Dr Kalpana Indian Recipes

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Indian recipes are  famous for their unique, spicy, sweet, sour tasty dishes all over the world. Most popular being Masala chai, Vada Pav, Idli Dosa Chutney, Pav Bhaji, Bhajiyas, LadoosPedas, Parathas, Paneer Dishes, Chicken Tandoori, Mutton Kebabs, Mutton Biryani 

Indian Recipes enjoy the vast variation in their cuisine due to the diversity of soil, climate, and culture. The Recipes Vary in different states as they use Local spices, Local Herbs, Vegetable and Fruits, Grown especially in their region.

The spices of India always attracted foreigners. The recipes came into existence some 8000 years ago. Trade with the British and the Portuguese influenced our recipes. They gave us the technique of oven baking.

Early diet in India consisted of Dairy products, Legumes, Vegetables, Fruits, and grains. Around 7000 BC wheat and Barley began to be grown. By 3000 BC turmeric, Cardamom, Black Pepper, and Mustard were harvested in India.

India has a history of Vegetarian cooking. Butter, Ghee, Rice, Lentils, Honey, Milk, Curd, Roots, Herbs, and spices like Cinnamon, Cardamom, Pepper all are added in various dishes to form mouth-watering recipes.

Traditional Andhra Pradesh Dishes are very spicy.

  • Pulihora or Tamarind rice along with green chilies is most popular.
  • Vegetarian dishes Koora, Different vegetables cooked with Gravy frying or with Lentils
  • Gongura Pickle Ambadi
  • Andhra Chicken Biryani
  • Punugulu 
  • Curd Rice 

Traditional Dishes of Tamil Nadu 

  • Uttapam
  • Upma
  • Banana Bonda 
  • Rasam
  • Dosa
  • Murukku
  • Sambar
  • Idli and Vada
  • Sambar with Drumsticks, Brinjal, Pumpkin
  • Lemon Rice 
  • Paruppu Payasam


      Traditional dishes of Karnataka

  • Bisi bele bhath- Kesari Bhath and Vangi Bhath
  • Butter Dosa 
  • Mysore Masala Dosa
  • Set Dosa 
  • Neer Dosa
  • Mangalore Buns
  • Mysore Pak

     Traditional dishes of Uttar Pradesh


  • Chaat, Samosa, Pakora are the most popular street foods. This state is famous for Royally delicious Nawabi food cooking.
  • The main Genre of UP cuisine is Awadhi which is similar to Kashmiri and Punjabi cooking
  • Mutton Kofta served as dried kebabs or with thick gravy goes with basmati rice 
  • Kakori Kebabs a Nawabi recipe from Lucknow passed down through generations named after Kakori, a city on the outskirts of Lucknow.
  • Bhindi ka salan and Arhar ki Dal 
  • Baingan ki Lonje or Bharta
  • Keema Dum - Minced Meat marinated and slow-cooked with a range of spices in mustard oil
  • Galanti Kebab - Non-Veg Kebabs invented in the city of Nawabi Lucknow 
  • Chicken Biryani

Traditional Food of Madhya Pradesh 


  • Wheat is the staple food
  • Madhya Pradesh is famous for Veg and Non-veg dishes 
  • Some famous dishes vegetarian are Poha, Jalebi, Bhutte ki khees
  • Dal Bafla
  • Hot Samosas and Tangy chutney   

Non Veg dishes 

  • Gosht Korma 
  • Kebabs
  • Roghan Gosht

              Sweet Dishes 

  • Mawa Bati 
  • Khoya Jalebi
  • Shrikhand 
  • Chikki

Traditional Dishes Of North East India 

North East India consists of Assam, Tripura, Manipur, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh. It has Fish as its staple diet.

  • Galho is similar to Khichdi with rice and lentils popular in most parts of Northeast India   


Traditional Dishes of Punjab and Chandigarh

                North India is famous for its wheat production and milk produce.

So Punjab and Chandigarh enjoy whole wheat (atta) made parathas with a variety of vegetables.

Vegetables such as Cabbage, Potato.

So we get Aloo Paratha, Gobi Paratha, Cauliflower Paratha with pure and fresh butter and ghee.

Lunch is a diet to die for with Sarso Da Saag and Makke Di Roti especially in winter

Paneer Dishes such as Shahi Paneer, Kadai Paneer.

Various vegetable dishes such as Kofta curry, Lauki ke kofte.

Non Veg dishes

  • Chicken Tikka 
  • Chicken Tikka Masala
  • Butter Chicken 
  • Chicken Biryani
  • Mutton biryani 
  • The same goes for Mutton dishes.

Sweet dishes


  • Moong Dal Halwa
  • phirni 
  • Gajar ka halwa 
  • Rabdi
  • Gulab Jamun
  • Sweet Pethas is a hit 

Traditional dishes of Rajasthan and Gujrat 

Rajasthan takes pride in making Moong Dal Halwa,Amriti, Rabdi 

Mathura is famous for Mathura ke Pede 

The traditional dish of Rajasthan is Laal Maas(Rajasthani Lamb Curry)

Traditional dishes of Maharashtra 

Maharashtra is famous for the recipes used by preparing freshly ground masalas like 

  • Malvani Masala
  • Goda Masala
  • Kala Masala
  • Kandha Lasun Masala

        Different regions of the state of Maharashtra differ in taste and have their speciality dishes

 Vada Pav, a specialty of Mumbai, Misal, and Usal, or Ragda is famous in various places.

Kolhapur is famous for its very spicy Misal

Similarly, Kolhapur is famous for Authentic “Pandhra Rassa “ and “Tambda Rassa” which is a mutton curry with traditional green or red spices 

Konkan belt cooks generously with coconut milk, cashew nuts, Rice, and Mangoes.

Kokum is another typical ingredient of the coastal region of western India as it is grown in plenty 

Aurangabad offers a Fusion of Maharashtrian style cooking and Mughlai flavors.

Maharashtra famous for Batata Vada made of mashed potatoes in Basen batter and copra and fried 

Pudachi vadi, besan stuffed with onion and coriander mix, spices, and poppy seeds 

Kothmbir vadi 

Zunka Bhakri made of chickpeas or besan paste with onions and curry leaves and ginger garlic paste is served with bajra or jowar roti(Pearl Millet)

This is a traditional and authentic dish of Maharashtra 

Pohe is a very common and very famous dish of Breakfast and evening snack

Pav Bhaji made of mashed potatoes with cauliflower, Beans, Tomato in special spices and butter-fried bread is a traditional hit of Mumbai in Maharashtra  

Bharli Vangi  a traditional eggplant vegetable with spices goes well with Chapati or Bhakri

Puran Poli a traditional sweet dish of gram flour chapati stuffed with dal and jaggery with cardamom and saffron 

Sabudana Khichdi is a traditional dish of Maharashtra famous for eating on Fasting days.

Misal Pav a traditional dish can be had any time of the day as a meal as it has potatoes cooked with masalas with bread 

Amti this is traditional dal with selected spices for a variety of dishes of dal with Goda Masala

Modak a traditional flour dumpling stuffed with coconut,jaggery and nutmeg, and saffron is famous for the Ganpati festival 

Traditional Dishes of Kashmir 

Kashmiri Dum Aloo is an authentic and traditional dish of Kashmir. 

Kashmiri Pulao is a hit with the tourists who visit Kashmir it is an authentic and traditional dish of Kashmir.

Kashmiri red chilies are a specialty of Kashmir and are only grown in Kashmir.

Authentic and Traditional Indian Recipes 

  • Kashmiri Dum Aloo 
  • Kashmiri Pulao
  • Sindhi Recipe Dal Pakwaan
  • Rajasthan -Laal Maas (Rajasthani Lamb curry)
  • Kombdi Vada- Western India Maharashtra 
  • Chettinad Chicken Fry
  • Brinjal Pickle
  • Channa Masala
  • Spring Onion bhajiyas with mint and coriander chutney
  • Shahi Paneer
  • Veg and Paneer dum biryani
  • Matar Paneer
  • Indian Fried Banana cakes(Mangalore buns)
  • Indian Veggie Burgers(vada pav)
  • Indian Tomato Rice
  • Naan
  • Palakura Vepudu (Andhra Pradesh)
  • Chettinad Pepper Chicken(Chennai)
  • Sandesh (Bengal)
  • Malabar Fish fry (Kerala)
  • Shrikhand (Maharashtra)
  • Aam Panna (Maharashtra)
  • Sol Kadhi (Kokan)
  • Masala Chai and Pakoras (Throughout India) 
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