Category: South Asian Cuisine

South Asian cuisine, also known as Desi cuisine, includes the cuisines from the Indian subcontinent. It has roots in South Asia, including practices taken from the Hindu beliefs practiced by the large population found in the region, alongside influences from neighbouring regions and cultures, particularly from Muslim cultures of the Middle East and Central Asia, such as Persia, the Turkic and Arab countries.
Pork vindaloo and other Goan dishes

Goan Cuisine

Goan cuisine consists of regional foods popular in Goa, an Indian state located along India’s west coast on the shore of the Arabian Sea.

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Lamb Bun Kebab

Bun Kebab

Busy stalls selling bun kabab are a typical sight on the streets of Karachi which come alive at night after locals finish work and need a quick and spicy snack. There are many regional variations to this street food favourite, one of which is the addition of a fried egg or an omelette.

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Chukandar da Salad - Beetroot Salad With Orange Dressing

Chukandar da Salad – Beetroot Salad with Orange Dressing

The delightful combination of earthy beetroot and a splash of citrus make a wonderful side dish for your next grilled chicken meal.

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Momo

Momo is a type of steamed dumpling with some form of filling. Momo has become a traditional delicacy in Nepal, Tibet and among Nepalese/Tibetan communities in Bhutan, as well as people of Sikkim state and Darjeeling district of India.

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Goan Curry Paste

Goan curry paste is a basic, yet essential paste that is used to prepare fish and vegetable curries from Goa.

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Chicken Dopiaza - Chicken Curry with Onions

Chicken Dopiaza – Chicken Curry with Onions

Dopiaza is a South-Asian curry dish. It is prepared with a large amount of onions, both cooked in the curry and as a garnish.

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Mumbai Street Foods

Street Food of Mumbai

Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra, is dominated by Maharashtrian food. Vada Pav is noted as the most popular street food in Mumbai. Other noted street foods in Mumbai include Panipuri, Bhelpuri, Sevpuri, Dahipuri, Sandwiches, Ragda-pattice, Pav Bhaji, Chinese bhel, Idlis and Dosas, all of which are vegetarian.

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Akuri

Akuri – Parsi Style Seasoned Scrambled Eggs

Akuri is a spicy scrambled egg dish eaten in Parsi cuisine of India. Akuri is cooked until almost runny; the eggs are never overcooked. The main flavouring is fried onions and the spices used are ginger, coriander, chopped chillies, and black pepper. Akuri is traditionally eaten with pav or double roti (types of Indian bread).

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Chapli Kebab

Chapli Kebab

The chapli kebab is a popular barbecue and street food throughout Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, especially the city of Peshawar and other parts of Pakistan, as well as eastern Afghanistan. It can be served and eaten hot with naan bread, rice, or in buns and sandwiches such as a bun kebab.

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Aloo Posto - Bengali Potatoes with Poppy Seeds

Aloo Posto – Bengali Potatoes with Poppy Seeds

Potatoes sauteed in a thick coating of poppy seeds is a signature dish from Bengali cuisine.

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Kiri Aluwa Sri Lankan Milk Toffee

Kiri Aluwa – Sri Lankan Milk Toffee

This Sri Lankan toffee has a soft bite, screams of caramelised milk to tantalise your taste-buds, and gives you the crunch of cashew nuts in every bite. Simply delicious!

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Indian Bread

Indian Breads

Indian breads are a wide variety of flatbreads and crêpes which are an integral part of Indian cuisine. Their variation reflects the diversity of Indian culture and food habits.

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About Bihari Cuisine

Bihari Cuisine

Bihari cuisine is eaten mainly in Bihar, Jharkhand, Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bangladesh, Nepal, Mauritius, Fiji, some cities of Pakistan, Guyana, and Trinidad and Tobago as these are they places where Bihari people are present. Bihari cuisine is predominantly vegetarian because traditional Bihar society influenced by Buddhist and Hindu values of non-violence did not eat eggs, chicken, fish and other animal products.

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Baingan Masaledar- Eggplant Masala

Baingan Masaledar – Eggplant Masala

This is a must have while serving biryani of any form, be it chicken, lamb, shrimp or vegetable. Biryani no doubt, is satisfying by itself. But when accompanied with Baingan Masaledar you enter a whole new world that you never want to leave.

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Aloo Gosht Pakistani Beef and Potato Stew

Aloo Gosht – Beef and Potato Stew

This is classic winter comfort food – it’s easy to throw together and will make the house smell wonderful as it simmers, and the warm spices make it a welcome alternative to an everyday beef stew. It’s not exactly a weeknight dish since it has to simmer for a bit, but a pot is great on Friday and it’s even better over the next couple days of the weekend. Feel free to throw in some extra veggies like carrots or chopped spinach!

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Chicken Parmigiana
Chicken parmigiana is a popular Australian and Italian-American dish consisting of a crumbed (breaded) chicken breast topped with pasta (tomato) sauce and mozzarella, Parmesan or provolone cheese.
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