Indian Cuisine

10 Indian Recipes with Cumin

Drew Glover • March 17, 2015
If a single word describes Indian food, it€'s spice. Food from the land of spices is incredibly flavorful yet healthy because of its use of herbs and spice for flavor. If you'€re new to Indian cooking, you€ll want to start by experimenting with spice mixes.Garam Masala Spice Blend by Vicky Bhogal
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1. Homemade Garam Masala Spice Blend
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Garam Masala is one of the most important Indian spice blends and is absolutely indispensable. It is vital to have a good quality one rather than shop bought varieties which often contain turmeric as a filler ingredients. It is much better to make your own so you know exactly what has gone into it and you can tailor it to suit. Warming, packed with flavor, and absolutely delicious in so many different recipes including Vicky's garam masala scrambled eggs.
2. Aloo Tikki: Spicy Bite-Sized Potato Snacks
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These wonderful little potato aloo tikki are packed full of punchy flavors of cumin, garam masala, and red chili flakes. Quick and easy to make, and absolutely perfect for a dinner party or summer time BBQ. Why not serve them with Vicky's delicious tamarind chutney for a really special treat. Join Vicky Bhogal in this Grokker Premium Video, as she introduces you to her favorite family recipes, to really get you cooking like Mummyji.
3. Sizzling Stir Fried Lamb Karahi
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This sizzling stir fried lamb is cooked on the roadsides in Punjab and what is now Pakistan; fast and furious and just exploding with mouthwatering, robust, gutsy flavor. It is cooked in a karahi, which is a traditional Indian pan giving it its delicious and complex flavors, but a frying pan or wok will work equally well. Join Vicky Bhogal in this Grokker Premium Video, as she introduces you to her favorite family recipes, to really get you cooking like Mummyji.
4. Gobi Sabji - Spicy Steamed Cauliflower
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This vegetarian gobi sabji flavors delicious, soft steamed cauliflower with ginger, chili, garam masala, and turmeric making this dish truly special. The delicate and sweet flavor of the cauliflower makes this the perfect side dish for any meal, or as a main for light summer lunch. Join Vicky Bhogal in this Grokker Premium Video, as she introduces you to her favourite family recipes, to really get you cooking like Mummyji.
5. Crispy Cumin Chicken Wings
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These absolutely delicious chicken wings are coated with a crunchy cumin coating, which makes them deliciously warming. The wings are part fried and part steamed, making them incredibly tender and juicy, and they are perfect when served with tamarind chutney. Join Vicky Bhogal in this Grokker Premium Video, as she introduces you to her favorite family recipes, to really get you cooking like Mummyji.
6. Coconut Fish Dream
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This is a totally delicious and versatile sauce, which is similar to, but simpler than a qurma (or korma) sauce (as there are no white poppy seeds or nuts) which you can use for fish, vegetables, chicken, prawns or any seafood really. It is also wonderful with crayfish, clams or lobster! Qurmas were introduced to India by the Mughal Empire, who loved adding a luxurious creaminess to their savoury sauces, and indeed, this can be made with single or double cream, but Vicky uses coconut milk because it makes it unctuous and delicious! Join Vicky Bhogal in this Grokker Premium Video, as she introduces you to her favourite family recipes, to really get you cooking like Mummyji.
7. Indian Smoky Charred Stuffed Peppers
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These whole juicy peppers are gently charred on the outside and filled with a tangy silky mash that is just bursting with flavor. They’re the perfect addition to an outdoor barbecue! Join Vicky Bhogal in this Grokker Premium Video, as she introduces you to her favorite family recipes, to really get you cooking like Mummyji.
8. Paneer Bites
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Paneer is a firm Indian cream cheese that is a great blank canvas for spices. These pan-fried chunks are golden and crispy on the outside, with a crust of mouth-watering spices and pure, silky innards. They are a fast snack or starter dish and are the perfect way to use the myriad of spices in your cupboard. Join Vicky Bhogal in this Grokker Premium Video, as she introduces you to her favourite family recipes, to really get you cooking like Mummyji.
9. How To Make Chicken Dhansak
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Most of us love a good curry and there are lots of different varieties to choose from. But how do we recreate the dishes we eat in Indian restaurants? This guide shows you How To Make Chicken Dhansak.
10. Gluten-Free Chicken & Yellow Rice Balls
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Introduce your kids to the wonderful flavors of Indian cuisine with this easy to prepare dish. These delicious rice balls are spiced with cumin, coriander, tumeric, mild chili powder, and serrano chili. Follow Maya Adam in this Grokker Premium video as she demonstrates how to create these tasty treats, with just the right amount of spice, the whole family will love. shows you a unique way to get your kids in love with Indian flavors in this Grokker Premium Video.
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