Pahari Dishes And Recipes

June 30, 2009 | Post By: Vinay Dobhal | Editor: Rashmi Binjola




Uttarakhand is famous not only for its tourist places and pilgrims but also for its values and culture. The culture and tradition of the state can be seen in its songs, dance and also in its delicious dishes.

These dishes and recipes along with richness in its taste are highly nutritious. The recipes to these dishes are also simple to prepare.



Gahat Ki Daal

Gahat Ki Daal

Daal prepared from Gahat, tempered with Gandharein (Angelica Glabris), Asafoetida (Hing) and Cumin (Sauf) seeds. Gahat (Kulath) daal adds taste to your daily food and have health benefits as well. It is beneficial for patients having kidney stone.

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Green Chutney

Green Chutney

Chutney is a sauce in the cuisines of the Indian subcontinent that can include such forms as tomato relish, a ground peanut garnish or a yogurt, cucumber and mint dip. Green Chutney can be served in any occassion with any other dish to double the grace of your meal with its taste.

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Jhangore Ki Kheer

Jhangore Ki Kheer

Jhangore ki kheer is a sweet dish prepared with Jhangora mixing it with milk. Main ingredients of this dish are Jhangora and Milk; both of which are very benefial for a human body. This dish is very tasy and easy to prepare.

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Jholi

Jholi

Jhol means very thin gravy. Jhol can be made out of tomatoes, potatoes and other tubers. On the other hand Jholi is gravy made out of curd. It is comparatively a much thicker jhol and similar to phanu in preparation. Main ingredient of this dish is besan or rice flour which is added with curd and other ingredients. After cooking it is best served with steamed rice.

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Kaapa

Kaapa

This is a green curry which can be served in lunch or dinner and is eaten with Bread, Pita, Roti & Boiled Rice. This is a dish, which is very sumptuous as well as nutritious since it is a special preparation of Spinach. Main ingredients of this dish is Spinach which is low in fat and even lower in cholesterol.

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Kafuli

Kafuli

Kafuli is a thick gravy preparation made from green leafy vegetables. Kafuli made of Spinach leaves is the most common preparation. Main ingredients of this dish is Spinach which is low in fat and even lower in cholesterol. Spinach is high in niacin and zinc, as well as protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K and other minerals.

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Lesu

Lesu

Lesu is a Kumaoni/Garhwali Bread prepared by stuffing Mandua dough into wheat flour dough and eaten with Ghee. Mandua in other places are known Ragi or Finger Millets. In the hills of India they are part of regular diet regime due to which people living in these hills are so fit and rarely fall ill.

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Mandua Ki Roti

Mandua Ki Roti

Mandua Ki Roti (Chapatis) are gluten free and extremely easy to digest, it is rich in protein and calcium. With ample fibers it is good food for diabetes. Mandua in other places are known Ragi or Finger Millets. In the hills of India they are part of regular diet regime due to which people living in these hills are so fit and rarely fall ill.

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