Dal Bhindi

Dal Bhindi is a side dish made with Okra and dal. The dish is very unique with a protein punch. It pairs well with chapati or paratha.    Dal Bhindi is my pick for the alphabet D for the A to Z series where I am posting all Thali Recipes from my drafts. I learnt…

Chakundar ka Bharta

Chakundar ka Bharta is a unique and delicious side dish with beetroot, onions and tomatoes all mashed and seasoned with herbs and spices. C for Chakundar ka Bharta is my Day 3 post in the A to Z Series where I am posting all recipes from my Thali’s. Chakundar is Beetroot, and they are packed…

Aamras ki Kadhi

Aamras ki Kadhi is a Rajasthani Curry made with mango pulp. It uses both raw and ripe mangoes and is garnished with crunchy boondi. Aam is mango and a curry made with its puree has an amazing flavour, this kadhi belongs to Rajasthani Cuisine and has the sweetness of ripe mangoes and the tartness of…

Bhune Aaloo

Bhune Aaloo is roasted potatoes cooked in the Baniya style from the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Potatoes or Aaloo are one safe pick when making any meal, so when planning my Thali or a guest meal I always pick one potato dish. The Bhune Aaloo are from the Uttar Pradesh Thali that I made…

Tomato & Date Chutney

Tomato and Date Chutney is a Bengali style chutney, made with tomatoes and dates. The Chutney is sweet and slightly tangy. Bengali’s are very fond of Chutneys, in-fact these chutneys form a special meal course for them. Normally chutneys are served along with a meal, but in a Bengali house, they are considered as a…

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…

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…