Lobia (Black Eyed Peas) Chaat

A simple chaat that bursts with flavor and colors. I have used fresh cowpeas but you can also use dry cowpeas. This is another assembly kind of recipe. Cowpeas: If fresh, put in hot salted water and cook on medium heat till they are done. If dry, then soak overnight and pressure cook for aContinue reading “Lobia (Black Eyed Peas) Chaat”

Sundal (Chickpeas)

It is literally just a bunch of small independent steps that add up to one the best veg snacks. Soak chickpeas overnight. Then pressure cook them with a little salt and water. Discard the water. Coarsely grind together a little coconut and green chillies. Heat oil. Add into it some cumin, mustard seeds, hing andContinue reading “Sundal (Chickpeas)”

Kadala (chickpeas) Curry

Chickpeas are a great source of plant protein. They come in different colors and sizes. I used dry green chickpeas for this recipe but you can use anything you want. Chickpeas, dry: 200 grams. Onion, medium sized: finely chopped. Tomatoes, 3: roughly cut up. Ginger, 1 inch. Green chilly, 1. Dry Red Chillies, 2. Saung,Continue reading “Kadala (chickpeas) Curry”

Baking Powder in a BREAD!

My generic bread recipe is even better with a simple addition. Baking Powder. So here is the stuff: Chiroti Rava : 500 Grams. Water : 250-300 ml Salt : 7 grams (1 teaspoon) Yeast: 7 grams (1 teaspoon) Milk Powder: About 50 grams. Butter: 20 grams. Sugar: 2 teaspoons. Baking Powder: 1 teaspoon. It aContinue reading “Baking Powder in a BREAD!”

Mint (Pudina) Chutney

Been a busy period and finally decided that at least 3 pics and a 3 line recipe is long overdue. This is is a quick and easy chutney, which is super versatile. Roast coconut on an open flame. Grind together in the following sequence to get a smooth paste, coconut, cumin and ginger. Add mintContinue reading “Mint (Pudina) Chutney”

Beetroot and Bottle gourd with Lentils

This is one of my goto vegetable dishes. It needs a lentil, I used yellow Mung beans. a gourd, I used bottle gourd. a sturdy vegetable, I used beetroot. aromatics, I used onions, garlic, chilly and so on. a healthy fat, everyone must use ghee. some spices like cumin, fennel etc. Soak the lentils inContinue reading “Beetroot and Bottle gourd with Lentils”