Chirer Pulao (Flattened Rice Pulao)

Ingredients– 1.5 cups chire (flattened rice) 1 medium sized boiled potato 1 tbsp oil 1/4 tsp cumin seeds 1/4 tsp fennel seeds 1 tbsp peanuts 1 tbsp cashew nuts 1 tsp raisins 1 medium sized onion, chopped finely Salt to taste 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 2 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp ghee Method – Wash the…

Chicken Salad Sandwich

Ingredients – 1.5 cups boiled and shredded chicken 1/3 cup onion, finely chopped 1/4 cup green bell pepper, finely chopped 1/2 cup mayonnaise A few lettuce leaves, torn Salt and pepper to taste 8 slices bread Method – In a medium bowl, mix all the ingredients except bread and lettuce Place the mixed ingredients equally…

Sardine Salad Sandwich

Ingredients– 200 gm oil packed skinless, boneless sardines, drained 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 tsp Dijon mustard Salt and freshly ground black pepper 8 slices multi grain bread, toasted Lettuce, tomato, cucumber for topping Method – Combine the sardines with all ingredients and mash well with…

Egg Sandwich

Ingredients– 4 slices soft white bread 2 boiled eggs 30 gm softened butter Freshly ground black pepper Salt to taste Method– Trim the edges of the bread and set aside Chop the hard boiled eggs finely Whisk the butter in a bowl Add the chopped eggs Add pepper and salt Put this mixture between the…

Dalia Khichdi (Broken Wheat Khichdi)

Ingredients– 1/4 cup Dalia (broken wheat) 1/4 cup moong dal (skinned yellow lentils) 1 medium onion, chopped 1 tsp grated ginger 1 green chilli slit 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes 1/2 – 1 cup mixed vegetables chopped (carrots, peas, beans, cauliflowers) 1/2 tsp chilli powder 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp salt…

Keema Paratha (Mutton Mince Paratha)

Ingredients– For the Dough – 2 cups whole wheat flour 1/2 tsp salt 2 tbsp vegetable oil + more for frying For the Filling – 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1/2 cup chopped onions 1 tsp ginger garlic paste 300 gm keema (minced mutton) 1 tsp coriander powder 1 tsp red chilli powder 1/2 tsp turmeric…

Kala Chana Chaat (Black Chickpea Salad)

Ingredients– 1 cup black chickpeas, washed and soaked overnight 1/3 cup chopped tomato, seeds removed 1/3 cup chopped onion 1-2 chopped green chillies 1-2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves 1-2 tbsp chopped mint leaves 1 tsp chaat masala 1/4 tsp kala namak (rock salt) 1/4 tsp amchur (mango powder) 1/4 tsp red chilli powder Salt to…

Aloo Bhujia

Ingredients– 1 tbsp mustard oil 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1 medium onion, chopped 1 big clove garlic, grated 1/2” piece ginger, grated A pinch of turmeric powder A pinch of red chilli powder A pinch of amchur powder 1/8 tsp coriander powder 1/8 tsp garam masala powder 4 medium sized peeled and chopped potatoes Salt…

Bathua Saag Paratha

Ingredients– For the Dough – 2 cups whole wheat flour 1/2 tsp salt Water to make a soft dough 2 tsp ghee For the Stuffing- 500 gm bathua leaves, chopped, washed and strained 1 tbsp mustard oil 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1 pinch asafoetida powder 2-3 chopped green chillies 1” ginger, grated 1/2 tsp red…

Kholasapori Pitha (Assamese Rice Flour Pancake)

Ingredients– 1/2 cup rice flour powder A pinch of salt A pinch of turmeric powder (optional) 3 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves 1 small onion, finely sliced 2 baby carrots, grated 2 green chillies, finely chopped 1/2 cup water or a little more if necessary Mustard oil for smearing the pan Method – Combine all…