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Medu wadas are one of my most favorite South-Indian snacks – There savory ‘donuts’, crisp on the outside and spongy inside, are served dunked in sambhar (south Indian daal) or with the sambhar on the the side, along with a white coconut &/or a red spicy-tangy chutney. All these textures & flavors come together to awaken the senses & cheer you up, esply on a rainy day!     PrepTime 10mins – Soaktime 8hrs – Serves 3-4 – CookTime 15mins [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Jun - 4 - 2012 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Its funny how I’ve always marveled at this delightful little Roman breakfast dish, but only recently got down to making some myself – And what a treat it was!! This is easily one of the simplest things you can whip up for a quick snack or appetizer, even for a party or a potluck.. and they look adorable too!     PrepTime 10mins – Serves 2 – CookTime 10mins.     Ingredients: 4 eggs 1/2 tsp mustard pwd – yellow [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 9 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Orzo is rice-like pasta; Frittata is a baked omelette which rises like a moist creamy spongy cake of veggies & meat – more ‘brunch’ than b’fast!     PrepTime 8mins – Serves 3-4 – CookTime 30mins     Ingredients: 3/4 cup orzo 2 cups chicken stock/broth 6 eggs 1/3 cup ricotta cheese 1/4 cup sour cream 1 cup chopped scallions for a mild onion flavor (else use any onions) 1/4 cup chopped parsely 1/4 cup chopped roasted red peppers/capsicum salt [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 2 - 2011 1 Comment READ FULL POST

A quick-n-easy, super-nutritious tangy b’fast or evening snack made of gramflour, mixed vegs & tomato paste.       PrepTime 5mins – Serves 2-3 – CookTime 12mins   Ingredients: 1 cup tomato paste 1 cup gram flour (besan) 1-2 chopped green chillies 1 small onion – finely minced ½ cup mixed cooked vegs – peas, carrots, capsicum – minced (optional) 1 tbsp chopped coriander 1/2 cup grated cheese 2 tbsp milk 1/4 tsp turmeric powder salt and pepper to taste [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 2 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Here’s a rather unusual but excellent idea for vadas by my good friend Ajit Marathe – made with grated cabbage! Kobichi means ‘of cabbage’  & Vadi is an Indian cutlet.     PrepTime 10mins – Serves 4-5 – CookTime 15mins     Ingredients: 1 cup finely ground cabbage 2 cups jowar flour 1 cup besan/ gram flour 1/2 tsp cumin pwd 1/4 tsp red chilli powder 1/4 tsp turmeric pwd salt to taste 1 clove garlic – crushed oil for [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Sep - 30 - 2011 1 Comment READ FULL POST

Here’s a novel way to cook spinach.. You basically use the same idea as a dessert souffle, which is folding your base into stiff peaks of beaten eggwhites & then bake it.     PrepTime 5mins – Serves 8 – Cooktime 15mins   Ingredients: 8 baking cups – buttered on the inside 1/2 kg baby spinach leaves 3 tbsp oilve oil salt & pepper to taste 1 white onion – minced 2 crushed garlic cloves 1/4 cup all purpose flour [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Sep - 29 - 2011 2 Comments READ FULL POST

Here’s a typical Gujarati snack – Gram-flour cakes, usually made in a round plate & cut in squares or diamond-shapes but I make it in my Idli-steamer for cute lil’ round ones!     SoakTime 3hrs – Serves 5 – CookTime 12mins     Ingredients:2 cups gramflour 1 cup yoghurt salt to taste 1/2 tsp haldi/ turmeric pwd 1 tsp soda bicarb 1 tsp mustard seeds 2 tbsp oil 1 tsp green chili paste 1 tbsp lemon juice chopped coriander [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Sep - 29 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Try this quick recipe for a paneer snack or appetizer – its like a pakora/bhajiya with some tempering – you can bake it for deep-fry it & serve with some hot-n-sweet tamrind chutney   PrepTime 2mins – Serves 4-5 – CookTime 20mins   Ingredients: 1/2 kg Paneer slab cut into pieces (3″ long, 1″ wide & 1/2″ thick, approx) 1/2 cup gramflour/ besan 1/2 tsp chili pwd 1/2 tsp turmeric owd 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp mustard seeds 1/2 [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Sep - 29 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

A novel concept of sealing your choice of filling – mixed-vegs/ minced meat/ any leftovers – into a tortilla folded in half  (hence, the ‘D’ in the name) & roasting it.     PrepTime 5mins – Serves 4 – CookTime 10mins   Ingredients: 1 small onion – chopped 1 cup frozen peas 8-10 flour tortillas 4-5 tbsp flour mixed with water to a paste (sealant) 1 cup cooked boneless meat/chicken – chopped (or soy meat/tofu/ potatoes-peas, for a vegetarian variety) [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Sep - 29 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Here’s a new twist on dahi-wadas – the wadas are not made of ground pre-soaked white urad daal, but of mashed potatoes & bread – This one, I’m sure u’ll make, VERY often!   PrepTime 5mins – Serves 4 – CookTime 20mins       Ingredients: 6 potatoes – washed, boiled & mashed. 4 bread slices 1/2 kg curd chopped green chillies – as per taste 1 tsp chat masala powder 2 tsp red chilli powder 1/2 tbsp gram masala [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Sep - 29 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

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