Friday, January 29, 2016

Vada Pav

          Finally, today I am posting Vada Pav. Vada Pav is a popular street food of Maharashtra ( a state in India ). It's actually pav ( bread ) served with fried potato vadas in between along with a couple of chutneys and fried chillies. There are so many versions of the vada pav, and today I am posting my favorite one, the classic style. I have already posted the recipes for the green chutney, sweet chutney and dry garlic chutney in the blog, once we have the chutneys ready, it's just making the vadas and then putting them inside the bread along with the chutneys. It's a perfect snack for those cold evenings or I can call it even dinner since it's very filling too..
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies

          Though I have posted so many bakes on my blog, I realized that I haven't posted the basic Chocolate Chip Cookies. In fact, I have even posted a vegan version of the chocolate chip cookies, but somehow missed these simple cookies. This is an eggless version, I have used curd/yoghurt instead and the cookies came out perfect..
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Monday, January 25, 2016

Dates And Tamarind Chutney, Sweet Chutney For Chats

          Some of you might not like Sweet Chutney with chats or samosas, but at home, we all like both the green chutney and sweet chutney with our chats. We use soft dates ( I had some imported ones ) and tamarind for making this chutney and it's an easy recipe. It's a must for most chat dishes and can be served with cutlets, samosas and savory rolls too and keeps well in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks or can be stored in the freezer for a couple of months..
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Onion Tomato Gothsu, Side Dish For Pongal, Idlis And Dosas

          Pongal ( both sweet and spicy ) is a favorite at home. As much as we like ven pongal with sambar and chutney, I like it much better when I serve it with this Onion and Tomato Gothsu. Since there is no dal/lentils in this Gothsu, you don't end up feeling heavy after eating pongal with it. It's very light and the slight sourness from the tomatoes goes very well with Ven Pongal, do try this Gothsu, the next time you make Ven Pongal, of course this goes very well with idlis and dosas too..
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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Dry Garlic Chutney For Vada Pav

          I had first tasted Vada Pav in the US only, the vada was served between the bun with some sweet chutney and spicy green chutney. Only later, did I come to know that it's served traditionally with this dry garlic chutney and fried green chilly. Now in Bangalore, I see so many versions of the Vada Pav, but I still prefer the classic one, with just the garlic chutney and green chilly, of course I don't mind the sweet chutney and spicy green chutney, but the garlic chutney is a must. So when I made Vada Pav ( will be posting it soon ) at home, I made this Dry Garlic Chutney, it's very easy to make, the main ingredients are garlic, coconut and peanuts and it gives a wonderful flavor and taste to the Vada Pav..
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Friday, January 8, 2016

Pineapple And Walnut Raitha

          Usually when I made raitha at home, it's mostly with cucumber or sometimes with carrots or beets or even with just onions, this is the first time I tried out with pineapple. I knew that pineapple and yogurt go well together, but what made the raitha more interesting was the walnuts. I actually made the raitha with only half a pineapple, but we just loved it so much, that I ended up making it with the remaining half too, do try this if you like pineapple..
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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Chettinad Poondu Kuzhambu, Garlic Gravy

          Wishing all of you a Very Happy New Year, back to blogging after almost a month. It's been a long time, since I had made anything special, in fact, this past month, I haven't even cooked that much. Today's post, Chettinad Poondu Kuzhambu, is something that I had made couple of months back. I had tasted this Poondu Kuzhambu in a restaurant as a side for soft dosas, it tastes spicy, tangy and sweet at the same time and goes very well with both rice and idlis and dosas too. I already have a recipe for Garlic Gravy on my blog, but this one is a little different from that one. I followed the recipe from here, made a few changes and left out the coconut. This would go well with Paniyarams too, in fact we had it with rice in the afternoon and I served it as a side dish for Paniyarams in the evening for dinner, do give it a try, you'll love it..
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