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…

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…

“JEEMAN” ….Eating your meal together

“JEEMAN”, which actually means eating together with your family and friends, captures the essence of having meals in the traditional Indian manner. Everybody sits together on the floor (on mats), and eating with hands adds a warm touch to the environment. “BacktoRoots”, an initiative of Babeetta Sakxena, came up with the idea of get-togethers over…

Dumur Jhal…Cluster Fig curry

Super healthy fruit. It is actually power house of health benefits. Consumption of these fruits helps in production of RBC count, prevents anemia, produces energy, enhance immunity, prevents cramps beside many other nutrition. Its rich in vitami, Iron, Copper, Potassium, magnesium, Zinc & Protein. Not only the fruit, even its bark and leaves have medicinal…

Chayote curry… Quash er Dalna

Iskos, Chayote or locally called quash belongs to guard family. It has a pear like shape with deep liner indentations in the body alongwith its skin. It has thin but firm skin which is edible too. The centre core contains a soft small seed which is edible too. Its white flesh is creamy and crunchy…

Rasedaar Arbi…..Colosia curry

Arbi/ colocasia/ taro roots,  grows in abundance beside any water body in India.  People are fond of consuming it in many forms. Sweet colocasia of good quality is consumed raw combining with coconut, mustard paste and mustard oil. Its eaten, in boiled form which is very healthy. There are endless recipes from dry, fried, fritters…