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…

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…

Khoya Makhana Matar

Khoya Makhana Matar is a rich, exotic gourmet curry from the state of Uttar Pradesh. The dish is exotic with its ingredients but very quick to prepare and very delicious too. Khoya Makhana Matar is a dish that I roughly jotted down while watching Northern Flavors Subh Vivah, a cookery show which gave us the…

Jeera Poori

Jeera Poori is an Indian Flatbread which is made of wheat flour and spiced with the cumin seeds. It is a puffed, deep-fried golden flatbread from Uttar Pradesh. I made three different Pooris for the Uttar Pradesh Thali. The original plan was to post all Thalis in April from different states and then post different…

Watanyachi Khichadi

Watanyachi Khichadi is a Peas Khichadi which is the speciality of the Pathare Prabhu community. The Khichadi is seasoned with a special sambar powder. Pathare Prabhu is one of the Hindu communities living in Mumbai . They migrated from Gujrat during 13 th century . They are believed to be descendants of King Ashwapati who…

Assamese Bora Saul Khichadi

Assamese Bora Saul Khichadi is a healthy , nutritious and delicious porridge consistency khichadi from Assam . The Khichadi is loaded with veggies . Bora saul is a variety of glutinous rice found in Assam. It has an important role in  Assamese traditional occasions like Bihu , which is completely different from mainland India and…

Masoor Mussalam

Masoor Mussalam is a whole unhusked lentil cooked to perfection with spices , yoghurt and ghee . It is cooked in Awadhi Dum Style. Masoor Mussalam is a delicious dal that I had cooked while we did our Flatbread Theme . While we did the Flatbread Theme , I had served these breads along with…