Combo Meals

Combo meals are the combination of two or three things. It is a general perception that combo meals are only served in the fast food joints and are always junk food. That's not true- the combos we are going to make here are not at all junk and definitely not the fast food , as it takes time to make these delicious recipes,though they can be made in advance and served after.

These combos are complete food. They have a curry preparation/veggie with kind of bread(homemade or ready made)/ Rice . Many of them are served as snacks in India but can be served as complete meal. A desi drink can also be served with these combo in order to make a complete meal.

Idly Idly (Steamed rice and lentils dumplings)–Idlis are steam cooked savory cakes of fermented batter of rice and lentils. This is a healthy and filling meal. Usually in South India Idlis are served with Sambhar and chutneys for breakfast. This is a very delicious preparation and very popular throughout India. Try out this healthy dish...
Panchmel Dal Dal-Baati -Dal baati is a very popular combo from Rajasthan. The dal made for this combo is called as panchmel. This dal is traditionally made with the five very commonly used lentils in India and is served with a special bread - Baati. Often A special dessert Churma also accompanies Dal and Baati. So on our readers' speical request let us make this wonderful traditional
sarson ka saag Sarson ka Saag and Makke ki Roti–Sarson saag (mustard leaves preparation) is a very famous delicacy from Punjab. This delicious saag is served with makke ki roti (bread made with cornmeal). Mustard leaves can be easily found in the Indian stores and also in supermarkets. This delicious and famous combo is usually made in cold weather. There are so many different ways to make sarson ka sagg here . ……
Rava Uttapam Rava Uttapam-Sambhar Rava Uttapam or semolina uttapam is a very popular South Indian dish. Uttapams are made with fermented batter. These are thick pancakes. Traditionally onions, bell pepper, and tomatoes are added in the batter. Uttapams are served with typical South Indian accompaniments like; Sambhar.........
Ragda Patties Ragda Patties - This is a very popular dish from West India - from Mumbai. Ragda is made with white peas (saphed matar) and seasoned with mustard seeds while the same white matar seasoned with cumin seeds called as matara in North. This is a yummy chaat , served with Potato patties and chutneys….
Rajma Rajma-Chawal- This is a delicious bean preparation from North India. Rajma (red kidney beans) are rich in soluble fibers, and a good source of protein, iron, magnesium etc. Rajma-Chawal is a very delicious and popular combo meal.
pav bhaji Pav Bhaji - Pav Bhaji is a very popular combo from Western India, especially from Maharashtra. This is a combination of Pav ( variety of bread) and Bhaji (cooked vegetables in diced onion and tomato masala). This is usually served as an evening snack but I make it as a complete meal for Sunday Lunch. I also add mattha in menu with this to complete the meal.
chole-bhatura Chole Bhature-The most popular combo from Punjab, North India. This is an all time favorite combo. At my home, both my kids have different eating tastes, but when the option is CHOLE BHATURE, the decision is unanimous.
Idli-sambhar Idli Sambhar -This is a combo from South of India. Idli Sambhar is usually served for breakfast or as a snack. This is my favorite combo and again I prefer to serve it as a complete meal. This is a very delicious , nutritious, and complete meal, as it has lentils, vegetables, semolina (made out of wheat), yogurt, coconut etc.
kadhi-chawal Kadhi Chawal - is a lunch combo from North of India. About 40 kms away from Nainital, there is a small and quaint town, Naukuchiyatal- this dish is served in every big or small hotel in Naukauchiyatal. Kadhi is also served during festivals, and variations of Kadhi are very popular in Punjab and Gujarat. Kadhi comprises deep fried balls of gram flour paste, dipped in yogurt based gravy. Chawal is a Hindi word for rice.