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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Coconut chutney for Idli & Dosa’s

Sharing a quick & easy chutney recipe for idli & dosa’s! This one is a basic coconut chutney that is chock full of flavors, and one without which Idli’s would be rather bland. The trio of Sambhar, coconut chutney & idli is like a trinity of a perfect South Indian breakfast. Some people also like podi powder drizzled with coconut oil on their Idli’s.

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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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Paneer makhani ( No onion-no garlic recipe)

 

Paneer makhani or paneer makhanwala! What’s in a name? This is one gorgeous, fragrant and delectable North Indian dish with it’s luxurious orange hues dazzling with paneer cubes and cream. This vegetarian counterpart to the renowned butter chicken is equally delicious and a treat for vegetarians. Well I enjoy it too!


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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 →

Methi Matar Malai Paneer

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Wishing all my reader’s a Happy and prosperous New Year! Hope everyone had a fabulous and fun filled day 🙂

I’d like to share yet another of my favorite North Indian dishes- Methi matar malai, with the addition of paneer here. Like most North Indian dishes this one doesn’t fall short of all the rich ingredients as well. Loads of cream is what makes this dish so rich, but the interesting part is the use of fenugreek leaves. It’s such a well balanced dish despite all it’s glorious, nutty richness. The fenugreek leaves add a distinct bitterness yet palatable flavor, one that is truly addictive and makes this dish so unique. Then there is the sweetness from the green peas which also makes for a great textural element in this ultra creamy dish! The addition of mava/khoya makes it even more luxurious.


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