Indian · Indo-Chinese · Vegetarian

Chinese Bhel

Chinese Bhel is a scrumptious and super addictive Mumbai street food. It is an exciting twist to the Indian bhel which is made with puffed rice whereas chinese bhel is made with a blend of crispy noodles tossed with semi-cooked colorful veggies and sauces. The first time I had Chinese Bhel was at a food stall just across… Continue reading Chinese Bhel

How to Make . . . · Indo-Chinese · Vegetarian

Crispy Fried Noodles

Crispy Fried Noodles are an ingredient very commonly used in Indo-chinese cuisine. It adds a crunchy element to the dishes. Today's recipe is simple to make and freshly made crunchy noodles are sensational. This bed of fried noodles can be crushed into pieces or used as whole in many ways in Indo-chinese preparations; added to Manchow soup, American… Continue reading Crispy Fried Noodles

Breakfast Items · Indian · Maharashtrian · Snacks · Vegetarian

Spicy, Non-sticky Ghee sautéed Sabudana Khichdi (Tapioca Pearls)

Sabudana Khichdi is a classic recipe that is largely in demand when Maharashtrian's fast. My husband tells stories of his mom looking for innovative ways to cook Tapioca pearls, since there are only a few items that may be consumed during these fasts. Even though I don't believe in fasting, I find this recipe very… Continue reading Spicy, Non-sticky Ghee sautéed Sabudana Khichdi (Tapioca Pearls)


Blogger Recognition Award ! (2, 3, 4 & 5)

Hello fellow Bloggers, I had completely forgotten about this post and it was waiting in my drafts to be posted for weeks now, but better late than never. I am extremely grateful and overwhelmed to announce that I have been nominated for this award again. Priya from Indian kitchen has nominated me for Blogger Recognition Award !… Continue reading Blogger Recognition Award ! (2, 3, 4 & 5)

How to Make . . . · Indian · Vegetarian

Hot Chili-Garlic Paste

Chili-Garlic Paste is a versatile paste that is used as a base in many Indian preparations. On cooking the pureed raw ingredients of the paste, it becomes aromatic and gives the dish a very garlicky spicy taste. Just one spoon of paste is extremely hot, fiery and packed with a garlicky punch! Makes: ¾ cup Cooking time: 15… Continue reading Hot Chili-Garlic Paste

Indian · Malvani · Non-Vegetarian

Zatpat Anda Curry (Egg Masala)

Few days back my husband wanted a spicy non-vegetarian dish for dinner but I wasn't in a mood to cook anything elaborate. I just wanted to make a quick 30-min dish and that's when I thought of making an egg dish. It is way faster and easier to cook than meat, plus it definitely satisfies… Continue reading Zatpat Anda Curry (Egg Masala)

Indian · Maharashtrian · Vegetarian

Mumbai style Masala Pav

Mumbai is famous for its variety of delicious, spicy, tangy and filling street food. Masala Pav is one such classic dish from a long list of street food. It is a quick and yummy fast food which makes a great evening snack. Butter sauteed onions, green peppers, tomato gravy, mashed with butter on hot tava… Continue reading Mumbai style Masala Pav

Indian · Maharashtrian · Vegetarian

All Green, Mint-Coriander Chatpati Chutney

Mint-Coriander Chutney is a tangy minty chutney made with all greens; fresh mint, coriander leaves and green chilies with a little spice from garlic and tanginess of the lemon juice and chaat masala. It is a simple and quick recipe that tastes great with many Indian snack preparations like vada (dal vada / Batata Vada), samosas,… Continue reading All Green, Mint-Coriander Chatpati Chutney

Goan · Indian · Non-Vegetarian

Golden Pomfret Fry

I still remember the sparkle in my husband's eye when he spotted this fish in the corner at our local Chinese grocery store. A staple in India, this elusive fish was on our wish list for many years. Finally, we had it in our grocery bag and ready to cook. The Pomfret, or Golden Pompano… Continue reading Golden Pomfret Fry

Indian · Indo-Chinese · Vegetarian

Paneer Noodle Spindles

Long back I had tried a delicious Indo-Chinese dish, Vegetable paneer noodle balls, in a restaurant. That recipe was made with crushed veggies and paneer rolled in noodles. I wanted to try something similar at home, but instead of crushing I used cubed paneer in today's recipe. Deep fried spiced paneer on a stick wrapped… Continue reading Paneer Noodle Spindles