Onion Pakoda/Pakora – Step by Step

'Karukk morukk' is how we Tamilians describe the sound that you will hear when you bite into these crispy, crunchy, deep fried and flavourful morsels of onion pakoda coated in warm spices and gram flour! There's a reason why rain and onion pakoda (also bajji) are a match made in heaven. Biting into a pakoda … Continue reading Onion Pakoda/Pakora – Step by Step


Mixed Vegetable Cutlet – Step by Step Recipe

Two very popular snacks - the quintessential cutlet, and the samosa, are staples in Indian cuisine. A hot cup of tea, or 'chai' as we call it, accompanied by one of these flavourful, deep fried ┬ádelights, is the way we tackle our evening hunger pangs ­čśÇ Especially in the rainy season, when all you crave … Continue reading Mixed Vegetable Cutlet – Step by Step Recipe

Khara Biscuit (Iyengar bakery style): Step by Step

Khara biscuit (khara translates to spicy/hot in Kannada) is an extremely well-known savoury style bakery item enjoyed by people of all ages. They're flavoured with a delicious paste of of fresh coriander, green chillies and ginger - giving them their characteristic pastel green colour. I remember those times as a child when we enjoyed the … Continue reading Khara Biscuit (Iyengar bakery style): Step by Step

Basic Vegetable Bajji: Step by Step

Bajji, a type of vegetable fritter made from gram flour, is a famous street-style food enjoyed all across India, particularly during the monsoons.┬áIn most homes, just cloudy weather and/or rain, or even just a Sunday is enough reason for bajji to be made ­čśÇ There are several vegetables from which this fritter can be made, … Continue reading Basic Vegetable Bajji: Step by Step

Jaggery-Crusted Walnuts & Almonds (Candied)

I love food. I love to cook and am always trying out new recipes. I'm constantly hungry and munching on things. But I've also learnt the hard way that I need to watch over my health and fitness. As a ┬áresult, I'm always looking for healthier, non-junk stuff to snack on. While snacking on nuts, … Continue reading Jaggery-Crusted Walnuts & Almonds (Candied)

Fried Banana Peppers Stuffed with Cheese- Cheese Stuffed Chilli Bajji- Step by Step

Hello ­čÖé It has been pouring nonstop the last few days here in Bangalore, and I could not stop thinking of snacking over some hot bajjis (bajji:┬áfritters made from any vegetable, coated with a gram flour based batter), of which┬ánothing would beat Chilli (Molaga) bajji, the 'king' of all bajjis. A cult favourite, this bajji … Continue reading Fried Banana Peppers Stuffed with Cheese- Cheese Stuffed Chilli Bajji- Step by Step

Chocolate Covered Dates Stuffed with Whole Almonds

Dates are one of the best naturally sweet foods that you can eat. Eating 1-2 dates each day can help give you instant energy and make a good addition to a balanced diet. Dates offer a plethora of nutritional benefits: they act as laxative and help in relieving constipation and regulating intestinal function. The significant … Continue reading Chocolate Covered Dates Stuffed with Whole Almonds

Paneer-Mint Chutney Sandwich

That I am a paneer lover is no secret. Also, this is such a yummy sandwich! Actually this wasn't even meant to be blogged. One fine morning, I just threw together a couple of available ingredients I had in the kitchen (of course I always have paneer in the fridge!) to make a decent filling … Continue reading Paneer-Mint Chutney Sandwich

Paneer Bhurji Sandwich

We had this for breakfast today. If you love paneer, you will absolutely love this sandwich. It is flavourful, cheesy from the hot, melting Paneer - and crispy on the outside. Filling, nutritious and totally delicious ! Ingredients: Fresh Paneer - 200gm, crumbled by hand Bell peppers - 1/2 each of one red, yellow and … Continue reading Paneer Bhurji Sandwich

Sweet corn Mayo Sandwich

This sandwich is very easily put together and makes a scrumptious meal by itself or with some salad on the side. I had this for breakfast with a side of ketchup and found it to be quite filling . In fact, since I used some homemade, medium-spicy Tomato Chutney ┬áin the sandwich, the filling was … Continue reading Sweet corn Mayo Sandwich