Holi, which is also called festival of colors is a popular Hindu festival of India. It is a symbol of hope and new beginnings. Holi usually falls in the month of March on full moon and is a symbol of arrival of spring. Holika fire puja falls before the festival of colors.
Without doubt, Holi is a very enjoyable festival, but people also look forward to a lot of yummy food made for this special occasion. On this day, there is a lot of display of different colors. These include red, crimson, orange, purple, yellow, green and purple. On this festival, people put colored powder or gulal on each other and color their faces to denote the symbol of friendship. Holi also commemorates the love of Lord Krishna and Radha.
Here are some delicious recipes that will make your day an enjoyable one.
- Gujiya: Holi has always been linked to gujiyas. These are sweet dumplings prepared with maida, suji, wheat flour and stuffed with khoya. Gujia looks like samosa and has a distinct shape. To enhance its taste, roasted dry fruits and coconut are added to it. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2mhJLiD
- Thandai: This is one of the most delicious and traditional drink of Holi. Bhang lightens the atmosphere of Holi. It is prepared from flowers and leaves of female cannabis plant. Bhang is a cold drink prepared with a mix of rose petals, magaztari seeds, fennel seeds. Almonds, pepper, cardamom, vetiver seeds, milk, sugar and saffron. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2mhVLRf
- Mathri: Mathri is a North Indian dish savoured by millions. A variety of spices can be added to it. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2mhJLiD
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- Malai Peda: No festival is complete without peda. Kesaru malai peda is so delicious that it is filled with kesar favour. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2m1qXmR
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- Kanji Vada: This is a tasty drink that comes in handy when you have consumed many sweets. It helps in digestion. It is made from the extract of mustard and rice. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2mEHzEr
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- Malpua: Malpua is an Indian version of pancake. It is crispy, soft and fluffy. It is best consumed with rabri. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2n55Y3A
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- Moong Dal Kachori: Kachoris that are filled with moong dal are very crusty and have longer shelf life as compared to other kachoris. They are best stored in containers that are air-tight. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2n51B8k
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- Puran Poli: Puran Poli is a sweet flatbread that is prepared on the festival of Holi by the Maharashtrians. It is prepared in other parts of India too and has different variants like Obbattu, Holige and Vedmi. The sweet is prepared with yellow gram, jaggery and cardamom. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2mX2nrg
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- Dahi Bhalla: This is a snack that is prepared with peas, dahi, spices and chutneys. The vadas need to be deep fried. Dahi Bhalla is served cold and garnished with tamarind chutney, coriander, jeera and red chilli powder. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2ndgLHY
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- Shakkarpara: Shakkarpara is usually prepared on the festival of Holi. It is prepared with maida, dough, milk, sugar, salt and semolina. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2mEP12u
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Pyaaz Kachori, which is also known as onion kachori or kanda kachori is a very delicious and spicy dish. The dish is frequently eaten as snack or breakfast. The dish is a variant of popular Jodhpuri Pyaaz ki Kachori. It tastes amazing.
The dish is mostly served with hot coriander chutney and spicy, sweet n sour chutney. They are mostly eaten with jalebis and samosas during breakfast. But if you ask me, it can be eaten anytime during breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack.
Pyaaz ki kachori is very famous throughout India. But the best of all are Rajasthani/Jodhpuri pyaaz ki kachori. The Kachori recipe that you will find in this article is similar to these famous kachoris. This kachori is very crispy and flaky.
The method of preparing pyaaz ki kachori is very simple. By following some easy steps, you can make delicious pyaaz ki kachoris. If you like kachoris, try suji kachori, poha kachori and aloo khasta kachori. You will surely love them.
Here is the recipe: http://bit.ly/2jwcQW7
The Indian street foods are popularly known as “Chaat”. Chaat is a delicious snack with its sweet, crunchy, hot and tangy flavors. It is also an ideal alternative to regular meals.
Chaats have their origin in North India. They are wholesome and easy to prepare food. Chaats are prepared fresh and consumed immediately. Due to their sweet, tangy and hot taste, chaats are an addictive food. At any given day, you will find a great crowd, along the roadside enjoying Chaat at the Chaat stalls.
Chaat parties are a popular affair in India and around the world. There are many restaurants in USA that send a person to your home who will prepare fresh pani puri, bhel puri etc.
Chaat parties can be organised for large and small crowds. It is a good idea to include traditional desserts and sweets in this meal.
If you don’t want to prepare chutneys by yourself, you can get them from a grocery store. You can also get ready-made Bhel mix and Puris. You will also need to buy tomatoes, green chillies, onion, and coriander. You should chop all the vegetables beforehand. Before serving the chaat, you can add green chutney and tamarind chutney.
Here are some of the chaats that can be easily prepared:-
- Bhel Puri: Bhel poori is a delicious snack made of rice. It is a very mouth-watering chaat.
- Pani Puri: These semolina puris have filling of sprouts and mint flavoured water. This is a great snack in summer season.
- Dahi Batata Puri: Dahi batata puri is a combination of tiny, crisp puris mixed with ragda, potatoes and topped with different curds and chutneys.
- Pav Bhaji: A perfect street food that is a meal in itself. The bhaji is a spicy mix of vegetables with a tomato gravy. Bhaji is served with pav cooked in butter.
- Chole Bhature/Puri: Bhatura/Puri goes well with Chole. The dish is best eaten immediately after preparation.
- Ragda Patties: This is a complete meal in itself. It is very easy to cook and takes little time. The filling can be done with paneer, corn, french beans and beans.
The summer has only started and the sun is already shining so bright that it is impossible to consume heavy food. That is why it is recommended that you keep it light. In this article, we will discuss the great Indian chaats made of crispy puris, spices, potatoes, curd and other such ingredients. Try these 10 recipes this summer.
- Dahi Papdi Chaat: This one is made with puris and spicy seasoning. This dish can be prepared very fast and is easy to prepare. Everyone will love it.
Dahi Papdi Chaat Recipe
- Aloo Tikki Chaat: This is a quick and easy snack for potato fans. It quickly relieves your hunger. If you add some curd, it will give you a cooling effect at the insides of your body.
Aloo Tikki Chaat
- Dahi Vada: Vadas, made out of lentils and then immersed in cool dahi are covered with chutneys. It’s a real treat for the taste buds.
Dahi Vada Recipe
- Idli Chaat: Make your idlis spicy by adding a little sev, chutney and other delicious flavors.
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- Chana Chaat: Chana Chaat is a tasty mixture that you will love to eat. You can add different kinds of chutneys and other crunchy stuff to make it irresistible.
Chana Chaat Recipe
- Cornflakes Chaat: Cornflakes Chaat is a great dish that can be packed in the tiffin and taken to work as it is tasty and dry.
Cornflakes Chaat Recipe
- Oats Chaat: This simple chaat is perfect for your summer cravings. It is rich in protein and has garnishing of pomegranate seeds.
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- Bhel Puri: This is a classic Indian snack that is made of puffed rice. If made right, it tastes delicious.
Bhel Puri Recipe
- Kachori Chaat: Although this chaat takes some efforts to be prepared as the kachoris need to be prepared in advance but it is easy to assemble them when they are ready.
Kachori Chaat Recipe
- Corn Chaat: This is a spicy treat that has a mix of corn, onions, potatoes and a lot of seasoning. It is a great snack.
Corn Chaat Recipe
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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:-
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:-
- Dum Olav
- Gogji Raazma
- Lyodur Tschaman
- Modur Pulaav
- Monji Haak/Gogji Haak
- Mujh Gaad
- Nadir Yakhin
- Rogan Josh
- Syun Pulaav
- Tschok Wangan
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 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.
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India is a land of diversity. Diversity, in every sense including regional, cultural, language and of course food. People of India represent “Unity in diversity!” Although, this unity is remarkable but another remarkable thing about India is its diversity in terms of food.
This blog is dedicated to “Indian Cuisine.” We are going to share a lot of interesting things related to Indian food. And, for a start we will discuss about the favorite snack of Indians: “The Samosa.”
The samosa is famous throughout South Asia. It is triangular shaped pastry that can be fried or baked. You will find a variety of vegetables inside the crispy and flaky flour covering of Samosa. Some of the common vegetables include: “Onions”, “Potatoes” and “Peas”.
Samosa originated in Mumbai as a roadside snack but now you will find it in every tea stall, bakery or restaurant. Samosas are finger licking good and can be eaten anytime.
Samosa can be easily made at home. If you want to try it at home then we have a good recipe for you.
Please visit the link: http://www.tastyfix.com/recipe/samosa-food-2