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. Warming Keema Minced Lamb with Garam Masala & Cinnamon
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. Smoky Marinated Prawns
These delicious prawns are marinated in a zesty mix of lime and ginger, and then smoked in a unique traditional Indian method. Tangy, smoky, and delicious, these prawns are the perfect dish for a barbecue during the warm summer months. 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. Indian Smoky Charred Stuffed Peppers
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.
5. Paneer Bites
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.
6. 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!
7. How To Make An Indian PANI for Pani Puri
An all time favorite in the chaat category is Pani Puri (aka Gol Guppas or Puchkaas). You can’t have Puri without the Pani. It is a mix that has depths of flavor. So when you put a Pani Puri in your mouth, it’s a burst of different levels of unbelieveable flavor. A lot of the ingredients are to taste and you can make it spicer or milder. After a round of Pani with the Puris, make sure you have some pani by itself – absolute bliss!