Making Indian food at home is not super complicated.. all you need are a few basic spices in your pantry, some simple recipes and you are good to go.

If you have an Indian grocery store you can take a trip there or many of the supermarkets now have most of the needed ingredients. In my next post I will provide a basic spice list that you can  stock up your pantry with to begin Indian cooking.

Indian food and recipes vary greatly, across the diverse parts of the country. Each region has its unique recipes and dishes. North & West Indian dishes are predominantly bread-based while South & East Indian dishes are rice based.  Regardless of the region, Indian dishes fall into the following categories:

  1. Appetizers
  2. Main course (Currys, lentils, beans, vegetable sautes, stews)
  3. Roti/Chapathi/Nan/Kulcha/Puri ( Breads) /Rice
  4. Dessert
  5. One dish meal
  6. Accompaniments ( Salad, Raitas & chutneys)
  7. Breakfast
  8. Snacks
  9. Desserts

A typical Indian meal would have a curry dish and rice and/or roti with accompaniments.  Indian food is mostly eaten with rice and/or bread. I will make menu suggestions as I start writing more about the recipes.

 

 

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