Saturday, January 21, 2017

Masala Puri - Chaat item

My fav chaat item, customized to my taste and it has been a hit recipe in the recent days!


  • Toppings - Chopped persian cucumber, onions, tomatoes, grated carrot, sev
  • Puri - I buy from Pani Puri Company, local store
  • Stirred yoghurt, add little water if needed
  • Green Chutney - green chillies, Cilantro, Mint, lemon juice, black salt, chaat masala, salt, ginger, jeera
  • Sweet Chutney - Soaked dates, melted jaggery, tamarind extract, little chilli powder, chaat masala, black salt
  • White Peas Masala - Make similar to channa masala
  • Arrange the puri (opened up on top) in a bowl, add white peas masala
  • Add three liquids little each - 2 chutneys and yoghurt
  • And add the toppings - little of each
  • Serve right away - have to eat right away, otherwise it will become soggy!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Potato Cheese Corn Cutlet

Happy New Year to you all!
Starting 2017 with a very yummy recipe from my cousin, learnt during my recent trip to India.
2 tricky things - Frying and Salt (as cheese has its salt too!)


  • 3/4th cup of cubed cheese (I used Cheddar), half cup panner - tiny cubes or grated
  • Half cup steamed corn, 4 green chillies fine chopped, 4 medium sized potato boiled, peeled
  • Few Cilantro/Coriander Leaves chopped, just 1/3rd spoon salt - cheese will cover the rest
  • Mix all of the above, make a dough and make into shapes
  • Dip in corn or maida water and roll it on ground fresh bread, coating is ready!
  • Move it to fridge if you are not using it right away
  • When ready to eat, deep fry in medium flame, only 4 cutlets at a time
  • Yummy Yummy cutlet is ready, thoroughly enjoyed it!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Eggless Dates Cake

After a few unsuccessful attempts for eggless cake,
here we go for A Successful Eggless Dates Cake recipe!


  • Soak 25 to 30 chopped dates (seedless) in 2 cups hot milk
  • Let it cool down and add 3/4 cup sugar and make it into fine paste
  • Add 3/4 cup oil to the ground paste
  • Add 2 cups wheat flour(I use King Arthur Whole wheat), 1 tsp baking soda to the above
  • Blend well and add half cup chopped nuts (I use walnuts)
  • Bake at 320'F for 40mins in a greased glass bowl
  • Yummy Eggless Dates Bread is ready!!!!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Moonggath (Green Moong Gravy)

Atlast back in action after 1.5yrs!!!!! But with a very yummy recipe, I thoroughly enjoyed it this morning. Konkani style Green Moong gravy. Goes well with dosa, idlis, rotis, rice!


  • Soak 1 cup green moong overnight and then let it sprout the next day
  • Add 1 spoon salt and water to the above and let it boil till fully cooked (15mins in mid flame)
  • Add little tamarind to the above
  • Roast one or 2 spoons dhania, 1 spoon black pepper, 4 green chillies and half cup coconut in few spoons oil
  • Let it cool down and grind the roasted stuff with little turmeric and water to fine paste
  • Add the ground paste to the boiling moong and cook for few mins
  • Add little jaggery and turn it off
  • In another tava, season mustard, asafoetida (lots) and curry leaves and add to gravy.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Gujarati Ladoo

After a long gap, here we go for a long process one! But I liked the flavor, so worth the efforts :-)

* 2 Cups Bhakri flour (but I ended up using powered cracked wheat + little atta for binding better)
* 1.25 cups Jaggery, little oil and ghee
* Add oil and water to the flour and make a tight dough
* Make shapes like top right picture and deep fry till golden brown
* Let it cold, then split into big chunks and then grind it in mixie
* Add ghee to a pan and add the jaggery and melt for few mins till ghee comes on top
* Then pour it to the powdered stuff and mix well.
* Make round shaped ladoos and they are ready to eat!!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Paneer stick!

An interesting appetizer from a friend of mine, thx Shubha/Raji. I did with home paneer, but turned little hard.
* Make paneer or store bought paneer...cut into cubes
* Cut green bell peppers into cubes.
* For marinating, mix few spoons thick curd with turmeric, chilli powder, salt,
   some north indian masala powders plus ground ginger garlic paste.
* Mix the above well and marinate paneer and bell peppers overnight in fridge.
* Then saute them in a pan with few spoons oil till the raw smell goes off.
* After it cools down, in a tooth pick stack as per the picture with grapes. Yummy it was!!!!

Vada Pav

One of Raja's fav snacks from his Pune life!
Atlast got to try it last month and here you go for the recipe.
* Make the potato balls by using boiled potatoes and toppings of your choice.
* I sauted onions, added some g.chillies, salt and few powders like garam masala.
* Deep fry them using bajji batter
* Pav bajji breads from Indian store and 2 chutneys home made...same as bhel chutneys.
* Toast the breads with ghee and stack as in the picture and serve hot!!!!