Mom Must Know

1 Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer is the famous north Indian curry. A perfect blend of spinach and cottage cheese is sumptuous to have. Apart from its taste, it is very healthy, which is yet another reason why many people love it.

Ingredients to be used :

  • Paneer – 500 gm
  • Palak (Spinach) – 500 gm
  • Methi (fenugreek leaves) – 100 gm
  • Onion – 1 chopped
  • Tomato – 1 chopped
  • Ginger paste – 1 tsp
  • Garlic paste – 2 tsp
  • Dhania Powder (Coriander Powder) – two tablespoon
  • Jeera powder (Cumin seeds powder) – one tablespoon
  • Garam masala – 1 tsp
  • Salt according to taste
  • Red Chili powder
  • Oil – four tablespoon
  • Fresh cream – two tablespoon
palak-paneer

 

2 Khandvi

Khandvi is the famous snack in gujarati cuisine. Main ingredients to be used are Gram flour and yoghurt.

Ingredients to be used: –

  • Gram flour (besan)- 2 cups
  • Ginger- one-inch pieces
  • Green chilies- 2
  • Oil- four tablespoons
  • Yogurt- one cup
  • Salt according to taste
  • Turmeric powder (Haldi)- 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon juice- 1 tbsp
  • Asafoetida (Hing)- a pinch
  • Mustard seeds- one tsp
  • Coconut grated- two tsp
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped a few sprigs
khandvi

 

3 Chole Bhature

Chole bhature is one of the most favourite snack of north India. Chole bhature is something that can make you run for a bite.

Ingredients to be used: –

For Bhature-

  • Maida – 2 cups
  • Suji – ¼ cup
  • Salt
  • Sugar – 1 tsp
  • Baking soda – ¼ tsp
  • Yogurt (Curd) – ¼ cup
  • Water – ¼ cup

For Chole-

  • Chana – 1 cup
  • Oil – four tablespoon
  • Jeera – one tablespoon
  • Onion – one finely chopped
  • Ginger-Garlic paste – one tablespoon
  • Tomatoes – two finely chopped
  • Chana Masala – one tablespoon
  • Red Chili Powder – one tablespoon
chole-bhature

 

4 Gajar ka Halwa

Name itself is enough to bring water in mouth. It is also known as gajrela which is originated predominantly in north India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.

Ingredients to be used: –

  • Carrots – 1 kg
  • Milk – 2 cups
  • Ghee – 3 tsp
  • Sugar – ¾ cup
  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Raisins
  • Khoya – ¾ cup
gajar-ka-halwa

 

5 Pav Bhaaji

Initially, it was originated in the state of Maharashtra which is now famous in all over India. Pav bhaaji is healthy because it is a blend of different veggies.

Ingredients to be used: –

  • Cauliflower – ½ chopped
  • Potatoes – 4-5 boiled and mashed
  • Tomatoes – 3-4 chopped
  • Onions – 2 chopped
  • Cabbage – ¼ chopped
  • Green beans – ½ cups chopped
  • Carrots – ½ cup chopped
  • Peas – ¼ cup
  • Ginger – 1 piece
  • Green chilies – 3 finely chopped
  • Garlic – 6-8 cloves
  • Oil – 3 tsp
  • PavBhaji masala – 2 tsp
  • Salt
  • Butter – 2 tsp
  • Lemon wedges
  • Fresh coriander – ½ cup
pav-bhaaji

 

6 Mango Sandwich

Mango sandwich was not prevalent in earlier times, it is more of a recent origin. A consolidation of mango with bread gives it a luscious flavor.

Ingredients to be used:

  • Four bread slices
  • One ripe Mango
  • Butter to spread
  • Lettuce (as per taste)
mango-sandwich

 

7 Dahi Yakhni

The most prevalent Kashmiri cuisine, also known as Aab Gosht. To prepare this dish, we require a lamb ribs meat.

Ingredients to be used: –

  • Meat – 1 kg
  • Onions – 6-7 finely chopped
  • Ginger- ½ piece finely chopped
  • Whipped curd (yogurt) – 250 gms
  • One tablespoon ghee or Four tablespoon oil
  • Cinnamons – 6-7 pieces
  • Six cloves
  • Red chili
  • Salt
dahi-yakhni

 

8 Chicken Pakora

Chicken pakora is famous as an appetizer and is eaten in many states of India. Chicken pakora apart from being tasty and luscious, it is very healthy and rich in proteins.

Ingredients to be used: –

  • Boneless Chicken – ½ kg
  • Lemons – two
  • Vinegar – 2 tsp
  • Ginger-Garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Maida (Flour) – 2 cups
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chili
  • Water
chicken-pakore

 

9 Sandesh

Sandesh is a famous Bengali dessert which is prepared with the help of milk and sugar. In some recipes of Sandesh, chhena and cottage cheese is used instead of milk.

Ingredients to be used: –

  • 150gms Paneer (cottage cheese)
  • 6-7 Tsp Sugar
  • ½ Cup grated khoya
  • 5-6 Chopped almonds
  • 4-5 Semi-crushed cardamom
  • 5-6 Strands kesar (saffron)
sandesh

 

10 Shahi Paneer

Another most delectable curry of north India. Shahi paneer has a bit sweet taste which makes it more palatable to eat.

Ingredients to be used: –

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) – ½ kg
  • Cream – 1 cup
  • Shahipaneer masala
  • Cardamoms – 2 pieces
  • Tomato – 1 kg
  • Onion – 1 (finely chopped)
  • 1-2 Bay leaves (TejPatta)
  • Cinnamon – 1 piece
  • Sugar according to taste
  • Salt
shahi-paneer

 

11 Benne Dosa

Benne Dosas are delectable south Indian pancakes which is made with the help of rice batter. Benne Dosas are translated as Butter Pancakes. Benne Dosas are served with different toppings often customized too and are made with extra butter.

Ingredients to be used: –

  • 2 Cup dosa rice.
  • 1/2 Cup urad dal.
  • 1 Tsp fenugreek seeds (optional)
  • 2 – 3 Cup puffed rice (depending on the climate)
  • 2 Tsp maida or all-purpose flour.
  • 1 Tsp sugar.
  • 1/4 Tsp baking soda or cooking soda.
  • 1/2 Cup unsalted butter.
benne-dose

 

12 Suji ka Halwa

A famous dessert, which is prepared with the help of semolina and sugar, which is then garnished with almonds.

Ingredients to be used: –

  • 1Cup Suji
  • 1Cup ghee
  • 4Cups water
  • Cashews
  • Almonds
  • Raisins
  • 4-5 Pods of green cardamom split open
  • 2Cups sugar according to taste
suji-ka-halwa

 

13 Kheer

Kheer is the most scrumptious sweet made in north India, which is usually prepared on some special occasion and is considered as a sweet to celebrate happiness.

Ingredients to be used: –

  • Long grain rice – ¼ cup washed and drained
  • Milk – 4-5 cups
  • Cardamom seeds – 2-3 seeds
  • Almonds
  • A generous pinch of Saffron soaked in a little hot milk
  • Sugar according to taste
kheer

 

14 Raita

Raita is usually prepared with the help of curd and is common name of condiment famous in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

Ingredients to be used: –

  • Boondi – ½ Chopped Cucumber
  • 1Tsp chat masala
  • Salt (according to taste)
  • Red chili powder (if you want it to be spicy)
  • 2 Cups plain curd
raita

 

15 Egg Curry

Being aware of the versatile demeanor of eggs, they are widely used to make curries in Indian cuisine. Eggs are widely eaten across India because they are healthy and rich in vitamins.

Ingredients to be used: –

  • Hard boiled eggs – four
  • Onion – one
  • Green peas – one cup
  • Pureed tomato – ½ cup
  • Garlic – 3-4 cloves
  • Ginger – ½ inch piece
  • Green chilies – two pieces
  • Coriander leaves – two tablespoon
  • Red Chili Powder – one tablespoon
  • Salt
  • Turmeric powder – ¾ tsp
  • Coriander powder – ½ tsp
  • Garam masala – ¾ tsp
  • Vegetable oil / ghee – 2-3 tsp
egg-curry

 

16 Fish Biryani

This dish is widely eaten across different states of India. As the name suggests, it is prepared by fish and assorted styles of fish biryani can be made as per the preference of the eater.

Ingredients to be used: –

  • Fish filet – one kg cut into small pieces
  • Onions – one cup finely grated
  • Ginger paste – one tablespoon
  • Garlic paste – one tablespoon
  • Cumin seeds – one tablespoon
  • Garam masala – one tablespoon
  • Coriander powder – one tablespoon
  • Chili powder – one tablespoon
  • Turmeric powder – one tablespoon
  • Yogurt (Dahi) – one cup
  • Coriander leaves – one cup chopped
  • Green chillies
  • Biryani masala – one tablespoon
  • Onions – 1/3 cup fried
  • Rice – 2 cups cleaned/washed
  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Cloves – 4
  • Peppercorns – 4
  • Cinnamon – 1
  • Green cardamoms – 4
  • Salt according to taste
  • Hot water – 3 cups
  • Saffron
fish-biryani

 

17 Chicken Butter Masala

This dish is the most famous amongst the Punjabis. This pungent dish can make your mouth water even when you are finished eating.

Ingredients to be used: –

  • Oil- 4 tsp
  • Butter – 100 gm
  • Ginger-Garlic paste – 2 tsp
  • Chicken – ½ kg
  • Tomatoes – 300 gm blended
  • Red chili powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Curry powder – 2 tsp
  • Salt according to taste
  • Kasturimethi – 4 tsp
  • Fresh cream – 300 gm
  • One piece ginger
chicken-butter-masala

 

18 Tadka Dal

Dal is a term famous in India for dried pulses. Dal is eaten which chapatis, phulka, and rice. This is a famous dish eaten for lunch across India.

Ingredients to be used: –

  • Toor dal/ Arhar dal – one cup
  • Ghee – four tablespoon
  • Onion – one finely chopped
  • Garlic paste – one gtablespoon
  • Turmeric powder – ¾ tablespoon
  • Salt according to taste
  • Chili powder – ½ tablespoon
  • Jeera (Cumin seeds) – one tablespoon
tadka-dal

 

19 Pakoras

This is a fried snack which is eaten widely throughout India.

Ingredients to be used:

  • Besan (chickpeas flour) – 1 cup
  • Coriander/Dhania powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala – 1 tsp
  • Ajwain seeds – 1 tsp
  • Green chilies – 2 finely chopped
  • Coriander leaves – 2 tsp finely chopped
  • Turmeric – 1 tsp
  • Potato – 1 thinly sliced
  • Onion – 1 finely chopped
  • Few thinly sliced florets of cauliflower
  • Water
  • Salt according to taste
  • Oil to fry
pakoras

 

20 Ras malai

A famous Bengali sweet dish originated in India, is a famous dessert and scrumptious enough to eat.

Ingredients to be used: –

  • One tin rasgulla
  • Store bought condensed milk (Nestle/Amul)-1/2 tin
  • Water – 5 cups
  • Milk – 750 ml/ 3 cups
  • Sugar according to taste
  • 7-8 Green cardamom peeled and pounded
  • Two generous pinches of saffron/kesar
  • Handful of chopped pista and almonds
rasmalai