Welcome to Easy Indian Cookbook, where you'll find simple and delicious recipes with an Indian flair! Discover the convenience of wholesome and nourishing Indian cuisine with my recipes, crafted to be quick and hassle-free. So join me on this culinary journey, and let's create delicious, homemade meals that celebrate the vibrant and diverse flavors of India!
Food for Fast (Vrat ka Khana)
Fasting is a common tradition in India, typically observed during religious festivals such as Mahashivratri, Navratri, or Kali Puja. During fasting, only certain foods or ingredients are allowed, for example, fruits, milk and dairy products, sabudana, and specific grains like buckwheat. The foods or ingredients that are not allowed in preparing the vrat/fasting food are common grains like wheat and rice, meat, eggs, onion, garlic, etc.
With the arrival of spring, it's the perfect time to celebrate the season with vibrant and healthy dishes. These recipes are not only visually appealing but also packed with fresh flavors and ingredients that complement the warmer weather.
Indian New Year Recipes
The Indian New Year marks the beginning of spring and is celebrated across the country with different names and traditions. Also known as "Varsha Puranam" or "Nav Varsh" in Sanskrit, it is a traditional Hindu festival that marks the beginning of the Hindu lunar calendar. In South India (Karnataka, Andhra, and Telangana), it is known as Ugadi or Yugadi, while in Maharashtra, it is called Gudi Pawdi. North Indians celebrate it as Chaitra Navratri, and Bengalis call it Poila Baisakh. Food is an essential part of these celebrations, and people prepare and share sweet and savory dishes. I am sharing a selection of some delectable dishes which I hope will add to the festive spirit of the Indian New Year and make your celebrations even more special.
New to Easy Indian Cookbook? See what our readers love the most.
If you're short on time during busy days or weeknights, one-pot meals are the perfect solution. These dishes can be prepared in under 30 minutes, with minimal effort and cleanup required. Not only are they flavorful and wholesome, but they're also incredibly delicious, making them a win-win for anyone looking for a quick and easy meal.
More one-pot meals →
See what's cooking in our kitchen.
- How to Reheat Naan - The Ultimate Guide
- Can You Freeze Naan Bread? Easy Guide on how to Freeze Naan
- What to Serve with Naan - 15 Best Recipes
- Mohanthal (Traditional Gujarati Recipe)
- Vegetable Fried Rice (Indo-Chinese Recipe)
- Millet Dosa Recipe
- Mom's Besan Ladoo (Besan Laddu Recipe + Video)
- Ragi Rotti (Finger Millet Flatbread)
Looking for something specific?
Breakfasts you will love
Start your day with these healthy and nutritious breakfast recipes.
More breakfast recipes →
Follow these easy recipes to make delicious snacks in a jiffy.
More snacks recipes →
Desserts you will love
These delicious and easy desserts are a perfect way to finish your meals.
More easy desserts →