Top 13 Best Indian Recipes To Learn And Cook As An Indian Chef

1. Rogan Josh

It is one of the signature dishes of Kashmir. Robust with varied spices, the dish is cooked with the aroma of fennel seeds, garam masala, bay leaves, turmeric and is indeed a celebration of all senses. A delicious dinner party option, Rgan Josh can be best paired with butter naan or paratha.

2. Butter Chicken

This gorgeous plate is the reason every Punjabi takes pride in his food. Chunks of chicken marinated overnight in yogurt and a beautiful mix of spices, served with a dollop of melting cream or butter on top. A perfect dinner party recipe, this North-Indian style chicken recipe is made throughout the country with equal zest.

3. Bhapaa Aloo

A stunner of a recipe, this one gets the Bengali flavours just right. Bhapaa is the Bengali word for steamed and this bengali recipe is exactly what it means. The humble potato tossed in local flavours of panch phoron (five spice powder), coconut paste and mustard oil, steamed to perfection. You can simply say this is a vegetarian version of Bhapaa Maach, just the fish has been replaced with baby potatoes. Simple yet satisfying!

4. Banjari Gosht

Experience authentic Rajasthani flavours with this exquisite blend of yogurt and juicy mutton pieces.This is an easy Indian mutton recipe that you can prepare in about an hour with our step by step process. Serve with rice or any Indian bread at a dinner party. This is also a great recipe for festival get-together during Eid or Diwali.

5. Chicken Stew and Appam

This stunning dish comes straight from the hidden treasures of God's own country, Kerala. Chicken stew is a popular dish there as a traditional Easter dish and specially among the Christian families for breakfast or brunch. Chunks of chicken bathed in a beautifully spiced and dreamy coconut gravy with soft-centered appams, a southern-style rice pancake.

6. Kakori Kebab

A famous Nawabi recipe from Lucknow passed down through generations. It derives its name from the city of Kakori on the outskirts of Lucknow. It is made with the finest meat of the lamb and a few spices. These kebabs are soft and tender, served best with coriander chutney.

7. Hyderabadi Biryani

It's the perfect choice for foodies who prefer having their rice with spice, interspersed with tender peaces of meat or chicken. Hyderabadi Biryani is a dish from down the south but spread all across the country and even abroad. Cooked in 'dum style', it's layered with fried onions and mint, serve at dinner parties with a cold raita.

8. Dhokla

A popular Gujarati snack, Dhokla is a steamed cake made from gram flour and channa dal is one of the best things to come out of Gujarat. You can serve dhokla for breakfast as well as a light snack in the evening along with a cup of tea. A recipe that is steamed and made in just 30 minutes, using besan with a colorful, chili tempering is sure to set your taste buds racing!

9. Sali Boti

This one is a an ideal example of the Parsi's need to mix hot and sweet. Succulent mutton chunks are cooked in tomatoes, onions, jaggery and vinegar. It reeks of bold flavours like turmeric and ginger, and is best served hot with fried potato snacks.

10. Idli Sambhar

This glorious steamed rice pancake with innumerable health benefits has made its way through generations. Idlis are about 2-3 inch wide, fluffy and can be relished for breakfast, lunch, snacks or dinner along with some finely ground coconut chutney and a hot steaming bowl of sambhar.

11.Dal Makhani

A luscious, creamy dal recipe loaded with butter, Dal Makhani is one of the classics! It is an absolute favorite recipe that can easily be cooked to perfection at home. You will find this dal recipe in almost every Indian restaurant but with this easy step by step recipe you can make this at home and serve with naan, paratha or accompany with some cooked rice.

12. Khichdi

A comfort food, khichdi is the lightest, most easiest recipe to relish. Topped with dollops of ghee, khichdi is perfect to cook on a lazy weekend lunch or when you are too tired to cook dinner on a weekday. This step by step recipe of khichdi has split green gram(moong dal) and rice come together beautifully for a one-dish meal, complete with all the nutrients.

13. Kheer

Saving the best for the last! Kheer is the quintessential Indian dessert that is made on festivals and special occasions in almost every Indian home. It is delicious, light and easy to cook. This kheer recipe is a low fat makhana kheer, that can even be consumed during the fasting season of Navratri or if you are on a low fat diet. So no more resisting on your sweet cravings with this low fat makhana kheer!

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