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?

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...

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...

Tandoori Chicken wings

Tandoori Chicken wings, is one of those recipes I reach to every chance given and despite making them for over a few years now, they never fail to surprise me with how good they taste each time I make them. Growing up, I would only eat Chicken if it...
Momo is a type of steamed bun with some form of filling. It is one of the most popular fast foods in Nepal and some parts of North India. Ingredients: for outer shell of momos whole wheat flour 1 cup water 1/4 cup salt 1/4 tsp for vegetable stuffing finely chopped vegetables 2 cups (used carrots...

Mango Salad

Summers are hot and so to beat the hot temperature, we need something refreshing and cool.I have made this Mango salad using three main ingredients – ripe mango, cucumber, and capsicum. All the three ingredients help to keep our body cool naturally. The salad is balanced with fresh herbs...
Calling all seafood lovers to this taste party where the star of the party, succulent shrimp, is cooked with a melody of spices that enhances the flavors of it in ways you cannot imagine, in this Kerala Style Shrimp Masala Roast / Nadan Prawns Masala Roast. Ingredients: Gulf Coast Shrimp (use...
Moong Dal Cheela is one of our favorite breakfast dishes. It is so simple to make and yet so delicious. With an addition of potato or paneer stuffing, it turns into a fulfilling breakfast meal. If you are little experimental when it comes to flavors, then try the stuffing...

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...
Scrumptious Indian street food & comfort food that is best enjoyed during monsoon and winters. Ingredients: For Samosa: 1 cup (120 grams) plain flour 2 tbsp melted Ghee 1 generous pinch Carrom Seeds 1/3 tsp Salt ¼ C + 2 tsp lukewarm Water, to knead the dough Oil for deep frying 1 tbsp flour (to make a paste...
Thin crispy roasted papad topped with super finely chopped tomato, onion, coriander and with a touch of zesty hot and spices like chaat masala, dry mango powder and chilli powder. Ingredients: 6 mini papad 1 medium red onion, very finely chopped 1 medium tomato, seeds removed and very finely chopped 1 raw mango, very...

Papdi Chaat

out of all Chaats, the crunchy, tangy, hot and sweet flavour of the papdi chaat is the all time favorite of mine. Crispy Flat puris or Papdis topped with cheakpeas, potatoes and other sprouts and flavored with spicy green chutney and sweet and sour tamarind chutney , curd and...
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...