NORTH INDIAN CUISINE
India has is Unity in Diversity-in Weather,Climate, Customes,etc. North India has extreme climates. Summers are hot and winters are cold. There is a plenty of fresh seasonal fruit and vegetable to be had.Indian Food has lot of diversity as its culture. Its geographical position with relation to the rest of the sub-continent means that this region of the country has had strong central Asian influences both in its culture and its food.
Some of the dishes take long hours to prepare as they involve meticulous steps, but once you take a bite, you know you are in for a gastronomic joyride. You also have simple, comfort food such as dal tadka and rajma chawal that hold a favorite spot most people’s hearts. Then with every changing seasons as new local produce hit the markets, one can indulge in dishes such as makki ki roti with sarson ka saag, chaulai ki saag, kanji made from black carrots, arbi ki sabji, gajar ka halwa, and others. It is not without reason when people say that the north Indians take their food seriously.
North Indian breakfast
Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day and is one that simply can’t be missed. The vast world of Indian cuisine offers a countless number of options for breakfast, with every region of the country having its own kind of breakfast. Breakfasts in south India differ from the variety of breakfasts in north India, with every dish having its own kind of taste and variant.
They’re quite simple to make as well, and are perfect to start your day.
A delicious and simple paratha recipe made with the goodness of moong dal.
A mouth-watering chole bhature is common in many households in north India, especially for breakfast.
Parathas stuffed with potatoes are a great way to start the day as they’re nutritious and filling too.
Make this recipe for a great channa masala that you can match with a basket of warm chapattis.
Bajra roti is traditional rajasthani bread enjoyed hot with a subzi made of veggies or paneer. It can also be served with dal or kadhi.
Dal kachori is by far one of the most loved Indian snacks and rightly so. It pairs beautifully with aloo ki sabzi and is ridiculously easy to make.
Save time and take temptation out of the equation by cooking up a hot and spicy combination o eggs, onion, tomatoes and flavorful spices.
Most cooked north Indian recipes
Dal and rice is comfort food for many and we are also big fans of it. Back home whenever we make parippu as a side for rice, it’s always with coconut.
Paneer butter masala:
Paneer butter masala recipe to yield a delicious creamy smooth restaurant style gravy.
Enjoy this creamy chicken dish marinated overnight and then cooked to perfection. Butter chicken will never leave you unsatisfied. Coconut is something that we add to all curries as a habit.
Punjabi egg curry:
Punjabi egg curry recipe made in dhaba style, it is exceptionally good when you are not in mood to cook something elaborate but wish to make quick delicious food. It can be served with roti, plain paratha or flavored rice like jeera rice, biryani rice, pulao, coconut rice.
Kadai paneer gravy:
Indian cottage cheese or partner cooked in onion tomato gravy with kadai masala and no yogurt or cream is used. This dish gets its name karahi or kadhai paneer since it is cooked in a special Indian work called kadai which is one of the most kitchen essentials of Indian.
Hara bhara kabab:
A healthy & delicious Indian vegetarian snack made with spinach, potatoes and green peas. Kabab is a piece of meat or vegetable most commonly char grilled. Rajma kabab, soya kababs & hara bhara are some of the vegetarian kabab that make a perfect snack.
Tandoori aloo tikka:
Grilled baby potatoes in Indian style. Aloo tikka is commonly found on north Indian restaurants menu as a starter. If you have even been fascinated at the taste and aroma of these tandoori aloo tikka then this recipe may be for you.
North Indian lunch recipes
North Indian dinner recipes
Dinner is the main meal of the day, usually served in the early part of the evening.
Paneer butter masala
Punjabi egg curry
Kadai paneer gravy
Hara bhara kabab
Aloo baigan masal curry
North Indian desserts
These desserts may be north Indian in origin but they’re known and loved worldwide. The reason for that is pretty obvious when you taste them.
This delicious dessert consists of dumpling traditionally made of thickened or reduced milk, soaked in rose flavored sugar syrup.
Gaajar ka halwa:
This delicious rich pudding loaded with nuts and dried fruits is well known all over the world. It is normally eaten warm so it tastes really good combined with vanilla ice-cream.
Jalebis are crispy-fried and soaked in sugar syrup.
Ras malai is sweet dumplings made from cottage or ricotta cheese soaked in sweetened, thickened milk delicately flavored with cardamom. Serve it chilled and garnished with silver of dried fruit.
This creamy rice pudding is delicately flavored with cardamom and full of nuts. It’s a great dessert for anytime of the year.
Creamy phirni is a north Indian dessert, delicately flavored with cardmom and saffron. Fruit pulp can be added to this basic recipe for a delicious twist on an already yummy dessert.
Gujia or nuereos with khoya filling:
Made all over India as a festival sweet, gujia or nuereos differ only slightly from region to region. In north Indian states, like Uttar Pradesh, the filling is made with sweetened khoya and nuts.
In comparison to other cuisines of India, north Indian food is richer, where a number of preparations are made in pure desi ghee or doused in fresh cream. North Indian curries usually have thick, moderately spicy and creamy gravies. The use of dried fruits and nuts is fairly common even in everyday foods. North Indians also love dairy, which is clearly evident as no traditional meal is served without chaas, lassi, paneer and milk based desserts like kheer, kulfi. We’re talking hot malpua with decadent rabdi, melt-in-the mouth makhan malai kesar flavored phirni, burfis and more mostly prepared from reduce milk and cream.