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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 […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Amb Da Murabba (Mango Preserves)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Amb Da Murabba (Mango Preserves)

While Indians are very concerned about the food they eat, including the condiments, pickles, curries, daals, breads, desserts and so on, very few think about the side of daily life that deals with plain and simple breakfast toast and jam! This recipe is one of the few that deals with the early morning meal, but […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Sukkhi Dhuli Urad di Dal (Dry Skinless Urad Lentils)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Sukkhi Dhuli Urad di Dal (Dry Skinless Urad Lentils)

Daals of all types are so central to Indian cuisine and the Punjabi style of daals has to be the tastiest. By popular demand, below is a reprint of Mama’s Sukkhi Urad di Daal recipe which is not normally available in most Indian restaurants … unless it happens to be a dhaba in Delhi or […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Bhune Baingan da Omelet (Roasted Eggplant Omelette)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Bhune Baingan da Omelet (Roasted Eggplant Omelette)

In Indian cuisine, you can easily combine different types of vegetables to produce a tasty dish, with spices that balance the flavor you are creating. But when it comes to ande (eggs), Indian cuisine is not as creative as European and other western cuisines which rely of the egg’s binding properties, as in quiches or […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Baingan da Bhartha (Spicy Eggplant Puree) Traditional Style

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Baingan da Bhartha (Spicy Eggplant Puree) Traditional Style

Amazingly – and delightfully – this rather simple but tasty Punjabi dish has found a large following over the past four years, appearing on the tables of many non-Punjabis and even showing up on the menus of some restaurants. There are two ways you make this dish, and by popular demand we will publish both […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Tofu te Mutter di Turri (Tofu & Peas Curry)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Tofu te Mutter di Turri (Tofu & Peas Curry)

Of course, there is the obvious difference between a dish that is sautéed and dry and another that is wet and has some curry. But, it comes as a surprise to many people that the same dish made “dry” can taste so different when it is made “wet”. A clear example is this tofu dish […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Ande di Bhurji (Spicy Scrambled Eggs)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Ande di Bhurji (Spicy Scrambled Eggs)

Here is a very easy recipe that is also very fast to make. It comes in handy when you have a starving bunch of people who crave for the desi taste of food. All it takes is a few eggs and some desi spices and a few veggies to make a dish that goes well […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Milk Cake (Milk Fudge)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Milk Cake (Milk Fudge)

Though this dish is called Milk Cake, the label is only half true. It is, of course, made with lots of milk, but it is not made like a cake. That part of the name refers to the way the sweet dish is set for upto 24 hours before being finally presented and sliced. The […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Piste di Kulfi (Reduced Milk Pistachio Ice Cream)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Piste di Kulfi (Reduced Milk Pistachio Ice Cream)

Just in time for the heat of the dog days of summer, below is a reprint of Mama’s Piste di Kulfi recipe. It is a dessert that started on the streets of Indian cities but has become a popular dessert at many parties and Indian restaurants. It is reprinted with some additional information and directions. […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Tofu te Mutter di Sabzi (Sauteed Tofu & Peas)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Tofu te Mutter di Sabzi (Sauteed Tofu & Peas)

Although soya bean wadiyan (dumplings) are now commonly available in grocery stores in North India, tofu, which is also derived from soya beans, is not a widely known product in India. But Indians overseas, especially where there is a large Oriental population, are quite accustomed to tofu, yet many don’t use it in their diets […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Ghar de Pancakes (Homemade Pancakes)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Ghar de Pancakes (Homemade Pancakes)

This is not really a Punjabi recipe, but it is one that will appeal to Indian American families and all those who live in the West where pancakes are a favorite treat. In the US, most people just go to the grocery store to buy a packet of ready-to-cook pancake mix. But if they only […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Atte di Pinni (Sweet Wheat Flour Balls)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Atte di Pinni (Sweet Wheat Flour Balls)

Since it has first been printed four years ago, this has been the most popular recipe of Mama’s, getting over 400 views each week. Below is a reprint of Mama’s Atta di Pinni recipe, which is simple but tasty and a wonderful accompaniment to a cup of hot tea or coffee on any day. It […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Besan De Poode (Chickpea Flour Flatcakes)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Besan De Poode (Chickpea Flour Flatcakes)

By popular demand from many readers, below is a reprint of Mama’s Besan de Poode recipe, which is a tasty, inexpensive, fast comfort food for rainy days and for uninvited guests. It is reprinted with some additional information and directions. Judging from the many different types of snacks it is used in, besan (chickpea flour) […]

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