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…

Kodo Millet Khichadi

Kodo Millet Khichadi is a gluten-free, healthy and nutritious one-pot meal. The khichadi is full of vegetables and makes an excellent no-frill comfort meal. Khichadi is a mish-mash and a national dish of India. It is highly promoted for its simplicity and food value. My hubby is very fond of these and I make different…

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…

Matar ki Kheer

Matar ki kheer is a milk-based Indian sweet. It is a unique kheer where fresh green peas are used to make the sweet. Cardamom and rose petals take the kheer to another level. When we talk of Indian sweets, Kheers ranks at the top, right next to Ladoos. I love trying new kheers as they…

Makhane ka Raita

Makhane ka Raita is a  relish made with whipped creamy yogurt and toasted Makhanas or Fox  Nuts, garnished with pomegranate pearls. Raitas are our all-time favorite accompaniment with lunch. Fresh home made yogurt tastes awesome on its own, but the minute you whip up the curd and add a little something to it, it turns…

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…

Saunfia Karele

Saunfia Karele are bitter gourds made in a typical Punjabi style where these gourds have a unique flavor of fennel or saunf . Karele or bitter gourds make an excellent side dish and taste absolutely delicious . I know there are many people who just cannot eat this humble , delicious and nutritious veggie due it’s…