Vegetable Bajji (Bhajiyas)

Vegetable Bajji or Bhajiya are nothing but battered and deep fried veggies!
Vegetable Bajji Recipe | Indian Bhajiyas - Deep Fried Snacks

#IShouldn’tBrag … but … #IMakeTheBestBajjisInMyFamily

So.. hey guys! 😀 In case you couldn’t read my hash-tag secret message, I said I make the best bajjis in my family. And yes, I’m sure my extended circle of family and friends would vouch for that.

After all, every year on Deepavali, they come home specially to have Vegetable Bajji (Bhajiyas) from my place.

And who do you think is standing in front of the hot oil repeatedly battering and frying the Bajjis…? Yours truly of course!   (more…)

Masala Dosa

Masala Dosa or Dosai is a south Indian savory Crepe filled with a mixture of cooked potatoes and onions!
Masala Dosa Recipe | South Indian Breakfast Masal Dosai

I wanted to start this post with a bunch of yummy noises.

Then I realized how stupid that would look.

And now I’m beating myself up for telling that to you.

Don’t judge, okay! There’s an in-built system in me that gets me all drooly and excited when I think of Masala Dosa! 😀 (more…)

Godhumai Halwa = Wheat Flour Fudge

For a rich Indian dessert, make this Godhumai Halwa. Made with wheat flour, saffron and tons of ghee (clarified butter), nothing screams celebration like a good Gehun ka Halva (Wheat flour fudge)!

Godhumai Halwa Recipe | Easy Pressure Cooker Gehun ka Halva

If only I were a better photographer…

If only I were a better food stylist …

If only…. Sigh!

Well, the one thing I am good in though is making delicious desserts and this fudgy thingy made with Wheat flour is definitely one that I think you should all try. Oh, and for those curious, Godhumai in Tamil means Wheat and Halva is just sort of like fudge. SO there you have it – Godhumai Halwa! 😉

P.S: This is a quick cooker version of the recipe. This won’t taste exactly like Tirunelveli Halwa, but it is delicious neverheless!   (more…)

Tomato Relish ~ with a South Indian twist

Make this south Indian tomato relish (thokku) for an interesting condiment to breads, rotis, rice etc.!

Tomato Relish Recipe | South Indian Tomato Thokku

I can’t write enough about this firecracker of a relish.

Or, I really should say – thokku.

I’m a South Indian and my grandmom would throw a fit if I kept giving English names to traditional recipes! 😛 But then, how do I tell YOU guys how awesome and easy this dish is if you don’t even know WHAT it is….? So this thokku is essentially tomatoes cooked down to a relish like form and flavored with seasonings quintessenial to the South Indian Cuisine. 🙂 (more…)