Soda Bottle Openerwala

Today is Fathers Day and my daughter thought of celebrating it in Food Fest of World Cuisine scheduled to be held at JLN Stadium, in Delhi. But at last minute we came to know that it has been cancelled. The most nearest place was Khan Market where there are lots of Cafe, Bistros, fine dine…

Roshomoti- Bhaja Puli

Bhaja Puli are one of the popular sweet dish made during Poush Parbon or the harvesting festival in Bengal.  These are melt in mouth stuffed Pithas. Shells are  prepared with boiled sweet potato and gobindobhog rice flour. Stuffing is of coconut, date palm  jaggary and nuts. These are deep fried and then dipped in jaggary…

Patishapta Pitha….Stuffed rice flour crapes

Patishapta Pitha are one of the most popular sweet dish made diring Poush Parbon or the harvesting festival in Bengal. These are basically rice flour crepes filled with coconut or khoya (reduced milk) stuffing. In all the stuffed pithas, the outer shell is called Khol and the stuffing is called Pur. I learnt the original…

Harre Matar Ka Nimona….Grounded green peas curry

Nimona!!! My favourite winter curry. Green pas are in abundance , and this is one vegetable I love put it in most of my curries in winters. And if it is with only green peas, its a delight. The deep green curry is not only treat to the eyes but also treat for the belly….

Mutton Nihari…Awadhi Zaika

The word “Nihari” originate from Arabic word “Nahar” which means “morning”. Traditionally, Nihari was prepared overnight for 6-8 hours, in large pots for working class laborers, who were involved in construction of Mughal forts and palaces. It was served to labourers the first thing in the morning, for free.  Later it became favourite of masses…

Mundwa ki Roti…Finger Millet Flat bread

In continuation to my Pahari Khana recipes, here I come with my next recipe from the hills of India. Manduwa ki roti: Mandua is a flour of locally grown grain (Finger millet) specially in Uttarakhand. Actually its a kind of finger millet which is little different in colour than the Finger millet grown in Southern…

Chukh… Scintillating Friery Tangy Chutney from Chamba Valley

Since I have posted the Pahari Thali on my facebook wall, most of my followers are requesting to share the recipes of individual dishes and most demanding recipe is the Chukh. Chukh is a fiery, tangy chili pickle or a type of chutney traditionally made with the locally grown chillis in Chamba district of Himachal…

Kafuli….the green leaf curry from Indian hills, Uttarakhand

Kafuli is one of the few dishes among many, which I had tasted during my visit to Uttarakhand. My family was so impressed that I had to carry few of the ingredients with me. Few dishes have become regular feature of my kitchen.  Recently I had prepared Kafuli and Mandwa ki Roti. Shall share the…

Pahari Khana…..Food from hills of India

This Thali contains food of Uttarakhand, a hilli region of India. That’s why named it Pahari Thali. Before I proceed with the details I must name the dishes plated here from right to left. In the middle is the flat bread prepared with a locally grown Millet called Mundwa, so its called Mundwa ki roti….