Dahi Puri

Dahi Puri is a Bombay Chaat dish that is wonderfully sweet, salty, spicy and cooling at the same time… Grab your plate of this delicious snack today!

Dahi Puri Recipe | How to make Bombay Chaat Dahi Sev Batata Poori | Delicious recipe by Kavitha Ramaswamy from Foodomania.com When I think of Dahi Puri, I think of a dish perfect in its union of flavors. That is the case with most Bombay Chaat dishes, actually.  They are known for being extremely spicy and yet sweet; extremely pungent and yet cooling. You’ll have a lot of fun eating these dishes!

Dahi Puri or Dahi Poori, derives its name from the key ingredient used in this dish – “Dahi”. Dahi is nothing but plain yogurt or as we Indians call it – Curd. You’ll have to work quickly with this dish since the Dahi and other chutneys we use can make it turn soggy very quickly!

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Maharashtrian Goda Masala

Maharashtrian Goda Masala is a spice blend of various whole spices that gives a unique taste to the dishes.

Maharashtrian Goda Masala Recipe |Homemade Marathi Kala Masala
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It is a spice blend used mostly in Maharashtra and neighboring states in India. h. Many different kind of Goda Masala is found depending on the ingredients used, regional preference and the personal taste. Some common ingredients are cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, bayleaf, white sesame seeds, coriander seeds, coconut flakes, cassia buds, dagad phool(lichen) and white and black peppercorns. To make the Maharashtrian goda masala, the spices are roasted using oil. All spices are roasted till they become darker in colour and then ground to a powder. When the spices are roasted enough for them to be dark brown (almost black) in colour when ground, it is called ‘Kaala Masala‘. (more…)

Paal Payasam

Smooth, creamy, delicately sweet Paal Payasam is the star of many a festival menus in India… Now you know how easy it is to make this dessert! 🙂

Paal Payasam Recipe | Rice Kheer | South Indian Risotto Pudding Sweet 4 ingredients. That’s all you need to make this dessert.

It is as easy as throwing all of them together in a pot and cooking them for 45 minutes until all the flavors come together to make a hearty bowl of paal payasam.

Which brings me to the word “paal payasam“. For all my non-south-Indian friends out there, it loosely translates to “milk sweet“. But that doesn’t really give out much information about the dessert itself because off the top of my head – I could give you 10 other sweets made with milk. (Hellllooo… remember Rabdiiiii??) But it is what it is. I don’t know much about its nomenclature. But I could tell you that making this milk & rice dessert could not be easier.  (more…)

Pav Bhaji

What Sloppy Joes is to the Americans, Pav Bhaji is to Indians… Buttery dinner rolls served with a spicy blend of vegetables!

Pav Bhaji Recipe | Bombay Chaat (Street Food) | Vegetarian Sloppy Joes For as long as I can remember, Pav bhaji has been the one dish that I order every single time I go to a hotel / restaurant… So intense is my love for this dish that I have to have this at least once a week. It is hard not to love such a simple, yet brilliant food… Toasted dinner rolls served with a spiced blend of vegetables!

PAV” buns are your Dinner Rolls while “BHAJI” is the standard name for any side dish. Combine the 2 and you have a quintessential Indian dish that so many of us know and love!

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