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Indian Street food recipes|Vegetarian Recipes

bhee

Kuneh Ja Bhee|Steamed Lotus stem Chaat

Apart from the quintessential Papad, pickle, Kadhi and Saibhaji, Sindhis are well known for their love for the lotus stem and they are the most avid eaters of this slightly nutty, mildly sweet, crunchy stem. Their insatiable appetite for Bhee is the reason that lotus stems are particularly found in markets in and around Sindhi […]
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Pomegranate chuntey

Dhaarun Ji Chutney|Pomegranate Chutney

Dhaarun or Pomegranate is yet another exotic ingredient used conventionally in Sindhi cuisine. Generally the dried seeds of Pomegranate, commonly known as Dharun Khaata (Annardana) are used in popular Sindhi food like Koki , Sannah pakora, Tidali dal etc. But the chutney made from fresh pomegranate seeds is also served at many street food carts […]
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Lotus Stem Tikki

Bheeya Ji Tikki|Stuffed Lotus stem Tikki

A Sindhi’s love for Lotus stem dates back to pre-partition era and our forefathers loved the nutty flavored, woodsy looking, stringy/hairy stem of Lotus flower so much that they started cultivating it here in India, around their homes, and hence  this Lotus stem or Bhee is still found mostly in Sindhi dominated areas.Those who grew […]
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kulfi2

Kesar Pista kulfi

I often wonder, what it is that make certain food so evocative, decades later? The smell of besan being roasted, triggers the memories of my mother making Sindhi Kadhi on weekends. The sight of corn on the cob, being roasted on charcoal, reminds me of the monsoon evenings, when a lime with salt and chili […]
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upma

Kirng Upma|Thick savory porridge using Samo seeds rice

Kirng or Samo seeds rice is often used in India to cook ‘fasting foods. Also known as Bhagar or Moraia , Samo seeds are  a kind of wild rice (seeds), hence named as ‘Jungle  rice’. Botanically known as Echinochloa colona, it is actually a weed growing in rice fields. Samo is widely used in India, […]
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bhelpuri

Bhelpuri With Salad|A Not So Sindhi Chaat Recipe

Bhelpuri~ One of the most popular chaat/ street food! Indians need no introduction for this quick to whip up, tangy mixture of puffed rice, boiled potatoes, chopped onion, farsan (crispy or crunchy, mixed fried munchies) mint and coriander chutney (dip), sweet tamarind/sonth chutney topped up with some crunchy sev (thin, fried, salted gram flour noodle […]
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Dal Moth

Dal Moth|Moong Dal With Moth Beans

Dal Moth~ Many of you might confuse it with the snack Dal Moth (Farsan), but this isn’t it ! Generally Sindhis relish a hearty breakfast of Dal Moong and Koki, where Dal moong being yellow moong dal topped over whole green gram. Personally I find green grams bit bland and not much appealing to my […]
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Lahori gajhar, sweet potato

Lahori Gajhar|Sweet Potato in Sugar syrup

Sweet potatoes are the sweeter tuberous roots that are long and tapered, and have a rustic look , feel and taste. There are many varieties of these roots available around the world, ranging from pale yellow skinned to orange or  from red to purplish hued skin. A rich source of Vit A and Beta-carotene, it […]
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Chickpea garbanzobean curry

Chola Dhabhal|Garbanzo beans Curry with bread|Sindhi Breakfast

Many Sindhis  begin their Sundays with a visit to  roadside food cart for a hot , king sized, breakfast, fit to celebrate the holiday mood. The  breakfast served on a lazy Sunday morning, at almost every nook and corner of Sindhi localities, happens to be either Dal pakwan, Dal moong, or else Chola Dhabhal (Chola […]
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Sprouts alu tikki chaat

A Healthy Alu Tikki Chaat

Talking about a Mom’s worries, unanimously each of us would confess it to be  feeding our kids just the right food. Healthy food options aren’t hard to find, thanks to blooming internet resources, cookbooks, Cookery shows etc. To cook those healthy recipes too isn’t a big problem but the toughest challenge is to feed the […]
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Bread chaat

Guilty pleasures~Bread Chaat

No, I wont talk  about the fire barfing Sun, neither about the “Laila” , the spoiler cyclone that is scaring the hell out of the people of Andhra. I wont talk about the global warming that is responsible for the unbearable temperature shifts, melting icebergs, Ash spewing volcanoes…no..no such talks today…I am too paranoid of […]
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dalsandwich

Reposting~ Dal Sandwich

Food blogging is Hazardous. Yeah, what else will you call an obsession when all you can think of, is cooking food (mind you..cooking and not eating..for the eating part, a blogger keeps  hunting for a  scapegoat ) all day long, and many times in your dreams too. A recipe request by a reader of your […]
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kulfi

Kesar Pista Kulfi

Oops it already started melting….. To begin with, it’s my Better Half’s Birthday today , So Happy Birthday Dear Hubby (Even though you dislike publicly displaying affection and all those mushy sentiments..still….). Then comes the rantings (Ahh that’s my favorite part of blogging..lol). It is a long Weekend here in India and me and kiddie […]
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