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?

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...
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...
I got to know Bee from Rasa Malaysia a couple months back. Wait, let me rephrase that, "Bee got to know about me and Indian Simmer a couple months back" because I've known her forever! Ever since I was not even a food blogger. Like everyone else, my first...

Kati Roll

We came back home from an awesome trip celebrating our li'l one's first birthday and it was GREAT!! I was sooo glad to see all your best wishes coming every time I got an opportunity to check my blog. Thanks so much! The li'l one just adores animals. So...
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...
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...
An amazingly simple recipe that needs only 5 ingredients + Love to make anyone eat Brussel Sprouts. Ingredients: 2 lb /.9 kg Brussels Sprouts 3 tsp Olive Oil 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp Habanero sauce 2 tbsp lemon juice Baking sheet pan lined with Aluminium oil or Parchment paper Read full post: Spicy Oven Roasted...
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...

Onion Fritters

Delicious Indian Style Onion Fritters - Gluten Free & Vegan Ingredients: Red onions - 2 large, thinly sliced. Chickpea flour ( Besan ) - 3/4 cup. Rice flour - 2 Tbsp. Red chile powder - 1/2 tsp. Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp. Turmeric - 1/4 tsp. Cilantro - 2 Tbsp, finely chopped. Salt - 1 1/4 tsp or...
Bottle Gourd /Doodhi is one of the most common vegetable found in every household. It has medicinal value and helps to maintain overall health as it is rich in Thiamine , vitamin C, zinc, iron and magnesium . Not many are found of this vegetable. This Vegetable is always available...
Meat samosas are an iconic Bohra snack. North Indians usually crave pakoras when the craving for deep fried strikes but for Bohras it is almost always about samosas! A bit of work but totally worth it. But if you feel inclined use ready made wraps to make them. Ingredients: 500g red...
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...