Indian Recipes For Beginners

Decided to take the plunge and try Indian cooking? Good for you! Here are some real simple recipes to get you started and feeling like a pro right from the get-go!

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    Peas Pulao
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    Also known as Yellow Rice, this dish is a great alternative to plain boiled rice.

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    Kheema Paratha
    Kheema Paratha Served With Raita. Image © Preeti Tamilarasan/ Wikimedia Commons
    Meat and bread all rolled into one!
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    Photo © 2005 Petrina Verma Sarkar, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Kheema or mince can be made with any meat you prefer. It is extremely versatile and just changing the masala can result in a great new taste each time.
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    Photo © 2005 Petrina Verma Sarkar, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    A tasty chicken dish made with whole spices.
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    Beans Foogath
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    Made with coconut and curry leaves, the ingredients in this dish are few and the recipe is as simple as can be.
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    Aaloo Mutter
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    In a rush but want something tasty and wholesome to eat? This is the dish for you.
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    Paneer Kabab
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    Make these ahead of time and grill them just before you're ready to eat.
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    Photo © 2005 Pritam Sarkar, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    A staple in most homes, this dish makes a great accompaniment for plain boiled rice and a vegetable or meat dish.
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    The perfect cooler for a hot day.
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    This creamy rice pudding is delicately flavored with cardamom and is full of nuts.