All foodies love Indian cuisine. It is impossible not to get obsessed with the hot and spicy entrees that provide your tastebuds with a treat that will them longing for more. From the all famous tasty Tandoori chicken to the delicious Mango Raita dessert, Indian cookery provides its fans with an incredible, yet healthy dining experience.
However, all these traditional, deep, and intriguing flavors can be quite tricky to put together, which is why many expert chefs have found a way to incorporate modern epicurean twists to your favorite meals so that you can make them at home!
Here are some of the ideas you might find quite helpful for your first modern home-cooked Indian dish:
FISH CURRY IN COCONUT SAUCE
Fish is something we do at home often. This is an easy every day fish curry that can be made in minutes and its perfect for the weekdays where time is a crunch.
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 2 inch piece ginger, finely minced or shredded
- 2 sprigs curry leaves
- 2 medium sized onions, finely chopped
- 1 medium sized ripe tomato, finely chopped
- 5 green chillies, chopped
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 500 grams fish filet (I used cat fish today)
- Heat oil in the pan. Add in the ginger and curry leaves. Fry for a minute.
- Add in the finely chopped onions and fry for a couple of minutes in medium flame until the onions are soft.
- Add in the tomatoes, green chillies, turmeric and the salt. Green chillies is the used for spiciness and turmeric is for the color. Fry till the tomatoes are cooked and the mixture is almost dry.
- Add in a cup of water and a cup of coconut milk. You can use canned coconut milk too. Mix well and let it simmer to a boil.
- Once the mixture is coming to a boil, add in the fish. Cover the pan and cook for 10 minutes on medium flame.
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- Switch off the flame and serve the fish curry hot with rice, appam or idiyappam.
BAKED VANILLA YOGURT WITH ORANGE GLAZE SAUCE / 5 INGREDIENT RECIPE
Yogurt based desserts are another of India’s most famous and incredibly tasty desserts. If you would like to spoil yourself with something fun, colorful and sweet after dinner, then this is definitely your go-to recipe.
- ½ cup yogurt
- ½ cup heavy whipping cream (Amul cream works fine)
- ½ cup condensed milk
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoon orange marmalade
- Take a bowl and add in half a cup each of plain yogurt, heavy cream and condensed milk.
- Add in the vanilla extract.
- Mix everything well until smooth. Pour it in ramekins and bake in a 120° celsius oven for 15-20 minutes. No need to preheat the oven for this recipe. After 15 minutes, the middle of the ramekins should be jiggly. If its still liquid, bake for a couple of minutes more. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool.
- Take 2 tablespoon of orange marmalade or jam of your choice and add in 2 tablespoon of water. Bring it to a simmer until the jam has melted. Allow it to cool a bit and pour a tablespoon of the melted syrup on each ramekin. Refrigerate for 6-8 hours in the fridge and serve cold.
Indian snacks to impress your guests
Break from the usual, predictable collection of snacks, and awe your guests with this selection of these Indian Cuisine snacks for a refreshing change.
Why don’t you try a Northern India Bihari kebab; where you marinate the beef with a seasoned yogurt mixture for several hours before grilling? You could also try the reshmi kebabs or paneer kebab for a vegan choice. You can make a finger-licking platter of all three, then serve it with a suitable dipping sauce.
This is another highly loved modern Indian dish where the chicken is marinated in a mix of yogurt and special spices like Garam masala, ginger paste, and coriander, then grilled on skewers.
This popular Indian snack is essentially a crispy pastry filled with meat or a nice mix of vegetables. For a vegetarian recipe, you can fill the flour and ghee dough cones with potatoes then deep-fry them.
Bizarre Indian dishes
If you are a foodie with a flair for the peculiar, then India is one place where you can count on for that out-of-the-ordinary culinary experience:
While most people are used to the regular, tasty white or fried brown rice, North Bengal, Manipur and Kerala have a favorite, incredibly nutritious dish of black rice.
Phan pyut is essentially a collection of potatoes left to rot in the soil, then taken out, treated with a complex mix of spices, then eaten!
Red ant chutney
This incredible dish of red ants is called Chaprah, and is said to be very flavorsome!
Koldil Paro Manghor Jalukia
This interesting dish is made from Pigeons, and banana and potatoes. It is said to have a very exotic and delicious taste.
Healthy = Yes
Indian cuisine has thousands of both modern and unusual snacks, desserts, and main courses to treat yourself and your family to. You get to enjoy the piping hot and spicy deliciousness in just a few minutes, and not compromise on your desire to have a healthy diet.