Baked Buffalo Style Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Dip

Baked Buffalo Style Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Dip is a spicy and addictive appetizer. For the final day of this week’s blogging marathon, I made this crispy and absolutely addictive baked buffalo style cauliflower with blue cheese dip. This is another dish that I had in NYC botanical garden. I really loved how spicy and…

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…

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).