The ultimate guide to cook Indian food

India is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. From its golden beaches to its lush green forests, India has something for everyone. And Indian food? Well, it’s no different! With this article, you’ll be well-equipped with recipes and tips on how to cook Indian food like a pro.


Why Indian food?

Indian food is popular all across the world. You no longer have to travel to India or a specialist restaurant in order to enjoy a fantastic curry, not when you can cook it yourself! Indian cooking is so popular partly because of its wide range of spices, which carry such a distinctive and different flavor. Indian food is also very healthy, with lots of vegetables and little meat (in some cases).

Get the right equipment

There is a pretty long list of essential Indian restaurant equipment. That’s why it is so important to have everything you need before starting any Indian cooking. Here are some essentials:

• Wooden spoon for stirring
• Tongs for flipping and serving
• Fish slice for lifting food out of water
• Whisk for mixing ingredients together to form a paste before frying
• Chopping board, sharp knife, peeler to remove the skin from vegetables or fruit. Get these first!
• Cooking utensils like spatulas or tongs are an obvious necessity for cooking, but make sure you have the right ones! Otherwise, many cooking tasks will be more trouble than they’re worth.

Learn the ingredients


There are lots of different types of curry in India, although most can be categorized into one or two basic groups. For example, Chicken Tikka Masala falls into the category of ‘Korma,’ which means it is cooked in a sauce containing yogurt, cream, or coconut milk. That makes it quite heavy compared to other curries, which are lighter and contain tomato-based sauces. If you want to make Chicken Tikka Masala, simply substitute coconut milk for cream or yogurt!

As mentioned before, Indian cooking is very healthy, and the healthiest food of all is vegetarian. Of course, some dishes can include meat or fish – for instance, a Lamb Vindaloo contains lamb, while a lot of chicken curries have a small amount of fish for taste!

Take some lessons

One of the best ways to learn Indian recipes is by taking lessons with an expert! This might cost you some money, but it will save you time and energy. Indian cooking classes are held all across most cities, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to find one near you. Cooking classes are a great way to meet new people who share your passion for Indian cooking.

Find some recipes

There are lots of great Indian recipes online, so have a look around! Although many Indian recipes are similar, they’re all special in their own way. Find an interesting recipe and give it a try! Indian food recipe sites are a great way to learn about Indian cuisine, so check them out. Don’t worry if you mess up the first couple of times. Even professional chefs make mistakes when learning new dishes!

Now that you’ve learned some tips on how to cook Indian food like a pro, why not put this knowledge to the test?

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