Pav Bhaji (पाव भाजी) is a spicy curry of mixed vegetables (bhaji) cooked in a special blend of spices and served with soft buttered pav (white rolls slightly toasted with butter). It is any Indian food lover’s dream to have it hot with a piece of buttery shallow fried bun and some chopped onions.
If you love sea food, chances are high that you will love prawns too. Prawns have a distinct taste and fabulous source of protein. Though I am a vegetarian, I love seeing my partner enjoy his food, and he loves his non-veg. This makes me give all sort of suggestion to my partner to try out various non-vegetarian recipes. It seems his Prawn capsicum recipe was hit between his friends and hence I suggested this time that he tries out prawn skewers. This recipe does not require oven, but if you wish you can use oven (check recipe notes at the bottom of this recipe).
Indo-Chinese food holds its own unique place in the dictionary of food lovers. It is really interesting how Indian chefs has amalgamated taste from China and provided this fusion. When we talk of Indo-Chinese cuisine, Chilli Paneer and Chilli Chicken tops the charts for vegetarians and non-vegetarians respectively. Inspired by these there are other variants like Chilli Potatoes, Chilli Colliflower, Chilli Mushrooms etc. I will be focusing here in this recipe more on Chilli mushrooms.
Indian cooking is incomplete with out Puri. Who can say no to super puffed and spiced Puri, topped with fenugreek (Methi) leaves. Methi / Fenugreek Puri (मेथी पूरी) is a deep fried crispy Indian bread, and is made from plain wheat flour and fenugreek. You can make these methi puries and they can last a couple of day, and eat as snack with tea or as mains with other curries.
Khasta means Crispy, Matar means Peas and Kachori (also pronounced and written as Kachodi) means pastry with filling. Khasta matar Kachori is crispy green pea stuffed pastry. The crisp and flaky outer shell formed by deep frying gives this a unique flavour. Filling can be made from many things, normally it is lentil, or onion but I have used green peas masala, hence the name. With each bite, you discover layers of crispness on the surface and then soft mushy masala peas in the core.
An absolutely common breakfast / snack in northern part of India is this Besan ka Cheela / Chilla (बेसन का चीला). This is traditional Gram flour (Besan) based pancake recipe which is also popularly known as Vegetarian Omelette owing to its colour and texture and similarity to Omelette. It has lot similarity to Dosa of southern India. During those busy morning hours, this comes pretty handy as a quick breakfast recipe, or when you bored of routine cereals try out this simple recipe, absolutely filling and ready really quickly. Continue reading “Besan Cheela | Veg Omelette Recipe”