Dabeli/ Kutchi Dabeli

Dabeli is a popular street food that originated in Kutch, Gujarat in India. Hence it is also known as kutchi or kachchi dabeli! It is a common and popular street food in Mumbai too. It is easy to spot tiny carts selling this yummy snack, doting the cities busy street.

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Sambhar (South Indian lentil and vegetable stew)

Sambar or Sambhar  is an integral part of the South Indian cuisine. It is a lentil based stew with the addition of various vegetables or sometimes just one vegetable is added. It is a perfect accompaniment to idli’s ( steamed rice cakes), dosa’s ( crispy rice crepes), uttapam ( pretty much an Indian version of pizza :p) or medu wada ( savory Indian donuts :D) and the likes. One of my favorite meals is plain steamed rice with piping hot sambhar, an omelette, some crunchy papad and pickle.Thoroughly satisfying!

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Sabudana khichdi in green masala (Vegan & gluten free)

Sabudana (tapioca pearls ) khichdi is a popular Maharastrian breakfast snack. Soaked and drained tapioca is tempered with cumin seeds, curry leaves and green chillies. Tapioca is also consumed in the form of vadas (fritters). Continue reading →

Kadale manoli ( Manglorean style Ivy gourd and black chickpeas bhaji)

Kadale Manoli is a very traditional Manglorean dish, mostly served during occasions. Kadale, is the Tulu word for black chickpeas ( kala chana in Hindi) and Manoli is Ivy gourd ( tendli/tindora). This interesting dish with it’s combination of legume and vegetable, prepared in a coarse coconut based dry gravy is amazingly delicious!

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Vermicelli Idli’s ( steamed savory vermicelli cakes)

Vermicelli Idli’s! Who would have thought of making idli’s with vermicelli? May be it’s common, but I haven’t come across these before.  So I when I first saw this on my FB foodie group, posted by Shobana ji who blogs at Cooking with Shobana, I knew I had to try this out immediately! Like most things that I dilly dally, in terms of trying out several of the recipes that interest me, having bookmarked like a million ( okay not million, but you get it, don’t you? ) I tried these soon enough!

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Baked sabudana vada (Tapioca fritters)

 

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Sabudana or sago vada is a sumptuous and delicious, deep fried snack popular in Maharashtra, India. It is made of soaked sabudana aka tapioca pearls, boiled and mashed potatoes, coarsely crushed roasted peanuts and a few spices. It is crunchy, a little spicy and somewhat sweet, everything you’d want in a snack. It is mostly consumed for fasts (vrat), however they are an excellent any time snack as well. Continue reading →


Moong dal kachori ( Flaky puff pastry stuffed with spicy moong dal filling)

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Today’s post is a guest post, by my dear friend and an amazing home chef, Ujjaini Majumdar. If you have been following my blog, then you have probably come across the name, as I’ve already tried some of her recipes and shared them with you’ll here. I figured it was about time I request her to do a guest post for me, to which she gladly obliged. I connected with Ujjaini through  a foodie group on Facebook. Even though we haven’t met, we struck a chord through each other’s post and thus this beautiful friendship began.  We chat so much, that I feel like I’ve already met her in person, which I hope I do someday 🙂 Continue reading →

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