Indore has a variety of Namkeens, Poha & Jalebi, Chaats (snacks), Kachoris and Samosas, cuisines of various types in different restaurants, and Maratha, Mughlai, Bengali, Rajasthani, continental and confectionery sweets, as well as local delicacies such as Dal-Bafla. At Sarafa Bazar, a range of Indian fast food is available. Chhappan Dukan is a major food junction in Indore, where the youth & family gathers on the road side shops for Indian Snacks. Generally, Namkeen is served on top of a variety of food items served in Indore. Shikanji (milk preparation + dry fruits), Lassi, Cold Milk, Hot Boiled Milk with Malai & dry fruits+keshar, Jal-Jira, Nimboo Shikanji, Fruit Juice,Shakes, Icecream Soda, Santrola These are the Cold beverages which are famous in Indore.
The life in Indore starts early with chuskis of 'Chai' (tea) with 'Garam Garam poha & Jalebi' followed by lunch which invariably includes popular 'besan preparations'. Later in the day one can easily find snacks like 'Khaman', 'Kachori – aaloo kachori, dal kachori etc.', 'samosa', 'patties', 'sabudana khichdi' etc. Late nights another market comes alive at 11:00 pm in Sarafa (the heart of city) where one finds lot of delicacies to enjoy after dinner like – 'Gajak', 'Bhutta kis', 'Gulab Jamun', 'Garadu', 'Rabri', 'hot boiled milk', 'aloo tikiya', 'Halwa.
|Chappan Dukan (Indore), PC - Google. MP Travelogue|
Well, Yes I am a Rajsthani Girl, But I know the culture of MP (Madhya Pradesh) as I am married to a MP guy !!! My marriage shopping full on from Indore...Me, My parents, My Sil, My in laws, We all were there for two days for all my marriage shopping. We spent our Night in Sarafa Bazar, and had loads of varieties of Food, as mentioned above like Garadu, Bhutte ka kis, Gulab jamun, Kulfi and many more...The taste of each and every dish is out of the world....Still I haven't been to Chappan Dukan, as my Cousin brother (Prasheel Bhaiya) and Hishu both mentioned many times about these famous Chappan dukan...So my next trip to India, I am surely gonna enjoy this Food....
When it comes to Weekend breakfast, Himanshu always ask me that what's cooking in breakfast with almost expected answer that it must be "Poha" with inverted Comma. lol...And yes, since a two years there isn't any Sunday here as a weekend, its Friday and Saturday are weekend days....So In every Friday Morning, without wasting any second, The Poha Preparation starts on hill. Chopping the onions, Green chilies, Loads of Cilantro..Ahhh...The Enjoyment of making Indore style Poha is outstanding...We normally pack bunch of Ratlami sev when we get back to Doha, as This is the must thing when you serve Indori poha, But this time we did not have that much space in our bags that we could place a single packet of these Sev. :( I was literally missing this Sev when I was clicking the shots of this plate. Well...apart from this, The taste was truly awesome. You know, To convince that particular taste of this Indori Poha to a men who actually had millions times of this Poha in Indore is Challenging for me...But yes, I also know the taste of this Poha, So I nailed it ;) So, If you want to have something very light and Super delicious Breakfast in this Sunday Morning, check out this step by step recipe below and Enjoyyyyyyyyy your Sunday :)
21/2 Cup Poha, Flatten Rice
2 Tbsp Oil
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tsp Fennel Seeds
1 Tbsp Peanuts
1 Onion, chopped
1/2 tsp Grated Ginger
2, Green chilies, Finely chopped
7-8 Curry leaves
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 tsp Red chili powder
Salt to taste
1 Tbsp Sugar
2 Tbsp Coriander leaves,
for garnishing Chopped onion, Pomegranate, Loads of Coriander leaves
1. Wash Poha 3 times, drain and set aside until ready to use and mix salt and Sugar to the poha itself, So Sugar can be mix with the poha.
2. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and once they start to splutter add Peanuts and saute them for a minute Then add onions, green chilies and curry leaves. Cook until onions turns little brown.
3. Next add Fennel Seeds, Grated Ginger, turmeric Powder, Red chili Powder and saute for few seconds.
4. Add the poha and mix well. Cover and cook on low heat for 5 minutes.
5. Turn off the heat and sprinkle with chopped Coriander leaves.
Serve immediately with Hot Cup of Coffee or Tea in this Sunday Morning, garnish it with some chopped Onions, Pomegranate, Coriander leaves and yes, If you have some Ratlami Sev...Nothing can beat to this Sunday morning breakfast.