My recipes are designed so that you can feel free to be creative and make variations according to your taste. Indian cooking is geared for flexibility. It is not necessary to stick rigidly to a recipe as you can always increase or lessen any spice according to taste. You can always adjust the salt, pepper and sourness to your taste.
To guide you in your experimentation, I make suggestions as to what you can add or substitute and where and when it is best to make these changes. Everybody has different taste preferences, so feel free to follow the recipes as shown or to make changes as you wish. With each change you make, you can create new recipes. For example, different vegetables and fruits are available at different times of year, so you may choose those based on seasonal availability.
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Here are a list of common grains and spices that are used in Indian cooking: