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10 Shellfish-Free Indian Recipes

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. Warming Keema Minced Lamb with Garam Masala & Cinnamon
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This keema minced lamb is absolutely perfect for the cold winter months to warm you up with its lightly spiced and complex flavors. Traditionally the peas are added to give the dish a wonderful sweetness, but you can make it plain or add what you prefer, such as diced peppers, sweetcorn or mushrooms. Fresh, hot, and quick, it is an easy supper and the leftovers are also great on top of a steaming, buttery, baked potato. 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. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Tamarind Chutney
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This wonderful fresh chutney is packed with the delicious flavor of tamarind, fresh cilantro, and Vicky's secret ingredient tomato ketchup. 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.
7. 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.
8. Quick Indian Yogurt Dip, Dessert, and Smoothie
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9. Easy Pan Pickle
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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.
10. 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.
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