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?

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...
Waking up the sound of a screaming alarm is a norm. Sometimes when its still dark out and sometimes to a gleaming sun sifting through my sheer bedroom curtains. Sliding into my slippers hat are although quiet but never cease to squeak in those wee hours. I try to...
I told you we've been cooking a lot of Naan recipes lately.This particular recipe I am sharing today was kind of an afterthought. I was initially planning to make this naan pizza with paneer marinated in cilantro chutney, only to find out that I was out of paneer. Some...
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...

Wonton Samosa

Ingredients: Makes 15-20 3-4 medium potatoes (boiled, peeled, diced) 2 tablespoon oil + Oil spray (or 1 tablespoon oil for brushing) 2-3 tablespoon curry leaves 1 teaspoon cumin 3/4 cup onion (chopped) 2 thai chili peppers (minced) 1 teaspoon turmeric Salt to taste 1 cup green peas (frozen, thawed) 10 large wonton wrapper sheets 1 1/2 tablespoon wheat flour (any variety) water Method: Heat...

Aloo Chops

These little mouthfuls, Aloo Chops, are balls made of seasoned mash potato, that are covered in bread crumbs then deep fried. On the streets of Sylhet, Aloo Chops are a very common street food. Massive karahis for deep frying the balls to a deep golden hue. Served with 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...
Kosli cuisine or Sambalpuri cuisine is integral to the Kosli cultural identity and it is quite different in every sense from that of the coastal Odisha. Rice is the main component of the diet. Some of the important Kosli foods are Kardi (bamboo shoot), Hendua Chutchuta, Paatalghantaa Dhuldhulaa, Lethaa,...
Indian Spiced Tofu Puff Pastry Braid; crumbled tofu with veggies of your choice encased in a puff pastry “braid” and baked until golden brown. This vegan and flaky snack is so crispy and tasty, your friends and family will be begging for more! Ingredients: 1 packet of Puff Pastry sheets; 17.3...
We are on a spring break here. That means the butterfly and I are getting to spend more time lately and getting to do things we love doing together. It's another thing that she wants to squeeze in play dates with her friends and screen time everyday, some way...
Ingredients: 2 cups red onions (thinly sliced) 3/4 cups coarse laddu besan (chickpea flour) 1/2 cup cilantro (chopped) 1-2 thai green chili (minced) Salt to taste Oil for deep frying Method: In a large mixing bowl bring together onion, salt, cilantro and chili. Add besan. With a heavy hand bind everything together. Add approx 1/4 cup to...
When I was little and fell sick, Amma would crush the tablets, mix it in with honey and feed me so that the medicine goes in without fuss.I don't know if it was just that one reason why I hate honey so much in it's original form.I love to...