Dal Baati Churma

Dal Baati churma is probably the most popular of the Rajasthani cuisine. Ghee dipped baatis are served with a spicy dal and sweet churma laddus. Add gatte ki sabji and rice to this and this turns into a big delicious and royal Rajasthani meal for you. As with all other recipes, this is my family… Continue reading Dal Baati Churma

Badam ka Seera

Seera is a Rajasthani sweet dish made of whole wheat flour, pure ghee, and sugar.  This dish is a part of every important celebration or pooja. It can be cooked in a jiffy and doesn’t require any fancy ingredients. My grandmother makes badam ka seera (Almond seera) and it is to die for. She used… Continue reading Badam ka Seera

Rajasthani Mirchibada

Mirchi bada in Rajasthan or mirchi bhajji is South is a delicious street food made of thick and long green chillies dipped in gram flour and deep fried. It perfectly complements piping hot tea on a rainy day. For a very long time, this was our Sunday special snack along with other bhajiyas. In Rajasthan… Continue reading Rajasthani Mirchibada

Gatte ke Chawal

Gatte ke chawal is my family’s signature monsoon dish. Gatte is type of boiled or fried gram flour dumplings used in Rajasthani cuisine. This delicious rice cooked with fried gatte, potatoes, and basic spices gets ready in a jiffy and tastes best when it is piping hot. This is one of the very few dishes… Continue reading Gatte ke Chawal

Raw Mango Rice (Kairi Ke Chawal)

Raw mango rice is the summer version of tamarind rice or lemon rice. Cooked rice is mixed with a paste made of raw mango, urad dal, chana dal and ground nuts. Summers in Hyderabad can get super hot and my mom’s way to avoid getting into the kitchen is to cook dishes that can be… Continue reading Raw Mango Rice (Kairi Ke Chawal)

Fruit Shrikhand (Fruit Yogurt)

Shrikhand is an Indian dessert made with hung yogurt, sugar, dry fruits, and cardamom powder. This is a fruity version of the traditional homemade Shrikhand. This is one of the desserts we had as kids (there were no pastries or doughnuts). We mostly had homemade desserts like these which we would help our grandmother prepare… Continue reading Fruit Shrikhand (Fruit Yogurt)

Ker Sangri

Ker sangri is one of the most popular dishes from Rajasthan.  Ker sangri are dried berries and beans which are found in abundance in the desert. They do not look edible at first look but you have to taste this curry to know why it is so popular in Rajasthani cuisine. It is a part… Continue reading Ker Sangri