Who says that vrat ka khana (Fasting food) is either boring or laden with Oil. “Kuttu ka dosa” or “Falahari Dosa” or “Vrat ka dosa” is a great option for those who want to avoid eating Kuttu in fried pooris (puffed indian bread) or pakoris.
When it comes to indian food, Poori aka Puri (puffed indian bread) is something that anyone can relate to and is as common as fish and chips in UK. If for once you can forget counting your calories, then this is one thing which is easy to make, absolutely fulfilling and heart contenting. I have earlier shared Bedmi Puri, and Spinach Puri, now sharing another simple variant of Puri. This Aalo Puri (आलू पूरी) is made with stuffing of Aalo (Potato) and hence the name Aalo Ke Poori. I must add that this is full of Carbs, hence surely not something to eat on daily basis, but a perfect dish (which goes on its own) for weekend brunch or those long train journeys in India. Keep reading for the step by step pictorial recipe of Aalo Ke Puri. As they say best memories are made with food, next time you have a guest for brunch try this recipe 🙂
I am a huge fan of stuffed mushrooms. I don’t remember when did I first had this, but I find this as one of dish which acts great starter or even a meal. As the name itself suggests, the main ingredient here is edible mushrooms. These mushrooms are then stuffed with filling (something that you like, and works as good combination with mushrooms), and subsequently baked. These mushrooms are ideally best served hot, but if you fancy eating at room temperature or cold, enjoy the flavour. In this step by step Stuffed Mushroom recipe of mine, I have used Chickpea as filling and is perfect for vegetarians. This is my fusion of India meeting East. This recipe comes very handy when you want to try out something offbeat unlike Samosa, Aalo Tikki Chaat, or bread rolls.
Bedmi Puri once known only in Agra, Mathura and Aligarh area of India is now much more popular and can be found in larger northern part of India. Bedmi Puri, is a popular Indian street food, which is wheat flour based bread stuffed with spiced lentils and served normally with a spicy potato curry (Aalo ke raseele sabzi).
Bedmi Puri also popularly known as bedmi aloo, bedmi kachori, urad dal kachori, bedami or bedmi puri aloo sabzi.
Palak paneer paratha recipe – Spinach flavoured paratha is stuffed with spiced paneer mixture, and spinach, which form a wonderful combination, not only in terms of taste but also in protein that it serves. These are best served with yogurt or pickle, or well, you can have it own its own 🙂 If you are paratha fan, you may also like to try Broccoli Paratha or Mooli Paratha.
Most of us relate Sabudana (Sago) to fasting (vrat or upwaas in hindi) food. Of course it is largely enjoyed by many who observe fast, but it also acts as a great evening snack (visualise enjoying it in rainy season with hot cup of tea), and surely kids love it too (tip: try giving this as packed lunch for kids). Here is the recipe for Sabudana Vada (साबूदाना वड़ा) with step by step photos. You may also try Sabudana Kheer and Sabudana Khichdi if you like Sabudana (or observing fast)