Chana Dal Vada (Split Chickpeas Cutlets)

Chana dal Vada is a crispy snack prepared with soaked and coarsely grind chickpeas. Onion,ginger and green chillies and salt are added to the grind chana dal and fried in hot oil. Dal Vada is usually served along with chutney. Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Makes: 30 to 32 pieces Ingredients: Chana…

Mango Shrikhand (Mango yogurt)

Shrikhand is a very popular North Indian Gujarati dessert prepared with thick yogurt, sugar,nuts, saffron and green cardamom powder.It tastes great. In mango season mango pulp is  used to prepare tasty mango shrikhand. Kesar mango pulp is best for this recipe.But any other variety of sweet mango pulp can be used. It is served along…

Sago Crispies (Sabudana Papadi)

Sago Crispies are prepared with soaked sago/Sabudana,all purpose flour/ whole wheat flour and spices. Crispies can be made in  round,diamond, square or any preferred shape. They can be  served in parties as a starters or can be a  great tea time snack. Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Serves: 6 to 8 Servings…

Stuffed  Wheat Bread Rolls

Stuffed crispy bread rolls in a easy and tasty evening snack usually served along with any chutney. It is also perfect to serve in party. It will remain crisp after 2 hours also. It is usually prepared with white bread and boiled potatoes.To make it healthy we can prepare rolls with whole wheat bread and…

Sweet Gavvalu (Sweet Shells)

Sweet Gavvalu is a traditional Andhra Pradesh (South India) crispy sweet item.Usually it is prepared with all purpose flour (Maida) and semolina, butter. Jaggery or sugar are also used to sweetening shells. Small shells are prepared using a wooden lined board. If wooden board is not available you can prepare shells with the help of…

Sesame Chikki (Sesame Brittle)

Chikki is prepared by mixing various types of nuts and other ingredients either with jaggery or sugar.Thick syrup made of jaggery or sugar is prepared and nuts are rolled into it and poured on a greased surface to prepare chikki. It is normally prepared more in winter season. It is like a Energy Bar for…

Groundnut Chikki (Peanut Brittle)

Tasty Chikki is prepared by mixing various types of nuts and other ingredients either with jaggery or sugar.Thick syrup made of jaggery or sugar is prepared and nuts are rolled into it and mixture is poured on a greased surface to prepare chikki. Groundnut chikki is very popular in India.It is normally prepared more in…

Besan Laddoo (Gram Flour Sweet Balls)

Preparation time -15 minutes   Cooking time -15 minutes serves – 25 small ladoos Ingredients: Besan: 4 cups(a little coarse flour is preferable) Sugar:  11/2 to 2 cups (powdered) Cardamom (Elaichi):  6 to 8(powdered) Ghee (Clarified butter): 200 gms Finely chopped nuts(almonds,cashew nut,pistachio): ¼ cup Procedure: Melt  ghee in a heavy bottomed kadai. After ghee…