Indori Style ‘Bana hua Baked Samosa’!

So firstly, what does ‘Indori’ mean? Well, this word is used to address people like me who belong to a quirky little town in central India called Indore. My lovely, lovely hometown Indore!! So if you are from Indore, or even anywhere from the state of M.P in general, you will be very familiar with…

Kutchi Dabeli: Spicy Indian Street-food item, a gift from Gujarat!

Dabeli is a very popular Indian street-food item which originated in the state of Gujarat, in a place called Kutch. Hence the name, Kutchi Dabeli. Even though it was first introduced in Gujarat, Dabeli is wildly enjoyed across India, especially in Maharashtrian cities of Mumbai and Pune. Funnily, I had never tasted Dabeli in my […]

Spicy & Flavorful Bombay Masala Sandwich!

If you are from Mumbai, there are around 99% chances that this is one of your favorite snacks! Bombay, one of the most populous cities of the world and the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra, was re-named as Mumbai in the year 1995. Even though decades have passed since that time, still there…

South-Indian special: Tangy Onion-Tomato chutney for Dosas and Idly!

What is a South-Indian meal without chutney? ……… and even though most of us prefer the traditional coconut chutney to accompany our Idlis and Dosas, I equally love having all the other varieties of delightful South-Indian chutneys just as much! Best thing about these Indian dips is that you can alter the taste any which way you like. Not a fan of garlic?…

Mum-special Bread-rolls!

Bread rolls was my favorite snack, growing up. Every Sunday, mum would ask what we want for breakfast and the answer would always be the same- hot, crunchy bread-rolls with tomato ketchup and tea..mmmm!! It’s a dish that is mouth-wateringly delicious and can be made in jiffy. These rolls basically consists of spicy potato filling inside…

South-Indian breakfast: Sooji Upma (Healthy, savory semolina porridge)

Upma has been a regular breakfast item in my home, throughout my childhood. It is quick to make, delicious and nutritious, all at the same time. Sooji upma is everyone’s comfort breakfast food. It is best served with hot tea or a cup of filter coffee. Give this recipe a go and enjoy! Ingredients: -1/2 cup…

The famous Indori Pohe (Savoury flattened rice)

Now where do I start with describing my hometown Indore’s connection with Poha? Let’s just say that the term Indore is synonymous with Poha. I remember, throughout my childhood, whenever we had guests visiting our home from the other cities, almost everyday they would demand Indori poha for breakfast. Pohe or poha is a staple…

Healthy Moong-dal Cheela (Green lentil crepes)

Moong dal ‘cheela’ or ‘dosa’ is a thin, crisp savory crepe/pancake which is made with soaked and grounded green lentils. It is much healthier, easier and faster to prepare than your traditional south-indian dosa and is a breakfast option that is both filling and delicious. For me, it’s perfect to whip up on weekday mornings, when hubby is in…