Madhya Pradesh is a hub of multiple cuisines and spices. Its love for Poha is widely known, but that’s not all this state has to offer. This region is a food heaven for vegetarians and non vegetarians and its passion for food runs deep into the veins of its people. Make a trip to malwa and you will find yourself losing in crisp jalebis, hot samosas with tangy chutney, khasta kachori or the most love street delicacy bhutte ka kees..

If you are a street food lover then a trip to Madhya Pradesh is a must have. Being the heart of India its cuisine is heavily influenced by its neighboring states. The vegetarian dishes includes popular dishes like Dal Bafla, Kaju Curry, Papad ki Sabji, Mattar Pulao, Sabudana Khichdi, Poori sabji and many more. But any visit to Madhya Pradesh is incomplete without sampling a plate of poha and jalebi. It is the most favorite breakfast and can never be replaced.

And now if you are itching to try your hands at cooking some local dishes from Malwa, I am going to present some best recipes from my state to let you get started.

1. Papad Ki sabzi

A crispy snack crumbled and tossed with curd gravy with a handful of spices. Try it at home and impress your family and friends with this lip smacking dish.

• Yogurt 1 ½ cups
• Moong Papad 2
• Gram flour ¾ tbsp
• Salt to taste
• Turmeric powder ½ tsp
• Red chilli powder ¾ tsp
• Oil 1 ½ tbsp
• Cumin seeds 1 tsp
• Asafoetida ½ tsp
• Dried Red chillies 2 broken
• Coriander powder 1 ½ tsp
• Ginger chopped 1 tsp
• Boondi ¼ cup
• Garam masala powder ½ tsp
1. Combine yogurt, gram flour, salt, turmeric powder and red chilli powder. Add two cups of water and blend well.
2. Heat oil in a kadai, add cumin seeds, asafetida and red chillies. Add coriander powder and sauté for one minute. Add ginger and sauté for another minute.
3. Add yogurt mixture and stir till it boils. Reduce heat and simmer for two minutes.
4. Roast papad on both the sides and roughly break into two inch pieces. Add the papad and boondi into the simmering yogurt mixture.
5. Remove from heat and garnish with coriander leaves.

2. Sabudana Khichdi

An authentic maharashtrian dish made with sabudana, potatoes and peanuts. A perfect food for those who are on fast or vrat.

• 1 cup sago
• 2 tbsp oil
• 1 tsp cumin seeds
• ¾ cup boiled and peeled potato cubes
• ½ cup roasted peanuts
• 2 tbsp chopped coriander
• 2 tsp chopped green chillies
• 5 to 6 curry leaves
• 2 tsp lemon juice
• 2 tsp sugar
1. To make the sabudana khichdi, combine sago and ¾ cup of water in a deep bowl, mix well and keep aside to soak for 2 hours.
2. Heat oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
3. When the seeds crackle, add the potatoes, sago, salt, peanuts, coriander, green chillies, curry leaves, lemon juice and sugar, mix well and cook on a flame for 2 minutes.
4. Serve hot.


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