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Bhatt ki Dal – ” The taste of Kumaon “

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Uttarakhand is known for its culture and traditions, but its food is also popular, especially its pulses. There is diversity in the cuisine here. Especially pulses play a special role in Uttarakhand’s daily food habits as they are packed with nutrients. Uttarakhand produces a wide range of pulses, like gahat, bhatt, pahadi rajma,lobia etc., which have medicinal properties. Their use varies according to the season.

One of the delicious and nutritious dal is bhat ki dal. The Bhatt dal that are grown here on high rises in Uttarakhand are known as black soybeans.

The two most iconic dishes from  Kumaoni cuisine are Bhatt ki Chudkani and Bhatt ki Dubke made from Bhatt dal. This dish is native to the beautiful hills of Uttarakhand, and it is a simple but nutritious curry. Traditionally, Bhatt ki Chudkani is cooked in an iron skillet, giving the lentils a deep color.

INGREDIENTS :

  • ½ cup -Bhatt ki Dal or Black Soybean available on thevillagenaturals.com
  • 3 tbsp – oil
  • 1/2 tbsp – cumin seeds
  • Approximately one pinch of Asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 tsp- Red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp – Coriander powder
  • ½ tsp – Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 cup – Wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp – finely chopped Garlic
  • 1 Onion – finely chopped
  • 4 cups – Water
  • Salt, to taste

How to make Bhatt ki Chudkani :

1. To make Bhatt ki Chudkani, heat oil in a karahi/ pot over medium heat.

2. Once the oil is hot, add the cumin and asafetida. As soon as the cumin seeds crackle, add the bhatt dal, onions, garlic and continue to stir until the skins of the lentils start to break off. Continue to fry until the onions are brown.

3. Add wheat flour now, and fry for just a few minutes.

4. Add the Red Chili Powder, Coriander Powder, and Turmeric Powder and continue to fry for another few minutes.

5- add 4 cups of water into the pot and cook on high heat. Put on a lid and simmer for 30-40 minutes, or until bhat gets soft and the curry thickens. Bhatt ki churkani should be a dark greenish-black in color. The dish goes well with hot steaming rice or roti.

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Uttrakhand Favourite Bhang Ki Chutney

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In the minds of most people, bhang conjures up images of intoxication, but if you’re originally from Uttarakhand, you’ll probably think of Bhang chutney from bhang first. Among the many chutneys popular in Uttarakhand’s Kumaon region, Bhang ki chutney is undeniably the most popular.

This delicious chutney is eaten with many pahadi dishes. Bhang Chutney is a perfect accompaniment to dal-bhaat, maduve ki roti, aloo gutka, etc. This spicy chutney is prepared in every home of Uttarakhand. No matter what you eat, bhang ki chutney makes it taste better.

When eaten in moderation, This chutney has many benefits. An adequate amount of protein is found in bhang seeds (hemp seeds) which removes the lack of protein in our body. Aside from omega-3 fatty acids and amino acids, hemp seeds are also high in nutritional value, which has shown to be highly beneficial for our health.

Here is a recipe for bhang ki chutney–

Ingredients:

  1. Bhang Seeds – 50 grams available on thevillagenaturals.com
  2. Cumin Seeds – 1tsp
  3. Green Chillies – 2 Pieces
  4. Lemon juice – 3 tbsp
  5. Mint leaves – 2 tbsp
  6. Water – 3 tbsp
  7. Salt to taste

How to make bhang chutney:

1. First of all, roast the hemp seeds in a pan or iron skillet on low flame. (The seeds should be stirred continuously while roasting otherwise they get burnt and their taste becomes bitter. When their color becomes light brown, then they should be taken off the stove. and grind them well.)

2. After this add green chili, mint leaves, lemon juice, water and salt and grind it again.

3. The chutney is ready to be eaten.

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Authentic Uttarakhand Recipes – Madua (Ragi) Atta Ki Roti (Ragi Chapati)

Authentic Uttarakhand Recipes – How to make Madua (Ragi) Atta Ki Roti (Ragi Chapati)

When it comes to Uttarakhand, the thing that is discussed the most is the food here. Uttarakhand is famous for its food, which is just one of the things that influence its popularity. By making Uttarakhand’s old food a part of our lives, we can easily avoid more than half of the diseases that exist today. Madua (Ragi) ki roti is the most commonly eaten dish in Uttarakhand. The Pahadi Roti is absolutely delicious to eat and it is also a great source of health benefits, so it makes a great dish.

Madua is also called Madua or Ragi. Generally, Madua or Ragi is used as a cereal because it is not only tasty but also very nutritious. Madua flour is often mixed with wheat flour and is used to prepare various dishes across the country.

Knowing the benefits of Madua (Ragi), it will become a part of your daily life. Several beneficial things have been said‌ ‌about‌ ‌Ragi‌ ‌in‌ ‌Ayurveda. Madua is a natural medicine that can end excessive thirst, remove physical weakness. Madua can also be used to treat urinary diseases as well as to remove dirt from the body. Madua can also be used as an herbal solution in the treatment of body burns, skin disorders, kidney problems, and stones.

Let’s see how to make Pahadi Madua (Ragi) Ki Roti—

The ingredients are: For 2 – 4 people

Time – 5 – 10 min

Ingredients –

1 cup madua (ragi) flour available on thevillagenaturals.com

1 to ½ water

salt to taste

2 tsp ghee

How to make Madua (Ragi) Ki Roti—

  1. Combine salt with‌ ‌water‌ ‌in‌ ‌a‌ ‌large‌ ‌pot‌.
  2. Now add madua flour to the batter and knead it well. The dough should not become too wet. If the dough remains wet then the rotis will start breaking.
  3. Break the dough balls. Take the dough balls in your hand and make roti by pressing lightly.
  4. Now keep the tawa to heat on low flame. Put the roti on the tawa and apply ghee on both sides. Watch it closely and when it is roasted, remove it ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌pan.
  5. The Madua (Ragi) Ki Roti is ready. Madua ki roti is very soft and is better served hot as it tastes good when it is hot. You can serve it with curd, chutney and pickles. (Even some onions will add flavor to the flour.)

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Pahadi Kumaoni Recipe (Pahadi Gahat ki dal)

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If you are a Kumaoni, you are probably more familiar with the famous Pahadi Gahat ki dal. It is a type of dal which is easy to make (just add water and a little oil or ghee) and is very tasty to eat. Pahadi dal is a staple in many Kumaoni households, and it is not uncommon to see it cooked with various local vegetables. The options are really endless. In fact, it’s way easier than you think!

Pahadi Gahat ki dal is considered delicious in the cold season. Due to being rich in protein elements, this dal not only gives energy to the body but is also a medicine for the treatment of stones. In general, Gahat dal is only one pulse, which, due to its special effect, occupies a special place among the pulses of the Uttrakhand.

In scientific language, this pulse is considered a perfect medicine for kidney patients. Gahat lentils are very beneficial in kidney stones. Physicians tell that the juice of lentils of Gahat is very beneficial in kidney stones. By consuming its juice continuously for several months, the stone gradually melts. The amount of protein is also found in it, which is especially beneficial for weak people.

It is such a lentil that along with being delicious, is also very beneficial for health.

Let’s learn how to make Uttarakhand’s delicious Pahadi Gahat ki dal.

The ingredients are: For 2 -4 people.

Time – 20 min

 meal-type -veg

Ingredients –

  1. 250 gm Gahat dal available on thevillagenaturals.com
  2. ½ tsp turmeric
  3. 1 tsp cumin
  4. 2 -3 cloves garlic
  5. 1 tsp Pahadi Jamboo (Kumaon Herb) (optional) available on thevillagenaturals.com
  6. salt to taste
  7. 2 tsp ghee/oil
  8. water as needed

How to make Gahat ki dal—

1. The first step in making Gahat dal is to soak it overnight.

2. Next morning, put soaked dal, salt, and turmeric in a pressure cooker on a low flame like any other dal and cook for 6 to 7 whistles. Switch off the gas after fixed whistles.

3. Add cumin seed to the ghee in a pan over medium heat.

4. As soon as cumin seeds start crackling, add jamboo, garlic and asafoetida then add boiled lentils and cook for 2 to 3 minutes while stirring with a ladle. In case jamboo is not available, improvised tempering of asafoetida can also be used.

5. Garnish with green coriander and enjoy eating with hot rice or roti. Gahat dal is ready. Green coriander, green chili, tomato and garlic chutney will make the taste divine.

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UTTARAKHAND FOOD : Food From The Hills

Uttarakhand food food from the hills

What do you do when you’re hungry? If you’re like most people, you’re probably heading out to your favorite local restaurant. What if you also knew that you could prepare delicious, healthy food ‌at ‌ home? It’s easier than you might have imagined!

Try this Pahadi Aloo ke Gutke, a delicious Pahadi recipe from Uttarakhand.

The Uttrakhand dish Aloo ke Gutke is a popular dish in the region. It is very easy to cook. It is often eaten as a snack. This is a delicious dish made from potatoes. When you taste it, you will experience the flavour‌s of the mountain. This dish is spicy to eat, as well as it is prepared quickly.

Let’s learn how to make Uttarakhand’s Pahadi Aloo ke Gutke.

Pahadi Aloo ke Gutke recipe :

The ingredients are : For 2 people.

  1. boiled potatoes, 4
  2. mustard oil, 1 tbsp
  3. tsp turmeric, 1/4
  4. Red chili powder, 1 teaspoon
  5. coriander powder, 1 tsp
  6. salt to taste
  7. Cumin, 1 teaspoon
  8. mustard seeds, 1 tsp
  9. Asafoetida, 1 pinch
  10. finely chopped coriander leaves, 1 tbsp

 The method is :

  • Peel the potatoes and cut them into big pieces. Put turmeric, red chili powder, coriander powder and salt in a bowl, add 2 tablespoons of water and make a paste.
  • In a pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds, cumin and asafoetida.
  • When the mustard and cumin seeds start crackling, add the spice paste and fry it well on low flame.
  • Now add chopped potatoes in the pan.
  • It is best to garnish it with green coriander and plate ‌it‌ ‌with‌ ‌green‌ ‌coriander‌ ‌chutney. Delicious aloo ke gutke is ready to be eaten. Now you can eat it with roti or as a snack.

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Pahadi Kumaoni Recipe (Pahadi Bhatt ke dubke)

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Many of the restaurants in the Pahadi Kumaoni region are known for their authentic cuisine (Bhatt ke dubke, Bhatt ki Churkani, gahat ki dal, Dubuk, Chainsoo and Thechwani etc) . But, if you want to try out the real thing, you should head to your nearest home! The most authentic cuisine comes from the Kumaoni homesteads, where they cook in iron utensils and without a care for calories. Food from Kumaon is predominantly organic. The most popular Pahadi Kumaoni food is made from organic produce grown by them. They also spend hours developing those signature flavors.

You absolutely have to try this delicious Pahadi Kumaoni Recipe (Pahadi Bhatt Dal ke dubke), which is healthy and it’s way more simple than you think!

Let’s see how to make Pahadi Bhatt Dal ke dubke –

Ingredients –

1. Bhatt Dal 1 cup available on thevillagenaturals.com

 2. Gandrain (Kumaon Herb) available on thevillagenaturals.com

 3. Pahadi Jamboo (Kumaon Herb) (optional) available on thevillagenaturals.com

 4. Small pieces of garlic

5. Salt according to taste

 6. Turmeric 1 teaspoon

 7. Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

 8. Red chili powder ½ teaspoon

 9. Cumin Seed (Cumin) ½ teaspoon

 10. Asafoetida (hing) 2 pinches

11. Green chili – 1

12. Oil / Ghee 2 tablespoons

Basic Preparation of Pahadi Bhatt ke dubke—

1. Wash Bhatt Dal and soak it in fresh water for at least five hours or overnight.

2. Using a blender, make a fine paste of soaked Bhatt Dal.

3. Finely chop the garlic and green chilies.

How to make bhat ke dubke—

Step 1: Heat oil in an iron kadai or pan. Add cumin seeds and hing, Jamboo grass (optional) and fry until the cumin turns slightly brown.

Step 2: Add minced garlic and fry till it changes colour. Now add all the spices including salt and saute for one more minute.

Step 3: Now add the Bhatt Dal fine paste and saute well and cook for a minute. Now add 4 cups of water, Gandrain and green chilies, stir well. Cook it on a boiling gas flame for at least 30 minutes. You will notice the dark black color of the gravy. This is due to iron pan and it is the best way to make Pahadi Bhatt Dal ke dubke. Bhatt ke dubke is best made with iron pans.

Step 4: Cook it until half has been reduced. Put the gas off and serve it with rice and roti /phulka. Add a spoonful of ghee to a bowl of dubke. Enjoy the deliciousness and richness of Uttarakhand food.