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India is known for its unique blend of dishes. The main  course dishes of India vary from region to region. The foods reflect the perfect blend of rich cultures of the country. The south Indian foods are marked for the use of coconut, tamarind, spices and rice. Rice dishes are prevalent in Eastern India cuisines. North India foods reflect the strong influence of Central Asia. On the other hand, Western Indian main course dishes include large variety of pulses and pickles. The articles mentioned below, discusses about lip-smacking main course dishes that can be prepared on Father's day.

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    Tasty Dishes Which You Can Prepare On Father's Day 2011

    Over the years, Father’s Day, has gained prominence throughout the world as this special day is celebrated with great pomp and show. With Father’s Day just a few weeks away, you must have started preparing for the celebration. You can do a lot of things to make your father feel special on this day. If you are staying outside the country, you can send gifts to India through various online gifting portals. is a renowned e-gifting site that helps the global Indians to send gifts to India on different occasion and festivals. The site helps to send gift to India from US and other various countries. However, if you are staying with your dad, you can do something like taking him out for a movie or dine together in his favorite restaurant. Whatever your preparations are, you can spice up the celebration of Father’s Day by preparing tasty dishes which your father will surely love to gorge in. In the following, recipes of different dishes are mentioned which you can prepare on Father’s Day. Aloo peas kurma Ingredients 2 potatoes sliced into cubes 1 medium sized onion 1 cup of cooked peas 1 medium sized tomato 2 tsp of ginger, garlic paste  1 tsp Mustard seeds 2 tsp chilli powder 1 tsp of garam masala half tsp of turmeric powder 6 tsp of oil 1 cup of coconut milk Salt Coriander leaves Method Heat the oil in a pan Pour the mustard seeds in the pan Add the sliced onions when the mustard seeds begin to crackle Cook till the color of the onions turn to light brown Now add the paste of ginger and garlic and the sliced tomatoes Cook well to separate the oil from the mixture After that add turmeric and chilli powder Add the potatoes and salt and mix well Now add the cooked peas, coconut milk and water and leave to boil Cover it for 5 minutes Use the coriander leaves for garnishing This delicious dish is best enjoyed with roti, rice, naan or Parattah. Kalimirch Baingan Recipe  Ingredients Half kg of either small or medium sized aubergine or eggplants Half tsp of powdered pepper powder Half tsp of turmeric power Oil Salt Coriander leaves for garnishing Method After cleaning the eggplants in water, chop them and keep in salted water for about 20 minutes Heat oil in a pan and when it becomes hot pour the sliced eggplants Cook the eggplants on medium heat for 4-5 minutes. Add black pepper powder and turmeric powder with the eggplants Then cook the eggplants on low heat till they become soft At last add salt and garnish with the coriander leaves. This dish is best enjoyed with bread or rotis Chana Pulao Ingredients 2 cups of boiled chickpeas(chana or kabuli chana) 1 tsp ginger garlic paste 1 cup rice 2 onions Half cup curd 1 tomato Half tsp of caraway seeds (shahjeera) 2 green chilies 1 black cardamom 1/2  mace strands 2 small green cardamom 1 bay leaf cinnamon 2 cloves 2 tbsp of warm milk Saffron strands Half cup sliced of coriander and mint leaves 1 tbsp ghee Salt Method After boiling the chickpeas, keep it in water overnight and then pressure cook for 4-5 whistles Slice the onions, chillies, tomatoes, coriander leaves and mint leaves Smoothen the curd Then in warm milk soak the saffron Heat the ghee in pressure cook Break the caraway seeds Then add cardamons, cinnamon, mace, bayleaf and cloves and fry Add onions to the garam masala and cook till it turns golden brown After that add the paste of ginger and garlic and cook well Add the green chillies and the chopped tomatoes After cooking the mixture for a minute, add the basmati rice and cook well  for 1 minute Now add the saffron and milk mixture, cur and mix well Add the coriander and mint leaves and the boiled chickpeas and pour 1.5 cup water Add salt and pressure cook the entire thing Chana Pulao is best enjoyed with pickle, papad and veg salad. So, prepare these dishes for your father and give him a mouthwatering treat on Father’s Day.