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Eastern Indian Food. East India is comprised of the states of West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram, Tripura, and Orissa.

Eastern Indian Food

This region is home to beaches and mountains and Cherrapunji, the city with the highest rainfall in the world. Because of the climate, Eastern India grows a lot of rice! Green vegetables and fruit are also abundant and thus are the recipes using them. The Cuisine of North India. North India has extreme climates – summers are hot, and winters are cold.

The Cuisine of North India

The region includes the following states: Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, and Madhya Pradesh. Geographical and Cultural Influence There is an abundance of fresh seasonal fruit and vegetable to be had. Its geographical position with relation to the rest of the Sub-continent means that this region of the country has had strong Central Asian influences both in its culture and its food. Mughlai and Kashmiri styles of cooking are not just prevalent; they are also popular.

The Cuisine of South India. South Indian cuisine usually encompasses the five Southern states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Telangana, and Kerala.

The Cuisine of South India

Both the geography and cultural influence of the South has an influence on the region's cuisine. As with most countries, there are large regional differences and each state's cuisine can vary greatly even within a specific state. Western Indian Cuisine. The western region of India includes the following states: Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Goa.

Western Indian Cuisine

Even within these states, the cuisine varies based on the climate, history, and geographic particulars of each region. For example, Rajasthan and Gujarat have hot, dry climates, so the relatively smaller variety of vegetables available are preserved as pickles and chutneys. Goa is a major port known for trade and was colonized by Portugal, so is known for beef, port, and vinegar, which are all Portuguese influenced ingredients. Geographical and Cultural Influence on the Regions Cuisine Culturally, these Indian states are largely Hindu and vegetarian. Guide to Indian Dining Traditions and Etiquette. So you've been invited to a meal at an Indian home.

Guide to Indian Dining Traditions and Etiquette

You may be thinking, "Oh my! I don't know a thing about Indian food traditions! What do they eat? How do they eat? The Ultimate Indian Bread Guide. From being used as a utilitarian bowl that helped ancient travelers scoop curry to acting as symbol of revolt against colonial rule, the diversity of bread in India is a testimony to its layered culinary legacy.

The Ultimate Indian Bread Guide

The country’s rich bread traditions can be attributed to both a long history of trade and invasion and its geographical vastness, which ultimately influences the choice of grains and cooking techniques. Some generalizations can be made, but it’s hard to pin down an all-encompassing Indian bread. There are some connections that can be made—it is, for example, safe to say that most flatbreads from northern India are unleavened and made from milled flour. These humble breads—usually eaten with lentils, dry vegetable sabzis, and meat salads—are the unsung everyday heroes of most households. In southern India and the West Coast, rice and peeled and split black lentils are usually the starter base for breads. Agneau Hara Masala. Chops Hara Masala is a simple dish and is a great lunch or dinner option for those cutting down on carbohydrates in their meals.

Agneau Hara Masala

You could serve it on a bed of Jeera Rice but it tastes divine even with just a leafy, green salad. This recipe serves 4 and makes 2 lamb chops per person. 8 lamb chops 10 cloves of garlic 2-inch piece of ginger (just wash thoroughly) 1 large onion 1 tsp khus-khus (white poppy seeds) 1-inch piece/stick of cinnamon 4 cloves 2 green chilies (optional but preferred — they give the dish a lovely 'kick') 1/2 cup of fresh, green coriander leaves, chopped roughly 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp salt 5 to 6 tablespoons of vegetable/sunflower/canola cooking oil Use a meat mallet to gently flatten the lamb chops slightly. Agneau Vindaloo. Aloo Gobi (chou-fleur et patate au curcuma)

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Aloo Gobi (chou-fleur et patate au curcuma)

Aloo gobi is a vegetarian Indian food recipe consisting of potatoes and cauliflower cooked in a host of flavorful Indian spices. Although it's been around for years, aloo gobi recently achieved world-wide fame through the popular British football (soccer, if you're American!) Film "Bend it Like Beckham. " Aloo Matar (Petits pois et pommes de terre mijotés) See Full Nutritional GuidelinesHide Full Nutritional Guidelines (Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Aloo Matar (Petits pois et pommes de terre mijotés)

There are many different ways to prepare Aloo Matar, the classic Indian dish with spiced potatoes (aloo) and peas (matar) in a thick sauce. Originating in the Punjab region of India, the dish is made throughout the country and has a few different versions: some recipes use a coconut base, and others simmer the potatoes in a tomato sauce. This version is a simple recipe that's easy to tweak and make your own. Aubergines farcies à l'indienne. These are baby eggplants stuffed with a delicious, tangy spice mix!

Aubergines farcies à l'indienne

Serve this easy-to-cook dish with plain white rice and lehsuni daal (garlic-flavored yellow lentils). 6 baby eggplants (washed, stalk trimmed and partially slit into quarters) 2 teaspoon coriander powder 1 teaspoon cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder 3 tablespoons grated desiccated coconut 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic 1 teaspoon tamarind paste 3/4 teaspoon black mustard seeds 6-8 curry leaves 2 dry red chilies Dash salt (or to taste) 3 to 4 tablespoons vegetable oil (or canola or sunflower oil) To Garnish: Fresh cilantro leaves Gather the ingredients.

Place coriander, cumin, turmeric, red chilies, coconut and chopped garlic in a bowl and mix. Add the tamarind paste to the spice mix a little at a time to get a thick paste. Baingan Bharta (Punjabi) : Aubergines au cumin. See Full Nutritional GuidelinesHide Full Nutritional Guidelines (Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.) Punjabi baingan ka bharta is just one of several versions of eggplant bharta in Indian cooking. Beignets de piments verts. Bhaji à l'oignon (Beignets indiens à l'oignon) Biriyani à la chèvre.

See Full Nutritional GuidelinesHide Full Nutritional Guidelines (Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.) Biryani is a pleasure to behold and eat. Biriyani de crevettes. Rice, Prawns & Exotic Spices… layered with Caramelized Onions, Saffron and Fresh Herbs… Mouth Watering and Delicious! An Indian Delicacy – Biriyani…!!! The name “Biryani” is said to have been derived from the Persian Language, and History has many great stories to say about its origin. Biriyani de poisson. Aromatic and Flavorful… An Authentic Kerala Style Fish Biriyani with Spices, Fresh Herbs & Coconut milk…!

Biriyani – it’s that one dish which every Indian will unanimously say YES if offered! A scrumptious pot of a zillion ingredients put together; the pre-preps, marinades, layers, garnishes, and all the hard work will surely pay off when you savour your first bite. It’s quite interesting to read about the origin and history of biriyani, check out my earlier Prawn Biriyani post to know more.

Biryani au poulet. Boeuf keralais. See Full Nutritional GuidelinesHide Full Nutritional Guidelines (Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.) This delicious dish is a favorite in the South-Indian state of Kerala. Kerala Beef Fry is a dish that I versatile, served not only as a snack when friends visit but also as a main course dish with dosas, idlis or appams—these are all various kinds of Indian bread.

The spicy flavor of this beef fry recipe can be as mild or as fiery as you'd like it to be. This makes it an ideal introductory dish into Indian cuisine, for you or your friends. Boeuf mijoté à l'indienne. Brochettes de poulet Murg Malai au fromage. Cabillaud au curry indien de Kérala. Chana dal au calmar grillé, poivron et zeste de citron. Chapati indien. Cheese naans. Chicken butter au coco. Chicken Pakoras. Chole : Curry de pois chiches du Punjabi. Chutney de coco. Chutney de mangue verte à la keralaise. Chutney de pomme et tomate verte. Crevettes Korma. Croquettes d'agneau et papaye (Inde) Curry aux oeufs. Curry d'agneau Mughlai. Curry de canard Kerala. Curry de chou-fleur au cumin et cacahuète. Curry de crabe Kerala. Curry de poulet à l'indienne. Curry de poulet Mughlai. Curry de saucisse de Goa. Curry doux de cabillaud entre Goa et le Kerala.

Curry doux indien aux boulettes de boeuf. Curry indien de mangue et courge butternut. Curry keralais de poisson au tamarin et lait de coco. Curry très épicé de poulet Chettinad (Inde) Dahl de pois cassés. Dhokla (Inde) Ferrari potatoes. Idlis : Gâteaux de riz vapeur (Inde) Kadhi (soupe indienne au yaourt et au curcuma) Kashmiri Pulao. Khasta Kachori (Chausson frit aux lentilles) Kheema Ki Khichdi : un plat ayurvédique. Kitchari bowl. Kootu Curry. Kurkuri Bhindi (Gombos croustillants) Lachcha Paratha. Malai de gambas (Bengale) Malai Kofta (Boulettes indiennes végétariennes) Masala Kheema (Viande hachée à l'indienne) Masala rouge à la coco. Mathanga Erissery : pois à vache et potiron. Meen Kulambu : Curry de poisson du Sud de l'Inde. Moong Dal : Dhal aux lentilles indiennes.

Mughlai Biryani. Murgh Makhani (Butter Chicken) comme à Delhi. Naans au fromage. Navratan Korma (Nine gems curry) Pakoras de poisson. Paneer Pakoras. Papdi Chaat aux crudités. Parathas au fenugrec. Parathas aux épinards. Pickles de citrons verts. Pickles de mangues vertes aux épices (Inde) Poisson Amritsari (Inde) Poulet au poivre. Poulet Ghassi à la mode de Mangalore. Poulet korma crémeux. Poulet Makhani. Poulet Mughlai (Inde) Poulet Sukka. Poulet Tandoori. Poulet tikka masala. Poulet Vindaloo. Purée de lentilles rouges et épinards au cari. Raita d'avocat (Inde) Rajma Dal : Curry de haricots rouges. Riz à la tomate (Inde) Riz au citron. Riz basmati parfumé au curcuma. Riz Coco. Riz indien aux fruits secs. Rogan Josh : Agneau mijoté du Cachemire. Samosas à l'indienne (végétariens)

Sarson Ka Saag (Punjabi) Saumon tandoori. Soupe aux lentilles rouges à l'indienne. Sundal.