appetizers/snacks, snacks, vegetarian recipes

Baked Batata Vada

One of the popular street food of India batata vada ( fried potato dumplings) usually served with green chutney or with pav. This is best tea time snacks enjoyed with a cup of hot tea.These are usually deep fried spiced potato dumplings dipped in gram flour batter. Here i have made a healthy less oil version of these vadas using an appam…

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appetizers/snacks, vegetarian recipes

Raw Banana Cumin Stir Fry

This stir fry is a simple side dish with just few ingredients and ready within 30 minutes. Ingredients: 3-4 raw bananas cut in roundles 2 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp roasted cumin seeds powder salt to taste 1 tbsp of oil/ ghee( clarified butter) 1 tsp red chilli powder 1 tsp turmeric powder chopped coriander leaves for garnish Method: Wash…

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curries

Dalema ( lentil and vegetable curry)

Dalema or Dalma is one of the authentic dishes prepared in Odisha. Its one of the staple dishes prepared in every Oriya home. Dalema is super healthy rich in  proteins as its loaded with dals(lentils) and variety of vegetables.Pair this curry with steamed rice, vegetable stir fry and tomato chutney or mango chutney. Ingredients: For the curry 1/2 cup toor…

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curries

Dal makhni

Dal is a must in our everyday meal and this kali dal is one my favourite recipe.The amazing blend of dals, kidney beans and spices makes it a perfect weekend meal to go with some rice or naan.Its usually made with lots of ghee or butter and topped with generous scoop of cream.I avoid the use of too much ghee/…

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appetizers/snacks, vegetarian recipes

baked samosas

Its raining !!! And it calls for bhajiyas, pakode, vades and my personal favorites Samosas.Samosas are made from a flaky pastry stuffed with potatoes and peas mixture.Imagine dunking hot samosas in tomato sauce or imli/tamarind chutney.Yum isn’t it.Now imagine making it guiltfree, replacing the unhealthy maida flour with whole wheat four and instead of frying them bake it with a…

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curries, vegetarian recipes

rajma curry

Rajma chawal is one of many such food which is added to comfort food list. This curry can be best enjoyed with steamed rice with a dollop of ghee on top or roti/ naan. I prefer to boil the Rajma completely soft so that its easily digested.There are variety or types of Kidney beans available in the market.I normally use the…

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rice recipes

Masoor Pulao

Easy wholesome one pot meal , sure to be loved by all those who love pulaos, biryanis in any form.Variations can be made by adding veggies but i kept it simple by just using saboot masoor and potatoes. This yummy dish can be enjoyed with chilled cucumber raita or just as it is.