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Pani Puri (Gol-gappa)

Pani Puri – This is something that everyone in India, young or old, thoroughly enjoys! While pani puri (or gol gappa for North Indians) is ubiquitous in India sold by street vendors to five-star hotels, the best pani-puri needless to say is found on the street! It consists of “puris”: made from semolia. The puris...

Sprouted Mung

Sprouts are good for health since they are high in protein. They taste delicious with onion, tomatoes, black salt and and a hint of lemon. A few days ago Rahul was craving sprouts for breakfast and I made it for him. So let me share this recipe and I hope you will like it too....

Upma

Upma is made from Suji/Rava. This snack and lunch is prepared differently in various parts of India. In North India it is made spicy with a hint of lemon, whereas in the western part (Gujrat) it is prepared with sugar, salt and a hint of lemon. Not only does the taste differs, but also the...

Vegetable Puffs

A lot of bakeries in India sell delicious bread and an assortment of pastries, with an Indian twist! Ever since I was a kid, my favorite has been the vegetable puff pastries that are now sold not only at bakeries but also at many fast food joint. These puffs are filled with potatoes and peas,...

Nan-Khatai

Nan-Khatai is an Indian version of cookies, which originated from a very popular city in India, Surat. Surat has a sizable Parsi population. The concept of bakeries came into existence when the Dutch came to Surat in 1800′s. However, when the Dutch left India, they left the bakeries behind, which were of no use since...

Saturday Morning Breakfast: Rava Dhokla

Dhokla is very common for breakfast in India, especially in Gujarat and Rajasthan. Rahul and I both recount the numerous times we ate dhokla at our homes in India, and so today it’s definitely comfort food for us. I used to love to eat the rava dhokla that my aunt (she is the best at...

Bombay Style Indian Sandwich

I started liking sandwiches after eating at a food stall in Baroda. This stall was near my Dad’s office, so whenever we visited him at work, we ate sandwiches! They were simply superb! That’s when I fell in love with this type of sandwich. Being married to a husband who is a thorough Bombayite, I...