Indian Cooking Basics

Understand the basics of Indian food and cooking, with our resources on ingredients, cooking techniques and glossary of terms.
Egg Curry (Andey Ki Curry)
Egg Curry (Andey Ki Curry)
A selection of Indian dishes
How to Get Started Cooking Indian Food
Indian Gulab Jamun on a white plate with a spoon
Easy and Delicious Indian Gulab Jamun
South Indian Lemon Rice
South Indian Lemon Rice
Indian dishes
Dine Like an Indian! The Ultimate Guide to Dining Indian Style
Authentic Murg Makhani (Butter Chicken)
Murg Makhani: Indian Butter Chicken
garam marsala in a bowl
What Is Garam Masala?
South Indian-Style Chicken Curry with green chiles in a pan
The South Indian Pantry
Rajma Dal: Red Kidney Bean Curry in a pot
The North Indian Pantry
illustration featuring several varieties of indian bread
The Ultimate Indian Bread Guide
Chicken Saagwala
32 Easy and Quick Indian Recipes
Grilled Tandoori Chicken
Grilled Tandoori Chicken
Naan leavened Indian flatbread recipe on a white oval platter
Oven-Baked Naan (Leavened Indian Flatbread)
Mughlai Biryani Recipe
What Is Biryani?
Ingredients for garam masala
Hara Masala (Green Spice Mix)
Chai tea with spices.
An Easy Recipe for Adrak Ki Chai - Ginger Tea
Upma: A Favorite Indian Breakfast
Upma: A Favorite Indian Breakfast
Cucumber raita
Cucumber Raita Recipe
Curry powder
9-Boy Chicken Curry Condiments
Tandoori Spice Mix
Tandoori Spice Mix
South Indian Coconut Chutney
South Indian Coconut Chutney
Chicken vindaloo
Discovering Indian Cuisine
Carom (Ajwain) seeds
What Is Ajwain (Carom) Seed?
The Cuisine of North India
Dosa with Sambar
Sambar Masala Indian Spice Mix
Parathas (Pan-Fried Indian Flatbread)
Paratha Recipes - Pan Fried Flatbread Recipes
South Indian tangy tomato rice recipe
South Indian Tangy Tomato Rice
Chicken Saagwala
Indian Dishes for Beginners
Chapati bread
6 Popular Indian Breads
Easy Indian Gravy
Easy Indian Gravy
Badam Milk
Indian Badam Milk: A Spiced Almond Beverage
A square white dish and spoon filled with curry powder
What Is Curry Powder?
Chiken Tikka Masala
Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe
mango pickles
Aam Ka Achaar (Indian Mango Pickles)
Clarified butter (ghee) in a glass jar
Ghee (Clarified Butter) Recipe
Tomato kasundi
Kasundi: Eastern Indian Tomato Chutney
Close up photo of pile of Hing seasoning on a table
What Is Hing (Asafetida)?
A bowl of Basmati rice
How to Cook Basmati Rice With Less Starch
Cutting Eggplant Without Discoloration
Nigella seed, a main ingredient in Paanch Phoran
Panch Phoron
A glass of Delhi-style cold coffee
Delhi-Style Cold Coffee
Sweet and Savory Spiced Papaya Raisin Chutney Recipe
Indian cook cutting herbs into pan
Is Indian Food Always Spicy?
Moong Dal Cheela
Moong Daal Ka Cheela - Savory Moong Bean Pancakes
Dosa on plate with sauces
How to Make a Dosa
Mustard seeds
Using Mustard Seeds to Cook Indian Cuisine
Indian cuisine - Grilled Tandoori chicken
Indian Grilling
Fennel seeds
Uses for Saunf (Fennel Seeds) in Indian Cooking
what is black cardamom
What Is Black Cardamom?
What Is the Thali Way of Eating Indian Food?
Indian paan
What Is Paan?
Heap of cardamom pods
How to Easily Make Ground Cardamom
Nimbu ka Achaar (Lime Pickle) Recipe
Nimbu ka Achaar (Lime Pickle)
Vindaloo Masala
Vindaloo Masala
Tablespoon filled with granulated sugar
Making Sugar Syrup for Indian Desserts
Namkeen Is Hindi for Savory Snack Foods
Chana masala chickpeas in wooden bowl
Chatpata and Puta in Indian Food
Indian food vendor selling Dosa
What Is an Indian Tawa?
Bollywood dance show
Guide to Throwing a Great Bollywood Bash
Paneer Makhani or Shahi Paneer, Indian food
How to Save Time While Cooking Indian Food