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September 30, 2014
Mava filled Kachori

When it comes to Indian breakfast, the choices are aplenty, but to celebrate in a nice way requires something special. Kachori has been one of these special dishes. You might have tried different ones from the market mostly filled with aaloo or pyaaz, what if we fill something special in these kachoris too? That’s why I made these Mava Kachori. Coming straight from Rajasthan, these are absolutely perfect for your special breakfast and do wonders to [...]

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September 25, 2014
Rajasthani Kabuli

Jodhpur, a town in western Rajasthan, can still boast of a lot of traditional culture. Whether it is the dress of the people, celebration of festivals or the food, these traditions have carried on since a long time. Today I picked up one such traditional recipe from this place called Rajasthani Kabuli. This rice dish is made by mixing some vegetables, dahi, dry fruits etc into a fairly rich preparation. Resembling a typical Indian vegetarian pulao, it [...]

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Pitod Ki Subzi

I wonder often what to cook specially at times when I’m running with a near empty fridge, well some dishes do come to a rescue in this situation. Pitod Ki Subzi is one such dish which can be relished not only by your family but guests too. This dish is made mostly with besan and can be made fairly quickly. It is different from gaate ki subzi but gives a great taste and an amazing look [...]

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September 10, 2014
Jaiphali Aaloo

Spices have played an important role in the Indian cuisine. Time and again I keep getting surprised by discoveries of new flavours from the usage of different spices. This time, it’s the nutmeg powder along with fennel seeds (saunf) giving a refreshing taste to potatoes in Jaiphali Aaloo. This dish comes from the State of Rajasthan and is perfectly chosen out for an everyday meal. Very easy and simple to make this can change the [...]

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Chane Urad Dal Ki Kachori

Kachori’s are very famous in the Northern part of India. They can be served all the ways like a snack, in breakfast or even main course. They can be served with tea or coffee with some green chutney or with aaloo ki subzi as you like. I remember the holiday times when we used to either buy kachori’s from a nearby halwai shop or at times cook them at home. These are generally made with [...]

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February 11, 2014
Moong Dal Ka Mogar

Eating habits of a particular region is largely dependent on the local agricultural produce, due to the logistical constraints, the regions traditionally set up their own culture, own cuisine etc. Lentils are abundantly grown in Rajasthan specially Marwar region and hence the dishes made out of lentils are very famous in this region. Moong Dal Ka Mogar is one such very popular dish from the Marwar region of Rajasthan. Dry mogar is used as a [...]

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January 1, 2014
Churme Ke Laddu

Churme Ke Laddu is a delicious dish from the state of Rajasthan and is made with coarse wheat flour and desi ghee with loads of dry fruits. It is more so loved in the winter season and once made, they can be stored for a few days. They go well as a dessert however I just keep them out for the day and my family just loves to eat it through the day as and [...]

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December 28, 2013
Dal Baati

Today let our dreams travel towards western India and learn to make one of the most famous dish from this region, Dal Baati is a signature dish from Rajasthan. Dal is made using various different lentils, however typical tradition is to mix five different kind of dal to prepare this dish, it is served with balls called Baati made with wheat and hardened. It is served with hot desi ghee and the taste just cannot [...]

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November 17, 2013
Mirchi vada

If you are longing for a tongue tingling snack, then wait no further, as Mirchi Vada is the perfect snack for you. Mirchi Vada or stuffed green chilies coated with batter of gram flour and deep fried, can be made at home in no time and goes well with spice-lovers. This dish comes from the northwestern state of Rajasthan. The green chilies are usually stuffed with boiled potatoes; however, you can create your own fillings for a special [...]

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November 6, 2013
Murg Kasoori Methi

Chicken is the most common non-vegetarian food consumed in India. It finds its flavors from the many spices found in different regions and states of India. Kasoori methi is one such spice made from fenugreek or methi seeds, which is grown in the central and northern states of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Uttarakhand. This spice has a unique taste and brings out methi flavors. I used it to make Murg Kasoori Methi. The [...]

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