Doon Chetin| Kashmiri Walnut Chutney

Have you ever tried out Doon Chetin, a walnut chutney in Kashmiri style? I tried it out at home recently, and fell head over heels in love with it, as did my family.

Check out the recipe, just in on my photo blog!

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Haryana-Style Aloo Chutney Pulao

Have you heard of Aloo Chutney Pulao? Have you had a chance to try it out?

For the uninitiated, Aloo Chutney Pulao is a famous dish from the Indian state of Haryana. Made with a lot of mint and coriander, this is a very simple preparation, yet bursting with flavour. The pulao was a huge hit at home, and I am so thrilled to have discovered it!

Check out the recipe, just in on my photo blog!

 

Gujarati Kadhi Recipe

We are quite the kadhi-loving family. A well-made cup of kadhi makes our day. We love most versions of kadhi – from the non-sweetened Gujarati one and the South Indian more kozhambu to the Himachali rehru. Making kadhi is always the preferred way to use up any leftover curd in the house.

Today, I am going to share the recipe for another version of Gujarati kadhi, sweetened with jaggery or sugar. This is a very simple dish, rendered full of flavour thanks to the assorted spices that go into the tempering. This Gujarati kadhi makes for a beautiful accompaniment to phulka rotis and sabzi, with khichdi or plain steamed rice.

Check out the recipe, just in on my photo blog!

Dadpe Pohe| Beaten Rice (Poha) Salad

The husband and I absolutely love poha. We make many different versions of poha (aka beaten rice, flattened rice or rice flakes, aval in Tamil), for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Yes, that’s how much we love it!

I’m always on the lookout for new styles in which to cook poha, so I got all intrigued when I read about Dadpe Pohe recently. Dadpe Pohe is basically a Maharashtrian specialty, and is consumed in some parts of Goa as well. The unique thing about this dish is that it is uncooked – except for the tempering that goes into it. This makes it a poha salad, eh?

Check out the recipe, just in on my photo blog!

Daal Bafauri| Zero Oil Recipe From Chattisgarh

The theme for this month’s Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge is ‘Recipes from Chattisgarh’. From the multitude of very interesting dishes that the state of Chattisgarh has to offer, I chose to make a light, steamed snack called Daal Bafauri. This dish uses absolutely zero oil and is, hence, perfect for the aged and infirm, weight watchers, and children alike. It tastes lovely, and makes for a perfect tea-time snack. What’s more, it is very, very simple to put together as well.

Check out the recipe, just in on my photo blog!

Vegetarian Thukpa| Tibetan/North Eastern Vegetarian Noodle Soup

The thukpa is a kind of noodle soup that originated in Tibet, but is quite popular in parts of North East India. When I tried my hands at making it recently, it turned out absolutely delish, and we loved it to bits. It made for a hearty lunch for the husband and me, a lovely change from the usual. It’s the perfect thing to make right now, considering the chilly weather in Bangalore presently.

Check out the recipe, just in on my photo blog!

Gongura Thokku| Spicy Andhra-Style Sorrel Leaf Chutney

Gongura thokku, a spicy gongura (sorrel leaf) chutney, is a very popular dish from the state of Andhra Pradesh. It makes for a beautiful accompaniment to piping hot ghee rice, and the husband and I love thulping it down with dosas as well. I learnt the recipe from a friend of my mom’s, who hailed from Andhra Pradesh, and it has been practised and perfected over time. My 92-year-old granny, who was brought up in Bellary alongside Telugu neighbours, approves of it, too.

Check out the recipe, just in on my photo blog!

Boiled Fruit Cake| Instant No-Alcohol Plum Cake

Beautiful, beautiful plum cake is ready!

Christmas is still a few months away, I know, but it is always a good time for ‘plum cake’ at our house.

Try out this instant version of the plum cake, which needs no alcohol and no soaking for months on end, and is yet absolutely moist, rich and extremely flavourful!

The recipe is just in, on my photo blog!