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Amiri Khaman (Split Chickpea Squares)

Blogging Marathon# 47: Week 1/ Day 3 Theme: North Indian Starters Dish: Amiri Khaman I think my geography is a little dicey but I have a pretty good idea of Indian geography. I know where each state of India is located and I promise that I know this even before I did A-Z Indian states marathon. I’m surprised that most of the people from the North are so confused about the 4 south Indian states. They think everyone from the south is from Chennai and no the hindi movie ‘Chennai Express’ does not help even a little bit. So anyway…


Baby Corn Pepper Fry

Blogging Marathon# 47: Week 1/ Day 2 Theme: North Indian Starters Dish: Baby Corn Pepper Fry For Day 2 of this week’s blogging marathon, I made an Indo-Chinese favorite. Even though I stay away from deep frying, I couldn’t stop myself from frying these yummy baby corn pakoras/ fritters. I had this appetizer way back when in India and have been thinking about it ever since, finally got a chance to try it at home now.I am not 100% sure if this Indo-Chinese dish is really a North Indian starter, but since it is Indo-Chinese and China is in the…


Chole-Aloo Tikki Chaat (Chickpea & Potato Pattie Chaat)

Blogging Marathon# 47: Week 1/ Day 1 Theme: North Indian Starters Dish: Chole-Aloo Tikki Chaat We are starting our last marathon for this year and my theme for this week is ‘North Indian Starters’. Starters/ Appetizers are not really my forte because most of Indian starters are deep fried and I try to stay away from deep frying. When I saw this theme, I knew this will give me a chance to research on North Indian starters that I can add to my repertoire. Valli hinted that we can made Chaats under this theme, so for the first day I…


Happy New Year

Wish you all a very Happy & Prosperous New Year. Hope all of you had a great holiday season. Our holiday season was pretty much uneventful except for the party we hosted last weekend. Good food, great friends and lots of fun. I made 2 types of appetizers: Tomato Phyllo Shells filled with mozzarella, cucumber, tomato and basil salad (recipe from here). Bruschetta with Roasted Red pepper puree (recipe from Vegetarian Times).