Regional Food

Nirmala June 3, 2023

1. Sweets gheebased: halwa ladoo : Among Indias myriad sweets made with ghee or clarified butter and specifically those common in Delhi there are halwas and a variety of ladoo (in addition to the everpopular jalebi of course). Within those categories there are many types; halwas for instance are generally either soft and flourbased (such […]

Nirmala May 25, 2023

1. Ghugni : Ghugni is an evening snack in Eastern India (Assam, Bengal, Bihar, Orissa). Black gram (Kala Chana) or dried yellow peas or dried white peas is cooked with gravy, in the traditional eastern Indian style. It is then served with kurmura (puffed rice), and at times with hot onion pakoda/bhajiya. 2. Pura : […]

Nirmala May 25, 2023

1. Baati chokha of BALIA : Baatiis a hard, unleavened bread cooked in the desert areas of Rajasthan, and in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Its prized for its long shelf life and high nutritional content, and in desert areas, for the minimal quantity of water required for its preparation. Baati is always eaten with […]

Nirmala May 24, 2023

1. Rajasthani Subji : Gatte ki subji, Rajasthani curry, Mangori, Pakodi and Ker Sangari, the traditional subjis, are part of the daily meals here. A papad plain or masala is a must to sum up meals, as a tradition in Rajasthan. 2. Jaisalmeri Chane : chick peas cooked in the sour gravy 3. Jhajariya : […]

Nirmala May 22, 2023

1. Bhaja : Anything fried, either just after it has been salted or dipped in any kind of waterbased batter. Does not include croquettes, or crumbcoated items. 2. Chop : Croquettes, usually coated with crushed biscuit or breadcrumbs. 3. Rshogolla : Rshogolla, a traditional sweet, is one of the most widely consumed sweets in Westbengal. […]

Nirmala May 21, 2023

1. 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 deep-fried in […]

Nirmala May 17, 2023

1. Barfi : Barfi is a sweet confectionery from the Indian subcontinent. Plain barfi is made with condensed milk and sugar cooked until it solidifies. The many varieties of barfi include besan barfi (made with gram flour), Kaaju Barfi (made with cashews), and Pista Barfi (made with ground pistachios). The name is derived from the […]

Nirmala May 4, 2023

1. Sattu : Sattu is a foodstuff in South Asia consisting of a mixture of ground pulses and cereals. The dry powder is prepared in various ways as a principal or secondary ingredient of dishes. It originated in Bihar, India but is popular over a wide area of India and Pakistan.Sattu is the basis of […]

Nirmala May 3, 2023

1. Haleem : Its important to note that haleem a delicious meat stew is not really a Delhi food it has Persian roots is an official food in Hyderabad and is eaten in plenty of other parts of South Asia particularly by Muslims to break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan. But Delhi […]

Nirmala May 2, 2023

1. Papadum : Papadam, pronounced as poppadum is a thin, crisp discshaped Indian food typically based on a seasoned dough made from black gram (urad flour), fried or cooked with dry heat. Flours made from other sources such as lentils, chickpeas, rice, or potato, can be used. Papadams are typically served as an accompaniment to […]

Nirmala May 2, 2023

1. Ghevar : Ghevar is a Rajasthani sweet traditionally associated with the Teej Festival. It is disc shaped, and made from oil, flour and sugar syrup. There are many varieties of Ghevar, including plain, mawa and malai ghevar.It is very famous in the adjoining states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Gujrat, Madhya Pradesh (among others).It […]

Nirmala April 29, 2023

1. Pohay : Pohay or Pohe is a snack made from flattened rice. It is most likely served with tea or as a breakfast dish and is probably the most likely dish that a Maharashtrian will offer his guest any time of the day. It has a no. of variations the most common being Kanda […]

Nirmala April 27, 2023

1. Chainsoo : Chainsoo is dry or gravied dish prepared by using black gram dal (Kala Chana). Its variant preparation is made with Black Bhaatt called Bhatwani. 2. Thechwani : Thechwani can be prepared using radish root (pahari mula having round root) or potatoes. The preparation is called by this name as the radish root […]

Nirmala April 23, 2023

1. Chuak : Chuak is the traditional Tripuri ricebeer. It is made by fermenting rice in water. Its usually drunk on social occasions of any Tripuri ceremony as a ritual. Chuak is offered to village elders on any occasion or celebration in a traditional Tripuri family. 2. Chakhoi : A boiled cocktail of Musur pulses, […]

Nirmala April 16, 2023

1. Kofta : Kofta (see section Name for other names) is an Iranian, Middle Eastern, Indian and Balkan meatball or meatloaf. In the simplest form, koftas consist of balls of minced or ground meat usually beef or lamb mixed with spices and/or onions. In India, Turkey and Iran, koftas are usually made of lamb, beef, […]

Nirmala April 15, 2023

1. Balchao : Balchao is a spicy seafood or meat dish in East Indian cuisine. Balch 2. Croquette : A croquette is a small breadcrumbed fried food roll containing, usually as main ingredients, mashed potatoes and/or ground meat (veal, beef, chicken, or turkey), shellfish, fish, cheese, vegetables and mixed with b 3. Halva : Halva […]

Nirmala April 13, 2023

1. Pachadi : Pachadi refers to a traditional South Indian pickle used as side dish. Broadly translated, it refers to food which has been pounded. In Kerala and Tamil Nadu, pachadi is a side dish curry similar to the North Indian achaar.It is made of fresh vegetables and is served as an accompaniment for rice, […]

Nirmala April 3, 2023

1. Jalebi : Very popular throughout India for centuries jalebi are made from fermented batter which is fried in ghee into ropy pretzellike whorls and then soaked in a hot sugary syrup. While not unique to Delhi the orangey sweets are a very common sight on the street and in sweets shops across the city […]

Nirmala April 1, 2023

1. Urad Bhuda : Wash and soak the broken rice for 10 mins. Drain all the water and ground into a fine powder. Ground the urad dal with the rice flour, banana, 2 cardamons & the peppercorns to get a smooth paste. Add salt to taste and 1 tsp sugar , mix well and keep […]

Nirmala March 26, 2023

1. Samosa : One of the most widely known and enjoyed Indian snacks samosas are quite popular in Delhi and around North India which in general loves its fried goodies. Though regional variations abound up here samosas are triangular flourbased pastries stuffed with various ingredients such as spiced potato peas onions dal or paneer and […]