7 Pahadi Recipes That Never Fail To Impress

Jun 24, 2021 18:01 IST
The combination of spices and herbs mixed with traditional method of cooking gives pahadi food its rustic taste and earthy flavours. We have curated some recipes that will leave a strong impression on your palate.
  • 7 Pahadi Recipes That Never Fail To Impress

    The very idea of hills reminds us of breath-taking view, snowclad peaks, lush-green valleys and soothing weather of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. But did you know these states also have some delicious dishes to offer? Often referred to as pahadi cuisine, it is a combination of Himachali, Garhwali and Kumaoni food cultures. Although food habit of each region differs from the other, what remains common is their essence. Every food in pahadi cuisine is simple, nutritious and includes everything local and easily accessible. Take a look at the recipes.
  • Aloo Palda

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    Aloo palda is a potato curry made in thick and creamy sauce that includes onions, whipped curd, and crushed rice. It also includes spices like cloves, cinnamon, cumin, and cardamom that helps add aroma to the dish.
  • Chamba

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    Fresh fish from the Chamba valley is deep-fried and cooked with spices like ginger, garlic, coriander leaves, turmeric, and red chilli powder. It is then dipped in a besan batter and deep-fried until it turns golden and crispy.
  • Thechwani

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    In a variety of masalas and chillies, potatoes and radish root are cooked to prepare a perfect thechwani. Here, the radish roots and potatoes are never chopped; instead they are smashed into small pieces to get the perfect earthy texture in the dish.
  • Kumaoni Badeel

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    It's a deep-fried and crunchy kebab-like snack cooked with masoor dal, ginger, garlic, garam masala, and other spices. When served with chutney and a cup of chai, it makes for a fantastic morning or evening snack.
  • Pahadi Murgh

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    All those who love chicken will definitely like this creamy dish. Pahadi murgh is cooked in creamy milk and yogurt and seasoned with a variety of spices that helps to enhance the flavour of this dish.
  • Chainsoo

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    Chainsoo is a pahadi-style dal cooked with high protein black dal. It is generally served with rice and makes for a perfect and wholesome meal.
  • Chana Madra

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    This recipe will add a variety to your regular kabuli chana recipe. It is slow cooked in a yogurt-based gravy with spices like cardamom, turmeric, chillies and more. This recipe is flavourful and rich in taste.
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