Punjabi kadhi pakora

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Kadhi is a popular Punjabi dish, and also one that falls into the comfort food category for most Indians. It is a dish which consists of  deep fried besan (gram flour) fritters which are known as pakoras simmered in a tangy, sour and spiced yogurt-gram flour gravy. The word kadhi is derived from the word ‘Kadhna‘ which simply means to simmer over a long time so the kadhi reduces in quantity and thickens. The fritters are mostly made with onions mixed into the besan batter, but spinach, fenugreek pakoras are just as great. Basically you can add any vegetables you like to the pakoras. But a Punjabi kadhi is incomplete without the pakoras! Rice is the best accompaniment to Punjabi kadhi, though kadhi pairs well with chapati or parathas too, as it is thick in consistency. 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 →


Healthy chicken salad sandwiches

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I love a quick meal, and if it’s healthy then it is surely an added bonus, like these chicken salad sandwiches. There are so many variations to a chicken salad, the various add ons like  green apples, almonds, walnut, scallion greens, cranberries , celery ,so forth and so on. You can also add some chilli powder for heat. This time I ran out of walnuts, so substituted it with cashew nuts , I must say it complemented the chicken salad sandwich quite well 🙂

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Soy and spinach croquettes

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Hello folks!

I’m back with another healthy, vegan & kid-friendly snack recipe – Soy and spinach croquettes! I had this large box of organic spinach that I got from Costco, I used it at least three times and yet I had about 2 cups remaining. I thought I would experiment with it in the form of croquettes. To add some volume and health quotient  to it, I added Soy granules/TVP. It made for a very interesting combination, they were moist and delicate on the inside, delicious from all the seasonings with a crisp exterior, basically everything you wish for in a deep fried snack 😀 Continue reading →


Date & walnut loaf cake and a trip to Luray caverns, VA

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Hello folks!

I’m so excited as I write this, as this is the 100th post on my blog! And what better than making a cake to celebrate this sweet journey ? 🙂 I know I’m late , but I would still like to wish all the mother’s out there a happy Mother’s Day, hope you had a beautiful day 🙂 Continue reading →


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