Typical Indian Cooking & Meals

Typical Indian Cooking & Meals

Essential to a harmonious Indian meal is rice, or a flatbread and dal, a lentil stew. There may 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

Ingredients for an Indian cook who is making dishes beyond the basics. Stock your kitchen with rice, lentils, and Indian spices to cook your favorite dishes.

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.