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…

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….

Marwadi Pithod ki Sabzi

In continuation to my post on Rajasthani cuisine, my today’s share is Marwadi “Pithod Ki Sabzi”.  It is also called Rajasthani Kadi.  Southwestern Rajasthan state in Northwest part of India is called Marwar. The word “Maru”  in Sanskrit is desert and in rajasthani language ‘Wad’ means a particular area. English translation of Marwar is region…

Rajasthani Cuisine of India

Rajasthan is well known as beautiful land of vibrant colours, attractive arthitecture, wonderful palaces and of course its cuisine. The climatic condition and social aspects have played an important role in evolving the Rajasthani cuisine which is noticeably different from other Indian cuisine. Food which could last for several days and could be eaten without…

Perfect Parfait……

I do not know what to name it. Its in layers so named Parfait.I just assembled the ingredients which I serve my daughter for breakfast. She prefers no calorie, no fat, vegan healthy breakfast. Everyday I have to think something different so that she does not get bore. Today,I hurriedly assembles all together in a…

Esho Boshi Ahaare… Virtual Journey through Bengali Meal

Bengali meals has the only traditionally developed multi course format where food is served in course not all at once. Through “JEEMAN”  I got the opportunity to share  traditional Format of Bengali cuisine. It was total vegetarian and I had cooked all the dishes following the format. About Bengali food is subdivided into four different…