Appetizers

Be it any cuisine, appetizers really set the tone of the whole meal. It’s the beginning of a whole experience and if the beginning is not right, what follows after loses its importance. Apart from a typical meal starter for Indians samosas, chaats and vada pavs are always a bit closer to their heart. Huddled around a local chaat stall, demolishing one pani poori after another while also chatting away about life et al is not a choice – it’s the way of life and part of the culture. Please find some recipes here that might bring back a few such memories for you or maybe create some?

How do you like avocados? I feel like there are only two kinds of people in the world, ones who love avocado madly and then there are ones who do not. As much as I am absolutely and completely in love with the fruit although I can also understand...
Masal vadai is a popular snack/ street food in South India Ingredients: Channa dal Onion Dry red chilli Green chilli Garlic Fennel seeds https://dailyciouscook.wordpress.com/2018/04/14/masal-vadai-masala-vada/ Full recipe: Masal vadai/ Masala vada
My kids love finger food specially for school lunch and I love packing it for them too. They love them because it isn't messy and they do not need to run for napkins or washroom after a meal. Not that they would even if they had to! I like...
Mini Turkey Meatballs will be their lunch today. Sent them along with sautéed broccoli, raisins, salted pistachios, and orange. Ingredients:  1 1/2 cup ground turkey 1 teaspoon roasted cumin seeds 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste (freshly grated) 2 tablespoon parmesan cheese (grated) Salt to taste 1 slice bread 2 tablespoon milk 1/2 cup cilantro (chopped) Oil to pan fry Method: Cut...
Last night I had one of those moments when as a mom you are just about to burst and you just try your best to keep it all inside. Well, I might have had a little outburst still but lets just act like that never happened! So it was a...
Let me just warn you, this is going to be a photograph heavy post. Mainly because I took too many of them while working on this recipe and that is mainly because I was happy (read buzzed) while working on this one! This is the beauty of working as...
Enjoy the Café style super chilled cold coffee which is very quick and easy recipe to beat the summer heat. Ingredients: Milk (2 Cup) Sugar (4 tsp) Instant Coffee (4 tsp) Chocolate Syrup (2 tsp) Chocolate Spinklers (Optional) Vanila Ice Cream Ice Cubes (Optional) Full recipe: Café Style Cold Coffee Recipe
Light and healthy bottle gourd soup with minimal spices, a simple soup to enjoy this winter. Ingredients: 2 cups peeled and chopped lauki/bottlegourd ¼ cup chopped red onions 1-inch piece ginger cut into 2 to 3 pieces 2 green chillies/jalapenos 3 cloves 2 tbsp butter/oil 1 vegetable seasoning cube (I have used Maggi brand); optional Salt to taste 1...
A creamy topping of fenugreek greens with sweet corn & peas that is healthy & delicious! Enjoy over crostini / bruschetta or with flat bread of your choice. Ingredients: 1½ tbsp olive oil (or refined oil) 1 generous pinch cumin seeds 1 small onion (finely chopped) ½ tsp ginger paste ½ tsp garlic paste 3-4 green...
Creamy, spicy and cheesy queso sauce or dip is a flavorful cheese sauce, perfect to be used as a dip with tortilla chips, as a nacho sauce or even as a ready sauce in macaroni and cheese. Ingredients: 2 teaspoons butter ¼ cup finely chopped red onions, 2 to 3 green chillies/jalapenos/Serrano peppers 2...

Puneri Misal

Puneri Misal is a popular street food from Pune, Maharashtra. The ingredients of the misal include - usal, poha, diced potato, chopped onions, chopped coriander, farsan and spicy tari/kat/rasa. The ingredients are assembled in multiple layers in the bowl and served with bun or pav. Ingredients: Ingredients Usal 1 cup moong sprout (here...
There was this big mandir (temple) bang in the middle of a very busy market, in our town. A short walk from a bustling bus station, next to a row of pan walas and juice stalls, across the street from sabzi mandi (farmers market) and at the opening of a long...