Gajar ka halwa also known as gajrela or gajorer halwa, is a sweet dessert pudding originating from the Indian subcontinent, associated mainly with North India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. It is made by placing grated carrot in a pot containing a specific amount of water, milk and sugar and then cooking while stirring regularly. It is often served with a garnish of almonds and pistachios. The nuts and other items used are first sautéed in ghee, a South Asian clarified butter.
Khichdi or khichri, is a South Asian preparation made from rice and lentils (dal). Khichdi was the inspiration for the Anglo-Indian dish kedgeree, and is also commonly considered to be the inspiration for the popular Egyptian dish, kushari. In Indian culture, it is considered one of the first solid foods that babies eat.
The Greek ambassador of Seleucus mentioned that rice with pulses is very popular among people of South Asia. The Moroccan traveller, Ibn Battuta mentions…
Namak para / namakpare / nimki / nimkin / namkin is a crunchy savoury snack eaten in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Namak para is ribbon-like strips of pastry delicately seasoned with ajwain, cumin seeds, carom seeds, and caraway seeds and deep fried in pure ghee (clarified butter). It requires approximately 10 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to cook.
The name derives from namak ("salt"), the main seasoning for the pastry, other ingredients include atta flour (whole…
Pulihora, Puliyodarai, Puliyogare or simply Tamarind Rice is a common rice preparation in the South Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Puli in Pulihora can be translated as "sour taste" referring to the characterizing use of tamarind as one of the main ingredients.
As Hindus consider turmeric powder a symbol of auspiciousness, Pulihora is usually cooked on special occasions and festive days. It is presented to God as part of prayers also given as prasadam in…
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