Plantain Balls | Kaklo | Krakro | Ghanaian Spicy Plantain Balls

Ghana cuisine uses abundance of plantains in their cooking and I was amazed to see so many vegetarian snacks that I could make with them. Most of the recipes (if not all) called for over-ripe plantains. When they mean over

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Churros – Mexican Churros made with 3 Ingredients – Cinco De Mayo Special Dessert

When I made my list for the 3 ingredients recipe, I clearly had no idea that I had planned this recipe just in time for Cinco de Mayo. I have always enjoyed churros, but lately it is very hard to

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V for Vazhaipoo Vadai – Banana Flower Masala Vadai – Lentil Fritters with Banana Flower

Making vazhaipoo vadai has been my long time wish and finally this mega marathon gave me a chance to make it. Living in US, we don’t get many opportunities as in India to cook with this vegetable. Whenever I get

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S for Semiya Pakoda | Vermicelli Pakora | Semiya Pakoda with Leftover Semiya Upma | Vermicelli Fritters

Alphabet ‘S’ sounds so simple, but I was stuck deciding what to make with this alphabet. Semiya was the only ingredient that kept coming to my mind, but I have pretty much made all the Tamil Nadu dishes that we

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P for Pattinam Pakoda – Patnam Pakoda – Patnam Pakodi

Choosing pattinam pakoda for the alphabet ‘P’ was not hard at all. In olden days, the major cities were called ‘pattinam’ by the town people and I have heard this word many times growing up. My grandparents are from a

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C for Chettinad Masala Cheeyam – Masala Seeyam – Chettinad Masala Seeyam

After a day’s break we are here with our day 3 of A – Z challenge. When choosing recipes with alphabet C, I started out very enthusiastic and had some tough choices. Once I was done making the list, I

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Aval Vadai – Aval Masala Vadai – Poha Vadai – Flattened Rice Fritters with Spring Onions

11th March, 2015 Next on my aval/poha dishes comes a savory snack. These vadai made with aval were so crisp and they remained crisp even after a while. This makes it a perfect choice as starters/appetizers for parties. These vadais

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Onion Bhajias – Deep Fried Onion Fritters

24th March, 2014 This week for the blogging marathon, I chose to make three recipes from ‘How to make perfect series’  published in The Guardian. This definitely made for very interesting read as chef Felicity Cloake, researched on individual component

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Moong Dal Vada – A quick and easy appetizer from Rajasthan

13th Dec, 2013 For the third day of journey through the region of Rajasthan, today I made a simple appetizer made from yellow Moong dal (payatham paruppu). This dish is again from Manjula’s space. She made this fantastic spread as

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Pakoda/Pakora/Onion Pakora

12th Nov, 2013 11/12/13 After a crazy busy day today, I came home to find that I had nothing made for dinner and also had to make something for the last of BM. I had my day planned out differently

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