6 Great Spicy Indian Dishes

It is well known that Indians love food that is spicy. We may pant and sweat while eating but we can’t stop our cravings for spicy food. In this article, we have assembled India’s spiciest dishes.

  1. Pork Vindaloo

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This dish originated in Goa, India. This dish uses heavy amounts of vinegar and pork is used due to influence of Portuguese culture. Pork Vindaloo has many variations in its recipe. Sometimes it is served with lamb or chicken and mixed with potatoes. Maybe that’s why, the word aloo is included in the name of the dish (as aloo is the hindi version of ‘potatoes’)

Pork Vindaloo Recipe

  1. Laal Maas
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Rajasthan is a state filled with vegetarian dishes. But the only non-vegetarian dish that has become so popular is laal maas. The dish is prepared from red meat and is a real test for your taste buds. This mutton curry has a thick gravy which is made with a sauce of curd combined with hot spices like red chillies.

Laal Maas Recipe

  1. Chicken Chettinad

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Chettinad is from Tamil Nadu cuisine. It is very spicy and aromatic Indian dish. Chicken Chettinad uses a no of spices for its preparation. The dish is hot and contains fresh ground masalas. It is topped with boiled egg, which is very important part of the meal. Besides chicken, the other meats used include fish, prawn, lobster, crab and lamb.

Chicken Chettinad Recipe

  1. Rista
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This lamb meatball curry is prepared in a special manner with red chili powder. It also contains other spices. The meat used in this dish is prepared by pounding with wooden hammers on a wooden base. The fennel seeds make the flavor different from other red curries.

  1. Chicken 65

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This dish gets its flavor from red chilies. Although the recipe can vary according to ingredients. Chicken 65 is a deep fried dish that is spicy and it originated from Chennai, India. It is a tasty starter and a great snack.

Chicken 65 Recipe

  1. Kolhapuri Chicken

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Kolhapur is a place, well known for its spices. The Kolhapuri chicken is exotic, hot and spicy. The dish goes well with crispy and light jwarichi bhakari or naan.

Kolhapuri Chicken Recipe

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5 Easy and Delicious Indian Gravies

Indian dishes are rich in gravies. You may have heard that cooking Indian gravies is difficult and there are a lot of masalas that you need to add. But it is not so. In this article, we will make it easy for you to get a hang of 5 gravy recipes. These gravies can be used with anything including fried potatoes, mixed vegetables, mutton, chicken or egg. It will be a treat for your taste buds.

  1. Onion-Tomato Gravy

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This gravy forms the base for most curries throughout India. Whatever be the name of the dish, be it butter chicken, chettinad chicken, butter paneer masala, or egg curry. If you master the recipe of this gravy, you can make up to 80 percent of Indian sabjis. Use this gravy to make simple and tasty Matar Paneer. This gravy can also be used to make chole and duma loo.

  1. Brown Onion Gravy

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This is a wonderful gravy that is finger-licking good. If you make this gravy it will surely win hearts. If you add mutton pieces to this gravy and some saunf powder, you will get Kashmiri Mutton Roganjosh. If you are a vegetarian, then simply add paneer, koftas or vegetables.

  1. Palak Gravy

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It is well known that you can make palak paneer using this gravy. But you can try new things with this gravy. For a start you can add boiled chana to it to make chana palak. You can also pour this gravy on cooked mutton or chicken. What you get is Mutton Palak, which is a great recipe.

  1. Goan Gravy

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What’s great about the goan curry is that coconut milk can be added to it. This gives this curry a wonderful coconut taste. There are other variants of this curry like the red and green versions. The red version of this curry is used in popular dishes like Goan Fish Curry or Goan Prawn Curry. You can also add egg in place if Fish or try adding Okra (Lady-finger) to the gravy.

  1. Salan

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Hyderabadi cuisine is incomplete without Salan. Different kinds of Salan are prepared frequently and are eaten with steamed rice. One of the famous dish is Mirch ka Salan but it is difficult to take out the seeds of chilies. Sometimes, Hyderabadis replace chilies with small fried brinjals, thus giving you delicious Bagara Baingan. You can also add eggs, to get Ande ka Salan. You can also add fried okra or chicken in place of eggs.

10 Must-Have Indian Chicken Recipes

When cooked in Indian style, Chicken becomes a great treat for anyone who is into non-veg. Indian cooking has a unique combination of herbs and spices. Chicken is a very versatile ingredient and when you cook it, you can try a lot of things. It is also very good for your health. Our body can benefit with 30 different nutritional values that are found in just 100 grams of chicken. It is a great source of lean and low fat protein. It also contains selenium, which has anti-cancer properties.
We have assembled some interesting chicken recipes for you that we are sure you will like. Let us explore them.

1. Chicken Tikka Masala

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This dish is loved by all and is the most ordered meal around the globe. Did you know that this Indian dish originated in UK??

Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

2. Butter Chicken

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The chicken is marinated overnight and then it is roasted and cooked in tomato puree, masalas and cream.

Butter Chicken Recipe

3. Chicken Do Pyaaza

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This dish is prepared with double quantity of onions when compared to regular curry. This is a favourite Punjabi dish made with garam masala, kasoori methi, ginger garlic, spices and cream. The onions used in the dish give it sweetness and it is balanced by the spices used in the dish.

Chicken Do Pyaza Recipe

4. Chicken Xacuti

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This dish originated in Goa. This spicy curry contains chunks of chicken that are cooked in a mix of flavours like cashews, coconut and white poppy-seeds.

Chicken Xacuti Recipe

5. Kashmiri Chicken

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This chicken curry uses a good amount of tomatoes and also uses good amount of spices that give it great flavour. Large chunks of chicken are used traditionally in Kashmir but you can use any size according to your needs.

Kashmiri Chicken Recipe

6. Chicken Mulligatawny Soup

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This is better than the lentil soup as it contains pieces of chicken and a combination of garlic, ginger and chilly. A lots of toppings can be added as you like.

Chicken Mulligatawny Soup Recipe

7. Chicken Korma

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Chicken Korma is basically from North India. The meaning of Korma is “braised” in English. It’s a soft spiced curry with meat and vegetables added to it. This dish originated in the royal Mogul court 400 years ago.

Chicken Korma Recipe

8. Kerala Chicken Curry

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This chicken curry is very special. Although most homes make this dish, the recipe may vary. Although the ingredients are too many but it is very easy to make. It tastes better the next day i.e. you can keep it in the fridge for one day and then serve.

Kerala Chicken Curry Recipe

9. Chicken 65

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One of the best starter recipe of India, chicken 65 can be easily prepared at home. The secret behind the recipe is the sautéing of fried chicken and the use of spiced yogurt.

Chicken Curry Recipe

10. Chicken Chaap

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Photo Courtesy: foodnculture

Its one dish that can never be missed. It comes from Bengali cuisine and is a treat for your taste buds. It is said that Chicken Chaap was a part of Awadhi cuisine and the Nawabs of Bengal brought this dish along with other dishes to Bengal.

Chicken Chaap Recipe

Amazing Indian Food Facts

Food is one of the most important thing in life (at least in my life). We can discuss about food for hours and hours. India is a country rich in food. There are a lot of interesting things about Indian food that can be explored.

In this article we will explore the history of Indian food & dishes. There are some unknown facts about Indian food that you will surely find awesome.

  • India Is A Land Of Spices
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India is a country with a large variety of spices. No other country produces so many types of spices. When we talk about production of spices, India is at the top.

  • Saffron Came To India due To Greek, Roman & Arabs

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Saffron was introduced to India by Greek, Roman and Arab traders. These traders introduced a lot of foreign flavors in Indian cuisine.

Try the Indian Saffron Rice recipe>>>Saffron Rice

  • Potatoes, Chilly & Tomato was brought by Portuguese
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The most common ingredients of Indian Food like potato, chilly and tomato were brought to India by Portuguese.

Try the recipe of Garlicky Chilly Potato>>>Garlicky Chilli Potatoes

  • Earlier Indians Used Fruits For Sweetening The Food

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Before Portuguese came, Indians used to make use of Honey, Sweet fruits for adding sweet flavor to dishes. When Portuguese hit the Indian shores, they taught many things including refining of sugar from sugarcane.

  • Chicken Tikka Masala Invented In Glasgow, Scotland
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Chicken Tikka Masala, which is a favorite Indian dish originated in Glasgow, Scotland.

Try the recipe of Chicken Tikka Masala>>>Chicken Tikka Masala

  • In 1960 First Indian Restaurant Opened In USA
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Indian dishes are very popular throughout the world. The first Indian restaurant was opened in USA in 1960 and within five decades the number of Indian Restaurants in USA has reached 80,000. This shows their affinity for Indian food.

  • Only Few Types Of Food Known In Earlier Times

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In Ancient India, only a limited type of food was consumed. After many years Indian developed different kinds of dishes and ways of eating. Now, the world wants to explore Indian cuisine.

  • Indian Food Has 6 Tastes: Sweet, Bitter, Salty, Astringent, Sour & Spicy
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Just like India is a land of diversity, there is a diverse range of tastes like sweet, bitter, salty, spicy and astringent. Although chilly came from different countries, it is heavily produced in India.

  • Major Greys Pickle

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Pickle is a popular side dish for most of the Indians. Indian pickle was heavily liked by Britishers during their rule. They even came up with a brand of Indian pickles named Major Greys which is a very popular brand today.

  • Classification Of Indian Food

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Indian food has been categorized into Saatvic(fresh vegetables and juice), Raajsic(oily and spicy food) & Taamsic(Meat and liquor). Saatvic food helps you in getting to higher states of consciousness. Raajsic food is the foundation of activity and motion and Taamsic food leads to negative feelings.

Tandoori Chicken: A dish loved by all.

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Whether you are new to Indian food or have already dived into its variety of experiences, this one is a dish for everyone. Even if you don’t know anything about Indian food or are not sure about it, this one will surely make you fall in love with it.
Today we will talk about one of the most favorite dish of Indian cuisine, “Tandoori Chicken”. It is one of the jewels of Indian food. Tandoori Chicken is a staple food in almost all the regions of India and is loved by all. The name of the dish contains “Tandoori” which signifies its preparation in a “Tandoor”, a kind of Oven. Tandoors are made from clay and are large drum like ovens. When they are heated with wood or charcoal, they can reach very high temperature of 800-1000 degree Fahrenheit. Due to high temperature, the surface of the meat gets cooked very fast and all the juices are sealed inside.
It needs to be marinated with yogurt and spices which gives it its unique flavor. The spices used can be found easily but you can use Garam Masala which is an aromatic spice mix. It is found in most of the grocery shops.
If you want to know more about Chicken Tandoori visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tandoori_chicken
For a simple and tasty recipe visit: http://www.tastyfix.com/video/tandoori-chicken-3