A rich and thick tomato based gravy with fragrant spices, tomato salna
04/14/2019 8:47:05 PM vindhyadesai
In many of my gravy recipes, I have emphasized the importance of making gravy based recipes for chapathi or roti. Dry palyas/sabzis are nice but you want something to make your chapathis or rotis even more enjoyable. Especially when you are packing a lunch dabba to office or school. So here we are with another delicious tomato based gravy with due importance to tomato, tomato salna.
A salna is usually made for a biryani or parotta. But this tomato salna goes really well with all kinds of rotis! Tomato salna like any other salnas’ has a fresh and fragrant spice base, freshly roasted and ground! The procedure is pretty simple, once you get hold of all the spices. Simple readily available spices usually found in the kitchen pantry go into this tomato salna. I referred to this wonderful recipe and loved the idea of making a plain gravy! ... “Tomato Salna | Plain Salna | Gravy Recipes”
Flavourful pudina coconut chutney, perfect side dish with idli or dosa
02/07/2019 8:10:46 PM vindhyadesai
I have photoshot many chutney recipes and they always get hidden away and somehow get neglected. But as I have mentioned in my previous chutney posts, these are very essential condiments in a meal. Chutneys cleanse you palate and let’s face it, without chutney, no dosa or idli would taste good (yes including chutney pudi/powder). So here it is, pudina coconut chutney or pudina kayi chutney.
All you need is a handful of fresh pudina leaves/mint to make this pudina coconut chutney really flavourful. I love the flavours of this chutney as it leaves a refreshing flavour and cleanses you palate. Just a few ingredients from the store cupboard and you have a tasty chutney to serve with idli or dosa. ... “Pudina Coconut Chutney | Mint Chutney | Chutney Recipes”
Smooth, bright green, velvetty and fragrant, pea mint soup
01/20/2019 8:08:38 PM vindhyadesai
To continue with healthy recipes this January in the new year, I decided to post a soup recipe. Soup definitely has a place in healthy recipes series. What better than a piping hot, smooth and velvetty pea mint soup. It is such as an easy to make soup, gets ready quickly and you do not have to go to any gourmet restaurant to get such flavours.
For this pea mint soup I have kept it very simple finishing with some fresh cream to give a smooth finish. But you can make white sauce or bechamel sauce and then proceed with making the soup. White sauce recipe for another day. ... “Pea Mint Soup | Matar Pudina Soup | Soup Recipes”
Layered and flaky, loaded with fragrant mint leaves, pudina dhania paratha
11/28/2018 9:34:50 PM vindhyadesai
Herbs like mint, coriander, basil are very sensitive and clever. Sensitive because they cannot last very long and clever because they are very elusive, not available when required. In my case the herb is mint, I buy it sometimes thinking I would make chutney or pulao or chaats. Then I forget about it and it is somewhere stuck in the bottom of the vegetable drawer. My solution to using pudina/mint is making these flaky pudina dhania paratha.
This recipe can be quickly made with leftover chapathi/roti dough. Quickly chop up some fragrant mint leaves and here I have also added dhania/fresh coriander. Fancy looking pudina dhania paratha will be ready in a few minutes. All you need is a little patience to get the chapathis rolled out first, stuff them and then make the lacchha. They should then be rolled out again but trust me after the first one they are easy to make. ... “Pudina Dhania Paratha | Pudina Lachha Paratha | Paratha Recipes”
Chatpata sev puri chaat for a rainy evening, crunchy, savoury puris topped with sev
05/11/2018 9:08:27 PM vindhyadesai
It is a fact that most people love chaats be it South or North India. Like so many varieties in different kinds of dishes all over India, chaats are also prepared and eaten in various ways. It is savoured by everyone and making it, in itself is a big celebration amongst many households. Even parties take place featuring chaat as the main theme. This sev puri chaat is a featured item on most menus.
Sev puri chaat has crisp papdis or flattened pani puri’ puris. Of course the main feature of any chaat is the sweet and spicy chutneys. They make chaats really tangy and all the lipsmacking goodness comes from there.
Sev puri chaat is then topped with boiled and roughly chopped potatoes. All the masala settles on this potato and the crunchy puri makes it the entire package. To finish off lots of sev and chopped coriander are added on top with dollops of thick sweet curd/yogurt if desired. ... “Sev Puri Chaat | Sev Puri | Chaat Recipes”
Chatpata, filling and healthy, Kolkata special – Aloo Paneer Kathi Roll
02/07/2018 9:44:52 PM vindhyadesai
An all-in-one tasty dish is the Kolkata special kathi roll. Kathi rolls are wholesome, filling and delicious at the same time. Kathi rolls generally have some type of kebab and kathi rolls have evolved over the years. This aloo paneer kathi roll is perfect for lunch or dinner.
Kathi rolls are best for on the go, they really do pack a punch. Very flavoursome and the pudina chutney in this aloo paneer kathi roll makes all the difference. Soft paneer pieces in a chatpata aloo sabzi. Lemon juice and chaat masala adds all the tanginess along with the pudina chutney. ... “Aloo Paneer Kathi Roll | Kati Roll | Snack Recipes”
Tangy, spicy, perfect side dish for many snacks – easy pudina chutney
02/06/2018 9:40:25 PM vindhyadesai
Some dishes like tangy chutneys are ignored and not given much importance. They are kept in small containers but without getting highlighted they impart all the taste. It is these side dishes which make the main dishes stand out. One such side dish is this tangy and spicy pudina chutney.
After glorifying this pudina chutney one has to mention its umpteen uses. Pudina chutney is used for sandwiches such as this Bombay Sandwich, chaats, as a dip or to smear onto tasty kathi rolls (which is the recipe coming up next). ... “Pudina Chutney | Mint Chutney | Chutney 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”
Refreshing, cool, pudina raitha – an easy accompaniment for pulao/bhaat
08/09/2017 9:39:06 PM vindhyadesai
Mint or pudina is a very refreshing herb. It has a strong flavour and aroma. Pudina is an essential part of Indian cuisine. But more often than not it is added to enhance flavour and is a just a ‘herb’! In this pudina raitha it is the star, a simple accompaniment for pulao/bhaat.
This pudina raitha gets ready in a jiffy and is very tasty. It provides a refreshing and cooling effect when having a large meal. ... “Pudina Raitha | Mint Raitha | Raitha Recipes”
Piping hot, appetizing, refreshing drink, pudina dal shorba
12/13/2016 8:43:51 PM vindhyadesai
Shorbas’ are a great way to start a meal. Pudina dal shorba definitely has a place at the beginning of a grand feast. Shorbas’ have their roots in Persia and the Middle East.
These are piping hot soups served as an appetizer. As we know with soups, there can be many varieties. Shorbas’ are specialty soups from Asian cuisine. It is even served just on its own with some kind of bread to soak up the goodness. ... “Pudina Dal Shorba | Soup Recipes”