5 Dishes That You Must Definitely Try at Home

Whether you’re a foodie or not, the best part about recreating a recipe at home is that you can add your own touch to it without compromising on your preferred choice of ingredients.  Here are 5 scrumptious recipes that will leave you licking your plate unapologetically clean –

Shahi Dal

Shahi Dal - Heritage Fresh


  • ½ cup urad dal
  • 8-10 blanched almonds (cut into halves)
  • 1 cup of warm milk
  • 1 tsp of finely chopped garlic and ginger
  • ½ cup of finely chopped onion and tomato
  • ½ tsp turmeric, red chilli powder and garam masala
  • 1 tsp of cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp of ghee
  • Salt to taste


  • Wash and soak the urad dal for 6-7 hours.
  • Take a pressure cooker and add the soaked urad dal, almonds, turmeric and one cup of water. Mix it well and allow it to cook for at least two whistles.
  • Once you open the pressure cooker lid, add the warm milk to it and whisk this mixture to a smooth consistency.
  • In a separate pan, heat the ghee and add cumin seeds, ginger, garlic and onions and sauté it till the onion turns tender and slightly brown.
  • To this mixture, add the tomatoes, salt, chilli powder and garam masala and let it cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the dal mixture to this and allow it to cook for 4-5 minutes till it comes to a boil.
  • Serve it hot with a sprinkle of freshly chopped coriander leaves.

Veg Korma

Veg Korma - Heritage Fresh


  • ¼ cup of chopped cauliflower, French beans, capsicum and carrots
  • ½ cup of green peas
  • 3 tbsp of onion paste
  • ½ tsp of ginger-garlic paste and green chilli paste
  • ½ tsp of cumin seeds and garam masala
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 cup of warm milk
  • 2 tbsp of fresh heavy cream
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat some oil in a deep-dish pan and add the cumin seeds. Once it starts crackling, add the onion paste, cloves, ginger-garlic paste and chilli paste and cook it for 3-4 minutes.
  • To this, add the vegetables and half a cup of warm milk and water. Cover it with a lid and let it cook for 5-6 minutes.
  • After this, add the rest of the milk, fresh cream, salt and garam masala and stir it well.
  • Serve it hot with a sprinkle of finely chopped coriander leaves.

Palak Khichdi

Palak Khichdi - Heritage Fresh


  • 1 cup of roughly chopped spinach
  • 1 cup of soaked rice
  • 1 cup of moong dal (washed)
  • 1 cup of chopped onion and tomatoes
  • 1 tsp of cumin seeds and mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp of turmeric, red chilli powder and coriander powder
  • 3-4 curry leaves
  • 1 tsp of chopped green chilli and ginger-garlic paste
  • Salt as per taste


  • Heat some oil in a pressure cooker and add the mustard and cumin seeds, green chilli, ginger-garlic paste and curry leaves. Mix it well.
  • Add the onion and tomatoes, salt, turmeric, coriander and red chilli powder and sauté it well.
  • To this, add the soaked rice and dal with one cup of water and cook it for 1-2 minutes. After this, add the spinach and close the pressure cooker. Allow it to cook for 2-3 whistles.
  • Serve it hot with a drizzle of ghee and coriander leaves.

Gajar ka Shorba

Gajar ka Shorba - Heritage Fresh


  • 2 cups of finely chopped carrots
  • 1 cup of chopped onions
  • 1 cup of finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 3-4 cloves of finely chopped garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds and red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 4 cups of water
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Bring the water to a boil and add the carrots and coriander leaves. Allow it to simmer for 5-6 minutes and blend this mixture.
  • In a pan, heat the butter and add the bay leaves and cumin seeds. To this, add the onion, garlic and black pepper. Cook it till the onions become soft and tender.
  • Add the blended carrot mixture, salt and red chilli powder to this and simmer it for 4-5 minutes.
  • Serve it piping hot.

Shahi Tukda

Shahi Tukda - Heritage Fresh


  • 6 slices of white bread (cut into halves)
  • 1 ½ cup full-fat milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cashews and almonds (sliced)
  • 1 tbsp pistachio nuts
  • 1 tsp powdered green cardamom
  • A pinch of saffron


  • Heat some oil in a pan and deep-fry the bread slices till they turn golden brown and set it aside.
  • In the same hot oil, fry the pistachios, cashews and almonds. Set it aside.
  • In a heavy-bottom pan, heat the milk and bring it to a boil. Keep stirring it continuously till the milk reduces to half.
  • To this, add the sugar, green cardamom and saffron and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • In a separate flat dish, arrange the bread slices and pour the milk mixture over it evenly. Scatter the fried nuts on top.
  • Allow it to chill in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours and serve it cold.

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