Sabudana Vada…Tapioca Fritters

During Navratri, markets are flooded with Navratri fast materials, puja products and other  items, which are used by devotees during these nine nights.   A bowl of fresh fruits, curd, milk could be consumed. Vegetables like bottle gourd, potato, pumpkin, colocasia, yam, sweet potato, cucumber, raw plantain, tomato, carrot, raw papaya and spinach are vegetables commonly consumed during Navratri.  Processed…

Appe Muffins;…Savoury Muffins

Appe are made of grain and lentil mixed fermented batter. These are fried and steamed cake similar to Idlis. Idlis are totally steamed but appe are cooked with oil. These are spicy and cooked in typical pan named Appe Pan/Appam Patra/Paniaram, containing deep round moulds similar to muffin pans. They are cooked in gas stove….

Idli Art…Crayon Art with vegetables…

The most common crayon drawing every child used to do in our times was a scenery having a palm tree, a hut, bushes having wild flowers, a sun and flying birds. Sometimes a river with a boat and mountains at the back was also added. I was suffering from fever for a week so was…

Mochar Cutlet.. Banana flower Cutlets…

In my earlier posts I have discussed about the exotic dishes  prepared with Banana flower, the pith, stem   of banana plant  Lip smacking dishes are prepared out of each part of this plant.   Mocha Ghonto, Mochar Dhoka, Mocha Paturi  is common  preparation out of Banana flower. Today I have come up with another lipsmacking dish…

Wheat flour eggless banana muffin…no butter….

Another addition in my baking series. For knowing the basic technique of baking please read my post on Joy of Baking. These are eggless, no butter, wheat flour banana muffins. Wheat flour- 2 cups Ripe banana – 2 (overripe will be better)mashed Baking powder- 1.5 tspn Baking soda- ½ tspn Brown sugar- 1.5 cup Butter…

Taal Shash Payesh……Ice Apple Pudding

Its peak summer in India and Ice apples are overflowing the fruit market. Its water content and the natural sweetness is extremely refreshing in this scorching heat.  However, this fruit grows in limited parts in India. Eastern, Southern and part of south west Region. Delhi NCR does not get this fruit. Moreover people are not…

Chatori Chaat in Alu Katori…..Tangy Chaat in Crispy Potato Basket

This is all time favourite snack. Make the potato Katoris or the basket as you wish to name. Fill it with chaat of your choice. Munch it with the crispy potatoes … I luv it… I have given both the options of deep fried and baked potato katoris. Ingredients for Katoris/Basket: Shredded/Grated potato- 2 cups…

Cucumber and Spinach Pancake with Greek Salad!!! So crunchy….

Thanks to Chef Ajay Chopra who taught this recipe in Food Food channel on TV. I watched it on Friday night and found it very interesting.  I had all the ingredients available so did not think twice to cook it in my week end breakfast. Use of rice flour instead of normal flour has made…