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Recipes can be either vegetarian, non-vegetarian and vegan. Indianrecipes are of all the 3 types. Indian Cuisine consists of a combination of many spices, herbs, vegetables (meat or poultry in non-veg cooking). Each family in each region have its own style of cooking and its own style of including the same kind of ingredients for the same dish thus making it unique for that region or for that culture. Though almost many in India are vegetarians, the invasions right from the Mughals till the British have bought in various cuisines and various kinds of preparations to India. 

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The main or staple ingredient in Indian cuisine are Rice, Wheat, different pulses, lentils, seasonal fruits and vegetables. Though in the olden days, pure ghee is used for frying, people who have become more health and diet conscious have now stopped using it for frying but have started using it in very less quantities. 

Currently there are many brands of sunflower oil and refined oils used to deep fry. Along with it, gingely oil,peanut oil, mustard oils are also used. Coconut oil is used in the western and southern India (especialy in Kerala).

One can find Red Chillies, Mustard seeds, Cumin, Fenu greek, Asafodeita, Rock and powdered salt stored in the spice rack of the kitchen. Many house hold use home made powders and home made pastes for their various day to day cooking. Some of the popular powders are Rasam Powder, Sambar Powder, Garam Masala. Some of the common home made pastes are ginger garlic pastes.

Other dried spices that are stored in the kitchen are cardamom, cinnamon, clove, Bay leaf, Kasuri Methi (dried Fenu Greek leaves.

Fresh items that are always stocked are Coriander Leaves, Curry Leaves, Ginger, Garlic, Green Chillies.

List of all the recipes in an uncategorized manner can be found here. If you want to find a specific recipe based on ingredient or category choose the appropriate section or use the search box. Recipes other than the contest entries are posted here. If you want to participate in the ongoing contest check the current contest which will be updated every now and then, and contribute your recipe in the appropriate page.
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