Traditional Indian Recipes

MAHA SHIVARATRI RECIPES

“SHIVARATRI” means “Great night of Lord Shiva”. It is believed that on this day Lord Shiva was married to Goddess Parvati. It is also said that Lord Shiva was born on this day. There are various rituals and traditions associated with the celebration of Maha Shivaratri. It is celebrated ... read more

SABOO DAANA KI KHICHDI – MAHA SHIVARATRI RECIPE

Saboo daana ka khichdi is usually prepared during hot summers as it gives a cooling effect to the body. In North India, on Maha Shivaratri, Saboo Daana Ki Khichdi are prepared as Prasad for Lord Shiva and devotees have this Prasad after breaking their fast or vrat. Ingredients: 250 ... read more

GROUNDNUTS SALAD – PALLI SALAD

Groundnut or Peanut or Palli as it’s called in North India has a great nutritional value. Groundnuts salad is very delicious and a healthy salad prepared with boiled groundnuts and fresh vegetables. Groundnut salad is also served as Side Dish. Salads are used for diet control. It’s good to ... read more

CRISPY CORN PAKODA

Crispy corn pakoda is a regular snack made during the monsoon seasons. Corn pakoda can be made with sweet corn or regular corn. In this recipe I have used sweet corn. Corn has numerous health benefits. Corn is low in fat and high in nutrients and eating corn can ... read more

BANANA FILLETS (PAZHAM PORI)

A teatime snack . The banana is a good carbohydrate source thus a filling snack for kids back from school . Ingredients : Medium ripe bananas – 4 (nendrapazham) Maida – 1 cup Rice flour – 2 table spoon Salt – ¼ tea spoon Water Yellow food color ... read more

RIBBON PAKODA

Ribbon pakoda is an easy south Indian snack made during Diwali and its also a great tea time snack. Ingredients : 3 cups    Besan 1 cup      Rice flour 2 tbsp     Sesame seeds 3 tbsp     Hot oil 2 tsb       Red chilli powder 2              Green chillies ½ inch     Ginger piece 4               ... read more

DAHI VADA

Dahi Vada  is a popular and tangy snack of North India. Dahi vada is also known as “ Thayir Vada“ in South India. This is made and sold in Chaat bandi’s all across India, near the shopping complexes, streets. Ingredients: 1 cup Urad dal(split white lentil)  soak in water 3 ½ cup ... read more

ALOO CHANA CHAT

Aloo Chana Chat is a popular and tangy snack of North India. This is made and sold in Chaat bandi’s all across India, near the shopping complexes, streets. Ingredients: 1 ½  Cups chick peas (Kabuli chana) 2 Medium potatoes, peeled and diced 1 ½ tsp Brown sugar 1/2 tsp ... read more

CHILLI BAJJI

Chilli Bajji is also known as “ Mirchi bajji “ . Mirchi bajji is a popular tea time snack inSouth India . This is made and sold in Chaat bandi’s all acrossIndia, near the shopping complexes, streets. Ingredients: 10 Green chillies, preferably big ones 100 gms Chickpea flour 1 ... read more

PUDINA PANI

Pudina pani is a refreshing drink during summer time and when you are outdoors on hot days. It is a common coolant in India , relished by young and old. Children love the chatpati taste. Vendors place Pudina pani stalls at prime places which attracts shoppers and the passer-bys. ... read more

GREEN MANGO DRINK

Green Mango drink is a summer delight. It is known as Aam panna and is popular all over India. Mango drink gives cooling effect to the body and is enjoyed by people of all ages. The preparation is easy too. You can certainly give it a try. Ingredients: Unripe ... read more

BUTTERMILK

Buttermilk is an ideal drink during summer.  In Hindi it is known as Chaas, mor vellam in South India. During hot summer days you can have a glass of buttermilk and feel relaxed. South Indian style of preparing Buttermilk. For making 2 large glasses of butter milk. Ingredients: Curd: ... read more

SAMOSA

Samosa is a popular tea time snack ofNorth India . It comes in several varieties of fillings- sweet and chatpati. This is made and sold in Chaat bandi’s all acrossIndia, near the shopping complexes, streets. Ingredients: 1 Cup all purpose flour 2 tsp Butter 1/2 Cup chopped onions 1 ... read more

PANI PURI

Pani Puri is a popular snack ofNorth India .Also known as “ Gol Goppa ”. This is made and sold in Chaat bandi’s all acrossIndia, near the shopping complexes, streets. Ingredients: 1 cup Rava (Bombay variety) 1 tbsp Maida (All purpose flour) 1/4 tbsp Baking Soda (cooking soda) 1/2 ... read more