Four evergreen recipes that make India every foodie’s favorite destination


Famous Indian Cuisine Recipes

India is a country of diverse cultures, religions, traditions, and beliefs. If there is one thing that brings us all together, then it is the common love for food – authentic flavors and traditional cuisines. East or west, north or south, India has so many appetising dishes that touch the soul. So, on this 27th September, as we celebrate World Tourism Day, let’s appreciate four golden Indian dishes that make India a foodie’s ultimate destination –

Chole Bhature

Chole Bhature Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of chickpeas (soaked overnight)
  • 1 finely chopped onion 
  • 2 chopped tomatoes
  • 1 inch cinnamon sticks 
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp turmeric and cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp raw mango powder 
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves 
  • 2 cups of water 
  • 2 cups of maida 
  • 1 tbsp rava 
  • 1 cup plain curd
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp of baking powder and baking soda
  • Oil (for frying) 
  • Salt as needed

Method:

  • Combine maida, rava, curd, baking soda, baking powder, oil and a pinch of salt. Knead this mixture into a smooth dough. Punch the dough a few times to release the air. Cover it with a moist muslin cloth for 15 minutes. 
  • After 15 minutes, punch the dough to release the air. Divide the dough into equal portions.
    Using a rolling pin, flatten each dough ball into your desirable size of bhatura.
  • Heat some oil in a deep pan and deep-fry each bhatura on both sides. 
  • Meanwhile, heat some oil in a pressure cooker and add bay leaf, cinnamon stick and cumin seeds. To this, add ginger-garlic paste and chopped onion and saute it till it turns slightly transparent. Now add tomatoes and allow it to cook for 2-3 minutes. 
  • Now add turmeric, red chilli powder, coriander powder, raw mango powder and salt as needed. Mix it all well and cook for another minute.
  • Add soaked chickpeas and garam masala to this and two cups of water. Mix it well, check for seasonings and close the pressure cooker lid. Allow it to cook for 6-7 whistles and then depressurize on its own. 
  • Open the pressure cooker, sprinkle some coriander leaves and mix well. 
  • Serve piping hot along with some lemon wedges.

Thukpa

Indian Thukpa Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 packet of hakka noodles
  • ½ cup of chopped onion
  • ½ cup of chopped spring onion
  • 7-8 chopped French beans
  • ¼ cup of chopped carrots
  • ¼ cup of chopped cabbage
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 2 finely chopped garlic cloves 
  • 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • ½ tsp garam masala and cumin powder
  • 3 cups of vegetable broth 
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Salt and pepper as needed

Method:

  • Heat some water in a vessel and boil the hakka noodles. Strain the excess water and set the boiled noodles aside 
  • Heat a wok and add oil. Add chopped onions and garlic. Saute for a minute till the onions turn translucent. Now add carrot, cabbage, spring onions, beans and salt. Mix it well and allow it to cook for a minute.
  • Now add the vegetable broth, garam masala, cumin powder, pepper, soy sauce and sweet chilli sauce. Mix it all well and simmer for 5-6 minutes. Add chopped cilantro and mix again. 
  • Check for seasoning and add the boiled hakka noodles. Stir well and simmer for another 2-3 minutes. 
  • Serve immediately.

Misal Pav

Misal Pav Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of moth beans
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • ¼ cup of dry coconut
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp mustard and cumin seeds
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder 
  • 2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp of chopped jaggery
  • 5 cups of water
  • 2 cups of farsan
  • 4 pav
  • Salt as needed

Method:

  • In a mixer, combine 2 tsp oil, ginger, garlic, onion, tomato, coconut and half cup of water. Grind it to a smooth paste and set it aside. 
  • In a pressure cooker, combine moth beans, half tsp of turmeric, one cup of water and a pinch of salt. Allow it to cook for 2 whistles Set it aside. 
  • Heat some oil in a vessel and add mustard and cumin seeds Once it starts spluttering, add curry leaves, pinch of turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala. Now add the prepared masala paste and saute for a few minutes. 
  • To this, add cooked moth beans, jaggery and 3 cups of water and allow it to simmer for 5-6 minutes. Once the oil starts appearing on top of the misal, turn the flame off.
  • Add farsan and chopped onions, garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot with pav.

Appam and Stew

Appam and stew Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of soaked rice
  • 2 cups of coconut milk
  • ½ cup of cooked rice
  • 1 chopped potato
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 finely chopped green chillis
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp yeast
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 cinnamon stick 
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • 2 cups of water 
  • Salt and pepper as needed

Method:

  • Combine soaked rice, cooked rice and half a cup of coconut milk and blend it into a smooth mixture. To this, add sugar, remaining coconut milk and a pinch of salt. Add lukewarm water to the yeast and add this to the rice batter. Cover it with a lid and set it aside for 2-3 hours. 
  • Grease the appam kadhai with some oil and add a ladleful of the appam batter, slowly rotating the kadhai to form a thin and even layer of appam. Allow it to cook for 2-3 minutes. Repeat the same step to prepare all appams.
  • Meanwhile to prepare the stew, heat some oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and cinnamon stick. Once it starts spluttering, add curry leaves.
  • To this, add chopped onions and green chillis. Saute for 2-3 minutes till the onions turn translucent. Now add potatoes and two cups of water. Allow it to simmer for 5-6 minutes.
  • Now add half a cup of coconut milk, salt and pepper as needed and bring it to a boil.
  • Serve the appam and vegetable stew hot and aromatic.

Each of these dishes bring out a specialty from four different parts of this country. Today, as we celebrate our love for food, let’s take this opportunity to recreate these Indian dishes at home with our own unique twists. If you’re worried about where to find the right ingredients, fret not, we’ve got it sorted for you. Get the best and freshest supply of vegetables, meats, dairy, spices and other household essentials at Easyday Club, your favorite savings grocery store. Forget about running around looking for ingredients, simply order it at home using Easyday Club’s fast grocery delivery. Happy munching!

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