There is no greater pleasure than cooking for your mom, the one person who ensured you remain healthy with the tastiest and hygienic food all this while. Just like her key ingredient has always been her love for you, it's time to show her how much you care for her by rekindling your inner chef and laying out an elaborate lunch menu for her. This Mother's Day, allow your mom to relax and let the food cooked by you do all the talking. Here are six cross-country lunch ideas that will make your effort worthwhile.
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Mother's Day 2021: Treat Your Mom With These 6 Easy-To-Cook Lunch Dishes:
Maa Ki Daal (Punjab)
If you are from Punjab, Maa Ki Daal will surely make your mom happy. There's something inherently comforting in the black urad dal cooked in spices and generous amounts of ghee, butter, cream, and curd. One of the most basic yet delicious dishes, it is deemed a complete crowd-pleaser. It can be paired with naan, roti or rice. Click here for the recipe.
Gatte Rasedaar (Rajasthan)
A popular Rajasthani curry, it is made with gram flour cooked in a thick gravy. The golden fried gattas are bathed in the gravy and usually, no tomato or onion is used. Curd forms the base of the gravy. It tastes best when served with roti or any Indian flatbread and rice. Click here for the recipe.
Chicken Chettinad (Tamil Nadu)
It's one of the best chicken dishes to make at home. The fiery curry from the south is cooked in a peppery Chettinad paste laced with coconut and onions. Chicken pieces are marinated in yogurt, ginger-garlic paste, fennel, peppercorns, cumin seeds, and red chillies to load it with aroma and cooked with onions, tomatoes, cinnamon, and cloves. The dish derives its name from a region in Tamil Nadu comprising Karaikudi. Clicked here for the recipe.
Chicken Stew and Appam (Kerala)
Chicken and potatoes simmered in coconut milk and served with appam, a rice pancake popular in Kerala, makes for a perfect meal to treat your mom this Mother's Day. The curry has strong flavours of cinnamon, cardamom and peppercorns. Click here for the recipe.
Doi Maach (Bengal)
One of the traditional curries from West Bengal, Doi Maach is an easy-to-cook recipe prepared mostly with rohu fish drenched in a slightly spiced up gravy balanced with the freshness of curd. It is generally served with steamed rice to make it a complete meal. Click here for the recipe.
Allahabad Ki Tehri (Uttar Pradesh)
Bursting with the earthiness of garden-fresh vegetables like cauliflower, potatoes, beans, peas with a hint of curd and local spices, this dish made in basmati rice is popular among male adults of the Hindi heartland. It's also cooked quickly in a pressure cooker. It is served a spoonful of ghee on the top. Click here for the recipe.
On Sunday, May 9, take your pick from these recipes, and pamper your mom or a mother figure you adore by cooking her a lovely Mother's Day lunch.