Bhejetebil Chop | How to make Bengali Vegetable Chop

Bhejetebil Chop

Bhejetebil Chop or the Bengali Vegetable Chop is a quintessential dish from the Bengals. This is a deep fried vegetable cutlet that makes a sinful dish to be served during evening tea! While I don’t drink tea or make elaborate dishes for tea time, during weekends it is a custom to nibble or munch on […]

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Dahi Gujiya ~ Holi Special Dahi Gujiya

Dahi Gujiya

Dahi Gujiya is a stuffed Dahi vada from Uttar Pradesh. These savory gujias are made with urad dal stuffed with khoya, nuts, topped with curds and spices. For the seventh day of the Mandatory Week in BM#104 Sweets & Snacks, we chose Dahi Gujiya. When this was suggested, I said this is same as Dahi […]

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Ooty Varkey | Baked Chocolate Ooty Varkey

Chocolate Ooty Varkey

Baked Ooty Varkey is a popular snack from Ooty, Tamil Nadu. It’s a baked pastry that has mild sweetness, a little salty and very flaky. Ooty or Udhagamandalam is a hill station in Tamil Nadu and is famous for its Varkey biscuits or pastry that the locals bake and it is exported and also imitated […]

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Kalmi Vada | How to make Rajasthani Chana Dal Vada

Kalmi Vada

Rajasthani Kalmi Vada is a typical tea time snack which is deep fried chana dal vada with onions, spices and served with green chutney, and tea. This snack is double fried by cutting the regular circular vada and ends up being oblong or long sticks. This is same as the South Indian Masala Vadai, except […]

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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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Ratlami Masala Sev ~ Madhya Pradesh Special Namkeen

Ratlami Masala Sev

Ratlami Masala Sev is a popular fried crispy snack from Madhya Pradesh made with gram flour and spices. This is a specialty from the city of Ratlam. In this version of Ratlami Sev, a spice blend is added to make it more spicy and addictive. The size of this sev differs from the Bikaneri Sev. […]

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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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Instant Rava Vada

Instant Rava Vada

Instant Rava Vada is a quick and easy one to make when you are pressed for time. You can serve this for breakfast or a quick evening snack. When I was thinking about the next vada that I could make, I read about this Instant Rava Vada that only takes about 30 mins of resting […]

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