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Authentic Indian Recipes

May 2nd, 2013

Authentic Indian Recipes

Authentic Indian Recipes By David Urmann

Indian cuisine involves the use of numerous herbs and spices. It differs slightly from one city to the other. It is reflected in the demographics of various ethnical Indian subcontinents. It is influenced by other cuisines in the world particularly those from the Southeast Asia.

The usual spices used are garlic, coriander, ginger, asafetida and fenugreek, turmeric as well as cumin, black mustard and chili pepper. Garam masala is a famous spice mixture of India. Goda masala, on the other hand, is the famous spice mixture of Maharasthra. Most of these are naturally grown around them.

The East Indian cuisine is popular for desserts, particularly for sweets like kheeri, gaja, chhena poda, rasabali and sandesh. Most of the sweet dishes are now famous in Northern India, primarily originating from Orissa and the Bengal regions. Aside from sweet dishes, East India cuisine also offers posta delights.

Bengali cuisine is also part of East Indian culture. The common ingredients of their curries are cumin seeds, mustard seeds and cumin paste as well as black cumin and chilies. Cashew paste, poppy seed paste, curd nuts and mustard paste are cooked in mustard oil.

South Indian cuisine is an ubiquity of rasam and sambar, also known as “rasa and saaru.” Sambar is prepared in different ways. South Indian favorites are the bajji, bonda, vada, idli, poori and dosa. Western Indian cuisine has some main food groups such as the Goan, Maharashtrian and Gujarati.

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Easy Indian Recipes

Indian Cooking Recipes

Aloo Ki Puri

Ingredients:

2 teacups of maida
2 pinches of pepper powder
2 boiled potatoes
2 pinches of saffron
2 tablespoon of melted ghee
½ teacup of milk
½ teaspoon of salt
Ghee for deep frying

Directions:

Grate and peel the 2 boiled potatoes. Create fine paste. Mix the salt, ghee, pepper and flour properly. Place saffron in the milk and bind with flour or place a small amount of saffron color in the milk and dough. Knead it properly. Leave it for about an hour. After an hour, roll it into small purees and then deep fry it in hot ghee until it puffs up.

Subzi Ka Paratha

Ingredients for the dough:

1 ½ teacups of maida
1 ½ teacups of gehun ka atta
1 teaspoons of melted ghee or butter
½ teaspoon of salt and milk

Ingredients for the stuffing:

2 teacups of finely chopped boiled vegetables like capsicum, French beans, green peas, cauliflower and cabbage
1 chopped onion
2 mashed and boiled potatoes
2 chopped green chilies
2 tablespoons chopped coriander
2 tablespoons of ghee
Salt

Directions for the dough:

Combine butter, salt, gehun ka atta and maida in a large bowl. Put in the milk and create soft dough. Knead the soft dough properly. Keep the dough for about 15 minutes. Divide the soft dough into 15 or 20 equal portions. Apply enough flour and roll it into rounds. Cook it very lightly in the tava and keep it in a folded wet tissue or napkin.

Directions for the stuffing:

First, heat the ghee for about 3 to 5 minutes and then put in the chopped onion. Cook it until it becomes soft. Put the salt, chili powder, coriander, garam masala, green chilies, potatoes and vegetables in the heated ghee. Cook it for about 2 to 3 minutes.

Amla Pickle

Ingredients:

5 amla
4 green chilies
2 teaspoons of turmeric powder
1 teaspoon of mustard seed
3 teaspoons of oil
1 teaspoon of hing

Directions:

Cook the 5 amlas in the cooker with a small amount of water. Grind the green chilies with the cooked amla. In kadai heat oil, add tumeric powder, hing and mustard seeds. After adding all the ingredients, add the paste of green chilies and amla. Cook it for 3 to 5 minutes.



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