Veg Patty Burger

Veg Patty Burger – home style Burgers at home ! That was the surprise for the kids this weekend for breakfast ! Home-made and made to order! We had a great time creating different burgers , as per everyone”s taste ! Just kept all the ingredients on the table and let the kids choose what they wanted to have. In my family, some don’t want onions , others don’t take tomatoes lightly , and for some no meal is complete without some cheese ! So this weekend we had a great breakfast with lots of choices ! I would love…

Methi Muthe Recipe

METHI MUTHE It was never , love at first site for me. Personally I am not very fond of the greens anyway. But it was definitely love at first bite….. And am sure it would be for all of my readers who have a spicy palate! Methi muthe or Fenugreek wheat flour kababs are one of the traditional Indian recipes , that’s healthy , nutritious and can be prepared in around 15-20 minutes tops. I tasted these for the first time on a day when we were running out of Breakfast options. My MIL suggested we make methi muthe. She…

Cheese Garlic Buns

Experimenting in the kitchen is the best way to relax and de-stress for me. The feeling when the resulting food , gets a huge thumbs up from the kids, is just amazing! Yesterday was one such experimental day. Kids needed an evening snack , after coming home from school. And once again they wanted something ‘NICE’. Had some hot dog buns at home , so I decided to try some hot crisp garlic bread! Just some buns , cheese , corn n seasoning…… and the garlic buns were ready to eat . And yes the kids just loved it. It’s…

Dosa Wraps Recipe

Has anyone of you noticed this , or is it just me ? I just have to give a dish a different name and a different presentation, and the kids just love to have it ! Plain Dosa with ghee and sugar was one of the favorite food for my toddlers .The plain old dosa’s have become a little boring , after they have been weaned from baby foods or non-spicy foods. They want something tasty and fun all the time . Not to mention the amount of chutney or curry that they have along with the dosa , it’s…

Mix Veg Sandwich !

If you have kids in the house, you must have experienced the state of “constant hunger “,they are in . More than the full meals , they are interested in small snacks every now and then. And so I saw the saying , “ Necessity is the mother of all Inventions” , beginning to come true in my kitchen . sandwiches are the easiest snack to get together fast. And its one of those thing that gives u a free hand at experimenting. Depending on the preferences of your kids , you can make a different sandwich everyday! Here is…

Mumbai Vada Pav Recipe

MONSOON……. It’s the best season in my opinion! The rains , the cool breeze , lazy dreamy weather……………………..A cup of hot ginger tea……Ah …..BLISS! And to top it off, something hot and spicy to munch on! With this very thought , there starts a slide show of all hot, spicy and fried items in my head…… and this time I settled on Vada pav’s . Vada pav is one of the famous street food, in and around Mumbai. You can have it literally anytime of the day. It has gained a lot of popularity all across india. When I was…

Bottle Gourd Fritters

We have a small farm in the outskirts of the city . We’ve just started developing it. Presently we are soil testing ( that’s what I call it…. Sounds professional , right?) , which is to say , we are planting various fruits and vegetables to see what quality and quantity we can get. For the same reason we planted a small bottle gourd plant 6 months back. It grows incredibly fast , and being a vine has spread over a big area now. The bottle guards that we get are totally organic and the taste is awesome! I had…

Chickpeas Salad recipe

I just discovered an interesting chick pea salad recipe. Actually it’s not a discovery but remodeling of sorts. I had soaked some chickpeas to make Punjabi style Channa masala, as some friends were coming over for dinner. The plan got cancelled and I had to reduce the quantity of Channa masala. I was left with some soaked chickpeas, sitting right there in my fridge. I was thinking about how I could utilize them. and It struck me like lightning! My Aaji / granny used to make a lip-smacking side-dish with chickpeas! She never used to like garlic and tomatoes, so…

Sabudana Vada with peanut chutney

Sabudana Vada Recipe I was never a “ fasting “ kind of a person, even though my Mom and other elders, in the family, used to regularly fast throughout the year . Somehow that idea of consuming fruits,milk,potatoes and sabudana ONLY , the entire day, didn’t work for me. I felt hungrier on the fasting days than normal. Its psychological ( I know ), …. When you aren’t allowed to do something, you end up doing just that. I used to love having the delicious “fasting food”though, but used to have my normal meals too. Till date it’s the same…

Bitti- Wheat Rolls

BITTI / WHEAT ROLLS Ghee jaggery and hot Bitti’s……. That’s the breakfast and kids lunch-box today!! Bittis are Wheat flour rolls ,flavoured with salt and carom seeds.