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Sample recipes from Easy Indian Cooking

Batter-Dipped Vegetable Fritters

Pakoras, or bhajias as they are also called, are a favorite snack. There are numerous kinds of pakoras, this being one of the simplest an...

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Tamarind Chutney

This sweet-sour chutney is more like a sauce, and there are many regional variations. The base is tamarind, a very sour pod 3 to 4 inches...

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Tandoori Chicken Salad

This is a delightful salad for summer meals or anytime you have leftover tandoori chicken. In fact, I recommend you make a double recipe ...

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Tandoori Chicken

A tandoor is a North Indian clay oven that is about three feet high, usually buried in the ground up to the neck. Live coals are placed i...

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Cucumber Raita

This is arguably the most recognized raita, available on every restaurant menu. Its simplicity also makes it a favorite of home cooks.

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Chapatis

Chapati flour is very finely milled durum whole wheat. Chapati is the everyday bread of Indians, made daily in home kitchens.

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Basic Whole Wheat Dough

This simplest of doughs, made from finely milled whole wheat, is the basis of a variety of everyday Indian breads. Chapati, also called r...

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Dry-Fried Lamb with Coconut Slices

A friend from Kerala shared this recipe from her family. It is typical of the dishes from the area, though it would have been made with g...

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Pork Vindaloo

Vindaloo, a fiery Portuguese-influenced pork dish from Goa, has become synonymous with incendiary heat. Though Goan food tends to be fier...

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Coconut Chutney-Coated Fish Parcels

A classic dish of the Parsis of Mumbai (Bombay), this is a showstopping entrêe. I like to serve it with a spicy dal and steamed rice.

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Indian Scrambled Eggs

Weekend breakfasts in our home often meant a big dish of Akoori, spiced scrambled eggs with onions and tomatoes, piled high on buttered t...

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Hot Pineapple Chutney

A tasty accompaniment to a lightly seasoned meal, this chutney can also be served with finger foods. I particularly like it with pork.

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Tomato Raita

The uncomplicated ingredients of this raita belie the fabulous flavor of the mixture. It is particularly good as an accompaniment to a pu...

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Sweet Mango Chutney

This quintessential mango chutney is synonymous with Indian food.

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Cabbage and Apple Raita

This versatile and substantial raita has accompanied many a company meal at my home. The texture and taste are unique yet go well with al...

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Hena’s Finger Potatoes

Delicious potatoes, which make a marvelous marriage with any kind of barbecued meat or fried chicken, are just as wonderful by themselves...

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Stir-Fried Okra with Tomatoes

Okra is very popular throughout India and is available year-round. This is the okra recipe that was prepared most often in our home and i...

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Mango Lassi

I had never had mango lassi until I came to the United States, but it is a favorite in restaurants now. I prefer to use canned Indian man...

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