Typical Indian Cooking & Meals

Typical Indian Cooking & Meals

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.

Advanced Indian Pantry

Advanced Indian Pantry

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.

Indian Drinks

Indian Drinks

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.

Curry Leaves

Curry Leaves

Aromatic and mysterious, curry leaves add richness to Indian dals and stews, meats and vegetable masalas, pickles, and snacks like pakoras and veggie burgers.

Indian Kitchen Fundamentals

Indian Kitchen Fundamentals

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.

Getting Started Essentials

Getting Started Essentials

One of the secrets of good Indian cooking is a well-stocked pantry. Gather basic spices, fresh herbs and aromatics, pantry and freezer staples, and then essential dals, flours, and grains.