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Indian Food Recipes

[caption id="attachment_11121" align="alignnone" width="225"] Perfect for the winters! Homemade, healthy and super delicious![/caption] Food forms an important part of any culture which shapes its identity to some extent. We recognize certain authentic and popular Indian food items with the culture it is associated with, like the dal baati churma with the people of Rajasthan or sarsoon ka saag with the people of Punjab. Similarly, Litti Chokha resonates with Biharis as a staple meal and we are here to explore it’s recipe, with a slight twist. We have stayed in Patna, Bihar, for a few years, during the childhood days and both our parents belong to the state of Bihar. My mother has made Littis in the yester years, coupled with Chokha and my Dad reminisces the days when he would relish this good old combination, with mirth. Having heard many stories

Warm homemade Gajar Halwa is a delicacy like no other, especially during the festive time. During Diwali, sweets, halwas, ladoos, dry fruits are stocked in abundance at home, whether you get it from relatives or purchase them. Moving slightly from the conundrum of consuming sweets only during this time, we thought of creating an Indian fusion dessert for a hatke Diwali celebration! So, we combined our healthy homemade tart base with Gajar halwa and it was a match made in heaven! You can make this at home for your loved ones too, let us find out how: For the healthy tart base, these are the ingredients you need: 1 Cup Oats Flour 1/2 Cup Almond flour ½ Cup Dates Paste 2 tbsp Coconut Oil/regular oil ½ tsp salt ½ tsp lemon zest ½ tsp cinnamon powder METHOD: Combine all the above ingredients in a bowl to a sticky dough.

Bread Poha or Bread Pulao is not an unknown delicacy. It is a favourite of many who love bread in all forms and are lazy to cook, at times! It is a one pot dish that you can make, with several customisations, when the hunger pangs hit. A good and quick recipe for working mothers, Bread Pulao seems to be a saviour when children demand for snacks in the evening. Our mother has made us a fan of this dish by making it in the best possible manner, everytime she cooks it. It is an amalgamation and the perfect balance between sweet and spicy. Might we mention, the textures are varied and interesting as well. The softness of the bread, crunch from the peanuts, mushiness from the potatoes, makes it a full and interesting meal. I am sure you get the

Khichudi is a delectable and well known one pot meal, not just for Bengalis, but for Indians, in general. You might have heard your mother suggest Khichdi for lunch when you are sick or in our case, the day we eat vegeterian at home, Saturdays. Bengalis love their 'Bhoger Khichudi', a special offering during Durga Pujo at Pandals or the homemade version, which is packed with flavour, goodness, but is simple, all at the same time. It is accompanied with Lebra or a mix vegetable dish and roasted Papad for a full meal. Our mother has been cooking this Khichdi at home, since as long as we can remember. It has a disntic taste and flavour, that is simple, yet flavourful. We sure love this homemade meal and in order to share it with the world, we recorded her recipe as

Our Bengali mother knows numerous authentic Bengali recipes like the back of her hand. She can whip them up in the kitchen anytime, without referring to any recipe or instructions. One such recipe of hers that we love, especially during summers, is the Aamer (Mango) Chutney. It is perfect for consumption after a meal during the summer time as it cools the body while providing a tangy taste. Did we mention that it is simple to make too? It takes a little bit of patience to get the consistency of the mangoes right and then, the dish is a cakewalk. Everyone in our family loves this Chutney, we consume bowls of it post a meal and don't get bored of it in the least! Hence, a video of this on Rasoisaga, as well as a written blog, was coming! So, here

A forgotten delicacy of Kolkata which is loved by and made in several Bengali households, Dimer Devil or Egg Devil has a place of its own when it comes to good food! It is a complete treat for eggetarians or egg lovers who want to indulge in a filling snack. Not only is it filled with flavor, it's texture is what gives it the unique identity. Crispy from the outside, it has two layers on the inside, one is mushy with the potatoes and one is soft with the boiled egg. Do you picture it? Does it make you want to make one and eat right away? Then, keep reading this blog to know how our mother makes the authentic egg devil at home that everyone can't get enough of! She used to make this as a signature snack for

Are you a Kabab lover? Do you love Tandoori rotis, naan, tikkas? Then, this recipe is for you! Read on as we tell you how to make the most delicious chicken kababs at home with less oil, baked and filled with flavor! We tried this during the lockdown phase when we were craving for some good North Indian food and loved the outcome. We had chicken kababs and veg kababs for three days straight with roti and daal. Doesn’t get more desi than this, does it? Let us learn how you can make these at home too: INGREDIENTS: 250 gms boneless chicken 4-5 tbsp Yogurt(hung curd) 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste Half of a lime 1 tbsp salt ½ tsp mustard oil or regular oil Red chilli powder – ½ tsp Turmeric Powder/Haldi- ½ tsp Dhaniya Powder – ½ tsp Chaat Masala – ½ tsp Aamchoor Powder – ½ tsp Jeera Powder –

A staunch believer in organic eating, Anitha is an entrepreneur who is on a mission to source organic products from local farmers and supply them to consumers at large. She is doing so through her brand, Avadatta Organics. She sources the products from various regions of India through farmers and sells them to cities without preservatives, additives or chemicals. She believes a person’s health, well being, truly and largely depends on their eating patterns and food habits. One needs to have food that is unrefined, non processed and fresh to maintain a healthy diet balance. She tells us during the video shoot how people, in the present times, have taken to eating junk food extensively and how badly it affects their health. One might not understand its repercussions immediately, but it does affect in a negative way during the long

A passionate homecook who experiments with flavours, dishes and combinations in food almost everyday, Komal loves her kitchen and creating in it. A Sindhi, who wants to explore beyond Sindhi flavors in food, while keeping the basics intact, she is a true example of a mother who goes to lengths for giving the best to her child. Her 6 year old son, Riyanshu, is an adorable child, who helped his mother in the kitchen, throughout the shoot. He sat on the counter, cut out the Kokis from the dough, and in between demanded for snacks, while observing the process the entire time. It was truly a delight interacting with Komal as her eyes would shine everytime she spoke about food, the dishes she has innovated and indeed, she is a true-blue food lover just like us! When we connect to any

Comfort food for us is a warm bowl of soup, loaded with chicken, veggies and the perfect balance of taste. What’s better? If it has noodles added to it! We try various types of recipes with whole wheat noodles at home, be it spicy, soupy, with gravy or otherwise. If you love noodles, you will understand that there is a certain charm to having the thin, silky variety, flavored just the right way! Drooling? Let’s skip to today’s recipe then that will surely make you drool more! Thukpa is a Tibetan noodle soup which originated in the eastern part of Tibet. It is a favorite among Tibetan people and the Himalayan people of Nepal. It is, of course, consumed in other parts of the world, as a warm, comforting, one bowl meal that is filling, rich in protein and super