Indian cuisine, some of which dates back 5,000 years, is often seen as intimidating and overwhelming due to its unusual ingredients, bold flavors, and intricate cooking procedures. However, most people don’t realize that the everyday cook can easily create traditional Indian dishes as long as they have the right ingredients.
For example, a few classic Indian meals that incorporate common ingredients found in most people’s pantry include:
Modern Indian cooking honors the beauty of the food of India while preserving the character of each region's distinctive style of cooking, and it can be made with ingredients that are used at home every day.
Imran Ali is the chef at Tamarind of London, the sister restaurant to Michelin-starred Tamarind of Mayfair.