Day 29 Chhattisgarh: Kadhi Pakora with Dal Pithi and and Chila

Kadhi Pakora are a very common dish in North India, but the Chhattisgarh version makes it unique by adding mustard seeds and curry leaves.  Pakoras are fried vegetables dumpling and make also a great snack. Add them to a spicy yogurt gravy and you will have Kadhi Pakora. This dish is also very common in […]

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Day 23 Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu: Dal Dhansak

Today I learned something new about India. Apparently 4 small areas at the west cost of India very cloth to the state Gujarat a forming one Union Territory. From the 15th century till 19 December 1961 all 4 of them belonged together with Goa to Portuguese India. It was very difficult to figure out a […]

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Day 6 Rajasthan Gatte ki Sabji with Ker Sangri and Khoba Roti and Pithod Raita

Due to my many tours to Rajasthan, long term stays at my favourite Ashram Sri Jasnath Asan near Jodhpur in Rajasthan and my friendship to the Rajasthani Cook Rekha I am very familiar with the Rajasthani Cuisine (and also love it very much). The desert state is very dry and therefore fresh vegetables and rice […]

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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 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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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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Indian Sweets – Sugar Time

The father of a good friend of mine runs the most famous candy shop in the Kullu Valley. Anyone who has ever tasted Indian sweets, knows that they are very sweet, but also very tasty. The shop was opened by Aju’s (my friend’s name) grandfather in Kullu in 1945. At that time he and his […]

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5. Food in India: Where is the best place to eat in India?

1. At home it tastes best… Where is the best place to eat? Of course at an Indian mom’s place!!! Indian women have cooking simply in their blood and it always tastes excellent!!! If you don’t have friends in India and you can’t live with a family at home, you should live in a so-called […]

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4. Food in India: Street Snacks

They are delicious, they are sociable, they are (often) greasy and sometimes dangerous: Indian street snacks! No other nation is better at snacking than the Indians. Around three o’clock, when the first hunger arises, until the early evening hours they gather in the streets and enjoy together with friends the delicious little things. […]

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Alone among Indians – my life as a foreign woman in India

Life in the Indian city Admittedly, I do not currently live in one of the Indian metropolises, Delhi, Mumbai or Bangalore. I was able to have this experience during my volunteer year in Delhi and although the year in Delhi and my work with a non-profit organization in one of the slums brought me a […]

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3. Food in India: How to eat?

In India, people eat differently than we do in the western world; In Indian restaurants you usually sit at tables and chairs and get at least a spoon. In smaller facilities, south Indian restaurants or at people’s home, it can also happen that you eat on the floor in the crossed legged seat and you […]

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Indian Cooking Class in Manali

In addition to trekking tours, climbing, mountain biking and expeditions, I also offer Indian cooking classes in Manali. Of course, I don’t teach the cooking classes myself and I don’t have any income from it, but like to support the Indian woman Narvada- and excellent cook and lovely lady. You  can also visit the website. […]

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Delicious homemade Tibetan Noodle Soup!

Vegetarian Thentuk with Tofu In Manali you not only have the opportunity to try out all sorts of Indian and Western specialties, but also the opportunity to enjoy real Tibetan dishes. Due to the proximity to Spiti and Lahaul, many dishes from Tibet were taken over. Momos, steamed and stuffed dough bags are very popular […]

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