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Punjabi Recipes, Punjabi Veg Recipes

If you want to have a meal that satiates your tummy, tickles your taste buds and stays in your memory for a long time, try Punjabi! Punjabi cuisine ranges from semi-spicy to spicy, and is almost always rich, with abundant use of ghee and butter.

Have a Punjabi Paratha and a tall glass of their creamy Lassi for breakfast and you will not feel hungry till lunch-time! From signature Punjabi food recipes like Sarson ka Saag and Makki Di Roti, breakfast delights like Chole Bhature, Bread Pakora, parathas with mango pickle to homely treats like Aloo Paratha and Aloo Gobi, and lip-smacking delicacies like Paneer Tikka and Baingan Bharta, this section will introduce you to several ‘famous and favourite’ Punjabi treats.

All dairy products are abundantly used in Punjabi cuisine, but paneer is one ingredient cooked in every way possible – marinated, fried, sautéed, crumbled, and so on, to make delicacies that span every course of the meal, from appetizers to desserts. Check out Punjabi Paneer recipes to explore dishes that will help satiate your Punjabi food craving.

Punjabi Recipes, Shorba 

Shorba are famous across South, Central and Middle Eastern Asia. But, Punjabis have adapted them according to the Indian palate. Start your meal with a bowl of thick and often spicy shorbas like the curd shorba with comforting flavor that will surely soothe you when you had a long day. Also, our Punjabi Shorbas, Soups recipes section has varieties of shorba made using dal, vegetables or a combination of both.

Punjabi Recipes, nashta

Tandoor is a traditional aspect of Punjabi cuisine and used for baking or cooking flatbreads and a wide range of starters like kebabs and tikki. Marinate baby potatoes in a spicy red red chilli-based masala paste, fenugreek leaves and fresh cream and create these aromatic Tandoori aloo that are a perfect party starter! In the same manner you can marinate multiple vegetables and cook them to make a scrumptious and tasty, Tandoori Aloo Gobi Sukhi Subzi. Spicy potato curry served with piping hot puris, the Punjabi Aloo Puri is one of Delhi’s most favorite street foods. Boiled aloo with peppy chaat masala, lemon juice, mint and coriander makes tempting Aloo Chaat.

Local 'halwaais' deep-frying samosas in huge kadhai is a common sight in nearly any part of India. Oh-So-crisp on the outside and soft and spicy on the inside Punjabi Samosas are simply irresistible. They can further be enhanced by adding curd and tongue-tickling chutneys and turning them into delicious chaat or by adding hot chole, crunchy onions and crisp sev. Chole Samosa Chaat and Samosa Chaat are a perfect evening snack to surprise the whole family! To explore more such treats, have a look at our Punjabi Swadisht Nashta recipes

Punjabi Recipes, main course

You can also bake an array of flatbreads like Pudina Naan, Whole Wheat Coriander and Sesame Seeds Naan or Whole Wheat Masala Paneer Naan and relish with subzis or accompaniments Punjabi Raita / Chtutney / Achar recipes. To know more about Punjabi flatbreads, have a look at Punjabi Roits, Parathas recipes Punjabi subzis are not simple accompaniments. Even the easiest of their subzis are a delight with rich flavour and luscious texture. Expose your taste buds to some real excitement! This easy to make Jeera aloo tastes amazing with puri. Bharwan Baingan is made by stuffing brinjals with an onion-coconut paste and slowly cooking them in a kadhai.

Apart from the Punjabi Subzis, there are heavy gravy preparations because of ungrudging use of ghee, cream and other dairy products, which is what makes them so tasty too! Toss in some vegetables, paneer and spice powders to whip up delectable gravies. Treat your palate to all-time favourites Punjabi veg dishes Paneer Makhani, Kadhai Khumbh Sabzi or Matar Tamatar.

Dal and Kadhi provides with the nutrition required for proper development and help in balancing the meal. Punjabi Dals / Kadhis recipes has some quick and easy to prepare dals and kadhi that can be included in your daily routine. Dal tadka and Dal Makhani are famous Punjabi dishes.End your meal on a sweet note and savor on some Phirni served in earthenware bowls called ‘shikoras’. These are popularly known as ‘matki phirnis’ and are served at most Punjabi restaurants and functions. Also, you can make Dry Fruit Barfi with a rich milky flavour and amazing melt-in-the-mouth texture.

Enjoy our Punjabi Recipes collection. Below you will find other Punjabi recipe articles of interest.

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310 Punjabi Rotis Parathas Recipes
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156 Punjabi Swadisht Nashta Recipes
78 Punjabi Sweets Recipes

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South Indian Recipes, South Indian dishes, food

South Indian Cuisine – Awesome, Awe-Inspiring Variety

South Indian Recipes, 950 South Indian Dishes, Food Recipes. An acquaintance had this irksome habit of referring to all South Indians as “Madrasis”. And one fine day she stopped saying so. In an attempt to quell my curiosity I asked – and got to know that after a tour of South India she realised there is so much diversity down South that it is just not fair to generalise – the best example being South Indian cuisine. South Indian cuisine and food habits are so varied that it is common for a person to feel lost in the menu of a neighbouring state. Say, when a person from Tamil Nadu attends a wedding in Andhra Pradesh, it is a common trick to keep an eye on the next person’s plate or banana leaf, to figure out what order and in what combinations the food is to be consumed!
 

Tiffin - Much more than idlis and dosas

When one mentions South Indian food, idli, dosa and vada are the first dishes that come to one’s mind – and it’s fair enough because these dishes are popular in all the South Indian states. It is a daring risk to venture into the question of which state they originated in – so we will not touch upon that, but the fact remains that these are much-loved foods all over South India. Served with the quintessential Sambhar and Chutney, this “tiffin” platter is enjoyed any time of the day – for breakfast, evening snacks or dinner.

A word that the British introduced us to, tiffin refers to snacks that are neither too light nor too heavy, and can be relished at any time of the day! When it comes to tiffin, there is a lot of similarity amongst the South Indian states, and we find many common favourites like idli, dosa, vada, uttapam, upma and pongal. Apart from these, each state has its unique offerings too – like the paniyaram and adai of Tamil Nadu, the aapam, puttu, avial and kadala curry of Kerala, neer dosa, kadubu, benne dosa and rava idli of Karnataka and pesarattu of Andhra. Apart from Sambhar, tiffin is usually served with chutneys like coconut chutney, coriander chutney, tomato chutney, etc., or dry chutney powders like the idli milagai podi or curry leaves powder.
 

Lunch – rice is special for South Indians

Rice holds a special position in the South Indian kitchen. More than a mere ingredient, rice or annam is given a divine connotation and treated with respect. In all South Indian states, rice is the staple grain served during lunch time. Some prefer to use raw rice, while others opt for parboiled or boiled varieties. Rice lovers that they are, South Indians can often tell the difference between rice grown in various regions and different river beds! At lunch time, the rice is freshly steamed and served hot with a spread of dal-based curries and vegetables. There is a lot of difference in the items served during lunch time, and the order in which they are served.
 

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Recipes

Lunch is dominated by rice, which is served with dollops of ghee and a range of curries and dals. Depending on whether it’s a normal day or a special occasion, the number of items served may vary. When you see the word ‘pappu’ in a dish’s name, you can understand that it comprises dal. It may be plain or combined with veggies. Usually, a meal begins with rice mixed with pappu and enjoyed with a spicy oorgaya (pickle). Other main course dishes are koora (dry or semi-dry subzi), pulusu (sour and tangy gravy made of tamarind, tomatoes, sour curd or raw mangoes), pachadi (a spicy and saucy accompaniment), charu or rasam (a thin, soupy dish that is mixed with rice), curds, and so on. Pulihore, a peppy rice preparation with tamarind and spices, is much-loved by the Telugu folks and everyone who tastes it!
 

Karnataka

A regular meal consists of vegetable preparations, a dal based preparation like sambhar, and saaru or rasam, ending with majjige (buttermilk). Kannadigas also love gojju, a featuring a unique blend of sweet, spicy and tangy notes. There are also one-dish meals like the Bisi Bele Bath, a hot and spicy rice preparation, made of rice, dal and veggies flavoured with a special masala and tamarind pulp. Karnataka within itself has several sub-cuisines like Udupi, Mangalore and Mysore, and a discerning diner can easily tell the difference between these.
 

Kerala

Don’t be fooled by the simple food that the Keralites have on a normal day – visit them on a festive occasion to experience the mind-boggling variety of the state’s cuisine. Kerala food is rich in all things coconuty! From coconut milk to grated coconut and coconut-based spice pastes, it is used in every possible form to make vegetable and curd-based curries. Yellow banana and jackfruit are also used abundantly in the region to make crispies, curries and desserts.
 

Tamil Nadu

Different regions of Tamil Nadu have different styles of cooking, the popular strains being Tanjore, Tirunelveli, North Arcot and Chettinad. However, a three-course lunch broadly consists of rice served with sambhar and/ or mor kuzhambu, then rasam and finally curd, accompanied by a range of vegetable dishes. If lunch is had out of a dabba, people often opt for what is colloquially known as ‘mixed rice’ or ‘variety rice’. Tomato Rice, Tamarind Rice, Sambhar Rice, Curd Rice and Peanut Rice are some of the common options. On special days, vada, kheer and pachadi (raita) are also served with lunch.
 

Sweets and savouries for South Indians

Like the rest of the country, South India also loves sweets and snacks! From the Ela Ada and Unni Appam of Kerala to the Kajjikaylu of Andhra Pradesh, the Jangiri and Chakkarai Pongal of Tamil Nadu, and the Obbuttu and Mysore Pak of Karnataka, each sweet delight has a culinary anecdote to tell with distinct flavours, native ingredients and exclusive cooking techniques.

Snacks are also an integral part of the South Indian food scene – they are enjoyed at practically any time of the day but mostly in the evening with a cup of hot coffee or tea. It is amazing how they never tire of having a steaming hot cuppa however sweltering the weather might be! But then, nothing can complement a Masala Vada, Mysore Bonda or Plantain Bajji as well as a cup of South Indian filter coffee or Chukku Kaapi (a tea of dried ginger and spices). Keralites enjoy snacking on steamed yellow bananas and Kattan Chaai (black tea).

Every kitchen in South India is also well-stocked with pickles, dry chutney powders, vadams and papads (that can be roasted or deep-fried), which are served in perfect combos to make a simple meal seem like a special treat!
 

The magic of the South Indian tempering

If you are going to experiment with South Indian cooking, your kitchen needs to be stocked with rice, tamarind (or kokum), sambhar powder and rasam powder, ghee and cooking oils like groundnut, coconut or sesame oils. More importantly, you need to get your masala box or ‘anjarai petti’ (literally five-compartment box, although the modern ones have seven) equipped with mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, sesame seeds, red chillies, broken urad dal and chana dal, as these are frequently used in South Indian cooking. These ingredients in different combinations are used to make masalas for South Indian curries. Sometimes, they are ground raw, while sometimes they are roasted and ground. The method and proportions give each dish a distinctly different flavour even when the same ingredients are used. That said, the final master stroke in most South Indian dishes is the zesty tempering of mustard seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves, which gives the food a trademark South Indian seal!
 

More food stories to tell from each nook and corner

Each nook and corner of Tamil Nadu has a different food story to tell, and we realise now that it’s a mistake to try and cover it all in one article, so we urge you to read more about each of these cuisines (Andhra and Telangana, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka) and recreate the magic in your own kitchen using our authentic recipes. In India there is so much variety in each cuisine that it is difficult for an individual to entirely master their own cuisine. Just when you think you know all your native foods, someone busts the misconception and widens your horizon by sharing yet another treasure! While we focus on our own cuisines, we should also try and set aside at least a day every week to try the culinary gems from other Indian regions, so that we grow to appreciate the unity in diversity.

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Gujarati Recipes

Gujarat has a wide-ranging cuisine, which includes everything from sweets and snacks to subzis and one-dish meals. The farsaans and mishthans especially are much-loved aspects of Gujarati cuisine. It is an amalgam of flavor and mostly vegetarian. Gujarati Recipes like Khaman Dhokla, Bhatia Kadhi, Dabeli and Patra have an unmatchable and unique regional touch.

Come lunchtime and Gujaratis do not like to settle for anything less than a balanced meal, which they fondly call the “Dal Bhaat Rotli Shaak” combo. But, when in a hurry, one-dish meals like Dal Dhokli will come to your rescue. Let’s talk about the different aspects of the grand Gujarati thali. It generally consists of rotli (roti)/puri ,dal/kadhi, shaak (subzi) , bhaat (rice), farsaans with a wide range of chutneys, kachumber, homemade athanu (pickles) and finally mishtaan(sweet) to end the meal on a sweet note. Meals are incomplete without a bowl of curd or glass of buttermilk.

A stack of leftover rotli, rotla, rice or khichdi are transformed into delicious treats like Whole Wheat Roti Chivda, Wagharelo Rotla, Bhaat Na Poodla. Crunchy on the outside and chewy inside, this flavourful Khichdi Pakoda is made by enhancing moong dal khichdi with besan, sesame seeds and coriander, shaping this ‘dough’ into balls and deep-frying till nice brown and crisp. Dahiwali Roti is a zesty soup-style breakfast made with a balance of refreshing ingredients like bland buttermilk, sweet jaggery, spice powders and finally an aromatic tempering. At times of emergency or in a mood to eat something spicy instead of the basic dal-bhaat, this tasty Vagharela Bhaat can be made in a jiffy with a handful of ingredients that are easily available in our kitchen shelves.

Tea-time or Diwali, if the kitchen shelves are not filled with air-tight containers hoarding suka nasta (dry snacks), it’s not a Gujarati house. Chakli, Chivda, Nimki, Shakarpara, Namkeen Shakarpara, Khakhra, etc. are some jar snacks that come to rescue when hunger strikes. You can even take them to work and relish anytime! Coarse besan mixed with spices to make cylindrical rolls, that are deep-fried to make delicious Phoolwadi is a crispy snack that tastes amazing with a cup of hot chai. Also, fafda/ ganthia are other savory snacks that are popular tea accompaniments. My grandmother prepares snacks like Papad Poha, Sev Mamra in bulk and stores in an airtight container so that we can munch on it whenever we are hungry. Along with this, a wide variety of farsaans or snacks prepared on different occasions and to entertain guests, but also enjoyed with tea on any normal day. Soft, steamed dhoklas, pankis, deep-fried kachoris, ghughra, masala puri, tava-cooked pudla, simple delights like khichu, dabeli,… the list is endless!

Gujaratis are hardcore sweet lovers. Dabbas of laddoos, Golpapdi or Mohanthaal are always present in the kitchen. Also, special occasions are celebrated with rich desserts like Basundi, Shrikhand, Fada ni Lapsi, Doodh Paak. Try your hand at Gujarati special mishthans and enjoy with your friends and family!

Gujarati Shaak

Phulka smeared generously with ghee / Chapati / Bhakri with a texture similar to biscuit is a quintessential part of most Gujarati meal especially lunch. These flatbreads are accompanied with shaak made using vegetables especially local produce,combined with an array of spices, a dash of jaggery or sugar and sometimes tamarind too. These subzis are tongue-tickling because they believe in balancing the khatash-methash (sour-sweet) flavours and can also, be enhanced by the addition of Gujarati farsaans like muthia, patra and sev.

Gujarati’s believe in eating seasonal vegetables and make elaborate preparations like Oondhiya and Panchkutiyu Shaak with a myriad of native vegetables and special combinations of spices to season them, resulting in homely and satiating dishes. Dry subzis are generally combined with batata (potato) to make delectable delights like Kobi Batata Nu Shaak, Tendli Batata nu Shaak, Karela Bateta Nu Shaak. They even eat a lot of kathol (pulses). Khatta Moong/ Sukha Moong on Wednesday and Rasawala Chana on Friday are a fixed menu at my home and I believe it is consumed this frequently in every Gujarati household. Vaal Ni Dal, Mixed Kathol, Masala Chawli are other popular Kathol cooked on a regular basis. A side of Gujarati Dal, Khatti Meethi Dal and Kadhis like Bhinda ni Kadhi and Dapka Kadhi are some of the everyday favourite fluid preparations to make food easier to ingest. Check our Gujarati Dal & Kadhi section to explore more delicacies from this region.

Gujarati Recipes, Rotis

Thepla is a popular Gujarati flatbread that is an important part of their travel food bag because they stay fresh for almost over a month. They can be perked up with the addition of nutrient-rich vegetables like methi, mooli, doodhi to make Methi Thepla, Mooli Thepla and Doodhi Thepla. Also, you can add multigrain flour to gehun ka atta and make Multigrain Methi Thepla. As I mentioned earlier, they love seasonal produce , be it vegetables or fruits. Come summers and most households are seen enjoying keri no ras (aam ras) with garma garam puri or Padvali Roti which is an authentic flatbread made with a pair of the rotis layered for rolling and cooking, in order to make thin rotis that can be cooked perfectly without crisping them on a tava.

Also, they make Fajeto that is a special type of curry made by combining mango pulp with dahi and besan and finally tempered with aromatic ingredients. Shrikhand is replaced by Aamrakhand and refrigerator are stuffed with Doodh Keri. Bajra no rotlo with Ringana no olo , jaggery with safed makhan is a classic Gujarati winter special. Rotla can also be made using jowar or nachni flour, ensure you roll the rotlas uniformly to make them puff up. They can also be blended into smooth powder and cooked with ingredients like onions, ginger, garlic and green chillies, to make Wagharelo Rotla which is surely an irresistible dish.

Chaas is aptly called a Gujarati’s beer since the meal is incomplete without it. Also, Komal is another refreshing, delightful beverage made by combining curd and coconut milk, mildly spiced with chillies. Similar to the Punjabi sweet lassi, Piyush is an authentic Gujarati drink made using shrikhand and buttermilk, this thick and luscious drink is simply irresistible!

Gujarati Recipes, One Dish meal

Appease your hunger and pep up your mood with mouth-watering Gujarati one-dish meals. Khichu is an authentic Gujarati snack, soft, melt in the mouth, it has a soothing taste, and is sure to warm your soul. A drizzle of oil and sprinkle of red chili powder or koro sambhar perks up the taste. This one-dish meal is quick and easy to make, usually made with grain-based flours like rice flour or jowar flour, try this different variant Yellow Moong Dal Khichu and enjoy it hot.

Handvo is a traditional savory cake made by mixing a myriad of vegetables, an array of spices and mixed dals/flours. Mixed Dal Handvo, Moong Dal Handvo, Mixed Vegetable Handvo, Potato Handvo are some varieties you must try! Looking for a sumptuous meal to prepare in a jiffy after a long day? Fada ni Khichdi made with nutritious broken wheat and yellow moong dal simmered with vegetables and spices is quite wholesome and takes not more than 25 minutes. Ek Toap Na Dal Bhaat is another Gujarati rice-dal combination dish cooked together with vegetables and spices.

Dinner generally consists of simple khichdi made by combining dal and rice. They can even be enhanced by substituting/adding vegetables, pulses and various spices to make different preparations. The humble Moong Dal Khichdi is surely my comfort food. Khichdi ke chaar yaar – dahi, papad , kadhi aur achaar is rightly said! Instead of moong, you can even make Toovar Dal Ni Khichdi, Bajra and Moong Dal Khichdi that take hardly any effort. Also, kathiyavadi popular Ram Khichdi, or the royal Badshahi Khichdi, nutritious Panchamel Khichdi are some other variations that you must try!

Let us discover many more such marvels of this cuisine!

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Jain Recipes, Jain Food, Jain Dishes

Jain recipes. Jain food recipes.  Jain customs require them to follow strict rules regarding what and when they eat. In general, ingredients like onion, garlic, potatoes and other root vegetables are totally avoided by Jains. This often makes people think that their cuisine is uninteresting, which is not so. Most dishes, ranging from traditional to modern, can be prepared tastily without using these ingredients. You just need to know the proper substitutes and intelligent methods of preparing the dishes.

This section opens up a world of Jain-friendly recipes ranging from all-time favourites like Paneer Tikka Masala and Jain Pav Bhaji to must-try treats like Quick Paneer Subzi and Sev Tameta. Lose yourself in the tongue-tickling treats that this section holds in store for you. Dry snacks like khakhra and papad poha can be made in bulk and store in an air-tight container. A cup of masala chai with a scrumptious snack is surely a match made in heaven!

Jain Soups

A jain soup can be anything from an appetizer to snack or even a full meal. When it comes to the job of appetizing, nothing performs better than soups. They are generous with the spices and can be made using any ingredients from vegetables to dal or a combination of both. They leave a really warm taste on your palate and are extremely comforting. Here are some lovely Jain-friendly soups like the Cream of Tomato soup, Moong Soup and Cucumber and Lettuce Soup that will tantalize your taste buds!

Jain Main Course

The main course is generally a flatbread (roti, paratha, puri) along with subzi, a bowl of dal/kadhi and rice. Along with that a side of Jain Pickles / Chutneys / Raita / Salad perk up the meal and leave you with exciting, contrasting flavors. Snacks come in handy and make a party snazzy, help beat hunger strikes and are easy to prepare. Jain Naashtas like capsicum rings, corn pakodas, Rice and Cheese Balls are some tongue-tickling delights you can munch on.

Jain Rotis, Jain Sabzi

Our section of Jain Roti and Jain Subzi gives you a wide choice of rotis and parathas, subzis so you can make a different combination each day. Have a go at delectable options like the Cabbage and Paneer Parathas, Green Pea Parathas, Kela Methi Nu Shaak, Sev Tameta.

Jain Rice recipes

Complete your meal with this delectable Baked Layered Coconut Rice with Curry which has a soothing flavour and pleasantly spicy aroma or Ges, an authentic Jain preparation of curd and rice topped with methia no masala. Also, khichdi made with a myriad of ingredients is a comforting dinner option. One dish meals made with rice are wholesome and satisfying, try our Jain Rice recipes to explore more options that can be enjoyed with Jain Dals Kadhi.

Jain street foods

Popular street foods of Mumbai can be easily made into Jain versions like the Jain Vada Pav, Jain Pav Bhaji where the potato is substituted with raw banana and are just as awesome as the original, and you will not find anything amiss! Not just Indian, international recipes too can be made Jain friendly. Try your hands on Baked Rajma and Macaroni with Cottage Cheese Balls, Vegetable Fried Rice, American Chopsuey, Cheesy Pepper Rice.

Happy Cooking!

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Maharashtrian Recipes, Maharashtrain Dishes

Maharashtrian cuisine is a zesty and spicy one, which makes abundant use of aromatic and flavourful ingredients like peanuts, sesame seeds and chillies. There are several traditional snacks like Poha and dishes like Usal, which Maharashtrians enjoy having frequently. Zunka is one of the most famous Maharashtrain dishes, where the zunka is made using besan flour and had with hot bhakri. They also love rice, and feel dissatisfied if they do not have at least a little rice with the meal.

Top Authentic Maharashtrain Dishes

We list the Top Authentic Maharashtrain Dishes for Vegetarains.

1. Zunka

2. Misal Pav

3. Sabudana Khichdi

4. Kanda Poha

5. Rava Sheera

6. Chawal Bhakri

7. Upma

8. Thalipeeth
 

Maharashtrian Recipes, Breakfast Recipes

Maharashtrian dishes commonly had for breakfast are Upma, Poha which are easy to prepare. Then there is Misal with Pav with some Chai. Some even have Chai and Chapatti.

Maharashtrian Bhaji, Vegetables

We have the entire range of Maharashtrian vegetables. The day to day vegetables range from Methi Pitla to commonly made potato vegetable Batata Chi Bhaji had with Chapatti or Puri. For more details look at Maharashtrian Bhaji Recipes

Fasting Upvas Maharashtrian Recipes

Generally, those on a fast get up early in the morning and take abhyanga bath to purify their body. Women make sure they wash their hair on fasting days. Common Mahrastrain Food made for fasting are made of Sabudana like Sabudana Khichdi and Sabudana Thalipeeth. For details of fasting look at Maharashtrian Upvas (Fasting) Recipes

Maharashtrian Recipes, Rice Bhaat Recipes

Most Maharashtrians have rice for dinner. They opt for spicy rice like Masala Bhaat. For more details look at Maharashtrian Bhaat (Rice) Recipes

Maharashtrian Chutney, Techa

Mahrashtrain recipes loved are Thecha with Bhakri. We highly recommend Green Chilli Thecha which you can have a meal with some good rice based Bhakri Chawal Bhakri. For more details look at Maharashtrian Rotis / Polis Recipes

Maharashtrian Mithai

Maharastrians love their Goudh which means sweets. They have their Til Laddu on Sankrant, Modak during Ganesh Chaturthi. For more details Maharashtrian Mithai Recipes

Maharashtrian Rotis

Yes, Mahrashtrians too love their Roti today. Aside from that they have to have a rice based recipe on the table, be it Dodkyacha Bhaat or a rice roti Chawal Bhakri. For more information see Maharashtrian Rotis / Polis Recipes

Maharashtrian Snacks

Who does not love the Thecha stuffed with Pav. Eat Green Chilli Thecha Stuffed Pav and you will forget about Vada Pav. More details at Maharashtrian Snacks Nashta Recipes

Maharashtrian Dal, Varan

They have Basic Toovar Dal Recipe with plain rice which is a common combination. Also popular is Moong Dal Khichdi. Details at Maharashtrian Bhaat (Rice) Recipes

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230 Bengali Veg Recipes, Bengali Food, Bengali Dishes, Bengali Cuisine

Bengali cuisine has some unique characteristics that set it apart from the rest of the country’s food styles. Hailing from Eastern India, Bengali food makes use of mustard oil and a mixture of five seeds and spices called the panch phoron to get a special flavour. We present you over 200 Bengali Veg Recipes.

Bengalis prefer to make a meal of rice rather than rotis, and love peppy dishes like the Baingan Bhaja, Bati chorichori, Bengali-style okra had with Luchi which is favourite Bengali puri. They also have other Bengali Rotis like Aloo Ki Puri or  Helathy Stuffed Luchi. Popular Bengali Dals are Bengali Matarsutir Dal  and Bhaja Moong Dal Shobji Diya. 

At night, Bengalis like to have a portion of khichdi with a simple raita. To get a true taste of Bengali Dishes, have a go at the Khichdi Bengali Style

The mithai of the region is also quite unique, characterised by the abundant use of chenna, a special type of cheese made by curdling milk. Bengali sweets like Rasgulla, Rasmalai, Chum Chum and Bhappa Doi are famous all over the country. Enter this section to make all these delectable Bengali treats in your own kitchen!

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Rajasthani Food, 200 Rajasthani Recipes, Dishes, Rajasthani Veg Recipes

Perhaps due to the royal heritage of the region, or due to the unique characteristics of the cuisine brought about by the region’s extreme climate and rare vegetation, Rajasthani cuisine is quite different from all other cuisines and is very fascinating too! Rajasthani food is usually spicy and makes use of loads of ghee, without which no dish is complete.

Heart-warming meal combos like the Dal-Baati-Churma and other specialties like Panchmel ki Subzi, Gehun ki Bikaneri Khichdi and Mangodi ki Dal are popular all over the country and this section shows you how to recreate the magic of Rajasthan food in your own kitchen.

Enjoy our selection of Rajasthani recipes like Rajashtani Sabzis with the famous Rajashtani Rotis and ever popular Achars. Top of your meal with some amazing rich, mouthwatering Rajasthani Sweet and Rajasthani snack.

The Rajasthanis specialise in serving sweet and savoury dishes in combinations that steal the heart and delight the taste buds . Dal bati churma a three-in-one treat, is a traditional combination of sweet dish churma, spicy dal and deep-fried Bati and a wonderful way to warm yourself up on a cold day!


Rajashtani Food adapats to water shortage

Because of the climatic conditions, there is scarcity of water resulting into a dearth of fresh vegetables, the available vegetables are often combined with pulses, lentils and dried/ preserved foods like papads and wadis. Also, water is substituted with dairy products like milk and buttermilk. Gram flour dumplings perked up with a myriad of spices then steamed and cut into small bite sized pieces are cooked in a curd based gravy till thick to make Gatte ki subzi that tastes amazing with both rice and parathas. Papad ki subzi, a combination of moong dal mangodi and papd to make Papad Mangodi ki Subzi are some other delectable Rajasthani subzis. Also, try your hands on other Rajasthani dishes like Ker sangria, Gavarfali ki Subzi, Bharwa Lauki.
 

Rajasthani Food, Dals, Kadhi Recipes

Complement your meal with nourishing dals/kadhi that will complete your meal. Rajasthani recipes like Pakoda kadhi or pithore kadhi are flavorful, irresistible accompaniments that you must try.Also, finger-licking dals like Dal Banjari, Mooli moong dal or Palak toovar dal with a tempering of ghee and authentic Rajasthani flavor are some delights that will surely replace your regular dals.
 

Rajasthani Snacks

When we talk about snacks, Rajasthan Food is synonymous to kachori. The endless varieties of kachoris found at most 'namkeen' shops are famous worldwide. Pyaaz Kachori, Shahi Raj Kachori, Matar ki Kachori are some popular kachoris.
 

Rajasthani Mithai, Rajasthani Sweets

Rajasthanis don’t hold back on the use of full-fat milk and ghee in their mithai. No wonder the sweet dishes of Rajasthan tastes so heavenly! Apart from the savoury kachoris, you can also found sweet varieties like Mawa Kachoris that are stuffed with a rich mixture of khoya and dry-fruits, deep-fried and dipped in sugar syrup. Malai Ghevar, a honeycomb shaped delicacy made using plain flour and ghee is an authentic sweet made on auspicious occasions and festivals.

People love to gather around the warmth of the kitchen fire, to enjoy rustic, homely rotis right off the tava. Wheat flour rotis, parathas, masala baati generously drizzled with ghee are enjoyed with subzis. Winters are harsh in this region. Steaming hot Khichdi, Gaund ke ladoo, Moong dal halwa, Badam ka halwa are some vegetarian dishes eaten to keep the body warm on a cold winter’s night!

We hope you enjoy our collection of Rajasthani Recipes and will find the below related Rajasthani Food articles interesting. 

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17 Rajasthani Kadhi, Dal Recipes
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30 Rajasthani Mithai, Sweets Recipes
50 Rajasthani Naashta Recipes
23 Rajasthani Roti, Puri, Paratha Recipes
43 Rajasthani Subzi Recipes
14 Rajasthani Traditional Combinations Recipes

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Hyderabadi Recipes,40 Hyderabadi Dishes, Hyderabadi Food

We have a large collection of different types of Hyderabadi dishes. Yes, it's clrealy evident that Hyderabadi recipes and the different types of Hyderabadi dishes are super popular not only in South India but all across our lovely country. 

Hyderabadi cuisine is known for its tradition and richness. Even every day food is rich in flavour, with special masala pastes, while delicacies are even richer with abundant use of dry fruits and dairy products. We often find ingredients like cashew paste and fresh cream being used in gravies.

Likewise, dry fruits and nuts are also used extensively, not only in desserts and sweets but also in savoury Hyderabadi dishes like koftas, pulaos, subzis and snacks. This is due to the long period of Mughal rule in that region and the indestructible mark they have left on the culture and cuisine of the city.

Hyderabadi Dishes, it's all about Biryani

Veg Biryani have become synonymous with the Hyderabadi cuisine of that region. Biryani is a very richly flavoured rice preparation in which the rice is cooked with flavour-packed gravies, whole spices, veggies and other ingredients. The sequence in which the ingredients are added to the Biryani and the way the rice is cooked are all significant steps that make a Biryani perfect! Nowadays, it is easy to make Biryani using a pressure cooker or microwave oven, but the traditional method of cooking them in earthenware or closed handis gave them a special flavour and irresistible aroma.

Hyderabadi Recipes, Dals

Hyderabadi Khatti Dal is made daily in Hyderabad and a favourite of the region. Also the protein rich Spicy mixed dal is a must try.

Hyderabadi Dishes have the best Subzis

Mirchi ka Salan Hyderabadi style is a curry of Bhavnagari chillies, flavoured with a rich paste of roasted peanuts, coconut, sesame seeds and red chillies and is a great side dish for Biryani. Hyderabadi Veg Korma goes will with some hot naan.

Which paratha is the most popular Hyderabadi dish?

Our vote goes to Bidari Paratha and it goes really well with the famous Burhani Hyderabadi Raitas.

Hyderabadi Dishes, Sweet Dishes

A festive sweet from the rich Hyderabadi repertoire, the Double ka Meetha made with a unique mix of ingredients like bread, mava and almonds. We have Gil E Firdaus and lot more Hyderabadi sweet recipes.

Enjoy our vast collection of Hyderabadi recipes. My favourites are Qabooli Biryani, Hyderabadi Veg Haleem and Tamatar Ka Kut.

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Hyderabadi Dal Recipes
Hyderabadi Indian Bread Recipes
Hyderabadi Sabzis Recipes
Hyderabadi Soups Recipes
Hyderabadi Sweets Desserts Recipes
Hyderabadi Veg Biryani Recipes
Hyderabadi Side Dishes Accompanimnets Recipes

Indian Veg Recipes, 4000 Indian Vegetarian Recipes

Indian cuisine is a vast and varied one. It is reflective of the myriad cultures and traditions that make up this vibrant country of ours. Every region has its own way of cooking and serving food, as well as customs and practices concerning food. The food of each region is greatly influenced by not just the local availability of vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices, but also by the historical and cultural background of that community. Indians are so fond of the traditional food that they take along the knowledge and practices even when they go abroad.

With the advent of cookbooks and online portals, recipes do get passed on from region to region, but still, you can find distinct differences in the way the food tastes, because of the availability of ingredients and common cooking practices in each region. Pav Bhaji made in South India, for example, is quite different from how it tastes in the North; and likewise, Idli and Sada Dosa made by North Indians might be quite different from how the South Indians make it!

Indian Veg recipes are categorized mainly based on the region – Punjabi, Gujarati, Rajasthani, Maharashtrian, South Indian, Bengali, Hyderabadi, Mughlai and so on. Depending on the region, the main course might focus on Roti or rice, with accompaniments like Subzis, Dal, Sambhar, etc. Bajra Roti and Green Pea Pulao together with Pyazwali Bhindi and Dum Aloo could make an interesting meal, just as Cabbage Poriyal, Sambhar, Rasam and Rice would too.

North Indian Veg Recipes

The cuisine of North India includes not only Punjabi food but also, Amritsari, Kashmiri cuisine. Each state has something different to offer. While Punjabi’s use lot of ghee and dairy products, Kashmiri cuisine is majorly non-vegetarian with use of saffron and other spices. People from Punjab, Amritsar and Delhi believe in having heavy breakfast of parathas smeared with white butter along with a tall glass of sweet lassi and accompaniments like fresh curd and mango pickle, Chole Bhature or Chole Kulcha. They also indulge in delectable street food like Momos, Samosa, Aloo Tikki chaat, Ram laddoo, Golgappe.

Apart from that Tandoor is an essential cooking method in North Indian Cuisine. From tongue-tickling appetizers like Paneer Tikka & Mushroom and capsicum tikka to flatbreads ranging from Tandoori Naan, Roti and Kulcha, they love everything baked and grilled in clay pot ovens. Rich gravies, spicy vegetable, sizzling appetizers, delectable desserts sum up North Indian food!
 

Mughlai Veg Indian Recipes

Descending from the Mughal empire, Mughlai cuisine is known for heavy use of aromatic and rich ingredients resulting in spicy, fragrant, lip-smacking delights. It has been one of the much admired and popular cuisines among food lovers across India. The preparation of Mughlai food is time-tested and involves slow cooking and vast preparation. Dishes like kebabs, kofta, pulao, sabzis and biryani typically include Mughlai blend and flavours. Some of the popular dishes are Mughlai Vegetable Biryani, Shahi Pulao, Baingan Musasalam, Nawabi Curry, Mughlai Makhani Paneer, Mughlai Roti.

Western Indian Veg Recipe

When you come to Western India, you will come across Gujarati cuisine which is an amalgam of flavor. They are mostly vegetarian and use many native vegetables and an array of spices to season them. Dals and shaak (subzis) have a sweet flavor because of the addition of jaggery. The farsaans (snacks) and mishthans (dessert) are much-loved aspects of Gujarati cuisine. The Gujarati thali is a grand feast consisting of dal, bhaat, rotli, shaak, farsaan and mishtan with accompaniments like kachumber, athanu and papad. Curd and buttermilk are a quintessential part of their meals.
 

Rajasthani Indian Veg Recipes

Rajasthan being dearth of water uses curd and buttermilk widely in cooking and vegetables being limited in supply, they eat lots of pulses and dal. It is known for its endless varieties of Kachori. Pyaaz ki kachori, Shahi raj kachori, Khasta kachori are some popular local breakfast dish in Rajasthan and sold at most 'namkeen' shops.

Maharashtrian Indian Veg Recipes

Maharashtrian cuisine is a zingy and spicy one, which makes abundant use of aromatic and flavourful ingredients like peanuts, sesame seeds , chillies, kokum, cashew nuts , coconut, and so on. Mumbai , the city of dreams has some out of the box street food delights to offer like Schezuan Chopsuey Dosa, Mysore masala dosa, Tawa Pizza, Toasted Samosa sandwich and how can you forget the famous Vada Pav, Misal Pav, Bhajji Pav !

South Indian Veg Recipes

Going down South, people are very fond of rice which is also their staple food. South Indian cuisine relies on extensive use of traditional spices like mustard seeds, curry leaves, red chillies, broken urad dal and chana dal that impart flavor when added as a tempering to the food . Breakfast delights like Idli, Dosa and uttapams are much loved all over India.

Kadubu, Benne dosa, Neer dosa, Bisi bele bhath are some classic Karnataka dishes. Mangalorean cuisine is different from Udupi, which is different from Mysore, and a food connoisseur can easily tell the difference! So, every corner of Karnataka has a culinary anecdote to tell with distinct flavours, native ingredients and exclusive cooking techniques.

There is a lot of similarity between the food cooked in Kerala, and that of coastal Tamil Nadu. Tamil cuisine is a balance of spices and dals along with a combination of different masalas. Kitchen shelves are stocked with sambhar powder, milagai podi , rasam powder and popular tempering ingredients like coriander seeds, red chillies, chana dal, ginger, green chillies, garlic and curry leaves. Coconut is abundantly found in Kerala and hence widely used in food preparation. Even curries make use of coconut milk instead of water. Native fruits and vegetables like jackfruit, yam, raw banana, yellow banana, ash gourd and pumpkin are used to cook an array of dishes.

The region spanning Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have their own cooking style which is a spicy one. Unlike other cuisines where pickle is merely an accompaniment, here it is the best part of the meal! Pesarattu dosa or Moong dal dosa is a classic dish from the Andhra cuisine. Gongura leaf is a quintessential Telugu ingredient, used to make delicious pachadis and peppy rice preparations.
 

Hyderabadi Veg Indian Recipes

What comes to your mind when you think of Hyderabadi food? Biryani ! Hyderabadi food has much more to offer than the famous Biryani with Mirch Ka Salan. It is highly influenced by Mughlai, Persian and Arabic cuisine. Rich and flavorful sabzi, desserts loaded with dry fruits, delectable side dishes and unique flatbreads. Haleem, Double ka Meetha, Bidari Paratha, Osmania biscuit, Hyderabadi Tutti Fruti biscuit and endless varieties of Biryani are some famous food from the city.

East Indian Veg Recipes

Bengali sweets like Sandesh, chum chum, rasgulla are popular not only in India but also, around the globe. Bengalis love fish and all things fish but, when it comes to vegetarian food they are big fans of chaat like Puchka, Jhalmuri, Ghugni, Doi Bora, Batata Puri. Also, Kolkata is known for street food like kathi roll, egg rolls, momos, Chowmein. They make extensive use of Panch phoran masala in their cooking. It is a spice blend made using fennel seed, mustard seeds, nigella seeds, fenugreek seeds and cumin seeds.

Indian cuisine is also famous for its mithai, which includes an unending list of delightful
recipes like ladoos, halwas, rabdis, jamuns, malai sweets, etc. The deeper one ventures into Indian cuisine, the more they can appreciate the diversity and limitless variety it offers.

We hope you enjoy our collection of Indian Veg recipes. 

Italian Vegetarian Recipes

Italian Vegetarian Recipes. Italian Food Recipes. Thanks to Pizzas and Pasta, Italian cuisine has become a household affair in India and other parts of the world too. Indeed, Italian cuisine is varied and pleasing, with a heavy influence of herbs, garlic and olive oil. Most dishes are either tomato-based or white sauce base, and seem incomplete without a generous garnish of cheese! Wine too is used in several exquisite Italian creations.

Mushroom and Bell Pepper Pizza, Quick Tomato Pizzas, Pizza Margherita, Mac N Cheese and Pasta in Red Sauce are some must-try Italian recipes. You will find there are many other treasures in this section. As you browse through the recipes here, you will be surprised to find that Italian cooking is amazingly simple. There are some fabulous dishes that use just four ingredients! Delve in to discover the magic for yourself.

Italian first-course meal

Kick-start your meal with fresh and warm Italian soup recipes like the Italian Minestra, Baked Beans Soup with Cheese Balls or the Tomato, Cabbage and Bean Soup that employ herbs and tomatoes to achieve an aromatic Italian touch. You can accompany these delights with vibrant and colorful Italian salad recipes like the Primavera Salad or Shell Pasta Salad with Pesto Dressing.

Stock up your refrigerator with bottles of Olive Dressing, Roasted Red Pepper Dressing or Creamy Italian Dressing and toss delicious Italian salad recipes in no time.

Italian starters / appetizers surely include a variety of bread. They can simply be fresh bread with herbs and cheese or delicacies like panini, crostini or bruschetta made using French bread or baguette. Check out our section of Italian Starters recipes that contains a wide range of appetizers from Burrata Cheese and Garlic Crostini, Stuffed Potatoes with Spaghetti to Creamy Cheese Dip that can be relished with herbed pizza strips. These soups, salad and starter recipes can be served as the first course of an elaborate Italian meal.

Italian Main Course Recipes

There are so many varieties to choose among Italian main dishes when it comes to pasta - penne, macaroni, lasagne, ravioli, spaghetti, among others - that you can toss in various sauces, herbs, vegetables and enjoy a satiating meal. White sauce, red sauce, Pink sauce which is a combination of both, Pesto are some popular Italian sauces. Apart from these there a number of other Italian pasta recipes:

1. Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Vegetables in Almond Sauce

2. Fettuccine in Spinach Sauce

3. Tortellini with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Basil Pesto Sauce

Home-made pizzas are also an amazing option for a quick meal. According to your personal preference, you can refer our Italian basic recipe section and learn how to make thick or thin pizza crust. Smear pizza sauce and your favorite topping with a generous amount of cheese & your delicious, cheesy pizza are ready! Here are few of my favorite Italian vegetarian main dish recipes that I am sure you too would enjoy:

1. Cheese Burst Pizza

2. Spring Onion and Olive Thin Crust Pizza

3. Walnut, Apple and Fig Pizza

Italian dessert recipes

End your meal on a sweet note, choose from our wide collection of Italian dessert recipes like tarts, cakes and other recipes & surprise your friends and family. The recipes like Non-Alcoholic Tiramisu, Chocolate Cinnamon Peaches, Strawberry Tart are quick and easy to make and barely require 15-20 minutes to make.

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Chinese Recipes, Chinese Food Recipes

We have a large collection of 440 different types of Chinese Recipes. Yes, it's clearly evident that different types of Chinese Food recipes are super popular all across our lovely country.

Chinese cuisine is a zesty one, with colorful and crunchy veggies, tongue-tickling sweet-and-sour notes and spicy flavors. It is much-loved by the Indians, so much so that all over India we can find several customized versions of Indian dishes using Chinese seasonings and sauces, as well as Chinese recipes using a dash of Indian spices and ingredients! This band of Chinese Recipes can well be called Indo-Chinese cuisine. We will find most authentic Chinese dishes, as well as a few adapted or Indianised versions of Chinese recipes in this section.

If you master basic Chinese recipes on cooking rice/ noodles, making wonton wrappers or crispy rice then you can make an array of Oriental delights with the help of them.

Chinese Recipes, you will love their sauces

Chinese recipes use a lot of ingredients like garlic, ginger and spring onions, as well as sauces like soy sauce, vinegar and chili sauce, which instantly pep up the flavor of the whole dish. Apart from the basic sauces, Schezuan sauce, Hot Garlic Sauce, Chilli Garlic Sauce are popular Chinese accompaniments served with delicacies like wontons, Creamed Corn Cake, Sesame Paneer.

Chinese Recipes, stir fries

You can even toss in vegetables to make amazing Chinese Stir-fries. They are quick to cook and makes use of unimaginable vegetables to create lip-smacking dishes. Make this Sautéed Snow Peas and Bean Sprouts, a combination of mildly sweet snow peas with succulent textured bean sprouts tossed in soy sauce and sesame seeds. Also, you can mix together an assortment of vegetables and make 8 Treasure Vegetables, a nutritious and tasty preparation made of any combination of eight colorful, fresh vegetables.

You will also find corn flour and Maida used in several recipes for coating deep-fried appetizers or as a thickening agent for the soups and gravies like in Sweet Corn and Vegetable Soup, Veg Manchurian.

Looking for a light yet satiating meal? Then you can go for Chinese mini meals like Chinese Pav Bhaji or Vegetable Manchurian Roll that are not only a treat to your taste buds but also, time-pinching.

Chinese Recipes, Starters

Dragon Rolls, Fried Wontons, Crispy Fried Vegetables with Burnt Garlic are popular Chinese starters that feature on restaurant menu cards. Paneer Parcels, Vegetable, Paneer and Noodle Balls are delectable Chinese starters made by combining soft, mellow paneer with zingy sauces. If you are looking for some steamed appetizing snacks then this Vegetable Dimsum and Water Chestnut and Bell Pepper Bao is something you must try! Bao is a type of steamed bun, which is very popular in Chinese cuisine.
 

Top Chinese Dishes, Top Chinese Food

Discover top Chinese dishes Chinese Noodles, Chinese Rice dishes that can be served along with Chinese vegetables, from the much loved Schezuan Noodles, Vegetable Fried Rice, Steamed Wontons, Veg Crispy,  and Veg Manchurian to lesser-known delights. Artificially colored, greasy, spicy plates of Chinese Bhel, Dry Manchurian balls, Soya Chili are famous Indo-Chinese street food preferred by most college going students. Also, they prefer Indo-Chinese food from roadside stalls because the quantity is humongous for the price they pay but, this is often unhealthy and contains a large amount of MSG. We hope our Chinese Veg Recipes would help you create authentic Chinese and Indo-Chinese food at home that is MSG-free!!

After all the spicy treats, sooth your palate with some Chinese desserts. Unlike Indian sweets that makes use of a lot of ghee and sugar, Chinese desserts make use of honey and nuts like sesame and peanuts.

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Enjoy our collection of Chinese Recipes and Chinese Food articles below.

Chinese Accompaniments

Chinese Basic

Chinese Desserts

Chinese Mini Meals

Chinese Noodles Recipe Collection

Chinese Rice Dishes

Chinese Soups

Chinese Starters

Chinese Stir Fry Vegetables

Chinese Vegetable



Veg Mexican Recipes , Mexican Food Recipes

Out of all the International cuisine, I guess Italian and Mexican cuisine is more popular amongst Indians when they want to try something different. Mexican food somewhere resembles Indian cuisine as they make use of a lot of beans, flatbreads and spices. It is vibrant and loaded with flavorful, aromatic ingredients like bell peppers and chilies! Mexicans also love corn and beans cooked in tangy ways, heavily infused with tomatoes, garlic and onions. Cheese is a must-have ingredient for Mexican cooking, used not only as a cooking ingredient but also as a garnish in dishes like Nachos with Cheese, Mexican Cheese Fajita, etc. Oaxaca, the mozzarella of Mexico and crumbly cotija are widely used in Mexican cooking, whereas we have found their substitutes to adapt it to Indian palette.

Salads made using beans and corn, teamed up with other ingredients like onions, garlic and lettuce, are a wonderful accompaniment to the main course. To get a taste of Mexican cuisine, try out Chimichangas, Mexican Fried Rice, Mexican Tacos, Chilli Bean Quesadillas and many more such delightful recipes contained in this section.

Master the basics of Mexican food by trying your hands on these simple recipes like Corn Tortilla, Taco Shells, Nacho Chips, Uncooked Tomato Salsa and then cook up an array of Mexican dishes ranging from appetizers to Main courses using them. Just like roti is to India, Tortillas are to Mexico, typically made using maize flour, they can be stuffed with many interesting filling, to turn them into wholesome and lip-smacking snacks that can even replace a meal. If not maize flour, you can use whole wheat flour and refined flour in 1:2 ratio and make a large batch of Flour Tortillas and store them in the freezer for quick use on a hurried day. Similarly, although a little time consuming, you can make Taco Shells in bulk and store them in an airtight container to use as and when required.

Crispy nacho chips can either be deep-fried or baked and served along with a cheese dip, Salsa or Baked Beans. They serve as an amazing party snack and also, delightful to kids because they love the ‘chip-n-dip’ concept. The burst of flavours and textures in the mouth is surely appetizing and loved by everyone equally! Other popular dips/ side dish are guacamole, green tomato salsa, black bean dip, layered Mexican dip that go well with tortilla chips. Mini Bean Tacos can not only been served as a party appetizer but also, stay good in the dabba for 5 hours. Perk up the taste with the addition of a Mexican style Pico de gallo i.e an uncooked salsa made from chopped tomato, onion, jalapeno chillies, coriander, salt, and lime juice.

Papas Con Queso are Mexican inspired cheese stuffed potatoes. You can even replace them with sweet potatoes and make these yummy starters with its enjoyable texture and exotic taste. Similarly, you can make Stuffed Potatoes with Creamy Mushroom, a beautiful contrast between the crispness of the deep-fried potato cups and the succulence of the white sauce based mushroom mixture.

Bring the taste of authentic Mexican food on your dining table, try these Fresh Corn Enchiladas loaded with a scrumptious filling of juicy sweet corn and crunchy veggies in creamy white sauce. Enchiladas are one dish meals and can be filled with a variety of ingredients, including various cheese, beans, potatoes, meats, vegetables or combination of them. Here is a top pick of Vegetarian Mexican Food made at home. 

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homemade pav bhaji | how to make pav bhaji at home | mumbai pav bhaji made at home | with 25 amazing images. There is nothing healthier than making your homemade pav bhaji versus opting for pav bhaji from the street. While i do love mumbai roadside pav bhaji, i still think you should make your pav bhaji at home. In this homemade pav bhaji recipe, we have first pressure cooked the vegetables (cauliflower, green peas and carrots), that go into the pav bhaji. Then in a separate deep non stick pan cooked the chilli garlic paste, sauted the onions, capsicum and tomatoes. Added the kashmiri red chillies, pav bhaji masala and cooked with some water. Finally we add the potatoes and pressure cooked vegetables and cooked the mumbai pav bhaji made at home. Why make mumbai pav bhaji made at home? 1. Street vendors tend to use inferior quality vegetables which are not even cleaned properly. At home, we have the option to use the best quality of everything. 2. Water used to clean vegetables is not filtered by street vendors. 3. Everything is cooked in the open which leads to all kinds of infestation of the food despite it being hot. 4. The butter used is believed to be half margarine and half butter to cut costs and will lead to heart issues. We make homemade pav bhaji as a one meal dinner. Traditionally pav bhaji is served with yummy ladi pav which is made of plain flour. We suggest you try and use homemade multigrain bread to have with your homemade pav bhaji. homemade pav bhaji is truly an innovation that arose out of the necessity of providing a nice hot meal in a hurry and one that tickles the taste buds. When I am lazy to cook on an entire meal for my family, pav bhaji in one of the first few dishes which comes to mind. It is easy to cook and also filling. Aside from pav bhaji, we have other variations like jain pav bhaji, khada pav bhaji, pressure cooker pav bhaji and pav bhaji made with doodhi. Enjoy homemade pav bhaji | how to make pav bhaji at home | mumbai pav bhaji made at home with detailed step by step photos below.
coconut chutney recipe | thangai chutney | coconut chutney 6 varieties | coconut chutney for idli, dosa, uttapa | nariyal chutney | with 20 amazing images. coconut chutney is made by grinding coconut, green chillies, ginger and chana dal with water to a fine paste. Then a tempering of mustard seeds, red chilli and curry leaves is added to the fine paste to make nariyal chutney. The popular Indian Coconut Chutney has a well-rounded flavour that goes well with most variants of Idlis , Dosas , Appe , be it plain, veggie-topped, or more exotic options like Rava Idli or Ragi Dosa . If you have grated coconut ready on hand, then it takes just minutes to prepare the coconut chutney, which makes it a popular accompaniment for breakfast. You can vary the amount of green chillies according to your taste. And, if you are serving coconut chutney as the only accompaniment and want a bit of tang in it, you can also blend in a ½ inch piece of deseeded tamarind or 1 tsp of tamarind pulp. When you use grated coconut which is fresh coconut, the coconut chutney made will last only for a day. After using coconut chutney for breakfast, then store it in the fridge if you want to use it for dinner. We have added 7 varieties to coconut chutney which are fried coconut chutney, malgapodi and tomoato coconut chutney, coocnut thuvayal, tomato coconut chutney, fresh coconut garlic chutney, coconut coriander green chutney and Mumbai roadside coconut chutney. Learn how to make coconut chutney recipe | coconut chutney 6 varieties | coconut chutney for idli, dosa, uttapa | nariyal chutney with detailed step by step photos.
chole bhature | Punjabi chole bhature | with 29 amazing images My earliest memories of Chole Bhature is of the one I ate at a popular eatery in Mumbai Known as "Cream Centre". On enquiring, I was told that the chick peas and spices were simmered together for hours resulting in a dish that a large number of Mumbaites relish even today! My version of chole is however, ready in minutes and is as delicious. I have also added tea leaves, which impart a dark brown colour to the chick peas which usually comes from simmering chick peas in an iron pot. I enjoy eating hot chole with tikkis, bhaturas, kulcha or simply topped on a slice of bread. Crisp, yet spongy bhaturas are used to mop up the chole. Traditionally bhatura dough was made using leavening agents like soda, curds and leaving it for hours to ferment before they could be rolled out and deep fried. This recipe of bhature is one that uses mashed potatoes to soften up the bhaturas. Moreover, also these bhaturas do not turn rubbery and chewy when they are eaten cold. Enjoy other Punjabi Subzis like Shalgam ki Subzi , Aloo Mutter Korma, Sarson ka Saag, Kathal ki Subzi. Enjoy how to make chole bhature | Punjabi chole bhature with detailed step by step photos below.
vegetable manchurian recipe | Chinese vegetable manchurian | Indo Chinese veg manchurian | with 29 amazing images. vegetable manchurian recipe is an Indo Chinese veg manchurian dish that has become so famous that it is available everywhere these days, from roadside eateries and local restaurants to Indian wedding menus and specialty diners too! The succulent vegetable manchurian features deep-fried vegetable balls in a thick gravy that is flavoured with typical Chinese ingredients like ginger, garlic and soy sauce. This desi interpretation of the Chinese dish has no MSG or Ajinomoto in vegetable Manchurian. Chinese vegetable manchurian is quite easy to make but you just need to take care of one thing – the vegetable balls should be of the right consistency, if the mix is too loose it will break while frying. Notes on vegetable Manchurian recipe. 1. When you start mixing a little bit more, the vegetables will start releasing water and the wet mixture will start coming together. It will look like this. Do not squeeze the mixture too much as it might become very loose. 2. Deep fry a few vegetable balls at a time, on a medium flame, until golden brown from all sides. It is very important to have the oil at the right temperature while deep frying. If the oil is too hot, the balls will burn from outside and remain undercooked and doughy from insde. We have fried the vegetable balls in batches of 5, each batch taking 4-5 minutes to cook. 3. Now add the cornflour-water mixture and cook for 3-4 minutes, while stirring occasionally. As cornflour does not dissolve in water, always stir the mixture well before adding it to any sauce or gravy. The reason for adding this is for the gravy to get thicker as it cooks. If the gravy is too thin after 3 to 4 minutes, you can add more of the cornflour-water mixture. But if the gravy is too thick, you can add more water or stock to it to adjust the consistency Serve the Chinese vegetable manchurian piping hot with Burnt Garlic Rice or Hakka Noodles. For more options, do check out our section of Recipes for Chinese Vegetables. Learn how to make vegetable manchurian recipe | Chinese vegetable manchurian | Indo Chinese veg manchurian | with detailed step by step photos and video below.
low calorie dal makhani recipe | low fat dal makhani | healthy low cal dal makhani | with 20 amazing images. low calorie dal makhani without cream and butter. We have made this a healthy dal makhani where the fat levels are reduced. So if you are diabetic or on weight loss then you can enjoy the low fat dal makhani recipe. low calorie dal makhani, a flavourful robust lentil preparation, is a celebrated delicacy from Punjab. Best had with the healthy makki ki roti. See why this is called a healthy low cal dal makhani recipe. Rajma and whole urad provide protein and calcium which are extremely important for maintenance of your body cells and healthy bones. Cooking the dal in tomato purée adds a little sharpness to this dish and also enriches it with folic acid and folic acid . We have done away with full fat cream and butter to make this recipe healthier. Some tips to make the perfect low calorie dal makhani recipe. 1. Cover and keep the whole urad bowl aside for overnight. It is important to soak them overnight so that they take lesser time to cook the next day. 2. Pressure cook for 6 to 7 whistles or till the dals are overcooked. Both the urad dal and rajma should melt in the mouth and should not have a bite on eating, so ensure they are very well cooked. Enjoy low calorie dal makhani recipe | low fat dal makhani | healthy low cal dal makhani with detailed step by step photos and video below.
kadai paneer subzi recipe | restaurant style kadai paneer sabzi | homemade kadai paneer sabzi | with amazing images. Treat yourself to this fine sabzi, made in traditional restaurant style kadai paneer, spiced up with an assortment of spices and pastes. Kadai paneer is the most commonly ordered dish in every restaurant. It is a spicy and delicious sabzi. It is on the menu of almost every Indian restaurant. Making kadai paneer subzi is no rocket science you can easily make it by following our delicious recipe. To make kadai paneer subzi recipe, How to make Kadai Paneer Subzi. Combine coriander seeds and the red chillies in a mixer and blend to a coarse powder. Keep aside. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick kadhai, add the ginger paste, garlic paste. Then rub the dry fenugreek leaves between your palm and add, sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds. Add the capsicum and the coarse powder and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, sugar, salt and ¼ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 to 6 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Add the paneer and coriander, toss it lightly and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute. Serve kadai paneer subzi hot with naan, chapati or kulcha. The addition of dried fenugreek leaves gives the Kadai Paneer Subzi its characteristic taste, while capsicum and tomatoes complement the paneer well in texture, flavour and volume too. The tinges of ginger and garlic add a pungent dimension to this flavourful homemade kadai paneer sabzi, which goes very well with puris and rotis. For a complete meal combo serve homemade kadai paneer sabzi along with Dal Amritsari and Jeera Rice. Check out our collection of best paneer recipes to learn various other Paneer recipes. Enjoy kadai paneer subzi recipe | restaurant style kadai paneer sabzi | homemade kadai paneer sabzi | with detailed step by step photos and video below.
Extremely soft koftas that melt in your mouth, dipped in a creamy tomato-flavoured gravy that soothes and cradles your taste buds, that is what the Malai Kofta Curry is! The mouth-melting koftas are made of fresh coconut and potatoes rather than the more common paneer-based koftas, and the gravy too is a class apart as it is neither bland nor too spicy, combining cream and tomato in a well-balanced proportion. Malai Kofta Curry tastes best when served with Butter Garlic Naan or Tandoori Roti and Jeera Rice .
palak paneer recipe | Punjabi palak paneer | homemade palak paneer | spinach with cottage cheese | with 24 amazing images. palak paneer recipe is one of the many of the best loved vegetarian Punjabi dishes are the ones where paneer is combined with a vegetable. Paneer is widely used and very popular in Punjab due to the abundance of milk and milk products in the area. To make homemade palak paneer you need to make a spinach puree first. Then heat the oil in a kadhai , add the onions and sauté on a medium flame till they turn translucent. Add the garlic, ginger, green chillies and turmeric powder and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the tomato pulp and sauté till the mixture leaves oil, while stirring continuously. Add the spinach purée and 2 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes. Add the salt, garam masala and fresh cream and mix well. Add the paneer, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for another 1 to 2 minutes. Serve spinach with cottage cheese hot. Some tips to make the perfect palak paneer recipe. 1. Blanch the spinach for 2 to 3 minutes. If you boil the spinach for long, the spinach will lose its colour and the Palak Paneer gravy will come out dark. 2. Run the strainer below cold water to refresh the spinach. This stops the cooking process of the spinach. It is a very important step in the Palak Paneer Recipe as you do not want to overcook the spinach. 3. We do not add the garam masala in the beginning because adding it earlier would make it bitter. This combination of spinach and paneer is not only highly nutritious, but is a splendid blend of taste, texture and flavour. The paneer in this homemade palak paneer recipe has been fried to add some extra flavour. You can however add the paneer pieces without frying if required. Serve homemade palak paneer with rotis or parathas. Enjoy palak paneer recipe | Punjabi palak paneer | homemade palak paneer | spinach with cottage cheesee | with detailed step by step photos below.
dal fry | Punjabi dal fry | dhaba style dal fry | Indian dal curry soup | with amazing 26 images. dal fry recipe is a popular Punjabi dal fry. A mixture of moong and masoor dal cooked to perfection in dhaba style dal fry and perked up with an aromatic tempering along with fried onions and tomatoes. This dal fry has a very pleasing texture and irresistible flavour too. From roadside dhabhas to global Indian restaurants, almost all diners serve this all-time favourite dhaba style dal fry. A thoughtful combination of everyday ingredients come together in the form of a tadka to give this dal frydal fry a thoroughly enjoyable flavour that lingers on the palate for a long time. dal fry with masoor dal is made with the most basic ingredients yet the outcome is beautiful. Generally, authentic dal fry is made with made with toor dal and chana dal but here we have slightly twisted the recipe by making dal fry with masoor dal and toor dal. This is our version of it. The aroma tingles your nostrils, while the flavour teases your taste buds – so enticing is this dal frydal fry that it is hard to believe that it is simple, everyday fare made with the commonest ingredients! The addition of nigella seeds to the tempering is a special touch, which leaves a lingering flavour of dal fry on your taste buds even after you finish your meal. You can serve the dal fry with rotis, parathas, naans, plain steamed rice or jeera rice. It is simple and easy to cook, but gives irresistible results, so do give it a try! Learn to make dal fry | Punjabi dal fry | dhaba style dal fry | Indian dal curry soup | with detailed step by step recipe photos and video below.
pani puri recipe | golgappa | puchka | home made pani puri | with amazing 33 images. pani puris are known as "golgappas" in Northern India and as "poochkas" in West Bengal. pani puri is crisp semolina puris filled with sprouts and chilled mint flavoured water make a great snack for a hot summer afternoon. When my favourite “ pani puri wallah" is serving me these delightful little puris one after the other, I just go on eating till I can eat no more! Sprouts can be replaced by hot ragda to complement the chilled mint water. Making the puris takes some time to master and although they can be bought from a local store, the extra effort put in to make them at home is well worth the trouble. Do remember to store the puris in an air-tight container. You can always refresh them by baking them in a slow oven for 4 to 5 minutes. Finding excuses to invite people over, organize a chaat party and serve in disposable plates made from dry 'Sal' leaves to create an ambience. End on a sweet note with desserts like Baked Boondi Gulab Jamun Kesar Malai Kulfi and Malpuas. Pani Puri, have it spicy sweet or balanced – just the way you like it! It is a delight to watch the vendor skilfully punch a tiny hole in each puri thereafter adding the fillings and dipping it in the meetha chutney and teekha pani. Because of the hygiene and cleanliness issue, many people prefer making pani puri at home from scratch. The elements required for making home made golgappa are - crispy puri, a stuffing of your choice (soaked boondi, boiled potatoes, chickpeas and moong or ragda) and pani (teekha phudina pani and sweet imli pani). There are many other versions of pani too like lehsun ka pani, jaljeera, hing jeera pani. The recipe can be modified as per your preference. If you are making a mixed sprouts stuffing for pani puri then you would require some pre-preparation of 2 days. Make sure, you assemble pani puri only when you are eating it or else it will get soggy and the crispiness of the puri will be lost. Once you are done don’t forget to have a sip of teekha pani and a sukha puri to bring the delightful experience to a fitting end! Learn to make pani puri recipe | golgappa | puchka | home made pani puri | with detailed step by step recipe photos below.
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