Indian snacks

Makki ka Dhokla

In Rajasthan, millets such as bajra, makki and jowar are used predominantly in preparing a delicious range of sogra (thick rotis), dhokla (dumplings) and ghaat (porridges). Enjoy this simple and tasty dhokla recipe using maize flour.   Ingredients Maize flour […]

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Masala Vadai

Sundari Ganesan’s deep love for experimentation can be seen in this delicious recipe of instant vadai. It is such a family favourite that she always keeps a bottle of powdered roasted gram (daaliya in Hindi, udacha kadalai in Tamil) in […]

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Musmusiya

A traditional Gujarati recipe with cooked rice and multigrain flour, musmusiya are steamed nuggets, a much-loved dish in the Mehta household. It is ideal for the dry days of Ashtami and Chaturdashi when no fresh vegetables or greens are consumed. […]

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Pune ke Baingan

Enjoy this brinjal shaped delicacy from the kitchen of Tara Dakliya who says, When we cook, the food gets infused with the vibrations of the positive and loving thoughts we have.”   Known as ‘Pune ke baingan’, here is a […]

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Panchdhari, Besan ki Pakodi

Panchdhari A halwa made with flour, gramflour, semolina and khoya; this is a much-loved traditional dish in the Chowdhari family. Smt. Anandkawarji says that it is prepared along with pakodis every year on the death anniversaries of her father-in-law and […]

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Matar ki chaat with fresh peas

There are some people who can transform the way you look, thereby giving you the confidence to step out into the world with a bounce in your step. To me, my friend and dress designer Sharmila Bajoria is one such […]

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Minapa Rotti

Rotis are normally made from dough, but the Andhra Minappa Rotti is a pancake prepared from a batter. Also known as dibba rotti which means a fat bread, this dish is cooked on a low flame in a special brass […]

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Mint Food Trail

A chance response of mine on Chennai food guide – a facebook group – led to an interaction with Vincent D Souza, and as a result, I agreed to organize The Mint Food Trail for the Madras Day celebrations. More […]

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Thavaladai Tamilian Snack

A traditional snack from Thanjavur cuisine from the kitchen of Chitvish. Thavaladai is an excellent traditional dish for sudden guests. The dry flour can be prepared in advance and kept for a month or more.   The dry flour: Raw […]

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Maharasthrian Khakra Recipe

Khakras or crisp rotis are a popular preparation of Gujarat, but in this post, we bring to you the traditional Maharashtrian Khakra recipe as taught to us by Ina Talpade. Her family belongs to the Pathare Prabhu community of Maharashtra, […]

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