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Dahi Sev Batata Puri is an Indian snack which is especially popular in the state of Maharashtra. The dish is a form of chaat and originates from the city of Mumbai. It is served with mini-puri shells (golgappa), which are more popularly recognized from the dish pani puri. Dahi puri and pani puri chaats are [...]
Paradise Biryani Pointe in Santa Clara was our lunch adda for today. 1st advice don’t ever go during office lunch hours as you can’t stop ordering and then obviously can’t stop yawning after the lunch:)
Prawns cutlets are amazingly tasty patties made from prawns, shredded coconut, curry leaves and indian spices. A perfect cutlet recipe and appetizer for all you seafood lovers.
Vada Pav is one of the most popular street food from Maharashtra, India. Vada is a spicy potato mixture with a coating of gram flour, deep fried in oil. Pav is a special kind of soft bread, almost square in shape.
Orange flavored sponge cake which is butter less, eggless and amazingly soft. The orange zest adds great flavor to the cake.
Tasty & Spicy chicken kheema pav is made from minced chicken and indian spices. Two secret ingredients which make this kheema unique is cream and cinnamon powder. This recipe was shared by my friend Vishnupriya and I can’t thank her enough for it:) I was never a fan of Kheema as I always thought [...]
Aamras Recipe Aamras is a popular dessert in Rajasthani cuisine and Marwari, Maharashtra, Gujrati homes, especially during festivals. The pulp of a ripe fruit is extracted usually by hand or nowadays in blender and consumed along with chapati. At times ghee and milk are added to the pulp to enhance its flavor. Now sugar is [...]
Coconut Chutney Recipe Coconut Chutney is one of the most ubiquitous side dishes, in all of south india. Idli, dosa or vada, any savoury snack is generally accompanied by coconut chutney. This popular accompaniment can also be readied in minutes. Ingredients For Grinding [...]
Rasz Potly is a healthy pie made from mustard leaves, tofu and vegetables. It was one of the interesting recipes at CIF Kitchen Khiladi Contest. It was created by Reshma Iyer, Amutha and Supriya
Healthy and simple Bisibelabhat accompanied with Sweet Potato delight is made from the nutritious quinoa and sweet potato.
Simple and easy veg cheese sandwich made with bread, onions, tomatoes, butter, cheese and coriander mint chutney.
Interesting Vegetable kebabs are made from veggies and indian spices complimented with orange paradise which is fruity healthy delight.
Fusion Ravioli and Fruit & Sprout Halwa are interesting recipes made from whole wheat flour, mustard seeds, sprouts and oats.
Wheat momos stuffed with mustard leaf is a healthy delight made from whole wheat flour with an interesting stuffing of vegetables, tofu and various sauces.
Cancer Institute Foundation (CIF) Kitchen Khiladi Contest 2013 was a huge success with participants from all over the bay area, esteemed judges, CIF volunteers and amazing audience.Cancer Institute, Adyar, Chennai, India is a Hospital and Research Institute delivering free cancer care for thousands of poor patients over the past 50 years. You can read more [...]
Healthy and nutritious whole wheat pasta with broccoli and mushrooms is a quick dinner recipe. I love pasta but white pasta can give you a high dose of cholesterol which is definitely not good for health. This pasta recipe is not only healthy but also tasty at the same time.
Healthy nutritious whole wheat tortillas tacos stuffed with chicken and guacamole is the one of the most simplest and nutritious recipes of mine. It didn’t take me more than an hour to prepare this meal.
Grilled chicken Burger is a delicious chicken patty wrapped in middle of soft buns, veggies and sauces.This recipe was not intentional. It was actually an outcome of leftover marinated chicken from the BBQ party on Sunday. To my surprise it turned out awesome. Try this tasty and delicious quick meal.
Kurkure is the perfect savory snack made from urad dal and rice flour. This was the simplest recipe which I made for Diwali. It was ready in 30 mins. It is amazingly tasty and crunchy for the efforts you put in to make it. Now it is going to be a regular in my snack [...]
Nankhatai is a shortbread cookie from India. It is very close to ‘Pecan Sandies’ in United States. It is made from flour, sugar, clarified butter and nuts.There is interesting history behind origin of Nankhatai. Nankhatai originated in Surat, a large port city in Gujarat.
Methi puri is a crispy deep fried Indian bread or poori, which is prepared from plain flour and kasuri methi (dried methi leaves).It is a savory snack and is prepared during Diwali or consumed as an evening snack. You can serve them with tea as a snack. It can also be enjoyed with flavored or [...]
Karanji as known in Marathi is a popular Diwali snack among Maharashtrians. It is a deep fried sweet snack made from all-purpose flour and is stuffed with coconut, nuts and sugar mixture.
Corn Chivda is a snack prepared during Diwali festival at my place. It is made by mixing cornflakes with variety of nuts and spices. It is crunchy and a great evening snack. It’s favorite among Maharashtrians and Gujaratis and is also known as ‘Makyacha Chivda’.
Pasta In White sauce is a delicious Italian dish made from adding pasta to flour, garlic, milk and cheese sauce. Béchamel also known as white sauce is one of the mother sauces of French cuisine and is used in many recipes of Italian cuisine, for example lasagne. It is used as the base for other [...]
Spinach Mushroom & Cheese Puff Pastry is made by stuffing the puff pastry with sautéed spinach-mushroom filling and cheese. It is an oven baked recipe. Pretty amazing for an evening snack. It can be a great appetizer for parties.
Kothimbir vadi is a crispy fritter made from coriander leaves and chickpea flour. It’s a favorite Maharashtrian snack. It’s a savory and crunchy evening snack. Just like Khekda Bhaji, I love to eat Kothimbir vadi with hot tea during monsoon season:)
Cream of Tomato Soup is a thick soup made from tomatoes, cream, pepper, onion and garlic. It is more than an appetizer and with bread sticks it can be easily served as a fulfilling dinner. It is a gentle and soothing soup.It is prepared in less than 30 minutes and is extremely flavorful. I adapted [...]
Pav Bhaji is one of the most popular snack in Mumbai. It is a mixture of various vegetables boiled, mashed and cooked with a spicy masala and served with butter fried pav.I remember mom making pav bhaji for my birthday parties when I was in school.Today also I am a big fan of Pav bhaji [...]
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Methi Malai Murgh Recipe Methi Malai Murgh is an awesomely tender kebab marinated in cream cheese and kasoori methi/fenugreek leaves. In Ramadan season, we all friends used to go to Mohammed Ali road to taste various varieties of kebabs. That was the first time when I tasted Methi Malai Murgh.It is a delicious appetizer for [...]