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CHOLE BHATURE


Chole Bhature is a combination of chenna masala and fried bread called bhatura from India.
            It is a world famous recipe from the Punjabi Cuisine. Chole is a spicy curry made from white chickpeas whereas bhatura is a fried leavened bread.
It is known throughout the country for its delicious tangy taste. It can fall under fast food, street food, complete and as a breakfast item.
There is the right use of Indian spices for preparing chole and varieties of bhatura like aloo bhatura, pannier bhatura are available.

IDLI

           It is a traditional breakfast in south Indian households. It is a savoury cake that is popular throughout India and neighbouring countries like Sri Lanka. It is made by steaming a batter consisting of fermented black lentils and rice.  Since plain Idlis are mild in taste,  a condiment is considered essential and are often served with  sambhar, chutnies and dry spice mixture podi.

PANI PURI

                   It is a common street snack in several regions of Indian subcontinent.In east India it is known as Phuchhka, while in north india it is called golgappa.
                   It consists of a round hollow puri, fried crisp and filled with a mixture of flavored water, tamaring chutney, chilli, chaat masala, potato, onion and chickpeas
                   It literally mean “water bread”. It is a popular dish all over the country because of its delightful taste of mixture of khatta, meeta, theeka .

VADA PAV

                 It is a vegetarian fast food dish native to the Indian state of Maharashtra. The dish is a simple creation involving a deep fried potato patty with some coriander and spices served in a bread roll with condiments
                   It originated as a cheap street food in mumbai and is very popular among the office goers and students to beat their hunger as it was very much affordable.
One of the earlier and most popular vada pav stalls was the khidki vada pav in kalyan, which was started in late 1960s by the Vaze family, who used to sell a vada pav from a window of their house facing the road.

DHOKLA

               It is a vegetarian food item originated from the Indian state of Gujarat. It is made with a fermented batter derived from rice and split chickpeas .It can be eaten for breakfast, as a main course, as a side dish, or as a snack.
              Dhokla is usually served with deep fried chillies and chutney made from coriander. Some of the popular kinds of dhokla are khatta dhokla, rasia dhokla, toor dal dhokla, rawa dhokla and green peas dhokla.

BRIYANI

                        It is a South asian mixed rice dish with its origins among the muslims of the Indian Subcontinent.
It is generally made with spices, rice and meat. The word “briyani” is an urdu word derived from the Persian language.
                        In North india, different varieties of briyani developed in the muslim centers of delhi, lucknow and other small principalities.  In south India, where rice is the staple food, several distinct varieties of briyani emerged from Telengana,  Tamil nadu, Malabar region of Kerala and Karnataka.

KULFI

                    It is a popular frozen dairy dessert from the Indian subcontinent and is often described as  “Traditional Indian Ice-cream”. The word is derived from Persian language which means a covered cup.
It is traditionally prepared by evaporating sweetened and flavoured milk via slow cooking and after reaching a semi-condensed mix it is frozen in tight sealed moulds. It has a distinctive taste due to caramelization of lactose and sugar during the lengthy cooking process.

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