If you are a keen cook and want to learn how to cook authentic Indian food you have landed on the right page. Welcome to a whole new experience of cooking Indian regional food from scratch.

This blog contains recipes with clear and brief instructions on how to prepare a variety of vegan, vegetarian, meat and fish based dishes. Many recipes are light and spicy but not very hot, so very different to curry house dishes.

My focus is on helping you to prepare delicious and authentic dishes from different regions in India including Punjab, Maharashtra, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. You will see Mughlai dishes from the Mughals of North India, Nizami dishes from the Nizams of Hyderabad and Vegetarian dishes from the Brahmins, Aggarwals and Marwaris of West and North India. Indian cuisine is very diverse and I hope to introduce you to some of this richness through this blog.

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Fried Sprats

Fried Sprats

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Puris with Dahi Ke Aloo and Kala Chana

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KALA CHANA

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ALOO LACHHA

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Masala Cabbage

Aloo Methi

Potatoes with Fenugreek Leaves (Aloo Methi)

Red Radish salad

Red Radish Salad with Black Salt

ALOO LACHHA - JULIENNED POTATOES

This is a dish that celebrates the potato, that ubiquitous vegetable in Indian cuisine that was brought over by the Portugese with all its solanaceae cousins – tomatoes, aubergines, chillies hundreds of years ago. You’d never think they were not native to India! In fact the marathi word for potato is batata… read more

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CHUKANDAR GOSHT – LAMB WITH BEETROOT

A few weeks ago I featured a recipe for Shalgam Gosht on my blog. Chukandar Gosht is also one of those dishes that I remember eating in the winter months when I was a child in Delhi. I have not seen it around for years and its a real pity as it… read more

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ROYYALA VEPUDU – ANDHRA FRIED PRAWNS

Andhras love their prawns and chilli and that is not surprising since Andhra Pradesh has one of the largest cultivated prawn industries in India and it also ranks first for chilli production. I remember the first time I tried this dish was in Hyderabad and I probably didn’t taste much… read more

ANDHRA FRIED PRAWNS

SHALGAM GOSHT - LAMB WITH TURNIPS, FENNEL AND KASHMIRI CHILLI

In the old days in Delhi, when everyone ate seasonal vegetables, turnips were often on the menu in the colder months. This member of the Brassica family has long been valued on the Sub-Continent as a vegetable that can be paired with stronger leafy vegetables like mustard greens or more… read more

SHALGAM GOSHT