Nirmala July 24, 2018

1. Ras malai :

Ras Malai or Rosh malai is a dessert eaten in Pakistan,India and Bangladesh. The name Ras Malai comes from two parts in Urdu: Ras meaning juice/juicy and Malai, meaning cream. It has been described as a rich cheesecake without a crust.

2. Kachori :

Kachori is supposed to have originated in Uttar Pradesh or Rajasthan.[citation needed] In these states it is usually a round flattened ball made of fine flour filled with a stuffing of baked mixture of yellow moong dal or Urad Dal (crushed and washed horse beans), besan (crushed and washed gram flour), black pepper, red chili powder, salt and other spices. Additionally in Rajasthani cuisine, the Pyaaj Kachori (onion kachori) is very famous. Another form of Kachori which is famous in Rajasthan is the Mawa Kachori. It is a sweet dish which is dipped in sugar syrup. In Gujarat, it is usually a round ball made of flour and dough filled with a stuffing of yellow moong dal, black pepper, red chili powder, and ginger paste.In Delhi it is often served as a chaat. Also Delhi has another kind of kachori, called Khasta kachori or Raj Kachori.

3. Dahi vada :

Dahi vada (also known as Dahi Bhalla in Punjabi and Urdu, Thayir Vadai in Tamil, Thayir Vada in Malayalam, Perugu Vada in Telugu, Mosaru Vade in Kannada, Dahi Bara in Oriya and Doi Bora in Bengali) is an Indian chaat, prepared by soaking vadas in thick dahi (yogurt).[citation needed] The hot deep fried vadas are first put in water and then transferred to thick beaten yogurt. For best results, the vadas are soaked for at least a couple of hours before serving. To add more flavor, they may be topped with coriander or mint leaves, chili powder, crushed black pepper, chaat masala, cumin, shredded coconut, green chilis or boondi. Sweeter curd is preferred in some places in India, especially in Maharashtra and Gujarat, although the garnishing remains the same. A combination of coriander and tamarind chutneys are often used as garnishments in addition to those mentioned above.

4. Imarti :

Imarti or Jhangri in south India, is a dessert invented in Mughal kitchen and is now popular across the Indian Subcontinent including Rajasthan, West Bengal and South India. Imarti is made by deepfrying urad flour batter in a kind of circular flower shape, then soaked in sugar syrup. This sweet dish increased in popularity in other parts of India as theMughals expanded there, and found its place in Hindu Raj Bhog (Royal Food Menu).In North India it is often consumed with rabri (condensed milk). In South India, this sweet is served after a meal and also popular at weddings and festivals. In particular, Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh is famous for its imarti.

5. Bhunjia :

The Bhunjia are a scheduled tribe found in the state of Orissa in India. There homeland is the Sunabeda plateau which is roughly between 21¡ 25¡ North and 21¡ 30¡ north latitude and 82¡ 35¡ East longitude. It was a part of Khariar Zamindari, which formed the eastern and the southeastern region of Raipur district of Chhatisgarh division in Central Province till 1 April 1936, when it was transferred to Orissa on its creation. It is now in Komna block of Nuapada district in Orissa. Nearly 62 tribal groups are living in Orissa, out of which 10 tribal groups may be identified in Nuapada. The Bhunjias, a primitive tribe of Orissa, are found in Nuapada. Nuapada is considered as the homeland of the Bhunjias. 75 percent of the total population of this tribe lives here. They are living in the uphill range of Sunabeda plateau in Nuapada. According to the 1981 Census the population of Bhunjia was 7000 and now it must be around 10000. Accordingly 75 percent of populations i.e. about 7500 Bhunjias are living in Nuapada. According to the tribe, the term Bhunjia means growing out of land or origin from the earth.

6. Balushahi :

Balushahi is a traditional dessert in northern Indian Cuisine, Pakistani Cuisine, Nepali cuisine and Bangladeshi cuisine. It is similar to a glazed doughnut in terms of ingredients, but differs in texture and taste. In South India, a similar pastry is known as Badushah.Balushahis are made of maida flour, and are deepfried in clarified butter and then dipped in sugar syrup.

7. lassi :

Lassi is a popular, traditional, yogurtbased drink from India and Pakistan. Lassi is a blend of yogurt, water, spices and sometimes, fruit. Traditional lassi (a.k.a., salted lassi, or simply, lassi) is a savory drink, sometimes flavored with ground and roasted cumin. Sweet lassi, however, contains sugar or fruits, instead of spices.