Thursday, 16 February 2012

Indian Recipe Collection

Recipe Collection


Andhra food recipes are known for its spicy flavour. Andhra cooking is rich in spices. Some of the famous Andhra cuisines include biryani, pickles and chutneys and desserts.

Every state of India has its own specialty. Food from Andhra Pradesh is famous for the rich seasoning and lots of variety. One can get vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian food. Though the taste changes from place to place because of the influence of other states, the main features of Andhra food are: -
Staple food
  • Rice is the staple food of Andhra Pradesh because rice is produce here in large quantity. Idli, dosa, vada and uttapam are made of rice and are mostly consumed with rice for daily diet. There are varieties in these also like there are sada dosa, masala dosa, rava dosa, Rava idli, masala idle etc.
  • There are many varieties of rice, which are cooked with spices, vegetables and meat.
  • Pesarattu has the feeling of upma eaten with chutney.
  • Tamarind rice is very popular.
Vegetarian and non vegetarian
  • The Andhra food is basically vegetarian, which is eaten on a banana leaf.
  • In the coastal region fish is eaten with rice.
  • They make use of all the vegetables but brinjal, potatoes and tomatoes are quite popular.
  • A lot of spices are produced in south region and hence Andhra food is rich in spices.
  • They make use of cinnamon and black pepper.
  • They are seasoned with a lot of herbs and the curry is served hot.
  • Hydrabadi biryani is the specialty of hydrabad, which is seasoned with vegetable and meat.
  • It uses black pepper a lot.
  • One can find the influence of Indian and mughal taste in the Andhra food. A lot of variety is available in biryani.
  • Kababs, keema and their types are also very popular.
Pickles and chutneys
  • They are famous for some instant and preserved pickles.
  • The chutneys (sauces) of chilly, ginger, coconut and other vegetables are very popular.
  • They are served with all the meals.
  • They are very tasty, aromatic and spicy.
  • Kheer and savayin are very famous which are specially made during the month of ramzaan.
  • Sweets made up of milk are widely eaten.
  • Special sweets of almond, eggs, apricot, mangoes and other fruits are equally popular.


Bengali cooking is famous for sweets made from cottage cheese. Sandesh, Rosogolla, chanar payesh are few of the very popular recipes. Mishti Doi (sweetened curd) and Patali gur confectionery (date palm jaggery) are mouth watering. Every district in Bengal has a special sweet recipe of its own . Langcha and Mihidana Sitabhog of Bardhaman, Sharbhaja of Krishnanagar, Chanabora of Murshidabad and so on. Luchi, Bengali Fish Curry, Cholar Dal and Aloo Posto to Gurer Payesh and Chum Chum are any food lovers first choice.

 Aloo Phulkopir Dalna
 Aloo Posto
 Amer Chatni
 Amer Mishti Achar
 Anaraser Chatni
 Begun Bhaja
 Bengali Fish Curry
 Chanar Bara
 Chanar Dalna
 Chingri Macher Kofta
 Chingri Pakora
 Cholar Dal
 Chum Chum
 Gurer Payesh
 Khasta Porota
 Koraishutir Kochuri
 Kozhi Thengai Kozhambu
 Kucho Amer Achar


Fish and rice are the staple Goan food and the main occupation is tourism – over a million people visit the beaches of Goa each year. Goa combines old Portuguese architecture, and a distinct Portuguese flavour to the lifestyle, with a history that abounds with Indian mythology. Christmas, New Year, the Mardi Gras-like carnival, the Holi (Shimgo) parades, all add to the year round festivities. Thousands of people gather to view the body of St. Francis Xavier once every five years at the Basilica of Bom Jesus. Portuguese, Gomantak and other cuisines have all blended into the local cuisine and sorpotals, bebincas washed down with cashew fenis are a must with every visitor.

 Cauliflower Pulao
 Crab Curry
 Egg Vindaloo
 Fish Cake
 Mashli Gashi
 Fish Moilee
 Goan Fish Curry
 Goan Mutton Curry
 Mackerel Masala
 Rice Chapati
 Sweet Potato Kheer
 Tomato Coconut Soup
 Drumsticks Flower Cutlets
 Moira Plantain Croquettes


Gujarati cusine has special place all over India. Gujarati cooking consists of dal, bhaat( rice), vegetables, chapatis, kachumbar( mixed vegetables salad), papad and curd. Gujarati food is nourishing and balanced. Snacks like dhokla, khandvi, sweets like basundi are famous for its taste.

 Daal Parantha
 Dal Dhokli
 Gujarati Kadhi
 Kakdi Nu Raitu
 Khajoor Na Ghugra
 Ringan Nu Oloo
 Tindora Nu Shaak
 Masala Puri
 Trevti Daal
 Toor Dal
 Vangi Batata Bhaaji
 Vagharelo Bhaat
 Khaman Kakdi
 Lasaniya Batata
 Leelva Nu Bhaat
 Makai Na Bharta
 Masala Supari

Hyderabadi Recipes

Hyderabadi recipes are very spicy and aromatic. Try out your hand at Hyderabadi cooking

Here is a small collection of Hyderabadi recipes. Hyderabadi cuisine is known for its biryani, korma, kebabs and keema. In Hyderabadi cooking a name is given to a dish according to the way it is cooked like Dum Pukht biryani or the spices used like Zafrani Pulao. Relish some of these mouth watering recipes...

 Paaya Nahari
 Malai Kebabs
 Egg Korma
 Khatti Arbi Ka Salan
  Lahsooni Gosht
 Kheema Pulao
 Tamatar Khajur Ki Chutney
 Chaandi Korma
 Jhingey Tamatar
 Hyderabadi Korma
 Diwani Handi
 Vegetable Nilgiri Korma
  Amrit Phal
 Kachchi Biryani
 Dum Ka Murgh
 Baghare Baigan
 Biryani Nawabi
 Murg Badami


Maharashtrian or Marathi food consist large variety of vegetables, fish and coconuts. Maharashatrian food is rich in ginger, garlic and lots of spices. Tomatoes, brinjals and other vegetables stuffed with masala fillings and cooked in oil till soft are very popular in Maharashtra. Cooking is mainly done in groundnut oil but it is made sure that the oil is minimum. Bharwan Baingan, Kohlapuri Rassa, Puran Poli, Aamti, Bombay Chiwda are some of the popular recipes.

 Bharwan Baingan
 Bombay Chiwda
 Kobhi Zunka
 Kohlapuri Rassa
 Pandhra Rassa
 Pavta Batata
 Pavta Patties
 Pitachi Mirchi
 Puneri Daal
 Puran Poli
 Sukhi Kolmi
 Valche Virdi
 Vangi Ani Val


The ancient princely state of Rajasthan gave rise to a royal cuisine. The Rajas who went on hunting expeditions ate the meat or the fowl that they brought back. Even today, Rajasthani princely feasts flaunt meat cuisines that are incomparable. In contrast are the vegetarian Rajasthanis. Their food cooked in pure ghee is famous for it's mouth- watering aroma. Rajasthan's tastiest curries are based on the use of pulses or gram flour. Dry fruits, spices and yogurt are used in many delicacies. Rajasthan can also boast of a vast array of savouries and sun-dried snacks. Be it dal baati and churma or missi roti , one always ends up licking his fingers. Your tummy will scream "No more !" But you won't stop !!!

 Aloo Bharta
 Chana Dal Parantha
 Daal Batti
 Aloo Mangodi
 Bhuna Kukda
 Chane Jaiselmer Ke
 Gatte Ka Pulao
 Jaipur Ki Gajak
 Jaipuri Mewa Pulao
 Kesar Murgh
 Lahsun Ki Chutney
 Lal Maas
 Missi Roti
 Kesari Bhaat
 Khasta Puri
 Machchi Ke Sooley
 Makki Paneer Pakora
 Marwadi Gatta Kadhi
 Moong Dal Halwa
 Pakori Kadhi
 Papad Sabzi
 Sabz Sangar
 Shahi Gatte
 Methi Ke Gatte
 Paneer Bhare Papad
 Papad Ka Shaak
 Rajasthani Bhindi
 Vegetable Khichdi

Sindhi Recipes

This cuisine refers to the Sindhis who originated from Sindh in Pakistan.The daily Sindhi food has wheat flour bread and rice as prominent aspect of a meal.It also comprises of lots of onions in dry & gravy dishes giving a delicious flavour to all the dishes.On special ocassions a vegetable with seven variants is cooked which is called Chiti Kuni.

Sindhi cooking has influence of Mughlai and Indian cuisine. Some most popular Sindhi recipes are Sai Bhaji, Sindhi chicken, Masala koki , tosha and popular Karachi Halwa.

 Atte Jo Seero
 Bhuga Chawar
 Bhugi Bhaji
 Karachi Halwa
 Masala Koki
 Pakwan Daal
 Sai Bhaji
 Satpura Phulko
 Seviyan Ji Khirni
 Sindhi Channa
 Sindhi Kadhi
 Sindhi Mutton Biryani
 Sindhi Pakora
 Tidali Dal
 Turi Bhaji
 Varyoon Patata


Coconut is the main ingredient of south Indian recipes. Here is a good collection of some mouth watering south Indian food and dishes.

 Kaikari Biryani
 Chicken Kurma
 Neimeen Porichathu
 Onion Adai
 Rava Dosai
 Iggaru Royya
 Bagala Baath
 Jackfruit Puzhukku
 White Pumpkin Kootu
 Mixed Vegetables In Coconut Milk
 Coconut Podi
 Mango Pesarel
 Kasi Halwa
 Thanjavur Thengaipuri
 Cucumber Pachadi
 Malabar Chemmeen Kari
 Vegetable Rava Uppuma
 Kaikari Ishtew
 Yera Pondu Masala
 Paruppu Usili With Green Beans
 Neer More
 Ada Pradhaman


Punjab is a northern state of India and is very popular for its rich food . Punjabi recipe is prepared in delicious gravy and punjabi parathas melted in butter/ ghee. Punjabi dishes is simple, healthy and yet has its own fascination. The famous dishes like matar paneer, dal makhani, parathas, bature, lassi are popular all over India. Following are few gems of punjabi cooking , hope you will like them.

 Aloo Amritsari
 Jeera Rice
 Maharani Dal
 Masala Chop
 Mooli Paranthar
 Achari Mutton
 Aloo Ke Masaledar Lacche
 Bhindi Anardana
 Chicken Kofta In Walnut Gravy
 Chicken Makhani
 Chicken Methi
 Dhabe Da Meat
 Palakwali Dal
 Paneer Taash Kabab
 Murg Kali Mirch
 Punjabi Kadhi
 Sarsoon Ka Saag
 Subji Pulao
 Sukhi Chana Daal
 Dhabey Di Dal
 Gur Poli
 Hariyali Tikki
  Karela Masaledar
 Khoya Matar
 Lehsuni Tikki
 Makai Ki Roti
 Murg Makkai
 Palak Gosht
 Patther Kabab
 Peshawari Chana

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