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…

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…

Rajasthan ki Thali

Rajasthan ki Thali is a complete spread of Rajasthani curries, bread and sweets. It is a complete spread from the sandy deserts of Rajasthan.   Rajasthan is my neighbouring state and although there are so many cities of this rich, cultural state, we normally travel to Udaipur very regularly. Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Jaipur are the main cities…

Biscuit Bakhri

Biscuit Bakhri is a unleavened flatbread bread , made with whole wheat flour. It is smaller than chapati ,but thick , crisp and hard in texture .   Bakhri’s are popular in Rajasthan , Gujrat and Maharashtra . Each state has a slight variation , the Rajasthani Bakhri is made with whole wheat flour ,…

Ajwain ka Paratha

Ajwain ka Paratha is a Indian Flatbread made with whole wheat flour and flavored with carom seeds . The paratha is crisp and flaky . Ajwain is carom in Hindi language . Carom seeds are tiny seeds , but with a great flavor . They are very good for digestion and used a lot in…

North Indian Thali

North Indian Thali is a Thali which has assorted and selected dishes from different regions of North Indian states of India.   Ideally, I should have planned a thali, picking each North Indian state and compiled the Thali, but this is one thali that I made for a formal dinner, so could not plan the…

Babru

Babru is a traditional deep-fried stuffed flatbread from Himachal Pradesh, a North Indian state.   Babru , the Himachali deep-fried flatbread has been on my mind since we did The Cooking Odyssey where we picked the Indian States and cooked traditional dishes. I had picked Himachal Pradesh and made Rajma ka Madra, Ambua, Nashpati ki…

Himachal Pradesh Thali

Himachal Pradesh Thali is a thali meal where selected and popular dishes from this region have been put together. The meal is homely, yet delicious.   Himachal Pradesh is a North Indian state, which has a lot of natural beauty. The word Him means snow in Sanskrit, and trust me these snow-clad mountains make a…