and spices. This dish is made without onion and garlic and serves as a great side dish with phulka or pulav. The freshness of spinach makes this dish even more tasty and flavourful.
Serve Jain Style Corn Palak along with Phulka, Pudina Tawa Paratha or Steamed Rice for a weekday lunch or dinner.
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Carrot Methi Pachadi is very flavourful and simple recipe. It is usually made in South Indian as a side dish along with their meal. It is very easy to make and takes very less time to get prepared. This is a simple recipe that is a bit runny.
Serve Carrot Methi Pachadi along with Beetroot Sambar Recipe and Ghee Rice Recipe for a weekday meal.
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Dhaba Style Dal Fry is a perfect dal when you want to have something spicy yet simple. The creamy dal fry consists of five different kind of dals like Toor Dal,Moong Dal, Urad Dal, Masoor Dal and Channa Dal. It is very popular on the road side dhabas in North India and is prepared with the mixture of many dals. The dal will yield you enough protein that you would require for your day to day diet.
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Potato Stuffed Dal Dhokli Recipe can be translated as Mashed potato dumplings steamed in Lentil Curry. There are a variety of Indian curry recipes for mashed potatoes but this recipe is quite different. Here I have slightly modified dal dhokli recipe which is a traditional Gujarati dish.
Serve Potato Stuffed Dal Dhokli Recipe along with Masala Khichia Recipe (Spicy Corn Flour Papad) for a meal in itself.
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Godumai Dosai is an instant dosa recipe that is commonly prepared in most Tamil homes. As the dosa is prepared with whole wheat flour and requires no overnight fermentation, it is a handy recipe. Whole Wheat Flour is rich in fibre making this a high fibre dosa recipe. It is popular among the Karnataka cuisine as well and is called as the "Ghodi Dosa".
Serve Godumai Dosai with South Indian Coconut Chutney, Red Chilli Coconut Chutney or any other chutney of your choice.
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Arunachal pradesh "The land of rising sun" is one of the largest among North eastern states. They prefer to use different methods of cooking.This region is occupied by tribal people and they use fresh herbs,vegetables in their everyday cooking. They don't use oil much or packed spice products and they prefer steaming,boiling and smoked food methods of cooking.
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Besan Katli Ki Sabzi is a recipe that hails from Uttar Pradesh, and is often prepared during monsoon season. Couple of decades ago, during monsoon, fresh vegetables were seldomly available hence "Besan Ke Paneer" was the go to option for home cooks. Nowadays since monsoons doesn't affect the availability of other veggies and seeing how busy people have gotten with their lives, this recipe is scarcely prepared.
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Beetroot and Carrot Halwa is a perfect sweet to be served hot or chilled after a perfect Indian meal. Traditionally carrot halwa or beetroot halwa are made separately. Adding Beetroot to carrot halwa not only gave beautiful color to halwa but also made it more delicious.
Serve the Beetroot and Carrot Halwa as a healthy dessert after your Delicious Sunday lunch or just have it as a snack during the evening.
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The Papaya & Carrot Halwa Recipe is a simple, quick and delicious sweet dish that is made from papaya and carrots giving it a rich flavor and taste. You will be surprised how well the papaya goes into the halwa and gives it a creamy texture.
Serve the Papaya & Carrot Halwa along with vanillas ice cream as a Dessert for parties or as a special sweet for the festivals like Diwali, Navratri, Raksha Bandhan and Holi.
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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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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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