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Itihaas Ki Thaali Se - Season 1

EPISODE 11

E11 Khichdi

Food | 05 mins | 5+

CONTENT LANGUAGE
Hindi

Made from rice and moong dal, khichdi is an easy and simple dish with a rather plain taste, so is usually accompanied with dahi, papad, ghee and/or dal. During 16th Century A.D., khichdi was the staple meal for labourers and workers. However, it was also enjoyed by the royals. Mughal Emperor Jehangir was known to be quite fond of khichdi and ate it whenever he felt like having a change from the usual non-vegetarian food. Learn more such interesting facts about khichdi by watching this episode.

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E1 Falooda
05 Min

E1 Falooda

Falooda arrived in India with Mughals in the 16th century. It is said that the Mughals brought the cold milk-based dessert to India from Persia as an alternative to beat the heat. Over the years, Muslim rulers who succeeded from the Mughals patronized the dessert with their own adaptations. Learn all about falooda in this engrossing episode.

E2 Idli
05 Min

E2 Idli

It may surprise you but popular delicacy Idlis history is not as old as that of other dishes that hail from South India. The art of cooking with steam didnt originate in India, so how did we learn this style? This episode deciphers this mystery and tells you about other such amazing facts about how idli came into existence.

E3 Samosa
05 Min

E3 Samosa

The widespread fried snack with savoury filling, samosa is a common household name in India. But samosa is not an Indian dish. So, from where did the humble yet delicious samosa enter the Indian kitchens? And how did it gain popularity among the Indian masses? This episode decodes the questions that arise from its history.

E4 Rasgulla
05 Min

E4 Rasgulla

Can you imagine a world without a rasgulla? Interestingly, this syrupy dessert was discovered not so long ago. It is one of the most delectable East Indian sweets. Learn more about the history of rasgulla.

E5 Jalebi
05 Min

E5 Jalebi

While most of us might be unaware of the origins of jalebi, it is no doubt that it is a widely-relished sweet across India. From roadside stalls to upmarket sweet shops, it is a dessert sold and consumed widely. Watch this episode to know more about jalebi.

E6 Payasam
05 Min

E6 Payasam

When referring to comforting Indian sweets, a bowl full of rice or vermicelli cooked in milk with a generous amount of dried fruits instantly comes to mind. Kheer or payasam is an age-old dessert savoured by everyone across India with various adaptions through regions. In fact, there is an amazing story of Krishna who comes up to play chess with a king in return for Payasam. We tell you more fun facts and stories related to payasam in this episode

E7 Mulligatawny
05 Min

E7 Mulligatawny

Did you know mulligatawny was an Indians invention as the replacement of soup for the Britishers? This dish was appreciated by the Britishers so much that now it has spread throughout the world, making it a delicacy of its own.

E8 Modak
05 Min

E8 Modak

Modak is believed to be Hindu God Ganeshs favourite food. But have you ever wondered why Lord Ganesh loves modak so much? Watch this episode to know this interesting story of modaks.

E9 Murabba
05 Min

E9 Murabba

What is the best way to preserve rare and seasonal fruits so as to enjoy their taste all-year long? It is to make them into a jam Originating from Gurjistan, or present-day Georgia, Murabba is a type of fruit jam which has the perfect combination of sweet and tangy tastes. This episode talks about how Murabba came to India with the Gujjar community in 7th Century AD, and how it gained popularity thereafter.

E10 Paan
05 Min

E10 Paan

The paan, Indias favorite digestif which has roots in contact with Southeast Asia, is made by combining betel leaf with areca nut and sometimes also with tobacco. According to traveller and scholar Ibn Batuta, in the Delhi Sultanate, it was a common practice to eat paan after every meal. Thus, paan is known to have both traditional and medicinal value. Moreover, back then and even now, paan is enjoyed by people of all classes and social standings. Watch this episode to find out some interesting facts about the paan.

E11 Khichdi
05 Min

E11 Khichdi

Made from rice and moong dal, khichdi is an easy and simple dish with a rather plain taste, so is usually accompanied with dahi, papad, ghee and/or dal. During 16th Century A.D., khichdi was the staple meal for labourers and workers. However, it was also enjoyed by the royals. Mughal Emperor Jehangir was known to be quite fond of khichdi and ate it whenever he felt like having a change from the usual non-vegetarian food. Learn more such interesting facts about khichdi by watching this episode.

E12 Til Ladoos
05 Min

E12 Til Ladoos

Did you know that around 6th Century B.C. in ancient India, laddoos were considered as medicine and eaten only on prescription basis? They came to be known as mithaai purely by accident. To find out exactly how and what happened, as well as more such interesting stories about the history of til laddoos, watch this episode

E13 Patrani Macchi
05 Min

E13 Patrani Macchi

Made with just 6 main ingredients - coconut, green chillies, mint leaves, coriander, salt to taste, and of course fish - patrani macchi is an easy-to-make dish. It has Persian origins, and gets its name from its preperation method - is wrapped in a banana leaf and steamed. Watch this episode to know more about patrani macchi.

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