Aloo jeera Potato and cumin curry Foreign Food Indian Foods 

Aloo jeera Potato and cumin curry

  Aloo jeera Potato and cumin curry Aloo jeera Potato and cumin curry This classic potato curry from South India is a dish frequently featured as street food. It works very well as an accompaniment to other curries and dishes, so that you have a selection of different flavors, colors, and textures. Fresh homemade curries taste so different from takeaway and those served in restaurants, and you can truly appreciate the essential, simple nature of true Indian food. Ingredients – Serves 4–6. – 2 tbsp vegetable oil. – 4 garlic…

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Chaat with green chili and pomegranate. Foreign Food Indian Foods 

Chaat with green chili and pomegranate.

  Chaat with green chili and pomegranate. Chaat with green chili and pomegranate. Chaat with green chili and pomegranate. In Mumbai, a slang word for street food snacks is “chaat.” Snacks such as this are eaten all over India at any time of the day, and there are hundreds of varieties. They often have a very noticeable contrast in tastes between hot, sweet, salty, and sour. This particular chaat is served on toasted naan or pita bread. Alternatively, you could use pieces of fried samosa dough, which can be bought…

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Tawa mooli paratha Crispy paratha Foreign Food Indian Foods 

Tawa mooli paratha Crispy paratha

  Tawa mooli paratha Crispy paratha Tawa mooli paratha Crispy paratha Paratha is a staple Indian flat bread with a flaky texture. It originates from the northwestern Indian province of Punjab. Here, many types of bread are eaten at all times of the day. Paratha can be eaten plain or can be stuffed with various fillings, from meat to vegetables or lentils. They are often eaten for breakfast with spicy pickles and fresh yogurt. The stuffing can be simple like this street food version or much more elaborate for feast…

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Bhindi chatpatti Spicy fried okra Foreign Food Indian Foods 

Bhindi chatpatti Spicy fried okra

  Bhindi chatpatti Spicy fried okra Bhindi chatpatti Spicy fried okra Bhindi chatpatti Spicy fried okra Okra, or bindhi, is cooked in many different ways in all sorts of Sri Lankan and Indian dishes. For best results it should be fried in a little oil until golden brown with a nutty taste, then added to other vegetables or covered with a sauce. This recipe is very simple and is eaten as a snack in many parts of Sri Lanka and India. When I first had okra this way, I found…

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Curried Chickpeas – Channa Dal Indian Foods 

Curried Chickpeas – Channa Dal

  Curried Chickpeas – Channa Dal Curried Chickpeas – Channa Dal Curried Chickpeas Dal is the Hindi word for pulses, those versatile beans, lentils, and peas that are such an important part of the Indian diet. Most Indians have some kind of dal at almost every meal. Ingredients – Preparation time: 15 minutes (plus overnight soaking). – Cooking time: ½ hours. – Serves 6 to 8. – 1½ c. (12 oz.) chickpeas, washed and drained 5 c. water 1 tsp. ground turmeric ½ tsp. ground cumin 1 tsp. ground coriander…

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Yogurt and Bananas Indian Foods Vegetarian Foods 

Yogurt and Bananas

  Yogurt and Bananas Yogurt and Bananas Yogurt and bananas are good for health and very delicious Ingredients – Serves 4. – 1½ c. (12 oz.) plain yogurt 2 large bananas, peeled and sliced. – ¼ c. flaked coconut. – 1 green chili, finely chopped. – 1 tsp. lemon juice. – ¼ tsp. ground coriander. – ¼ tsp. cinnamon. – ¼ tsp. salt. – 1 tsp. fresh coriander leaves. Instructions Step 1:In a medium mixing bowl, beat yogurt until smooth. Stir in bananas, coconut, chili, lemon juice, coriander, cinnamon, and…

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Unleavened Whole Wheat Bread – Chapatis

Unleavened Whole Wheat Bread – Chapatis Unleavened Whole Wheat Bread – Chapatis Served warm and fresh, chapatis complement a spicy curry and a cool yogurt dip.They are also delicious with rice and bean dishes.Ingredients – 2½ c. whole wheat flour.– 2 tbsp. butter or margarine.– 1 tsp. salt.– 1 c. lukewarm water. Instructions Step 1: Put 2 c. flour into a large mixing bowl.Step 2:Cut butter into small pieces. Make a hollow in the center of the flour and add butter. Rub butter into flour with your fingertips until mixture…

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Goan-Style Shrimp Curry

Goan-Style Shrimp Curry Goan-Style Shrimp Curry This dish is a snap to make, once you have the curry paste on hand. The paste recipe makes about 2 cups—enough to help you get in the habit of making shrimp curry on weeknights. Ingredients Goan Red Spice Paste – 2 onions, finely chopped. – 6 cloves garlic, minced and then crushed with the flat side of the knife. – 4 tablespoons ghee or vegetable oil. – 8 red Thai chiles, seeded and finely chopped. – 2 teaspoons ground cumin. – 2 teaspoons…

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Indian-Style Potato Salad

Indian-Style Potato Salad Indian-Style Potato Salad Indian cooks make their own potato salads, seasoning them carefully with their own homemade combinations of roasted spices. Typically flavored with a mixture of cumin, various ground peppers, asafetida (a strongflavored spice), mango powder, and a tangy seasoning called black salt, Indian potato salads fall into the large culinary category known as chaats, which are basically Indian snack foods. Onion can replace the asafetida, which gives the salad a similar dissonance, and lime juice can be substituted for the tangy mango powder. The black…

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Cardamom Brownies

Cardamom browniesEveryone loves a chocolate brownie! Add a twist to this favorite by adding spices or even chili peppers for a unique taste. I have added freshly ground cardamom powder, but feel to experiment with spice packets you would find at your local Indian store, or in the spice aisle of your supermarket. Ingredients –        5 oz (140 g) bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped –        1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (2¼ sticks/250 g) unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus extra for buttering pan –        4 large eggs; 1¼ cups (250 g)…

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