INDIAN THALI

Thali is the Hindi word for ‘a large plate’, but has now also become the commonly used expression for a style of eating in India! So, Thali the meal (pictured above) refers to many different dishes (both vegetarian and non-vegetarian), served in small bowls called Katoris arranged on a Thali. A flatbread, rice, pickle, salad and dessert are also included.

GULAB JAMUN

Gulab Jamun is among India’s most popular desserts! This delicious dessert consists of dumplings traditionally made of thickened or reduced milk, soaked in rose flavored sugar syrup. It gets its name from two words: Gulab which means rose (for the rose flavored syrup) and Jamun which is a kind of deep purple colored Indian berry (the cooked dumplings are dark brown in colour).

HYDERABADI HALEEM

Hyderabadi Haleem is Khichdi’s cousin, born and brought up in Hyderabad. Hyderabadi Haleem is a richer version of Khichdi, also its like a thick porridge. In khichdi we use rice and moong dal, whereas in Hyderabadi Haleem we use rice, a mix of dals (moong dal, buller dal, taur dal, lobiya dal, whole moong dal,etc,..) and mutton.

GAJAR KA HALWA

This delicious, rich pudding loaded with nuts and dried fruits is well-known all over the world. It is definitely not a diet food! Normally eaten warm, Gaajar Ka Halwa tastes really good.

PHIRNI

Creamy Phirni is a delicately flavored with cardamom and saffron. Fruit pulp can be added to this basic recipe for a delicious twist on an already yummy dessert.

RAITA

Raita is the most commonly used Indian word for savory yogurt-based side dishes. Raitas are made by combining yogurt all kinds of grated, pureed and chopped vegetables. Ingredients other than vegetables – like Boondi (made from gram flour) or chutneys – can also be used to make Raita. Raita is the perfect accompaniment for all kinds of dishes, especially spicy or hot ones as the yogurt it is made from, cuts the heat.