Thick Poha Chudwa/Chivda

Poha Chudwa is a classic comfort snack. This tasty, crunchy and comforting snack is very easy to prepare. My MIL prepares a deep fried version of this snack and she uses thick poha. It is a pantry staple at my MIL’s place. I am sharing my MIL’s way of making this snack. I prepare this snack occasionally…

Medu Vada/Gaarelu/Urad Dal Vada/Uddina Vada

Medu Vada is a traditional South Indian dish. It is a deep fried snack made with Urad Dal. Medu Vadas are usually served for breakfast and are also enjoyed as a snack. These crispy vadas are loved by all, and are usually prepared on all festivals and special occasions. Gaarelu(Medu Vadas), Pulihora(Tamarind Rice or Lemon…

Kashata – Coconut Candy

Today, I am sharing the recipe of ‘Kashata’ snack/no bake cookie/candy from Congo. It is a popular sweet snack of East Africa. My daughter and I made this together for a Girl Scout project. She was instructed to prepare food from a wide variety of countries. She chose the country of Congo for her project, and went…

Batasha/Chilaka Perlu/Sugar Drops

Happy Holi to all the readers who are celebrating the festival on this Weekend.  Holi is a festival of colors. It is celebrated on a full moon day in the month of ‘Phalguna’, according to the Hindu calendar. It is a celebration of the victory over evil and the arrival of spring. It is a joyous…

Gulkand Stuffed Paan Coconut Ladoo

Gulkand stuffed paan coconut ladoo is an absolutely easy and extremely tasty dessert recipe. The combination of gulkand, paan leaves and coconut is a delight for paan lovers. This recipe was shared by a fellow blogger Manali Singh. This recipe had gone viral and everyone was raving about the taste of these ladoos. I could…

Dal Makhani/Creamy Buttery Lentils – Instant Pot Method

Dal makhani is one of the most popular Indian dishes. Lentils and beans are cooked in a buttery gravy. Dal means lentils and Makhani means buttery. Creaminess in this dish is achieved by slow cooking the lentils and beans in a rich sauce made with butter, onions, tomatoes and cream. I have tried various versions…

Eggless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today, I am sharing the recipe for eggless peanut butter cookies. If you like peanut butter, you will love these cookies. I had a big jar of peanut butter lying in my pantry. I was planning to make cookies for my daughter since a long time. My daughter made peanut butter cookies with a 3 ingredient peanut…

Karachi Halwa In a Mug

Happy Valentines’ Day Everyone!!! DO you need a last minute dessert idea for Valentine’s Day? Do you like Karachi Halwa? If your answer is ‘Yes’ to any of these two questions, then this post is for you. 2 minutes is all you need to make this delicious Karachi Halwa in a mug. Karachi Halwa is…

Eggless Churros

Valentine’s Day is coming up. I wanted to share an Eggless Churros recipe for Valentine’s Day and present them with a different look. I decided to make flower shaped ones. They are incredibly easy to make.  All it takes is 6 ingredients and about 30 minutes to make these delicious treats.  I adapted this recipe from…