Aratikaya Masala Vepudu

Plaintain Fry - Lunch box Series

Aratikaya Masala Vepudu or Vazhakkai Masala Varuval is spiced dry saute made with plantain or raw banana. The roasted spice powder added to this makes it a very delicious side dish with plain dal and rice. While I love banana fry that Amma makes as plain with just chili powder and coriander powder, this spiced […]

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Char Dal Tadka | How to make Yellow Dal Tadka

Yellow Mixed Dal Tadka

Char Dal Tadka or Yellow Mixed Dal Tadka is a simple and easy dal that can be served with pulkas. The dal is mild on the stomach and tastes wonderful. I chose to make this yellow dals and highlighted the colour by including turmeric powder as well. We make a simple dal with pulka at […]

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Instant Ragi Sevai ~ Easy Breakfast Dishes

Instant Ragi Sevai

Instant Ragi Sevai is made with store bought sevai and gets done instantly. You can just about add anything to this sevai to make it more interesting and appealing. When I was thinking about what else to make for breakfast that will also include millets, I opted to buy this ragi sevai. These hardly takes […]

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Poha | How to make Poha

Poha

Poha or Aval Upma is one of the easiest upmas you can make. This version is topped with savory mixtures and sev with raw onions that gives you a feeling of eatingĀ a chat. When I started making poha again after a period, I noticed that it had mixed reactions. Each one had a different opinion […]

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Xacuti Potato Stuffed Paratha

Xacuti Potato Stuffed Paratha

Xacuti Potato Stuffed Paratha is a fusion paratha made with aloo spiced with Goan Special Xacuti Masala Powder. This paratha makes a wonderful meal anytime. When I came to pick up X, I suddenly remembered that I had Xacuti from Goan to make forever! So I thought it was a wonderful try with making these […]

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Seyal Fulka ~ Leftover Chapati with Tomato Spread

Seyal Fulka

Seyal Fulka is a delicious breakfast dish from Sindhi. These are made with leftover chapatis and presented in a new way that makes it very interesting and exciting for the kids. I adapted this from Vaishali from where I first read about the different Seyal based dishes. There is Seyal Maani, Hara Samosa, and these […]

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Qeema Naan | Hyderabad Special Keema Naan

Qeema Naan

Qeema Naan or Keema Naan is a popular flatbread available in Hyderabad, made with minced meat in a flaky parotta. In this vegetarian version, I have used minced soya granules and stuffed in a flaky flatbread, typical to the version popular in Hyderabad. I have often heard Hubby Dear mention this Keema Naan that he […]

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Nachni chi Bhakri | How to make Ragi Rotti

Nachni Bhakri

Nachni chi Bhakri or Ragi Rotti is an Indian Flatbread made with Finger Millet. This is made similar way across India with just plain flour or with different vegetables. I resorted to using the Marathi word for Finger Millet, as I couldn’t find anything else other than Ney pathiri / Neypathal, which I have already […]

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Lifafa Paratha | Mixed Vegetable Lifafa Paratha

Lifafa Paratha

Lifafa Paratha is a stuffed paratha made as an envelope popular in the northern states. This paratha is stuffed with a mixed vegetable filling and cooked and then stuffed. This makes a wonderful travel food and very easy to make. Konda liked it so much that she wanted to pack this for her college. I […]

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Crispy Onion Capsicum Pakoda

Crispy Onion Capsicum Pakoda is a dry crispy pakoda made with onion and capsicum. The batter is spiced with green chilies and spice powders to make a delicious starter. I made this for a lunch some weekend because I need to have some munchies for lunch and having covered all possible pakodas, I was left […]

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