Tag Archives: Besan

Mirchi Bhaji (Green Chilly Fritters)

chile-verde-25761282883202b2qsHere comes mouth watering hot snack which is very popular and liked by all category of people. Basically, mirchi bhaji is a combination of two hindi words. Green chilly is known as Mirchi (actually it is hari mirch) and fritter is know as bhaji in Hindi (Indian national language). Mirchi bhaji is a well known street side food in all most all southern states of India. Mirchi bhaji is a hot and spicy tea time snack, the ingredients of which are green chillies and gram flour. This dish is prepared in different ways in different regions of India. I am preparing this dish using little bit spices which are good for health and enhance the taste of mirchi bhaji. I saw my uncle preparing this dish, I learnt it from him. You have to choose green chillies very carefully. They should be light green in colour and little bit thick in dimension and of course should be fresh. You will be happy to know that it consumes very less time for preparation and is very easy to prepare. Let’s see how to prepare hot and spicy mirchi bhaji.   Continue reading →

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Palak Pakoda ( Spinach Fritters )

Pile of baby spinachThis is an Indian snack, which is one of the very popular snacks. It is made from Palak/Spinach and Gram flour. I am using some spices to enhance the taste of the dish. Spinach is a versatile vegetable that is popular worldwide. Nearly every cuisine features it. It is a shiny green leafy vegetable, which is believed to have originated in Asia. Spinach has got a strong and very pleasant flavour. Spinach is rich in Vitamin A and is a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, folic acid,Calcium and iron. Palak pakoda can be prepared instantly, it does not require much time for preparation as such. It is easy for bigginner as well, all you have to do is – you have to mix the ingredients in proper proportions as I mention here. Whenever you feel of having hot and spicy snacks, you can prepare this snack immediately without taking much time. It can be served as starter or as evening tea time snack. Even, in South Indian houses, this dish is served for lunch as side snack in festivals. Let’s see the preparation of hot and spicy palak pakoda.   Continue reading →

Besan Ladoo (Chickpeas Gram Flour Roundels)

besan-flour-and-dalFestival season has started, many types of sweet dishes are prepared, of them, besan ladoo is predominant. Besan ladoo is very well known sweet dish in India and this dish is liked by persons of all age group. This dish is, unanimously, known as besan ladoo all over our country (India). Basically,this dish is made from besan (gram flour/chickpeas gram flour), sugar and ghee(clarified butter). I am using khoya (mawa/dried milk) for better taste. It is not necessary to use khoya, if you don’t want to use it, you can prepare this dish without using khoya . You will be happy to know that, I am going to show you the very easy method of preparing besan lodoo. You will love to prepare this dish again and again. Let’s see the preparation of delicious besan ladoo.   Continue reading →

HEEREKAI BHAJJI (RIDGE GOURD FRITTERS/TURAI PAKODA)

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MASALA GROUNDNUTS (SPICY PEANUTS)

This is a spicy dish recipe made from ground nuts and other spices. These masala groundnuts are served as tea time snacks or time pass snacks. These are very healthy and tasty. They can be stored for more than 1 month. Groundnuts provide 30 essential nutrients. They are antioxidants and are also naturally free of fats and sodium. The preparation is easy and takes less time. Let’s see how to prepare spicy groundnuts. Continue reading →

ALOO PARATHA

This is a North Indian dish, which is served as main course of the meals. This is one of the most likeable dishes, this can even be served for breakfast as well. This dish is prepared from wheat flour and potatoes. Potato is rich in carbohydrates and also it is a good source of dietary energy. Potato is low in fat, but preparing and serving with high-fat ingredients increases the caloric value of the dish.

This is very spicy and tasty. It is very good for children. It increases consumption and appetite in children. There are many ways of preparing this dish. I am going to show here the easiest method of preparing this tasty dish. It doesn’t take much time.   Continue reading →