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Sep 30, 2016

Masala Papdi Chaat Recipe | Papdi Chaat With Yellow Peas Masala(Ragda) | Papri Chaat With Ragda Recipe

Masala Papdi Chaat Recipe
Today's recipe is also a refreshing and filling chaat, Masala Papdi Chaat, nothing but a papdi(crispy namkeen) served with Ragda, chaat chutneys, onion, tomato and some fine sev. I never know about this Masala Papdi Chaat until I saw this on a menu card in one of our local Indian Restaurant. First, I got confused with Masala Puri, spicy peas masala served with crispy golgappa/Puris and ordered it I love Masala Puri a lot. But, I was wrong and they served Peas masala with Papdis. I was happy that I ordered it, so that I got a new recipe to try and blog.

Sep 28, 2016

Ragda Recipe | Ragda Chaat Recipe | How To Make Ragda(Yellow Peas Masala) Recipe

Ragda Recipe
Ragda/Yellow Peas Masala Chaat is one of our family's favorite chaat. Ragda is a versatile dish, that you can serve it in number of way, you can serve it as such with some finely chopped onions, tomato and crispy fine sev on top. And also you use it for Masala Puri Chaat, Samosa Chaat, Ragda Patties, Aloo Tikki Chaat and Masala Papdi Chaat(Coming up Next). There are many recipes for Ragda/Yellow Peas Masala I have already shared 2 different recipes, a simple version of Ragda and Green Peas Masala Chaat.
This version of Ragda is slightly spicy, tangy and addictive recipe. I added a ladle of Tamarind Sweet Chutney to the boiling ragda and it added a special tangy mildly sweet to Ragda/Yellow Peas Masala. You can also replace the tamarind chutney with Amchur powder and some hint of sugar or jaggery. Now off to the recipe...

Tamarind Sweet Chutney Recipe(No Dates) | Imli Ki Meethi Chutney | Tamarind Chaat Chutney Recipe

Tamarind Chaat Chutney
Tamarind Sweet chutney/ Imli ki meethi chutney. I have already shared Tamarind sweet chutney with dates and this recipe is without dates. I got this recipe from my neighbor Aunt from whom i learned and shared some Punjabi Recipes, Sabzi and Kachori.

Recently, I started going for walk with her and while walking we usually talk about recipes from different cuisines especially Indian cooking. She likes to try south Indian recipes and ask me for Dosa Batter, Sambar, Lemon Rice, Tamarind Rice recipes and I ask for her special Punjabi recipes. And this week, I got 3 recipes and I am going to try those recipes in coming week, so keep watching for yummy and healthy Punjabi traditional recipes.

Sep 26, 2016

Hotel Style Vegetable Kurma Recipe | Hotel Chapathi Kurma Recipe | Vegetable Kurma(Hotel Style) Recipe

Hotel style Vegetable Kurma
Hotel Style Vegetable Kurma or Chapathi Kurma recipe with step by step pictures. Today's recipe is a popular south Indian vegetable curry using coconut and cashew. This kind of kurma is served with Chapathi in Hotels, very flavorful and delicious kurma. Here, in US, most of the Indian restaurants don't serve this kind of kurma for rotis but in one of the local restaurant near to my house, they had Chapathi Kurma in their menu, they served chapathi & vegetable Kurma exactly the same way how they serve in Vegetarian Hotels in Tamil Nadu for Chapathi. The kurma was so flavorful, spicy and brought the memories of my home town Lakshmi hotel.

Sep 23, 2016

Tindora Nutrela Sabzi | Tindora Soya Chunks Sabzi | Nutrela Sabzi with Tindora

Tindora Soya Sabzi
Today's recipe is a very healthy and filling sabzi using tindora and nutrela(soya chunks). I got this recipe from my neighbor Aunt and slightly tweaked to my taste. Aunty makes such a healthy and interesting sabzi with unique combo of veggies. I loved this Nutrela and Tindora combo, this sabzi is full of protein, fiber and very filling side that pairs well with Phulka. One or two phulka is more than enough for a meal along with 1/2 cup of this sabzi. I did not use tomato in this recipe and instead used curd/yogurt. If you want to make it Vegan, you can use 1/4 cup of finely chopped tomato or even skip tomato and curd and make it plain sabzi like Aunt's recipe.

Sep 22, 2016

Lauki Raita Recipe | Bottle Gourd Raita Recipe

Lauki Raita Recipe
Lauki(Bottle gourd) Raita is a simple, refreshing and diet friendly recipe. Bottle gourd/Lauki is rich in fiber low in calories and the regular consumption of bottle gourd helps you to shed pounds. This raita is also taken during vrat/fasting days, especially during somvar vrat & Navarathri Vrat. During my Somvar Vrat/fast, I make this raita to have it with my Sabudana Khichdi. Lauki Raita & Sabudana Khichdi makes a great healthy and filling meal.

Sep 20, 2016

Plain Paratha Recipe | How To Make Plain Paratha | Plain Paratha With Step By Step Photos | Plain Parante Recipe

Plain Paratha Recipe
Today's recipe is a Basic/How To's recipe, How To Make Plain Paratha. Plain Paratha is nothing but a Indian flat bread made with loads of ghee or butter for layering. I am planning to post this Basic Recipe for way long time and finally made it today. I make this Plain Paratha for kids breakfast and lunch box along with some sabzi. Paratha/Parante are so flavorful and tasty by itself and a simple raita or pickle or whipped butter is more than enough.

Sep 19, 2016

Kathrikkai Mochai(Avarai) Kottai Kuzhambu | Kathrikkai Mochai Kara Kuzhambu | Brinjal Field Beans(Dry Beans) Curry Recipe

Kathirkkai Mochai Kuzhambu
Today's recipe is a popular south Indian Kuzhambu  using Mochai or Avarai kottai, it is called as Val Beans or Field Beans or Dry Lima Beans in English. Kathrikkai Mochai Kara Kuzhambu is similar to Puli Kuzhambu nothing but a tamarind based curry with coconut. We use Kuzhambu Milagai thool for this kuzhambu. The real flavor and taste is achieved only by using kuzhambu milagai thool and tempering with Nalla Ennai(Sesame Oil). This is my Mom's recipe and she always uses Poppy seeds along with coconut to make coconut paste which gives unique flavor and texture to the kuzhambu. But adding poppy seeds is optional but I used in this kuzhambu. Now off to the recipe..

Sep 15, 2016

Banana Blueberry Cake | Banana Blueberry Mini Bundt Cake Recipe | Eggless Banana Blueberry Cake Recipe

Banana Blueberry Cake
One of the best way to use over ripe bananas is to use it in baking a cake or muffin or Banana bread. No one at My home wanted to eat the ripe banana as such. So, i always use it some make Banana Muffins or Oats Appam. This time I also had some fresh blueberries so I remembered about the banana blueberry cake recipe video which i watched Long back on Tip Hero site and using that as base recipe I skipped eggs and altered other ingredients and tried this Eggless Banana Blueberry Bundt cake.

Sep 12, 2016

Bhindi Masala Recipe | Bhindi Dry Sabzi | Bhindi Capsicum Masala

Bhindi Masala Recipe
We mostly prefer rotis/Phulka for dinner and making a variety side dish everyday is a big task for me. We love sabzi or dry curry kind of side dish for Phulka along with mild dal or plain yogurt. Last week, made this simple and easy to make sabzi using Bhindi/Okra with Capsicum. Bhindi/Okra paired well with capsicum and the sabzi turned out so good, adding capsicum is optional but sure it gives lot of flavor and taste to the masala.

Sep 7, 2016

Vada Pav Recipe | Vada Pav With Spicy Dry Garlic Chutney Recipe | Vada Pav(Mumbai Street Food Recipe)

Vada Pav Recipe
Vada Pav is a popular street food of Mumbai, nothing but a soft Pav buns served with Batata Vada, green chutney and spicy dry garlic chutney. When I made this last year I tried with Homemade Pav Buns and Chaat Garlic Chutney, that time I was so tired and stressed because I baked Pav Buns and with the fresh pav made Masala Pav and Vada Pav(with Batata Vada) all on same day. It was really a tiring day and now I am wondering how I made everything single handedly on one day?! I didn't even concentrate on presentation and for name sake clicked few pictures, when compared to this new Vada Pav pictures, the pictures I took on that was too simple. Fortunately or Unfortunately, due to my laptop crash all my food pictures got deleted. So, now I am preparing all those recipes again with new and fresh pictures.