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Atte di Pinni (Sweet Wheat Flour Balls)

Atte di Pinni (Sweet Wheat Flour Balls)

In response to reader’s request, here is a reprint of one of Mama’s much asked for recipe. Since it has first been printed almost five years ago, this has been Mama’s most popular recipe, getting over 400 views each week. Mama’s Atta di Pinni recipe is simple, tasty and a wonderful accompaniment to a cup […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipe: Bread Crust Nashta (Bread Crust Spicy Snack)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipe: Bread Crust Nashta (Bread Crust Spicy Snack)

One of the favorite carbohydrates for most people is bread, especially if it has a crust and is crispy to bite into, not the soft white variety that many people use to make sandwiches with. Indians call bread double roti after the two pieces of bread stuffed with vegetables or meat to make a sandwich, […]

Baingan De Pakore (Fried Eggplant Fritters)

Baingan De Pakore (Fried Eggplant Fritters)

One of the joys of rainy weather is sitting down with a hot cup of tea and “garma-garam” (piping hot) pakoras (fried fritters).  Below is a reprint of Mama’s Baingan De Pakore recipe, which can be a meal by itself, with some nice chutney, and keeps you warm on a wet, muggy day. It is […]

Gur te Ajwain da Wadda (Molasses Carom Seeds Patty)

Gur te Ajwain da Wadda (Molasses Carom Seeds Patty)

In North India, every child knows the joy of eating gajjak (a soft molasses swirl) or ravri (hard molasses pellets) especially during the winter months when these are plentiful. You can find villagers who come to the city for a few weeks with their bags of gur (jaggery or sugarcane juice rock molasses) and set […]

Bread de Pakore (Fried Bread Fritters)

Bread de Pakore (Fried Bread Fritters)

By popular demand, here is a reprint of Mama’s Bread De Pakore recipe, which is just the kind of tasty, hot fritter that you need for the winter months to take your mind off the bitter cold and rain outside. It is reprinted with some additional information and directions. To most people, pakoras (or pakore) […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Bajre Gur Di Roti (Pearl Millet & Jaggery Flatbread)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Bajre Gur Di Roti (Pearl Millet & Jaggery Flatbread)

By popular demand, here is a reprint of Mama’s Bajre Gur Di Roti recipe, which is just the kind of tasty, hot sweetbread that you need for the winter months to take your mind off the bitter cold outside. It is reprinted with some additional information and directions. This recipe is made with the bajra […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Gur Gaund Ladoos (Molasses Gum Balls)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Gur Gaund Ladoos (Molasses Gum Balls)

Most Indian sweet dishes are based on using sugar, either added directly like in halwas (puddings) or burfis (condensed milk squares) or in a syrup form like in gulab jamun (rose milk balls) or jalebis (fried swirls). But there are several tasty desserts which are made with gur (jaggery) although most are in the form […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Badam Wala Dudh (Hot Almond Milk Tonic)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Badam Wala Dudh (Hot Almond Milk Tonic)

With the advent of cold weather, it is the season for sweets, nuts, hot drinks to warm you up and wonderful aromas.  Below is a reprint of Mama’s Badam Wala Dudh recipe, which is a filling night time drink that helps you stay warm and sleep soundly during the winter months. It is reprinted with […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Chawal di Kheer (Rice Pudding)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Chawal di Kheer (Rice Pudding)

    In cold weather, people like to huddle with sweets, nuts and wonderful aromas like this recipe which is the best way to usher in a New Year.  Below is a reprint of Mama’s Chawal di Kheer recipe, which is a tasty sweet popular in many Indian restaurants and is delightful in any season. […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Gulab Jamun (Rose Colored Fried Sweet Balls)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Gulab Jamun  (Rose Colored Fried Sweet Balls)

With the advent of cold weather, it is the season for sweets, nuts and wonderful aromas like this recipe which can fill any dining table for the Holidays.  Below is a reprint of Mama’s Gulab Jamun recipe, which is a tasty sweet popular in many Indian restaurants and is especially delightful during the merry winter […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Dhuli Moong Di Daal De Aate Da Halwa (Yellow Moong Daal Flour Halwa)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Dhuli Moong Di Daal De Aate Da Halwa  (Yellow Moong Daal Flour Halwa)

Along the foothills of the Himalayas, all the way from the Northwest Frontier with Afghanistan down to the plains of the Punjab and across northern part of Uttar Pradesh, during the cold months, people seek out foods that not only keep them warm, but satisfy the taste buds. The bazaars and markets are full of […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Subzi Pulao (Vegetable Pilaf)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Subzi Pulao (Vegetable Pilaf)

For many people – especially the young who are just starting out in life – who tire of making simple dishes and want to add a little extra flavor, this recipe is a variation on making plain rice and can be made with not that much more effort. The results can be very encouraging as […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Dhuli Moong Di Daal Da Halwa (Yellow Moong Daal Halwa)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Dhuli Moong Di Daal Da Halwa (Yellow Moong Daal Halwa)

With the advent of cold weather, it is the season for sweets, nuts and wonderful aromas like this recipe which can fill any dining table for the Thanksgiving feast.  Below is a reprint of Mama’s Dhuli Moong Di Daal Da Halwa recipe, which is a favorite sweet made and eaten in the winter months. It […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Ajwain aur Badam Wala Gur (Jaggery & Carom Seeds Coated Almonds)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Ajwain aur Badam Wala Gur (Jaggery & Carom Seeds Coated Almonds)

With the advent of cold weather, it is the season for sweets, nits and wonderful aromas like this recipe which can fill any dining table for the Thanksgiving feast.  Below is a reprint of Mama’s Ajwain aur Badam Wala Gur recipe, which is a favorite snack in winter months. It is reprinted with some additional […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Rabri (Sweetened Coagulated Milk)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Rabri (Sweetened Coagulated Milk)

Rabri (Sweetened Coagulated Milk) is the ultimate Indian sweet dish as it is made from milk and is the first step to making several other desserts too like khoya, rasmalai, barfi and milk cake. It is also very time consuming as the milk has to slowly boil over low heat to evaporate till it becomes […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Nimbu Achaar, Namak Bina (Saltless Lemon Pickle)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Nimbu Achaar, Namak Bina (Saltless Lemon Pickle)

By popular demand from those restricted to a salt-free diet, below is a reprint of Mama’s Salt-less Nimbu Achaar recipe. A little of this pickle can add a little zest in otherwise bland food. It is reprinted with some additional information and directions. Many people, especially the elderly, are restricted to a salt-free diet for […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Uble Ande Di Turri (Boiled Egg Curry)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Uble Ande Di Turri (Boiled Egg Curry)

Andewalas (egg hawkers) can be found all over North India offering eggs in a wide variety of ways. Sliced hot boiled eggs sprinkled with spices are big sellers in New Delhi, especially during the winter months. In many Punjabi homes, the most popular way to eat eggs is an omelet with onions eaten with a […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Sabat Moong Di Daal (Whole Moong Lentils)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Sabat Moong Di Daal  (Whole Moong Lentils)

Daals are the mainstay of Indian diet, whether you are in the north or south, east or west – providing much needed protein – and each region has its own way of making them. So central are they to Indian life, there is even a phrase to express daily life: “daal-roti toh khani hai” (we […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Upma (Spicy Sauteed Semolina)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Upma (Spicy Sauteed Semolina)

With the passage of time, some South Indian dishes have become immensely popular in North India and among Punjabis to the point that they have become commonplace in many homes. Among the most popular are dosas (stuffed, rolled rice waffles), idlis (steamed rice flour buns) served with sambar (a lentil-based vegetable stew) and upma (spicy […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Dum Aloo (Infused Baby Potatoes in Curry)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Dum Aloo (Infused Baby Potatoes in Curry)

By popular demand from many readers, below is a reprint of Mama’s Dum Aloo recipe. It is a dish that is often made due to its simplicity but also the amazing aroma and taste that it adds to otherwise common potatoes when other items are also served. It is reprinted with some additional information and […]

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