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?

The French has their gourmet recipes, and Indians have chicken tikka masala. Yes, that's how popular is this spicy mouthwatering kebabs. Though, kebabs were probably introduced in India by the Mughals, it has now become an integral part of the subcontinent. There are many different types of kebabs, but my...
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...
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...
Lentils are primarily used in soups but I think it’s a refreshingly new idea to try them as croquettes and if you think lentils are not versatile.., then trust me these Spicy Lentil and Potato Croquettes will change your opinion. You can enjoy them as a snack or use...

Samosa recipe

Samosa recipe with step wise photos. Today I am sharing a very much sought after deep fried indulgence here. Punjabi samosa recipe, deep fried flaky pastry stuffed with spicy tangy potato filling, this Punjabi samosa is popular and loved not only in Punjab but through out the whole country. I...

Breadfruit Hummus

Hummus is a Middle Eastern food dip or spread made from cooked chickpeas blended with roasted sesame seed, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and salt. My family doesn’t like tahini at all (paste of roasted sesame) so I was thinking of how to make hummus without it. We Mangaloreans like...
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...
I was not much of a salad person as far as I can remember, but since the last couple of months I have been enjoying different kinds of salads like never before. This Spicy Red Cabbage Slaw or Salad currently tops my list of most favourite salads. The crunch...

Lamb Seekh Kebabs

Delicious Lamb Seekh Kebabs are an amazing appetizer idea for the holidays and so full of flavor! Ingredients: 1lb ground lamb 2 tsp minced ginger campaignIcon 2 tsp. minced garlic chopped small onion ½ cup chopped cilantro 1 tsp. ground cumin 1 tsp. ground coriander 1 tsp. garam masala 2 chopped green chilies (optional) Salt to taste Oil Ice cold water Method: In a mixing...
3 ingredients and 3 steps is all it takes for these cheesy buttery biscuits. These biscuits will keep for days in an air tight container and are so so good with wine and drinks; also I think these biscuits would be a great Diwali gift, a break from all...

MOMO CHAAT

CHAATS are snacks that are usually served at road side stalls.No Indian can resist these yummy delicacies. Chaats have earned a global share of fan following now.You can get them in any grocery stores marketed by well known brands. Nothing can beat the taste of home made Chaats. People...
Adai dosa is a kind of savory lentil crepes made in South India. Apart from the soaking time for lentils, the adais come together really quickly once the batter is made. Great choice for a healthy breakfast, after school snack or even light dinner. Ingredients: Rice - ½ cup (I used...