Day 10 Punjab: Dal Makhani with Tandoori Vegetables and Paneer Tikka, Butter Garlic Naan and Mint Coriander Chutney

Puuh, today was the day I spent the longest time in the kitchen. After 3 hours I was happy to have made a very satisfying meal. The Punjabi kitchen apparently is the kitchen, which is not only dominating and most famous in Restaurants in India, but also in the western world. When I checked typical […]

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Day 9 Uttarakhand: Kafuli with Dubuk Vade and Kumaoni Raita

After traveling culinary wise so far, it was time for me to get a little bit closer to “home” again with some more familiar tastes for a change. Uttarakhand is also a mountain state in the neighbour of Himachal Pradesh, a great place for trekking and mountaineering and also very famous because of the Hindu […]

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Day 8 Madhya Pradesh: Indori Poha

Normally the dishes I prepare for this project are served for dinner. Like this, also my boyfriend has the special experience and generally I cook so much, that there are often leftovers for the next day’s lunch. Today there were no leftovers and I decided to prepare the quick and simple Poha Dish. Poha is […]

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Day 4 Bihar: Litti Chokha

For some states it was difficult to decide which famous dish to prepare. For the State Bihar it was easy. During my research Litti Chokha would always show up first. Despite being so famous, I have never tried the baked dough breads filled with spices and roasted grains along with the Chokha never before. Along […]

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Day 3 Karnataka: Neer Dosa with Veg Sagu

Neer Dosa is a savoury and very thin pancake only made out of soaked and ground rice with a bit of salt. Same with the deep-fried Luchis from day one, I was pleasantly surprised how nice they came out since I had difficult experiences with preparing all types of Dosas in my past 😉. Neer […]

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Day 2 Uttar Pradesh: Baingan Ki Lonje with Rice

Baingan Ki Lonje is a simple and very flavourful aubergine preparation which I will prepare now more often. A caramelized Onion paste is smeared on the halved aubergines and fried. Uttar Pradesh is a large state in north India, fairly poor and dominated by agriculture. You might know it from the beautiful Taj Mahal in Agra […]

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Day 1 West Bengal: Bengali Aloo Dum with Luchis and Lauki ka Raita

My first dish of the cooking project came out nicely and was a great motivation to continue the project. My past failures in deep frying made me be a bit scared of preparing the luchis, which are actually nothing else but puris (fried breads). Surprisingly they came out astonishing well and my boyfriend asked me […]

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in 29 + days through the culinary delights of India

Finally, I am starting my „29 States-29 Dishes” series Every day from tomorrow I will prepare a typical vegetarian Dish from each of the 29 States of India. To make things right from the beginning: Apparently there are not 29 states anymore, but rather 28 states (Ladakh and Kashmir became to separate Union Territories in […]

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