Indian cuisine is a melting pot on its own, bringing in recipes and techniques from all regions of the country. Regional cuisine is incredibly varied and depends mostly on what produce, spices and herbs are available locally. But even though that's the case, some Indian food staples are always on the table.
These Indian food bloggers and writers bring us to India without the need of a passport. Their recipes are full of color and their instructions simple enough to understand yet create some complex levels of flavors that your family won't believe you made it at home!
Prerna, author of the award-winning food blog Indian Simmer, is a passionate cook. As she recounts, her love of food is tangled with both the love for her husband and daughter, who she refers to as the butterfly on her blog. As she recreates these authentic Indian recipes, your eyes flicker over every word as your heart starts realizing the story she's telling. More than a cook, Prerna is a master storyteller and her blog posts always leave us craving more. Oh and the photography on this site is a gorgeous display of carefully placed props, messy but delicious looking plates and a touch of family (you can see her daughter's little hands in just about very recipe). Her chicken curry is now on our must-make list! Prerna is also the author of The Everything Indian Slow Cooker Cookbook, which is packed with quick and flavorful recipes that even a novice cook can accomplish!
Author of Miss Masala: Real Indian Cooking for Busy Living, Mallika Basu is the creator of the food blog Quick Indian Cooking. And although it's not very common to read the words "quick" and "Indian" in the same sentence, Mallika provides her readers with simplified methods and techniques for the authentic ways. We're loving her technique for bandh gobhi massallam (creamy whole roasted cabbage). Since cabbage is not usually seen in many recipes (except for stuffed cabbage rolls), this recipe showcases another great way to use it up, especially since many of us are getting them in our CSA boxes!
Born and raised in Mumbai, India, and now based out of the U.K., Maunika is the Indian chef and food writer behind the blog Cook in a Curry. Her goal is to showcase that Indian cuisine is more than curries and her recipes do just that! She travels through the regions of Indian constantly in search of new spices, techniques and local recipes. Need an Indian-inspired dessert? This shahi tukra (Indian bread pudding with saffron syrup, cardamom and almonds) sounds perfect for the holidays!
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