Bread-Besan Toast!

Last week, I tried preparing some Croutons. The amount of oil bread absorbs when it’s deep-fried, Man that’s just too much. If one saw the frying and absorbing process, they’d never eat a fried bread. So do I!

This week, I felt the need to make some bread-pakora and munch the on. Last week’s experience was a handful and I simply ignored the idea. Instead, I tried this recipe of Bread-Besan Toast. Turns out, it wasn’t that bad. It is as good as a diet-version of bread pakora!


Time for some Gol-Gappe!!

What am I supposed to do when there is some left-over baked potato and I’m not in a mood to fry or bake? There comes in handy the simplest of the aloo-recipes, The Gol-Gappe!

My sibling is a Pro in it! I get to gobble and munch some of them tho!

South Indian

Kodubale – Grandma’s recipe! 

They say we are thin while going to grandma’s home and are hefty while coming back. This is so freaking true. 

My paternal grandma is no more. I miss her to the core. My dearest maternal grandma is ripe 80 year young and still her recipes are lip-smacking!! The way she dices the vegetables, the seasoning, the baking uff, I can’t really get hold of the taste in her dishes even after I’m a ripe 80 year old. 

Recently I paid a visit to her place and spent a great time to my granny, also I learnt how to make one of her expertise under her guidance. 

I never knew a mere refined wheat flour, rice flour, salt and chilli powder could result into amazing food. She just took the above ingredients in her secret ratios and made a dough out of it. She carefully took a small part of the dough and rolled it to make a thin long cylindrical shape and glued the ends of the cylinder to make a small loop and deep fried it. That’s it!!! Result, one of my granny’s expertise, the Kodubale. 

Cooktime – 10 mins (prep), 10 mins(fry) = 20 mins.

Verdict – imperfectly perfect kodubale, must eat! 

Chats, Health

Smile! Always :)

Everyone has tried smileys at any restaurant or food joint right? What do you say? It tastes delicious? Looks very simple to cook!? 

Let me tell you, it’s not as simple as it looks like. I tried baking it today at home for the very first time and it took me one whole hour to bake 15 perfect smileys. 

Boil the potatoes (about 5 medium sized ones) for about 10 mins. Add salt, chilli powder/ flakes, coriander powder, baking powder (not mandatory) and mash them together. Cast them with round moulds. Make eyes using straws and mouth using spoon. Use the extra dough to make another smile. Bake it in an air-fryer or fry it in hot oil ( deep/shallow fry).

Result, scroll below *_*

Time required : 10 mins (bake time) + 10 mins (mash time) + 20 mins (cast time) + 20 mins (fry time) = 1 hour.

Difficulty level : time consuming for first timers.

Taste : Healthy, Amazing, worth the time! 

Verdict : savour the taste of home-made healthy snacks. Go for it! 

Tip : Only potato dough would make the smiles break while casting which makes it a prolonged process. Try dipping it with maida + water/ corn-flour + water mixture to snap the extra times or make your process easier.

Health, Indian

Sunday brunch! 

Sundays are so refreshing! Finally I could sleep till 10, combine the efforts to cook both breakfast and lunch to make a simple brunch.

Today is one such day. Felt like putting a little more effort and cooking some delicious brunch. Tricolor love insisted me to include peas, potato and carrot in my curry. With usual masala, tomato and coconut, a simple curry was ready.

Something is needed with curry. Can’t eat it directly tho. So I bought a Malabar parota pack by IDs and thawed it to get the below result! 

Verdict : No onion, No garlic can be delicious too. Amazing! Made my day.

Tip : consume packed Malabar parota within 1-2 hours of thawing. Otherwise, it would become rubbery and hard to consume.

South Indian

Super sunday❤️

Sunday is the time of the week for some experimentation 🙂

Today, I came up with a recipe that involves double boiling of rice flour and refined wheat flour to make a dough similar to roti and bake it! Along with it, I made a simple Bombay saagu or aalo pyaas saagu (potato-onion curry)

Turns out it isn’t a disaster as I expected it to be. Tasted well, double thumbs up🎈