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…

Iftar Platter

Iftar Platter is a spread of the various dishes one can enjoy while breaking their fast during Ramadan. The last three days I have been posting recipes related to food that can be consumed while we Indians fast, but today it’s a different scene altogether. Today it is about breaking the fast! I love reading about…

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…

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…