Category Archives: Snacks

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

Spicy puffed rice/murmura chivda recipe

Spiced puffed rice or murmura chivda  recipe is a very healthy and delicious snack made from puffed rice, peanuts, roasted dal, curry leaves, red chilli powder, sugar and salt.  It is very easy and quick to make too and makes up for a tasty evening snack alongwith hot tea.  Spiced puffed rice chivda can also be

Mumbai pav bhaji recipe or how to make pav bhaji recipe

Pav bhaji is an Indian fast food dish that originated in Mumbai cuisine. While Bhaji is a traditional Indian name for a vegetable dish, the Pav means the Indian bread. The pav-bhaji is a spicy preparation with a mixture of vegetables, which are mashed alongwith a generous dose of fresh tomatoes, a dollop of butter. It is then served with warm bread which is fried in butter. It is an all-time favourite with Mumbaikars. It is now become popular in all the metro cities in India. Pav bhaji consists of bhaji (a thick potato-based curry) garnished with coriander, chopped onion, and a dash of lemon and lightly toasted pav. The pav is usually buttered on all sides.

Misal pav recipe – Maharashtrian style

Misal pav is a tradional and popular Maharashtrian dish. It consists of spicy curry made from sprouted moth beans (matki) called as ussal. There are other variations of ussal like chana ussal, green peas ussal , val ussal and chawli ussal. This dish is finally topped with farsan or sev (Indian noodles), onions, chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice. Misal is served with pav or Indian bread. There are different versions of Misal pav such as Kolhapuri misal, Puneri misal and Nagpuri misal. Also there are various types of misal like sev misal and dahi (yoghurt) misal. Misal pav can be had as a breakfast dish or simply enjoyed as a snack. It is a delicious dish and makes up for a wholesome meal.