Gujarati Rasawala chana (Black chickpeas simmered in a gram flour curry)

Indian food is so diverse. Although the core ingredients are more or less same,  each state has their own method of preparation, unique spices and flavors. Today I’m sharing a very quick and wholesome recipe – Rasawala Chana, from Gujarat, India. Rasa refers to something that is saucy/ gravy kind of preparation. Black chickpeas are cooked in besan ( chickpea flour) gravy seasoned with spices, jaggery, and tamarind to give this dish its heat, sweetness and tanginess. There is no sautéing of any masala here, which makes this dish a breeze to prepare. All you need is about 10-15 minutes and of course soaked and drained black chickpeas. That’s it, and this dish is ready just like that! How easy ! This is also vegan and gluten-free!

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Goan Tisreo (Clam) Pulao/Pilaf

Clam pulao is a delicious and aromatic pulao/pilaf prepared in coastal Goa. The addition of sweet prawns/shrimps or clams, greatly embellish a simple pulao. You would not even need a side dish as the pulao is a complete dish on its own. Shrimp and clam pulao are my personal favorites amongst all the varieties of pulao, for its deliciousness, ease & speed of preparation. This Goan Tisreo (Clam) Pulao/Pilaf is one of that minimal effort, maximum flavor kind of dishes. Of course, if you are using fresh clams, you gotta clean ’em up and stuff. But I wouldn’t really complain knowing the end result that awaits me after the preparation of this pulao.

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Spicy chilli garlic noodles

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I’m sure by now you know I love Indo Chinese cuisine, given by the number of dishes I have shared! Also if you have been following my post, you guys know how I love quick fix meals! This spicy chilli garlic noodles recipe is just that! If your palette is craving for some spicy food then these noodles are the right deal for the job! Continue reading →

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