Lehsua (Lasora / Gunda/Sebestan Plum ) Lasora or Sabestan Plum bears edible mucilaginous fruits (drupes) with sweet taste. The sticky white substance from the fruits can be extracted and as used as glue. Fruits can be eaten fresh, dry and pickled. This is a very seasonal fruit and is found only in the months of…

Flat Beans ( papdi/ saem/ broad Beans) 200 gms flat Beans 1/2 cup coriander chopped 1/4 tsp pepper powder 2 cloves garlic minced Salt 2 tsp olive oil 1 tsp lemon juice 2 tsps Kair ( capers) 1/2 tsp sugar Wash the beans , remove the threads from both the sides of the beans. Chop…

Khandvi It’s normally made in a Kadhai and it takes really long. but this time I made it in the microwave following Ma’am Tarla Dalal’s recipe. It was quick and easy. A Gujju snack that I love and can have it ( no devour ) at anytime. 1 cup Besan 3 cups thin buttermilk (…

Karonda Ka Achaar A quick pickle. No need to mature and store. Make it and finish it in 3-4 days These Karondas were green and tender. 200 gms Karonda 8-10 green chillies Salt about 1 1/2 tsp or more Red chilli powder 1 tsp 3/4 tsp panch phoron ( nigella seeds, Methi seeds seeds, fennel,…

Mango Basundi As the mangoes have hit the market in a huge way umpteen recipes start churning up in the mind and there is no Dirth of options specially if you have guests. Make your dessert at home. Easy peasy and delicious. 1 ltr full cream milk 2 tbsp milk to soak the saffron 1/2…

Moonglet Heard about this Delhi street food from my DIL Prachi Agarwal Did a quick search on YouTube and found Mr.Kapils video. Put two and two together and tried my had at it. 1/2 cup Chana Dal 1/2 cup Moong Dal 1 tbsp ginger green chilli paste Salt to taste 1/2 tsp eno fruit salt…

Biscuit Paratha 1 cup Maida 1/2 cup Sooji 1/2 tsp saunf 1/4 tsp ajwain 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 tsp Chilli flakes 4 tbsp ghee Sugar 1 tsp Milk. ( to bind the dough) Mix all the ingredients in the flour and make a stiff dough adding milk . Cover with a wet muslin cloth and…

Jhatpat Fatafat Tandoori Alu No marination required. If one wants that crispy Tandoori look bake it. I didn’t. 1 kg baby potatoes boiled 2 tbsp mustard oil 1 tbsp ginger paste 1 tbsp garlic paste 1 1/2 tsp green chilli paste( or more as per taste) 1 tbsp red chilli powder 200 mlcream 1 tsp…

Chana Dal Chilla A level above the regular Moong Dal chilla and even more delectable. 3/4 cup Chana Dal 1/4 cup Moong Dal Pinch of hing 2-3 green chillies 1” ginger 2 cloves garlic 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander Salt to taste Finely sliced onions Green chillies chopped Wash and soak both the Dals together…

Kairi / Raw Mango Coriander Rice We’ve all heard of and been making lemon coriander But since I hadKairi ki Chutney lying in my fridge which I’d made just the other day and some boiled rice I gave it a shot and believe me it was marvellous , Fabulous. One could even add peanuts but…

Patala Poha Chiwda/ Nagpuri Chiwda Namkeen This is one Namkeen I’ve always loved. 2 cups Patal Poha 2-3 tbsp oil 1/4 cup peanuts/ cashews/dried coconut flakes/ chana ( use all or as many dried ingredients as you want adjust the quatities A few curry leaves 1/2 tsp rai 4-5 green chillies chopped 1/2 tsp turmeric…

Khamang Kakdi RC Chef Niru Gupta Found this recipe on the net. MDe it and really enjoyed it. Though it was a bit too spicy for my palate. Adjust the chillies according to taste. She had chopped the cucumbers but since I found very tender tiny cucumbers about 2” long I just sliced them. Few…