Indian Snacks Archive

#ChaiPakodaDay Special: Pakoras of Ajwain Leaves and Small Shrimps

  When it is raining and you have to cook up something quickly for a crowd, Pakoras are a no-brainer. Thanks to the Mumbai Monsoons and a group of kind friends, I have been eating Pakoras almost every other day for sometime now. Even though I don’t make them everyday at home, ...Read More

My Special Surmai-Gongura Pakodas to Celebrate #ChaiPakodaDay

  These Surmai-Gongura Pakodas are flavour bombs and a crowd-pleaser too! A perfect accompaniment to your cup of tea, my special Surmai-Gongura Pakodas are a great option to consider if you want to serve something different at teatime or as an Indian starter for your next home party. The low-heat version of ...Read More

Mugsamli or Bhaja Muger Puli (Fried Bengali Dumplings with Toasted Moong Pulses)

  Have you heard of the Bengali dish called Mugsamli? The traditional Mugsamli is for those who love sweets with a touch of savoury and spice! Mugsamli, Mugshamli or Mugsamuli is one of those dishes that is made during Poush Sankranti or Makar Sankranti. It is essentially a fried dumpling that has ...Read More

Healthy Soya Seekh Kebabs with Fresh Peppercorns

    As I wrote in one of my previous blogposts, I find it worthwhile to buy vegetables and fruits myself, rather than the convenient home-ordering option that has taken Mumbai by storm. There is a kind of satisfaction when you choose your own fresh ingredients yourself. You get the best brinjals, worm-free ...Read More

#KitchenBattles for ADF Soul Foods: Caramelised-Onion-Stuffed Spicy Paneer Balls with Tangy Posto Sauce

  Oh, what an exciting week it was! Recently, I was among the seven selected Indian bloggers who participated in the innovative #KitchenBattles using ADF Soul Foods. Each one of us took this fun challenge to use ADF Soul Foods to create a unique recipe that reflects our taste and cooking style. ...Read More

Bengali Chicken Cutlets

  These Bengali-style chicken cutlets are one of the most popular Bengali street foods, among a plethora of others. I made these during the Durga Puja festival recently. To those who don’t know about Durga Puja, it is the biggest festival for Bengali Indians, when we worship one of the greatest forms ...Read More

Cookbook Review: Sindhi Cuisine by Pushpee Moorjani

  Julia Child once said, “You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.” Pushpee Moorjani’s cookbook Sindhi Cuisine also reflects the same vibe. Very traditional Sindhi recipes cooked beautifully, infusing those perfect spice blends to die for. This is the reason, for the past ...Read More

Jashn-e-Kebab Festival at Kangan, The Westin Mumbai Garden City

  This monsoon, it is raining sultry kebabs at The Westin Mumbai Garden City. The Jashn-e-Kebab festival at Kangan, Westin, brings you an assortment of succulent vegetarian and non-vegetarian kebabs, suiting the season. Executive Chef Ajay Chopra and Chef de Cuisine Shamsher Ahmed have laid down a series of succulent kebabs for ...Read More

Mochar Chop (Banana Flower Croquettes)

    Ask any Bengali, and you’ll surely find the mention of this vegetarian street food called “Mochar Chop” in their list of top ten Bengali snacks! “Mocha” is nothing related to coffee and chocolate for a Bengali, but is the local name given to banana blossoms. I strongly feel that Mochar ...Read More