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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Glossary - B

B

  • Bandai: Star Anise
  • Badam: Almonds
  • Barfi / Borfi: Indian sweet made from milk flavored with either saffron, vanilla essence, cocoa, rose water, etc. Sometimes nuts and fresh coconut is added
  • Basmati Rice: Authentic Indian long grained white rice, which has unique nutty flavor. A wide variety of rice dishes are made with Basmati rice like plain steamed rice, pulaos, pilafs, biryanis or just different types of fried rice – which include meat, vegetables, nuts, and even fruits
  • Besan: Chickpea flour
  • Bhaaji/Sabji: Deep-fried vegetable dipped in a seasoned batter – usually made with onion.Bahare: Stuffed
  • Bharta: A spicy vegetable dish, with a pulp like consistency
  • Bhuna or Bhunao: Bhuna is to sauté or stir-fry.
  • Biryani: An elaborate dish made from spiced saffron rice cooked with pieces of lamb, chicken or vegetables. It is usually made on special occasions since it takes a long time to make a biryani, but it is surely worth the effort. It always tastes better the next day since the spices marinate and flavor the meat and rice
  • Bondas or Vadas: Round deep-fried savory snack made in different varieties usually from lentils, potatoes etc. and served with a chutney
  • Brinjal / Begun: Eggplant

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