One more day goes with eating that musty, dry rotis with that dreaded Dal Chawal, and you’re left wondering when you will go back to eating that sumptuous meal made at your home, that’s the time you hate your PG/Hostel.
When you are having a bad time meeting deadlines or missing home, and sit to have food in your hostel, you realize how by just having home food would make everything right. You feel nostalgic about all the memories you had with your favorite ones at home, on the dinner table.
So, we present a list of some of the favorite home-cooked food or “Ghar ka Khaana” outstation students probably misses the most from all over India:
1. Sarson Ka Saag Aur Makki Ki Roti
Trust us; you won’t ever stop not thinking about this one. A household food in Punjab, Sarson ka Saag and Makki ki Roti is one for the salivary glands to relish. Try eating it with some creamy white home-made butter, a big glass of Lassi, some green chili, and onions on your plate and you won’t ever stop asking for more. – Gurnoor, Punjab
2. Hyderabadi Biryani
A perfect mix of basmati rice, spices, onions, lemon and meat, Hyderabadi Biryani is a wonder in its own. The taste, fragrance, and detail to perfectly cooked meat make it so famous all over India and around the globe as well. For the vegans, don’t be disheartened, as there is the Pulao, which is equally revered by the foodies. – Jawad Alam Dar, Hyderabad
3. Pav Bhaji
The lip-smacking food which all Mumbaikars swear by, Pav bhaji is truly for the food connoisseurs. It consists of bhaji (a thick potato-based curry) garnished with coriander, chopped onions and a bit of lemon and baked Pav, and when extra butter is added to it, you can say goodbye to your dieting. It is available across the nook and corner of the city, but having it at home is a different bliss altogether, with your loved ones. It’s one food, which one would want to eat regularly. – Kartik, Mumbai
4. Filter Coffee & Rice
One big part of food rituals at homes, in South is Filter Coffee and Rice. Filter coffee is made by adding freshly boiled milk with ground coffee bean powder, lending it a rich taste. The rice eaten is soft, with shorter grains, which are easily mashable. It’s a staple food for people in South India, and they are always up for filter coffee, and a bowl of rice. – Amit Unni, Tamil Naidu
5. Dal Baati Churma
Rajasthani food is incomplete without Dal Baati Churma. Baatis are flaky round bread served by dipping in ghee. The dal is cooked in ghee. Churma, a dessert is made from a large batch of baatis that are left unsalted, and shaped into rounds, are deep fried in ghee. These are then crushed and jaggery is mixed. These three together, make a very filling meal. Truly, No Rajasthani wedding or dinner menu is ever complete without this recipe. – Tarun, Rajasthan