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, 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, 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, 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.