Breakfast in India is usually savoury and spicy. It’s a full meal and often versatile, some dishes being suitable for any time of day. 

Here is a selection of the most popular non-alcoholic beverages of India. Chai / Masala tea Let’s start by the most popular beverages of India: chai tea! Chai (pronounced tchai) is a flavoured tea beverage made by brewing black tea with a mixture of aromatic Indian spices and herbs. There is no fixed recipe, Read More

Indian desserts, like the country itself, are colourful and infinitely varied. There are two kinds of desserts in India, those based on milk, like rasgula, rasmalai and burfi, and those based on flour, like gulab jamun, halwa and ladoo. Either way, there’s no stinting on sugar and oil. 🙂 Here is a selection of, Read More

Most Indian breads are flatbreads, made without leavening and cooked on a flat or concave pan called a tava or fried in oil. Bread is a staple of the Indian diet, especially in the North where a meal without chapatis is almost unthinkable. I make a small aside concerning the flours used in India.There, Read More

  Sambar Sambar is a lentil-based vegetable stew or chowder based on a broth made with tamarind and other spices. It is popular in South Indian cuisines, adapted in each to its taste and environment. Sambar is usually served with steamed rice as one of the main courses of both formal and everyday South, Read More

In India the main dish is usually a vegetable, meat, or pulse curry with rice and/or some form of bread. Rice is the typical accompaniment in South India while in the North wheat-based breads such as chapati and naan are more common. Here are a few examples of the infinite variety you can find., Read More

Indians love snacking and there are snack stalls on every street corner. Here are a few examples of the infinite variety you can find.   Chaat Chaat is a term describing savory snacks, typically served at road-side tracks from stalls or food carts. The chaat variants are all based on fried dough, with various, Read More

Indian food without herbs and spices is unimaginable. They are at the heart of every dish. They have been used since ancient times and are mentioned in Hinduism’s oldest sacred scriptures, the Vedas. Most of the numerous spices used in India are grown on the subcontinent. Some are “hot”, others add a delicate flavour, Read More

Dhal, or Daal Dal is the name given to dishes of legumes, but it is also used to refer to legumes. Lentils and legumes in general are an integral part of Indian cuisine. In a country where the population is more than 40% vegetarian (500 million people), these legumes are adding their full of protein, Read More

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