Kara Boondi/Spicy Gram Flour Balls

Kara Boondi or Spicy Boondi is an extremely crunchy and savory version of boondi which is generally made during festivals with with gram flour, cashewnuts, curry leaves , chilli flakes and other spices . The term Kara means Spicy and Boondi refers to crispy fried balls made out of gram flour, rice flour and other spices . You can have these kara Boondi as such or mix it with other ingredients to make mixture, boondi raita etc and can be stored in an airtight container for more than a week. This is an easy and quick anytime snack and is…


Papaya Delight – No cook exotic dessert

As I start writing for this post, I must tell you I am feeling relaxed, fresh and energetic after a nine day celebration of Navratri with a diet of no onion and garlic and eating lots of fruits and vegetables, salads . I love this detoxification period of the year when I allow my body to shed a good amount of toxins , I gathered during the year. It also makes me open up my mind to try various combination of flavors, textures in my food and experiment with certain fruits and vegetables which I would have never thought of…


Sabudana Jalebi

The custom of eating jalebi on Dussehra has an interesting mythological perspective, it was believed that Lord Ram loved jalebis which was called shashkouli then and since Dussehra is celebrated in respect to Lord Ram’s win over the evil Ravana ,people devour these delectable deep fried jalebis with saffron strands on this day. The Jalebi is a traditional sweet dish made on every festival and special occasions . If you are a true jalebi fan, here is a quick and tasty version that can be prepared without long hours of fermentation and made from the Tapioca pearls or Sabudana ….


Sabudana Khichdi

 Commonly prepared for breakfasts and during religious festivals is the Sabudana Khichdi which is a simple one pot meal .


Papdi Chaat

The one word on the tip of every tongue when we pass through a busy roadside food stalls is the favorite street food of India – Chaat, the mouthwatering sweet , savory, creamy and crunchy snack that has kept people from all walks of life satisfied for ages. In India , Chaat is not a snack, rather it is a way of life, which can be enjoyed anytime, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner. No Indian can resist this favorite street food loaded with crunchy savories, mouthwatering chutneys, Peppy spices and lip smacking veggies on a single plate that can…

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