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Indian Cuisine - Any recommendations for recipes

 
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Hi,

Anyone out there have any recommendations for either online sources or books available from Amazon on Indian Cuisine?

Im a bit of a novice cook so go easy on me!

Thanks in Advance,

Mark
 
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You want easy?...

1) Add 2 cups of rice, 4 cups water into the rice cooker and switch it on
2) Chop 500g Beef, Lamb or Chicken into suitable sized chunks
3) Fry meat in a hot pan with a dash of oil until sealed.
4) Add an onion - finely chopped. Fry until onion soft.
5) Add half a jar of "Pataks" Rogan Josh curry paste! (or Pataks paste of your choice). Stir in and cook for a minute.
6) Add 1 can of chopped tomatoes - simmer for 30 minutes

Serves 4 - couldnt be easier!
Also try getting a packet of popadums and doing each one in the microwave for about 6 or 7 seconds!
 
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www.bawarchi.com

Check this(Vegetarian):
http://food.sify.com/fullstory.php?id=13287329

You can also check books by Tarla Dalal.


-Rashmi
 
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Hi Mark!!!

There is nothing called Indian Cuisine. Often Cuisine of one part of country has no resemblance to that of other. Rajasthani food has no resemblance to Bengali cuisine.


I have got some links

www.sanjeevkapoor.com
Above is website of Mr.Sanjay Kapoor. He is a 'star' cook in India.He regularly appears on many TV shows.

www.cuisinecuisine.com
www.rajputfoods.com

One thing, be prepared to burn your tongue . . All of them are too spicy.
 
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I love Indian food! Any recommendations for North and South Indian food? The more spicier the better. Just spotted a few Indian restaurants and would like to try out the food there some day. Indian food which I usually eat are naan, chicken biryani, tandoori chicken and roti prata, and, of course, all served with hot spicy curry.

Found some promising dishes like chicken makhni and lamb korma at http://www.rajputfoods.com/menu/dining_menu.htm.
 
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Some more delicious stuff here, by yet another famou cook in India --
http://www.tarladalal.com/

- Manish
 
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Originally posted by Joyce Lee:
I love Indian food! Any recommendations for North and South Indian food? The more spicier the better. Just spotted a few Indian restaurants and would like to try out the food there some day. Indian food which I usually eat are naan, chicken biryani, tandoori chicken and roti prata, and, of course, all served with hot spicy curry.

Found some promising dishes like chicken makhni and lamb korma at http://www.rajputfoods.com/menu/dining_menu.htm.



The spiciest of foods is found in Southern India - Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu where fiery chillies and masalas are generously used. Chettinad cuisine from Tamilnadu is usually pungent and spicy and very tasty. So is food from Andhra Pradesh - the first time I tried some spicy Andhra food - my eyes watered and my insides were on fire. Also, coastal food can be quite spicy - Goa, Maharashtra, etc.

Any specific food items that you may have in mind?
 
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coastal food can be quite spicy - Goa, Maharashtra
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Its equally tasty too.Maharashtra offers variety of food similar to other states but percentage of chilly on eastern Mahasrashtra side is much more.Coastal curry normally includes coconut.
 
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On a side note, of all the various kind of food that you can buy off the shelf here in Europe, Indonesian food seems to be the closest to Kerala dishes, than Indian dishes themselves � Usually, not always, but most of the time, Indian food is mostly north Indian food (chick peas, potato, garam masala and a lot of coriander) where as Kerala food (different from general South Indian dishes like Chicken Madras etc) would have plenty of coconut, prepared in coconut oil etc and of course, rice instead of roti or prata.

Indonesian & Thai food seems to have the right balance of coconut and fresh spices (green chilly and curry leaves for example) and reminds of homemade authentic Kerala dishes every single time!!
 
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Originally posted by Ashok Mash:
� Usually, not always, but most of the time, Indian food is mostly north Indian food (chick peas, potato, garam masala and a lot of coriander) where as Kerala food (different from general South Indian dishes like Chicken Madras etc) would have plenty of coconut, prepared in coconut oil etc and of course, rice instead of roti or prata



I beg to differ with you when you say that Indian food is mostly north Indian food - India is not just the north - India spreads from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and from Gujarat to Arunachal Pradesh - the cuisine varies from the coast to the interiors, and from state to state, language, culture, religion etc. Beef and pork are consumed in states like Kerala and Goa cutting across religions. More exotic meat is consumed in Manipur and Nagaland.

Gujaratis prefer sweet in their food. Bengali food for the most part can be quite bland - but some the dishes can be very spicy.

There is great variety in Indian food and sweets
 
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Originally posted by ranjit roy:
...when you say that Indian food is mostly north Indian food - India is not just the north - India spreads from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and from Gujarat to Arunachal Pradesh - the cuisine varies from the coast to the interiors, and from state to state, language, culture, religion etc.

Did you get my previous post slightly out of context, may be? Just to clarify, here in UK or Ireland, when you talk about Indian food, or walk into an Indian Restaurant (usually ran by people from Pakistan or Bangladesh) and look at the menu, its predominantly North Indian cuisine, in fact there is not one restaurant in all of Ireland where you would get South Indian dishes (idli for instance!), but there is not one small little town here in the country that doesn�t have at least two Indian restaurants. You see what I mean?

Beef and pork are consumed in states like Kerala and Goa cutting across religions.

I should know, I am from Kerala! As for rest of your post, I couldn�t agree more!
 
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