Recipes Beyond Borders- sometimes Exotic, mostly Healthy, always Delicious

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Bajra Khichdi – How to Make Haryanvi Bajra Moong Dal Khichdi

Bajra Khichdi – How to Make Haryanvi Bajra Moong Dal Khichdi

Delicious. nutritious, easy to make Haryanvi Bajra Khichdi of Pearl Millet and Moong dal/ split yellow lentils. Serve hot with kadhi or curd. For variety, add vegetables.

Raw Mango Pachadi with Neem Flowers – Mangai Vepampoo Pachadi

Raw Mango Pachadi with Neem Flowers – Mangai Vepampoo Pachadi

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Raw Mango Pachadi is specially prepared on Tamil New Year’s Day. Seasonal unripe mango, fresh neem flowers, chilli and Jaggery are cooked together and the sweet, sour, hot, savoury flavours meld into a delectable traditional rustic chutney

Gujarati Kachumber Salad – Colourful 10 minute Summer Cooler

Gujarati Kachumber Salad – Colourful 10 minute Summer Cooler

Kachumber Salad is a very Indian salad of fresh chopped vegetables with a dash of lemon juice and chilli. Served along with rice, dal and vegetables in a thali meal, it goes equally well with roti and sabzi or with biriyani or can be had just by itself as a light lunch. Pomegranates add an exotic flavour to the salad.

Refreshing Neer Mor – Buttermilk with chilli ginger herbs and cucumber

Refreshing Neer Mor – Buttermilk with chilli ginger herbs and cucumber

Neer Mor -Refreshing summer cooler of Buttermilk made from yogurt and water, spiced with green chilli and flavoured with herbs, ginger and cucumber and tempered with mustard seeds and curry leaves. Chill and serve on a hot summers day.

Goan Bitter Gourd Kokum Dal – Easy Indian Lentil and Gourd curry

Goan Bitter Gourd Kokum Dal – Easy Indian Lentil and Gourd curry

An authentic easy recipe for a delicious Goan Bitter Gourd Kokum Dal, an Indian curry with red lentils cooked with bitter gourd and jaggery, and ingredients from the Konkan Coast, kokum shells and terphal, a variety of Sichuan Pepper. Serve with hot rice on a festive occasion or when you want to make something special!

Arbi ki Kadhi – Colocasia Root in Yogurt Gravy

Arbi ki Kadhi – Colocasia Root in Yogurt Gravy

Traditional Arbi ki Kadhi, this simple curry of colocasia in yogurt gravy from Chattisgarh cuisine, is a delicious treat with hot rice and ghee or with roti. Easy to make and has very little oil or spice and is yet so tasty!

Baingan Badi Sabzi – Curried Aubergine with Black Gram  Fritters

Baingan Badi Sabzi – Curried Aubergine with Black Gram Fritters

Delicious Baingan Badi Sabzi from Bihari cuisine, a curry of aubergine (brinjal) with fried black gram fritters (urad dhal badi or wadi), made nutritious with fresh spinach and dill leaves and flavoured with cumin, fenugreek and turmeric. Plan to make the badi a few days ahead as they need to be sun-dried for 2-3 days.

Assamese Aloo Pitika – Mashed Potato in Mustard Oil

Assamese Aloo Pitika – Mashed Potato in Mustard Oil

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Easy Assamese Aloo Pitika – mashed potatoes in mustard oil, onions, hot green chillies. Vegan and gluten free, this is a simple tasty dish from North East India

Oying Vegetable Stew From Arunachal Pradesh

Oying Vegetable Stew From Arunachal Pradesh

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Oying Vegetable Stew from the cuisine of Arunachal Pradesh in the Indian North East. Simple stew of potatoes, beans, cabbage boiled with chillies and ginger. No oil or spices. Vegan, gluten free

Tomato Peanut Orange Peel Chutney Andhra Style- with Turmeric

Tomato Peanut Orange Peel Chutney Andhra Style- with Turmeric

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Tomato Peanut Orange Peel Chutney Andhra Style with Turmeric Easy tasty, nutritious. Orange peel adds zing and aroma. Serve with dosa, idli, chapatti or rice!