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, youll want to start by experimenting with spice mixes.Garam Masala Spice Blend by Vicky Bhogal
1. Homemade Garam Masala Spice Blend
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. Tamarind Chutney
This wonderful fresh chutney is packed with the delicious flavor of tamarind, fresh cilantro, and Vicky's secret ingredient tomatoketchup. Quick and easy to make, this tamarind chutney makes the perfect accompaniment to other Indian classics such as aloo tikkia and crispy cumin chicken wings. 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. Crispy Cumin Chicken Wings
These absolutely deliciouschicken 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.
4. Easy Pan Pickle
Instant achaar (pickle) is great for when you don’t have several days to make a traditional achaar. These Indian pickles add just the right amount of sweet and zesty flavors to any dish. 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. Coriander Tandoori Chicken
This delicious Tandoori Chicken recipe uses a classic, vibrant Indian marinade that can be incorporated into many other dishes! Come join Vicky Bhogal in this Grokker Premium Video as she introduces you to her favourite family recipes.
6. Indian Mustard Marinated Sea Bass in Banana Leaf
This stunning fish main course is marinated in Bengali mustard, turmeric and coriander. Its simple, quick and delicious. Marinate overnight and the fish cooks in less than 8 minutes. Join Vineet in this Grokker Premium video as he takes you on a journey to discover Progressive Indian Cuisine.
7. Grilled Cheesy Lamb Chops
Discover Vineet's blend of North and South India with these delicious cheesy lamb chops. Rare in Indian Cuisine, the lamb's marinade is based on oil not yogurt and is brought alive with ginger and garlic. Vineet serves up his lamb chops with curry leaf tossed potatoes. This Grokker Premium video is a part of Vineet's series on progressive Indian Cuisine.
8. Pitla - Maharastrian Comfort Food
Pitla is a wonder food from the State of Maharashtra. It is a vegetarian dish, so ‘down to Earth’ and full of flavor. A little twist on the traditional recipe gives it the WOW factor! Pitla is considered street-food and like a lot of other street-foods, delicious to the core!
9. Indian Savory Tea Time Snack
There is something to be said about all the namkeens (savory snacks) that we can find at a sweet shop or just walk down the Indian store snack aisle. The number of options is mind blowing and enough to make your decision super hard. Every wonder what goes into making them, sounds hard, right? Think again, with the right tools, you can be churning these out like Haldiram’s! They make perfect tea-time snack and are great when you are in a munchy mood. Enjoy!
10. Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet Potatoes (also known as yams) are a nutritious alternative to regular or common potatoes. They are high in fiber and rich in vitamin C, beta carotene, B-complex and iron. Try substituting these baked sweet potato fries with your sandwich or soup instead of potato chips or regular French fries. — guilt free pleasure!