Archana Doshi

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Papdi Recipe

Friday, 07 December 2007 14:18

Papdi are little crisp round shaped spiced Indian crackers made from wheat flour are baked in the oven to add to the extra nutrition. The little crispies are use in chaats like Mumbai Style Bhelpuri, Sev Papdi Chaat, and many more. Serve the Papdis as it is along with a cup of chai or even make it into ...

Cauliflower and Vegetable Curry (With Almonds and Spices)

Wednesday, 05 December 2007 15:28

The Cauliflower and Vegetable Curry is a simple and delectable combination of steamed vegetables in an almond gravy, with the mild spices and low-fat milk cream. The addition of homemade garam masala along with the almonds brings out delicious taste and texture to the curry. You can serve the  Cauliflower ...

Tawa Paratha Recipe (Plain Paratha)

Wednesday, 05 December 2007 15:24

Plain Parathas also known as Tawa Paratha are crisper and flakier version of phulka's and are traditionally cooked in ghee on an iron skillet. Being relatively quick to make; the Parathas are a good substitute for Naans or Tandoori Rotis. The Parathas can be made circular, triangular or square in shape ...

Cabbage Paneer Parathas Recipe

Monday, 03 December 2007 21:12

Cabbage Paneer Paratha Recipe is made from whole wheat flour dough stuffed with finely chopped cabbage and freshly made paneer, spiced up with green chillies, coriander leaves and cumin powder, makes this paneer paratha healthy and delicious. The Paneer Paratha can make a meal in itself and served with ...

Vegetable Bajji Recipe (Pakora/Fritters)

Monday, 03 December 2007 16:11

Bajji or Pakoras are fried gram flour vegetable fritter where the raw vegetables dipped in a spiced gram flour batter and deep fried until golden brown. They are an all time favorite snack through all regions of India especially during the monsoons/rainy season. The bajji can be made with any vegetable. ...

Oatmeal Dosa Recipe (Savoury Oatmeal Breakfast Crepes)

Monday, 03 December 2007 15:48

The Oatmeal Dosa recipe is a super simple and a quick preparation of a savoury crepe. The quick cooking oats are combined along with whole wheat flour and spiced with green chillies and ginger and flavoured with a bountiful of coriander leave. The result is an absolutely delicious packed with flavour ...

Smoked Dal Makhani Dhaba Style Recipe

Saturday, 01 December 2007 22:48

The Dal Makhani Recipe is a deliciously flavoured lentil curry that is also popularly known as the Punjabi ‘dhaba’ dal. This dal makhani is made with black whole urad dal and rajma, flavoured with subtle Indian spices and simmered with cream and butter. It is said that the longer the dal ...

Baked Aloo Tikki Recipe (Spicy Potato Patties or Cutlets)

Friday, 30 November 2007 23:27

The Aloo Tikkis also known as cutlets or patties are made from boiled potatoes, combined with green peas and spiced up with green chillies and flavored with coriander. The aloo tikki's are typically pan fried with oil or even deep fried in some places. But in this recipe, I am going to show to how ...

Published in Indian Street Food

Chole Aloo Tikki Chaat Recipe (An Indian Street Food Snack)

Friday, 30 November 2007 23:19

The Chole Aloo Tikki Chaat is a simple recipe of the popular street food of india. The Aloo Tikkis in this recipe have been baked to make them healthy and clean. The addition of sweet potatoes in the tikki has made them more nutritious too. The aromatic taste emanating from the chola, the chutneys and ...

Published in Indian Street Food

Phulka Recipe (Roti/Chapati) - Puffed Indian Bread

Friday, 30 November 2007 06:07

Phulkas also known as Roti or Chapati in some regions are a whole wheat soft and thin puffed flat bread. The phulka is a daily bread for many regional Indian cuisines. It is not only rich in the nutrients and fibres that whole wheat brings along with it, but also low in fat and very light on the stomach. Traditionally ...

Mooli Raita Recipe (Spiced Yogurt Salad with Radish)

Thursday, 29 November 2007 22:30

The Radish or (Mooli) Raita is a high mineral and energy dish that can be is eaten in its raw form. Radish has found its way into many cuisines around the world in terms or salad, coulis, pickles, sambar, stew, chutney or even raita's. The Mooli Raita is a refreshing change to the regular raita's, that ...

Published in Indian Raita Recipes

Vegetable Rava Upma Recipe (Savory Semolina Breakfast Pudding)

Thursday, 29 November 2007 22:10

Vegetable Rava Upma is a traditional south Indian breakfast dish that is made from semolina and cooked along with vegetables and seasonings.This combination is popularly called as Chow Chow Bhath in Karnataka. At home we love to serve it along with a hot cup of freshly brewed filter coffee to make ...

Carrot Poriyal Recipe (Steamed Carrot Stir Fry)

Thursday, 29 November 2007 21:04

The Carrot Poriyal Recipe is a simple, quick stir fry that is packed with the nutrition and taste. This vegetable is a very traditional way of how South Indian's prepare the carrot vegetable to be served as a side dish. A dry vegetable among the South Indian Brahmin community is called a curry. It is ...

Bhel Puri Recipe - An Indian Street Food & Tea Time Snack

Wednesday, 28 November 2007 22:17

Mumbai Style Bhelpuri recipe is a simple and fast snack made from puffed rice combined with a variety of raw salad ingredients. Bhel Puri is most often made with just basic ingredients like tomatoes, potatoes, cucumber, onions, some chutneys, sev and papdi. The Puffed Rice also called as mumra or moodi ...

Published in Indian Street Food

Dabeli Recipe (Pav Buns with Spicy Mashed Potatoes, Pomegranates & Sev)

Tuesday, 27 November 2007 23:26

Dabeli is India’s answer to the western burger that is popularly sold on the highways of Gujarat. The buns are spiked with a sweet and spicy potato mixture topped with onion, pomegranate, and fresh Lehsun Chutney and Sev. The best Dabeli I have eaten is at Karnavati Dabeli in Ahmedabad which is one ...

Published in Indian Street Food

Vada Pav Recipe (A Delicious Indian Street Food)

Tuesday, 27 November 2007 22:49

Vada Pav is a famous street food in Gujarat and Maharashtra. Walk through the streets of Mumbai and you will find Vada Pavs in every nook and corner of the city. You will also find people from all over India relishing this lip smacking delicacy when they visit Mumbai. The lip-smacking vegetarian Vada ...

Published in Indian Street Food

Kerala Avial Recipe (Mixed Vegetables in Coconut)

Tuesday, 27 November 2007 16:08

The Avial Recipe is a traditional dish of the Kerala Cuisine that is made with a combination of root vegetables along with ash gourd and coconut. The flavors of the Avial comes from the use of coconut oil and curry leaves that make an important addition to this dish. The recipe is ...

Chola/ Chana Masala Recipe (North Indian Spiced Chickpea Curry)

Tuesday, 27 November 2007 15:05

The Punjabi Chana Masala recipe is a famous North Indian dish that is served along with Batura’s or Puris. The Chola or Chickpeas are simmered in spiced ginger and tomato gravy. The combination of black salt, garam masala, and dry mango powder enhance the taste of the Chola masala. The Chola Masala ...

Aloo Poha (Batata Poha) Recipe (Savory Flattened Rice & Potato Breakfast)

Thursday, 22 November 2007 22:48

Aloo Poha also known as the Batata Poha brings with it delicious tastes and textures of sweetness, sourness, softness and crunchiness. It is made tangy and spicy from green chillies and lemon juice along with boiled potatoes that further enhances the texture. When serving the Aloo Poha, sprinkle Chevdo ...

Beetroot Poriyal Recipe (Stir Fried Beetroot)

Thursday, 22 November 2007 16:04

The Beetroot Poriyal Recipe also known as Beetroot Curry is a delicious and healthy preparation of the beetroot vegetable. In this recipe, the beetroot is steamed and seasoned with mustard leaves, curry leaves, asafoetida and coconut. Sometimes we add finely chopped onions as well to give it an added ...

Date and Tamarind Chutney Recipe | Khajur Imli Chutney

Wednesday, 21 November 2007 16:20

Khajur Imli Ki Chutney or the Date Tamarind Chutney is a sweet and sour tangy chutney made from dates tamarind and jaggery. The Khajur Imli Ki Chutney recipe is an essential component in Chaats like Pani Puri, Bhel Puri, Samosa and more. Spreading this chutney over chaats is an absolute must to ...

Published in Indian Chutney Recipes

Lahsun ki Chutney | A Spicy Garlic Chutney

Wednesday, 21 November 2007 15:48

Garlic Chutney also known as Lahsun Ki Chutney is popularly used in Chaats, like Vada Pav, Chillas etc. Lahsun Ki Chutney recipe is also a staple among the villages of Rajasthan and Gujarat where they have it along with bajra ka rotla. The pungent aroma along with the lemon and chillies brings out ...

Published in Indian Chutney Recipes

Dhaniya Pudina Chutney Recipe (Green Chutney)

Wednesday, 21 November 2007 15:29

Dhaniya Pudina Chutney also known as the Green/Hari Chutney. This chutney is made from fresh coriander and mint leaves along with green chillies, ginger and lemon and a dash of sugar that gives this chutney a unique flavor. This Dhaniya Pudina Chutney recipe is a favorite Indian accompaniment for Samosas, Dhoklas, Vada ...

Published in Indian Chutney Recipes

Gajar Ka Halwa Recipe (Quick & Easy Indian Carrot Pudding)

Wednesday, 21 November 2007 14:57

Gajar Ka Halwa is a Quick & Easy Indian Carrot Pudding, a traditional North Indian sweet dish which can be enjoyed either hot or cold. Made with simple ingredients, especially the red variety of carrots popular in North India, this Carrot Pudding is typically enjoyed during winters. However, it can ...

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