Golgappas or pani puri

Golgappa or gupchups or pani puri or phhuchkas, called by many other names, is an epitome of Indian roadside snack. It is found in almost every part of India with a little alteration. The thin,crispy hollow balls with savoury tangy filling will make you drool. Now a days, with so many fusions coming around, you…

Bhindi Bharwa / Stuffed Okra

This is my mom’s recipe and everyone in the family loves.Whenever we have guests,this recipe is sure to be served and they too love.Even if you are a hard core non-vegetarian,you cannot resist munching these super tasty,tangy bhindis/okras.The best part is the way my mom prepares as you won’t find this style of preparing stuffed…

Sabudana Upma / Sago Savoury Pudding

Sabudana Upma or poha or khichdi is an Indian dish usually prepared when we observe “Fast” on religious days.Its a simple,savoury,tangy and light meal.The main ingredients include potatoes,sabudana/sago and cumin seeds. Sabudana or sago or tapioca can be found all across the world.Sago is nearly pure carbohydrate and has very little protein, vitamins, or minerals….

Tandoori Ajwain Prawns/Tandoori Carom Shrimps

As its summer,the best time to have barbecues at home.And what can be the best other than the delicious tandoori ajwain prawns.To add a  goodness of health and taste,I have added ajwain or carom seeds in my barbecue book today. Though we all are aware,still sharing few of the multi-benefits of ajwain or carom seeds…

Rocket chicken fritters

Today,I have gone out of the box and cooked something new which I am not sure you would have heard earlier.We all have heard or had rocket leaves sometime in our dishes,mostly salads,sandwiches,stews,pizzas and pastas.As we know,Rocket leaves has many health benefits.It  decreases the risk of obesity,diabetes,heart disease and overall mortality while promoting a healthy complexion,…

Sattu satrangi – Roasted gram flour savoury juice

Sattu is toasted gram flour used extensively in many parts of India.It is a nutritious indigenous drink and has cooling effect on the body as well. It is widely used in many sweet and savoury dishes. Sattu is also known as “Desi Horlicks” in the state of Bihar. Being from Bihar,I have been drinking this…

Vermicelli Upma

Upma is a super healthy and tasty Indian breakfast and evening snack. There are many ways Upma is prepared; indeed, every upma cook usually will incorporate variations in flavour when making Upma. This variation is obtained by varying or emphasising particular spices.It  is cooked as a thick porridge from dry roasted semolina.When prepared with vermicelli it…

Poha (Flattened Rice Snack)

Flattened rice (also called beaten rice) is a de husked rice which is flattened into flat light dry flakes. These flakes of rice swell when added to liquid, whether hot or cold, as they absorb water, milk or any other liquids. The thickness of these flakes vary between almost translucently thin (the more expensive varieties)…

Spinach Ricotta Chicken Bombs

Ricotta is a soft Italian curd cheese made from whey, which is drained and then lightly ‘cooked’. It is light and creamy with a slightly grainy texture and delicate flavour. The best quality ,it’s quite low in fat.So,lets get started with the recipe. This recipe will make 4 servings. Preparation time:20 min Cooking Time:20 min…

Creamy Stuffed Chicken with Pepper-Cilantro Sauce

Creamy stuffed chicken with cilantro – pepper sauce Chicken breast – 500gms or 2 boneless chicken breasts Crushed black peppercorns- 1/2 teaspoon Cilantro-1/2 cup Lemon zest Mixed Herbs (sage,Thyme,oregano,basil,rosemary) Salt ( to taste) Cream Cheese or any cheese-200gm olive oil – 1/2 teaspoon