RCI: Haryana Event announcement

RCI or Regional Cuisines of India is an event series started by Lakshmi of Veggie Cuisine. This month's theme for RCI is Haryanvi Cuisine.

Haryana means the abode of god in Sanskrit. This state in North India shares its border with India's capital Delhi, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttarkhand states. The state shares its capital Chandigarh with Punjab.

The cuisine of Haryana is usually simple in preparation. The Harayanavis cook a variety of rotis from various flours like bajra, gochini atta, wheat, corn and millet gram. Also moong and bajra kichari with ghee is popular in rural areas. Earlier bajra and bejhar flours used to be the main ingredient in rotis and pooris. However now the usage of these flours has decreased and wheat flour is used more. The Haryanvis are predominantly vegetarian and consume lot of fresh vegetables, milk and curds. Also ghee forms a part of the daily food.

They enjoy kachri ki sabzi, singri ki sabzi, bathua ka raita, kadhi pakora, aloo tikkis, tomato chutney, besan masala roti with butter, bajra aloo roti with butter, bhura roti with ghee, mixed dal made of different pulses cooked on low heat, hara dhania cholia. Among desserts, the popular ones are kheeer, sherbat, rabri, gajar ka halwa, malpua, mitte chawal, while sherbet, lassi, chaas are relished among beverages. (Info source:Google)



1) After posting your recipe on your blog, please link it back to this announcement and add the logo if possible. In case you wish to send some dish that you have posted earlier, please repost it with the link to the event and the logo. No restrictions on the number of entries. Send as many Haryani dishes as you can.

2) Please post only vegetarian recipes for the event since this is a 100% Vegetarian blog. No eggs please. If you are a non-blogger, mail me the recipe and the picture.

3) Mail me the following details - Subject: RCI Haryana, your name, dish name and link to the post to easycrafts@gmail.com by 28th Feb 09. I will pick up the picture from your blog...you neednt send it. The roundup would be published during the first week of March.

Awaiting your delicious Haryana Special dishes..

13 comments:

notyet100 said...

nice theme,...hppy hostin,..:-)

Happy cook said...

Will try to participate. The soup in the earlier post looks so yumm.

Vaishali said...

This is a great one. I'll definitely try to participate.

sowmya said...

will try sending in something for this one..

Alka said...

Wow i am already anxious to see the round up...happy hosting :-)

maninas said...

Thanks so much for hosting this! I'm really looking forward to it.

We've missed to many RCIs already, so I'm really glad to see its continuing. Thank you!

Vani said...

Nice to see RCI back again! Happy hosting!

Simran said...

When I think of Haryana, I think of Jind...a sleepy town, a 5 hour drive from where I was and halfway through, the tastiest masala chai of my life! Good luck with hosting the event, and I'd try to rustle up some memories

Priya said...

Surely gonna try something for this RCI..

eminent said...

Not been blogging so regularly,will try to start again with this event.Will definitely post some dish for this

Maya said...

Will try to participate. Happy hosting.

Adlak's tiny world said...

my recipe on the way dear.. pick up.

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

just saw abt the event..will try to send an entry soon!

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