Vegetarian' Recipes

Chilla (Savoury Pancake)
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Chillas are savoury Indian pancakes. They can be eaten for breakfast or as a snack. You can serve them plain, add fillings of your choice, sandwich them between slices of bread or roll into a chapatti. Serve with mint chutney or tomato ketchup.


Added on Thursday, 05 September 2013 by Manisha Sharma

Fried Potato Puffs (Aloo Kachori)
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A delicious and filling snack that's crisp on the outside with a soft bite inside. This recipe is by Renuka Gandhi, my friend’s mother, and the key to its success is her homemade garam masala. Measurements are for 20 kachoris.



Added on Thursday, 05 September 2013 by Manisha Sharma

Steamed Colocassia Leaves Layered with Spiced Gram Flour (Patra)
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This is the recipe for a popular Gujarati snack shared by my dear friend Raj's mom. Healthy and delicious, Patra can be made ahead of serving time and simply heated for 20-30 seconds in the microwave and tempered once your guests arrive.



Added on Saturday, 28 September 2013 by Manisha Sharma

Sugar-coated Nuts
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  • Vegetarian
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  • Cooking time:  15m

If you're a mother, you know what it's like to have kids who are home all day during winter or summer break and get hunger pangs every other hour! When I was young, along with snacks like mathri, kachoris and laddoos, my mother would make batches of sugar-coated peanuts as well. This was before the era of potato chips and Doritos, when snacks could still potentially be healthy! This is my mother's very own recipe of sugar-coated peanuts. You can substitute peanuts with almonds, walnuts, pecans and hazelnuts.


Added on Monday, 30 September 2013 by Manisha Sharma