Indian Cooking Toolkit

If you’re new to Indian cooking and don’t know where to begin, you’ve come to the right place! Don’t be scared off by Indian cooking, spices, or herbs. Indian food is certainly more complicated to make when compared to many other cuisines, but I will guide you, just as I taught my husband Sean, who now cooks a variety of different dishes on his own.

If you’re a pro and already know all about Indian cuisine, there are many fun factoids and historical musings you might find interesting, in addition to recipes you might have been seeking to add to your current repertoire.

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Whether you’re a newbie or a pro at Indian cooking, there are several sections that might catch your fancy to develop or hone your own unique Indian cooking skill set.

I just want to make a couple of Indian dishes, I’m not interested in all the fundamentals!

If you want to just dive into the recipes and get your feet wet, you can go right to Recipes on the home page and learn how to make your favorite dishes.

I’m really interested in learning more about Indian cuisine and what makes it tick!

If you’re interested in learning the fundamentals about spices and herbs, how they go together, and what makes an Indian dish really sing, be sure to visit The Art of Indian Cooking: basic fundamentals and most of all, check out The 5–10–5 Rule for a useful cheat sheet on the aromatics, ground spices, whole spices, and herbs you will need in your kitchen.

I’ve always wanted to take Indian cooking classes, I need the basics!

If you love Indian food and have always wanted to take an Indian cooking class, start with the Indian Cooking 101 step-by-step lessons. The simplest of recipes that are considered “101” level are dishes I make during busy weeknights — simple also often means quick and healthy. Even though I can’t be with you in your kitchen in person, I’ve designed the lessons to help you every step of the way. Of course, you can always ask a question by leaving a comment below or sending us an email.

2 Responses

  1. Jimmy
    Jimmy / 11-9-2012 / ·

    When I married a Filipina, she didn’t know you could make rice without a rice cooker!

    1. bigapplecurry
      bigapplecurry / 11-17-2012 / ·

      Ha! The rice cooker is definitely convenient. For the more interesting rice dishes I always make rice on the stovetop — stay tuned for lots of pulao, pilaf, and biryani recipes to come!

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