Banarasi Eggplant Fitters

indian-vegetable-pakora

Banarasi Eggplant Fitters Chauritha wali Baigan & aloo ka pakora Today I share my secret fritters recipe which is prepared using a very special batter called “Chauritha” in Hindi in Varanasi. Banarasi Eggplant Fitters recipe was very popular and my late grandmother was very passionate about perfection on the batter. I remember my grandmother giving instructions to my mother on …

Colocasia leaves fritters-(Arbi patta pakora)

Colocasia leaves fritters-(Arbi patta pakora) Monsoons are always welcome change from scorching hot North India summers and the season brings amazing greenery, tea time and off course hot pakodas. Colocasia fritters or arbi patta pakora recipe is a seasonal fritters prepared during monsoon time i.e. July and August period as the main ingredient is colocasia leaves which grows during this …

Banarasi Matar ki Ghugni

Banarasi Matar ki Ghugni Come winters and you find a plenty of fresh matar (green peas) in the market. Green peas tossed with cumin seeds, loads of garlic and green chillies is simple yet very popular snack in North India and Varanasi. I like the generous use of garlic cloves in the green peas veggie which is truly banarasi style. …

Cheese & balsamic potato bites

Cheese & balsamic potato bites Every day, we are looking around, searching net, and speaking to friends and relatives to check out new snack recipe ideas for ourselves as we being human are insatiable living creatures. Cheese and balsamic potato bites recipe evolved because of this very natural human behavior. Cheese & Balsamic potato bites is a recipe which can …

Oats and honey bread french toast

french-toast

Oats and honey bread french toast I have very special memories associated with French toast recipe.  My dad who is now 70 years old and is suffering from Parkinson’s disease is the person who taught my mother this amazing egg recipe.   I don’t exactly remember as to how and when French toast was introduced in our family, but it …

Vermicelli Upma

vermicelli-upma

South Indian style Vermicelli (seviyan) upma recipe Vermicelli Upma is loved by my kids as its texture and shape is very close to noodles. Vermicelli Upma is a very quick one and healthy too. To make it interesting, I have added flat green chili or capsicum, carrots and cashew nuts to the Vermicelli Upma recipe. I have used Olive oil …

Mumbai Batata Vada

Mumbai-Batata-Vada

Mumbai Batata Vada – Mashed potatoes, green chilies, and garlic Fritters I never miss an opportunity to grab on to hot crispy Batata(Potato) Vada or Mumbai Batata Vada whenever I am in Mumbai. For me, nothing can replace this amazing street food with Pav and cutting tea in Mumbai “MUMBAI BATATA VADA IS SIMPLY SUPERB”. The main ingredients, which add …

Broccoli Pakoda

broccoli-fritters

Broccoli Pakoda – Indian style fritters Pakoda/fritter is one of the most popular snack in India and South East Asia. Broccoli pakoda is an addition to the Onion pakoda, Aloo pakoda, bread pakoda, mix pakoda, palak pakoda, paneer pakodas.   Broccoli pakoda has one major variation that it has been generously coated with garam masala powder and kept aside for 15 min. …