What are some tips and tricks for cooking Indian food when you have no experience?
make sure you have the spices and powders you will need the most basic are turmeric pwd, chili pwd, a good garam masala, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds and powder, curry leaves, desiccated coconut, coconut milk, and fresh vegetables.
Indian food generally doesn't work well with frozen veg with very few exceptions. many Indian cooking websites have simple recipes that are designed for beginner cooks and have videos that show how to make them.
these are 2 that I use regularly both have good videos that show all the steps. Some don't show every step and that can make it very hard for beginners. Enjoy learning how to cook Indian food!