Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Apple oatmeal cookies are soft, moist, chewy and irresistible. Apples along with cinnamon and nutmeg add an Autumn flavor to cookies. Continue reading or jump to recipe Cookies were not on my list for this theme. After two failed/average outcome recipes, I played safe with apple oatmeal cookies. Though the cookies have decent amount of […]

Sweet and Savory Diwali Recipes

Diwali/Deepavali is just around the corner and everyone is getting ready to prepare savories and sweets for festival of lights. I do not have a new recipe to share today but here are some savory and sweet Diwali recipes for this festive season. In the Diwali round up I includes both baked and deep fried […]

Fire Roasted Corn Stir Fry, Semi Homemade

Fire roasted corn stir fry is a quick snack prepared with frozen roasted corn kernels. Roasted corn is stir fried for few minutes with onions and green chilies until flavors blend in. Using frozen fire roasted corn makes it easy and semi homemade. Corn is one of my favorite foods and eat it in any […]

Jonnalu Shenagalu ~ Sauteed Sorghum & Black Chana

Jonnalu shenagalu or sauteed sorghum black chana is a snack from Telangana, India. Jonnalu shenagalu are one of the popular gudalu varieties prepared in my maternal family. Jonnalu are sorghum or jowar and shenagalu are black chana. These two pair well and make a filling evening snack or even a breakfast if one doesn’t mind […]

Baked Smelt

Smelt is a small fish, available worldwide. Depending on the species, it is either saltwater or freshwater fish. In the US, it is found in Atlantic ocean, Pacific ocean and also in Great Lakes. It is a seasonal fish available in late Fall and early Winters. Some stores carry frozen smelt year around. I usually […]

Veggie Cheese Sandwich ~ Fusion Sandwich

When I cook for myself, I look for easy recipes to fix my meal and this veggie cheese sandwich is one of them. Vegetables and spread for the sandwich differs based on my mood on a given day. For the last recipe in Cooking for One, series is fusion veggie cheese sandwich. I used tomato […]

Sooji Dhokla ~ Rava Dhokla ~ Semolina Dhokla

Dhokla is a farsan (snack) from Gujarati cuisine. It is a savory steamed cake prepared with fermented batter. The most popular and well known dhokla is khaman dhokla. However, there are many varieties of dhoklas prepared in Gujarat and sooji dhokla or rava dhokla or semolina dhokla is one of them. This reminded me of […]

Shrimp Pakoda ~ Fried Shrimp

Today is the last day of the month and also the Cooking Carnival. For the finale of this mega blogging marathon, I have a crispy fried shrimp or shrimp pakoda. These pakoda or fritters are perfect snack and great to serve with some drinks. This recipe is from New York Times food section and saved […]

Barbecue (BBQ) Shrimp, New Orleans Style

Though the title says barbecue (bbq) shrimp, the shrimp is not cooked on the grill. It is cooked on stove top in butter, garlic, red hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and creole seasoning. This is an easy and addictive shrimp which is served with some bread. Whole shrimp; with shell and head on is […]

Dahi Vada ~ Savory Doughnuts in Yogurt Sauce

The next recipe with yogurt for this month’s Cooking Carnival, Cooking with Protein Rich Ingredients is dahi vada. Dahi is yogurt~curd and vada is savory doughnut prepared with urad dal. In Telugu these are perugu garelu and recently came to know that these are also called aavadalu. When growing up we always called these dahi […]

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