Friday 17 May 2019


Khandvi is a very light and delicate Gujrati snack. I am a Punjabi, I tried many times to make it perfectly.Soif you are making it for the first time be patient if it doesn't come out well in first trial. Keep on trying and you will definitely be able to make it.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 12-15 minutes
Serves: 4-6


For Khandvi

1 Cup Besan/ Chikpea Flour
1 Cup Curd
2 Cup water
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 Tsp salt or to taste
Paste of 1" ginger and 1-2 green chilis
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp Powdered sugar
a pinch of asafotida powder
oil for greasing

 For filling:

3-4 tbsp Grated Coconut
2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

For tempering:

2 tbsp oil
1 tsp rai/ mustard seeds
a pinch of asafotida
few curry leaves


  1. Grease the back of 3-4 thalis with little oil and keep aside.
  2. Mix all the ingredients listed under kandvi except oil and mix well. There shouldn't be any lumps in the batter so if required beat it with the help of a hand blender and then strain the mixture through a sieve.
  3. Transfer the mixture in a non stick Wok(kadahi) and switch on the gas.
  4. Stir it continuously on high flame with the help of a wired steel whisk till you see the formation of lumps or the mixture starts to thicken.
  5. Turn the flame to low and cook further for 9-10 minutes stirring continuously.
  6. Spread a spoonful of batter on the greased thali and try to roll if it starts rolling then switch of the gas otherwise cook further for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Immediately pour a portion approximately 1/2 cup of mixture on the greased Thali and spread the mixture in a circular motion into a thin layer with the help of a spatula or scraper.
  8. Repeat the same process on the remaining thalis.
  9. Sprinkle grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves on all the thalis sparingly.
  10. Cut into equal sized strips and roll each strip gently.
  11. Arrange the pieces in a serving plate of bowl of your choice.Handle the rolls carefully as they are very delicate.
  12. Heat oil in a tadka pan and add asafotida powder , mustard seeds and curry leaves and as they crackle pour the tempering over the prepared khandvis.
  13. You can garnish the kandvi with some grated coconut, chopped coriander leaves and pomegranate seeds.
  14. Serve cold or on room temperature along with tamarind chuttney, green chuttney or ketchup.

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Wednesday 8 May 2019



4 slices of bread
1 cup curd
1/2 cup semolina/sooji/rava
1 cup finely chopped veges onion,capsicum, red and yellow bell peppers,carrots,tomato etc. as per choice or availability
1 green chili finely chopped
salt and pepper powder to taste
oil or butter for shallow frying

  1. Combine rava,curd,chopped veges, green chili salt and pepper in a bowl.
  2. Keep the mixture aside for 10-15 minutes . If it become too hard then you can add a little water.
  3. Spread the mixture over the bread slices.
  4. Toast the bread slices on a greased tava from both sides until crisp and brown in color and serve hot along with ketchup.
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Friday 3 May 2019

For the saag:
3 cups beetroot leaves
1 choppedbeetroot
3 medium sized tomatoes, chopped
1 inch ginger, chopped
2 green chilies, chopped
4-5 garlic, chopped

2 tbsp maize flour or chick pea flour(besan)
1 tbsp salt or as per taste

for the tempering per serving* :
1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
1 to 2 tbsp pure ghee
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2 tbsp tomato puree or 1 tsp dry mango powder
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1/4 tsp asafoetida powder
1/2 tsp sabzi masala or kitchen king
1 tsp dry fenugreek leaves powder

  1. Firstly clean and chop beetroot leaves then wash them well 
  2. Put them in a pressure cooker and add all the ingredients listed under saag except for maize flour.
  3. Cover the pressure cooker and after first whistle simmer the gas and cook for  half an hour.
  4. When the pressure releases pour the maize flour dissolved in 1/2 cup of water in the boiled leaves.
  5. Now with the help of a blender puree the saag and blend till smooth.
  6. Cook for another 10-15 minutes covered with a lid stirring occasionally.
  7. In another small pan, heat ghee add cumin seeds,asafoetida powder and the chopped onions and fry them till light brown.
  8. Add the tomato puree and cook for 2 minutes add all the spices and stir for a while.
  9. Now add the prepared saag. stir and simmer for a couple of minutes ,stirring occasionally.Check for salt and if required add some more.
  10. Serve beetroot leaves saag hot with a dollop of butter on the saag with makki di roti and gur.
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