Gujarati Khichdi

Blogging Marathon# 49: Week 1/ Day 1 Theme: Weekend Brunch Recipes Dish: Gujarati Khichdi My theme for the first week of this month’s marathon is ‘Brunch Recipes’. Brunch should be hearty and filling, but not too filling that it is going to make you take an early afternoon nap. Also since we are skipping breakfast to eat brunch, it should be nutritious enough to keep you going and charged for at least 3~4 hours. With all those in mind, here’s a one pot dish that is sure to keep you full and energized until the next meal. Being a south…

Amiri Khaman (Split Chickpea Squares)

Blogging Marathon# 47: Week 1/ Day 3 Theme: North Indian Starters Dish: Amiri Khaman I think my geography is a little dicey but I have a pretty good idea of Indian geography. I know where each state of India is located and I promise that I know this even before I did A-Z Indian states marathon. I’m surprised that most of the people from the North are so confused about the 4 south Indian states. They think everyone from the south is from Chennai and no the hindi movie ‘Chennai Express’ does not help even a little bit. So anyway…

Darbari Dal (Revisitng Recipe)

Blogging Marathon# 45: Week 4/ Day 1 Theme: Revisiting Old Recipes Dish: Darbari Dal We are starting our final week of blogging marathon today and I picked a seemingly easy theme, Revisiting Old recipes. But it was quite a tough task picking just 3 dishes to revisit from my archives. This blog has been around for more than 8 years and there are ton of dishes that need some TLC. So after browsing through the blog for a very very long time I decided on 3 dishes that I wanted to remake and take some new pics.

Bajre Ki Khichdi (Pearl Millet/ Sajjala Khichdi)

Blogging Marathon# 42: Week 1/ Day 1 Theme: All about Millets Dish: Bajre Ki Khichdi Yet another month rolls by and today we are starting this month’s blogging marathon. Big difference for me is I’m joining the lovely BM gals only 2 weeks this month, because it is vacation time and we are packing for a month long trip to India — yay!!!!!! I wanted to skip this month altogether, but Valli’s themes pulled me in. So for the first week, I picked up a relatively easy theme, All about Millets. I have started cooking with millets about 5~6 years…

Sprouts Mixed Vegetable Pulao

Today’s recipe is from a Telugu cooking show and I have made it a number of times since I watched the show. It is a healthy and delicious dish with sprouts, mixed vegetables and spicy masala paste. This is a great way to use sprouts and with the addition of mixed vegetables, it is a balanced dish to serve for lunch or dinner. It also reheats really well making it perfect for lunchboxes.

A Vegetarian Indian Thali

Blogging Marathon# 40: Week 4/ Day 3 Theme: Bookmarked recipes from BM# 39 Dish: Indian Thali So for the last day of the marathon, I created a thali with some of the recipes that I bookmarked from last month’s mega marathon. Indian thali usually consists of a Bread, Rice dish, a dry curry, a gravy curry, chutney and something sweet to end the meal. Most of the dishes in this thali are from the North Eastern states of India. To be honest, I had no idea about the eating habits or the popular dishes from any of the North Eastern…

Ragda Pattice/ Patties (Chaat from Mumbai)

Ragda Pattice is a very popular Chaat item from Mumbai. This was the first dish I made for Maharashtra, but changed it to Vada Pav and kept this for ‘Cooking from Cookbook Challenge’ instead. I’ve never made ragda pattice at home until I saw this recipe being made on a Telugu cooking show and made it twice since then. I remember enjoying this snack on the road side stalls in Hyderabad, one particular one close to my aunt’s house was our favorite. Prepping the chutneys (green & sweet) is the most time taking for making chaats and if you have…