10 Irresistible Indian Dishes

In this article, we give you some of the best veg foods that you will love. These Indian vegetarian recipes are liked by all. You should try all of them.

  • Malai Kofta
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This dish is perfect for special times. Malai Kofta is a perfect vegetarian substitute for meatballs. This is one dish that everyone in the party would enjoy. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2k7Wh2T

  • Palak Paneer
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This is a favourite North Indian dish of India. Palak Paneer is a pure veg recipe. It has no garlic or onions. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2hXqMLk

  • Rajma
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Rajma is a popular dish that is very tasty. It tastes great when served with plain rice. Rajma tastes great when served alongside plain rice. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2iV3yWP

  • Matar Paneer

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Matar Paneer is best served with Naans, Parathas, Paneer and Jeera Rice. Matar Paneer contains chunks of Paneer dipped in a delicious gravy. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2jSN1Cm

  • Kaali Daal

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Kaali Daal, which is also known as Ma Ki Daal is very tasty and delicious. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2kji8rb

  • Chole

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Chole is a crowd pleaser that is piping hot and is best consumed with bhatooras/pooris. This dish is perfect for spicy food lovers. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2j4Nrkk

  • Bhindi Ki Subzi

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This dish can be prepared very quickly. Bhindi Ki Subji is best enjoyed with chapatis/parathas. When you combine this dish with Rajma, it gives you a perfect meal. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2jgQrh2

  • Aaloo Paratha

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Aaloo Paratha is best taken with pickle, chutney and chilled yogurt. Aloo parathas taste great with fresh, thick cream, home-made butter. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2k7SlyK

  • Hara Bhara Kabab

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Hara Bhara Kabab is a tasty dish for vegetarians and is a perfect alternative to kababs. Hara Bhara Kabab is filled with healthy spinach which gives it green colour. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2jPYySh

  • Lehsuni Daal

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Photo Courtesy: The Lady 8 Home

Lehsuni Daal is simple yet tasty. It is prepared with masoor daal. It is a staple dish of India. It is best consumed with rice, vegetable or a meat dish. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2joCiMe

Delicious Winter Recipes

Whenever winter arrives, you indulge yourself in different kinds of seasonal dishes. In this season, the markets are filled with different root vegetables, leafy greens and tubers which are filled with goodness of nature. In India, we wait for winters eagerly to make favourite dishes like gajar ka halwa that is cooked with red carrots. You can also try ghee-filled mooli parathas.

Every region has its own speciality. For one, Undhiyo, which is a vegetarian dish is made with the help of turnips, flat beans, raw banana, yam, potatoes and green garlic. There are many heart warming winter delicacies like beetroot kebab, matar pulao, rasam, mooli kofte and avial.

If you want to know how to cook these delicious seasonal veggies, we have collected the following 10 recipes for winter.

1. Sarson da Saag

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This is one of the best Punjabi dish. It is best consumed with Makki di Roti. Sarson da Saag is a stew-like dish that is made of mustard green.

2. Gajar ka Halwa

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Gajar ka Halwa is one of the most popular desserts of India. It is really irresistible. The dish, which originated in Punjab is a delight for winter season. Grated nuts, carrots and sugar are stirred and cooked together.

3. Undhiyo

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Undhiyo is an authentic Gujarati dish which is very flavourful. The fried winter vegetables and chickpea dumplings are mixed with spicy masala.

4. Shalgam ki Sabzi

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Pieces of turnip are cooked with everyday flavours that can be easily combined with roti and rice. Try the recipe of Shalgam ki Sabzi.

5. Beetroot Kebab

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These beetroot and tofu kebabs are filled with energy. These kebabs are full of antioxidants and have less calories.

6. Dal Palak Ka Shorba

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Dal Palak Ka Shorba is of thinner consistency and is a great way to start the meal. It is a comfortable and warm dish and is filled with goodness of spinach, lentils, ginger-garlic and spices. The seasoning should be done with cream and lime.

7. Bharwan Gobhi

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Cauliflower flowers are made pale and filled with khoya and cheese. They are coated with thick batter of besan and are deep fried to golden colour. Try the recipe.

8. Mooli ke Kofte

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These fried balls are made with spices and radishes that are grated. They are dipped in a spicy gravy. Try the recipe.

10 Delicious Chicken Curry Recipes

Indian food is made up of beautiful mix of spices and herbs. In this article, we share with you 10 popular Indian chicken recipes.

Tender pieces of chicken mixed in a tasty gravy. It gives you an enticing aroma that cannot be ignored. Chicken curry is a favourite dish of everyone. Its a perfect dish for Indian party.

Curry is a Tamil word for sauce. The dish has its origins in the old Indus civilization. Since then it has spread to all parts of the world. Everyone knows that people of Britain love the ‘curry’. Chicken tikka masala is one of the most popular meal in England.

The curry can be of different flavors as you walk across different countries. Indian curries are very versatile as each state has a different version. If you go to Northern and Eastern India, you will be served with a delicious curry filled with garam masala and different spices. If you move to west, you will find flavors of cardamom, poppy seeds and khada masalas in the dishes. If you move South, you will find coconut flavor when you add coconut milk.

The mode of cooking differs according to the taste of locality. For example, ghee(butter) and vegetable oils are mainly used in North India and in the curries of the South, you will find flavor of coconut oil. Sesame and groundnut oil are used heavily in the curries of East and West.

Here are some of the great recipes:-

  1. Malwani Chicken Curry: This is a fiery curry with the base of coconut. The great thing about this curry is freshly made malvani masala.

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Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2gVibHw

2. Chicken Tikka Masala: This is one of the most ordered meal on the globe.

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Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2gVzyWt

3. Butter Chicken: Butter chicken is made by marinating the chicken, the whole night. The chicken is roasted, then cooked with masalas, cream and tomato puree.

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Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2gQiIaO

4. Murg Malaiwala: Chicken drumsticks are immersed in saffron, milk, cream, mild spices and rose petals.

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Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2gD9jFW

5. Kadhai Chicken: This recipe is filled with flavors including sweet, sour and spicy. The chicken is marinated with tamarind, bell peppers, lemon, jaggery and spicy paste.

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Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2h2u62J

6. Razela Chicken: This is a popular Bengali curry that is rich and flavoured. This dish, which is prepared with boneless chicken, khoya, cashew nut paste is a great treat for you.

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Here’s the recipe:

7. Sali Marghi: Sali Marghi is a Parsi dish in which chicken is mixed with tangy tomato gravy and the topping is done with strings of crisp and fried potato.

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Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2gDgdey

8. Chicken Do Pyaaza: The quantity of onions used in this recipe is double that of a regular curry. This is a Punjabi favourite and is filled with garam masala, kasoori methi, ginger-garlic, cream and spices. Onion is used to give it sweet flavor and the flavor is balanced with a number of spices.

Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2gVDd6v

big_260557_14175259269. Chicken Xacuti: This is a great delicacy of Goa. This is a spicy curry and chicken pieces are put in it and flavours like cashews, coconut and white poppy seeds are given to it.

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Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2g878tm

10. Kolhapuri Chicken: This chicken curry is prepared with Kolhapuri masala and uses great flavours like peanut oil, black pepper, bay leaf and cloves.

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Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2fZHsfo

10 Iftar Party Recipes

This is the holiest month for the Islamic people. Each year, millions of Muslims across the world take part in a month long fasting, popularly known as roza. According to the traditions of Islam, roza is kept to develop self-restraint in oneself. A person who keeps roza starts his/her day with a lavish meal before dawn which is known as sehri or suhoor. After the sun rises, the Muslims keep the fast for the whole day. Later in the evening, they break their fast with a special meal called iftar.

The iftar meal needs to be very high in nutrient value so that the whole day of fasting can be compensated. Iftar meals are full of celebrations as many friends and families come together for dinner with tempting dishes. And keeping this in mind, we have collected 10 recipes that you can try at home.

  • Mutton Rassa: This dish is known from Lucknow to Kolkata and is very popular with Muslims. This special dish is filled with gravy and mutton. Try the recipe: http://goo.gl/t8zHLL
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  • Dum Biryani: This main course dish is very popular. It is filled with layers of curd, spices and mutton. The dish is cooked over charcoal fire. Gosht ki dum biryani is a great Ramadan recipe. Here’s the recipe:http://goo.gl/ukOwdN

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  • Mango Kesar Kulfi: An iftar party is incomplete without dessert. Perfect for beating the summer heat, this mango kulfi combines the taste of crunchy pistachios with sweet mangoes. Here’s the recipe: http://goo.gl/f8N2vO

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  • Chicken Manglorean: This dish is delicious and spicy. The Manglorean chicken is a perfect recipe. The meat is spicy, tangy and fiery red with many spices put into it with ghee/butter. Here’s the recipe: http://goo.gl/YQRIn9
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Photo courtesy: kudlalights

  • Chicken Shammi Kebab: Minced, juicy pieces of chicken are mixed with chana dal and a lots of masalas and then it is formed into patties and then fried crispy. Here’s the recipe: http://goo.gl/SLuWXO
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Photo Courtesy: kfoods

  • Kapitan Chicken Curry: This curry is richer, thicker and drier as compared to other chicken curries. It is perfect for Ramadan iftar meal.Here’s the recipe:
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  • Hara Bhara Kebab: These are soft, tender and delicious. Hara Bhara Kebabs are a traditional dish of Ramadan. These delicious kebabs are made of spinach and dal and thus are very rich in iron, protein, minerals and vitamins. Here’s the recipe:http://goo.gl/ECnleW
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Photo Courtesy: thecherryshare

  • Kabuli Pulao: This is a classic rice dish that is prepared with crunchy peas. It is the national food of Afghanistan. Here’s the recipe: http://goo.gl/mbhr6Z

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  • Faalsa Sherbet: Faalsa Sherbet is a great drink. This seasonal drink is refreshing and rejuvenating. Here’s the recipe: http://goo.gl/fNkOZg
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Photo Courtesy: kfoods

  • Shahi Tukra: These are pieces of bread that are deep fried until they become golden brown and crisp. They are topped with rabdi and garnished with dry fruits and varq.

 

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Punjabi Cuisine: 10 Punjabi Recipes

Punjab is different from other states of India because of its great food. Punjab is synonymous with food. Their food represents the soul of Punjab. Their food is robust, rich and filled with life just like themselves.

Punjabi cuisine is filled with hearty ingredients and bold textures. It is very popular all over North India. An amazing thing about Punjabi food is its variety. It is filled with delicious recipes like Tandoori Chicken, Butter Chicken, Amritsari Machchi and Bhuna Gosht for those who are into non-vegetarian food. Their vegetarian food is great too. It includes Chole Bhature, Dal Makhni and Sarson ka Saag which have fans around the world.

Punjab is the place where tandoori food originated. Tandoor originated in Persia and it was brought to India by Arabs. The people of Punjab were the first one to learn cooking with tandoor. It is also believed that Tandoori chicken was invented in 1930 at Peshawar.

It is a very interesting fact that important Punjabi dishes, such as Dal Makhani and Butter Chicken were a result of an experiment.

The state being the biggest consumer of milk is known for its beverages like lassi or chaach which are a necessary part of every meal. Punjabi breads like naan, kulchas and rumali rotis are very popular.

Here we give you 10 popular recipes of Punjab that you will find finger-licking good:-

  1. Butter Chicken

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The all-time favorite butter chicken is known to all. The dish contains juicy pieces of chicken immersed in creamy gravy.

Butter Chicken Recipe

  1. Makke Ki Roti & Sarson Ka Saag
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Photo Courtesy: spiceofindia

This is a delicious dish of winter season. The recipe contains bathua, palak and sarso ka saag.

Makke Ki Roti Recipe

Sarson Ka Saag

  1. Tandoori Chicken

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This dish is hard to resist and is a favorite for all. Here is a simple recipe that you will love.

Tandoori Chicken Recipe

  1. Chole Bhature

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The mouthwatering Chole Bhature is a recipe of Punjabi origin. It is one of the favorite Indian dishes and is loved by people throughout India.

Chole Bhature Recipe

  1. Masala Chana

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These boiled chickpeas are prepared with masalas and cooked perfectly. It is perfect for your lunch menu or a dinner. Try this popular recipe.

Chana Masala Recipe

  1. Dal Makhani

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Dal makhani is a popular dish that can be found in any eating destination throughout India. May it be a local dhaba to a 5 star hotel, you will find the dish in every state. Try this delightful Dal with this easy recipe.

Dal Makhani Recipe

  1. Aaloo Parantha

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Stuffed paratha is a normal breakfast in Punjab. The stuffing can be of anything including cheese, potatoes, cauliflower etc. Out of these, what is relished the most is Aaloo Parantha. Cooked in large amounts of ghee and normally served with curd or butter. Try this tempting recipe.

Aaloo Paratha Recipe

  1. Paneer Tikka

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Paneer tikka is a scrumptious recipe. These are tender and soft pieces of paneer, mixed with masala and are grilled hot. Try this easy recipe.

Paneer Tikka Recipe

  1. Rajma Chawal

Rajma Chawal

Rajma is the favorite dish of Punjabis. It is prepared in every Punjabi home. Rajma goes well with chawal(rice). Try this tasty recipe.

Rajma Chawal Recipe

  1. Kadai Paneer

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Kadai paneer is a delicious recipe of Punjab. It is popular throughout India. Try this delicious recipe.

Kadai Paneer Recipe

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8 Different Kinds of Indian Roti Recipes

Roti is a staple part of every Indian’s diet. A roti can be prepared in a number of ways. The regular roti is rich in carbs, protein and fiber as it is made of flour. The benefits of consuming roti are many. It helps in boosting your body’s energy. Here we give you 9 different kinds of rotis that you can try at home.

  1. Naan

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Any north Indian meal is incomplete without a naan. A Naan is made with plain flour, oil and yeast. Those who don’t eat yeast can use a substitute for yeast (like yogurt, milk and baking powder). A naan is traditionally prepared in tandoor. For those who don’t have access to tandoor, here we give you an alternate recipe that you can easily make.

 

Naan Recipe

 

  1. Tandoori Roti

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Whole-wheat flour is used to prepare Tandoori roti. It is cooked traditionally in tandoor or clay oven. It tastes great with paneer vegetable or curry. Try this easy recipe.

 

Tandoori Roti Recipe

 

  1. Paneer Kulcha

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Kulcha is an Indian bread that is very popular in India. It is very common in Punjabi families. It is made of curds and plain flour. Paneer kulcha is stuffed with filling of paneer. It goes well with chole, rajma or any mughlai subzi.

 

Paneer Kulcha Recipe

 

  1. Laccha Paratha

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This multi-layered paratha is made of plain flour dough and water. It goes through a shallow fry on the Tawa. The method of preparation is unique that results in a multi-layered laccha Paratha.

 

Laccha Paratha Recipe

 

  1. Makhani Roti

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Makhani Roti is a bread of  Mughlai cuisine. The preparation of Roti is done with wheat flour, black pepper and butter.

 

Makhani Roti Recipe

 

  1. Khamiri Roti
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The roti derives its name from khamir, which means yeast. When yeast is added to the flour, it helps in making roti spongy and soft. The roti tastes great with any Indian side-dish.

 

Khamiri Roti Recipe

 

  1. Varqui Paratha

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These parathas are prepared with a mix of plain flour and wheat flour. Chapatis or rotis are piled or rolled in a swiss roll. Then they are cut and rolled, forming multi-layered parathas.

 

Varqui Paratha Recipe

 

  1. Phulka

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Phulkas are also called rotis or chapatis. Phulkas are a necessary part of many Indian Cuisines. They are made of whole wheat flour. Besides being rich in nutrients and fiber, it is also low in fat.

 

Phulka Recipe

 

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8 Traditional Indian Winter Recipes

Winter is the season in which you can give your taste buds a good treat. Indian winter dishes are not only tasty but are also beneficial for overall health. These food keep you warm and strengthen immunity.

Sometimes mineral deficiency is caused due to winters which can be supplemented with proper diet. There are some winter foods like Gajar Ka Halwa(Carrot Halwa) and Makke Di Roti and Sarson da Saag which have many nutritional properties.

Here are 8 traditional Indian winter recipes that you must try:-

  1. Gajar Ka Halwa:
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    Gajar Ka Halwa is one of the most famous winter dish. It is an all-time favorite dessert of India. It is a must have sweet during chilly winters. This sweet is prepared with ghee (clarified butter). It is filled with dry fruits and tastes really good in winter season as fresh, sweet carrots are available.Carrots help in regulating blood sugar and are rich in dietary fibre. Ghee helps in enhancing the physical and mental health. Ghee provides the body warmth and the dry fruits combat colds.

Gajar Ka Halwa recipe

 

   2. Sarson Da Saag:                                      

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This is a traditional winter dish, very popular in Punjab. It is best consumed with makke ki roti, jaggery and butter. Sarson Da Saag is filled with nutrients. Sarson is enriched with protein and iron. It is also anti-inflammatory and an anti-oxidant, making it an essential part of diet.

Sarson Da Saag recipe

Makki Ki Roti recipe

 

  1. Spicy Sweet Potatoes:
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    Sweet potatoes are available in large amounts in winter season. It is consumed in many forms. Some roast it, some boil it and spice it. Most people like to cook it with spices and then consume it with roti (also known as chapati). Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber.

Spicy Sweet Potatoes recipe

 

  1. Gaund ke laddoo:
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    It is made of edible gum that is easily available and got from the bark of a tree. Gaund provides warmth in the body and also fights winter chills. These laddoos are made with ghee which is very beneficial in limited amounts. This special winter dish is best consumed with a glass of milk.

Gaund ke laddo recipe

 

 

    5. Rogan Josh:                                                                                                          Rogan Josh

This is a Kashmiri dish that is stuffed with dry fruits and nuts. The fiery spices add to the warmth provided by this dish to the body. The mutton used in the dish is cooked perfectly in spices that are traditional. Rogan Josh is a traditional dish that is delicious and hot and protects the body from cold.

Rogan Josh recipe

 

       6. Paya Shorba:

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Paya Shorba is a soup which is prepared with hoof or trotters of a cow, lamb or goat. The shorba is prepared with spices that make it delicious. This delicious dish is filled with nutrition and is very good for winters as it generates heat in the body.

Paya Shorba recipe

 

  1. Undhiyo:
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    Photo courtesy: hubpages

     

    This Gujarati dish is a specialty that’s made with papdi (a vegetable). A fiery veg dry stew is made using papdi and other vegetables like sweet potatoes, brinjals, peas etc. These vegetables are tossed with heat generating spices. The dish can be consumed with puris or methi muthiyas(a traditional dish).

Undhiyo recipe

 

    8. Rasam:                                                                                                         

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Rasam is a very popular South-Indian dish. Rasam contains red lentis, which are rich in fiber, antioxidants and proteins. This soupy dish is spicy and contains traditional masalas like turmeric and other spices. Besides that it contains some vegetables. It can be consumed as a whole meal. If you drink a bowl of rasam, it will help you bear the winter evenings more easily.

Rasam recipe

 

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Dahi Vada: A Delightful Snack For Festive Season!!!

Dahi Vada: A perfect dish for Holi or Diwali!!

Dahi Vada: A perfect dish for Holi or Diwali!!

Dahi Vada is one of the favorite snack of Indians. Its a perfect side-dish for festive season like Holi and Diwali. It is known by different names in different parts of India. For example: Doi Bora in Bengali, Dahi Bhalla in Punjabi, Thayir Vada in Malayalam, Thayir Vadai in Tamil, Perugu Vada in Telugu, Dahi Bara in Odia and Mosaru Vade in Kannada.

Although vadas are very tasty and loved by all. But when made into Dahi Vadas, they become a mind blowing stuff! It is easy to prepare with the Vadas soaked in yogurt (dahi).

The vadas which are deep fried balls made of Urad or Moong Daal(Lentil) are placed in water. Then, they are moved to yogurt (which is beaten thick). The vadas are kept there for a few hours to get the best results and then they are served. If you want to add more flavor to the Dahi Vada, you can top it up with mint or coriander leaves, chaat masala, black pepper (crushed), chilli powder, coconut, cumin, boondi or chilli.

Besides Dahi Vadas, Sambhar Vadas and Rasam Vadas are very popular in India.

Here are different recipes of Dahi Vadas:-

The Queen of Indian Cuisine: Kashmiri Cuisine

Indian Cuisine: Kashmiri Cuisine

India is a country with as many cuisines as there are the number of communities. To simplify things, the food in India has been divided into 2 categories i.e. North Indian & South Indian. There are various categories of cuisines in India. This is first of the articles based on Indian Cuisine that we are going to present to you in our blog. In this article, we will talk about Kashmiri Cuisine.

Kashmiri Cuisine has its roots in ancient Kashmiri. Meat was a traditional food as mentioned in the Rigveda. Nilamat Purana, an ancient epic of Kashmir tells about the traditions of meat eating in Kashmir. This habit of meat eating persists still today.

It is also popular in many parts of Pakistan. The most popular cuisine today is mutton which has over 30 variations. In the early days, Kashmiri cuisine was very much influenced by Kashmiri Pandits. The Pandits in other parts of the country don’t eat meat normally. The Pandits of Kashmir have eaten meat (except beef) throughout the history. Most of Kashmiri Muslims are converts from the Pandit community of Kashmir. So, they also don’t consume Beef. Some important Kashmiri dishes are:-

  • Qabargaah
  • Dum Olav
  • Gogji Raazma
  • Goshtaba
  • Lyodur Tschaman
  • Matschgand
  • Modur Pulaav
  • Monji Haak/Gogji Haak
  • Mujh Gaad
  • Nadir Yakhin
  • Shaem
  • Qeleeya
  • Rogan Josh
  • Syun Pulaav
  • Tsarvan
  • Tschok Wangan
  • Yakhni

Tea forms a very important Kashmiri Pandit cuisine. The two types of tea found mostly are Kahwa(sweet green tea) and Sheer Chai(Noon Chai). These teas are normally taken with baked breads like Katlam, Kulcha, Roth or Bakarkhani.

Wazwan

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Wazwan is a meal that can have multiple courses. It is treated with great respect in Kashmiri Muslim tradition. The preparation of this dish is an art. All the preparation during the feast is meat based i.e. lamb, fish & chicken). In tradition, the number of courses is thirty-six for wazwan although there can be fewer number of courses.

Wazwan is regarded as the core element of their Kashmiri Muslim’s identity.

Dosa: A Staple Food of South India

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Photo Courtesy: ndtv

Listed on the World’s 50 most Delicious Foods, Dosa is a fermented crepe. It is made of rice batter & black lentils. Dosa originated in South India and is a major food in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana, Kerala & Andhra Pradesh. Although, it is a popular dish in other states of India too. It has also made its presence in other countries like Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar, Singapore & Malaysia.

 

History of Dosa

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Dosa represents South Indian food. Its exact place of origin is a matter of discussion. But, according to K.T. Achaya, a food historian, dosa has its origins in ancient Tamil country in 1st century AD. According to the researcher P. Thankappan Nair, dosa has its source in the Udipi town of Karnataka. It may also be due to the dish’s connection with Udupi restaurants that dosa’s origins are linked to Udipi.

The original dosa of Tamil was thicker and softer. The dosa which is popular nowadays is crispier and thinner and it was first made in Karnataka.

 

Variations of Dosa

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There are many variations of Dosa. Some of them are listed below:-

Masala Dosa(click on the link to know more)
• Mini soya dosa
• Pesarattu
• Light white dosa
• Mysore Masala Dosa
• Onion Rava Dosa
• Ragi Wheat Dosa
Rava Dosa(click on the link to know more)
Benne Dosa(click on the link to know more)
Neer Dosa(click on the link to know more)

 

Nutritional Value

Dosa is a perfect breakfast dish and a street food. It is high in carbohydrates and has no saturated fats or sugar. As its ingredients include urad dal (Vigna mungo) and rice, it is also rich in protein. Due to the fermentation process involved in its preparation, it has increased content of Vitamin C and Vitamin B. Dosa should be avoided by diabetics as they have high glycemic index. They contain low calorie but high fat.

 

How to Serve?

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Photo Courtesy: crosscountrexchange

To make it a complete meal, dosa is often stuffed with vegetables and sauces. Normally, there is a vegetarian side dish that is served with dosa. Common side dishes include:-

• Sambar
• Chutney(Most commonly: Coconut chutney)
• Dry Chutney
• Pickles

 

How to Prepare?

For a quick and easy recipe of some popular dosas click on one of the following links:-

Simple Dosa
Masala Dosa
Rava Dosa
Onion Rava Dosa
Neer Dosa
Pesarattu
Mini Soya Dosa
Mysore Masala Dosa