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?Hunar? showcases best of Malwi cuisine

DELECTABLE CUISINE of Malwa is the highlight of the ?Hunar? fair of Madhya Pradesh being organised in Delhi as part of State?s Golden Jubilee celebrations. The fair showcases the rich culture and heritage, social customs, folk art traditions and apparels. Organised at Dilli Haat, the fair will continue till October 9.

india Updated: Oct 02, 2006 16:26 IST

DELECTABLE CUISINE of Malwa is the highlight of the ‘Hunar’ fair of Madhya Pradesh being organised in Delhi as part of State’s Golden Jubilee celebrations. The fair showcases the rich culture and heritage, social customs, folk art traditions and apparels. Organised at Dilli Haat, the fair will continue till October 9.

An official release says most of States of India have their own particular palatable cuisine but when it comes to Madhya Pradesh the gourmet finds a whole variety from different regions of the State. The central Madhya Pradesh or Mahakaushal has its daal-baati, Vindhya is known for its special spices, Bundelkhand has its famous chironjee barfi and Malwa, the most prosperous region of the State, has its daal-bafla.

Malwa is also famous for its namkeen – in fact it is an area on which writers have been consistently engaged in research. There is something in the air of Malwa- especially its sweet mellow evenings, which lead to cool nights. Its soft breezes excites the taste buds and bring on the hunger pangs. It is this feeling to serve the best which finds its way to the Dilli Haat in order to win over visitors’ hearts.

Just as the typical Malwi begins his day with poha-sev-jalebi for breakfast these items have found their way to the stalls at the haat and Delhiites are thoroughly enjoying the experience.

In the evening hot milk flavoured with Kesar is also being served in kulhads. Another dish, which is a bit hit, is the Rabri Malpua, which of course would be a big no-no for the calorie conscious, but will count calories in the face of such temptation.

Malwa gets bumper crop of maize and bhutta kachories, bhajiyas and kis are very popular amongst the Malwais. As the festive season of Navratri is on, Sabudana khichdi for those who are fasting is also on offer. But the piece de resistance is the combination of daal bafla, kadi ladoo and chutney, which is being sold at Rs 60 per thali.

This is perhaps the most popular Malwi dish from the region. The stalls are attracting huge crowds as can be seen in evening.

People of Delhi are enjoying the Hunar fair of Madhya Pradesh besides relishing the various dishes there.