Indian food is heavily influenced by cultural, religious & traditional choices. These cuisines vary significantly from each other depending on culture, climate & ethnic groups. Indian food is well recognized as a Global cuisine.

Staple foods of the Indian Food cuisine include rice, flour & a variety of lentils. Indian cuisine is mostly recognized by the spices that are used. Popular spices that make up the traditional Indian dishes include Cardamom (Elachi), Tumeric (Haldi), Cumin (Jeera), Coriander (Dhania), Black Mustard Seeds (Sarso), Saffron, Ginger, Garlic & Chili Powder. A popular & common spice that is also used is called Garam Masala which typically has a combination of five or more spices.

Some leaves are also used in the Indian dishes which give them their distinctive Indian flavor. Leaves used for various dishes include Curry Leaves, Bay Leaves, Fenugreek Leaves, Mint Leaves & Coriander Leaves.

Sour Herbs Dhall

Sour Herbs Dhall

SOUR HERBS DHALL This Indian Recipe Serves 2-3   Sour Herbs Dhall, in some cases spelled dahl or dhal, & also known to many South Africans as Doll or Dholl, is an extraordinary twist from the simple Pea Dhall recipe. This simple recipe can be consumed by vegetarians & vegans. This meal was a staple in my…

Semolina Roti

Semolina Roti

SEMOLINA ROTI This Indian Recipe Makes 8 Rotis   Semolina Roti is an Indian flat bread made from semolina (soji). This roti is amazingly soft & delicious, infact they remain shockingly delicate for quite a while as contrasted to a normal wheat flour roti & can be eaten with almost any meal. Roti (otherwise called handmade bread or chapati)…

Homemade Jeera Powder

Homemade Jeera Powder

HOMEMADE JEERA POWDER   This Recipe Makes 1kg Ground Jeera (Cumin)   Jeera Or Jeera Powder (also known as cumin) is a fundamental spice of Indian Cuisine. If you’re always one to purchase ground jeera then stop now & start preparing your very own Homemade Jeera Powder. The taste is much better when it is freshly…

White Potato Fry

White Potato Fry

WHITE POTATO FRY   This Recipe Serve 2-3   White Potato Fry is a softly prepared potato dish spiced with impactful seasonings & embellished with herbs & spices. This adaptable dish can be prepared for those fasting days & is an ideal meal for those veggie lovers. Unlike the usual potato curry, this White Potato Fry…

Chicken Jalfrezi

Chicken Jalfrezi

CHICKEN JALFREZI   This Recipe Serves 3-4   This Chicken Jalfrezi recipe is fairly simple to prepare. These ingredients should be in your pantry already if you are a regular cook of Indian cuisine. Jalfrezi also known as jhal frezi, zalfrezi, jaffrazi, & numerous other spellings is a kind of Indian food that includes frying marinated bits…

Puli Sadam

Puli Sadam

PULI SADAM This Indian Recipe Serves 2-3   Puli Sadam is a popular dish of South India. The term Puli Sadam actually means Tamarind Rice in English. The North Indians (Hindustani’s) know it as Imalee Rice. Growing up, my grandmother used to always prepare Puli Sadam (Tamarind Rice) for us & she was good at it as she…

Potato Curry

Potato Curry

POTATO CURRY   This Indian Recipe Serves 3-5   Potato Curry is one of the least complex curry dishes to prepare. Unlike braised yellow potato, this curry has a spiciness to it as spices are added into this dish. It is a great dish for vegetarians & vegans as well. Potato Curry Ingredients: 3-4 large potatoes 1…

Homemade Paneer

Homemade Paneer

HOMEMADE PANEER   This Indian Recipe Makes ± 25 Centimeter Diameter Circle   This Homemade Paneer recipe is simple to prepare. Paneer is a typically a fresh, homemade cheese which is very common in South Asia, particularly in Indian, Pakistani, Afghan, Nepali, Sri Lankan, & Bangladeshi foods. It is an un-aged, non-softening, acid-set, cheese or…