Aloo Toast Starters – Non Fried !

A crispy bread toast , topped with masala mashed potatoes , sev and chutneys! It just can’t get yummier than this , can it ? Aloo toast is a famous street food across India. It’s a must try recipe for you , because it can be a lip-smacking starter for your next party or an awesome tea-time snack! This recipe is inspired by the famous street food – Aloo Toast. My introduction to aloo toast , happened on the streets of Hyderabad. And there was absolutely nothing in it , that you wouldn’t love. I always remember to switch off…

Jaggery Dalia Dessert

An awesome Indian dessert , made with Dalia / Broken Wheat and jaggery! Just 3 ingredients and you have an awesome Indian Sweet , great to go with any meal or even a stand alone dish!

Soya Chunks Veggie Pulav

A fragrant rice preparation , loaded with Soya chunks and veggies ! Perfect for weeknight dinners or a quick lunch. Just team it up with some curd , raita and some chutney or mango pickle . It is one healthy , nutritious , filling and tasty bowl of rice. For most of us living a modern Indian lifestyle , weekdays are the most difficult. Its easy to give in to packaged ready-to-eat stuff , just to reduce the stress of weeknight dinners. Recipes like pulav and khichdi are on the top of our weeknight chartbusters , right? Moreover if you…

Green Chili Thecha

Thecha is a traditional Maharashtrian chutney , made by crushing green chili and garlic in a pestle and mortar. This particular chutney is really hot , not at all for the faint hearts. It’s a perfect condiment for any regular meal , for people with a spicy palate ! Thecha in Marathi refers to a coarsely crushed mixture of chilies and garlic using a pestle and mortar. And as they say ,the chutney made using a pestle and mortar or the silbatta tastes far better than the one we get from the modern gadgets. It is typically enjoyed with Bhakri…

Potato in a blanket – Aloo bombs recipe!

A spicy potato based filling inside a blanket of perfectly crispy bread crust. A recipe that can easily make a weekend breakfast or a weekday snack , tad bit more special. Just team it up with lightly toasted bread , dip of your choice and ketchup. And ,how can I forget … ginger tea! Its OK to give in to the cravings sometimes , right? Specially when its drizzling outside , signaling that the monsoons are finally here, and they are here to stay! We had a nice leisurely breakfast yesterday at the sit-out, enjoying the rains . Doesn’t the…

Paneer stuffed Moong Dal Cheela

A Moong dal cheela is a crisp Green Gram crepe , stuffed with spiced Paneer/ cottage-cheese. It is an awesome breakfast option. A healthy and protein-rich preparation that doesn’t compromise at all on taste! The pleasant monsoon morning, instantly lifts our spirits up, doesn’t it? Early mornings ,the cool breeze and a slight drizzle are my favourite. And such a beautiful weather demands an awesome breakfast (with ginger tea , of course)! So todays breakfast was ,these hot and spicy paneer stuffed moong dal cheelas. My kids are not much into cheelas . Its the same for everything healthy, I…

Kairi Kanda – Raw Mango and Onion salad

Kairi kanda ,as it is called in Marathi , is a salad made with raw mango and onions. It’s a favorite condiment for any meal during the mango season. It’s a kind of side dish, that can instantly spice-up a regular meal. Is there anyone out there like me who loves raw mango? I just love the tangy flavor that you get the moment you take the first bite. The natural raw mango flavor is something that I can’t put down in words. Its just awesome. And that’s the reason we use it in a lot of recipes. I still…

Dry fruits and Kesar Srikhand

Srikhand is a traditional Indian dessert recipe . Its a perfect amalgamation of yogurt and sugar , lightly flavored with nutmeg and topped with kesar and dry fruits. Srikhand can be served with hot poori or as a stand alone dessert. It’s a treat , not to be missed! At this time of the year , when everyone is going gaga about the soaring temperatures and the heat , we tend to crave these cold modern desserts like icecream , smoothies, jellies and so on . The age old Indian desserts don’t even come to our mind. But today ,suddenly…