Poha Chivda

Indian snacks are awesome, but when we look into the health factor, they go from 30 to 0 in 2 seconds flat. Poha Chivda or Chidva is a wonderful healthy snack alternative to the fried ones, you so yearn for at the stores. This Poha Chivda recipe has a great shelf life and is so easy to make. Make a big batch and store it or a small batch and keep it fresh. Ingredients: Thin…

"Poha Chivda"

Black Bean & Corn Dip

This is one of the recipes we made during our live video chat show on Friday. If you have not stopped by to chat live with us, please come see us on any Friday at 1:30PM Central. Try this Black Bean and Corn Dip next time you are having a get together. It takes just minutes to make and is served with Tortilla chips. It’s fresh, healthy and your friends will be asking for more!

"Black Bean & Corn Dip"

Gobi (Cauliflower) Manchurian (Dry)

Dry Gobi Manchurian, aka Cauliflower Manchurian is a tantalizing Indian Chinese appetizer and very different from the gravy version. The Cauliflower has a crispy coating and is tossed with a mouth-watering spicy sauce. It can be picked up with a toothpick or fork and enjoyed with cocktails or before a meal. Try this absolutely delicious recipe!

"Gobi (Cauliflower) Manchurian (Dry)"

Tikkas – Chicken & Paneer

New Year’s resolutions fall right into place when it comes to Tikkas…eat healthy and you don’t have to go and spend a bundle on eating out! Make this wonderful, quick and easy dish that will have you looking good and yes, keep the money where it is supposed to be – in your wallet. We have provided the Chicken Tikka recipe for the die-hard-chicken-lovers and no, we have not forgotten our vegetarians – try the…

"Tikkas – Chicken & Paneer"

Dahi Sev Puri (Chaat)

Dahi Sev Puri is a popular variety of Indian “street food” known as “Chaat”. It is similar to Papdi Chaat in it’s ingredients except  that  it uses the puffed  puri usually used for  Pani Puri instead of the flat puri.  Dahi Sev Puri has a combination of flavors, from sweet and sour to hot.  It can definitely be a hearty appetizer as it is loaded with potatoes, garbanzo beans and lots and lots of yogurt. …

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Papdi Chaat

Papdi Chaat is part of the ‘chaat series’ for which we received a lot of requests…and rightly so. Chaat is generally sold by street vendors in India and is one of the most popular snacks.  Papdi Chaat is so easy to make and can be had as a snack, appetizer or a meal. I have to dedicate this recipe to Suraj-ji and all the Chaat-walas who have fed me awesome chaat for so many years and still remember my chaat-consuming capacity and me!

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Bhel Puri – Chaat

Bhel Puri is one variety of Indian “street food” known as “Chaat”. With a nice balance of flavors, including savory, sweet and spicy, Bhel Puri is a perfect snack or appetizer idea. Try this recipe — it’s sure to please! Ingredients: Pre-packaged Bhel Mix – 3 cups Onion – 1/2 medium, finely chopped Tomato – 1 small, finely chopped Raw Mango – small piece, finely chopped (optional) Cilantro – 5 sprigs, finely chopped Green Chilies…

"Bhel Puri – Chaat"

Puda / Chilla (Savoury Pancakes)

Puda (also known as Chilla in some parts of India) is a great dish that can be served as a snack, appetizer, main course or as a great week-end breakfast. The Chickpea flour in the Puda gives it some body, while the Rava keeps it light. The onions provide just the right amount of crunch and the cilantro gives color and wonderful aroma…. Ingredients: Semolina (Rava/Sooji) – 1 cup Chickpea Flour (Besan) – ½ cup…

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