A tasty and interesting snack using seasonal fruit – Mango. First time I tried it at my friend’s place. She is quite innovative with her cooking skills and keep trying something new. Though fried, which I normally avoid but then ease of making these sweet and savory fritters tempted me to share the recipe. It is quite similar to Vegetable Pakoras or Bhajias, an all time favorite Indian snack. Hot fritters are perfect as a snack on a rainy day and delicious if served with green chutney along with hot cup of masala chai. Continue reading Crispy Mango Fritters
An another work with paneer….my favourite ingredient. It is a simple recipe of grilled paneer with chutney. And I made it further simpler by using frozen cubes of green chutney, which I always keep handy. We just have to marinate paneer cubes in green chutney and bake it till crisp. Sprinkle chat masala over it for chatpata (tangy) flavour; and the taste is irresistible.
Minty Paneer goes well as a starter or can be served as an appetizer. Make a meal by using it as filling with tortilla wraps by adding sliced raw onion and chat masala or enjoy on it’s own as a main course with roomali roti. Continue reading Minty Paneer (Chutney & Paneer)
Pav bhaji is one of the most popular street food in Mumbai. Pav is a kind of a bread and bhaji means spicy curry of mix vegetables. Buttered and slightly roasted pav is served as an accompaniment with bhaji. Indian version of fondue is no more new but I tried for the first time and it turned out quite good. So I thought to share my recipe. To get smooth texture of fondue, I added some cheese and extra green capsicum to lift the flavor. Pav bhaji fondue can be served as an appetizer or on its own as a snack.
Here, first I will give recipe for fondue since recipe of bhaji is not new to many. Later,I will also provide simplified recipe of bhaji for my beginner friends. Continue reading Mumbai Pav Bhaji Fondue
Muthia is a very popular Indian snack, very common with our Gujarati friends. It is a steamed preparation traditionally made with whole wheat flour and vegetables. I tried making them using Bajra & Jowar flour (pearl millet & barley or white millet flour). Added lauki as a vegetable and some Indian spices. I was worried about the texture, taste and the right softness of Muthias ….but it turned out really good. It is a wholesome, healthy snack, can be enjoyed any time of the day. We can use any vegetables of our choice. I have mentioned options in my Tips & Tricks section. Continue reading Steamed Bajra & Jowar Muthia