There are times we are just not in a mood for elaborate cooking and want something quick, easy and finger-licking good. Here is an Chaat of sorts that I had a small almost-dhaba, I am not a fan of packaged noodles but 1st the name had me curious and then it was the ingenious way he fused the dish, that had me hooked! Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes Serves: 2 Ingredients: Packaged…"Noodle Bhel Recipe – A Quick Snack"
Breakfast needs to be quick, simple, comforting and healthy! And for some, add savory to the list! Spruce up your mornings with this fabulous dish that will have you looking forward to mornings again. Enjoy! Prep Time: 5 min Cook Time: 10 min Serves: 2 Ingredients: Steel Cut Oats – 1/2 cup Oil – 1 teaspoon Mustard Seeds – 1/2 teaspoon Curry Leaves – a few Asafoetida (Hing) – 1/8th teaspoon Green Chillies – to…"Masala Oats – A Healthy Savory Breakfast!"
Upma is a satisfying and flavorful breakfast or lunch goto item. It is made from semolina (suji/sooji), a wheat product, and makes it impossible for people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance to enjoy it. As with many gluten free substitutions, rice comes to the rescue once again…this time in the form of thin rice noodles (rice sticks). Try this delicious gluten-free rice sticks upma recipe for a variation to the traditional upma. Oh…and we’d…"Gluten Free Rice Sticks Upma Recipe"
For all those of you who are not thrilled about eating a sugary sweet breakfast, Mushrooms on Toast could be your new morning thing! In this recipe, mushrooms, onions and bell peppers are lightly stir-fried as a savory topping for toast. Start the day with a bang with this easy and great make-ahead breakfast recipe."Mushrooms on Toast – Savory Breakfast Recipe"
Breakfast is always a hectic time in our homes, not to mention the varied tastes amongst family members! For those who want a quick, hearty breakfast that is not sugary sweet, this Savory Oat Muffins recipe is for you! With flavors similar to upma, but made with heart healthy oats, these muffins are perfect to make ahead and enjoy throughout the week."Savory Oat Muffins (Upma on the go!)"
Leftovers are a part of life and we just have to learn to live with them. Changing the look and giving a fresher approach of them heightens the excitement and makes them more enticing. Paniyarams do just that! A fresh and quick make-over and these Cute Paniyarams will vanish in seconds. There are a lot of different varieties and are known by a lot of different names in different regions in South India. To name…"Paniyaram (Savory)"
This Vegetarian Frankie is protein-packed and a great snack or a meal. It is enticing enough to get the adults salivating as well. Great for lunches, snacks, parties, picnics or road trips, Frankies are a going to be well loved by all and at any time of the day. This recipe was inspired by Deepika Agarwal and, honestly, we have to say that we had a lot of fun experimenting with it. This recipe is…"Vegetarian Frankies"
Besan Puda is a perfect quick and easy to make item. This with the combination of with Spring Onions which provide the color, the crunch and the subtle flavor is a match made in heaven. Besan (aka Chickpea flour) is known to provide warmth to the body which is perfect for rainy or colder days. The Rice Flour in the recipe gives the Puda a great crispy texture and makes sure the Puda does not…"Besan Puda (Savory Pancake) with Spring Onions"
If you’re in the mood for something savory, spicy (or not), satisfying and quick, look no further. Try this delicious Makai no Chevdo recipe (Corn Chevda) as a quick snack or lunch idea. Don’t let the name “Chevda” fool you. This is no dry namkeen tea time snack made from corn flakes. It is a creamy and yummy meal."Corn Chevda (Makai no Chevdo)"
Every once in a while we just love the convenience of a ready-made burger but then if you are not going to enjoy it, what’s the point? Ever wonder why they can make those store-bought burgers to our taste? How can we fix that and add some flavor to them so they can be enjoyed? Here is a great why to spruce it up and give it the oomph that is lacking and making the…"Quick Fix Burgers"
Vella is Jaggery in Tamil, hence the name Vella Dosa. Sweet Jaggery Dosa has a very special place in our home, it is always made on the spur of the moment. We love the fact that it does not need as much planning as other dosas do. Quick, fast, easy and so so good… Prep Time: 30 min Cook Time: 2-3 min each dosa Makes: 10-12 dosas Ingredients: Whole Wheat Flour – 1 cup Rice…"Vella Dosa – Sweet Jaggery Pancake"
If your baby is getting a bit older and past the jarred baby food stage, here is something that may interest you. Try this delicious Cracked Wheat (aka Daliya) Khichdi. Cracked wheat, a wheat product made from whole raw wheat kernels that are crushed or cut into smaller pieces, has a great deal of nutrition and fiber since it includes the fiber and nutrient rich outer bran and germ of the wheat. Pair this with…"Cracked Wheat (Daliya) Khichdi"
A very well-known dish that needs little introduction! Kadhai Paneer (Panir) has the wonderful fresh ground spice aroma and flavor that compares to nothing else. This easy recipe is packed with flavor. Get ready to be amazed! Kadai is a wok and Paneer is a soft, non-matured Indian cheese."Kadai Paneer"
There are many preparations and recipes for Poha, or flattened rice. These dry flakes are used for various Indian snacks such as chivda or in desserts like poha with sweetened milk. In this recipe poha is washed gently and fluffed up to make a soft and savory dish sometimes known as Batata Powa or Kanda Poha. It is a quick breakfast idea or perfect tea time snack."Poha (Powa) Recipe"
Kothu Parotta just means it’s ‘minced’ or ‘beaten-up’ Parotta…and there are a lot of variations to this wonderful dish that you can just whip up and impress everyone. The first time I had this dish was at a small little road-side shop in Trivandrum (aka Thiruvananthapuram), though origianally from Tamil Nadu! Enjoy this wonderful dish from my past:) Perfect for breakfast, brunch or just a snack."Kothu Parotta Recipe"
We love to call this the ‘jhatt-patt’ rice. ‘Jhatt-Patt’ means quick! What a fabulous name for this wonderful left-over Masala Rice dish. It is amazing what a little masala (spices) can do to freshen up the leftovers. So finish off the leftovers and get a great dish out of it, what a brilliant idea!"Masala Rice"
Fondue is originally a Swiss creation in which cheese is melted with wine or beer in a communal pot and served as a dipping sauce with bread or vegetables. This recipe was submitted by Rachana Gandhi and offers a “Desi” twist to the popular appetizer. Serve it for your next get-together!"Desi Fondue"
Tired of the same old breakfast/brunch recipes? Try this delicious Vegetable & Egg Casserole. It’s a great one pot meal and can be prepared the night before and baked in the morning – or when you need it. This Vegetable & Egg Casserole is one to keep in mind when you have overnight guests or family visiting for the holidays."Vegetable & Egg Casserole"
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"