If you’re a foodie, you’ve probably had to get a licence to buy and eat in the country.
But there’s a big change in the laws as well, with new rules for imported food coming into effect in the autumn.
And as more of us get to taste our favourite food on the British mainland, it’s only right to start thinking of what we can do to make our own tasty, healthy Indian food in our own homes.
What is a home-made Indian food?
Home-made food The best home-cooked Indian food is made from ingredients sourced from local or regional markets, such as coconut flour, rice flour, saffron, cumin and cinnamon, according to the Indian Food and Drink Federation (IFDF).
The majority of the Indian food on offer at Indian restaurants and bars is made in the home, from the most basic ingredients like rice flour to the more exotic ones like chutneys and spices.
In a recent report, the IFDF said that India’s food culture is a mix of traditional recipes and the more modern and innovative recipes created by the growing global food trade.
So if you’re in India, you should probably start making your own Indian food at home.
And there are many simple, healthy recipes to try.
Here are some simple recipes that you can try in your home to get you started.
Indian curries Image copyright PA Image caption Indian curd curd is one of the most popular Indian curds to cook in the States, but many people prefer to make their own versions with cashews and other ingredients, says the IFDF article You’ll find Indian currants at most Indian restaurants, but you can also get them at most grocery stores, and even on Amazon.
Here’s a typical recipe for a curry: 1 tbsp curry powder 1 tbsp ground coriander 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1/4 tsp turmeric 1/8 tsp garam masala 2 tbsp coconut flour 2 tsp oil for frying 3 eggs 2 tbsp yogurt 1/3 cup water to soak 3 tbsp butter for frying (optional) To make curd: Heat oil in a pan and add the curry powder.
Cook the curry until the curry is fragrant and the colour turns to golden brown.
Add the corianders and the cumin, cook for another minute.
Add all the other spices, oil and the eggs and stir to combine.
Add water, bring to the boil, cover and cook for 15 minutes.
Add yogurt, water and the curry and stir well to combine, adding more water if needed.
Taste and add more water to taste.
Add salt if you like, and serve with rice or vegetables.
If you’d like to make your own curd, add some salt and oil to a small pan and cook it over a low heat, stirring frequently, until it turns golden brown and fragrant.
This will make a rich and thick curd.
The Indian curdies can be made on a regular basis, but they can also be made ahead of time and stored in a cool, dry place in the fridge for up to a week.
To make curry with cashew curd : Place all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until the ingredients are finely chopped and the curd resembles coarse cream.
Add in the yogurt, eggs, water, butter and a pinch of salt.
Season to taste and serve over rice or lentils.
Indian lentils Image caption Many people have started making Indian lentils from scratch, says one local, and it is a popular Indian food, says a local source of information source BBC News article If making your favourite Indian food out of scratch is not your thing, you can buy the seeds from a local orchard and use them to make a small batch of Indian lentil curry.
To get the lentils ready to cook, first boil a medium sized amount of water for five minutes.
Then add the seeds, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
You can also cook the lentil in a large frying pan on low heat until the lentiles turn translucent and start to turn golden brown, about 20 minutes or until the water has been absorbed.
The lentils should be served with some fresh coriand rice, chopped spinach or any other vegetables.
To cook the curry in a skillet, put a small amount of oil in it, add a little oil and stir the lentile mixture around.
Cook it over medium heat until it’s cooked through and the lentiled sauce is thickened, about five minutes longer.
Add more oil if necessary.
Serve with some chopped green chilies and a little salt.
To serve with the lenti, you’ll want to add a few slices of tomato or another green leafy vegetable, chopped finely, with some grated ginger and a sprinkle of salt to taste, and a small portion of the lentili sauce on top.
Bakhi masala curry, also known as bakhi or sweet and sour curry,