Saturday, March 13, 2021

Dal Pakwan (Spiced split chickpeas served with fried crispy flat bread)


Dal Pakwan is a delicious Sindhi breakfast recipe. Spiced split chickpea is served with fried crispy flatbread which comes close to the Indian snack "Mathri". The fried crispy flatbread or "Pakwan" can be prepared well in advance and stored in an air tight container. The "dal" portion of the dish can be prepared on the day of serving. This is a protein rich dish that will keep you full for a long time.

Monday, December 28, 2020

Kanda bhajia- Mumbai style / Onion fritters


One of the most popular street food in Mumbai is "Kanda Bhajia" or in simple terms Onion fritters. The trick to making this delicious snack is to finely slice the onions. I found that red onions work very well.  I have used chickpea flour to bind the onions. I added a very small quantity of rice flour to enhance the crispness. If you don't have rice flour, you can use corn starch too.

So let's jump to the recipe...


  • Onion (peeled and thinly sliced): 2 cups  //I have used red onions
  • Chickpea flour / Besan : 3/4 cup
  • Rice flour : 2 tbsp
  • Crushed coriander seeds : 1 tbsp // I have used a mortar and pestle to crush the seeds
  • Asafoetida / Hing : 1/4 tsp // skip this if you want the recipe glutenfree
  • Salt as per taste
  • Turmeric powder /Haldi : 1/4 tsp
  • Red chili powder : 1/4 tsp
  • Oil : 2 tsp + more for deep frying
  • Sprinkle salt on the thinly sliced onions and set it aside for 15 minutes. It will start releasing water.

  • Once the onions have released the water, add the turmeric powder, red chili powder, asafoetida, chickpea flour, rice flour , 2 tsp oil and crushed coriander seeds. Mix well. If the mixture seems too dry, sprinkle a few drops of water. Check the salt.

  • Heat oil. When hot, take small lumps of the mixture and add it to the oil. Cook well on both sides until it attains a golden color.

  • Serve hot with chutney of choice or ketchup with hot ginger tea.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Dudhi Muthiya/bottle gourd muthiya

Dudhi Muthiya is a delicious and very tasty yet very healthy snack. This when pair with spicy cilantro mint chutney and a cup of chai will just teleport you into a world of flavors:)
Although the process is a little elaborate, its pretty easy to do. The recipe in a nut shell is make the dough, steam it, cut in to discs and finally temper and shallow fry it.You can make the recipe vegan by substituting yogurt with lemon juice.