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Corn Bhel

When I get lazy and want to a quick, healthy, delicious and oh-so-simple snack, the corn bhel  rules the list as an all time favorite. Preparation Time : 15 mins. Cooking Time : 5 mins. Serves 4. Ingredients 1½ cups boiled tender corn kernels 2 medium potatoes, boiled and cut into cubes 1 teaspoon cumin seeds […]

Paneer & Vegetable Kebabs

  Paneer Vegetable Kebabs I love Paneer (Indian cheese). It’s a great source of protein and makes a change from the usual beef or chicken kebabs. The recipe below is one of my favorites, it’s one my mother passed my way. As always, I made some minor changes to make it easier for the home. I […]

Curried Roti Roll

Makes 8 Roti Wraps Summer is a time for light meals. I usually find that the heat always reduces my appetite. This recipe is a simple twenty minute process so we can enjoy the long summer evenings. Personally I enjoy this with some shredded cheese and hot garlic chili sauce. Ingredients 1/2 cup olive oil […]

Mind Your Manners

Styles of eating differ between Hindus and Muslims.  Hindus usually take their meals individually, a feature that may have developed as a result of rules regulating eating practices across castes.  The Muslim stress on brotherhood spilled into custom as communal eating is the norm.  A dastur khan, a form of tablecloth, is spread on the […]

Street Food Glossary

Aloo Tikki: mashed potato patties Bhaji: vegetables such as eggplant, potato, okra or peas that are steamed then mashed and sauteed in ghee Bhelpuri: a dry mix of potatoes, chickpeas, nuts and tamarind chutney eaten with a puri Chaat: snack food Chapatti: also called roti, unleavened bread cooked on a tawa Chole: spiced chickpeas Dhahi: […]