Dhaba Style Dal Fry/Dal tadka (दाल फ्राई /तड़का) is a North Indian dal (Lentil) recipe. In some places it is also spelled as Dhaal or Daal. It is the most common dish in Indian cuisine, it enjoys an iconic place due to its distinctive taste and aroma. It is so common that every Indian household will know about this. However, there is variations in how it is made and which lentil is used to make it. In my recipe, I will focus on typical Dal Tadka as you will find in north / punjab region of India.
For a sweet lover, what can be better than having a double bonanza of Gulab Jamun and Chocolate? This is like a happy fusion of two great sweets. Gulab Jamun of India fusing with Chocolate of West. If this idea itself gives a sweet kick, then continue reading to find out how to perform a happy marriage of these two sweets.
For those who loves cake, would know what it means by a soft, fluffy, light weight and yet tasty cake. In my quest of trying out various cakes, I decided to make this “Orange Pistachio cake”, where the key ingredient is Orange and is topped with Pistachio.
Liver fry or tawa kaleji fry is simple way to cook chicken, lamb or mutton liver using some simple spices on a flat pan. This process of cooking yields a dry dish which can be used as a side dish or can be consumed with naan bread. Not everyone loves livers. As they say either you love liver or don’t love it, just like marmite, you either love it or hate it.
Dahi Vada (दही बड़ा) is a popular Indian snack which is made by soaking vada (fried lentil balls) in yogurt, and topped with chutney and spices like chilli powder and roasted cumin powder. Dahi vada and Holi (festival of colors) has a strong bond in my life. Every Holi my mother used to make Dahi vada to be served for guests who used to come to play Holi at our place. As a kid, it used to give a new dimension to Holi for me. Not sure if I used to wait for Holi more or dahi vada, but I used to thoroughly enjoy the eating dahi vada whilst our faces were smeared with colors. Making dahi vada on holi has been a tradition in my family and what a pleasant surprise the same is the tradition at my in-laws place.
Being north -Indian if I say that Paneer paratha is something new, it will be utter lie. Paneer paratha is one of the many popular paratha varieties from punjab region of India. It is served in most restaurants as well as punjabi dhabas (road side eateries). In most of punjabi (and north Indian) households paratha is often part of one or other meal.
About 2 years ago I posted recipe for bruschetta con funghi, one of pizza express delicacies. Inspired by same, I had tried bruschetta bread with toppings of mushroom and cheese, and I made this again one of those “ready in minutes” starter. This “cheesy mushroom bruschetta” is really simple to make and you can certainly earn brownie points from your guests, as it tastes simply superb! Thanks to the crunchy crust and cheesy topping, it tastes like mine pizza.