Neemki: A Himachali Mango Onion Pickle flavoured with fenugreek and carom seeds

Neemki | Instant Mango Pickle From Himachal Pradesh

Sometimes, simple recipes surprise you with the depth of flavour they deliver and this recipe for Neemki, an instant raw mango-onion pickle from Himachal Pradesh is one such instance. I came across this recipe from Neemki on a blog called Cooking from the queen of hills in my quest to mango pickles

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Beduan Roti | Arbi Stuffed Makki di Roti

Beduan Roti | Makki Roti with Spicy Arbi Stuffing from Kangra Valley, Himachal Pradesh

Today, I am presenting the recipe for Beduan Roti, a very unique stuffed roti/paratha from the Kangra Valley region of Himachal Pradesh. This is a Makki Roti stuffed with a spicy filling made with Arbi. The result is a filling and delicious paratha that needs just some buttermilk and white

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Balaee - Chana Khichdi from Himachali Pradesh

Balaee: Kala Chana Khichdi Cooked in Buttermilk from Himachal Pradesh

Bal?ee (Balaaee) is a mildly spiced khichdi made with rice and kala chana cooked in butter milk with very few spices. Filling and delicious.

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Meethe Chawal, Zarda Chawal or Sweet Rice - Ramadan or Ramzan, Eid

Meethe Chawal | Zarda Pulao Recipe

Meethe Chawal as the name suggests is Sweet Rice laden with dry fruits. It is an essential part of festivities in North India, especially in Punjab.

Also known as Zarda Chawal, this delicacy is also a part of Iftar during Ramzan or Ramadan and for Eid celebrations.

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Raintha – Dates and Spinach Raita – A Kangra Valley Dham Recipe – Fiesta Friday #47

I have already talked about the Dham or the traditional village feast at a Kangra Valley Wedding in my post on Mandra (Chickpeas in Yogurt). While I loved the Mandra, the dish that made a lasting impact on me was the Raintha, a traditional raita made with Khajur, Palak, and Walnut Paste.

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Madra or Mandra – Chickpeas in Yogurt Sauce – Kangra Valley Dham Recipe

A couple of months ago, I had the chance to visit the Kangra Valley in Himachal Pradesh to attend a wedding. I used the time to also see this beautiful part of India. Given the limited time I had, I did the usual tourist circuit of Dharmashala and McLeodganj. This

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