Besan Zucchini Stir Fry

Besan zucchini stir fry is a quick and easy side dish that gets done in 10 minutes. Tender yet crunchy zucchini is a perfect summer side dish for rice, Indian flat breads and even grilled meats. Theme for this is week is one ingredient, multiple recipes. As you may have guessed, the ingredient of the […]

Laddu ~ Senagapindi (Besan) Laddu

For alphabet ‘L’, in this A-Z Challenge, Journey Through Telangana Cuisine, I could not come up with anything other than Laddu. For me laddu is always boondhi laddu and I am not a fan of boondi laddu. Had I prepared my complete list before going to India in December, I would have asked my mother […]

Dondakaya Barada ~ Ivy Gourd Gram Flour Curry

An year or two ago I saw a Telugu cookery show video on youtube which featured Telangana specials. Both the recipes on that video were new to me and I never heard of those two dishes before. One of those recipes was dondakaya barada. Few weeks ago one of my friends posted capsicum barada recipe […]

Attu Tunukala Koora ~ Gram Flour Pancake Curry

As I mentioned yesterday, I am doing a month long marathon starting today, with A-Z regional cooking as the theme. For this theme, we have two options to choose from. Option one is cooking from a region in India or one country and the other is to pick 4 regions from India or 4 countries, […]

Chickpeas Crackers for Home Bakers Challenge

For September’s Home Bakers Challenge Priya challenged us with some cracker recipes. I chose to bake chickpeas crackers. These are spicy crackers that can be snacked on anytime of the day and also a great tea time snack. I followed the recipe as give with addition of extra chili powder. It was spicy for my […]

Khaman Dhokla from Gujarat

Gujarat is one of the western states of India with rich heritage and culture. State has a long history dating back to Indus Valley Civilization. The state shares a border with Rajasthan in the North, Madhya Pradesh in the East, Maharashtra in the South and, Arabian Sea & an international border with Pakistan in the […]

Aloo Besan Sev ~ Aloo Bhujia

This is the second month of Cooking from Cookbooks Challenge. For week 1, I chose this Aloo Besan Sev or Aloo Bhujia from Ismail Merchants Passionate Meals. I know, of all the recipes he has, I chose this one. This book has some wonderful non-veg recipes that I am yet to try. Actually, I bought […]

Bell Peppers Gram Flour Stir Fry ~ Capsicum Besan Kura

For the second day of the marathon I am cooked with color green. When I was brainstorming recipes for this theme, all the recipes I could think of were with green color ingredients. I had jotted down so many recipes for this color and picking a recipe from that list was not a difficult task […]

A snack from Gujarat, Khandvi

Khandvi is a very popular snack from the western state of Gujarat, India. It is prepared by rolling out cooked chickpea flour and yogurt mixture into swirls. My neighbors back home are from Gujarat and it was always on their party menus. Back then, I did not really care much for it and I barely […]

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