Dal Dhokli

Dal Dhokli is a delicious traditional Gujarati comfort food, made with many variations and known by different names in other states of India. In North India it is called Dal Pitthi. The Dhokli is made with wheat dough, then rolled into thin circles and cut into square or diamond shapes. The Dhokli is then mixed into the sweet-sour Gujarati dal and tadka with ghee and spices; and left to simmer until it gets cook properly. This recipe utilizes Jowar flour along with wheat flour to make it healthier. This one bowl meal can be prepared over the weekend, which gives a big change to our daily meal. You can use your leftover dal, and convert it into a healthy Dal Dhokli!

Dal Palak

Dal is a very important dish in the Indian cuisine, and every household had different variations of dals. Sometime we enjoy plain dal and sometimes tadka dal with some veggies in our every day meals.Today i would like to share a very simple, easy, and very healthy recipe, Dal Palak. Palak/spinach has a lot of health benefits and has a beautiful color. Many dishes can be prepared using palak like curries, parathas, koftas, cutlets, pakoras, kababs and so on. Some times we can use palak puree to give a natural green color to our recipes. This recipe utilizes two types of dal: toor dal and moong dal. You are free to add one or both of them. The boiled dal is cooked along with spinach, garlic and other spices, which gives it an aromatic smell, and taste. Dal palak is best served with plain rice or roti.

Bhindi Curry (Bihari Style)

Bhindi/Okra is one of the popular vegetables and loved by many people. It can be prepare in any form be it dry, stuffed, or curry. You can prepare variety of dishes using Bhindi and different places have their own variations.This recipe is generally prepared in the state of Bihar and has a mustard flavor. This recipe is prepared by cooking sauteed bhindi in onion, tomato and mustard gravy. This curry goes very well with phulka, parata or plain rice. Visit my other Bhindi recipe like Bindi masala, Bindi Fry and Stuffed Bindi.

Malai Chicken Kabab

Chicken Kabab is a famous non-vegetarian appetizer. Malai Chicken Kabab is a very simple recipe, which includes chicken marinated with cheese, cream, yogurt,some herbs and grilled in oven. Kids love these kababs as they are less spicy and give a creamy taste. Adding basil and thyme leaves present a beautiful aroma and taste to this recipe. Enjoy this great appetizer with your family and friends.

Methi Papdi

Papdi is a crunchy salty Indian cracker which goes well as a tea time snack. It is also used to prepare mouthwatering papdi chaat. It is served to guests during festivals like Diwali or Holi and once prepared can be stored for 2 weeks in air tight containers. The main ingredients for this recipe are all purpose flour, wheat flour, and methi (fenugreek).You can either deep fry the papdi or bake it, I have tried both and both come out very crispy. You can either use roasted methi or fresh fine chopped one. Enjoy this snack with your family and friends. 


Paan Kaju Katli (Burfi)

Preparing sweets is an integral part in celebrating many Indian festivals. Diwali is around the corner and everyone will be looking for preparing a special sweet. Kaju Katli is one of the most popular sweets, and liked by everyone. This recipe is a slight twist to the original Kaju Katli recipe with a refreshing flavor of fresh paan leaves. The recipe is prepared using blended paan(betel) leaves, cashew powder, sugar and flavored with rose essence. Try this delicious sweet this Diwali and surprise your guests. 

 

Kala Chana Fry (Ghugni)

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and keeps you energetic the whole day. Kala Chana Fry aka Ghugni/ghughuni is a very popular breakfast item in Bihar. Its a very simple recipe prepared by stir frying boiled kala chana with onion and light spices.This dish is tasteful as well as healthy. It also goes very well with tea or coffee. Try this recipe, I am sure you will love it and add it to your breakfast routine.

Shahi Aloo Mutter

Potatoes are kings in veggies, with which we make several delicious dishes such as snacks, curries, bread or appetizers. Potatoes are also an all time favorite for kids. This dish is prepared with baby potatoes (but you can use big potatoes as well) without the use of onion and garlic. Adding cashew nuts into this curry gives a rich and thick texture and shahi taste to the dish. You can also add thick curd instead of cashew nuts. This dish can be made during the navratri festival, and is a great dish if you don’t want to add paneer. Shahi aloo mutter is best served with rice, roti, poori, naan or parathas.