White Dhokla

White Dhokla is steamed lentil cake made with rice and urad dal. They are also called Khatta Dhoklas as they are slightly sour. These savoury cakes are a popular Gujarati snack. Gujarati’s are very fond of snacks, be it fried or steamed, and these snacks are available in shops or on carts as well. For…

Vateli Dal na Khaman

Vateli Dal na Khaman is a steamed lentil cake which is prepared with coarsely ground and fermented Bengal Gram. It is special to Surat region of Gujarat. Vateli Dal is ground lentil, and a steamed cake is made from this ground lentil which is fermented. It is due to fermentation that the batter rises and…

Uddinvade

Uddinvade is spicy Black Gram patties which are shaped like a doughnut. They have a crisp golden exterior and a soft fluffy interior. We are working on an A to Z series where I have picked the theme, Pick One State and make Three Dishes. For this month it’s Karnataka and I am cooking from…

Togari Nuchhin Unde

Togari Nuchhin Unde is steamed lentil dumplings, which are an ideal protein-packed healthy breakfast from the Karnataka region of South India. Since we live in Gujarat we love our steamed snacks. Dhokla, Khaman and Patras are some of the most popular steamed snacks of Gujarat. I did know about some of the steamed snacks that…

Sada Dosa

Sada Dosa is a South Indian snack made with a batter, which is made with rice and urad dal. The ground batter is fermented to make crisp crepes. When we say Sada Dosa, it means simple Plain Dosa. A Dosa which is made with a basic batter made with rice and urad dal. It is…

Rawa Barfi

Rava Barfi is an Indian fudge-like sweet made with semolina, besan, coconut and khoya. It is a delicious sweet which is made for festivals. Rava is semolina and this Barfi is prepared with semolina as its main ingredient. Chickpea flour adds on to the ultimate flavour of this barfi, while it is the mawa which…

Qeema Matar

Qeema Matar is a delicious dish made with minced cauliflower and fresh green peas. The vegetarian dish is a great substitute for the original meat curry. Qeema or Keema is typically an Asian meat dish where the lamb meat is minced and cooked with peas and potatoes. Since we are vegetarians we obviously look for…

Paneer Kundan Kaliyan

Paneer Kundan Kaliyan is a rich curry from Awadhi Cuisine where marinated slices of cottage cheese are cooked in yogurt based gravy with onions, tomatoes, and whole spices. The Nawabi dish is finished with rose petals. Paneer or cottage cheese is very popular in Indian Cuisine. It can either be homemade or store-bought. While we…

Orange Rasagolla

Orange Rasagolla is a fusion version of the traditional Bengali sweet Rasagollas. These are stuffed with orange fiber and dunked into orange syrup. A recipe with O and my first thought is O for Orange! The very first dish that came to mind was Orange Rasagollas, I could also make Orange Sandesh, but I am…