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Popcorn popped in the Instant Pot, ready in just 5 minutes… Yet another reason to love and embrace Instant Pot. Making popcorn from scratch is a breeze now. I was super excited to make the popcorn in the Instant pot. All I had to do was melt the coconut oil and butter, saute the corn kernels for a minute, cover the pot with a glass lid and then watch the popping...

A healthy snack using chickpeas that’s rich in protein and fiber made in the Instant Pot… Yes, I’m still obsessed with Instant Pot and have been making a lot of dishes in it. The other day, I cooked chick peas in the Instant Pot. I didn’t even soak the chickpeas in water, I put the dried chickpeas in the instant pot along with water and cooked...

Onion Samosa, a popular street snack in Hyderabad… These are also called Irani samosas as they are sold in Irani cafes and tea shops. Onion samosas are also sold at most college and hospital canteens in Kerala. I’ve had these from my college canteen, tasted so crispy and the onion filling was delicious that I ended up having many in one sitting. These...

Ghee roasted plantain, vermicelli, coconut, egg and cashew nuts, combined together to make this incredibly delicious cutlets… I’ve posted many recipes using plantain as I’m a die hard fan of plantain. So glad that plantains are always available at the Canadian grocery store that I shop every week. I try to make something different out of plantains...

  Mutta Surka- Fried savoury rice and egg snacks… In Spring and in Fall, most days can be gloomy and rainy. On rainy days, I get the craving to have fried snacks, especially Kerala snacks. In Kerala, it’s quite a normal routine to serve some kind of snacks along with tea in the evening. Yesterday, it had been drizzling the whole day. I worked from home...

Crunchy South Indian snack made with rice flour and gram flour or besan… Yesterday, I had a craving for murukku, so I went ahead and made it. It turned crunchy and I felt really good. I’d tried making murukku twice before- once with rice flour and urad dal flour and the second time I added beetroot puree to the rice flour. Both kinds turned out great....

Crispy Kale fritters or pakoras, perfect as an evening snack with a cup of cardamom tea… Kale has been one of my staple greens, I add them to my salads, curries, smoothies, couscous, Kerala style thoran or kale stir fry with grated coconut, scrambled eggs etc etc…The other day, I made fritters or pakoras out of kale and I loved how crispy and crunchy...

Ripe plantains roasted in ghee, mesmerizing aroma and delicious taste… Among all the plantain snacks, this is my most favorite. Growing up in Kerala, where plantains are abundantly available, many kinds of snacks are made with it and devoured. One of the easiest plantain snacks you can make is this ghee roasted plantain. You have to make sure that the plantain...

Panipuri, a popular street food in North India gobbled up by all with so much greed… Panipuris are also called Golgappas and are quite popular in North India, these are sold by street vendors and you will see a huge line up before the food carts. While growing up in Kerala, I didn’t get a chance to taste panipuri as it’s not popular over there....

Shredded carrots combined with spices and gram flour, made into fritters or vada, a perfect evening snack… One of the popular evening snacks in South India is Onion vada or fritters. Onion vada with a cup of cardamom tea can turn your evenings into a beautiful one. If it’s a rainy day, then the beauty is beyond words. In my place, Spring is still in slumber...