Hot, spicy, best snack to munch on in winters, mirchi bajji
01/22/2018 9:31:33 PM vindhyadesai
When it’s raining or in the cold winter months there is always a need of a nice snack to munch on. Along with your favourite hot beverage like chai or coffee, imagine eating spicy mirchi bajji. Makes you drool, isn’t it? Unlike many other recipes this takes only a few minutes to prepare. A few mirchi (fat green chillies) is all you need. Other ingredients are basic and you can find them on your shelf.
All you have to do is, de-seed the chillies, quickly make the batter, dip and fry. A plateful of hot mirchi bajji gets ready in almost a jiffy. I sometimes wonder if making tea or coffee takes longer:). But ensure to de-seed the chillies especially if children are eating. Along with these mirchi bajji I like to make a few aloo bajji as well to counter the heat of the mirchi bajji. ... “Mirchi Bajji | Menasinakayi Bajji | Snack Recipes”
Crisp, fun and all time favourite kodubale a.k.a ring muruku
09/16/2017 7:11:50 PM vindhyadesai
What can I say about kodubale, they are just too good a snack. Presenting traditional, crisp-karara ring muruku a.k.a kodubale from Karnataka. These fun to eat kodubale can be eaten during tea time or when it’s raining outside or even without any reason. Do you need a reason to have fun!
The measurements for making kodubale is absolutely the key. Or they will turn out soft and chewy. But do not be scared to try these fun snacks. Brighten up your tea/coffee time with a piece or 2 (or 3 or 4 or 5..ok now I should stop). ... “Kodubale | Ring Muruku | Diwali Recipes”
Moist, succulent, airy, tangy with delicious tadka, Gujarati special instant khaman dhokla
08/26/2017 7:36:53 PM vindhyadesai
Gujarat, is the land of super delicious snacks, dhokla, khandvi, fafda etc. Khaman dhokla is the most famous of all dhoklas and is a common dish in Gujarati cuisine. It is a unique dish, it is relatively low in calories and is steamed.
The khaman (tadka + masala) on top of khaman dhokla is what adds the most flavour. The texture and body of course comes from the moist, succulent dhokla itself. It is a complete dish. It is generally served with fresh mint chutney or sweet imli chutney. ... “Khaman Dhokla | Snack Recipes | Gujarati Recipes”
Filling, tasty and change from routine, paneer besan cheela
05/06/2017 10:21:22 PM vindhyadesai
How do we make breakfast interesting? Or any meal for that matter! I feel a change in the routine dishes that we generally prefer to eat can make it interesting. Take for instance these paneer besan cheela, they are different and bring in a change from regular dosas or idlis (not that I ever get bored of dosas :P)
Dishes which can be instantly are sure to to be liked by everyone. You do not even have to plan a lot for these kind of dishes. These paneer besan cheela can be made with ingredients you can find at home. Simply walk into the kitchen and make them. ... “Paneer Besan Cheela | Besan Chilla | Breakfast Recipes”
Crisp, karara, bakery style masala groundnuts or khara kadalebeeja
01/09/2017 6:04:01 PM vindhyadesai
Groundnuts they say are the poor man’s cashews but I say they are even better than cashews. Or both are awesome! Let’s settle on that 🙂 Admit it, we all are nuts for both those nuts! These crisp karara masala groundnuts are one the best snacks in the world.
Come tea-time, these humble snacks are a tasty choice. Light and masaledaar, masala groundnuts very famous in condiment stores in Karnataka . A special mention has to go to ‘Subbamma Stores’ a condiment store in Bengaluru. The variety of snacks we get there are simply mouth-watering. ... “Masala Groundnuts | Khara Kadalebeeja | Snack Recipes”
Breakfast-Snack or Snack-Breakfast, heerekayi dosa
01/06/2017 6:17:47 PM vindhyadesai
A simple to make dosa which is also a snack? Sounds different? But this is a very common dish made in Karnataka, heerekayi dosa or ridge gourd dosa. It gets ready in a matter of minutes.
Although some patience is necessary to arrange them all into a round dosa. You will see how below. But you know what, patience is a virtue. It makes good things happen, especially in cooking 🙂
This simple batter involves besan and some seasonings. The roundels of heerekayi are then dunked into this batter and arranged to form a dosa on a hot skillet/pan/tawa. ... “Heerekayi Dosa | Ridge Gourd Dosa | Dosa Recipes”
Crisp on the outside, soft delicious lauki ke kofte in a rich tamatar gravy
11/06/2016 4:08:34 PM vindhyadesai
Kofta dishes are one of those dishes which are a whole meal on their own. They are like starters but the gravy in which they float in, is a tasty side dish for rotis or rice. Lauki ke kofta is delicious crisp on the outside and soft and flavourful on the inside.
Kofta are very similar to cutlets/dumplings. These are added to an aromatic gravy. The kofte absorb the flavours from the gravy and become moist and soft. This gravy tastes best with rotis/phulkas. If you are among those who do not like lauki then this flavourful rich gravy will surely transform you 🙂
If you like, you can also deep fry the kofte in hot oil till they turn golden. Make sure to coat them well before frying. Try more gravy type of dishes from FOI. ... “Lauki ke kofta in tamatar gravy”
Crisp spinach fritters, a great starter/appetizer
10/30/2016 1:20:41 PM vindhyadesai
Palak ke pakode/palak pakoda are crisp spinach fritters made with besan batter mixed with subtle spices. These are crisp and very delicious and they make for perfect tea time snack. On a rainy day, these pakodas are simply the best!
These pakodas can be made for a festival like Deepavali. They are easy and simple to make and are ready in a jiffy. Try onion pakoda recipe to enjoy on a cold winter evening. Enjoy these delicious palak ke pakode 🙂 ... “Palak Pakoda | How to make palak pakoda? | Spicy Spinach Fritters”
Crisp pakodas to enjoy on a rainy evening
07/10/2016 8:03:31 PM vindhyadesai
On a rainy monsoon evening everyone feels like eating something crisp and spicy. Onion pakodas will be in the top 5 things to make on such an evening. It is easy to rustle up this snack and I love eating a couple of them once in a while. Add subtle spices like ajwain (om) or jeera, it will aid in digestion. Ensure not to fry them on very high heat, fry them on medium heat to cook them all the way till the middle. Enjoy these crisp, karara, onion pakoda/ kanda bhaji(Marathi)/ onion fritters/ eerulli bajji(Kannada) with your cuppa. These snacks are famous world over and they even sell these cold in supermarkets. But homemade fresh hot pakodas are the best! ... “Onion Pakoda | Eerulli Bajji | Kanda Bhaji | Onion Pakora | Onion Fritters”
Tangy, creamy yogurt based gravy with sweet notes
05/24/2016 8:51:36 PM vindhyadesai
Kadhi is a yogurt/curd based dish made using besan(chickpea flour) to thicken it into a gravy like consistency. Besan also prevents yogurt from splitting when it is heated. Yogurt can be sour or sweet, it depends on the type of Kadhi you are making. Yes, there are various types of Kadhi that are made in India. Almost every state has its own type of Kadhi, from the Punjabi version which has pakodis to Rajasthani Kadhi which is not as sweet as Gujarati Kadhi. Then there are more variations from South India like majjige huLi from Mysore/Bangalore, majjige paladya made in North Karnataka, Mor Kulambu from Tamil Nadu. There are so many variations and every version is very comforting.
Gujarati Kadhi is sweet because of the sugar or jaggery. You can make this in a jiffy after a long day and feel comforted on a cold winter night or a hot summer evening. Kadhi has cooling properties, it is known that it prevents formation of phlegm and can be eaten for dinner as the yogurt is cooked.I generally serve this with ‘rotlis’ (rotis with ‘L’ are Gujarati rotis or phulkas smeared with desi ghee) or plain steamed rice. ... “Gujarati Kadhi”