Pumpkin Soup

It’s the season of Pumpkins and what better way to make use of this nutritious vegetable than in a soup. This delicious vegan pumpkin soup is yummy, filling, and requires no vegetable stock, no fancy ingredients but just simple ingredients like onion, ginger, garlic, powdered red chili, salt, and black pepper along with the star…

Black Chana Chaat

Black chana/ chickpeas chaat is a spicy, tangy, healthy dish made with  black chickpeas, onion, tomatoes and flavored with spices. This yummy chaat makes for a great evening snack or it can be eaten as is for lunch as a salad. It’s oil-free, vegan, packed with protein and super super tasty. There are 2 methods…

Squid Pepper Fry

Squid/ Calamari pepper fry is a simple yet delicious appetizer that can be prepared in just about 30 minutes. Squid, freshly ground spices and ghee come together to make this dish lip smacking and spicy. However, if you cannot freshly grind spices, you can always use the already powdered ones which gives almost the same…

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…

Shrimp Ghee Roast

Are you a seafood lover like me? If you are, then I recommend that you try this recipe. Shrimp ghee roast is a personal favourite and it just tastes heavenly. I mean I could just keep eating this and not realise how much I have eaten! 😛 Shrimps or Prawns take less time to cook, and hence this delicious appetizer can be done in less than 30 minutes. Also it requires only basic ingredients that we all usually have in our kitchen. Continue reading if you want to know step by step procedure of preparing this yummy appetizer.

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

Dill/ Sabsige Soppu is one of the commonly used green leafy vegetables in India. Dill is extensively made use of in stews, curries, and salads. Masala vada made using dill is a speciality in south India. It is a popular appetizer/snack that is generally made during festivals in south Indian households. Even on regular days,…