Tawa Tofu

Tawa Tofu

First of all, wishing all the readers a very Happy and Prosperous New Years. January is almost over and I have been excited about making new changes to my diet. Since, we have travelled a lot in the last few months, it is now time to eat healthier and reduce the festive fat. Lately, I have started enjoying the taste of Tofu, specially Tofu made on Tawa. (Indian style). Another benefit is that one doesn't need to use oil. INGREDIENTS NEEDED Tofu (firm) cut 1/2 slab into thin long slices Tomato puree 1/2 cup…Read more …
Chaat Time

Chaat Time

If you are away from home like I am - you must be missing the crazy colourful street markets and the chaat bhaiyas! Missing some tangy chaats and golgappe? Here's a papri chaat recipe that you can enjoy at home. The preperation for chaat is easy and can be done in advance and kept. You need boiled chickpeas, boiled potatoes, papri (any Indian store will have it) masalas and yogurt. INGREDIENTS NEEDED Overnight soaked and boiled chickpeas 1/2 cup Boiled potatoes 2 Papri 8-10 rounds Cilantro 1/4 cup (chopped) or just for garnish…Read more …
Saunth Chutney or Tangy Tamarind Chutney

Saunth Chutney or Tangy Tamarind Chutney

One of the famous chutneys that is often consumed with Indian meals or street food like chaat is the Saunth Chutney or Tamarind Chutney. It gets its aromatic flavours from Jaggery, wet tamarind, cumin seeds but its name comes from an important ingredient other than tamarind of course – ginger or dry ginger powder! It is elaborately used over north Indian street foods like papri chaat, aloo(potato) chaat, aloo tikki or many other Indian recipes. Here’s how you can make it and store it for at least 2-3 weeks. INGREDIENTS NEEDED Wet Tamarind ½…Read more …
3 Interesting Holi Treats!

3 Interesting Holi Treats!

Today I am sharing three interesting Sweets for this festive season! The holi  favourite - Gujiya See recipe here. The next favourite - Besan ladoo See recipe here. Last by not the least, my favourite - Coconut laddo.   See recipe here. Happy Holi all the readers. I wish for everyone a bright, merry and colorful Holi, filled in merriment and joy !!Read more …