Vegetarian Recipes from Great-Grandmothers Across India

Enjoy these authentic recipes from the kitchens of great-grandmothers across India | Pratibha Jain meets them in person to understand the subtle nuances of India’s vast culinary heritage | First published in Harmony, a magazine for elders, in the column – The Great Granny Diaries.

Dal ka Halwa Seera

  One of the most popular sweet dishes of Rajasthan, dal ka seera seems a simple dish, but requires practice, patience and expertise. Most families have one or two persons who become the experts in making this dish. Nila Devi […]

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Pidikarunai Thovayal

Having lived in Chennai for over three decades, I was surprised to discover yet another variety of yam, which is loved by most Tamilians. Pidi karunai kizhangu is neither the large yam nor colacasia, but the oblong shaped variety 3-4 […]

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Nagari Laddus

  The quality of your mental state is influenced by the food you eat, says Smt Mankawar Devi Fomra, a great-grandmother from Chennai. Guided by faith and devotion for the lord, she eats satvik foods and leads a satvik life. […]

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Vegetable Biryani

A fabulous recipe of vegetable biryani shared by Mrs Rasheeda and her family like a song sung in chorus. They were particular about everything; the exact measurements, timing, exact spices, and even a common rejection of the bay leaf (Tej […]

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kasaar Rajasthani Mithai

A sweet dish which is very popular in traditional Rajasthani homes. Easy to prepare, this Kasaar RECIPE is a favourite during travel time and can be preserved for weeks. It is prepared all through the year and traditionally sent back […]

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