Matar ki Karanji

Matar ki Karanji is a deep-fried savoury pastry from a Maharashtrian kitchen. It is stuffed with fresh green peas along with spices and coconut. Karanji is normally made on special occasions like Diwali or Ganesh Chaturthi. It can either be sweet or savoury. The sweet one is stuffed with dry coconut, semolina and dried fruits,…

Gujarati Farsan Platter

Gujarati Farsan Platter is a collective term used for a type of snacks in  Gujarati cuisine. Some of these are fried, while some are steamed.  For our last Mega Marathon, where Sweets and Snacks was the theme, I posted two weeks of these dry-fried farsans, like Tikha Ganthia, Leelo Chevdo, Tum Tum and many more…

Chettinad Wedding Spread

Chettinad Wedding Spread is a spread which is served for weddings of the Chettiar community of South India.   Chettinad Cuisine is the cuisine of the Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu. Food from this state is predominantly vegetarian due to the majority of Tamil Brahmins. Traditionally their meals are served on banana leaves with servings…

Dal ji Kadhi

Dal ji Kadhi is a delicious Sindhi Kadhi made with chickpea flour, toor dal, and lots of veggies. The Kadhi is tangy, spicy, full of veggies, and has a delicious flavor.   Sindhi Kadhi is always made by roasting the chickpea flour, the key to a good kadhi is by roasting the flour in a…

Shajahanvi Biryani

Shajahanvi Biryani is a royal, exotic biryani from the Mughal kitchen. The Biryani has been named after the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. It was the book Tiffin by Sonal Ved where I read about this Biryani and  I immediately jotted it down on my North Indian Thali Menu. Normally if I make a Biryani, I…

Rawa Barfi

Rava Barfi is an Indian fudge-like sweet made with semolina, besan, coconut and khoya. It is a delicious sweet which is made for festivals. Rava is semolina and this Barfi is prepared with semolina as its main ingredient. Chickpea flour adds on to the ultimate flavour of this barfi, while it is the mawa which…

Moongfali ki Chutney

Moongfali ki Chutney is a delicious accompaniment made with peanuts, coriander and green chillies. The spicy tangy chutney can be enjoyed with any snack. The most common chutney made in most houses is the green chutney. When I say green chutney obviously you will think of the green chutney made in your house, and I…

Fariyali Sookhe Aaloo

Fariyali Sookhe Aaloo is a side dish made with boiled potatoes, a quick and easy dish which can be enjoyed by itself while fasting or otherwise. Sookhe is dry and this Fariyali Sookhe Aaloo ki Sabzi is a very delicious form of dry potatoes. The slightly sweet, sour and spicy Sabzi tastes fantastic on its…

Orange Rasagolla

Orange Rasagolla is a fusion version of the traditional Bengali sweet Rasagollas. These are stuffed with orange fiber and dunked into orange syrup. A recipe with O and my first thought is O for Orange! The very first dish that came to mind was Orange Rasagollas, I could also make Orange Sandesh, but I am…