Rajma does not need any introduction for an Indian household. Likewise Kidney beans is widely known term in west too. Having said that Rajma has not been so popular as Chole (Chick Pea) or Samosa in west. Objective of my recipe here is to familiarise this to my audience in west as well as for the from Indian subcontinent to suggest how to make restaurant style authentic punjabi rajma masala.
Call it “Hakka Noodles” or “Chinese Noodles” with Indian twist, it means same for me. One of my all time favourite dish. If go to any buffet or any place where these noodles are in menu, I will never be able to say no, such a big fan 😀
Think of biryani and thoughts that crosses mind is of aromatic smell spices and an image of long grain rice in a plate. Normally biryani would also bring images of chicken or lamb biryani in mind. For vegetarians, it would mean the image of vegetable biryani.
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.
Rabdi (रबड़ी) or Rabri is a popular north Indian dessert made out of milk. It does not require a long list of ingredients to make Rabri, but it simply tastes divine and out of this world. I have sweet memories of this sweet, as its one of my favourite sweet. I have grown seeing my mum make rabdi at home numerous times, and this was one popular dessert at our home anytime a guest used to come for a meal.
“Dal Bukhara” ( दाल बुखारा ) is a velvety smooth slow cooked black lentil simmered in a tomato based gravy. The world famous Bukhara restaurant of ITC Maurya in Delhi serves the best dal Bukhara. Their Dal Bukhara is just ultimate. I had always fancied trying this at ITC Bukhara (from where this dal originated) ever since I learnt about this dal and I got a chance to try this dal in my recent trip to india.