This Hariyali Teej, binge on some classic desi dishes
Monsoon brings along a celebratory spirit and is associated with festivities
Monsoon brings along a celebratory spirit and is associated with festivities. And when are Indian festivities complete without one enjoying some sweet and savoury delicacies with their loved ones.
Hariyali Teej marks not just the holy union of Lord Shiva and Parvati but also includes a lavish feast of culinary delights. Here are some mouth-watering options available in tricity to indulge in this season:
This Rajasthani dessert has a round honeycomb structure and is a huge hit, especially during Teej. Happy Singla, of Mirchi Chaat says, “It’s in great demand this season. We are selling each disc at ₹200. Pre-orders are coming in. We also have individual-serving pieces at just ₹40.”
If you are yet to try this variant of jalebi, what better excuse than a festival. This lip-smacking melt-in-mouth sweet dish has a unique taste and texture and pairs well with vanilla ice cream, says Anup Sharma of Nanak Sweets, adding that half kilogram is available at just RS 250.
This humble delicacy, when paired with fresh rabri, is a gastronomical delight. “What I love the most about them is that they are bite-sized so one doesn’t feel too guilty about indulging in a couple during Teej festivities,” says Suman Arora, a homemaker. Amrit Sweets, Mohali makes it the best, and two pieces cost just ₹65 at their outlet, she adds.
“Most people ask for some savoury snack to pair well with all the sweet dishes. And what better than khasta kachoris. We have kachoris in Jodhpuri, Kota, dal, and pyaaz variants with the starting range being ₹40. The Jodhpuri kind is our bestseller,” says Akram, of Kota Kachori.
Bedmi Poori with Aloo Sabzi
This popular meal option is a culinary joy. “The minute the crispy hot pooris, dunked in the spicy and tangy gravy, reach your mouth, you experience a burst of flavours. Although it’s greasy and heavy, but some indulgence is okay,” says Harsha Rawat, a call centre employee. The dish is available at Sindhi Sweets for ₹185.