Jonnalu Senagalu (Sorghum & Chickpea Saute)

BM# 77: Week 1/ Day 2 Theme:┬áRecipes with Whole Grains Dish:┬áJonnalu Senagalu (Sorghum/ Jowar & Chickpea Saute) For the second day of this week’s blogging marathon, I have a healthy and nutritious snack made with sorghum aka jowar (in Hindi) aka jonnalu (in Telugu). This Jonnalu senagalu which literally means sorghum and chickpeas is a…

Cauliflower Kofta with Creamy Tomato Sauce

Holiday season is right upon us, which means lot of parties to host and to visit. Menu planning for these parties can get quite stressful some times. I usually have trouble finding appetizer recipes that fit into my menu. So here’s a recipe for Indian flavored cauliflower kofta with creamy tomato sauce that can be…

Manipuri Spicy Chickpea snack

Manipur — Kelli Chana (Spicy Chickpea snack)

Blogging Marathon# 39 – Indian States: Day 17 State: Manipur Dish: Kelli Channa We are going to Manipur, one of the seven sister states in the North Eastern India. Manipuri cuisine is simple, organic and healthy. Dishes are typically spicy foods that use chili pepper rather than garam masalas. Most of the dishes do not use oil for cooking. The staple diet of Manipur consists of rice, variety of leafy vegetables and fish. Manipuris typically raise vegetables in a kitchen garden and rear fishes in small ponds around their house. They cook dishes based on the seasonal produce and the…

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…