Sabudana Usal – Sago Khichdi

Sabudana or sago is widely used in Indian kitchens .This particular preparation is a savory delicacy from Maharashtra. Specially made when people fast on auspicious days. Its easy to make and awesome to taste, and a great breakfast option or a tea-time snack. I have always lived in a joint family. The kitchen being the domain of my grandmother , my Mom and my Aunts. With so many ladies under one roof , from a Brahmin family, it’s hard to recollect a day when no one was fasting . Apart from the weekday fasts there were special days like ekadashi…

Poha Bullets – tea time snack

Poha Bullets is a savory tea-time snack , made with flattened rice flakes and Indian spices. This crispy snack should be served piping hot with any dip or ketchup of your choice! It’s a great snack that can go well as a starter or appetizer too. Poha is a truly versatile ingredient to work with. But growing up, I only knew two dishes that could be made with it , and that’s Masala Poha (a general breakfast for us Marathi folks) and Chiwda. Recently at a get-together at one of my friend’s place, I tasted a cutlet that didn’t have…

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…

Crispy Sandwich Pakoda with Veggie Stuffing

Spicy veggie mix ,stuffed between the soft bread slices, sealed with the batter and fried into crispy fritters. Just the kind of recipe you need for this monsoon season, right?. It is a great snack, and an awesome lunch box recipe for kids too! The monsoons seem to have finally arrived! And this awesome weather , makes all of us crave for some hot spicy treats! Doesn’t it? A dear friend has asked for some monsoon recipes. Now , I can’t let my friends down , can I? So let’s give this monsoon season a hot spicy welcome. These crispy…

Kutchi Dabeli

Kutchi Dabeli is one of the famous street foods in India. It consists of a spicy potato filling , sweet n sour tamarind chutney, roasted peanuts and nylon sev, layered inside the Indian Bun Pav. 

Tikhat Mithachi Poori – masala poori

Masala poori or Tikhat Mithachi poori ( in Marathi) is a hot , puffed and spicy Indian bread , made with wheat flour. It is one of the favourite breakfast or evening snack recipes enjoyed during monsoons, with a side of green chutney and ginger tea ! With monsoons just around the corner , I am all set to indulge in piping hot snacks with Adrak wali chai ( ginger tea). I know that I’m not the only one out there , who craves for the likes of kanda bhaji / onion pakoras, when it rains. With this thought ,…

Tangy Paneer Rolls

TANGY PANEER ROLLS Weekend’s here again ! And I am on a hunt to make some interesting snacks . Yes kids will be home for complete two days , and they surely know how to keep their mum busy in the kitchen . Even I love to indulge in some snacks….. with some adrak wali chai , of course! So today thought of recreating the evergreen paneer sandwich into these awesome rolls. And they came out really well , and the plating made it look like it came out of a gourmet restaurant. Just the kind of change that’ll make…

Hash Browns

HASH BROWNS Do you remember the feeling? The one that you had just before an exam ? Or more so just before a practical exam? People say they had butterflies in their stomach….. I say there used to be a stampede , and that won’t be exaggerating . Some of us still have nightmares , that they have an exam the next day and can’t remember which subject ! Well its really been a long time , and I personally had forgotten that feeling altogether.