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Ladies and Gentlemen these recipes have been put together painstakingly bymyself for you to enjoy. It is a collection from all over India and from some of thetop Indian chefs and restaurants. You may also find that a few of the recipes areduplicated. The reason for this is that in some areas they prepare the same dishdifferently. You don’t have to stick to the recipe but change them to make themhotter or milder. Swap chicken for fish and so on. Add things you like and takeaway things you don’t like. You can always add meat to any of the vegetariandishes. I have also given you a list of terms used in Indian cooking in case therecipe that you want to use has terms that you have never heard of. Above allplease remember that Indian food is not always curry and is not flaming hot. Thereare some very nice mild tasting dishes and not to mention the Indian deserts anddrinks listed in here as well.
PAGE 1: Introduction.PAGE 2: Indian Food Terms.PAGE 5: Language Guide.PAGE 10: Conversions.PAGE 11: The Basics GheePAGE 12: Chutneys.PAGE 18: The Basics Rice.PAGE 26: Raitas and Pachchadis.PAGE 29: Breads.
PAGE 35: Appetisers.PAGE 41: Soups.PAGE 45: Salads.PAGE 49: Kebabs.PAGE 52: Snacks.PAGE 57: Meat Dishes.PAGE 71: Fish Dishes.PAGE 73: Vegetarian Dishes.PAGE 110: Deserts.PAGE 123: Drinks
Indian food terms
Given below are some food items with a native touch, but common to India. Also find some item names that arecalled differently.
Item Description
Alu PotatoAtta FlourBadusha A sweet made of refined flour, fried in ghee and dipped in sugar syrupBathura A moon shaped fried snack made of wheat flour and fried in oil to puff. Normallytaken with a side dish namely ‘Chole’Batter Mixture of flour and water, stirred or beaten to form a thin/thick paste.Bhajia A snack made of sliced vegetable dipped in bengal gram flour and deep fried tocrispy formBhaji Another term for green vegetablesBhelpuri A snack made of puffed rice, chopped onion, mild spices and pulsesBhujia A dish prepared in minced formBhurta A dish made of vegetable, baked on heat or fire and subsequently mashed toprepare the dishBonda A round shaped deep-fried snack that consists of potato curry covered with a layerof bengal gram batterBoondi Sieved batter of bengal gram flour fried to crispy form in the shape of pearlsBiryani A specific method of rice preparation with select vegetables and aromatic spicesBurfi A sweet made in the form of a thin soft cakeBiryani pathha Bay leaf Chapati A thin layer of pressed wheat flour dough, baked on a flat pan with very little oil.The same baked without oil is termed as ‘phulka’Chenna Curdled cow milk in solidified form used as a main ingredient for preparation of some sweets also known as bengali sweetsChutney A hot/spicy dish made of fried and ground spices with a choice of vegetables /greensChole An exclusive spicy side dish that is taken with puri or bathuraChumchum A syrup filled spongy milk sweetChuka Country sorrelChick peas Whole bengal gramCurry powder Dry ground powder made of select aromatic spices and pulses used in curriesCurd YoghurtDal A dish made of cooked pulses with different vegetables in variant flavorsDosa A moon shaped snack made of fermented batter, baked with little oil in the formof a thin pan cakeDhum The process of cooking a dish with the vessel covered and heat from both endsDhokla Steam cooked semolina puffs with mild spicesDeep fry A method of frying vegetable or a snackGaram masala Dry powder made of aromatic spices used in little quantity in curries or riceEatablecamphorA diluted form of eatable camphor used in preparation of sweetsEgg plant BrinjalGulab jamun A soft round shaped sweet made of milk powder or solidified milk, deep fried inghee and soaked in sugar syrupGhee Clarified butterGriddle A flat metal plate similar to skilletGravy A dish with a large quantity of thick paste made of ground spices or vegetablesGrating Shredding vegetables with the help of a vegetable graterGarnish Decoration given to a food itemHalwa A sweet in the form of thick jelly, made of ghee and flour in different flavorsIdli A snack made of fermented batter poured in small quantities into a sieved plate(
idly stand ) and then steam cookedIvy gourd GerkinJaggery Processed sugar cane juice in solidified formJilebi A sweet made of refined flour batter, fermented and then deep fried in ghee anddipped in sugar syrupJhangri A sweet made of black gram batter, deep fried in ghee and soaked in sugar syrupKaja flat A sweet made of refined flour dough formed into layers, deep fried in ghee andsoaked in sugar syrupKaja round A tube shaped sweet made of refined flour dough deep fried in ghee and filledwith sugar syrupKesari A soft light sweet made of semolina or vermicelliKhara Another term for hot or spicy snacksKheer A sweet made of nuts and condiments in different flavors. Similar to a pudding.Khoa Sugarless solidified milkKoottu A mild dal variety with a choice of vegetablesKurma A spicy curry made of thick gravy and a variety of vegetablesKhofta Minced vegetables and flour mixture fried in oil as small pieces for finalpreparation of a curryLaddu A traditional round shaped sweet made in different flavors and sizesLassi Sweet buttermilkMasala Dry or wet ground powder/paste that consists of various spices / pulses / pungentvegetables. Used as add on flavor to curries or rice.Namkeen A snack variety with a combination of pungency, sourness and sweetNan A typical Indian oven to bake pressed wheat flour dough similar to chpatiOkra Ladies fingerPannir Curdled milk in solidified formParatha Rolled wheat or refined flour dough that form into layers and in the shape of amoon or triangle. It is baked on a flat pan with ghee or oil and a choice of vegetables or greensPapad Sun dried hard pressed gram flour dough in the form of a moon with a choice of flavors. Can subsequently roasted on heat or deep fried in oilPayasam A traditional liquid milk sweet made in different flavorsPulao A rice dish cooked with a choice of vegetables and aromatic spicesPeanut GroundnutPuri Moon shaped wheat flour dough, pressed to small sizes and fried in oil withporous formationPulusu A soup variety of thick cooked gram with mild spices and vegetablesPakora/Pakoda A snack made with a choice of vegetables, mixed in bengal gram flour and deepfried in oil to small pieces of crispy formRiata Softened curd with a choice of vegetables and mild spices mixtureRasam A digestive water soup in different flavors with ground pepper and corianderpowderRasgolla A round shaped spongy sweet made of curdled milk with lots of sugar syrupRawa SemolinaSambar A thick soup variety prepared with cooked red gram and a choice of vegetablesSamosa A cone shaped popular snack made of potato and peas curry rolled in flour doughand deep fried in oil.Shrikand A sweet made with smoothened curd and nutmegSemiya VermicelliSandesh A milk sweetSesame Gingely seedsSev A snack made of bengal gram flour resembling vermicelliSyrup Sugar boiled in water to form a thin liquid of one or two string dropsSubzi Another term for vegetablesSimmer Heating food just below boiling level

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