Day 32 Haryana: Gajar Methi Sabzi with Tomato-Chutney and Besan Masala Roti

I don´t know much about Haryana. Only that it is a tiny state in the North of India bordering Delhi, Punjab and Rajasthan. Since Delhi is growing so rapidly, many suburbs like Faridabad and Gurgaon with their huge malls and modern living space are actually located in Haryana. Here many of my Upper-Class friends are […]

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Day 28 Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Amritsari Kulcha and Chilli Curry

These 2 island groups at the junction of the Golf of Bengal and the Andaman Sea and consist of 572 Islands out of which 38 are inhabitant. Despite being geographically locates much closer to Indonesia, Thailand and Myanmar, the Islands belong to India. They are home to the Sentinelese, a tribal community which lives pretty […]

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Day 12 Sikkim: Shimi Ka Achar with Tel Roti

Oh my, my first real failure in this project. While the bean preparation with the sesame paste was ok, the Tel Roti didn´t turn out right for sure. But let´s start in the right order: Firstly, Sikkim is a Himalayan State in the east highly influenced by Nepal (people here speak even Nepalese). The kitchen […]

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Day 11 Andhra Pradesh: Pulihora with Papadum

I hardly know anything about this South Indian state and have never been there, so please, share some insights if you are from Andhra Pradesh! But it was easy to choose the Pulihora, not only because a friend suggested it me, but also because it always pops up first, when looking for traditional Andhra Pradesh […]

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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 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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Moong Dal Bhajia (Pakora) with coriander mint chutney

– An Indian snack of green lentils and Indian spices Indians love snacking in between. The most popular snacks are probably Samosas (filled dough bags) and Pakora (mostly fried vegetables in dough). Almost every street corner in India there is at least one stand where the delicious little things are fried  golden-brown. Today’s dish is […]

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Recipe: Stuffed Indian Peppers

I love Indian food and to be honest, that’s one (of the many)  reason I’ve been in India for so long. The Indian diet suits me perfectly: full-fledged vegetarian meals, well seasoned with lots of lentils, vegetables, rice, yogurt and homemade bread. In the meantime, I already master the art of Indian cooking quite well […]

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