Iftar Platter

Iftar Platter is a spread of the various dishes one can enjoy while breaking their fast during Ramadan. The last three days I have been posting recipes related to food that can be consumed while we Indians fast, but today it’s a different scene altogether. Today it is about breaking the fast! I love reading about…

Vrat ki Thali

Vrat ki Thali is a thali where a number of dishes are served together and enjoyed while a person is fasting. This week I have chosen Fasting Food as my theme and the previous two thalis were a Fariyali Thali and a Mini Fariyali Thali. Vrat or Upvas is the same as fasting, and I…

Mini Fariyali Thali

Mini Fariyali Thali is a thali prepared for fasting with special ingredients consumed while fasting. The number of dishes in this thali is quite less, hence it’s a mini one. Yesterday I had prepared an elaborate Fariyali Thali, where Sabudana Wadas was the highlight of the post. Sabudana is Tapioca pearls and very popular as…

Fariyali Fajeto

Fariyali Fajeto is a curry made from mango pulp. It is made as a fasting food with special chestnut flour / Singhade ka Atta. The Mango Curry / Fajeto is a popular curry made in Gujrati homes. It’s a delicious sweet and sour curry made with mango pulp, yoghurt and chickpea flour. The curry is…

Sabudana Vada

Sabudana Vada is a deep-fried fritter made with Tapioca pearls and boiled potatoes. It has a crunchy crust with a soft delicious interior. Sabudana / Sago / Tapioca is a starch extracted from palm stems and is a staple in many countries. It is pure carbohydrate and is used mostly in sweet puddings, but the…

Fariyali Thali

Faryali Thali is a thali which is specially prepared while you are fasting and you abstain yourself from eating regular meals, instead, a special Fariyali Meal is prepared. We are in the last week of our September Mega Marathon with the theme Thalis and Platter Festival. This week I shall be posting Thalis related to…

Saurashtra Lunch Thali

Saurashtra Lunch Thali is where a complete Gujarati meal with dal, bhat, rotli, shaak are served together to make a complete balanced meal. Gujarati’s have fixed menus, the combinations are normally fixed and if you believe they have fixed menus for weekdays too. They must cook moong beans on a Wednesday. Thursday is a day…

Gujarati Bhakri

Gujarati Bhakri is an unleavened Indian bread from the Gujarat state of India. These are made with wheat flour and are generally thicker than chapatis. Gujarati Bhakri’s are made with wheat flour, both regular and coarse wheat flours are used. The dough is shortened with ghee or oil and these are rolled smaller and thicker…

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…