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Expert Shares 5 Old And Lost Recipes Of India That We Should Bring Back

Chef Eshaan Nagpal shares some old and lost recipes of India that our grandma's used to make.
Published -04 Aug 2021, 15:00 ISTUpdated -12 Jan 2022, 17:15 IST
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Everything changes with time and so do our cuisines. Some of the recipes are modified and some get lost altogether. There are numerous delicacies that our elders used to relish during their time but we haven’t been introduced to those delights.

Our grandmothers used to give healthy things a tasty twist. Therefore, these special recipes were not only tasty but also nutritious. Chef Eshaan Nagpal said that “In this era of modern techniques, we should not forget our roots because those techniques will be priceless one day.”

He also told us about some of the amazing forgotten recipes of India that should be brought back.

Danthal Ki Sabzi

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Danthal is basically a cauliflower stalks vegetable. You must be thinking that this doesn’t sound tasty but trust me, this is delicious. This is not a fancy recipe but is super easy to make. Your family will make faces after listening to the name but trust me, once they try it, they will end up eating the whole plate.

To prepare this nutritious dish, remove the stalks and leaves of the cauliflower. Then, cut and wash it. Now, use a pan or pressure cooker to cook it in tomato puree. Your dish will be ready in no time and you can serve it with hot rotis.

Besan Ka Seera (Besan Milk)

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Besan ka seera is basically a sweet drink made with ghee, sugar, besan, milk and spices. This drink is extremely delicious and highly beneficial if you are suffering from a cold and cough. To get some relief, drink this hot at night and you will see the results the next morning.

To prepare this, you just need to melt some ghee in a pan and add besan to it. Then, stir it till besan turns to dark yellow colour. Now add some spices along with milk and sugar. Mix all the ingredients well. Once the milk is hot, switch off the flame and serve it.

Punjabi Roti Choori

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Punjabi roti choori is a traditional sweet made out of leftover paratha or rotis. This is made specially during the winter season. This is good for your health as it protects you from cold and it is also a great way to use the leftover parathas.

To prepare this dish, you need to crumble and pound the paratha into a coarse crumbly mixture. Then, stir fry it with ghee, sugar and dry fruits. Your Punjabi choori is ready in just a few minutes.

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Boiled Singhara

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You might have heard of singhara but over the past years, it has disappeared from our diets. This aquatic vegetable was very popular in the past due to its taste and health benefits. Therefore, it is time to bring it back.

To prepare boiled singhara, you need to boil them for 20 minutes as they are very hard. Then, peel and cut them and sprinkle with salt, red chilli powder and lemon juice. They are now ready to be served.  

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Pumpkin Halwa

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Now, we know that everyone will make faces after reading pumpkin (benefits of pumpkin seeds) but trust me, this is super delicious. This recipe allows you to get the benefits of pumpkin with a yummy twist. This recipe is specially made during the Navratri fast.

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To prepare this halwa, heat some ghee in a pressure cooker and add small pieces of pumpkin to it. Let it cook on slow flame for some time, then add some water and stir. Cover the cooker and switch off the flame after 4 – 5 whistles. Your pumpkin halwa is now ready to be served. 

We should bring back these delicious recipes immediately and enjoy the great taste and health benefits. For more such stories, stay tuned to HerZindagi!

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