Authentic Recipes from the Kitchens of Shriya, Nithu & Arthi!

Vada Pav

Posted by on Jul 25, 2013 in Chaat, Slideshow, Snacks | 4 comments

Vada Pav is a popular Indian burger and one of the most favorite street foods in Maharashtra, particularly in Mumbai. It is priced fairly cheap which makes it a go to snack for everyone. Spicy potato balls known as “Vada” are deep fried in oil and served with toasted buns also known as “Pav” smeared with red garlic and green chutney. It has a perfect balance of spicy, tangy, crispy flavors which makes you enjoy each and every bite. Though it is a guilty pleasure, it’s okay to indulge in your favorite snack once in a while. I enjoy my Vada Pav with a little bit of garlic chutney and lots of green chutney. This will make a perfect snack for parties, picnics, game night, etc. For parties, you can make the potato vadas ahead and heat it in oven...

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Samosa Chaat

Posted by on Feb 28, 2013 in Chaat | 10 comments

Chaat is a popular Indian savory snack available in several variations. It is spicy, tangy and sweet and a popular street food in India. There are various types of chaat food and today I have prepared Samosa Chaat which is one of the popular and most wanted among all. Samosa Chaat is served by adding a plate full of peas or chole masala, mashed samosa with freshly cut veggie toppings and a dash of lemon goodness. You need quiet a bit of ingredients for making this at home and you can find all these ingredients in any Indian store here. I should definitely say that it brings back my childhood days to memory whenever I eat chaat. My dad would never allow me to eat street food so we sneak with our friends to have fun. It is so filling, if...

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Bread Basket Chaat

Posted by on Oct 4, 2012 in Chaat | Comments Off on Bread Basket Chaat

If you want to try some easy snack, you can try this out. Thanks to my friend Jayanthi for this easy and tasty recipe. All we need is just bread and we can easily prepare this Bread basket chaat for any number of people in half an hour. Time of Preparation : 30 minutes Ingredients: Bread – 20 Potato (large) – 1 Chickpeas – 3 tbsp (optional) Onions – 1/2 cup (finely chopped) Tomatoes – 1/2 cup (finely chopped) Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp Chaat masala – 1/2 tsp Green chutney – 1/2 cup Sweet chutney – 1/2 cup Sev – 3 tbsp (optional) Coriander – 3 tbsp (chopped) Method of Preparation: Soak the chickpeas in hot water for 3 hours and pressure cook it along with little salt. Boil the potato and mash it . Add little...

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Papdi For Chaat

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 in Chaat | 7 comments

Papdi Chaat is one of my favorites and I wanted to make these papdis at home. They are very simple to make and they can be stored for a long time. Time of Preparation : 1 hour (including resting time) No of Pieces : 30 to 35 Ingredients: All Purpose Flour / Maida – 1 cup Ajwain Seeds – 1/2 tsp Salt – 1/3 tsp (according to taste) Ghee – 1 tsp Water – 2 tbsp less than 1/2 cup Oil – For frying Method of Preparation: Mix maida, salt, ajwain seeds, ghee and add water little by little to make it a stiff dough (like poori dough). Cover it with a damp cloth and let it stay atleast for half an hour. Divide the dough to two halves and roll them very thin. Then cut them to circles...

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Dahi Puri

Posted by on Aug 6, 2012 in Chaat | 4 comments

When it comes to the chaat, Dahi puri is my favorite one. The main ingredients like puris, chutneys and sev are available in all the Indian stores and hence they are very easy to prepare. Ingredients: Puris – 7 (homemade or store bought) Potato – 1 White Chickpea – a handful Onions – 1/4 cup (finely chopped) Sev – 1/4 cup Green Chutney – 1/4 cup Sweet Chutney – 1/4 cup Curd – 1/2 cup (beaten) Coriander – 2 tbsp (finely chopped) Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp (according to taste) Cumin powder – 1/4 tsp Chaat masala – 1/2 tsp Salt – to taste Method of Preparation: Soak the chickpea for 4 hours in hot water and boil them along with little salt. Boil the potato and mash it and add some salt and cumin powder. Take the...

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Sweet Chutney and Green Chutney for Chaat

Posted by on Aug 3, 2012 in Chaat, Chutneys, Sauce | 6 comments

I wanted to post this recipe long back. Unfortunately my finger got fractured again this year and I was not able to cook for the past 2 months. I am so happy to post a recipe after a long gap. I love chaat items a lot and this sweet chutney and green chutney are needed for most of the chaat items.  These are very easy to make and we can store them for one month. Sweet Chutney / Tamarind Dates Chutney: Ingredients: Tamarind (seedless) – 1/2 cup Dates (seedless) – 1/4 cup Jaggery (grated) – 1/2 cup Sugar – 1/4 cup Red Chilli powder – 1 tsp Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp Garam masala – a pinch Salt – a pinch Water – 2 cups Method of Preparation: Add all the ingredients in a microwave safe bowl and microwave...

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Pav Bhaji

Posted by on Apr 16, 2012 in Chaat, North Indian recipes | 1 comment

Pav Bhaji is a popular Indian fast food dish from Mumbai. It is a mixed vegetable curry with a special blend of spices (Pav Bhaji masala) that you can find in any grocery store in India or the Indian stores in the U.S. It is served with Pav (buns) instead of roti. This dish made its way from street food to restaurants and slowly became popular all over India. The recipe varies from place to place but the general procedure remains the same. Mashed potatoes and sauteed onions and tomatoes with a few other vegetables and spices are blended together to make this dish. Pav is toasted on a griddle with lots of butter. This is a comfort dish and the right place to enjoy is from the street side vendors. Here I am bringing the street food to your...

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