Nutritional Indian recipes – Varieties of recipes from all over India

Indian recipes are diverse and extraordinary, according to it’s religious beliefs, different climate, culture and availability of ingredients in specific country parts.
Indian food recipe provides a guide to the food of India and every Indian recipe will it’s speciality and inspire you.Different indian food have its variety, tastes and flavors.
The strong flavors in Indian recipes are derived from spices,seasonings and leafy vegetables.That’s why indian recipes have become famous world wide and it is liked by non-Indians too.The perfect mixture of spices and Variety in flavors in Indian recipes and with cooking techniques, has made it a gastronomic delight and it also fulfills day to day requirement for healthy eating.

Every state in India has its own style of preparing recipes. The Indian food is renowned for its delicious gravies,Gravies are generally dairy-based and can include chilies, saffron, and nuts,which has it’s own attraction of taste .
Indian food recipe include vegetarian recipes, non-vegetarian recipes, South Indian recipes, Gujarati recipes, Punjabi recipes and many more recipes.

In Indian cuisine, food is categorized into six tastes – sweetness, sour, salty, spicy, taste of bitterness and astringent.
Most of the spices included in the Indian recipes are used not only for their flavor, but also for their potent medicinal value .In Indian recipes, bread refers to roti, naan and paratha. The Indian roti is thin and flat made of atta (wholewheat) and cooked on a tava, cast-iron griddle or tandoor.
The naan is soft and fluffy, made from maida (plain flour) with a little bit of yeast.Parathas are layered breads rolled out of wheat flour but fried in a little oil or ghee.
The Indian snacks consists of  the famous mouth-watering samosas, aloo tikki, dhokla and bread rolls.

The Non-Vegetarian part of Indian recipes comprises of dishes like tandoori tikkas, kababs, roshan goshts, butter chicken, biryani and much more.
The North Indian recipes different from south Indian recipes as well as others indian recipe.

In North and West India, groundnut oil has traditionally been most popular for cooking, while in Eastern India mustard oil is more commonly used.
In recent decades,sunflower oil and soyabean oil have gained popularity all over India.
Hydrogenated vegetable oil, also known as ghee, is also a popular cooking medium that replaces Desi ghee, clarified butter (the milk solids have been removed).
North Indian recipes are predominated by high use of dairy products; milk, paneer, clarified butter(ghee).
East Indian recipes comprise of desserts as rasgulla, chumchum, sandesh, rasabali, chhena poda and chhena gaja.
Apart from sweets, East Indian recipes are famous for its posta content.

South Indian recipes are based of rice as the staple grain. Sambar and rasam (also called saaru andrasa), a variety of pickles, and the liberal use of coconut and particularly coconut oil and curry leaves are prevalent.In South India, coconut and gingelly oil is common. Curries called Kozhambu are also popular and are typically vegetable stews cooked with spices, tamarind and other ingredients. The dosa, poori, idli, vada, bonda and bajji are typical South Indian favorites.
Western India has three major food groups: Gujarati, Maharashtrian and Goan consisting of rice, coconut, and fish. The hilly regions of the Western Ghats and Deccan plateau regions use groundnut in place of coconut and depend more on jowar (sorghum) and bajra (millet) as staples.
Gujarati recipes are predominantly vegetarian and have a hint of sweetness due to use of sugar or brown sugar.

But at last all Indian food is considered to be incomplete without sweet dishes like gulab jamun, kulfi, gajjar ka halwa, rasgulla, etc.