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…

Sabudana Vada

Sabudana Vada is a deep-fried fritter made with Tapioca pearls and boiled potatoes. It has a crunchy crust with a soft delicious interior. Sabudana / Sago / Tapioca is a starch extracted from palm stems and is a staple in many countries. It is pure carbohydrate and is used mostly in sweet puddings, but the…

Matar ki Karanji

Matar ki Karanji is a deep-fried savoury pastry from a Maharashtrian kitchen. It is stuffed with fresh green peas along with spices and coconut. Karanji is normally made on special occasions like Diwali or Ganesh Chaturthi. It can either be sweet or savoury. The sweet one is stuffed with dry coconut, semolina and dried fruits,…

Maharashtrian Mix Platter

Maharashtrian Mix Platter is a platter where a set of some of our favourite and popular Maharashtrian dishes have been put together. Maharashtrian cuisine has some traditional dishes which are globally popular. For this Mix Platter, I have selected some of them. The first one is Pav Bhaji. This is one street food which has…

Rava Idli

Rava Idli is a South Indian steamed lentil cake made with semolina. It is a variation of Idli, a popular snack. This is an instant Idli and requires no fermentation. Many a time we feel like having Idlis but to make them we need to soak, grind and ferment the rice and dal. Rava Idlis…

Aatey jo Chilro

Aatey jo Chilro is a wheat flour crepe. These savoury crepes have herbs and spices and are served for breakfast in Sindhi homes.   When it comes to breakfast Sindhi families have a wide variety. It can be as simple as a Grilled Potato Toast or as complex as Dal Pakwan. The Seyu Patata is…

Chatpati Chole ki Chaat

Chatpati Chole ki Chaat is a tangy, spicy chaat made with chickpeas and a special spice called kala chaat masala, which is a speciality of Delhi. Delhi is very popular for its food, especially the chaats. Some of these are common, while some are quite unique and available only in Delhi. The spices that go…