Mirchi Bajji | Menasinakayi Bajji | Snack Recipes

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”

Badam Halwa | Sweet Recipes | Festival Recipes

Rich and nutty, with a beautiful sunshine yellow colour, badam halwa
01/01/2018 8:08:24 PM vindhyadesai

A rich and nutty halwa is the order of the day! Welcoming the new year with a gorgeous yellow coloured traditional sweet, badam halwa. Halwas are very popular all over India. Carrot halwa, lauki halwa are amongst the most favourite and common ones.
Badam halwa is a rich and decadent halwa made purely with almonds, sugar and fragrant saffron (kesar). Indeed it is a very rich sweet but so tasty that you will want to gorge on more than one. ... “Badam Halwa | Sweet Recipes | Festival Recipes”

Dal Makhani | Dal Recipes

Wholesome urad dal and rajma in a decadent and creamy dal makhani
12/27/2017 8:11:06 PM vindhyadesai

What can be more comforting than a big bowl of dal with steamed rice or phulkas. And if you can make restaurant/dhaba style dal that will be an added bonus. Try this creamy and rich, restaurant style dal makhani.
Enjoy the wholesome goodness of urad dal and rajma. Unlike regular dals, this is very special so reserve dal makhani for special occasions. It is rich, creamy and extremely flavourful. Every drop of this dal is filled with fragrant spices and creaminess. ... “Dal Makhani | Dal Recipes”

Eggless Black Forest Cake | Cake Recipes

Moist, succulent and a treat to the eyes, eggless black forest cake
12/23/2017 7:06:34 PM vindhyadesai

A special gateau is prepared for special occasions. A moist, succulent chocolate cake filled with sweet frosting and soaked in cherry juice, sounds too good to be true. Presenting eggless black forest cake, a special childhood favourite for many.
Eggless black forest cake has layers of sweet cherry pieces soaking in a cherry juice. The layers of cake has sweetened whipped cream with chocolate shavings on top. This is a beautiful ensemble of colours. It has the deep dark chocolate colour, white whipped cream and topped with deep red succulent fresh cherries. ... “Eggless Black Forest Cake | Cake Recipes”

Kodubale | Ring Muruku | Diwali 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”

Bombay Sandwich | Street Food Recipes | Sandwich Recipes

Super delicious snack, street food style Bombay sandwich
08/28/2017 6:26:41 PM vindhyadesai

Sandwiches can be made in many ways, however which way they are made, they are super yummy! Like these street food speciality Bombay sandwich. These are loaded with fun vegetables like boiled sliced potatoes, green capsicum (bell pepper), tomatoes, cucumber.
But the main tang and kick comes from the pudina chutney made fresh to smear on these sandwiches. A sprinkling of chaat masala seals the deal. Bombay sandwich is moist, crunchy and very very delicious. Different variations of Bombay sandwich do exist and they are made in every place. ... “Bombay Sandwich | Street Food Recipes | Sandwich Recipes”

Khaman Dhokla | Snack Recipes | Gujarati 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”

Mango Mastani | Mango Recipes

Mango masti in mango mastani – fun with ice cream and mangoes
06/09/2017 9:53:04 PM vindhyadesai

Mango combined with ice cream is a match made in heaven. The taste of  magnificent mangoes with the chilled sweetness of creamy ice cream makes this chilled drink very special! Mango mastani has ripe mangoes and vanilla or mango ice cream is a speciality drink from Maharashtra!
It is thicker than mango milkshake and has a big scoop of ice cream on top. But the most important thing is the addition of toppings. Toppings in the form of pistachios, tutti frutti, cherries take this mango mastani to another level. ... “Mango Mastani | Mango Recipes”

Strawberry Banana Popsicles | Popsicle Recipes

Summer special, creamy strawberry banana popsicles
06/02/2017 9:36:27 PM vindhyadesai

Summer, strawberries are a hit pair! If those strawberries are converted into creamy dreamy strawberry banana popsicles it surely will be a treat. It is summer on a stick.
4 simple ingredients and you can have the most fun. Fresh strawberries and sweet ripe bananas create the best combination. Slurp on these strawberry banana popsicles in this summer. To sweeten these strawberry banana popsicles I have used honey but if you want use sugar. Honey is definitely a healthier option. Honey goes really well with bananas. ... “Strawberry Banana Popsicles | Popsicle Recipes”

Whole Wheat Flakes Chivda | Flakes Chivda | Chivda Recipes

Crispy, chatpata, kurkura healthier alternative, whole wheat flakes chivda
05/01/2017 4:14:15 PM vindhyadesai

Want to munch on something chatpata and kurkura? Then try this whole wheat flakes chivda, a simple and healthier alternative to deep fried snacks. Chivda is in fact my most favourite snack surpassing chakli, kodubale or muruku. Or may be not 🙂 all are equal! Chivda is so tasty and it is quite a filling snack, the best part is, it is not deep fried.
Typically chivda is made with rice flakes/avalakki. I always try to find new ways to make chivda. Last Deepavali, I made a big batch of whole wheat flakes chivda to give to friends and colleagues. It turned out crispy and tasty. ... “Whole Wheat Flakes Chivda | Flakes Chivda | Chivda Recipes”