Pink Guava Juice

Pink Guava Juice is a delicious juice made with the pink aromatic guavas. It’s a perfect breakfast beverage which has an excellent source of Vitamin C. I have always been fond of Guavas and particularly the pink variety. These are aromatic, sweet and range from pale pink to deep orange- magenta. This colour is due…

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…

Beetroot Poori

Beetroot Poori is a deep-fried Indian flatbread made with whole wheat flour, beetroot purée and carom seeds. The Beetroot pooris are special to Uttar Pradesh which is a food hub. This state has a lot to offer and while checking on the flatbread recipes, I was tempted to try the other poori varieties too. In…

Biscuit Bakhri

Biscuit Bakhri is a unleavened flatbread bread , made with whole wheat flour. It is smaller than chapati ,but thick , crisp and hard in texture .   Bakhri’s are popular in Rajasthan , Gujrat and Maharashtra . Each state has a slight variation , the Rajasthani Bakhri is made with whole wheat flour ,…

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,…