You love Indian food, but you balk at the thought of making it at home.
You don't have the equipment to make it, the ingredients are foreign, and the cooking techniques are complicated. In other words, it’s just too freaking hard.
Umm … not quite!
If you’re new to Indian cooking, you might have been led to believe all of the above. But, like all things unknown, it’s only a matter of knowing.
Once you have gained some basic familiarity with the cuisine, it’s no more difficult to cook a curry than it is to bake a batch of brownies.
Making Indian food at home requires no special equipment or ingredients that are not easily available already. In fact, chances are that you already have them in your kitchen.
Don’t believe me?
Take your coffee grinder, for example. You use it for grinding coffee, but it can just as easily grind spices like cumin, coriander and dry red chillies. You don’t have to go buy a fancy schmancy spice grinder to make curry. Just remember to wash it after grinding spices in it unless you don't mind drinking spice-flavoured coffee;)
Need more examples? Your trusty frypan can double as a griddle for making roti or Indian bread.
If you have an instant pot, it is the perfect piece of equipment for so many Indian dishes which require pressure cooking. The examples are endless...
As for ingredients, the base for most Indian recipes is a masala made of onions, ginger, garlic and tomatoes. And the main three spices used are ground red chillies, turmeric and coriander.
Not very difficult to procure, are they?
Of course, there’s more to it, but you get the drift.
So, where does Indian Ambrosia fit into the scheme of things?
You’ll find new and exciting recipes as well as old and time-honoured ones. Think mouth-watering kormas, kebabs, biryanis, pulaos, vegetables, curries, snacks and desserts. Food that’s bursting with the unique flavours and colours Indian cuisine is known for.
Try one recipe today and see for yourself.
Or, cook a bold and hearty meat dish like mutton korma if the weather is making your insides cold.
Or, if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, make kheer, a luscious and creamy dessert that’s truly divine.
Just pick a recipe that suits your mood. Then go through the step-by-step instructions, browse through the pictures and don’t forget to read the top tips accompanying every recipe.
Each and every recipe that has made it to these pages has been tried and tested, sometimes several times. All you need to do is follow the instructions.
Still waiting? Go on, don your apron, shake the dust off those spice jars and get ready for cooking up a storm of deliciousness!
You don’t have to break your head or the bank to master Indian cuisine.
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