Uttar Pradesh Thali

Uttar Pradesh Thali is a thali with a collection of special dishes cooked from this North Indian state, where the main cuisine genre is Awadhi. The cooking patterns of this state are similar to those of the rest of Northern India. Their food has influences of Kashmiri and Punjabi cuisine. The state is vast and…

Beetroot Poori

Beetroot Poori is a deep-fried Indian flatbread made with whole wheat flour, beetroot purée and carom seeds. The Beetroot pooris are special to Uttar Pradesh which is a food hub. This state has a lot to offer and while checking on the flatbread recipes, I was tempted to try the other poori varieties too. In…

Subz E Noor Chashm

Subz e Noor Chashm is a rich creamy curry made with mixed vegetables, nuts and yoghurt. The curry is rich and cooked in Awadhi style.   I, for no reason, have never been a fan of mixed vegetables, but this Nawabi Curry truly stole my heart. I loved the name, doesn’t it sound so royal,…

Royal Awadhi Thali

Awadhi Thali is a thali where we have a collection of royal and exotic dishes from Awadhi region. The cuisine belongs to Lucknow which is the capital of Uttar Pradesh.   The Awadh region has been greatly influenced by Mughal cooking techniques, and the cuisine of Lucknow bears similarities to those of Central Asia, Kashmir,…

Allahabad ki Tehri

Allahabad ki Tehri is a one-pot meal with rice and vegetables. This Tehri is from the city of Allahabad which is located in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Tehri, Tahri (also tehri, tehari or tayari) is a yellow rice dish in Awadhi Cuisine. It is a variant name given to Biryani. In the vegetarian…

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…

Qeema Matar

Qeema Matar is a delicious dish made with minced cauliflower and fresh green peas. The vegetarian dish is a great substitute for the original meat curry. Qeema or Keema is typically an Asian meat dish where the lamb meat is minced and cooked with peas and potatoes. Since we are vegetarians we obviously look for…

Paneer Kundan Kaliyan

Paneer Kundan Kaliyan is a rich curry from Awadhi Cuisine where marinated slices of cottage cheese are cooked in yogurt based gravy with onions, tomatoes, and whole spices. The Nawabi dish is finished with rose petals. Paneer or cottage cheese is very popular in Indian Cuisine. It can either be homemade or store-bought. While we…