Khandvi

Khandvi

Khandvi is prepared using Gram Flour and Yoghurt.  It is a low calorie, fiber-rich snack. Cuisine: Gujarat Time Required: 30 Minutes Ingredients: 1 Cup Besan / Bengal Gram Flour 1 Cup … [Read more...]

Palak Vada

Palak Vada

Palak Vada is a fritter prepared using Split Black Gram and Spinach.  This does not need any accompaniment and can be served hot with Tea. Cuisine: South Indian Time Required: 20 minutes + … [Read more...]

Maddur Vada

Maddur Vada

The ubiquitous Maddur Vada on Mysore – Bangalore train and highway is a hit among the passengers. You can see many enjoying the Maddur Vada with a cuppa. History: Madhvachar was a pakoda (onion … [Read more...]

Cheese Straw

Cheese Straw

Cheese Straw is great to serve with tea in the evening. This can be part of a picnic basket and great to munch as you drive. Time required: 1 Hour Cookie method: Bread Crumbs … [Read more...]

Falafel

Falafel

Falafel can be compared to Ambode. Fritters prepared using Chik Peas and these can be used in Falafel Pita Bread Sandwich. Cuisine: Mediterranean Time Required: 30 Minutes + Soaking time … [Read more...]

Banana Flower Vada

Banana Flower Vada

Banana Flower Vada is a delicacy prepared in South India. Cuisine: South India Time Required: 45 Minutes Ingredients: 1 Cup Banana Flower, Separated and the hard pistil removed and … [Read more...]

Crispy Baby Corn

Crispy Baby Corn

You cannot stop at just eating one of these Crispy Baby Corn.  This is the recipe for a party, as it can be prepared and stored in the refrigerator overnight and deep fry as the guests start coming … [Read more...]

Taco

Taco

A taco is a traditional Mexican dish.  Taco can be either soft or crisp.  A tasty filling is prepared using beans, sauteed vegetables, raw vegetables, cheese, cream cheese and so on.  Sauces like … [Read more...]

Vegetable Momo

Vegetable Momo

Vegetable Momo are very popular in India and proves that Indi-Chini are Bhai Bhai! Cuisine: Chinese Time Required: 45 Minutes Ingredients: For the filling: ½ Cup Cabbage, Minced ½ Cup … [Read more...]

Aloo Chaat

Aloo Chaat Dilli Style

It is a must to taste Aloo Chaat Dilli Style when visiting Delhi. Cuisine: New Delhi Time Required: 25 Minutes Ingredients: 2 - 3 Potatoes, Boiled, Peeled, and Diced 1 Onion, Chopped … [Read more...]

Baingan and Paneer Tikki

Baingan and Paneer Tikki

My cook who is from Orissa cooked this delicious Baingan and Paneer Tikki for a dinner party at home.  Usually except for the Paneer (Cottage Cheese), the rest of the ingredients are used to prepare … [Read more...]

Vegetable Bonda

Vegetable Bonda

Balls of mashed Vegetablesand spices dipped in batter and deep fried. Time Required: 30 Minutes Ingredients: 3 Potatoes 1 Cup Beans, Carrot, and Peas, Boiled Half of Big Capsicum, Chopped … [Read more...]

Spicy Shankarpali

Spicy Shankarpali

Spicy Shankarpali also known as Tukdi or Namakpare is a savory distributed to children during Dasara festival in Karnataka.  A Maharashtrian snack, it is prepared during Diwali in … [Read more...]

Spicy Ammini Kozhukattai

Spicy Ammini Kozhukattai

Spicy Ammini Kozhukattai  is prepared using Rice flour.  Ammini means small, the small Rice balls are steamed and tossed in a spicy mixture.  This is prepared as an offering to Lord Ganesha during … [Read more...]

Paneer Patties

Paneer Patties

Paneer Patties are prepared using Cottage Cheese. Cuisine: North India Time Required: 30 Minutes Ingredients: 1 Cup Paneer / Cottage Cheese, Crumbled 1 Onion, Chopped finely 1 Potato, … [Read more...]

Tomato Palak Bonda

Tomato Palak Bonda

While finalizing the menu list for a family function, the cook suggested Tomato Bonda as one of the dishes. Though we agreed, we were apprehensive till the day we tasted the Bonda, imagining it to … [Read more...]

Dabeli

Dabeli

Dabeli is a tasty street food originally from Kutch region of Gujarat and made famous in Mumbai.  It is also known as Kachchi Dabeli.  Tangy, Sweet, and Spicy Potato is sandwiched between Pav (Indian … [Read more...]

Spicy Peanuts

Kharada Kadelekayi Beeja Masale

The ubiquitous Kharada Kadalkayi Beeja or Congress is mixed with Onions and made into Kharada Kadelekayi Beeja Masale, which is favorite accompaniment with drinks (hic!) Cuisine: Karnataka Time … [Read more...]

Kurkuri Bhindi

Kurkuri Bhindi

Kurkuri Bhindi is a snack prepared using Okra (Ladies Finger). Cuisine: North India Time Required: 15 Minutes Ingredients: 10 – 15 Bhindi / Okra / Ladies Finger 2tbsp Gram flour 1 tsp … [Read more...]

Corn on the cob

Bhutta – Roasted Corn

As people welcome rain, carts loaded with Corn are seen at the street corner roasting them and selling them to eager customers. Corn roasted on coal and served smeared with Mint Chutney or Salt, Chili … [Read more...]