Moong Dal Pakodas (lentil fritters) is a traditional dish that I have been enjoying since my childhood on Makar Sakranti, the kite festival. Savor it with freshly made chili-garlic and cilantro-mint chutney! It’s crisped to perfection and a festive, texture-filled way to beat the winter weather!
One of the most iconic dishes found on the busy streets of Kolkata, Ghugni Chaat is a snack made of dried white peas, veggies and a medley of spices. Try this quick and easy Instant Pot recipe for a healthy meal which is nutritious and oil free! Enjoy this yummy Indian street food as a chaat or as a curry with some naan bread for the ultimate dish!!
Makki ka Dhokla with Spicy Moong Dal (Steamed Corn Cakes with Moong Lentil Stew) – the quintessential Rajasthani dish! Try these steamed corn cakes with peas and methi (fenugreek) leaves and spicy, protein rich moong dal, chutney and ghee, for a wholesome, finger-licking meal this winter!
Thai Paneer Satay , infused with dynamic flavors is an excellent recreation of the traditional Indian kebab. Marinated in coconut milk , lemongrass and Thai curry paste, and grilled on fire, these kebabs are just waiting to be eaten!
Rainbow Dahi Shots – a festive twist on the classic Indian street and comfort food, this version of panipuri, drenched with yogurt based pani and stuffed with tangy masala is the perfect blend between colors and flavors!
A delightfully yummy cutlet made by sandwiching a vegetable medley filling between crackers, this easy appetizer is baked to perfection. Crispy, explosive, and vibrant, these are sure to be a hit at any party or gathering!
Crisped to perfection and glazed with the most gorgeous Asian-inspired sauce, this Crispy Chili Chana with crunchy vegetables and chickpeas is the most delicious appetizer ever!! Packed full of dynamic flavors, it is the perfect bold appetizer to start off a dinner party!
These Thai Mango Lettuce Wraps, served over ice, are deliciously light and refreshing, perfect for summer! The tofu-mango-chili filling with peanut dressing adds an awesome combination of sweet, sour, tangy and spicy flavors.
These cutlets made with moong sprouts and potatoes, folded in with some subtle spices, make the perfect after school snack for kids! Serve it with a seasonal mango mint dip and a fresh mango arugula salad for a great party appetizer! Either way, these cutlets will have your kids or guests wanting it for every meal!
With soft, crunchy, and toasted textures, all mixed in one mini cocktail cup, this sabudana (sago/tapioca) appetizer is quick to make and absolutely mouthwatering. It has layers of tamarind/cilantro chutney, sabudana, veggies, potatoes, and spices for a chaat style dish! Sabudana, sago or tapioca pearls used to be one of the major components of my mother’s lavish and only meal of her fasting days. Yes, staying hungry for the entire day for your husband’s long life or for your child’s bright future are some bizarre but legendary beliefs of my beloved India. Well, enough on the incredibility of this country, let me tell you about the dish I have created based on traditional sabudana. Reflecting an individual color, each layer of this Sabudana Tapas has its own burst of flavor. The bottom-most layer of tamarind chutney gives a hint of piquantness while the middle layer of sabudana is lightly tossed with spices like salt, pepper and sugar to maintain its subtlety. The soft and elastic sabudana are introduced with crunchy peanuts and roasted namkeen, an …