Dinner recipes, Snacks

PAV BHAJI

Pav Bhaji is one of the most popular street foods of Mumbai. Pav means bread and bhaji is vegetables.The vegetables are cooked ,mashed and blended  with aromatic spices  and served with shallow fried  buttered buns.This is a party food as…

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Potato Recipes, Snacks

POTATO BHAJJI

In our home all are fond of snacks and I make them once a week, usually on weekends.As the weather is chill here it is always divine to have some deep fried snack wit masala chai.Such came one occasion last…

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Idli Varieties, Snacks

GREEN MASALA IDLI

I had this Green Masala Idli for the first time when I came here to Bangalore about 13 years back in Sri Krishna Bhavan Restuarant. I was so much hooked by the taste that I would have it each time we visited there.I was tempted to make this last week with the small amount of idli batter that was left over.The greens needed for the recipe was also available at home and as an enthusiastic blogger I sprang in to the kitchen and started for the preparation.This recipe has palak or spinach included in it and can be fed to…

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Snacks

RAJASTHANI MIRCHI VADA

Mirchi Vada is a spicy and tasty deep fried potato stuffed snack in big sized green chiiles specifically used for pickles and bajjis which are less hot than the small chilles.I was wanting to make this since long but had a chance to post this today.Usually served with mint or tamarind chutney,this is more popular in Jodhpur,a town in Rajasthan owing to the water which lends a unique taste.I also tasted once a unique chaat which was made with mirchi vadas.There a lot of snack varieties in India and the North region snacks are quite different from the Southern counterparts.This…

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Avani Avittam Recipes, Indian Festival Recipes, Snacks, Traditional Recipes, Vada

AAMA VADAI

Aama Vadai or Paruppu Vadai as it is called is a bengal gram and tur dal based fritter usually made during festivals in Tamil Nadu.It is specially made during Weddings,Boghi and Avani Avittam. Avani Avitttam or Upakarma is a vedic ritual practiced by Hindus of Brahmin caste.It is conducted once in a year during the month of Shravana when Brahmins change their Upanayana thread. This day is also important as Brahmins worship Rishis and offer libation of water to their ancestors. Amongst other delicacies Paruppu Poli and Paruppu Payasam is also made.The vadai is a no garlic no onion recipe,since…

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Snacks

VADA PAV

Vada Pav is a street food which is deep fried potato patty with spices and chutneys and native to Mumbai.Though I have had this addictive snack many times,I am making it for the first time at home.This is a step wise process involving preparing chutneys,making potato patties and assembling them on the pav bun. Pav is a variant of Pao which means sweetened bread in Portugese. The Vada Pav is an innovative recipe made by a Marathi and the rest is history.Many restuarants sell these cute vada pavs and some have additional toppings as well.I am also fond of Pav…

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Snacks, Vada

RASAM VADA

Rasam Vada is a popular snack or starter which is filling and light on the stomach. Vadas are made crisp and soaked or dunked in spicy hot rasam. To make this make vadas first and then rasam. Normally urad dal vadas are made for rasam vadas,but you can make dal vadas and soak them in rasam too.I plan to make the rasam with dal vada soon and post in it in the near future.I am sure you will all like the soft and melt in the mouth consistency of these vadas. The vadas have to be soaked well,but at the…

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Snacks

ONION SAMOSA

Onion Samosa is one the recipes I wanted to try for a long time.Normally a potato filled samosa which is also called Punjabi Style Samosa would be the thing I try for weekend snacks.This was a new thing to me, but I have seen this in trains where vendors would be selling and also in school canteens and theaters.I always am scary when it comes to making samosas.Because the pastry dough should be soft and moist and not dry.Also the dough should be kneaded to the right consistency and the samosa should be golden brown. In spite of all the…

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Diwali Snacks, Snacks

KARA THENKUZHAL

Thenkuzhal is a deep fried snack made during Diwali or Janmashtami with rice and urad dal flours.Kara means spicy in Tamil and this recipe is a variation to the regular Thenkuzhal which is made with added flours of tur dal and spiced up with red chilli powder.I happened to see this recipe in television and was hooked to it.As Ravi is fond of snacks,I made this last month and we all thoroughly enjoyed.You can grind these flours in a flour mill,but since I made a very small quantity,I ground it in the mixer.This was the first time I made this…

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