Dahi Sev Puri

A popular chaat recipe that is super quick to bring together. Cooked moong dal, chaat chutneys, beaten yogurt, puri, chopped onions, tomatoes, coriander leaves and sev are all you need to whip up a plate of Dahi sev puri.

Batata Vada & Vada Pav

Mumbai’s popular fast food snack, Batata Vada, is a deep fried indulgence. Spiced mashed potatoes are dipped in chickpea batter, deep fried to a golden shade and served with mint-coriander chutney or garlic chutney. When Batata Vada is sandwiched between green chutney smeared pav, it becomes a Vada Pav, another of Mumbai’s famous street food snack.

Khasta Kachori - Indian street food

Khasta Kachori (Chaat)

Small, crisp, golden puri, stuffed with a dry, spiced filling is how I’d describe a Kachori that has its origins in Rajasthan. Makes for an addictive tea time snack or appetizer. There are different fillings that go into Kachori making and today its Khasta Kachori that calls for a lentil filling.

Samosa – Indian Snack

India’s popular snack that finds a place in almost every bakery or chaat shop – our very own Samosa. Savory comfort food at its best, a crisp exterior filled with a savory vegetable stuffing that goes very well over a hot cup of chai especially on a rain filled day.

Garlic (Lasun) Chutney

Bhel Puri

Another of my favorite chaat, Bhel Puri, that is light on the stomach and super quick to bring together. A popular street food, Bhel puri, is prepared with puffed rice, an assortment of chutneys, peanuts and crushed papdi and sev.

Pav Bhaji

Mumbai’s famous street food, a favorite chaat of my family and my kind of comfort food – Pav Bhaji. Pav = Bun and Bhaji = a mashed mixed Vegetable curry prepared with Pav Bhaji Masala. The key to a good Pav Bhaji lies in the quality of bread and the masala that goes into the making of the spicy bhaji.

Rice Paramannam

Ugadi ~ Festival Recipes

Ugadi, Telugu New Year, is on 16th March, 2010. I have complied few festival recipes that can be prepared for Ugadi, making it convenient for my dear readers. Hope you enjoy preparing the recipes and relish the festive treats with family and friends.

Papdi - Papri

Papdi (Papri) Chaat

Indians love their favorite chaat wala and spend many a evening eating their favorite masala puri or pani puri, relishing its magical, addictive flavors like there’s no tomorrow. And why not? Its comforting food that warms the palate, delicious and economical on the wallet.

Masala Puri Chaat

Chaat is the most fascinating culinary concoctions prepared in the street corners or gallis of every city/town of our country. Isn’t the smell of street food enticing? Isn’t it exciting to watch the street food vendor swiftly assemble a plate of Chaat with all its colorful assortment of spices and chutneys?

Ragda Patties ~ Aloo Tikki Chaat

Mumbai’s popular fast food snack prepared with curried dried peas aka ragda that is spooned over Aloo Patties/Cutlets along with an assortment of chutneys and garnished with sev and fresh coriander leaves. Also known as Aloo Tikki Chaat in North India, where its prepared without ragda.

Sev ~ Omapodi (Sana Karapusa)

Sev aka Omapodi/Karapusa is an essential savory item along with Sweet chutney and Green chutney, forming an integral part of most Indian street food snacks. Sev is prepared with chickpea flour (besan) and rice flour.

Khajur Imli – Sweet Chutney for Chaat

Sweet chutney is an essential component of Chaat, all varieties of Chaat including Pani Puri, Bhel Puri, Masala Puri and Samosa. Just a dash of this stunning sweet-tart condiment spread over Chaat, enhances the flavor by leaps and bounds, making it a key factor for a complete Chaat experience.