Simple South Indian Vegetarian Thali — Fresh Cucumber Salad Recipe

BM# 74: Week 3/ Day 2 Theme: Thalis/ Spreads Dish: Simple South Indian Vegetarian Thali Today I have a simple South Indian vegetarian thali. Coming up with a menu is quite a task — picking dishes that complement each other is an art. So I took the help of my Dakshin cookbook. The author, Chandra Padmanabhan, has…

Vegetarian North Indian Thali — Dal Makhani Recipe

BM# 74: Week 3/ Day 1 Theme: Thalis/ Spreads Dish: Vegetarian North Indian Thali – Dal Makhani My theme for this week’s Blogging Marathon is ‘Thalis/ Spreads‘. I usually stay away from this theme because cooking a whole spread is a tedious and time-consuming thing and even if I did make the whole spread, I…

Orissa Sweet Khichdi

Orissa — Mitha Khechudi & Mitha Dali

Blogging Marathon# 39 – Indian States: Day 21 State: Orissa Dish: Mitha Khechudi & Mitha Dali (Sweet Khichdi with Sweet Dal) Today we are going to Odisha, formerly known as Orissa, located in the east coast of India. Orissa shares a border with Andhra Pradesh, but I never had a chance to visit it. My dad went there for work years ago and brought back a souvenir from Konark Sun Temple. I’ve seen his pictures at Puri Jagannath temple and Bhubaneshwar. That’s the most I knew about Orissa. Odisha has culinary tradition spanning centuries. I was really surprised to read…