A Classic Mumbai Style Vada Pav

Vada Pav is a Mumbai's favorite and authentic street food. Though a lot of variations has been brought in the preparation of this Vada Pav, still the basic one remains a hit. The taste of Vada Pav is hidden in the garlic chutney, which is got a nutty-spicy-sour taste. A fresh herb flavor is got with the addition of the Green Chutney, which is a mixture of green chilies, mint and coriander leaves to the Vada Pav.

Masala Borugulu / Spiced Puffed Rice

Masala Borugulu / Spiced Puffed Rice is an addictive spicy-crispy snack, which is made in a jiffy. This snack is famous all over India and called by different names, Murmure, Muri, Mandakki Oggarane, Murra, Mamra and Pori. As the Monsoon has started all over, I prepared this for the evening snack. Bangalore having the cool and pleasant weather, enjoying the Masala Borugulu with a cup of chai / Coffee brings nostalgic memories.

Muzaffar - a Rice-Based Dessert

Muzaffar / Muzaffir is a sweet delicacy. Rice being the main ingredient, the dessert calls for a Basmati variety of rice because of its rich aroma and flavor it imparts to the dish. This saffron-infused dish is a visual treat and appealing, and lends a supreme taste with rich and sweet along with assorted nuts roasted in the clarified butter (ghee). Muzaffar is a perfect dish for any of the festive occasions be it Diwali or Ramadan.

Kulfi - A wonderful Ice Cream

Kulfi is a traditional Indian-Ice Cream with supreme taste in its  class.  It  is  a  perfect   Indian -  summer  dessert  and  the pristine taste of Kulfi can be cherished in all kinds of weather. Especially, if Kulfi is home-made, then it's more healthy & tasty! So, relish kulfi while cheering for your favorite team in Indian premiere League (IPL) of T-20 cricket.....:)

Boodida Gummadikaya Halwa

Gummadikaya Halwa is a traditional sweet dish. Unlike Carrot / Gazar ka Halwa, this delicacy is prepared with a Ash Gourd vegetable. The vegetable is called in different names like Winter Melon, Winter Gourd or the White Gourd. Gummidikaya Halwa is a dish of such astonishing simplicity that requires minimal ingredients with irresistible taste. In Southern India, the Gummadikaya Halwa is also called as Kasi Halva and mainly makes a regular appearance in traditional weddings.

Pepper Rice

Pepper Rice
Pepper Rice

Pepper Rice is peppy & hot dish and generally relished most in winter season. Black Peppercorns are mixed in rice to spice up and add that extra zing to the dish. The dish is also accompanied by a special ingredient - the sesame oil to neutralize peppiness and infuse rich aromatic flavor. Black peppers are popularly known for their medicinal utility and commonly used as natural ingredients  for curing cold & cough in many households.

Tamarind Rice

 Tamarind Rice
Tamarind Rice
Tamarind Rice/Pulidharai/Puliyogare/Pulihora is a sour sweet, spicy and nutty combination added to a rice variety. This is such an eternal comfort dish that it is prepared in South-India for every important occasion, be it festivals or in temples as Neiyedyam or Prasad. This rice variety is without the addition of onions and garlic, which some people prefer to take during their fast or festivals.

Ammani Kozhukattai - a spicy savory for Ganesh Chaturti

Ammani Kozhukattai are rice-based steamed dish tempered with some spices and grated coconut for the sweet-spicy combination. This steamed dish Ammani Kozhukattai is very popular during the Ganesh Chaturti to serve for Lord Ganesh. This spicy dish is prepared in combination with the sweet dish called Modak/Kadubu/Kozhukattai/kudumulu.

Menthya Soppina Bhath

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Menthya Bhath
Menthya Soppina Bhath is a flavorful rice of Karnataka, India.  In Karnataka, Bhath is associated to any rice dish flavored differently with different spices, herbs and vegetables. Methya Soppu is the Fenugreek leaves. The rice is prepared with the Fenugreek leaves, mint, green chilies and peas, and thus a green color is adopted with all fresh herby flavors. Though the dish Menthya Soppina Bhath is highly nutritious, it is also tasty when prepared in a manner combing herbs and spices.

Aate ka Halwa - Traditional Wheat Flour Sweet Pudding

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Aate ka Halwa

Aate ka Halwa is wheat flour pudding prepared with pure ghee (clarified butter) and this rich-in-nutrition sweet dish ever liked by all - little ones to daddy's dad. Halwa is  healthy dish nourished with loads of carbs and filled with instant energy for long fun-filled day. This pudding is rejoiced in most parts of India during breakfast or mealtime along with spicy dish / savouries. Aate ka Halwa has enriching aromatic blissful taste and a good dose of this royal sweet is enough to awaken your senses.