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,…

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…

Dudhi na Muthiya

Dudhi na Muthiya is a traditional and nutritious snack from Gujarat which is a wholesome dish. It can be served as breakfast, evening snack or even as a complete meal.   Dudhi is bottle gourd and it is mixed with whole wheat flour, semolina, herbs and spices to make these Muthiyas. A soft dough is…

Sindhi Guar ji Bhaji

Guar ji Bhaji is a side dish, prepared in Sindhi style with garlic, onions and tomatoes. The side dish is served along with some lentils.   Guar, are cluster beans and they are also called Gawar / Gavar . This vegetable has a unique flavour which needs to be adapted. For this reason, the Guar…

Allahabad ki Tehri

Allahabad ki Tehri is a one-pot meal with rice and vegetables. This Tehri is from the city of Allahabad which is located in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Tehri, Tahri (also tehri, tehari or tayari) is a yellow rice dish in Awadhi Cuisine. It is a variant name given to Biryani. In the vegetarian…

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…

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…

Moongfali ki Chutney

Moongfali ki Chutney is a delicious accompaniment made with peanuts, coriander and green chillies. The spicy tangy chutney can be enjoyed with any snack. The most common chutney made in most houses is the green chutney. When I say green chutney obviously you will think of the green chutney made in your house, and I…