June 21, 2017

Aloo Bonda Recipe | How to Make Aloo Bonda

Aloo bonda is a famous tea time snacks recipe from South India.

There are many deep fried snacks recipe on this blog like aloo pyaz ke pakode, baingan pakode, fish pakode

Aloo Bonda

Aloo bonda is a famous street food and is basically a south Indian version of batata vada from Maharashtra. It is available in all Udupi hotels and many restaurants in South India and is a very popular tea time snacks.

June 19, 2017

Rooh Afza Milkshake Recipe

Rooh afza milkshake is a very cooling and refreshing summer drink recipe which in itself will quench your thirst without the need of any ice cream.

Rooh Afza Milkshake
Rooh Afza is a very well known brand in the Indian market and one of my favorite summer drink. I usually enjoy it in the form of a lemonade by adding few spoons of rooh afza concentrate in a glass of chilled water and few drops of lemon juice. I also use it to flavor my desserts.

June 17, 2017

Baingan Pakora Recipe

Baingan pakora recipe is a popular snacks recipe made with roundels of baingan or brinjal which are dipped in a spicy batter and then deep fried.

Baingan Pakoda
Pakora is a popular Indian snacks made with any vegetables like potato, brinjal, spinach, cauliflower, cabbage, onions, etc. Non veg pakoras are also made with chicken, fish, prawns or mutton, coated with spicy gram flour batter and deep fried in hot oil. These are widely available as a street food in India and are best savored during monsoons with a hot cup of chai.

June 16, 2017

Fish Shami Kababs Recipe

Fish shami kababs are flavourful fish patties which can be made in bulk and stored in the freezer and fried as and when you need.

Fish Shami Kabab

I usually make mutton shami kababs, but this Ramadan I played with a variant and made these yummy fish shami kababs for a change. 

Shami kabab is a very popular kabab variety prepared in North Indian homes basically with minced meat, soaked chana dal and lots of Indian spices. Fish shami kababs too are prepared in the same way with boiled and minced fish. Spices are added to bring out the flavor, they are then formed into patties and shallow fried on both sides.

June 14, 2017

Bosch Dishwasher - A Review

Bosch Dishwasher
Last weekend, we had arranged an Iftar party at our home and I planned to cook a complete meal with variety of snacks, main course, desserts and beverages. But the thought of washing the utensils post party had really put me off. Even though I have a maid, but burdening her with huge piles of utensils, gave me jitters. Her tantrums plus the amount of water and detergents that will be used was also a big setback. It happens not only when I have guests but also on regular days. My day starts with making breakfast, cooking for snacks and lunch box for my kid, making lunch, evening snacks and dinner. I get upset seeing the number of utensils piling up in my sink and I feel sorry for the maid.

June 12, 2017

Old Delhi Style Mutton Qorma Recipe

Old Delhi style mutton qorma is the remake of mutton qorma you get near the Jama Masjid area in Old Delhi like the Karim's.

Old Delhi Style Mutton Qorma
Old Delhi style mutton qorma is my favorite recipe of making mutton qorma among the various types of mutton curries.

To get the best taste of old delhi style mutton qorma, you need to slow cook it on dum. It usually takes around 50 minutes to 1 hour of slow cooking to get the tender mutton pieces.  Alternatively, you can pressure cook for 25 minutes on low flame after the first whistle. I usually do slow cooking on special occassions and go for pressure cooking for our regular cooking.

Also, see my special recipe of Dhuwan Dahi Gosht

June 08, 2017

Fish Pakora Recipe

Fish pakora recipe is an absolute tasty pakora recipe when you crave for having something fried.

Fish Pakora

Fish pakora is usually made with any white boneless fish variety cut into chunks. 

For making fish pakoras tender pieces of fish is marinated twice - first with salt, lemon juice, ginger garlic paste and green chillies for absorbing the flavor and secondly it is marinated in a spicy gram flour batter to give it a thin coating. This results in a crispy and mouth watering fish delicacy.

June 07, 2017

Aloo Pyaz ke Pakode

Aloo pyaz ke pakode is a yummy tea time snacks recipe.

Aloo Pyaz ke Pakode
Aloo pyaz ke pakode is made with potato and onion mixed in gram flour batter along with some spices. These are then deep fried to a nice golden in colour.

It is an easy recipe and gets done very quickly. It tastes best when served immediately.

June 06, 2017

Eggless Chocolate Cake with Condensed Milk Recipe

Eggless chocolate cake with condensed milk is a delicious cake recipe perfect for beginners.

Eggless Chocolate Cake

Eggless chocolate cake is an ideal cake recipe for chocolate lovers prepared with cocoa powder, instant coffee powder and condensed milk.

After getting much appreciation from friends for my eggless vanilla cake with condensed milk which I made for a recent potluck, I tried my hands at making the chocolate one too. The recipes of both are very similar and it is taken from Gayathri's blog.

June 03, 2017

Turri - A Dry Fruits Drink Recipe

Turri is a traditional recipe from my native district in Uttar Pradesh made from a mix of dry fruits blended to a smooth paste.

Turri is a traditional beverage recipe from Uttar Pradesh usually made for Iftar during the Holy month of Ramadan.

Turri is made by grinding various dry fruits like almonds, cashew nuts, pistachios, dried dates, raisins, melon seeds and poppy seeds to a smooth paste. This recipe also uses rawa and desiccated coconut. Sugar is added to give it a sweet taste.

May 31, 2017

Rajasthani Gatta Curry

Gatta curry is a very popular and traditional recipe from Rajasthan.

Rajasthani Gatta Curry
Gatta curry is made from gram flour dumplings boiled in water, sliced and added to an onion-yoghurt based spicy  gravy.

You can also fry the gattas after boiling, this is optional.

May 27, 2017

Phirni Recipe | How to Make Punjabi Phirni

Phirni is a creamy Indian dessert recipe made with ground basmati rice, full cream milk and sugar.

Phirni is a popular north Indian dessert recipe especially in the state of Punjab.

It is traditionally served in earthenware bowls also known as matkis, garnished with chopped nuts and silver leaf. It is one of the easiest desserts you can make anytime.

May 26, 2017

Mushroom Pepper Fry Recipe

Mushroom pepper fry is an easy to make and healthy recipe with an aromatic flavor of crushed black pepper and fennel seeds.

Mushroom Pepper Fry
Mushroom pepper fry is a South Indian recipe which can prepared in a jiffy. You can serve this mushroom pepper fry with roti or rice or as a side dish in your south Indian meal or even with plain daal rice as well.