Category Archives: Snacks

Methi (fenugreek leaves) pakoda or pakora or methi fritters recipe

Methi pakoda is a healthy Indian snack made from fresh fenugreek leaves, gram flour, onions, asafoetida and mild spices.  They are not only nutritious and crispy but also rich in iron due to goodness of fenugreek leaves.  Methi pakoda is a quick and easy to make pakoda recipe and can be had as an evening snack with a

Mangalore buns or banana buns or banana pooris recipe

Mangalore buns is a type of deep fried bread prepared with all purpose flour, ripe bananas, curd, cumin seeds, sugar, baking soda and salt. It is a unique food cuisine of Mangalore,  a beautiful coastal city of Karnataka.  This soft and fluffy puffed bread is also called as ‘banana buns’ or just ‘buns’ and is a part

How to make masala vada (english video recipe)

Masala vada or ambode recipe

Masala vada or ambode is  a very delicious and crispy south Indian snack.  It is popularly known as ambode in Karnataka and masala vadai in Tamil Nadu.  They are very tasty vadas and are prepared for special events, festivals or parties.  Masala vada is also known as chana dal vada, since chana dal is the main

Eggless whole wheat carrot muffins recipe

Eggless whole wheat carrot muffins is a very tasty and healthy recipe with no eggs and maida added to it.  It is prepared from whole wheat flour, sugar, milk, carrots, curd and oil.  Eggless carrot muffins is very quick and easy to make too and can be had as a guilt free snack as no

Brown rice dosa recipe

Brown rice is a whole grain rice and more nutritious than white rice.  It has more fibre, protein and other nutrients which aids in healthy digestion and weight management.  These are the “good carbs” that help balance your diet and can fill you up.  Brown rice dosa is prepared from brown rice and urad dal which

Grilled vegetable sandwich recipe

Grilled vegetable sandwich is a quick, easy and healthy sandwich recipe and can be had as an instant breakfast.  It is similar to the Bombay vegetable sandwich which is a  popular street food there. Grilling the sandwich adds  taste to the sandwich and makes the bread golden and crisp.  This sandwich is nutritious because vegetables like

Adai recipe or mixed lentils dosa recipe – healthy breakfast recipe

Adai is a healthy breakfast dish made from rice and lentils. Since it is a mix of different dals with rice, it is very high in protein content and make this dish protein rich. It does not require any elaborate preparation and is very simple to make.  Adai is best served with avial, butter or powdered

Crispy onion pakodas/pakoras or kanda bhaji or onion fritters recipe

Onion pakoras or pakodas  is a very popular Indian snack where onions are battered with besan or chickpeas flour along with spices and deep fried in cooking oil.  It is a popular teatime snack  and tastes best as it is or  with ketchup or green chutney and best enjoyed on pleasant monsoon season or winter

Spicy puffed rice (mandakki oggarane) / seasoned puffed rice recipe

Spicy puffed rice/mandakki oggarane  is a very healthy and delicious snack prepared with puffed rice, onions, tomatoes, green chillies, peanuts and mild spices.  It can be had as a evening snack with a cup of tea.  Mandakki oggarane is a tasty  and quick snack from North Western Karnataka.  It is very easy to make too and