Healthy Beetroot Spinach Tikkis / Cutlets

A healthy vegetarian appetizer dish that will satisfy your spicy cravings for a light snack. These flavorful patties are prepared by a delectable combination of colorful beets & leafy spinach using Indian spices.     Ingredients: Beetroot – 1, finely grated Spinach – 1 cup, finely chopped Onion – 1, finely chopped Bread slices – 6,

Vazhakka Bajji / Indian Style Raw Banana Fritters

A very popular evening street food snack that is perfect for a rainy or lazy day!   Ingredients: Vazhakkai / Raw Banana – 1, peeled and cut vertically into thin slices Besan / gram flour – 1 cup Rice flour – 1 tbsp Tumeric powder- 1/2 tsp Red Chili powder – 2 tsp Asafetida powder

Areeram- Traditional Malabar Style Sweet Donuts

If your taste buds are craving for something crispy and crunchy, try these special nadan Malabari donut-shaped dumplings that tastes absolutely delicious & flavorful.   Ingredients: Raw rice -2 cups Freshly grated coconut – 1/2 cup Shallots/small red onions – 4, finely chopped (optional) Jaggery- ¼ kg Cardamom powder- ¼ tsp Water- As needed Oil-

Zucchini Pakora / Indian Style Spiced Crispy Zucchini Fritters

Also known as “Courgettes” –  Zucchini is a summer squash. These fragrant spicy little bundles of joy are a perfect teatime snack that can be prepared easily.    Ingredients: Zucchini- 1 large, thinly sliced lengthwise Cornflour – 2 tbsp All-purpose flour – 1/2 cup Gram flour/chickpea flour/besan flour – 1/2 cup Garam masala – 1/2 tsp Turmeric-

Biryani Pakoda (Pakora) / Leftover Biryani Fritters

This is a great way to use leftover biryani and is an instant crispy teatime snack that is perfect for rainy days.    Ingredients: Leftover biriyani – 1 cup Onion – 1, finely chopped Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Green chilies- 2, finely chopped Ginger-garlic paste – 1/2 tsp Rice powder – 1/4 cup Boiled Potato

Caramelized Banana Nuts Sandwich

A mixture of sweet caramelized bananas, sweet coconut, and cashew nuts, stuffed into bread crisped up with butter. This little treat is quick and easy to whip up and is addictively good!   Ingredients: Ripe Bananas – 3 small Freshly grated coconut – 1 cup Sugar – 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp sugar Cardamom powder –

Aloo Pakora (Bajji) / Indian Street Food Style Potato Fritters

Ingredients: Potatoes – 2 medium Gram flour/Besan powder – 1/2 cup Rice flour – 2 tbsp Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp Red chili powder – 1 tsp Ginger-garlic paste – 1/2 tsp Baking soda – A pinch (optional) Salt – To taste Water – As needed Oil – As needed for frying Method: Wash the potatoes.

Cauliflower Bajias/ Cauliflower fritters

A delicious way to prepare cauliflower with leftover dosa batter. The light, golden-brown crisp cauliflower fritters are a delicious vegetarian snack.   Ingredients: Cauliflower  – 1 large, cut into bite size florets Dosa batter  – 2 cups Chickpea flour/Kadalamavu/Besan flour – 1/2 cup Chili powder – 1/2 tsp Oil for frying Salt- As needed Method: Wash