Heerekayi Bajji

Heerekayi bajji/ Ridge Gourd Fritters is essentially ridge gourd dipped in a spicy gram flour batter and deep fried in oil. It’s a famous and common evening snack in South India, especially in Karnataka. The best thing about this tasty snack is that it can be prepared in less than 20 minutes. This Bajji is…

Veggie Cutlet – A Perfect Evening Snack

Veggie cutlet is a spicy, tangy, delicious evening snack eaten with tomato ketchup or mint chutney as a dip. In India, this simple, easy to make snack is usually had with evening tea. To make cutlets you can use variety of vegetables with potato as the base. Cutlets can either be deep fried, shallow fried…

Green Gram Usli

Green gram usli or hesaru kaalu usli is a healthy side dish that is commonly prepared during festivals in south india. Mung beans are one of the most nutritious legumes. Mung/ Green gram is protein & fiber rich and usli is one great way of consuming it. It’s tasty, filling and easy-to-make so it can…

Poha

Poha or Avalakki chitranna (as it popularly called in Karnataka) is a quick, healthy and tasty Indian breakfast. The beauty of avalakki/ flattened rice is that it can be consumed with very little to no cooking and hence that makes almost any recipe containing it a quick one. This Karnataka style poha is spicy &…

Masala Puri

Masala Puri chaat is a spicy, tangy and lip-smacking Indian street food that most Indians love. We are used to eating it outside usually, but wouldn’t it be great to prepare it yourself at home? Especially when you have relatives! Here’s an easy step by step procedure for making masala puri chaat! DIRECTIONS: Step 1:…

Dill Masala Vada

Sabsige Soppu is one of the popular green leafy vegetables in India. A crispy channa dal/Lentil vada is made using the Sabsige soppu/Dill in South India, particularly during festivals. However, it can be eaten as an evening snack on regular days too or as a side dish with lunch, dinner and sometimes with breakfast too….