Maharashtrian Kothimbir Vadi

Maharashtrian Kothimbir Vadi

Kothimbir Vadi is a delicious Maharashtrian savory snack made with besan, coriander leaves, and spices. These are cubed and seasoned before serving. For the Day 4 of BM#104 Sweets & Snacks, its Kothimbir Vadi from Maharashtra and in the Marathi language “kothimbir” or “kothmir” stands for coriander leaves. And the word ‘Vadi’ means cubes or […]

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Baked Handvo | How to make Savory Rice Lentil Cake

Baked Handvo Recipe

Baked Handvo or Savory Rice Lentil Cake is a Gujarat Special made with Lauki. Handvo is a classic dish from Gujarat. It’s more of a savory cake made with rice, lentils, and different vegetables. This can be served for breakfast or as a snack or for any meal. Traditionally it was cooked in a Handvo […]

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Palli Pappu Chekkalu | Andhra Peanut Pappu Chekkalu

Peanut Pappu Chekkalu

Pappu Chekkalu or Pappu Billalu is a crunchy and crispy fried snack prepared with rice flour and lentils. This is a popular South Indian snack prepared during festivals. As with other South Indian states, Andhra has its own flavour to the Chekkalu or Billalu as it is called. It is the same as Thattai from […]

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Goli Bhaat | Maharashtrian Varhadi Pulav

Goli Bhaat

Goli Bhaat is the Maharashtrian Vegetarian dish adapted from the popular meat biryani. This is also called as the varhadi Pulav popularly served during weddings. The meat version of this biryani is served during weddings and the name indicates that it’s for the Varhad, meaning the wedding guests. The biryani is quite elaborate with various […]

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Dhapate from Maharashtra

Dhapate

Dhapate is a multigrain roti from Maharashtra and is made by mixing all the grain flour along with spices and vegetables. The first time when I read it, I thought this will be an excellent roti to enjoy and it is healthy too as we will be including so many different grains. This is almost […]

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Jodhpuri Aloo | How to make Rajasthani Jodhpuri Aloo

Jodhpuri Aloo

Jodhpuri Aloo is a dry saute made with a mix of whole spices and spice powders that make it so delicious and spicy. This makes an excellent side dish with dal and rice. When I made the Thalis during March, I had done a mixed North Indian Thali and this was one of the dishes […]

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Hua Juan Bao ~ Chinese Steamed Flower Buns

Hua Juan Bao

Hua Juan Bao is Chinese Steamed Flower Buns stuffed with Sesame and Spring Onions. These are shaped and steamed and make a fantastic meal anytime. This is supposed to be a popular street food. These are bought on the street as either breakfast or a snack. These buns are fragrant with ginger or garlic with […]

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Empanada | Argentinian Onion and Cheese Empanada

Empanada

Empanada is a savoury snack made with puff pastry and different stuffings depending on the local availability. The dough is rich, buttery and flaky that you can bake or deep fry depending on your choice. Though the meat versions are popular, the vegetarian version is equally good. As I said, I was really looking forward […]

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Lauki Nu Muthia | How to make Steamed Bottle Gourd Muthiya

Lauki Nu Muthia

Lauki Nu Muthia is a healthy Gujarati breakfast dish made with bottle gourd, flours, and spices. This can be steamed or deep fried and often served for breakfast or as a snack with different chutneys. I have made Palak Muthias very long ago and have been wanting to make these bottle gourd version. I was […]

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Tahini and Almond Cookies from Israeli

Tahini and Almond Cookies are from Israeli and the source I referred talks about store bought Tahini paste vs homemade. I guess as an Indian, with an exposure to both Andhra and Tamil cuisines, Sesame seeds is a staple and using it in various dishes is as common as many dishes. Maybe that is one […]

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