Recipes You Can Try at Home to Feel Like You’re in India

Namasté- let us book you an express flight to India while remaining in your dining room. We can help you feel like you are there with these delicious recipes. If you are a fan of

Namasté- let us book you an express flight to India while remaining in your dining room. We can help you feel like you are there with these delicious recipes. If you are a fan of spicy food – or not, I swear that trying these recipes will be worth your time and worth the mouthgasm.

Set aside this everyday bland food and let us taste the traditional Indian curry. This article will go through the not-so-common Indian recipes you will undoubtedly love.

Samosas

Samosa, Food, Snack, Indian, Fried, Meal

How can we talk about Indian dishes without talking about samosas? These delicious savory pastries were traditionally stuffed with curry potatoes, but now, they have been revisited. You can stuff the samosas with cheese, jalapenos, chicken, or even paneer (literally anything that you want as long as it tastes good).

I use pre-made samosas sheets, but you can make your own if you are a little bit more adventurous. Here is a recipe for samosas dough that I find quite easy. I recommend you saute everything together (except the cheese) for the filling and let it cool before stuffing your samosas.

Mango Lassi

Mango Lassi, Indian Food, Indian Kitchen

Do you need a refreshing drink on a hot day? This is for you. Mango Lassi is often served in Indian restaurants. Lassi, in itself, is a drink that varies; it can be sweet or savory; some have mint, some don’t. Mango Lassi is yogurt blended with mango, so a milkshake or smoothie.

You will need a very ripe mango to produce a very smooth milkshake. Put your mango, 1 cup plain yogurt, half cup of milk, sugar (but I prefer to substitute it with honey), and a dash of cardamom in the blender for a minimum of 2 minutes. You may add ice if you want to.

Tandoori Chicken

India, Indian, Indian Food, Chicken

Tandoori chicken is named after the bell-shaped tandoor clay oven that is also used to create naan. 

A marinade of yogurt, lemon juice, and spices is used to tenderize boneless legs and thighs; cut the meat to the bone in multiple places to allow the marinade to penetrate deeply into the flesh. Either a lot of spicy pepper or red food coloring may be added to give the chicken its distinctive red color. Here you can find the recipe for the delicious tandoori chicken; if you do not like chicken, you may replace it with meat, fish, or even paneer.

Kulfi

Mango, Kulfi, Dessert, Ice Cream, Sweet

This is one of my favorite Indian desserts. For this recipe, you will need; 1 can sweeten condensed milk, 1 cup whole milk, 1 cup heavy whipping cream, ¼ cup nonfat dry milk powder, ½ teaspoon ground cardamon, 1 pinch of saffron thread, ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric, and of course your nuts (almonds, cashews, pistachios).

Whisk together the different kinds of milk, whipped cream, cardamom, sea salt, and, if wanted, saffron in a big heavy pot until well combined. Cook, stirring regularly, over low heat until mixture thickens slightly, about 15 minutes. Allowing the water to boil is not a good idea. Remove the pan from the heat. Cool in a small bowl after straining through a fine-mesh strainer. Combine cashews, pistachios, and extract in a mixing bowl. Fill six 4-ounce ramekins halfway with the mixture. Freeze for 8 hours or overnight if covered. Serve with more nuts if desired.

Chai

Chai, Tea, Tea Cup, Coffee Cup, Milk Tea

We all need a good dose of caffeine from time to time, but not all of us love to drink coffee. That’s why there’s tea. That delicious near golden drink awakens us in the most peaceful way possible. At home, it is a tradition to drink tea every morning. It is like we cannot go without it.

I will share with you one of my fave recipes so that you can become addicted to drinking tea, as I am. In a mortar and pestle, you will add cinnamon, clove, cardamom, and black pepper, slightly crush them to release the flavor. Add the spices to boiling water; after a few minutes, add crushed ginger and your milk, you may add your teabag, or if you are not using bags, you may add your tea to the water. Strain everything before serving.

There is a lot to discover about Indian cuisine; give these recipes a try; I promise you will love it and even schedule an Indian dinner night for your friends and family. Let us know in the comments which recipes you will try…

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