We’ve seen Preity Zinta in some of our favourite films back in the day, from her debut in Dil Se and Soldier to Kal Ho Na Ho and Veer Zara. The Indian actress has done some tremendous work but lately, her acting career has taken a backseat. While she became an entrepreneur with her active role in IPL, her love for food is quite evident from her Instagram stories. Earlier, we had seen Preity Zinta growing vegetables in her kitchen garden and we were quite impressed. 

Seems like the actress is still connected to her roots, so much so that she’s eating desi food in the US too. The actress took off on a work trip after three long years, as per her Instagram stories and since then has been having a blast in the States. While we were gorging over her delicious plates, we stopped the moment we saw something familiar. Preity Zinta shared pictures of a kadhai full of pindi chole (chickpeas), maa ki dal (lentils) and a luscious raisins and carrot-loaded pulao. Next, we saw a table full of sweet treats that were Indian too. Halwa, kheer and more on the menu. Are you drooling just by thinking about it? Here take a look. 

Source: Screengrab of Instagram Stories/Preity Zinta

Curries are most often associated with Indian food and you would find a plethora of curries on our platter. From meaty chicken and mutton gravies to shahi paneer, dal makhni and more. Since Preity Zinta is enjoying her workation grub with all things desi, we thought that you might like the recipes for it too. 

So here they go. 

1.  Chana Masala 

Made from white chickpeas, the chana masala is loaded with hot and spicy flavours. The chickpeas are first boiled and then tossed in a mixture of ginger-garlic, onions, tomatoes and spices. This is paired with either rice or roti. 

2.  Maa Ki Dal 

Also known as urad dal, the thick lentil preparation is made creamy with the addition of fresh cream or malai. The dark brown dal curry is nutritious and delicious. 

3.  Carrot Pulao 

The long-grained basmati rice is filled with sliced carrots and cooked with ghee. The soft grains of the rice are paired with some chopped nuts like cashews and raisins and served hot. 

4.  Moong Dal Halwa 

Made from moong dal, the rich and decadent halwa is made by continuously stirring the dal in loads of ghee. This sugary treat is a great ending to a meal.