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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Hot and sour vegetable soup

 

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As the temperatures drop, one really craves warm and comforting food! What better than a bowl of piping hot soup?? Nothing else shouts comfort than this age old remedy. Today I’m sharing one of my many favorite soup recipe- Hot and sour soup, which is yet another classic and much loved Indo- Chinese soup by one and all!


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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 →


Goan sannas and chunachi/godachem sannas- Steamed rice cakes( plain and sweet version)

 

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Sannas are spongy steamed rice cakes. It is made from a batter consisting of ground Goan red rice and freshly grated coconut. The rice and coconut are ground using toddy (fermented coconut water). The batter is then fermented and steamed. Sannas are a popular accompaniment for sorpotel, xacuti and other meat gravies. They are slightly sweet and hence pair perfectly with these fiery and tangy gravies. 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 →

Poha chivda ( Sweet and spicy roasted flattened rice)

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Poha chivda is basically a sweet and spicy, Indianized version of a trail mix. Poha ( flattened rice) is combined with dried fruits, coconut and raisins and tempered with mustard seeds, curry leaves and few other ingredients. Each household probably has their own little variation to this chivda. Mostly this is prepared as a savory snack during Diwali, which is distributed along with other delicious sweets to family, friends and neighbors. Continue reading →

Murgh malai kebab/Chicken malai kebab

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Murgh malai kebab or Reshmi kebab is a rich, creamy and insanely delicious kebab from the royal Mughlai cuisine. What makes it so rich, is the use of cream of course, along with some cheese and yogurt. The resultant marinade spiked with ginger garlic and green chillies along with aromatics like nutmeg and the floral cardamom results in a luxuriously rich and scrumptious end product. It’s commonly featured in most restaurant menu’s as a popular appetizer.  Continue reading →

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