The United Nations General Assembly has designated March 22 as the World Water Day. Of course, no dish can ever be made without water but how many times have you noticed recipes specifying water as one of the main ingredients? Usually, water is just a supplementary ingredient. So, on World Water Day, we have curated a list of five recipes with water as their main ingredient.
1. Neer Dosa
Not many of you would have heard of this one but Neer Dosa is one of the popular varieties of dosa in Udupi and Mangalore (Karnataka). The batter for this dosa is more watery and almost runny than the usual rice dosa. Worry not, it’s easy-to-make.
1 cup regular rice
1.5 to 2 cups water
2. Maad Bhaat
A substitute for dal, Maad Bhaat (Rice with extra water) is a member of the humble Bihari cuisine. It contains extra water which has starch and is good for health. Adding some ghee enhances the taste while pairing it up with curd helps in maintaining the metabolism of the body.
8 cup water
1 cup rice
Rinse rice under cold water
Add rice, water and salt in the pressure cooker
Close the lid and pressure cook it
Cook for 3 minutes at high pressure and then 10 minutes at the simmer (Wait for 4 to 5 whistles)
One rich dish that dominates north Indian cuisine landscape is the humble Khichdi. This one-pot delicacy goes best with curd, pickles, and papad.
Vegetables (Peas, beans, carrot)
Water (Put some extra water till 7 to 8 cups)
Thukpa is one comfort food that doesn’t need any special occasion. This soupy dish is filling, nutritious and extremely scrumptious.
Salt and pepper to taste
5. Pani Puri
This one had to be on this list. One of the most popular street foods, pani puri can’t be made without water. You will love this easy recipe.
Get some pre-made puris
To make pani puri water
Pani puri masala