Snack

Chakli Recipe

Chakli Recipe

Crispy, savory and spiral shaped deep fried snack  With the festival of Pongal and Sankranti on the way, it is time to get ready. The preparation also included “testing” a batch of Chaklis during tea time. The crispy spirals are made with rice flour as the […]

Veg Chop Recipe

Veg Chop Recipe

A spicy veggie stuffed deep fried snack  The recent Durga Puja was an incredible experience. Festivities and of course food. I got a chance to do some photography and to eat some good food. There were a good variety of snacks to keep me busy. […]

Sundal Recipe

Sundal Recipe

Easy, healthy & tasty From the temples to the streets to the kitchen, Sundal makes its way to a lot of places. The first time I saw this version of sundal was in Chennai where it was being sold along with the other street food […]

Paneer Pakora

Paneer Pakora

An easy modern classic snack My attempt to try a new snack didn’t workout so well and I ended up going back to the good old pakoras. The snack that I had planned to make: Paneer Popcorn, sacrificed a couple of good paneer pieces in […]

Corn Cutlets || Corn Fritters

Corn Cutlets || Corn Fritters

Easy prep, less cook time & delicious With fresh corn in the house, this weekend snack had to be “corny” 🙂 These cutlets are very basic as they are essentially shallow fried corn-potato patties. I added some regular spices along with onions & fresh coriander leaves.  […]

Masala Sticks

Masala Sticks

Dynamite sticks of flavor An experiment that turned out into a really good snack. An absolute flavor bomb. I had something called methi sticks once and it was terrible. There was a little flavor but the ingredients used were of really bad quality. The smell […]

Black Chickpea Sundal

Black Chickpea Sundal

Cooked black chickpeas tempered with spices Making Sundal is one of those snacks that is hard to ruin. It really is quite simple. Despite all that, Sundal was something I got to eat once a year because it was made only during Ganesh Puja or […]

Easy Murukku

Easy Murukku

Crispy, crunchy & yum. Made in a jiffy  This is straight from the festive Janmashtami list-of-snacks-to-make. This is the first time I made Murukku from scratch and was quite surprised at the simplicity of the process. Mixing the ingredients and making a dough is of […]

Poha Cutlet || Flattened Rice Fritters

Poha Cutlet || Flattened Rice Fritters

An easy to make vegan cutlet/fritter that is made with spiced mashed potato & flattened rice Flattened rice is amazing for making a light quick-fix snack. It cooks fast and there are a lot of savory and sweet snacks that can be made in a […]

Sabudana Vada || Tapioca Pearl Fritter

Sabudana Vada || Tapioca Pearl Fritter

Love thy neighbor, especially if their cooking is amazing. One of my former neighbors used to have quite a different eating schedule. Some of the family members, especially the stay-at-home ones used to have a good meal at noon, a little snack in the late […]

Sev Recipe

Sev Recipe

I almost went to buy sev again, which I always do, then comes the thought: ” why not make it at home, instead of buying”. Did just that and I was surprised how easy it is to make and how well they turned out. Sev […]

Whole Wheat Lukhmi

Whole Wheat Lukhmi

She was in her sixties with all the usual age and lifestyle related health issues. Her movements were getting slow and being on the heavier side didn’t help. But when it came to cooking or anything related to food, you could see a spark in […]

Falafel Recipe

Falafel Recipe

I am always looking for stuff that I can use as content for my show and my phone is my best note taking device. Any thing interesting, take a pic or make a note in it. Any idea, type it in the phone. It is […]

Dimer Devil

Dimer Devil

I love the name. When there is devil in the name then it has to be interesting. Eggxactly. There is egg in the center, egg on the outside and it is deep fried. Deep fried is a synonym for delicious. What more can you ask […]

Spicy Paniyaram

Spicy Paniyaram

If you have seen movies like Tangled, then you know the how often pans are used as weapons. The next time you watch the movie, imagine Fynn getting hit with a paniyaram pan. Ouch !!! Alright, no violence. Lets use the pan for something good. […]

Seedai Recipe

Seedai Recipe

We have so many Gods so I guess everyone has their favourites among them. I know my mom’s is Lord Krishna. So Janmashtami, which is the birthday of Lord Krishna is very significant at our home and we definitely have Seedai made at home. Seedai […]

Kaju Pakoda Recipe

Kaju Pakoda Recipe

I have had Kaju pakoda from various shops across the city of Hyderabad. I often take some for my friends living in other cities. A popular snack in Hyderabad and some shops make some amazing variations with the flavors. I have had kaju pakodas with […]

Medu Vada Recipe

Medu Vada Recipe

Medu Vada is a very popular snack especially in Southern India. At my place the vadas are always made during festivals & special occasions. I am particularly fond of the ones which are really crispy on the outside & have lots of spices on the inside. […]

Eggless Omelette Recipe

Eggless Omelette Recipe

This omelette is vegan, delicious and easy to make. We have the besan or gram flour binding the chilies, the onion and the tomato together in this recipe. The omelette recipe can be tweaked with by adding some bell peppers, ginger etc. The besan omelette […]

Pav Bhaji Recipe

Pav Bhaji Recipe

The pav toasted with some butter along with some hot bhaji with a sprinkle of lime juice is absolutely divine. I don’t know why but I was always kinda intimidated to try out pav bhaji. It is one the most popular Indian snack. But it […]