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?

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...

Fiyazis

As we’re deep into winter now, the number of heavy rainy and windy days has increased, nothing's more comforting than a cup of chai and hot crispy Fiyazis on days like this. My love for these deep-fried crispy mouthfuls came to life with my second pregnancy and has been...

Dahi Vada

"Whip it as long as your hands can take it, and then whip some more. That's what makes vadas melt in your mouth" mummy would tell me with her fingers buried inside a bowl of smooth urad dal paste. Weather outside was perfect, not too hot and neither too...
Curious George was on television. Little one was sitting on her high chair with a bottle of milk in hand and her eyes stuck to the television. This particular time is one of the most stressful time of the whole day for me because she hates milk and pushing...

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...

Seekh Kabab

No I am not writing another book. I wrote one last year and I still get nightmares of those days so I'm fine for now. NO, I am not pregnant either. I already got a 3 feet long bundle of "joy" (read insanity) who is trying hard to climb on...

Paneer rolls recipe

Paneer roll recipe with step by step photos. Paneer roll- crispy, addictive and tasty snack made with paneer, bread and few more ingredients, that comes together within 15 minutes! Easy paneer recipes are always a hit both at my home and here in this blog, so I always try...
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...
If you’ve got a bbq coming up or are just looking for an excuse to fire up the grill, try this Fish Tikka Recipe. You will surely love it. With fish set on the grill, a hearty bowl of pasta on the stove and a fresh bountiful salad for...
Surprise your Valentine with these gluten free, delectable and delicate Yogurt Kebabs that taste even better with some nutty green chutney. Ingredients: For the Kebabs 250 grams (1 cup approx) thick hung Yogurt (I could procure 1 cup of yogurt from 3 cups of homemade yogurt.) 2 tsp slightly roasted Bengal gram powder...
The past couple days have been really good. I being a new blogger giggle with joy like a baby when I discover something new out here and if something positive comes out of it, that's just awesome.  I recently got to know about and submitted some of my photographs on...
Winters in Charlotte were not exactly bliss, not to me at least. It wasn't cold enough to be covered with snow so that one could sneak out every now and then with a snow sledge. Neither was it cozy enough for you to be able to walk down the...