Aloo cheese frankie ( Cheese & Potato stuffed wraps)

Frankies are basically wraps, and a popular Indian street food. This potato cheese Frankie is quite popular and the most common one amongst its vegetarian counterparts. I would occasionally indulge on these after my work hours. There was a Frankie stall right outside the railway station serving up both veg and non-veg frankies. At the sight of the piping hot frankies, prepared right in front of you, one couldn’t help but drool until that Frankie made it’s way from the skillet to your plate . Satisfaction for your hunger and tastebuds! Yum!

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Crazy chocolate cupcake | cake ( No eggs, butter or milk )

My Blog turns 2 today !!. I’m actually quite surprised and thrilled about my blogging journey thus far. It just started of as a hobby, simply because I love to cook, also after moving here to the States, sitting at home really drove me crazy! I needed to do something with all the spare time I had.  Continue reading →

Ladi pao | Ladi pav (dinner rolls)

I never imagined I would be baking bread at home. But then as you know things happen and you end up really surprising yourself by doing things you never dreamt about doing in the first place. As intimidating as baking bread seem, it really isn’t, once you get past that initial fear! I still consider myself an amateur in this area, and still have a long way to go! The different kinds of flour, bakers percentage, hydration, bulk ferment, sourdough, artisan, Polish, biga to name a few are words that I’ve probably never ever came across before! Now I know the words, but still, have to know how to work with a couple of them. I have tried my hands at sourdough and I hope to do a post on that in the coming months too 🙂 For today let’s see how to make these basic ladi pao/pav/ dinner rolls.

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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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Stove top butter kulcha & garlic kulcha

Kulcha, a leavened flatbread, has its origins in North India, in Amritsar to be specific. It is basically made with maida (all purpose flour), yogurt, leavening agents and baked in a tandoor.There isn’t much difference between naan & kulcha, except for the leavening agents involved in their respective recipes. Kulchas are mostly stuffed from a gamut of fillings, potato (the most popular one, known as aloo kulcha) to onions to paneer etc.

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