Food Tour Of The Popular Dishes Of Patna

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Patna is a beautiful and largest city of Bihar and the 19th largest city in India. This city is the birthplace of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, and the “Takht Shri Patna Sahib” gurudwara is situated in Patna; it is a very popular gurudwara in India. Patna is home to many tourist attraction, and 41% of the total tourists visiting Bihar visit Patna. Everyone knows that the people of Patna are very good at Mathematics and calculations. Do you know Patna is also very famous for its food dishes? The foods in Patna are appetizing and palatable.

Bihari cuisine is a perfect combination of sweet and spicy dishes. You will find many desserts. The food here is very simple and based on ingredients like seasonal vegetables, pulses and spices. The food stalls, fast food centres and restaurants are always packed with visitors to relish the authentic dishes of Patna.
So, let’s begin the Patna food tour.

1. Ghugni

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If you are looking for a famous Bihari snack, then ghugni is one among them. It is a snack prepared with black chickpeas sauteed green chillies, and cumin seeds in mustard oil. It is often served with puffed rice, onion bhajiyas and poori. Ghugni is also famous in Jharkhand, Assam, Tripura, Orissa, West Bengal and Tripura.

2. Sattu Sharbat

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Sattu sharbat is a healthy drink and is especially served during summer. In Patna, sattu is very famous and widely consumed. Sattu sharbat is prepared with cold water, salt, mint leaves, lemon juice and sattu powder. The sattu powder is prepared by grinding the roasted Bengal gram into a fine powder. Sattu has amazing health benefits, like help in weight loss, improves digestion, makes skin glowing, good for diabetics, a good source of energy and hydrates body.

3. Litti Chokha

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Litti chokha is a staple food of Patna. People often relate litti with batti, but both of them are totally different from each other. Litti chokha is prepared in two parts. Where litti is ghee dipped, roasted dough bowl made of wheat flour, sattu and salt dough, and stuffed with sattu filling. Whereas chokha is prepared with roasted eggplant, tomatoes mixed with potatoes, spices and herbs. Litti chokha is the most popular foods in Patna.

You can find the streets filled with litti chokha shop. In Patna, it is a famous breakfast dish.

4. Chandrakala

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No Chandrakala is not a human name, but it is also a name of a sweet. Chandrakala was originated in Bihar and is a famous sweet in Patna. It is very similar to gujia. It is prepared with refined flour dough and dry fruits filling. The dough is shaped like a moon and then filled with a stuffing of almonds, cashew, semolina, pistachios, khoya, coconut, sugar, and raisins. It is called chandrakala because of its moon-like shape. Chandrakala means chandran.

5. Malpua

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After ingesting chandrakala, it’s time to eat another dish of Patna, i.e. malpua. Malpua is another famous dessert in Patna. It is prepared and served during festivals like chaat pooja, Holi, and Diwali. Malpua is like a pancake, prepared with refined flour, semolina, and milk batter. Malpua batter is poured in hot oil, and it is crispy from the edges. Then it is dipped in thick sugar syrup. Other than Bihar, it is also very popular in Rajasthan, Orissa, Jharkhand, West Bengal and other parts of India.

6. Reshmi Kebab

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This succulent dish is a favourite of Bihari folks. Reshmi kebab is prepared with mutton marinated in curd, cream, and spices. It is the most famous kebab in Patna. This reshmi kebab is a good competitor of Lucknow’s Galauti Kebab. So, if you are in Patna, then don’t forget to relish the scrumptious kebabs.

7. Laung Latika

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This one is also a dessert from Patna. It is a deep-fried sweet, prepared in two parts, i.e. dough and filling. The dough is prepared with flour, milk, and oil. On the other hand, the filling is prepared with khoya, sugar and cardamom. This filling is stuffed inside a sure shaped dough piece, and clove is tucked on top to seal the dough. Laung Latika is fried and then soaked in sugar syrup. The taste of clove and sweet makes this sweet exceptionally tasty. It is called laung latika because, in Hindi, laung means clove.

8. Dal Peetha

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Now, let’s head towards the food stalls to relish this authentic Bihari dish dal peetha. It is a traditionally Bihari dumpling prepared with rice flour dough shaped like a dumpling filled with lentils mixture prepared with boiled lentils, spices and pickles. Dal peetha is either steamed or fried. It is one of the best foods in Patna. Dal peetha is served as a breakfast dish in Patna.

9. Kesar Pedha

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Pedhas are famous all over India. Mostly popular in Mathura, the pedhas has many variants. In Patna, kesar pedha is very famous. It is prepared with milk, saffron, sugar, and cardamom. It is very sweet in taste, and it is a must-have dish in Patna.

You can buy this famous kesar pedha from any local sweet shop.

In the end food tour in Patna is a must. These scrumptious food dishes have already made a fan of Patna’s street food. Litti chokha is now available in other parts of India also, but if you want to taste the traditional litti chokha, then you should taste it on the streets of Patna. The taste of Patna’s local sweets like Chandrakal and laung latika is as tasty as catchy its name is. Therefore, the foods in Patna are filled with flavours. You shouldn’t miss the chance of visiting Patna and ingesting its local food.

It always brings happiness when someone tastes the local and authentic foods of their country. Therefore, don’t stop your food tour and stay tuned with Karth Food Factory to learn new recipes every day and for food tours of different places.

Salman Khan’s Favourite Food List Is Here! Check Out

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Salman Khan has ais a celebrated actor, and he the heartthrob of Bollywood and his fans. Salman is known for his versatile acting skills and for his down to earth and helpful nature. Salman Khan has won millions of hearts through his work, movies and charity.

He is famous among his fan not only because of his work but also for his style, nature and lifestyle. The Dabanng fans are always intrigued to know more about him and his lifestyle. So, if you are a Salman Khan fan, then here is something you would love to know about him.

Do you know other than acting, Salman Khan is also a good painter? Yes, he loves painting, and during his free time, he makes paintings. Other than this, he owns a business named Being Human, and he donates his earnings from this business to a charity. Some other things Salman khan is fond of are travelling, exercising, celebrating festivals and food.

Salman Khan is a foodie and has a unique taste. He loves home-cooked food, and when he visits abroad, he likes to eat Italian food. His favourite food list is huge, but the following are some of his favourite food dishes:

Preferred Food Dishes By Salman Khan

1. Salman Khan’s Favorite Biryani

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Biryani is an emotion for foodies, which is why it is one of the most loved dishes of Salman Khan. He says his mom cooks the delicious Biryani, and he loves eating Biryani made by his mom. Apart from this, he visits Cafe Noorani at Haji Ali. During Eid, Biryani is specially cooked and relished by everyone.

2Yellow Lentil or Dal 

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Salman Khan said that yellow dal, chawal and roti is simple food, he is very fond of. So, he often eats yellow dal, and he is a fan of yellow dal cooked by his mom. Whenever he is at home, he eats dinner with his parents.

3. Rajma Chawal

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Oh, God! Even Salman Khan loves rajma chawal. This delicious Punjabi food made everyone its fan. Salman counts rajma chawal as simple food and often eats it.

4. Chicken 

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Whenever Salman Khan’s mom cooks chicken, he never misses eating it. His mom is a fabulous cook, therefore he enjoys the food cooked by her.

5. Sheer Khurma

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Salman Khan says that the best eid food he has ever eaten is at his home. He calls family get together is a bond over food. He enjoys food cooked at his home during eid. He says Biryani, kebab, sheer khurma and kheer are some of the dishes cooked during eid.

These were some amazing food dishes that the Ready actor loves to eat. So, now as you know Salman Khan’s favourite food dishes, then don’t wait anymore. Try cooking Salman’s favorite food dishes at your home. These could be your perfect Iftari meal.

If you don’t know recipes, then do not worry; the Karth Food Factory brings the authentic, easy and quick recipe for a food lover like you. So follow and learn new recipes every day.

The Seafood Special Chilli Crab Recipe

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Do you love eating seafood and try different varieties of seafood? Then, this time make crab at home. Crab is one of the most populara and loved seafood dishes. So, if you are planning to make crab, then make Singapore’s famous chilli crab. It is sweet and savoury in taste.

Chilli crab was invented by Cher Yam Tian and her husband Lim Choo Ngee in 1956. They used to sell the stir-fried crab with tomato and chilli sauce from a pushcart in Singapore. From there, it gained popularity, and now it is promoted as one of the national dishes of Singapore by the Singapore Tourism Board.

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It is also listed at number 35 on World’s 50 Most Delicious Foods. The chili crab is prepared with crabs and a special sauce. It is sold in seafood restaurants in Singapore.

Let’s begin with the Singaporean chili crab recipe.

Per serving contains 389 kcal

  • Carbohydrates: 21g
  • Protein: 34g
  • Fat: 19g
Prepare time: 25 min
Cook: 40 min
Ready in: 15 min

 

Ingredients Chilli Crab

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For Chilli Crab

  • 2 medium-sized crab
  • 300-400 ml chicken stock water
  • Handful of coriander
  • 1 beaten egg

For Base Paste

  • 1-inch ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 3 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 2 large red chilies

For the sauce

  • 1 tsp shrimp paste
  • 4 capfuls rice wine
  • 1 tsp tomato puree
  • 1.5 tbsp palm sugar
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1-pinch sea salt

Method

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  1. For the Base paste: In a mixer, blender jar, add chopped garlic, ginger, onion, spring onion, and red chillies. Blend well to get a smooth paste. Keep aside for further use.
  2. For Sauce: In a bowl, add shrimp paste, rice wine, tomato puree, palm sugar, rice vinegar, and sea salt. Mix the ingredients well and keep them aside for further use. Beat the eggs and keep them aside for last-minute stir into the sauce.
  3. For Crab: Cut crab claws in half and crack the shell. Portion the legs into quarters and clean them. Keep the head intact and keep crab aside for further use.

For Chilli Crab

  1. In a wok, add vegetable oil and base paste. Stir fry for 4-5 minutes on medium flame until it is brown.
  2. Now add the prepared sauce, and let it boil. Cover and cook for 3-5 minutes until it starts to reduce.
  3. After that, add the chicken stock and bring it to a boil. Once it’s boiling, add the crab and stir well.
  4. Then, cover the crab with sauce and then cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Turn off the flame and serve.

For Serving

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  1. On a serving plate, add the cooked crab with sauce.
  2. Now add the beaten egg into the hot sauce and stir well.
  3. Finally, pour this sauce over the crab and garnish it with fresh coriander leaves.

The hot Singapore chilli crab is ready to serve. Relish this tasty dish and enjoy your food.

Bored With Everyday Dal? Learn To Cook Dal Tadka In Three Ways

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Dal remains constant food for every day. But who loves the same routine? It starts to get boring when we have the same food over and over. Tadka wali dal with just tandoori roti is like the comfort food we need from time to time. Now, wouldn’t it be amazing if we could cook our regular dal tadka in three different ways?

Dal is rich in proteins and is recommended by doctors and nutritionists on an everyday basis. Dal contains not only proteins but also fibre, magnesium, calcium, vitamin B and folate that helps in improving the overall health.

We are well aware that Dal benefits the skin and prevents acne too. It is said that if you are on a diet or not, you must include at least two bowls of dal in your meal every day. Scroll down for the dal tadka recipe.

Urad Dal
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For Cooking Dal 

  • 1 heaped cup Toor dal
  • 2-3 heaped tbsp Moong dal, soaked
  • Water
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • ¼ tsp red chilli powder
  • ¼  tsp Asafoetida
  • Salt
  • 1 tbsp Ghee

Preparation

  1. Take a pot and add soaked toor dal, moong dal, water, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, asafoetida, salt, ghee and cook it.

For Panjabi Dal Tadka

Prepare time: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Ready in:15 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 heaped tbsp Ghee
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1-2 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 1 inch chopped Ginger
  • A medium Onion, chopped
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tablespoon
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp Coriander powder
  • ¼ tsp Asafoetida
  • 1 medium Tomato, chopped
  • 1 heaped cup Cooked dal
  •  2 tbsp Coriander leaves, chopped

Preparation

  1. Heat ghee in a pan and add cumin seeds, garlic, ginger, onion and saute it for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Now add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, asafoetida and, mix them well and keep cooking for a minute.
  3. Next, add tomato and saute them and then add the cooked dal, mix it well and boil it for 5 minutes.
  4. Once boiled, add coriander leaves, mix and switch off the flame.

Serve it in a serving bowl and garnish it with red chilli powder and coriander leaves. Add some lemon juice if you like and have it with roti and rice.

For Lucknow style Dal Tadka

Toor Dal
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Prepare time: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Ready in: 20 mins

Ingredients

For Paste

  • 1 medium Onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp Coriander powder
  • ½ tsp Garam masala
  • ¼ tsp Asafoetida
  • 2 heaped tbsp Curd
  • Salt

For Tempering

  • 1 heaped tbsp Ghee
  • ½ tsp Shahi jeera or Black Cumin seeds
  • 2 Green cardamom
  • Bay leaf
  • Prepared Paste
  • 1 heaped cup Cooked dal

Preparation

For Paste

  1. Blend, onion, garlic, ginger, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala, asafoetida, curd, and salt into a smooth paste.

For Tempering

  1. Take pan and heat ghee.
  2. Add black cumin seeds, green cardamom, bay leaf, let it crackle and the prepared paste.
  3. Cook the paste properly until it leaves ghee from the sides.
  4. Now add the cooked dal to the tadka and mix them well.
  5. Boil it for 5 minutes.
  6. Switch off the flame and serve it in a bowl and garnish with coriander powder, garam masala, red chilli powder and fresh coriander leaves.

Maharashtrian dal tadka

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Prepare time: 5 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Ready in: 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Peanut oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • ¼ tsp Fenugreek seeds
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • ½ tsp Turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 Drumsticks, cut in pieces
  • 3 tbsp Tamarind water
  • 1 tbsp Jaggery
  • Salt
  • 1 tsp Goda masala
  • 1 heaped cup Cooked dal
  • 2 tbsp Coriander leaves, chopped
  • 2 tbsp freshly Coconut, grated

 For GODA MASALA 

  • 1 cup coriander seeds
  • 7 – 8 cloves
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 10-12 dry Byadgi chillies
  • 1 tbsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Asafoetida powder
  • ½ cup dried coconut, grated
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1-inch cinnamon stick
  •  ½ tsp Turmeric powder
  •  1 tsp Fenugreek seeds
  •  2 Star Anise
  •  1 tsp Black Stone flower
  •  2 tbsp oil

Preparation

For goda masala

  1. Dry roast the grated coconut in a heated pan until they turn golden brown.
  2. In the same pan, dry roast some red chillies and coriander seeds till you get the aroma. Add to the same bowl as the coconut.
  3. Now heat oil in the pan and sauté the remaining ingredients one at a time.
  4. Add them to the same bowl and let cool.
  5. Grind the roasted ingredients into a semi-coarse powder.

For dal tadka

  1. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, curry leaves and let them crackle.
  2. Now add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, drumstick and saute them well.
  3. Add some water and cover it with a lid.
  4. Add tamarind water, jaggery, salt, goda masala once everything is cooked, and mix everything properly.
  5. Now add cooked dal and boil it for 5 minutes.

Add coriander leaves and grated coconut as garnishing, and Serve h

Know About Genelia And Ritesh’s Creative Way Of Making MEAT Without MEAT

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Recently the famous Bollywood celebrity couple Genelia and Ritesh Deshmukh has started a new business venture named “Imagine Meats”. It is a partnership between Genelia Ritesh Deshmukh, The Good Food India, and Archer Daniel’s Midland. Imagine Meats is starting to promote vegan meat and vegan non-veg food.

Right now, vegan non-veg food is gaining popularity in India, and many people are switching non-veg food to vegan meat. Keeping the current situation of the world and ecosystem in mind, the couple decided to do something for India and the whole world. They wanted to do something sustainable to save mother earth and their living beings. Thus, they took this initiative and started this new start-up of Vegan meat or plant-based meat.

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 Ritesh Deshmukh’s Intention Behind Imagine Meats

Earlier he was also non-vegetarian. 4 years ago he decided to ditch non-veg food and started eating veg, but deep inside he craved it. So, he started eating plant-based meat and now he is a happy vegetarian.

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Genelia D’souza Deshmukh’s Expectations With Imagine Meats

She, along with Ritesh, wanted a kinder and better world for the children and want to serve the world with vegan non-veg food of the same taste as non-veg food. Apart from that, they want to make the world a better and peaceful place. Opted for sustainability and kindness instead of cruelty.

Planning and Implementation of the Idea 

Only planning and thinking are not enough; one has to implement them to reach their goal, and so does this beautiful couple. They researched and attended the GFI’S conference in September in San Francisco. After that, they also visited the headquarters of various plant-based industries. Soon they signed a partnership agreement with ADM Nutrition.

Then, they worked day and night to launch their brand in India and learned how this industry works and what they need to launch their brand. To promote their brand, they choose various reality show platforms to make people aware of their brand and vegan meat. The actor Salman Khan also helped in promotion, and along with them, he also did the promotion.

Before doing the promotion, Genelia and Ritesh Deshmukh organized a party at a farmhouse and invited many celebrities. Salman Khan was also there, and he tasted every dish. Then he decided to help Genelia and Ritesh in the promotion. So, he invited both celebrities on BigBoss for brand promotion.

What products Imagine Meats will manufacture?

Right now, Imagine Meats is aiming to manufacture products like kebabs, chicken, curries, and biryani. They will ensure that it tastes the same as real non-veg food. To make vegan chicken, the chicken used in the dish is prepared with soya or with vegetable protein. The vegan chicken has the same texture as the real chicken, and with the blend of spices, it also tastes the same.

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“Imagine Meats” is a good initiative to protect the planet and safeguard planetary health. Anyone can easily turn vegetarian without sacrificing taste, and vegetarians will also get a chance to eat artificial non-veg food. So, it’s a complete win for both sides. It will boost veganism and make this world a better place.

Genelia and Ritesh Deshmukh has worked really hard to launch this brand. They worked even during a pandemic for it. Hopefully, it will be available in the retail market soon. So, stay updated to try vegan meat.

If you want to cook vegan meat, then follow Karth Food Factory. You will find the varieties of recipes like veg, non-veg, vegan non-veg, healthy, and quick and easy recipes.

Make Irresistible Instant Kesar Pedha At Home

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Sweets are always available in sweet shops but making sweets at home during festivals is an old tradition in India. For ages, Indians are used to make sweets, snacks, and fryums at home during festivals like Holi and Diwali. Sweets like gulab jamun, ladoo, barfi, pedha, and cham cham are the common sweets prepared in festivals. So, let’s make one of these sweets today Kesar pedha!

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Pedha is an Indian sweet that originated in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. Mathura pedha is very famous in India. It is a sphere-shaped sweet prepared with khoya, sugar, milk, and nuts. It was invented by Thakur Ram Ratan Singh of Lucknow. There are many varieties of pedha like doodh pedha, malai pedha, chocolate pedha, and Kesar pedha. The kesar pedha is very popular in Bihar.

Make this instant kesar pedha with this quick kesar pedha recipe.

Kesar - Karth Food Factory
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Per serving contains 98 kcal

  • Carbohydrates: 41 g
  • Protein: 14 g
  • Fat: 42 g

 

Prepare time: 15 min
Cook: 7 min
Ready in: 22 min

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup mawa, crumbled
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 20-25 saffron strands
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 7-8 nos pistachios, sliced

Method

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  1. Firstly, in a small bowl, add hot milk and saffron strands. Mix well and keep it aside for further use.
  2. Then, in a microwave-safe bowl, add crumbled mawa and microwave for 1 minute. Take it out after a minute and stir well.
  3. Now, again microwave it for one more minute and check later. After 1 minute, take out and stir well.
  4. After that, add the prepared saffron milk mixture to the mawa and microwave for 1 minute at maximum temperature. Take out the bowl and stir well.
  5. Repeat this process for 4 minutes.
  6. After 4 minutes, take it out and let the mawa cool a bit.
  7. Once the roasted mawa is slightly cool, add powdered sugar and mix everything properly. Knead a soft dough.
  8. Now, grease your palms with ghee and pinch a small amount of lump from the dough.
  9. Roll the mawa dough into a round shape and flatten it by pressing lightly to form the shape of pedha.
  10. Make the pedhas with the same process.
  11. Once all the pedhas are ready, transfer them to a plate.
  12. Lastly, garnish each pedha with 2-3 pistachios slices.

The homemade kesar peda is ready to serve. Make your festival delightful with this kesar pedha sweet.

Make Your Iftar Delightful With Quick & Easy Snacks

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It is almost Ramadan, and during this holy month, the most significant rituals are prayer and fasting. The fasting is called Roza, and it is a full day fast; it starts in the early morning and ends in the evening after sunsets with prayer and delicious Iftar snacks.

This fast is observed by many people, and it starts with a pre-meal called sehri and ends with a post-meal called iftar. Between sehri and iftar, eating and drinking water is not allowed. That’s why the sehri and iftar food is full of nutrition and energy.

During Ramadan, delicious food dishes are prepared and served in every household and also sold in the food corners. If you visit a food street during this festival season, you will see sweet shops filled with scrumptious sweets and desserts, and the street is full of food fragrance and aroma.

Iftar party and food are very popular among people. The iftar party conducted by Baba Sidiqquie of Bollywood is popular among many people.

If you are also observing fast and want to cook some delicious meal for iftar. Then here are some mouth-watering iftar snacks that you can make and serve at your iftar party.

10 easy & quick Iftar snacks:

1. Haleem ke kebab

Haleem Kabab
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Haleem ke kebab is palatable and very easy to make. This dish does not only taste amazing but is also full of nutrients. It is prepared with mutton, lentils, vegetables, and spices. Haleem ke kebab is a deep-fried snack and fits right for iftaari.

2. Bread Pakora with Stuffed Potato

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Bread pakora is a deep-fried snack prepared with white bread cut into a triangular or rectangular shape and then stuffed with potato filling. After that, it is dipped in gram flour and water batter, then deep-fried in hot oil until golden brown. It is mostly liked by kids.

3. Hara Bhara Kebab

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It is a vegetarian variant of kebab, and it contains lots of veggies. It is made with green peas, spinach, potatoes, spices, and gram flour mixture. Hara bhara kebab is very light, and it is served with green coriander chutney.

4. Chicken Shawarma 

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Shawarma is an Arab dish and is prepared from meat and mutton. It is made with thin slices of chicken, stacked into a cone shape, and roasted on a slowly rotating vertical rotisserie. Chicken shawarma is the most famous street food in Egypt and Pakistan. So, chicken shawarma will add charm to your iftar party.

5. Keema Samosa

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Keema samosa is a non-veg samosa made with minced meat and spices filling. This filling is stuffed into a triangular shape cone; after that, it is sealed with water and deep-fried in hot oil. The mutton keema of Albert Bakery in Bangalore is very famous. So, don’t forget to add this dish to the list.

6. Mutton Taka Tak Lahori Style

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Mutton taka tak is a stir fry dish. It is made with the stir-fried mutton brain, sweet bread, and kidney, marinated with spices. This dish is very rich in flavour and texture. The mutton taka tak is served with mint chutney.

7. Chicken Pakoda

Chicken Pakoda
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This dish is very easy to make and almost everyone like this dish. It is the best evening snack with the right amount of protein. It is prepared with chicken chunks marinated in spices and then dipped in gram flour batter. After that, it is deep-fried in oil.

8. Dates & Figs Fudge

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Is it even an iftar without dates. Dates are important ingredients during iftar. So, dates and figs fudge perfectly suits ifar. It is made with dates, figs and peanut butter.

9. Falooda

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After tasting all spicy food, falooda will satisfy the sweet craving. It is an ice-cream drink and it is prepared with boiled vermicelli, chia seed, milk, ice cream, and dry fruits.

10. Roohafza

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Roohafza is a cold drink prepared with rose sharbat and milk. It is sweet in taste and helps in cooling the body temperature and hydrating the body. This is summertime, so this drink will be perfect for iftar. Don’t forget to serve it cool.

These were the ten dishes that will make your iftar heavenly and if you want recipes for these dishes then follow Karth Food Factory. You will find all kinds of food recipes and knowledgeable food blogs. Till then, happy fasting and enjoy your iftar.

Bring the Mexico City Home With The Authentic Mexican Rice Recipe

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There are 40,000 varieties of rice and the list of rice recipes is unfathomable. Rice is an important part of every meal and it can be served as a dessert, main course dish, dessert. These are the most consumed dishes made from rice like Biryani, Pulao, Risotto, Kheer, Schezwan rice, fried rice, rice cutlet. Mexico has its dishes of rice and the famous dishes is “Mexican Rice”.

Corn kernels
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It is made by sautéing the rice in a wok with oil, veggies until golden brown and in the USA this dish is called Spanish rice, but it does not originate in Spain but in Mexico itself.

Imagine if Mexican rice can be made with Indian ingredients, then how it would tastes? Yes, this authentic Mexican rice recipe is a fusion of Indian and Mexican ingredients and is a mix of Indian and Mexican flavours. Scroll down for the Mexican rice recipe.

Per serving includes 243 kcal

  • Carbohydrates 130g
  • Protein 15g
  • Fat 70g
Prepare time: 15-20 min
Cook: 15-20 min
Ready in: 20-40 min

Ingredients For Mexican Rice

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For Mexican Masala

  • 1 ½ tbsp cumin seeds
  • ¾ tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste

For Salsa

  • 4 medium-size tomato, puree
  • 1 big size onion, chopped
  • 2 green chilli
  • 3 tbsp coriander leaves
  • ½ tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste

For Nachos

  • 1 cup wheat dough
  • ½ cup cornflour
  • 1 tbsp prepared Mexican masala
  • Oil for shallow fry

For Mexican Rice

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup tomato, chopped
  • ½ cup corn kernels, blenched
  • ¼ cup carrot, chopped
  • ¼ cup capsicum, chopped
  • 1 green chilli
  • ¼ cup kidney beans, boiled
  • ¼ cup black-eyed beans, boiled
  • ½ cup tomato puree
  • 3 tbsp prepared Mexican masala
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • Salt to taste

For Garnish

  • Fried nachos
  • Grated cheese
  • Coriander sprig

Method

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For Mexican Masala

  1. In a pan add, cumin seeds, coriander seeds and roast them well
  2. Transfer into the grinder and add oregano and salt to it and grind into a fine powder.
  3. Transfer it into a mixing bowl, add red chilli powder and mix well; keep aside for future use.

For Salsa

  1. In a grinder, jar and add tomatoes and grind into a puree.
  2. Transfer 2/3rd puree into a bowl and keep 1/3rd for future use.
  3. Add onion, green chilli, coriander leaves with stem, salt and lemon juice, mix it well.

For Nachos

  1. In a bowl, add wheat flour, cornflour, prepared Mexican masala and knead it well.
  2. Take a medium portion of dough, roll it thin using a rolling pin.
  3. Transfer it to the griddle and half cook it from both sides.
  4. Now roll it again on the rolling board so that it cannot raise during frying and cook it again.
  5. Cut it into stripes and then in a triangle shape.
  6. Take a pan and heat oil for deep frying.
  7. Add these triangles in medium hot oil until golden brown and crispy.
  8. Remove on tissue paper.

For Mexican Rice

  1. In a pan to saute the veggies, add oil and heat it.
  2. Add chopped garlic, onion, corn kernels, carrot, capsicum, green chilli, and sauté well.
  3. Now add boiled kidney beans and black-eyed beans and sauté for 2 minutes. Keep the vegetable chunky
  4. Add remaining 1/3rd tomato puree and prepared Mexican masala, mix well.
  5. Then add cooked rice and mix it properly.
  6. At the end, add chopped tomato, salt and coriander leaves and toss it well.
  7. Transfer the Mexican rice to a serving plate.
  8. Garnish it with some prepared salsa on top, fried crushed nachos and grated cheese and on top with a coriander sprig.

The yummy Mexicano rice is ready to serve. Try this easy Mexican rice recipe at home, and make yourself and your loved ones happy.

How to Make Veg Hot Dog at Home

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Are you a vegetarian, who wants to eat a hot dog but couldn’t because it has non-vegetarian ingredients? Then don’t worry, today the Karth Food Factory is presenting the quick and easy veg hot dog recipe for you. A hot dog is a food that contains a grilled sausage, served in a split bun.

Generally, the sausages are made with pork meat but in 1949 the first veg hot dog was introduced and in the year 2000, the first veg hot dog was sold at the Chicago White Sox’s Comiskey Park. Hot dog’s origin is always linked with the USA, it is true but it is its modern version. The real version was originated in Frankfurt, Germany.

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In this recipe, the sausage is made with cottage cheese and soy mince and it also contains lesser calories compared to the non-veg one. It was all about the hot dog and now let’s moves on to its recipe.

Per serving of veg hot dog contains 442 kcal

  • Carbohydrates 223 g
  • Protein 44g
  • Fat 186g
Prepare time: 10 min
Cook: 25-30 min
Ready in: 40 min

 

Ingredients

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For Hot Dog Sauce

  • 1½ tbsp refined oil
  • 2 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp ginger, chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic, chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tsp degi red chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 8-10 Kashmiri dry red chillies, soaked
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • Water
  • 3 tbsp tomato ketchup

For Filling

  • ½ cup paneer
  • 1 tsp garlic, chopped
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • ½ cup soya vadi powder
  • 1 tsp ginger, chopped
  • ½ cup capsicum, diced
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves
  • ½ cup prepared sauce
  • 1½ cup soya minced, soaked

For Assembling Hot Dog

  • 1 tbsp prepared sauce
  • 2-4 hot dog buns
  • 1 tbsp veg mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp butter

Method

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For Hot Dog Sauce

  1. Heat oil in heavy bottom pan for making hot dog, add ginger, garlic, onion and sauté it until golden brown.
  2. Then add tomatoes and cook until tender and add salt, degi red chilli powder, vinegar and cook until the smell of the vinegar evaporates.
  3. Now add sugar, soaked Kashmiri dry red chillies, and water and tomato ketchup. Mix everything properly and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  4.  Transfer it into a bowl and blend it with a hand blender and keep it aside for future use.

For Filling

  1. Heat oil in a pan. After that, add ginger, garlic and capsicum and roast it until charred.
  2. Now add soya vadi powder, sauté it and then add soaked soya mince, paneer, roast it and mix it well.
  3. Then add the prepared sauce and mix properly.
  4.  Lastly, add some fresh coriander leaves and let them cool.
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For Assembling Hot Dog 

  1. Take some filling and shape it like a sausage and keep it aside.
  2. Then cut the hot dog bun and apply mayonnaise, prepared hot dog sauce in it.
  3. Now heat butter in a flat pan and place the sausages and cook it until light brown on the outer side.
  4. In the same pan, heat the bun on both sides for a minute.
  5.  After that, take a bun and place the sausage in it, apply hot dog sauce and finally sprinkle the grated cheese on it.

The sizzling homemade veg hot dog is ready to serve. Satisfy your evening carving with this special dish.

Prepare Quick Lunch With Matar Pulao

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Not in a mood to cook? Feeling lazy? Cook this super easy and quick matar pulao or peas pulao in just 30 minutes. We all go lazy from time to time and feel like cooking something quick, healthy, and easy. Well, matar pulao is one such dish to cook and does not require a lot of effort. Just a few ingredients and matar pulao is ready.

Matar pulao is a simple pulao with an appetizing aroma and mouthwatering taste. And since winter is the season for peas, it is the best time to cook matar pulao or green peas rice.

It can be a quick lunch or even dinner and tastes delicious when paired with raita or curry like veg korma or butter chicken.

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Since it is purely prepared of rice and matar it is healthy too, cause we care about your health.

If you are somebody who lives away from home and keeps ordering food, this matar pulao recipe is perfect for you. So, no more outside food because we are cooking the easiest meal.

Matar pulao contains 268 calories per serving which is not too much, so need not worry about it being unhealthy.

  • Protein 5g
  • Carbohydrates 39.5g
  • Fat 10g
  • Fiber 4.1g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
Prepare time: 20 min
Cook: 10 min
Ready in: 30 min

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup Rice
  • 2 Onion
  • 1/2 cup Green peas
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • Bay leaves -2
  • 2 Dry red chili
  • 1 Black cardamom
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • Salt

Preparation

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    1. Start by washing the rice and then soak it in water for 10-15 minutes.
    2. Heat a pressure cooker, and add ghee.
    3. Once the ghee is hot, add cinnamon, green cardamom, black cardamom, and bay leaves.
    4. Fry it for a few seconds on medium flame.
    5. Now, add green peas, mix it properly and fry it for a minute or two on a medium flame. Add soaked rice and fry the rice for 1/2 minute.
    6. Keep stirring it while it is being fried.
    7. Add 1.25 glasses of water and salt, to it and mix it.
    8. Allow it to come to a boil.
    9. Once it starts boiling, cover the pressure cooker with the lid properly and cook it for two whistles on a high flame.
    10. After two whistles, turn off the stove and let the cooker cool down completely.
    11. Gently open the lid and mix it.

Serve a hot bowl of matar pulao with your favorite curry or raita. And garnish it with coriander and mint leaves.

Singapore’s Famous Bak Kut Teh Soup

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Do you love having soup before meal? Then, check out this authentic soup from Singapore. Its name is bak kut teh, and it is a famous Singapore soup. Bak kut teh is mostly consumed in Singapore and China.

It is a pork rib dish cooked in broth. It is prepared with mushrooms, spices and local herbs. In Malyasia, it is served with you char kway (strip of fried noodles). The Bak kut teh is eaten before breakfast or lunch in Singapore. This dish is sold on the streets of Singapore and Singapore folks also prepare this dish at home.

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Make this authentic soup with bak kut teh recipe.

Per bowl of bak kut teh contains 342 kcal

  • Carbohydrates: 0g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Fat: 25g

 

Prepare time: 35 min
Cook: 1 hr 10 min
Ready in: 1 hr 45 min

Ingredients

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For Bak Kut Teh

  • 10 dried shiitake mushrooms, quickly rinsed
  • 2 kg pork belly
  • 1 k pork ribs
  • 3 whole garlic bulbs
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 pack fried tofu puffs, halved
  • 300g enoki mushrooms
  • 6 thin spring onions, very thinly sliced
  • coriander sprigs, to garnish
  • cooked rice, to serve
  • 5 sticks youtiao, to serve
  • Sliced bird’s eye chillies, to serve

Herb Pack

  • 20g codonopsis pilosula
  • 20g Chinese angelica
  • 15g lovage root
  • 15g Rehmannia glutinosa
  • 5 slices liquorice root
  • 20g Solomon’s seal
  • 2 pieces dried tangerine peel
  • 15g cassia bark
  • 3-star anise
  • 1 tsp white peppercorns

Method

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  1. In a saucepan, add 4 litres of water and shiitake mushrooms. Let it boil.
  2. Turn the flame off and let the mushrooms stand for 20 minutes to soften.
  3. Now remove the mushrooms and trim off the stalks. Then add the mushroom caps into the pan and place the back over the heat.
  4. After that, wrap all the ingredients of the herb pack in a double layer of cheesecloth, and seal it with a string.
  5. Add this into the pan and simmer for 30 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, take another pan and add pork, ribs and cover with cold water. Let it boil, and then simmer the flame for 20 minutes.
  7. After 20 minutes, remove pork from the water and rinse well to remove scum.
  8. Now add pork, garlic bulbs, salt, sugar, vinegar, and soy sauce. Let it cook on simmer flame for 1 1/2 hour until the pork is tender.
  9. After 1 1/2 hour, remove pork from the soup and let it cool slightly.
  10. Then add the enoki mushrooms and tofu puffs into the soup and simmer for 10 minutes.
  11. Now cut the pork into small pieces and separate the ribs.

For Serving:

  1. In a serving bowl, add pork and ribs. Then pour the hot broth and mushroom.
  2. Place it into a plate and serve the cooked rice with youtiao and sliced chillies in soy sauce on the side.
  3. The bak kut is ready to serve. Enjoy this succulent dish with your family.

Disclaimer: We respect all religions equally. Our motive is to explore the food of different cultures and provide valuable information and food recipes to you.  We respect every culture and sentiments of the people.

Tasty Baingan Ka Bharta Recipe

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Deciding what to cook on the main course is really hectic. So, are you also often get confused about the main course meal. Don’t worry here is a quick and easy recipe for you. That is baingan ka bharta. It is tasty as well as healthy. This is a Punjabi style baingan bharta. So, let’s not waste time and cook baingan bharta.

Baingan bharta is prepared by roasting brinjals on direct flame and then, it is peeled and cooked with vegetables, ghee, and spices. It is very light and one of the best main course recipes. Eating brinjal is very good for health because it is low in calorie, high in fibre, loaded with antioxidants, and low in sodium.

So, scroll down for the baingan bharta recipe.

Per serving contains 112 kcal

  • Carbohydrates: 24g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Fat: 83g

 

Prepare time: 15 min
Cook: 20 min
Ready in: 35 min

Ingredients

For Roasting

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  • 2 large round brinjal
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • oil

For Tempering

  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 2 dry red chilli
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp garlic, chopped
  • 2 tsp ginger, chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup tomatoes. chopped
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  • 3/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • A handful of coriander leaves

Quick Tips & Tricks

  • Before roasting brinjals, make sure there are no holes in them.
  • For bharta always use large brinjals.

Method

  1. Firstly, take brinjal and make 3 small cuts to each brinjal and insert peeled garlic clove in them.
  2. Grease the brinjals with oil and place them on the open fire to roast.
  3. Flip and turn, so that all sides are completely cooked and charred.
  4. Now, place the brinjals in a bowl and cover. Let them cool a bit.
  5. Wet your hands and peel the brinjals. Wet your hands several times while peeling brinjals.
  6. Once peeled, open the brinjals now mash and cut the brinjals with a knife.
  7. After that, in a pan add ghee, dry red chilli, and cumin seeds. Toss well.
  8. Now, add chopped garlic and ginger. Cook until the garlic turns light brown.
  9. Then, add green chilli, chopped onion. Toss on high flame until onions tenders.
  10. After that, add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and stir well.
  11. Now, add chopped tomato and salt. Cook on high flame for 3 minutes.
  12. After that, add mashed brinjal, mix well and cook for 10 minutes.
  13. After 10 minutes, add chopped coriander leaves and toss well.
  14. Turn off the flame and transfer it into a serving bowl.
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The baingan bharta is ready to serve. Serve it with roti, chapati or naan. Do you know? In some regions of India, people eat baingan bharta with baati.