Peas Pulao | Matar Pulao

Peas Pulao | Matar Pulao is a very simple rice dish, which pairs very well with spicy and creamy side dishes. I always have a rice recipe when I make roti and subzi for lunch or dinner. This is one

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Amritsari Aloo Subzi – Potatoes In Tomato Gravy

I am making recipes to highlight different flavors from different states of India. Yesterday I blogged about the Haryana special Bajra roti which is a gluten free flat bread made with millet flour. Today I have a very simple and

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Shahi Aloo Matar – No Onion, No Garlic Shahi Aloo Mutter – Potatoes and Peas in Rich Tomato Gravy

Making ‘No Onions, No Garlic’ recipes used to be a nightmare earlier, but these days I am finding them a lot easier to cook recipes without onion. When Thinking of making a subzi under the theme of gourmet subzi’s with

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Karamani Subzi without Onion, Garlic and Tomatoes – Lobia Subzi – No Onion, No Garlic, No Tomatoes Recipe

‘Gravies without tomato’, how hard that can be, was my first reaction to the theme and I chose that right away. When sitting down to think of recipes, I could not come with any. I referred to cookbooks, my hand-written

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Chura Matar – Chooda Matar – Banaras Chooda Matar – Banaras Special Matar Poha – Flattened Rice with Green Peas

Banaras also known as Varanasi or Kasi as I knew it when growing up holds a very special place in my heart. My good part of childhood years was spent in the Northern India and we frequently visited Banaras for

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Paneer Butter Masala – No Onion No Garlic Version

Festival times are fun and those are days I struggle the most as well planning the meals. Coming from a Traditional TamBrahm family, I was raised not eating onions or garlic during festival days and shraad days. It was mostly

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Mini Thaali from Uttar Pradesh – No Onion, No Garlic Thaali

30th April, 2014 Uttar Pradesh holds a very special place in my heart. I spent a good part of my child hood in Kanpur and Lucknow and spent time with some amazing people. Our life there was very simple and

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Benarasi Aloo Matar / Rasedar Aloo Matar (UP Style Peas and Potato Curry) – No Onion, No Garlic Recipe

This is a subzi from Uttar Pradesh that is very close to my heart. I lived about 6 years of my life in Kanpur and I was exposed to many North Indian recipes because of that. My mother who is

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Mitha Khechudi and Mitha Dali from Odisha/Orissa – Sweet Kichadi with Sweet Dal

22nd April, 2014  Odisha formerly known as Orissa is a state in the east coast. Odisha shares its borders with West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh. Bhubaneswar is the capital of the state. Oriya (now officially called Odiya) is

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Aloo Methi (Potato and Fenugreek leaves curry) – No Onion, No garlic recipe (Vegan Thursday)

29th May, 2013 Recently I came across an event called the Tried and Tasted, in which we had to try out recipes from a particular given blog and post about that. This month’s chosen blog is Maayeka, which happens to

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