Vateli Dal na Khaman

Vateli Dal na Khaman is a steamed lentil cake which is prepared with coarsely ground and fermented Bengal Gram. It is special to Surat region of Gujarat. Vateli Dal is ground lentil, and a steamed cake is made from this ground lentil which is fermented. It is due to fermentation that the batter rises and…

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,…

Potato Masala

Potato Masala is a very flavourful side dish, made with potatoes. Fennel seeds and garlic make this Chettinad dish very special. When you read the recipe for this Potato Masala, I am sure you will wonder what is so great about the dish. Seriously it’s hard for me to explain it, all I can say…

Nadan Urulaizhangu Curry

Nadan Urulaizhangu Curry is a rustic Kerela style creamy curry made with potatoes and coconut milk. Potatoes are a hot favourite with me and trying various curries or side dishes with it always leaves me in safety. Whenever I am trying new cuisine with different veggies, I always include one potato dish. One can never…

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,…

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…

Sindhi Guar ji Bhaji

Guar ji Bhaji is a side dish, prepared in Sindhi style with garlic, onions and tomatoes. The side dish is served along with some lentils.   Guar, are cluster beans and they are also called Gawar / Gavar . This vegetable has a unique flavour which needs to be adapted. For this reason, the Guar…

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…