Bread Pakora and Aloo Bonda

This is so so simple and you can prepare it no time.   When you have un-announced guests and you wish to serve a high tea this is very quick and foolproof. Ingredients for the Batter: 2 cups of Chickpea flour 1/4 tsp of asafetida (heeng) 1/2 tsp of Chilli powder 1/2 tsp of Salt 1 cup…

Sprouted Chickpeas- Chana Chaat Delight

Sprouted Chana Chaat is a great way to start your day.  Sprouts are considered to be best for us as they are super foods, highly nutritive, and are one of the most balanced diets. But be cautious all beans and legumes cannot / should not be sprouted.  Some of the night shade family like Rajma (kidney…

Sago Pearls and Peanut Croquettes -Sabudana Vadai

Sabudana Vadai is a very popular dish all over Mumbai region and all of central India but it is now a household favorite all over.  It is mostly cooked when people are fasting on auspicious days and do not eat any GRAIN particularly.   But  nowadays, it has become an all day snack and it is…

Bread Rolls

Bread Rolls as popularly known in India is again a simple & tasty treat.  Good for times when kids are super hungry on odd times.  I do it in our Homestay Breakfast menu.  It has the favorite combination bread and potato.  This is my childhood favorite and every time I make them I enjoy them as…

Indian Summer Cooking Class

Today’s cooking class took a turn towards a new combination. My guest from Belgium wanted to do some of her favorites Moong Daal Chilla Palak Paneer Bhindi Masala Aam Pana We always do a complete Thali in our Cooking Classes which will have a Daal, a seasonal vegetable, a Masala curry dish, Rice and Chapati….

Carrots Potato Green Peas Bhaaji – Aloo Gajar Matar

Carrot Pea Potato Masala  A favorite vegetable recipe of Winters in India which becomes popular in the months of November after the arrival of Red Indian carrots. It is quick- fresh- colorful and with loads of flavors. Ingredients 4 medium sized Red Indian Carrots (or regular orange carrots) round shaped pieces ½ cup of green…

Shahi Tukda-Sweet Bread dish

Do these pictures look like a dish to anyone.!!  WELL Well well yes it is what it seems like— deep fried bread pieces.  What is not visible here, is the sugar syrup. Yes this is again another super duper easy quickest sweet dish.   In the recipe books it is called Shahi Tukda ,  though this…

Lauki ki Muthiye-Vegan Sausage

BOTTLE GOURD MUTHIYA  I would call it a Vegan Sausage.  A hand made sausage shaped steamed dish, perfect replacement for its meaty version.  You can finish it as a Kebab by grilling it ultimately and I bet it will adorn as a hero of your appetizer platter.  Once I tried giving it a tandoori food…

Chana Daal Khichdi

Chane ki Daal Ki Khichdi Split Chickpeas and Basmati long grain rice simmered together with whole spices.  This version of Khichdi is inspired from an old cookbook of my maternal grandmother.  The original process was quite cumbersome and the amount of spices was way to much for today’s taste.   The recipe is vegan and complete…

Cashew Potato Masala

CASHEW POTATO CURRY This is a simple Aloo-Kaju masala that will go with Puri or Pulav.  It can be a great addition to your party buffet.  Its vegan and looks spectacular and tasty.  I am sure you will enjoy making it. Ingredients ( for 4 pax ) Potatoes 2 medium Cashew nuts 2 tbsp Fresh…