Namak-Pare/Nimki (Salted APF Crackers/diamond Cuts)


Namak Pare/Nimki are fried snacks which are usually prepared on festive seasons like Holi or Diwali. But these can also be made on day to day occasion and can be stored to serve as anytime snacks or to any special guests arrived. These have some similarity to Mathri or Methi Mathri in its dough preparation…

Diwali’s Message & Diwali Recipes-


I wish y’all a very Happy, safe, pollution-free and a tasty Diwali. Look your best with your festivity inspired stylo-attires, brighten up your surroundings with joy, diwali lights & diyas; let this diwali be cracker-less and pollution-free; design a beautiful rangoli; do poojas-rituals n all for God’s blessings; gift & wish others & get back…

Yam Vada


.Yam Vada or Elephant Yam Vada/Vadai which I made a while ago were shaped like Donuts and if shaped like pattice or nibbles, they can be said as Yam cutlets or like its kebabs or its shallow fried fritters/nibbles. All in all one simple name given to it, is Yam Vada. In North India, in…

Kasuri Mathri/ Methi Mathri


Kasuri Mathri or Methi Mathri is a kind of Mathri flavoured with dry fenugreek (Methi) leaves (also k/a Kasuri Methi) in milder portion. I had prepared these on the day of Diwali as a part of festive menu, they were absolute delish therefore I thought to share at the earliest but due to pre-engaged post…

Panchratan Namkeen Mixture


Panchratan Namkeen Mixture is a Snacky Mixture of Foxnuts-Corn Chiwda with flattened rice, cashew nuts and raisins flavoured with my exclusively created, tried & tasted seasoning-spice mix. Panchratan (Panch-means Five & Ratan-means Jewels) is the name I have given to this mixture of five ingredients which are like jewels of this delicacy, the splendid five…

Khurma or Shakkar-Para (Sugar Coated Diamond Cuts)


In the preparations of Diwali, everyone is looking busy in buying new ensembles, accessories, gifts & other festive stuffs; preparing storable festive munchies; cleaning & giving new look to home etc etc. So many things required to be done rightly to enjoy each bit of festivity to the fullest and everybody wants it. Don’t we?…

Balushahi (Sugar glazed Indian Donuts)


Balushahi (pronounced as Baalooshahi) is a traditional sweet from North India prepared on auspicious occasions. Now days when festive fever has caught us all Indian I couldn’t resist to make it in advance for Diwali as it is a storable sweet for 15-20 days. Balushahi is also popular as Badushah or Bhadushah in South India….

Festive Season’s Special Recipes


Diwali, one of the grand festivals of Indians is just round the corner & festive season has already been welcomed by us since the beginning of Durga Puja. Several regional auspicious festivals are lined up one after other in a series now on wards. Food is considered one of the significant parts of each celebration…

Punjabi Kadhi


Punjabi Kadhi! Who doesn’t know about this famous traditional dish from Punjabi Cuisine; not only popular in Punjab or North India, it is well known for its flavorsome taste in whole India & outside also. Kadhi or Kadhi Pakodi is a side dish with two inseparable bonding portions of Pakodi & Kadhi. Pakodi-s are fluffy…

Lauki-Halwa/ Bottle-Gourd Pudding (Three Ingredients Recipe)


Lauki halwa is a dessert with bottle-gourd like pudding but the one I am sharing here, is actually a vegan (no animal/animal derived products)-form of pudding without milk inclusion. And as vegan option vegetable/olive oil can be used in place of desi ghee/clarified butter. Lauki is a Hindi name to Bottle gourd and other popular…

Sago/Sabudana Khichdi


Sago/Sabudana Khichdi is a very common fasting/vrat dish prepared on various festive fasting days or during continuous fasting series of nine days like Navaratri. I don’t keep fasts for 9 long days or I say like this, I can’t keep 😉 😦  …… but have full faith in Goddess Durga. May we all remain blessed…

Seviyan Kheer or Vermicelli Pudding


Seviyan kheer is a pudding made with vermicelli in sweetened milk. It is relished as a special dessert of various festivals in India; among which Eid-ul-fitr/Eid and Raksha Bandhan are the festivals that manifest the exceptionally significant place of this dessert in the festive meal-menu. The ongoing days of Ramazan month end with Eid-ul-fitr festival…