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Fresh Papaya Chutney

Fresh Papaya ChutneyThis flavorful fruit based condiment complements many Indian dishes. Chutney can also be used as a sandwich spread and as topping on various meats, either when cooking or later on the side. This is a page about making fresh papaya chutney.


A plate of curry and rice.

Curry RecipesCurry provides the very distinctive taste and smell to Indian subcontinental foods. It is a combination of ground spices including turmeric, ginger, cumin, coriander, and chilies, and generally is used in preparing a sauce.


Indian Ground Beef with Potatoes in bowl

Indian Ground Beef with Potatoes (Keema Aloo)Keema Aloo, is a delectable Indian dish composed of ground beef, potatoes, tomatoes, peas, and regional spices. The resulting stew is perfect for serving with naan bread or a bed of rice. The recipe is offered below.


Bengal Fish Curry in pan

Bengal Fish CurryAn east Indian dish from the state of West Bengal is this fish curry. A delicious combination of marinated fish fillets with drumsticks, vegetables, and spices. It goes great with steamed or fried rice.


Butter Chicken in bowl

Instant Pot Butter ChickenAn Indian inspired buttery chicken meal that can be made in less time in an instant pot. Serve this garam masala and curry spiced entree with rice or naam bread.


finished Chicken, Carrot and Potato Curry in bowl

Chicken, Carrot and Potato Curry RecipeCurry powder is used to transform basic ingredients into a flavorful and nutritious one pot meal. This page contains a recipe for chicken, carrot and potato curry.


Indian samosas with sauce and herbs.

Making SamosasSamosas are a savory Indian pastry that often contains hearty ingredients like potatos, lentils and peas. This is a page about making samosas.


Indian dessert, Sheera.

Fixing Pineapple Sheera That is Too Sweet?Sheera is a sweet Indian pudding made from coarse semolina flour. This is a page about fixing pineapple sheera that is too sweet.


Indian Flat Bread

Pudhina Paratha (Mint Flatbread)This flavorful flatbread will remind you of your favorite Indian restaurant. This is a page about making pudhina paratha (mint flatbread).


Serving of chickpea curry over rice.

Chickpea Curry RecipesYou don't need a lot of time to cook up a pan of deliciously seasoned chickpea curry for tonight's dinner. Also known as Chana Masala, this Indian dish is popular in restaurants and home kitchens alike.


Indian Butter Chicken

Indian Butter Chicken RecipesYour whole family will love this delicious butter chicken with a spicy curry kick. This page contains Indian butter chicken recipe.


finished naan bread

Peshwari NaanThis delicious naan bread is stuffed with pistashios, raisins, and sugar. This is a page about peshwari naan.



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Chickpea MasalaThis is a page about chickpea masala. This Indian cuisine inspired dish may soon become a personal and family favorite.


onion roti bread

Indian Roti BreadThis is a page about making Indian roti bread. Unleavened grilled Indian flat bread is delicious served as a snack or with a meal.


fruit display

Fruit Curry RecipesThis page contains fruit curry recipes. A distinct south Asian spice blend generally of turmeric, coriander and cumin, that can enhance interesting cooked fruit dishes.


korma paneer

Paneer (Indian Cheese) RecipesThis page contains paneer (Indian cheese) recipes. Paneer is a soft homemade cheese that is found in many Indian cuisine recipes.



Raita RecipesThis page contains raita recipes. An Indian yogurt based sauce that is great for dipping and in many vegetarian dishes.



Panipuri RecipesThis page contains panipuri recipes. These fried buns are a favorite snack sold by street vendors in India.


Butter Chicken Recipes

Butter Chicken RecipesThis page contains butter chicken recipes. Chicken makhani is a delicious classic Indian dish.


Dairy Free Naan

Dairy Free Naan Bread Recipes?This page contains dairy free naan bread recipes. A tasty flat bread that makes a delicious complement to many traditional Indian dishes.


Okra laid out to look like a smiley face.

Bhindi (Okra) in Yogurt RecipesThis page contains Bhindi (okra) in yogurt recipes. Enjoy this creamy, spicy Indian side dish with flatbread and perhaps a curry.


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Chicken Curry RecipesChicken curry often served with rice is a delicious main dish. This page contains chicken curry recipes.


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Branjol and Gram DhallCurry to eat with rice, puri or roti. Soak gram dhall for few hour. Boil and set aside.


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Masala PuriCan be eaten with butter, curry, or rice. Mix all the ingredients together except the oil. Add 8 Tbsp. of water, mix into a dough. Cover and leave aside for 1/2 an hour.


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Easy Indian Food RecipesI'd like to prepare Indian foods, but I haven't any easy recipes. The ones I've found online have too many ingredients to be frugal or practical for us. I did get a packet of seasonings, Chip Shop Curry at Publix. I put it in the Crock pot with chicken pieces and mushrooms. I cooked it for four hours and served it over rice and it was very good.


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Indian ChickenPut oil in a vessel, heat it and add the paste of garlic, ginger, green chillies, curry leaves, cloves, cardamom, turmeric powder and salt to taste.


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Chicken LagaanMix all of the above together. Beat together 3 eggs and half a cup milk and allow to stand for 5 minutes. Add to dry ingredients.



Bread Pakora - potatoes and bread with finished pakora.

Bread PakoraThis is a very, tasty snack with unusual ingredients and goes very well at tea time.


finished chickpea masala 2

Chickpea MasalaI love Indian food! I recently had chickpea masala at a restaurant and decided to try to make it myself. It turned out great!


Finished Vegetable Pilaf

Indian Vegetable Pilaf With AlmondsThis is an Indian rice side dish with green beans, carrots, peas and cauliflower. It calls for cardamom pods, which can be difficult to find in regular grocery stores. Look at an Indian grocery or health food store, such as Whole Foods. I was able to buy just what I needed in the bulk section.


cooking naan bread

Yeast Free Naan BreadSometimes you just want a fresh, delicious, warm piece of bread quickly. This is my super easy recipe for the most amazing Indian naan bread made in minutes and right on your stovetop.


Curried chicken and rice on plate

Bruce's Curried Chicken and RiceThe DH made this as a quick meal that reheats easily for when he is busy working around the house.


Serving of chickpea curry over rice.

Chickpea Curry in a HurryAn easy vegetarian weeknight meal!



Indian Veggie Pilaf

Indian Veggie PilafThis is an Indian rice side dish with green beans, carrots, peas and cauliflower.


Chickpea Masala in a bowl

Chickpea MasalaThis video shows you how to make chickpea masala. This vegetarian recipe is quick and easy to make and great on rice.


Peshwari Naan

Peshwari NaanThis is a video on how to make Peshwari Naan, an Indian bread stuffed with pistachios, raisins.



Indian Butter ChickenChicken makhani is a delicious classic Indian dish.


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