Category Archives: Snacks

Fire-Roasted Eggplant Dip

Smoky, garlicky, healthy, and simple – I am totally in love with this dip. Baba Ganouj is a Middle Eastern eggplant dip. The original Greek recipe calls for Greek Yoghurt, which I skipped. Yet the result was amazing. I can … Continue reading

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Wheat Dosa with Sweet Coconut Filling

A simple and easy to make dish to satisfy sweet craving. In Karnataka, Neer dosa (made of rice) with sweetened coconut is served in many restaurants. Here is a wheat version that is very easy to make at home. Ingredients: … Continue reading

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Poha – Beaten Rice Flakes Upma – Aval Upma

Poha is a popular Maharashtrian breakfast item. Poha is the Marathi term for Beaten rice flakes and the breakfast item made of it is also called Poha. It is made with onions (Kanda Poha) or potato (Batata Poha) or with … Continue reading

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Walnut Hummus – A Healthy Dip

Don’t let the Mediterranean name let you believe it is a fancy dish. This is a healthy and tasty dip made from simple ingredients available in all households. Easy to make and can be stocked up to a week. Make … Continue reading

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Roasted Sweet Potato Chaat

Sweet potatoes never existed in my mind. I remember eating boiled sweet potato long back. I remember those rare times when we used to cook using firewood, these sweet potatoes were buried under hot coal. The peel was removed from … Continue reading

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Healthy Homemade Dip

I love Hummus because it’s tasty, nutritious, and healthy. Hummus is a Middle Eastern dip made of boiled chickpea. Tahini (a paste of sesame seeds) is a main ingredient in Hummus. Here is a variation that is quick and easy … Continue reading

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Akki Roti (Spicy Rice Pancake)

My favorite in Kannada cuisine. It is a rice-based breakfast item, very similar to dosa. I love it for its mix of soft and crisp textures and the use of flavorful jeera, dill (a kind of herb that belongs to … Continue reading

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Boiled Peanut Chaat

It is groundnut season again. Bangalore has a unique festival dedicated to celebrating this nutritious nut. Many years back, Basavanagudi, a place in Bangalore, was surrounded by villages where groundnut was cultivated. On full moon nights, a bull used to … Continue reading

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Banana Uthappam (Pancake)

Did you know that overripe bananas with black spots have more nutritive value and more antioxidants than the yellow spotless ones? Overripe bananas are difficult to eat as is, but they are easier to cook, especially smoothies. Here is a … Continue reading

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Easy Homemade Chaat

Most popular and favorite among street food are chaat items. Here is a flavorful crunchy snack that you can easily make at home. There are a lot of textures in this crunchy snack – a mixture of sour, spicy, tangy … Continue reading

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