Green chili, turmeric and lime pickle

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Quick Pickle recipe-prepared using raw turmeric, green chili and fresh lime Pickles are an integral part of Indian food be it rice eating or paranthas(flat bread) dominant regions, pickle are a must when it comes to Indian meal. Pickles have a wide range of flavours and textures. Indian pickles are generally pickled with oil, vinegar, lemon juice or water.  Indian pickles are …

Amritsari Kulcha

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Amritsari Kulcha North Indian Crispy stuffed flat bread recipe Amritsar historically also known as Rāmdāspur and colloquially as Ambarsar, is a city the state of Punjab. Amritsar is famous for its food globally and the recipes in Amritsari cuisine are very rich loaded with butter, desi ghee (clarified utter) and nuts. One such very popular breakfast recipe is amritsari kulcha …

No onion no garlic Amritsari chana

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No onion no garlic Amritsari chana Chickpea masala recipe Lot of Indians and foodies love authentic Indian cuisine, but do not consume onion or garlic in their food. Some religious sects like Jains do not consume onion or garlic based veggies. Besides during navratras, many Indians stay away from onion and garlic during these 9 auspicious days. My no onion …

Banarasi Eggplant Fitters

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Banarasi Eggplant Fitters Chauritha wali Baigan & aloo ka pakora Today I share my secret fritters recipe which is prepared using a very special batter called “Chauritha” in Hindi in Varanasi. Banarasi Eggplant Fitters recipe was very popular and my late grandmother was very passionate about perfection on the batter. I remember my grandmother giving instructions to my mother on …

Karonda chutney-Indian Cranberry relish

Karonda chutney – sweet & tangy relish Paranthas or Indian fried flat bread is mostly served with pickle in India. Karonda chutney-Indian Cranberry relish is one such recipe from my childhood memories. I have tried to recreate the Banarasi magic by learning this recipe from my mother and aunt. As kids we could not wait for the karonda chutney to be …

Grilled veggie tortilla wrap recipe

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Grilled veggie totrilla wrap recipe Healthy Vegetarian wrap Grilled Veggie wrap The grilled veggie tortilla wrap recipe required some hunting for colourful veggies in farmer’s market in Noida. So I picked up some colourful capsicum (bell peppers) and lettuce. To my bad luck zucchini was not available and I decided to replace zucchini with cucumber.  Though thought of adding more …

Zucchini corn dalia recipe

Zucchini corn dalia recipe Healthy salted porridge recipe   Last Sunday we were discussing breakfast options over a cup of tea and my wife mentioned that why don’t I I make staple food like dalia or porridge interesting and thought of making humble dalia glamorous i.e. zucchini corn dalia recipe triggered in my mind. A typical porridge recipe for diabetic …

Gur wali Nan Khatai

Eggless Jaggery Shortbread Nan khatai or Indian version of shortbread is very popular. I vividly remember street hawkers in sawan(monsoon) season in Benaras at the melas(fairs). I used to always insist my father to buy us those nan khatai being baked fresh over wood charcoal. The debate on weather fat is good or bad. Well it is actually carbs which …

Dal Sagpaita (mixed lentil dal with spinach)

Banarasi dal sagpaita – East Indian Village recipe Dal Sagpaita is very popular across India and especially in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Traditionally dal sagpaita has many variations i.e. you can use any mixed lentil you prefer. Arhar, moong, chana, urad dal can be used. Also the green leaves i.e. saag can be palak (spinach), bathua (Chenopodium album), …

Colocasia leaves fritters-(Arbi patta pakora)

Colocasia leaves fritters-(Arbi patta pakora) Monsoons are always welcome change from scorching hot North India summers and the season brings amazing greenery, tea time and off course hot pakodas. Colocasia fritters or arbi patta pakora recipe is a seasonal fritters prepared during monsoon time i.e. July and August period as the main ingredient is colocasia leaves which grows during this …