Karva Chauth Recipes

9 Delicious and Healthy Recipes To Make Karwa Chauth Special

Friday, 14 October 2016 00:00

Karwa Chauth has been a long lasting Indian tradition that portrays the devotion of wife towards her husband. It is a custom that every married woman fasts one day for her husband’s long lasting life. The festival is mainly celebrated in the north part of India and it is predominant in the states of Rajasthan, Haryana, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. The festival mainly depicts the wife’s love and affection towards her husband through the Indian customs and tradition.
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Amritsari Dal Recipe

Amritsari Dal Recipe

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 12:00

Amritsari Dal recipe is an authentic winter food among the people of Punjab. The Dal is made with a blend of Black Urad Dal and Channa Dal which is cooked in a pressure cooker. Then the tempering is given with onion, ginger, garlic and flavoured with authentic spices. It is a tradition among Sikh to serve this Amritsari Dal in their local Gurudwara which gives a comforting feeling to people who visit the place. Serve the Amritsari Dal with Ajwain Puri, Phulka or it can also be served along with Palak Makhana. If you are looking for North Indian Dals here are some of our favourites: Delicious Dal Makhani Recipe without Onion and garlic Cholar Dal Recipe (Bengali Style Chana Dal) Navrang Dal Recipe ( Spicy Mixed Lentils)  
Arbi Cutlet Recipe (Spiced Colocasia Patties)

Arbi Cutlet Recipe (Spiced Colocasia Patties)

Monday, 10 October 2016 00:00

Arbi Cutlet is a crispy golden brown patties made with Colocasia root and flavoured with the Indian spices. It is the perfect tea time snack for a healthy start. Arbi or Colocasia is famous among the Sindhi's and it is basically originated from the Patra leaves. The Colocasia root that is being used in this Recipe is rich in Vitamin A, Magnesium, Potassium etc., which makes it a perfect dish to include in a healthy diet. You can relish the Arbi Cutlet (Spiced Colocasia Patties) along with Dhaniya Pudina Chutney (No Onion No Garlic). If you are looking for some Tea Time Snacks, here are some of our favourites : Moong Bhaji Recipe (Moong Fritters) Mumbai Style Spicy Murmura Recipe (Spicy Roasted Puffed Rice) Ragi Masala Twisters Recipe (Healthy Snack)
Hariyali Paneer Tikka Masala Gravy Recipe (No Onion No Garlic Recipe)

Hariyali Paneer Tikka Masala Gravy Recipe (No Onion No Garlic Recipe)

Wednesday, 05 October 2016 00:00

Hariyali Paneer Tikka Masala Gravy is a rich and flavourful vegetarian sabzi made with Cottage Cheese traditionally called as panner. Hariyali in Indian language means the colour "Green" which comes from the gravy made with a combination of coriander leaves, mint leaves, green chillies and ginger.  The gravy is authentic to Punjabi Cuisine. Traditionally the paneer are marinated with the Hariyali gravy and cooked in Tandoor which gives a succulent texture to the panner and is then cooked in the flavourful gravy. Serve your exotic Hariyali Paneer Tikka Masala Gravy with Phulka or Garlic Naan. If your looking for more panner recipes here are some of our favourites : Achari Paneer Tikka Recipe Matar Paneer Galette Recipe Crispy & Spicy Paneer Starter Recipe
Ajwain Puri Recipe

Ajwain Puri Recipe

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 00:00

Ajwain Puri Recipe is a very simple Indian unleavened bread which is made from wheat flour and flavoured with a pinch of turmeric and some toasted Ajwain seeds.The bread is deep fried in peanut oil which gives it a crispy and puffed texture. Ajwain seeds have a very distinctive aroma which gives the bread a unique taste.  The Puris are traditionally consumed more by the Indian subcontinent which is eaten for breakfast or as a light meal. There are many variation In the southern and northern region as well. Serve your delicious puffed up Ajwain puris with Amritsari Aloo or Palak Makhana to make it a complete meal. If you are looking for more Indian Bread, here are some of our favourites: Lauki Paratha Recipe (Bottle Gourd Flatbread) Nutty Aloo Paratha Recipe Garlic Naan Without Yeast Recipe
Aloo Amritsari Recipe

Aloo Amritsari Recipe

Monday, 03 October 2016 00:00

Aloo Amritsari Recipe (Navratri Fasting/Vrat Recipe) is a one pot dish made with cubed potato and cooked with sauteed onion, tomato and flavoured with Indian spices. It is an authentic delicacy of Punjabi Cuisine. Amritsari aloo is easy and quick to prepare and also a comforting dish to be eaten during a meal time. Aloo having a good amount of starch and an excellent source of Vitamin C will energise your body. You can serve it along with Ajwain Puri and Phulka to make it a complete meal. If you are looking at North Indian Dry Subzis here are some of our favourites: No Onion And No Garlic Aloo Gajar Matar Ki Sabzi Recipe Gavar Ki Sabji Recipe (Cluster Beans Curry) Bengali Phool Gobhir Paturi Recipe (Cauliflower & Potatoes With Poppy Seed Paste)  
Cucumber Green Chilli Raita Recipe

Cucumber Green Chilli Raita Recipe

Monday, 26 September 2016 00:00

Cucumber Green Chilli Raita is made from yogurt with a mixture of fresh produce such as cucumber, carrot and tomato with a little hint of chopped green chilli. The chopped coriander gives it a garden-fresh aroma. The raita is then finished with a sprinkle of some Indian spice like cumin powder and red chili powder to give it a hit of spice. Serve the Cucumber Green Chilli Raita as a side dish when you make Biryani or Parathas If you are looking for yogurt recipes here are some of our favourites: Peanut Chaat With Spiced Yogurt Recipe Mirchicha Chatka (Fire Roasted Chillies WithYogurt Recipe) Homemade Low Fat Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Recipe
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Karva Chauth - Customs & Traditions with Authentic Homemade Recipes

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 11:17

There is something incredibly romantic about the festival of Karva Chauth and for me, this romance was created long before Shahrukh and Kajol made the festival popular with DDLJ. Every year I would see my parents showing love and affection publicly, something that was typically not a common thing in our household. 
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Maa Ki Dal Recipe (Punjabi-Style Slow Cooked Black Urad Lentils)

Maa Ki Dal Recipe (Punjabi-Style Slow Cooked Black Urad Lentils)

Monday, 26 October 2015 00:31

Maa Ki Dal Recipe (Punjabi-Style Slow Cooked Black Urad Lentils) is similar to Dal Makhani in many ways, as it uses the same lentils — whole urad dal with skins and some rajma thrown in. But Maa Ki Dal has a much lighter preparation and gets its classic taste from being slow cooked over hours, which lends depth of flavour. A typical speciality in Punjabi Cuisine, this dal is often preferred over the popular Dal Makhani which is left to be savoured at restaurants or a thing for celebration meals. Maa Ki Dal can be served with Lachha Paratha and Jeera Rice, for a comforting Punjabi meal. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Dal recipes such as Panchmel Dal Recipe Urad Ki Sukhi Dal Recipe Banjara Dal Recipe
Pheki Mathri Recipe (Crispy Fried Savoury Fritters)

Pheki Mathri Recipe (Crispy Fried Savoury Fritters)

Sunday, 25 October 2015 00:29

Pheki Mathri Recipe is a nostalgic one for me. It takes me back to train journeys from my childhood, which always invoke memories of two things - aloo poori and mathri-achar. The pheki (salt less) mathri crispy fried to perfection, is one of my favorite North Indian snacks specially when eaten with the Punjabi mango pickle. The texture of mathri is a classic - almost like savory flaky shortcrust. Crisp on the outside yet soft and flaky on the inside. Pheki Mathri Recipe would always be a part of our long train journeys but are also great to make ahead for festive celebrations like Karva Chauth and Diwali. If you like tea time snack recipes, here are more options to try Makki Ki Baked Mathri Recipe Carrot Pudina Masala Vadai Recipe Vazhaipoo Vadai Recipe (Banana Flower Fried Savoury Snack) Oriya Kancha Kadali Bara Recipe
Mithi Mathri Recipe (Crispy Fried Sweet Fritters)

Mithi Mathri Recipe (Crispy Fried Sweet Fritters)

Saturday, 24 October 2015 11:20

Methi Mathri Recipe is a traditional deep-fried snack of flat fritters flavoured with typical Indian spices. It is usually made during the festive season when every household swings into action preparing a host of homemade sweets, desserts and savoury snacks. Mathri is usually savoury and spiced with ajwain amongst other things, but this recipe is for a sweetened mathri. It is essentially a shortcrust pastry like dough, flattened into rounds and deep fried till golden. Then, the mathri is coated with sugar syrup, creating a crunchy, but flaky fritter laced with a hint of sweetness, perfect for the festive celebrations. You can make this ahead and serve it at a festive gathering too. If you like tea time snacks recipe, try more dishes like Mumbai Style Masala Khichiya Churi Recipe Vrat Ki Kachori Recipe (Savory Buckwheat-Paneer Pastry) Thenkuzal Recipe (South Indian Snack) Baked Paneer Corn Kebab Recipe
Gur Paare Recipe ( A traditional Punjabi Wedding Sweet)

Gur Paare Recipe ( A traditional Punjabi Wedding Sweet)

Thursday, 22 October 2015 00:56

The Gur Paare Recipe is a traditional Punjabi sweet that is made during the festive season or when there is a special occasion in the family, like a wedding. I love weddings but one of my favorite part of the punjabi weddings is the shaadi ki mithai. The sugar and jaggery sweet almost similar to a candy or a sugar coated biscuit is very typical of a Punjabi wedding and no wedding is considered complete without it.
North Indian Pheni Recipe (A Thin silky Seviyan Kheer)

North Indian Pheni Recipe (A Thin silky Seviyan Kheer)

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 00:31

Pheni or the seviyan is typically found in the market and served on karwa chauth. It pre-fried in ghee and is sold at the halwai shops in cute round pieces. You put them in boiling milk and enjoy it after a while as a light kheer. Pheni is a perfect delicious and easy to make dessert. Since its quick to make this is often eaten as a part of morning sargi for Karva Chauth. I have always loved Pheni and used to make mum buy loads of it at the time of Karva Chauth and relish for months post that once a week.
Meethe Chawal Recipe (Zarda Pulao)

Meethe Chawal Recipe (Zarda Pulao)

Monday, 28 September 2015 00:01

Meethe Chawal Recipe is a sweet preparation of rice often served as dessert. There is a warmth of whole spice combined with rice flavors of saffron and cardamom. Meethe Chawal is a popular dessert in Northern province of India. Delicious saffron and cardamom flavored Meethe Chawal are a perfect end to any Mughlai/ Punjabi meal. No Punjabi festive celebration is complete without a bowl full of Meethe Chawal. Serve Meethe Chawal (Zarda Pulao)warm, garnished with sliced pistachio and almonds for a festive dessert or a dessert for a party when you plan a Mughlai Meal. If you are looking for more rice preparation here are some: Balinese Black Rice Pudding Recipe Fenugreek & Egg Fried Rice Recipe (Anda Methi Chawal) Bengali Holud Mishti Pulao Recipe (Saffron Flavored Rice With Nuts Recipe)  
Aloo Tamatari Recipe (Potatoes Cooked In a Tomato-Based Stew)

Aloo Tamatari Recipe (Potatoes Cooked In a Tomato-Based Stew)

Thursday, 20 August 2015 08:32

Aloo Tamatari Recipe is a quick and easy potato stew made in a tomato-based gravy. With just a few spices that are easily available in any Indian kitchen, and the staples like potato and tomato, this stew comes together in a pressure cooker with minimal effort. It is spicy, warm and comforting and makes a delicious accompaniment to Vegetable Pulao or can also be served with Puris or Lachha Paratha. Did you know: Potatoes are known be to be packed with phytonutrients that include carotenoids, flavonoids and caffeic acid. These substances are known to help prevent cell damage, help in digestion, heart health, blood pressure and even cancer prevention. Although only 20% of the potato’s nutrition is found in the skin, the skin also has fiber that helps in digestion. Research also says that most of the vitamin C and potassium are found in the potato’s flesh and that’s why it’s best to enjoy every part of the spud. If you like this recipe, you can also try other gravy recipes such as Chole Capsicum Masala Veg Chilli Milli Recipe Sekta Ni Sing Recipe  
Chole Pindi Recipe (Spicy Chickpea Curry)

Chole Pindi Recipe (Spicy Chickpea Curry)

Saturday, 11 April 2015 00:55

The Chole Pindi Recipe is a very traditional recipe from the North India made from chickpeas that are spicy and tangy packed with flavors from ginger and lemon. The Pindi Chola can with made from either regular white chickpeas or the dark brown variety called the desi chana. Either way, the Pindi Chole is the dry form the Chana Masala and makes a perfect weekend lunch recipes or even as a main course for parties. Did You know: Chickpeas make for a very nutritious and healthy diet. It reduces cholesterol, prevents constipation and helps prevent digestive disorders. Chickpeas are rich in potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and calcium. It also has impressive amounts of iron, sodium, selenium and small amounts of copper, zinc and manganese. If you are looking for more Lunch recipes here are some : Cauliflower Sabzi & Tawa Paratha | Kids Lunch Box Recipes Spicy Yogurt Chapati Recipe Spicy Mixed Vegetable Pulao Recipe (Karnataka Style)
Stuffed Gobi Ka Paratha (Spiced Cauliflower Flat Bread)

Stuffed Gobi Ka Paratha (Spiced Cauliflower Flat Bread)

Saturday, 04 April 2015 00:52

Stuffed Gobi Ka Paratha Recipe is a simple wholesome flat bread, that is easy to make and even more nutritious to eat. The addition of flax seeds, along with spices and herbs, makes this paratha a perfect choice for a lunch box or a weekend breakfast along with a spicy mango pickle and yogurt. Did You know: Cauliflower is a member of the cancer-fighting cruciferous family of vegetables. Cauliflower is anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich, and may boost both your heart and brain health. Eating cauliflower will provide your body with impressive amounts of vitamin C, vitamin k, beta-carotene, and much more while supporting healthy digestion and detoxification. If you are searching for Stuffed Paratha here are some: Spicy Rice Stuffed Paratha Recipe Vegan Black Beans Stuffed Paratha Recipe Cabbage & Dal Stuffed Paratha Recipe
Basundi (Rabri) Recipe (A Nutty Condensed Milk Pudding)

Basundi (Rabri) Recipe (A Nutty Condensed Milk Pudding)

Wednesday, 06 August 2014 05:30

Basundi also known as Rabri in some parts of India is a creamy rich dessert, is prepared especially during the festivities of Kali Chaudas and just about every small function or a party. One of my favourites is to top the Basundi over hot Sitaphal Pancakes (custard apple). The Basundi (Rabri) tastes equally delicious when combined with Jalebi, Rasogollas, Malpua’s and Gajjar Halwa to name a few of the Indian Mithai (Sweets). Do give this recipe a try in your kitchen and you will love it for its rich creamy and nutty flavors. Serve the Basundi (Rabri) hot or cold, during any season or serve it as a party dessert and enjoy.  If you are looking more Indian Sweets and snacks  here are some :  Milk Kesari Recipe (South Indian Paal Kesari) Elai Vadam Recipe (A Traditional South Indian Rice Papad) Homemade Jalebi Recipe
Puri Recipe (Puffed Fried Indian Bread)

Puri Recipe (Puffed Fried Indian Bread)

Wednesday, 20 January 2010 11:06

Puri is a traditional Indian bread savored in most regions of India. It is soft deep fried bread that is made from whole wheat flour. Addition of nigella, fennel or ajowan seeds enhances the flavor of this bread. At home Puri’s are a delicacy and we love to savor it the most during the Mango season. Puri and Keri No Ras combination along with Shrikhand, Gujarati Dal and with a green vegetable like Walor Ringna nu Shaak is absolutely divine. If you like this recipe, try more variations while making puris, like- Pumpkin Wade (Sweet Pumpkin Pooris) Recipe Bedmi Poori Recipe (Spiced Split Black Lentil Pooris) Methi Bajra Poori Recipe Radhaballabhi Recipe (Bengali Stuffed Poori With Spiced Urad Dal)

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