North Indian recipes
North Indian foods
North Indian recipes refer to the recipes from the north Indian states of
Punjab, Utter Pradesh, Kashmir etc. It also
refers to the Mughlai and Avadhi cuisine.
North Indian cuisine is
popular the world over. Many north Indian dishes
are served in the restaurants outside India too.
Though there are many non vegetarian recipes in north Indian cuisine, there is a
variety of popular vegetarian recipes too from all these north Indian states.
North Indians generally consume more wheat based products such as rotis, parathas etc. Most of them like these
flat breads to be served for every meal. They do not like to eat rice the way south Indians do. The rice is
consumed either plain, with dals or it is cooked with vegetables such as in pulav or biryani.
As the weather conditions are different in the south and north Indian states, the produce there is varied.
North Indian states experience more cold weather compared to the hot south Indian states. So traditionally the food
habits and food preferences are different.
Now with lots of people shifting places due to their jobs, availability of ingredients through supermarkets people are
willing to experiment with different kinds of cuisines. Now, some of the recipes given below are made in southern part of
North Indian curries are made by using mainly tomatoes and onions to make gravy. The amount of oil or ghee is
also more. Mostly desi ghee (pure ghee) is used.
Vegetarian North Indian recipes
North Indian roti - bread recipes
Chapati - Chapatti - Chapathi- Indian flat bread
- Indian Flat Bread - made with whole wheat flour.
Punjabi roti with maida (plain flour). North Indian flat bread cooked generally in a tandoor oven, a clay oven.
This Indian no fat / low fat bread is made with Whole wheat flour. Served hot for lunch or dinner.
Potato stuffed whole wheat flour flat bread, a north Indian recipe.
- Indian Flat Bread with fenugreek leaves and whole wheat flour.
Made with whole wheat flour. Serve for breakfast, lunch, dinner. It also be made with maida(plain flour).
- Spinach and whole wheat flour flat bread
North Indian curry recipes
Chana masala - chole
- A potato currry to accompany breads such as chapati, paratha, poori.
North Indian rice recipes
Mumbai tawa pulao - tava pulao
Mumbai's popular street food
How to cook basmati rice
Cooking plain basmati rice.
North Indian Dal - Lentil recipes
North Indian vegetable recipes
Okra / ladies finger recipe - Bhindi ka bharta
North Indian raita recipes
North Indian snack recipes
A popular yogurt based snack recipe. Good for festivals, summer season and as a party dish.
Known as thyir vade - mosaru vade in south Indian languages.
Vegetable samosa is usually made with potatoes and peas.
Aloo tikki - potato patties or cutlet is a kid's favorite recipe.
It is not deep fried and other vegetables can be added to it too.
It may be enjoyed by grown ups too.
North Indian sweet - deserts recipes
Easy To Make Sweet with Carrots and milk. Keeps in fridge for a week.
Besan laddo is made with bengal gram dal flour / chickpea flour. A must for traditional festivals such as Diwali festival.
- Healthy breakfast recipe with broken / cracked wheat.
To make it vegan, use coconut oil / vegetable oil instead of desi ghee.
Mango kalakand is a sweet made with Indian paneer and ripe mangoes.
Ripe fresh mangoes or mango pulp are used. when they are available in plenty in summer season.
Mango kalakand is a Indian milk paneer sweet recipe is a Summer sweet recipe.
- A rava / Semolina / cream of wheat dish. Breakfast / snack / sweet. Known as sajjige, kesari, sanja in Indian languages.
North Indian Drinks recipes
- made with mango, an Indian summer fruit and yogurt as a snack or for breakfast.
When mangoes are not in season, this can be made with mango pulp, store bought or home preserved.
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