ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Top 5 Traditional Sub-Continental Meals

Updated on April 11, 2019
Cooking Jam profile image

Marj is a really big Foodie. He goes to visit different places and likes to try new taste all the time. He likes to eat spicy things a lot.

My very First Hub and Thoughts on the Topic ...

Hey Guys,

This is my very First Hub and I am too much excited. I can't even tell you how happy I am to be here. I have just finished reading all the necessary instructions that I need to survive on my way here. I have also read many articles of some of the old Authors here. I think I got a whiff of how to write and get your article featured. I hope all of you will help me on my journey here.

As Everyone knows, Food is a very essential part of our life and all of us do have certain likes and dislikes. Some of us may like spicy while others like a sweet dish and our environment around us also plays a huge factor in determining the particular taste for us.

Sub-Continent has a really big history regarding its cooking stuff. Sub-Continent was also known as the "Golden Bird" due to its immense and high quality crops. It was because of this reason they were able to develop different Types of genre in the Culinary department. Following are their Top 5 Miracle dishes.

1: Chicken Biryani

Ingredients required For Biryani

INGREDIENTS
AMOUNT
STATE
Chicken
1 kilogram
Cut into medium pieces
Curd
1 cup
With 3 spoon water
Ginger and Garlic
2 Table Spoon
Paste
Nut Mag
1 Table Spoon
Chopped
Bay Leaf
0.5 Table Spoon
Crushed
Red Chili
5 to 6
Chopped
Lemon
2 Table spoon
Cut with skin
Rice
1 Kilogram
Soaked in water
Onion
2 big sized
Chopped
Prunes
8 to 10
As it is
Cardamon
4 to 5
Seeds
Tomato
2 to 3
Chopped
Coriander
As much as you like
Powder
Green Chili
As much as you like
Chopped
Peppermint
As much as you like
Chopped
Oil
1 cup
You know better
Cumin
1 Table Spoon
Powder

How to make this dish ?

  • First of all, take the chicken and mix it with Curd, Chilies, Ginger and garlic paste. Now let it sit like that for more than half an hour.
  • After that, take the cooking pot and put some oil in it. Then put the chicken inside and cook it till it appears brownish and then roast it. After that, take some Nut-mag and mix it in the pot.
  • After that, take another pot and after putting some oil in it, you are to heat it up and add onions to it. Cook the onions till they are light brown and then add Cumin and various spices to it. After that, ass the paste of ginger and garlic and cook the onions.
  • After that, add the rice already soaked in water and then add water according to the amount of rice. Dry all the water and take the pot off the stove.
  • Now, you will notice a layer of broth over the rice. Add green chilies and other things to the dish. Now, put on the lid and let it steam cook itself.
  • After the steaming, mix it very well and your Dish is ready to be served.

Cooking time :

To Cook this, It roughly takes 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Calories in 100 grams

There are 400 to 600 Calories with :

Total Fat : 15.8 grams

Protein : 49.6 grams

Carbs : 95.9 grams

2 : Nihari

Ingredients required for Nihari

INGREDIENTS
AMOUNT
STATE
Beef
1 Kilogram
Cut into small pieces
Knuckle and Marrow meat
0.5 kilogram
As they are
Oil
1.5 cup
You know very well
Garlic
2 Table Spoon
Paste
Onion
2 to 3
Chopped
Wheat Flour
50 grams
Cleaned
Red Chili
5 to 6
Chopped
Salt
As much as you like
Added Water
Fennel flower seeds
2 Table spoon
Powder
Water
Depends on you
Warm
Fried Onions
3 Table spoon
Dried
Cumin seeds
3 Table spoon
Powder
Bay leaf
2 to 4
Crushed
Mace
2 Table spoon
Powder
Nut Mag
2 Table spoon
Chopped
Ginger
1 Table spoon ginger
Paste
Cloves
10 to 15 Cloves
Crushed
Lemon Juice
1.5 Table spoon
Squeezed

How to cook this dish ?

  • First of all, mix all the spices together except lemon juice and grind well, then add lemon juice and mix it thoroughly.
  • Now take your cooking pot and put oil inside and heat it. After that, add the paste of Garlic and mix with the oil and then add meat and let it cook for a while. Add the amount of water according to your meat but a large quantity is required. Cook on very low stove flame in order to make the meat more tender.
  • Now, add the amount of flour that you desire e.g. for 50 grams 3 glasses. You can uses a boneless meat if you want to. Now, mix all of this .
  • Now, add chopped onion in it and add little bit of more oil and then heat it to another 30 minutes.
  • Now, you dish is ready. It tastes exceptional with a naan, bread etc.

Cooking time :

This dish is one other most lengthy and it consumes the time of 4 hours.

Calories in 100 grams

There are 413 calories with :

Total Fats : 54 grams

Protein : 37 grams

Carbs : 9 grams

3 : Karahai

Ingredients required for Karahi

INGREDIENTS
AMOUNT
STATE
Mutton (Goat meat)
1 Kilogram
Cut into small pieces
Tomatoes
2 to 3 Big sized
Chopped
Green chilli
3 to 4 medium ones
Chopped
Garlic
2 Table spoon
Paste
Ginger
2 Table Spoon
Paste
Red Chilli
0.5 Table spoon
Chopped
Salt
As much as you like
Added water
Black pepper
1 Table spoon
Crushed
Oil
2 Big Spoons
You know better

How to cook this dish ?

  • First of all, put the meat in the frying pan and add ginger or garlic paste to it. Fry the mixture at a medium heat so that any or all water dries up.
  • After that, add water according to the amount of your meat, for 1 kilogram, add 3 glasses of water and put the lid on. Cook the meat at medium heat until the meat becomes tender.
  • After cooking, when the meat looks all ready then add the remaining ingredients : oil, black pepper, red chilies and salt. After that, if any water still remains, then cook the meat at medium pace and keep stirring until all of the water has dried up. After that, add green chilies and tomato to it.
  • Then, bring the heat to a slow pace and cover the lid and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Keep cooking until the tomatoes become soft and water dries up.

Cooking time :

It takes up to 35 to 40 minutes to make

Calories in 100 grams

There are 350 to 550 calories in this with :

Total fats : 69 grams

Proteins : 19 grams

Carbs : 13 grams

4 : Haleem

Ingredients required for Haleem

INGREDIENTS
AMOUNT
STATE
Mutton
1 Kilogram
Finely chopped
Wheat Grains
1.5 Kilogram
Soaked in hot water for 2 hours
Lentils
1 cup
Boiled in water
Onion
3 to 4
Chopped
Garlic
1 Table spoon
Paste
Ginger
1 Table spoon
Paste
Spices mixture
2 Table spoon
Powder
Red Chilli
1 Table Spoon
Chopped
Coriander
1.5 Table spoon
Powder
Peppermint
10 to 12 leaves
As it is
Green Chilli
5 to 6
Chopped
Cumin seeds
2 Table spoon
Crushed
Ginger root
1 to 2 pieces
In two pieces
Lemon
2 Table spoon
Squeezed
Turmeric
1 table spoon
Powder
Butter
2 cups
As it is
Salt
As much as you like
Added water
Soda
A tincture
As it is
Oil
1.5 cups
You know better

How to Cook this Dish ?

  • Take a pot and put butter inside and heat it.
  • Then, take the meat on to a frying pan and add the Following ingredients like garlic paste, spices, red chilies paste, Coriander powder, turmeric and salt. Mix it well and cook the whole under medium heat.
  • Take a separate pot and add the grains to it. Add lots of water and one or two spoons of salt and boil it. When the grain becomes tender and soft add the Soda to it and then again cook it from 16 to 21 minutes.
  • Now mix the meat with the grains and mix it thoroughly. Mix it continuously so that they are mixed into each other completely. Now grind the lentils in a grinder and make a thick paste by adding 2 to 3 cups of water in it while grinding.
  • Now, pour the lentil paste on the meat and grains mixture and mix them thoroughly. Now place the pot on a stove after mixing it thoroughly and cook the mixture on normal heat for 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Now, fry the other onion on some butter or ghee and make them brown. Now, separate the oil by an absorbent paper. After the Dish is cooked, sprinkle the Spices, fry onions, coriander, cumin and peppermint on to the plate and serve.
  • Keep some of the lemons apart to because lemons can give it a unique texture too.

Cooking time :

This dish takes up to 5 to 6 hours.

Calories in 100 grams

There are 353 to 400 calories in it with :

Total Fats : 61 grams

Protein : 34 grams

Carbs : 5 grams

5 : Channa Chat

Ingredients for Chaana Chat

INGREDIENTS
AMOUNT
STATE
Chick peas
15 to 30 ounces
Boiled in water
Potatoes
1 or 2 large size
Chopped
Onions
Half large size
Diced
Coriander
1 Table spoon
Crushed
Green chili
5 to 7
Chopped
Spices
As much as you like
Powder
Tarmarind
2 Table spoon
Powder
Tomato
1 medium size
Chopped
Salt
As much as you like
Added water

How to Cook this Dish ?

This is simply a side dish that we use as an appetizer, still it is very tasty and I think deserves a place in this article.

  • Boil the potatoes in water until they become very soft. Remove the skin of the potatoes and cut them into small pieces. Wash the chick peas and remove their skin.
  • Chop the onions, coriander, chilies and take all the spices and put them in a bowl along with the potatoes and chick peas and mix them thoroughly.
  • Your appetizer is ready to be served.

Cooking time :

It takes from 5 to 10 minutes to make.

Calories in 100 grams

There are 200 to 220 calories in it with :

Total fats : 09 grams

Proteins : 18 grams

Carbs : 78 grams

Q/a

Do you like this article ? Have you ever tried any of this dish ?

See results

© 2019 Muhammad Abdullah

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • Cooking Jam profile imageAUTHOR

      Muhammad Abdullah 

      11 months ago

      Thank you so much. I have been really worried about that but you have cleared my mind. I hope I finish boot camp soon.

    • Eurofile profile image

      Liz Westwood 

      11 months ago from UK

      Great start. This is a well-structured hub, well-written and well-illustrated. Best wishes for boot camp. Writing like this should get you through easily.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)