If you enjoy eating or cooking Indian food, then you’ve come to the right place! Here on My Heart Beets, I enjoy sharing healthy and delicious Indian recipes. I’ll show you how easy it is to make unique, flavorful dishes!
I’m American (born and raised) but both of my parents are from north India and my husband’s family is from south India. I learned how to cook from my mom and my mom-in-law – between the two of them, I’ve got India covered 😉 On my blog, you’ll find varied recipes – from authentic dishes to original Indian-inspired creations. You can see all of my Indian recipes by clicking here. If you want even more delicious Indian recipes (gulab jamun, rasmali, paneer, dosa, etc) then be sure to check out my eBook: South Asian Persuasion: 100+ Paleo Indian Recipes.
Before you start cooking Indian food, I have put together a shopping guide for you below – once you have the following items, you will be set with a well-stocked Indian pantry.You can purchase these items from your local Indian grocery store or through the amazon links below.
Indian Kitchen Tools:
Amchur Powder (dried mango powder)
Black Salt/Kala Namak
Brown/Black Mustard Seeds
Carom Seeds (Ajwain)
Curry Leaves (I buy fresh leaves and keep them in my freezer)
Fenugreek Leaves (kasoori methi)
Garam Masala and my homemade Meat Masala
Kalonji (Indian Onion Seeds)
Kashmiri Chili (not quite as spicy as cayenne)
White Poppy Seeds
*Note: If you purchase through Mountain Rose Herbs, you can sometimes find spices at discounted prices.