Methi Thepla – A Popular Gujarati Special Roti

Methi Thepla is to travellers in Gujarat what Pulihora (Puliyodarai) and Daddojanam (Thayir Sadam) are to South Indians. A roti made with wheat flour, yogurt, oil, and loads of fresh fenugreek leaves, it stays fresh for 3-4 days. The trick to making it last is to use oil liberally in the dough

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Phool Gobi ke Paranthe | Cauliflower Paratha

Cauliflower is a vegetable that I am at a loss to cook with. I mostly use it in Pulao and Biryani or then in a dry curry such as Phool Gobi Aur Matar ki Bhaji (Cauliflower and Peas Curry). Recently, I learnt to make this Phool Gobi Ke Paranthe (Cauliflower Paratha) from the lady who

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Makki di Roti: THE Accompaniment for Sarson da Saag

My last post was Sarson da Saag or a curry made with Mustard Greens from the Indian state of Punjab. When Sarson da Saag is mentioned, Makki di Roti follows immediately as the two as inseparable. This recipe if for Makki di Roti that is made with ONLY Maize Flour or

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Spicy, Nutty Palak Rotis or Parathas (Unleaved Spinach Bread)

I like experimenting with various ways to spice up rotis or parathas. While one way is to use innovative fillings, another way is to add ingredients to the dough to give the rotis or parathas a twist. This week, I tried Palak Parathas that were spiced up with some peanuts, sesame and assorted

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A Yummy Paneer Paratha with a Twist (Hint: Has Papad)

I learnt this recipe from Asha, the girl who helps me with cooking at home. 🙂 Asha helps in 3 other households with cooking and often shares recipes for innovative dishes she learns. Inhabitants of one other home she works at seem to be as much of foodies as we are and

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Aloo Paratha – Unleavened Bread Stuffed with Spicy Mashed Potato

Aloo Paratha is universally loved Punjabi stuffed bread that can be had for any meal; be it breakfast, lunch, or dinner. There are few dishes that can beat the satisfaction of a well-made, warm Aloo Paratha with chilled dahi (curd or plain yoghurt), white butter and spicy pickle! The best Aloo Paratha I ever had was made

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