Category Archives: Starters and Sides

Aloo fry / Aloo roast – Easy potato fry recipe

Preparing aloo fry is the easiest thing any amateur cook can do. You can serve this as an evening snack along with a little ketchup. PS : It will be better if you use fresh potatoes for this. Step by Step Aloo fry preparation Prepare a solution of cornflour with a pinch of salt and water. The […]

Arabian Falafel Recipe

Falafel, the lebanese deep fried balls or patties is a snack / fast food very popular in the Middle East which is now available world wide, each with its own special version. It is very popular among the vegans.  As a main dish, falafel is served as a sandwich, stuffed in pita bread / Khubboos / Turkish bread with vegetables […]

Moong Dal Pancakes

Who says pancakes are major entity on breakfast platter only? Have you ever tried making this protein-rich ‘Moong Dal Pancakes’ for an evening snack to make your tea-time wonderful??!!! If not, try it out now… Preparation Soak moong dal and urad dal together in plenty of water for 4-5 hours. Drain excess water out of […]

Malabar special – Pazham Nirachathu / Stuffed Banana

Pazham nirachathu is a very tasty and inevitable snack in the Malabar iftar cuisine. Its prepared by stuffing ripe plantain with coconut – nut mixtures and then dipped in a Maida batter and fried. I can assure you that your family and Kids will love this snack. Sweet Pazham Nirachathu Preparation Warm a non stick pan […]

Aloo Chaat

Aloo chaat (savory potato snack) is a popular street food item in North India. It is prepared by frying potatoes in oil and adding spices and with chutney. If you want to bring a quick variety of North-Indian street-food, try making this Aloo Chaat (Delhi Style) at home. Add a mouth-watering and simple to make chaat dish in your list!!! Aloo chaat preparation […]

Aloo bonda / Masala Bonda / Urulakizhangu bonda

Aloo bonda (Potato / Urulakizhangu masala bondas) are very common and yummy evening snack in India. This snack can be easily prepared at home by following these step wise instructions. Don’t forget to share your outcome or different variants of this recipe you tried with us. Preparation of Aloo bonda / Urulakizhangu Masala Bonda In a Kadai / Pan, heat […]

Grilled Corn Salad

Corn is a popular item to grill anytime!!! And specially, you can’t have anything better than this to munch while enjoying rain-drops… You can grill corn seeds or corn on the cob directly, even delicious once you apply butter n herbs over it! Sounds yummy!!! Grilled Corn Salad Preparation Peel off the layers of corn-cobs properly. […]

Uzhunnu Vada / Medu Vada / Urad Dal Fritters

Uzhunnu Vada aka Medu Vada or Urad Dal Fritters is a popular south Indian snack usually served with Masala Dosa or taken as a breakfast itself. Uzhunnu Vada Preparation Clean and soak the Urad dal for up to 3-4 hours. Drain it completely. Grind it to a smooth paste without adding water. If its hard to […]

Oven Roasted Vegetables

Colorful veggies with very mild spices, awesome aroma and that too with smoky flavors!!! Nothing can beat this slow-oven-roasted dish… Include it in your breakfast plate or have it as a side or munch it as appetizer!!! It will make you oven-roast pretty often… 🙂 Preparation Parboil (75%-80% boiled) broccoli florets,carrots, potatoes and green beans […]

Mini Mushroom Toast

Aren’t you bored of appetizers like kebabs and tikkis??!!! Try out these cheesy mushroom toasts to have it on starter plate, which are very much kids-friendly too 🙂 Mini Mushroom Toast prepartion Take some water in a bowl and add dry yeast with sugar. Set aside for 5-6 mins. In another bowl, take maida and […]

Chilli Paneer

Chilli Paneer is a very popular Indo-Chinese dish, prepared using fresh paneer cubes with capsicums-onions and stir-fried using chinese spices 🙂 Great to serve as an appetizer or works really well as a part of Chinese Sizzler!!! Chilli paneer preparation Cut paneer into big cubes and keep in lukewarm water for a while to soften them. […]

Parippu vada – Kerala style

Parripu vada / Dal Vada / Lentil or Dal fritters  is a nadan / traditional evening snack food in Kerala. It is prepared from Toor dal. Parippu vada along with black tea is the combination and its the official food of a Kerala communist 😉 . For every Keralite, parippu vada is a nostalgia. You will […]

Sukhiyan preparation – Kerala style

Sukhiyan is a deep fried traditional Kerala tea time snack made from Green gram / Mung bean, coconut  and jaggery filling. This is a highly nutritious food because the mung bean is a rich source of low-fat protein and fiber. One cup of mature, boiled beans contains around 14 g of protein and 15 g of fiber. This recipe is […]

Malabar Unnakkaya

Unnakkaya is delicious, sweet and traditional Kerala snack prepared mainly in the Northern Kerala (in Malabar, Kannur, Thalassery etc) during the Ramzan days. Its very popular in other parts of Kerala also during the Ramadan (Ramazan) fasting time. It is prepared by filling smashed bananas stuffed with cashew nuts, raisins and rice flakes. Unnakkaya is a good snack item […]