Palak Masala Vada

Spinach Lentil Fritters Recipe (Palakura Masala Vada)

Spinach Lentil Fritters are crispy on the outside and soft in the middle. These are great to serve hot for friends and family during festival season. For the final day of this week’s blogging marathon, under ‘Diwali Snacks’, I made these crispy and delicious Spinach Lentil Fritters. After making spicy gathiya and dry gulab jamun,…

Mauritian Dholl Puri Recipe

Dholl puri is Mauritian protein packed dish – lentil stuffed flatbread served with white bean curry and various other toppings is very popular street food. For the last day of this week’s blogging marathon, I am exploring Mauritius cuisine under ‘the explore Southern Hemisphere’ theme. There were quite a few countries to choose from like…

Orissa Sweet Khichdi

Orissa — Mitha Khechudi & Mitha Dali

Blogging Marathon# 39 – Indian States: Day 21 State: Orissa Dish: Mitha Khechudi & Mitha Dali (Sweet Khichdi with Sweet Dal) Today we are going to Odisha, formerly known as Orissa, located in the east coast of India. Orissa shares a border with Andhra Pradesh, but I never had a chance to visit it. My dad went there for work years ago and brought back a souvenir from Konark Sun Temple. I’ve seen his pictures at Puri Jagannath temple and Bhubaneshwar. That’s the most I knew about Orissa. Odisha has culinary tradition spanning centuries. I was really surprised to read…

Qabooli Biryani (Hyderabadi Chana dal Biryani)

Blogging Marathon# 32: Letter Q Theme: A-Z Dishes from Andhra Pradesh Dish: Q for Qabooli Biryani (Hyderabadi Chana dal Biryani) Letter Q stands for Qubani (apricots). Qubani ka Meetha is a very famous Hyderabadi dessert that is made with dried apricots that are soaked and then cooked with sugar and drizzled with cream. I wanted to make it, but couldn’t find good quality apricots. So I made Qabooli instead. Qabooli is biryani made with spicy chana dal (split pea lentil) and layered with basmati rice. I used black chana/ chickpeas instead and it turned out quite tasty. This is a…