The core of an Indian meal is rice, or a flatbread and dal, a lentil stew. There might also be meat, chicken, seafood, or vegetable curries, a pickle (achar), pappad (a thin round “chip” made from chickpea flour and spices) and chutney.
Once you have gotten the basic Indian dishes and ingredients under your belt, you may want to play around with recipes that have more unusual ingredients.
India’s formidably hot summers (March, April, and May) inspire many favorite drinks formulated to cool the mind and body. Here are some of the most popular drinks in India.
Aromatic and mysterious, curry leaves add richness to Indian soups, meat and vegetable masalas, pickles, and snacks.
Indian Kitchen Building Blocks: For those of you new to Indian cooking, I wanted to go over some of the fundamental ingredients, offer measurements, shortcuts, and options that will help you in the kitchen.
When following many Indian recipes, I find that too many assumptions are made and I will explain it all for you.