Alu Bonda

Alu Bonda or Potato balls are a very popular south Indian snack and served famously in Udupi cuisine serving hotels and restaurants. The Maharastrian variety or Mumbai Vada pav bondas are slightly different. Here I am sharing my mother’s recipe. Ingredients – Boiled potato – 8 Besan (gram flour) – 1 cup Rice flour – … Continue reading Alu Bonda

Onion Rava Dosa

Rava (Semolina) Dosa is a huge favorite in South Indian Breakfast and popular spicy and instant (no or slight fermentation) version of a traditional fermented dosa. Ingredients – Rava (semolina/sooji medium) – 1 cup Rice flour – 1 cup *Maida (refined flour)/Besan (gram flour) – 1/2 cup Sour curd – 4 tbsp Jeera (cumin seeds) … Continue reading Onion Rava Dosa

Veg Hak-ka Sandwich

Most of the mothers/fathers who evolve into ‘Home Chefs’ owe their ingenuity to their children. These little dynamos are never satisfied with anything prepared straight and simple for long; it needs innovation and presentation upgrades to get a smile on their face and a parent’s soul satisfaction of veggies consumed (finally!), an empty plate or … Continue reading Veg Hak-ka Sandwich

Idli Uppitu/Upma

Idli is an ancient and popular everyday fermented and steamed rice fluffed breakfast or dinner delicacy of South India. It is usually served with chutney and sambhar coupled with Vada (fried fermented urad dal batter) in almost all hotels in southern India. Even with any leftover idli, another popular snack item is Idli upma. Let’s … Continue reading Idli Uppitu/Upma

Potato Peas Sandwich (Alu Mutter Gujarati style)

Alu (potato) mutter (green peas) sandwich made with boiled peas and potato, mint chutney/paste,chilli garlic chutney /paste, and crunchy sev (small, thin,salted gram flour fries) is a very common evening snack in Ahmedabad,Gujarat Sandwichwala corners/shops. Ingredients – a) For Stuffing – Boiled potatoes – 2 medium size Boiled peas – 1 cup Coriander leaves – … Continue reading Potato Peas Sandwich (Alu Mutter Gujarati style)