indian snack


Sundal is a South Indian dish which is usually made during Navarathri or vinayaka chathurti celebrations as an offering for god.  It is made with dry legumes.  You can make sundal with all kinds of legumes including, black or white chana, peanuts, green peas, rajma and many others.  It is very easy to prepare, tasty and healthy.  Since we are making use of dry chana, it is very important to

dates peanut ladoo

Dates and peanut ladoo is a best example of a sweet that taste really good and is also very easy to prepare.  I am always looking for new recipes that work well as a treat, is healthy but don’t contain too much sugar.  These can be served as mid-morning snack for kids.  This is very easy to prepare at home and is very healthy snack for kids.  This is a very

vermicelli pakoda

Semiya pakoda is a tasty crunchy snack prepared with semiya or vermicelli.  Vermicelli is very popular in Indian cuisine and there are various dishes like vermicelli upma, vermicelli payasam, kesari, and many other dishes prepared with semiya.  This recipe makes use of vermicelli and potatoes as the main ingredient.  I have made use of rice flour here as rice flour gives a crunchiness which we expect from pakodas.  This can be

puttu upma

Puttu ularthiyathu / puttu upma is a traditional Kerala dish which can be prepared from fresh puttu or left over puttu.  I have already shared the recipe of puttu.  Puttu is a traditional breakfast dish in Kerala and is served with pazham which means banana and papad or with kadala curry (black chickpeas curry).  Puttu with kadala curry is a very tasty combination.  But sometimes at home, we have some

vermicelli upma

    Semiya upma / vermicelli upma is a popular South Indian breakfast dish.  It is made from vermicelli, mixed vegetables and other spices.  I try this recipe very often and is a hit in my family.  This is a very simple version of vermicelli upma with loads of vegetables and no extra spice powders added to it.  Not only for breakfast, it is great for snack also. In this

How to Make Peanut Sesame Ladoo

Today’s recipe is a very healthy, tasty and easy to make ladoo.  This recipe makes use of very few ingredients namely – peanuts, sesame seeds and jaggery.  In this recipe, I have finely powdered peanuts and sesame seeds, but if you want it to be crunchy, then grind all the ingredients coarsely.  This will give you a nutty taste of sesame and peanuts.  There is no need of any oil