Dahi Vada (दही बड़ा) is a popular Indian snack which is made by soaking vada (fried lentil balls) in yogurt, and topped with chutney and spices like chilli powder and roasted cumin powder. Dahi vada and Holi (festival of colors) has a strong bond in my life. Every Holi my mother used to make Dahi vada to be served for guests who used to come to play Holi at our place. As a kid, it used to give a new dimension to Holi for me. Not sure if I used to wait for Holi more or dahi vada, but I used to thoroughly enjoy the eating dahi vada whilst our faces were smeared with colors. Making dahi vada on holi has been a tradition in my family and what a pleasant surprise the same is the tradition at my in-laws place.
Chickpea chat or Chana chaat is a popular street food, especially in northern part of India. You can make this with white chickpeas or fresh green chickpeas, or black chickpeas. I am using these black chickpeas only for one reason that I like it 🙂
Soak chana overnight, and then you can get this protein rich snack ready in minutes. I still remember my childhood days when my mom used to give overnight soaked chickpeas to me and my brother in morning, thanks to its protein content.
How many times you have got papad / poppadam as condiment in a restaurant? A few times, I think the answer would be if you have visited an authentic Indian restaurant. But have you tried masala papad? Masala papad or poppadom is crispy papad fried in oil, topped with onion, tomatoes, coriander leaves, chillies and spices primarily.
If you are the one who have sweet tooth and still love raita, you got to try this pineapple raita recipe. As the name suggests this raita has got pineapple and that too in abundance, so that every spoon of raita that you take in mouth leaves the refreshing taste of pineapple in mouth. Continue reading “Pineapple Raita – Ananas Raita”
I had recently shared recipe for Boondi Raita, and when you talk of Raita, list can never complete till Vegetable raita is talked about. Vegetable raita or mixed vegetable raita is cool, refreshing, however this does not have any steps with regards to cooking. A great accompaniment for the meal, or just eat on its own. Vegetable raita is full of goodness with vegetables and yogurt. I can just eat a bowl on this colourful raita anytime.
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”