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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...

Cappuccino flavored biscotti makes a perfectly crunchy evening snack… Who wouldn’t love something sweet and crunchy along with a cup of coffee or tea??? This cappuccino biscotti is perfect with a cup of coffee or cappuccino or even tea. The difference between a cookie and biscotti is that biscottis are double baked, that’s what makes it crunchy...

Ripe bananas are transformed into delicious fritters… I had a couple of over-ripe bananas that had developed black spots on the skin. I don’t like to eat the over ripe bananas, I usually turn them into smoothies or milkshakes. It is said that over-ripe bananas that have black spots on the skin helps to fight cancer. So, don’t throw the over ripe...

Murukku is a South Indian crunchy snack, by adding beetroot puree it got colorful and tasted great… Diwali is around the corner and my FB news feed has been bombarded with pictures of Diwali snacks posted by my fellow food bloggers, celebrity Indian chefs and other food enthusiasts. I love all kinds of Indian sweets and snacks, especially burfis, pedas and...

Chicken, carrot, mushrooms and potatoes combined with Asian sauces, made into patties and pan fried, delicious cutlets loved by everyone… Chicken or veggie cutlets are popular evening snacks in South India. Deep fried and crispy cutlets are a delightful treat to both kids and adults. The other day, while making cutlets I stepped out of my comfort zone and made...

Banana peppers or Mulagu bhaji stuffed with chicken masala, perfect evening snack on a rainy day… It’s hard to believe it’s Summer, the rain that started in Spring hasn’t slowed down yet. We’ve been getting rain at least twice a week, no complaints whatsoever as I’m enjoying rain like never before. I used to dislike rain as the...

Bread stuffed with chicken masala and cooked in a pan, more like a savory bread cake, this is known as Bread pola… I’d already shared the recipe for making Kai pola (with plantain) and Erachi Pola (bread is made into a batter and cooked with chicken filling). The other day, while talking with my sister about some snack ideas, she told me about bread...

Banana and dates combined along with rice flakes and vermicelli, made into cutlets and pan fried, delicious snack… I often make some kind of snack using plantain or dates, mostly I combine these together and make into cutlets. Easy to make and taste delicious. This time, I added bananas instead of plantain. The only difference is that bananas when mashed up...