Let’s Cook Indian!
Onions are the foundation for many dishes, and cooking them properly is key to a good start. Learn to cook them from translucent to crispy, crunchy umami bombs.
This is an ever-growing Indian Food Glossary provided to the readers of MyIndianStove. It will continue to grow over time as we add recipes and articles. Did you know that in India there are 122 major languages? Hindi is by far the biggest (420+ million speakers), with English second, plus there are over 1500 other minor languages. So yes, an Indian food dictionary is helpful.
Who doesn’t love anything tandoori, and with this spice blend, you can spice up your favorite veggies, meats, paneer, and tofu. Homemade tandoori masala is vibrant red, smokey, and spicy.
Transformed by salt, spices, and time, this lemon pickle recipe will surprise you with how easy it is to make. And how effortlessly it brings magical flavor notes brings to a meal.
This is the make-ahead dessert you’ve been waiting for. It is easy, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, egg-free, and you will serve this coconut pudding with citrus topping to rave reviews. Enjoy!
I have finally found it: THE butter chicken (murgh makhani) recipe. An enticing, make-ahead dish that will wow your loved ones. A perfect intro to Indian food if anyone still needs one.
Fragrant with fennel, cinnamon, and cloves, bathed in a creamy coconut, this coconut lamb curry is a lovely change from tomato-based curries. A perfect make-ahead South Indian dish when having company.
Indian cucumber salad has an earthy crunch from peanuts, a refreshing bite of cucumber, laced with tomato umami and herbal shreds of mint or cilantro.
Here are the top 20 most popular dishes throughout India! I am sure that everyone will have an opinion about which foods this list should contain, but here’s my list (I welcome any and all feedback!).
Smoky and enlivened with cumin, garlic and ginger, eggplant curry is comfort in a bowl. Serve as an appetizer with some flatbread and your guests will be so happy.
With big, bold, bright flavors, these 3 green chutneys each add freshness and zing to anything you are serving. Drizzle, dip, salsa, and drip to your heart’s content.
Hearty and soul-satisfying, coconut chickpea curry is perfect as a centerpiece of a light meal, or happy to play second fiddle to a more showy dinner star.
Chicken tikka masala is not truly Indian, but it is rich and tempting all the same. Infused with familiar Indian spices, it has a glorious sauce and after one bite, you won’t begrudge its cooking requirements.